BBC Two has announced Ken Dodd: How Tickled We Were, a one-off 75-minute documentary about the late comedian and his impact on the world. Sir Ken Dodd’s widow, Lady Anne Dodd, will be interviewed for the documentary.
The BBC describes the documentary thusly:
“Ken Dodd: How Tickled We Were will tell Sir Ken’s story from his boyhood growing up in the 1930’s in Knotty Ash, through his big break into show business and then on to his unrivalled career in entertainment. Poignant and uplifting, the programme will feature interviews with the people who knew Sir Ken best – friends and family in Liverpool and beyond, and his many colleagues, admirers and fellow-performers from the world of entertainment.”
Lady Anne Dodd said this:
“When Ken passed away in the Spring, I was overwhelmed by the outpouring of affection and love for him not only here in Liverpool but all over the nation. I’m delighted therefore that the BBC has chosen to honour Ken’s memory with this special documentary about his life’s work and his unique relationship with the British public. I’m looking forward to working with the producers on what I anticipate will be a very special film.”
We don’t know the release date yet for Ken Dodd: How Tickled We Were, but the BBC has promised that it will air this year.
The BBC has also asked any members of the public with their own stories and memories about Sir Ken to get in touch at this email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
We’ll keep you updated as we hear more.