Beyond Our Ken

Beyond Our Ken. Copyright: BBC.

Beyond Our Ken

Long-running, hugely popular sketch show starring Kenneth Horne

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His Own Devices

  • Monday 8th October 2012, 9:38pm [Edited]
  • England
  • 126 posts

Witty, silly and fabulous. Truly one of the shows that had set the standard. Has anyone else heard it?

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Pingl

  • Monday 8th October 2012, 9:48pm [Edited]
  • England
  • 4,818 posts
Quote: His Own Devices @ October 8 2012, 9:38 PM BST Witty, silly and fabulous. Truly one of the shows that had set the standard. Has anyone else heard it?


Beyond our Ken and Round the Horne are benchmarks for radio comedy of the sixties. Kenneth Horne was one of the great amateur performers of his day, Much Binding in the Marsh being his other major work. It had a dream cast, dream writers and was adept at staying below the BBC's censorship radar. Kenneth Williams, Ron Moody, the sublime Betty Marsden, the tragically underrated Hugh Paddock, a true classic.

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Agnes Guano

  • Monday 8th October 2012, 10:02pm [Edited]
  • Tediumcester, England
  • 541 posts

Any excuse for a picture

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Aaron

  • Saturday 13th October 2012, 2:24pm
  • Royal Berkshire, England
  • 68,736 posts
Quote: Pingl @ October 8 2012, 9:48 PM BST the tragically underrated Hugh Paddock


He was in a field of his own.

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Oldrocker

  • Monday 15th October 2012, 12:53am [Edited]
  • Near my beloved Black Country in Wolverhampton, England
  • 13,416 posts

Aaron done a funny !

:D

Bona !

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Jinky

  • Monday 15th October 2012, 3:24pm
  • England
  • 783 posts

Let's be honest. Jules and Sandy have stood the test of time. The rest has dated.

With the exception of Kenneth's hernia in the photo a few posts above....

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Chappers

  • Monday 15th October 2012, 10:52pm [Edited]
  • Surreyish., England
  • 31,468 posts

Yes - I think this pre-dated Round the Horne.

I used to listen to this with my parents on a Sunday lunch time - although most of it I never understood.

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Oldrocker

  • Monday 15th October 2012, 11:44pm
  • Near my beloved Black Country in Wolverhampton, England
  • 13,416 posts
Quote: Chappers @ October 15 2012, 10:52 PM BST although most of it I never understood.


Quite right too !

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Alfred J Kipper

  • Tuesday 16th October 2012, 3:10am
  • Aldershot, England
  • 6,358 posts
Quote: Aaron @ October 13 2012, 2:24 PM BST He was in a field of his own.

:) Nice work.