Ken Dodd

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How Dylan’s UK chart run ended in Tears | Brief letters
Brief letters: Ken Dodd | ID cards | Typos | Boris Johnson | Birthday wishes


30, May, 2021 @3:40 PM

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Solutions for tracing and making contacts | Letters
Brief letters: Recruiting tracers | Rules for contact | Men in tights | A ghastly mix-up | Cuckoo calling


17, May, 2020 @5:01 PM

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The Michael Billington archive: highlights from five decades of reviews
Ken Dodd’s laugh riot, Dustin Hoffman as Willy Loman, Lucy Prebble’s dazzling debut and ‘off-with-your kit Harington’ … revisit the hits and flops assessed by our outgoing theatre critic

20, Dec, 2019 @7:49 AM

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Top 10 books about comedy | Louis Barfe
Ken Dodd’s biographer picks his zingers from the literature of laughter-giving

Louis Barfe

04, Dec, 2019 @1:03 PM

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Signed off school with Beatlemania | Brief letters
Brief letters: GKN | National debt | Beatlemania | Hamlet relief | Returning the empties | Offenbach


30, Mar, 2018 @3:29 PM

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'Tatty-bye, Doddy': Liverpool bids farewell to Ken Dodd
Gags, tickling sticks and crowds five deep marked the funeral of the vaudevillian comedian

Helen Pidd North of England editor

28, Mar, 2018 @3:01 PM

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Why we loved the great Ken Dodd | Letters
Letters: Readers salute the vaudevillian comedian and singer, who died on Sunday aged 90


14, Mar, 2018 @4:16 PM

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'Non-stop gagster and comedy scientist': Paul O’Grady, Alan Davies and Frank Cottrell Boyce on Ken Dodd
Paul O’Grady’s family cheered him outside court. Alan Davies couldn’t get a word in over lunch. And he got Frank Cottrell Boyce by the chuckle muscle. Stars remember the brilliantly bizarre comedian

13, Mar, 2018 @6:00 AM

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Ken Dodd, the man from Mirthy-side: a career in clips
From the Diddymen to dissecting northern humour, the Liverpudlian’s sense of absurdity never deserted him

Ben Williams

12, Mar, 2018 @4:31 PM

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Tickling sticks laid in tribute at Ken Dodd's Liverpool home
Fans remember comedy legend who ‘broke the mould’ at house where he was born and died

Frances Perraudin North of England reporter

12, Mar, 2018 @2:11 PM

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'An ordinary guy who was also a comedy genius': readers on Ken Dodd
Following the death of Sir Ken Dodd, we asked you for your tributes and memories of the entertainer

Guardian readers

12, Mar, 2018 @1:22 PM

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Ken Dodd: last of the music-hall maestros
The veteran’s linguistic prowess, outlandish appearance and musical smarts could tickle any audience into a state of collective ecstasy

Michael Billington

12, Mar, 2018 @12:48 PM

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