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Comedian Ken Dodd clowning with a surprise member of the audience, Margaret Thatcher

Comedian Ken Dodd clowning with a surprise member of the audience, Margaret Thatcher


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Comedian Ken Dodd clowning with a surprise member of the audience, Margaret Thatcher

Comedian Ken Dodd clowning with a surprise member of the audience, Margaret Thatcher, backstage at the Palladium where his new show The Ken Dodd Laughter Show is on for two weeks. He is pictured with the Prime Minster and her tickling stick. 23rd October 1980

Graham Morris
Daily Mirror
Mirrorpix
London
Greater London
England
DM 80 5494

Media ID 21762586

© Mirrorpix

Backstage Feather Duster Ken Dodd Palladium Tory 1986 Comedian Conservative


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An Unforgettable Encounter: Comedian Ken Dodd Tickles Margaret Thatcher's Funny Bone". In this photo print, we are transported back to the vibrant backstage of the Palladium in October 1980. The legendary comedian Ken Dodd is seen engaging in a delightful moment with an unexpected guest - none other than the formidable Prime Minister herself, Margaret Thatcher. As laughter fills the air, Dodd playfully clowns around with his trademark tickling stick while sharing a lighthearted exchange with Thatcher. This surprising encounter between two influential figures from different worlds captures a unique blend of comedy and politics. Dodd's new show, aptly named "The Ken Dodd Laughter Show" has taken center stage at the Palladium for two weeks, attracting audiences from all walks of life. However, it was on this particular evening that fate intervened and brought together these contrasting personalities. Thatcher's presence adds an intriguing twist to this already remarkable photograph. Known for her conservative policies and strong leadership as Britain's first female Prime Minister, she appears genuinely amused by Dodd's comedic antics. It serves as a reminder that even those in positions of power can appreciate moments of levity amidst their demanding roles. Graham Morris skillfully captures this unforgettable interaction through his lens, immortalizing a rare connection between entertainment and politics. This candid snapshot stands as testament to both Dodd's enduring legacy as one of Britain's most beloved comedians and Thatcher's ability to embrace unexpected moments of joy during her time in office.

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