The fascinating inside story behind two of BBC radio's all-time favourite comedies: 'Beyond Our Ken' and 'Round the Horne'.
Presented by a former BBC Head of Radio Light Entertainment, Jonathan James-Moore
Featuring cast members: Ron Moody and Bill Pertwee. Plus, the son of Beyond Our Ken scriptwriter Eric Merriman - Andy Merriman, Lyn Took - who was married to Barry Took, writer for both series – and the last surviving Round The Horne scriptwriter, Brian Cooke.
Extracts from Kenneth Williams diaries are read by David Benson.
Beyond Our Ken ran for 7 series, while Round The Horne ran for 4. Hear the very first and last editions of both series starring Kenneth Horne, Kenneth Williams, Hugh Paddick, Betty Marsden, Bill Pertwee, Ron Moody, Stanley Unwin and Douglas Smith.
The FIRST Beyond Our Ken - 1st July 1958:
The LAST Beyond Our Ken - 16th July 1964:
The FIRST Round the Horne - 7th March 1965:
The LAST Round The Horne - 9th June 1968:
Producer: Peter Reed
Made for BBC 7 and first broadcast in May 2004.
Jonathan James-Moore's inside story of 'Beyond Our Ken' and 'Round the Horne'.