June 14, 2004
Radio memories

RoundTheHorneRevis.jpgI've been watching Round the Horne Revisited on BBC4 TV, the bloke on the right being the revisited version of Kenneth Horne rather than the original.

Good line:

"His men would follow him anywhere, if only out of morbid curiosity."

Presumably this line was recycled from the original. I used to listen to Round the Horne on the radio when I was a kid, and also to a show which was I think its predecessor, Beyond Our Ken. I knew then that it was all chock full, if you'll pardon the expression, of innuendo, but didn't understand the majority of them. But half the time the fact of innuendo was the joke rather than the actual innuendo itself. Even the fiction of innuendo served perfectly well, i.e. when it only sounded like innuendo.

Kenneth Williams was the master of suggestive gibberish, but they were all pretty good at it.

Posted by Brian Micklethwait at 01:57 AM
Category: RadioTV