An entertainment special for ITV.


Les Dawson: An Audience With That Never Was marked the 20th anniversary of Les Dawson's untimely death in June 1993.

At that time, Les was just two weeks away from recording An Audience With Les Dawson, the latest in a distinguished line of legendary comedic talent to be honoured with an invitation to perform in front of an invited celebrity audience. Les Dawson was following some of the giants of British and international comedy into the Audience With... spotlight, and would have become the latest name on a list that included Billy Connolly, Kenneth Williams, Dame Edna Everage, Mel Brooks, Dudley Moore, Jackie Mason, Bruce Forsyth and Peter Ustinov.

Twenty years later this special tribute told the story of the television event that never was, revisiting the original content planned for that show, and uniquely presented it for a celebrity studio audience specially invited to enjoy the very best of Les Dawson.

Rain Media and Fresh One joined forces with Musion, the world leaders in 3D holographic projection, to produce a "staggeringly realistic" image of Les Dawson performing in his distinctive style - just as he would have done on An Audience With Les Dawson. This was the first time a television special anywhere in the world used the technology as its centrepiece.

Les Dawson: An Audience With That Never Was