Tommy Cooper: Not like that, like this

This one-off film focuses on the life of the late Tommy Cooper and the dilemma the much-loved comedian faced when he fell in love with assistant Mary Kay and embarked upon a relationship that would last 17 years.

Tommy was married to Gwen, whom he adored and affectionately nicknamed Dove. Tommy was unable to choose between Dove and Mary, and his untimely death live in front of millions of television viewers during Live From Her Majesty’s on 15 April 1984, meant that he never did.

David Threlfall (Shameless, Nowhere Boy) will play the comedian and Amanda Redman (New Tricks, Little Dorrit) takes the role of Dove.

Key Data

  • Genre : Drama
  • Channel : ITV
  • Target Audience : Female, Upmarket
  • Daypart : Peak