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Round the Horne arrived on BBC radio in 1965, bringing laughter to Sunday lunchtimes throughout the land. Over the course of 16 weekly episodes it carved a niche in the history of broadcast comedy, a sketch show which prodded the boundaries of propriety and innuendo. At its heart was the suave and upstanding Kenneth Horne, around which revolved the multiple naughty personas of Kenneth Williams, Betty Marsden, Hugh Paddick and Bill Pertwee.
Among the parade of regular characters were Julian and Sandy, the camp couple of resting thespians happy to turn their hands to anything; Rambling Syd Rumbo, the musical cordwangler; Fiona and Charles, the passionate duo; and J. Peasemold Gruntfuttock, the world's dirtiest man. Meanwhile regular film parodies, spoof sagas and musical interludes peppered the mix.
In addition to the 16 episodes of series four, this edition also includes the 1967 Christmas special episode 'Cinderfella and the Bona History of Julian and Sandy', in which Maureen Lipman takes a vada at Round the Horne's most flamboyant omipalonies.
Duration: nine hours approx.
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By Michael Sheridan on 04-30-17
GREAT MEMORIES OF ALL THE' ROUND THE HORNE' CAST
These were ground breaking programmes from the 60's...still as funny as they were then 50 years ago....not many comedies from that era are amusing now...and many comedies of today are not at all amusing.
.Many thanks to Audible for making these so easily and cheaply accessible to us...who could have imagined 50 years ago that we could listen to these great comedies on our phones..so many laughs to listen to...
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By Huw Hitchings on 06-23-18
Nanty as bona as it's been
This season is noteable as a lot of change making it less good than earlier.