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Round The Horne. Copyright: BBC.

Round The Horne

Hugely popular sketch show starring Kenneth Horne and co, created by Barry Took and Marty Feldman

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Veronica Vestibule

  • Friday 26th November 2010, 8:55am
  • England
  • 876 posts
Quote: Alfred J Kipper @ November 26 2010, 8:43 AM GMT

:) Was that Kenneth Williams?


It was indeed.

A man happily unfamiliar with posset-based pleasures.

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Agnes Guano

  • Friday 26th November 2010, 10:04am [Edited]
  • Tediumcester, England
  • 541 posts

Playing this the other day, I do love a bit of Syd: Image

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Afinkawan

  • Friday 26th November 2010, 10:15am
  • Huddersfield, England
  • 2,302 posts

Beyond Our Ken/Round The Horne is easily some of the funniest stuff ever recorded.

I went to see the Round the Horne stage show some years back and it was also great.

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Charlie Boy

  • Thursday 20th January 2011, 7:57pm
  • Edinburgh, Scotland
  • 548 posts

Superior to any radio comedies on now!

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Agnes Guano

  • Thursday 20th January 2011, 9:37pm
  • Tediumcester, England
  • 541 posts

Has anybody else read Born Brilliant? It is truly an exceptionally rare and remarkable book that I would recommend to any British comedy fan.

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Agnes Guano

  • Thursday 20th January 2011, 11:57pm [Edited]
  • Tediumcester, England
  • 541 posts

Most of the Rambling Syd songs were also released on two EPs, a green one below and volume two, exactly the same but red, and a record which I still need to take a shot of:

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There are a few Julian and Sandy & Round the Horne records as well but again you know, the old excuses and that, I need a good source of natural sunlight and a bit of spare time to take photos. Not this perpetual sodding twilight! Instead I can only offer this from the inspirational Merriman scripted precursor show:

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And if you're really good you can listen to The Ballad of the Royal Scottish Pretender (Posselwaite Lament) :

http://soundcloud.com/agnes-guano/royal-scottish-pretender-kenneth-williams

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Agnes Guano

  • Wednesday 9th February 2011, 12:52am
  • Tediumcester, England
  • 541 posts

As promised, volume 2, the red one:

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And yes... it's exactly the same as the green one, only it's red. Sigh.

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Agnes Guano

  • Monday 14th February 2011, 11:20am
  • Tediumcester, England
  • 541 posts

There was an hour or two of sunlight breaking through the gloom at the weekend so I finally took some photos of my Round the Horne records:

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Baumski

  • Monday 14th February 2011, 12:53pm [Edited]
  • England
  • 1,583 posts

An absolutely brilliant series made possible by an excellent team of writers including Barry Took, Marty Feldman and Johnnie Mortimer who later went on to write 'Man about the House', 'Never the Twain', 'Robin's Nest' and 'George and Mildred'.

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Agnes Guano

  • Monday 14th February 2011, 1:39pm
  • Tediumcester, England
  • 541 posts
Quote: Griff @ February 14 2011, 11:27 AM GMT

These record covers (and the ones you post on the Comedy Records thread) are brilliant Agnes. Do keep them coming.


Happy to share!

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Tim Azure

  • Thursday 3rd January 2013, 10:48pm
  • Kent, England
  • 2,037 posts

I'd like to see more of Lady Counterblast, nee Clissold and her butler Spasm. Shame she was only in the first series. It was all Master Spy and Armpit Theatre after that.

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Tim Azure

  • Thursday 31st January 2013, 8:50am [Edited]
  • Kent, England
  • 2,037 posts
Quote: Eric Pode @ January 29 2013, 8:39 PM GMT

Kenneth Williams played a character called J Peasemould Grundfuttock in Round The Horne. I am sure this character inspired Andrew Marshall and David Renwick to create Eric Pode Of Croydon for their cult Radio 4 series The Burkiss Way, as he is very similar. A cross between J Peasemould and William "Mate" Cobblers of The Goons.


Funny, I thought Eric Pode was a real person...

Gruntfuttock may have been caused by the marriage between the Grunts and the Futtocks, or from Harold Pinter's caretaker tramp character.

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A Horseradish

  • Tuesday 9th February 2016, 10:21pm [Edited]
  • United Kingdom
  • 6,459 posts

Does anyone agree that the RTH character Seamus Android sounds - loosely - like the late Terry Wogan. I am a bit intrigued by the similarity because in 1967 when the penultimate series of RTH was broadcast Wogan was only 30 and he may not have presented outside Ireland at that time. I would welcome further relevant information.

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Paul Wimsett

  • Tuesday 9th February 2016, 10:36pm
  • Folkestone, United Kingdom
  • 3,207 posts

Eamonn Andrews is the origin of Seamus Android; he used to have non-sequiturs like "talking of Tibetan sheep herding" and such like. Seamus's guests always seemed to be Felix Alymer (Williams) and Zsa Zsa Gabor.