Ken Dodd: Comedian and Tax Avoider*, 1989

Ken Dodd’s lawyer at the trial:

“Some accountants are comedians, but comedians are never accountants.”

George Carman QC (Dodd was acquited)

How Ken Dodd began his act after the trial

“Good evening, my name is Kenneth Arthur Dodd; singer, photographic playboy and failed accountant.”

*Dodd had £336,000 in his bedroom in 1989. Today (28th Jan 2015) that equates to £729,441; €976,956; US$ 1,108,816; Brazilian Real 2,850,113

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2 Responses to Ken Dodd: Comedian and Tax Avoider*, 1989

  1. Peter Baxendale says:

    Brilliant, Chris- I take it all his Diddy Men work for HSBC?

  2. anna says:

    Anna adds from Moscow:-

    Interestingly, the prosecuting counsel for the Inland Revenue was Brian Henry Leveson,later Lord Justice Leveson, who recently chaired the inquiry into your so-called press freedoms.

    The Scouse jury verdict was unsurprising.

    Everyone? loves your English sense of humour,epitomised by Mr Dodd:no one likes paying taxes, least of all my fellow Muscovites,the wealthiest of whom now reside in the most exclusive properties in your great capital city.

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