Doddy Day goes on TV as we remember Sir Ken

Television viewers across the north west were able to join in with our special day celebrating the life of our patron Sir Ken Dodd.

Cameras from ITV Granada Reports were in the studio to record Doddy Day, our tribute to the 90 year old comedian on the day he was laid to rest.

Listeners were able to hear comedy clips, music and memories of the great man throughout the day.

Doddy's close friend Peter Grant and Granada journalist Ann O'Connor joined a number of presenters in sharing his recollections on air.

Mark Wilson, one of our former volunteers, also unearthed an interview he did with Sir Ken during the Knotty Ash garden fete in about 1984.

Listeners to the Coffee Club were amongst the first to hear it in more than three decades.

A report about Doddy Day was broadcast to hundreds of thousands of viewers on ITV that evening.

Listen to the full Coffee Club programme here.

However, the Granada TV cameras were not the only television crew in the Radio Clatterbridge studio this week.

Presenter Dominic Littlewood and the team from the national BBC One show Right On The Money have also been filming at the station.

We'll have more details about that programme in the summer when it is broadcast.

Our thanks to both Wirral University Teaching Hospital and The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre for helping with filming on the wards.


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