A showbusiness legend is the focus of today’s Timeout.

Actor and comedian Dick Emery was hugely popular in the 1960s and 1970s.

He was born Richard Gilbert Emery in 1915 and died in 1983 at 67 after a long career.

During his lifetime, he played many shows in Brighton and Hove.

These photos date back to the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s.

He starred in shows such as The Dick Emery Show and Legacy Of Murder, a comedy television series which originally aired on the BBC in 1982.

Glynn Edwards played Henchman in the series, and our action shot onboard the Senlac ferry in Newhaven may have been taken during filming.

Mr Emery is also pictured relaxing on the Senlac and then above with actress Josephine Tewson.

She appeared both on stage and on screen, most notably in sitcoms Keeping Up Appearances and Last of the Summer Wine.

She also appeared on The Dick Emery Show between 1969 and 1979.

The two are pictured here together in character in 1978.

Mr Emery also starred in the pantomime Mother Goose at the Brighton Hippodrome in 1960.

He is also pictured here at the Rottingdean annual fair in 1968, where he looks as if he is signing an autograph for a young boy.

Also in 1968, he starred in the summer show on Brighton’s Palace Pier.

He is photographed here presenting a cheque to a Mr B L Wenham in the same year.

Does anyone know more about these photos? If you do, please get in touch with us.

To see more of our fantastic pictures from yesteryear go to theargus.co.uk/photoarchive.