Round the Horne Compendium

  • by Barry Took, Marty Feldman
  • Narrated by Kenneth Horne, Kenneth Williams
  • 5 hrs and 1 mins
  • Radio/TV Program

Publisher's Summary

A fascinating and hilarious collection of archive rarities - plus two restored episodes - from the much loved BBC radio comedy series starring Kenneth Horne, Kenneth Williams, Hugh Paddick, Betty Marsden and Bill Pertwee.
Round the Horne breathed daring new life over the BBC radio airwaves from 1965 to 1968, a madcap mix of daring double entendres, captivating characters and bawdy badinage. In this exhaustive collection of rare material, two complete episodes - series 1, episode 5 and series 1, episode 15 - are presented complete and remastered alongside a cornucopia of previously unpublished segments from the series' original run. In addition there's a host of rarities from the BBC Sound Archive and other sources, including the cast's appearance on Sounds Familiar and Kenneth Horne's autobiographical turn on The Time of My Life, both from 1968. These are followed by A Tribute to Kenneth Horne from 1969, Round and Round the Horne from 1977 and Horne of Plenty from 2004. There's also a selection of rarely heard interviews with cast and writers, two sketches in celebration of Much Binding in the Marsh and more.

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annoying beeping noise between each chapter

such a shame as I love round the Horne but between each chapter there is a really annoying beep. and seeing as each chapter is just seconds long it gets very distracting
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- Brian King

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-07-2017
  • Publisher: BBC Worldwide Ltd.