Beyond Our Ken. Copyright: BBC.

Beyond Our Ken

BBC Light Programme sketch show. 123 episodes (7 series), 1958 - 1964. Stars Kenneth Horne, Kenneth Williams, Hugh Paddick, Betty Marsden, Ron Moody and Patricia Lancaster.

Series 4, Episode 19 is repeated on Radio 4 Extra on Sunday 31st January at 7pm.

Beyond Our Ken - Series 4 Volume 2

Beyond Our Ken - Series 4 Volume 2

Nine more episodes from the fourth series of the popular radio comedy, plus bonus programme Forty Laughing Years.

Full of whimsical witticisms, sketches, songs, puns and double entendres, Beyond Our Ken entertained the nation over seven series and 123 episodes. Published for the first time on audio, the nine episodes in this volume were initially broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in 1960-61.

In these evergreen shows, Kenneth Horne's escapades include trying to get his windows cleaned, recounting the story of Raffles, being offered the freedom of the city of Giggleswade, and dealing with some morning callers.

Meanwhile, Hornerama investigates topics of immediate interest, including 'Love and Marriage', 'Old British Customs' and 'The Film Industry'. There's also musical interludes from the Hornets, Janet Waters and the BBC Variety Orchestra.

The episodes are:
Room At The Top
The Horse Soldiers
All Quiet On The Western Front
The Charge Of The Light Brigade
A Hatful Of Rain
Twelve O'Clock High
Tea And Sympathy
Some Come Running
Tunes Of Glory

Also included is the 1962 tribute programme Forty Laughing Years, hosted by Kenneth Horne.

First released: Thursday 5th July 2018

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