Quote: gappy @ 10th February 2016, 10:34 AM GMT
I know many of the jokes are hackneyed, and simply being gay isn't as funny as it once was, but I love RTH. If pushed, I prefer it the The Goons.
I love RTH - great acting, great writing - the brilliant Feldman and Took - and I genuinely believe that Kenneth Horne was the best lynchpin in that sort of context. Excellent voice and timing. He himself has a timeless quality that isn't easy to describe. Whenever I hear him he says "Britain" to me just as "Family Favoutites" did. The main joke in the very loud Jules and Sandy is surely one on the Establishment that presided over a regime demanding discretion. Mostly, though, RTH is about wordplay whether it is theirs or Rumpole's or Charles and Fiona's etc etc.