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Round the Horne: Complete Series 4

17 Episodes of the Groundbreaking BBC Radio Comedy
Length: 9 hrs and 14 mins
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Summary

Kenneth Horne, Kenneth Williams, Betty Marsden and Hugh Paddick star in 17 episodes of the anarchic 1960s radio comedy, including the 1967 Christmas special.

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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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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Im Julian and this is my friend......

Quality is great for older recordings.

Scripts are most of the time at a very high level, their are older references, like Simon Dee (ceased)
but it's funny.

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not to be missed

hilarious never stopped laughing took me back to my teenage life and I understand Sandy and Jules better now !!

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  • 13-12-19

Genius

This series is genius. And as I have to write more words I’ll just say genius genius genius again.

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Nanty as bona as it's been

This season is noteable as a lot of change making it less good than earlier.

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  • Chenoa Deramus
  • 17-06-20

Love love love Round the Horn! Too funny

They can't write like that now, thank goodness we still have the old pros in this form even though the players are no longer with us.