The life and work of Les Dawson will be remembered in an ITV documentary tonight. The comedian and actor would have been 90-years-old this year.
The television personality gained recognition for his straight sense of humour and rib-tickling comedy sketches.
Les was born in Manchester on February 2, 1931.
He first started to earn money working in the Co-op before a brief career as a journalist.
Les made his first television appearance in 1967 while appearing on the talent show Opportunity Knocks.
He later hosted a reboot of the show in 1990.
From then, his popularity grew and he was a regular on the small screen and on radio.
The comedian appeared on shows including Dawson’s Weekly, Jokers Wild and Blankety Blank.
Les also hosted his own variety show on BBC on and off for 10 years, named The Les Dawson Show.
He was a writer and released both fiction and non-fiction.
His first fiction book, Cards for the Clubs, was brought out in 1974.
The popular personality published a further seven works of fiction.
Les also released a number of non-fiction books including two autobiographies.