|Tommy Cooper: Not Like That, Like This|
|Written by||Simon Nye|
|Directed by||Benjamin Caron|
|Starring|| David Threlfall |
|Country of origin||United Kingdom|
|Running time||100 minutes|
Tommy Cooper: Not Like That, Like This is a 2014 television film, made by Left Bank Pictures, about British comedian Tommy Cooper.
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