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Summary

From 1965 to 1968, Round the Horne boldly went where no programme had previously dared, bringing a frenetic mix of wit, satire, parody and downright innuendo to the BBC airwaves. From its roots as a successor to Beyond Our Ken it became an institution, earning a place in the hearts of listeners worldwide and in the annals of radio comedy.

In this special programme, Barry Took, who co-scripted every episode, takes an insider's look back at Round the Horne's evolution. With the help of archive excerpts he reveals how each series was made, from the script writing process through to the heady atmosphere of rehearsal and recording. Along the way he also fondly remembers the colourful personalities of all those involved.

Content warning: the humour in this programme reflects the era in which it was broadcast and may not reflect current attitudes.

©1998, 2001 BBC Worldwide Ltd (P)1998, 2001 BBC Worldwide Ltd

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Wonderful Wonderful

If you know and love Round The Horne this is a fascinating and very entertaining listen.

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excellent episodes with a great narrator

A must have for Round the Horne fans , Barry Took was a perfect narrator.