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Kenneth Williams Finally Honoured with Historical Blue Plaque

The Stage has reported that Carry On star and comedy legend Kenneth Williams has been commemorated with an English Heritage blue plaque. The plaque was unveiled last Saturday (22nd) which would have been his 88th birthday. It has been placed on the wall of Farley Court, an apartment block between Madame Tussauds and Baker Street…

Tears of the Clown?

We hear so much about the “tragic” comics – Tony Hancock, for instance – that the tragedy tends to overshadow the body of work that they leave behind. Of course it makes a good story for the media to talk about lonely comics, holed up in hotel rooms, away from their families and friends, topping…

Round the Horne!

As radio comedies go, there are three which seem to remain popular and outsell all of the other BBC audio comedy releases.  One of these is Round the Horne. Comprising of Kenneth Williams, Bill Pertwee, Hugh Paddick and Betty Marsden, Round the Horne was expertly held together by languid straight man Kenneth Horne.  It was…

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