Les Dennis

Book Shambles Live

Recorded live at the British Library as part of the Chortle Comedy Book Festival Robin chat to actor, comedian and broadcasting icon Les Dennis. They talk about his autobiography, Must the Show Go On and share tales of Little and Large, Tommy Cooper and their like as well as discuss favourite showbiz memoirs before Les and Josie swap stories from when they were both of Celebrity Masterchef.

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Reading List

Les recommends:

No Tears for the Clown by Les Dawson

Ace of Clubs by Les Dawson

A Life in Parts by Bryan Cranston

Somebody by Stefan Kanfer

Josie recommends:

James Acaster’s Classic Scrapes by James Acaster

The Panic Years by Neil Frizzel

Deaf Republic by Ilya Kaminsky

Robin recommends:

Must the Show Go On by Les Dennis

Something Deeply Hidden by Sean Carroll

Fool on the Hill by Max Wall

I’m a Joke and So Are You by Robin Ince

Becoming Johnny Vegas by Johnny Vegas

Happiness and Tears: The Ken Dodd Story by Louis Barfe

Little Goes a Long Way by Syd Little

Butterfly Brain by Barry Cryer

Born Standing Up by Steve Martin

Crying with Laughter by Bob Monkhouse

A Time Before Genesis by Les Dawson

Sing Lofty by Don Estelle

Whitstable by Stephen Volk

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