The Bona History Of Julian And Sandy. Image shows from L to R: Hugh Paddick, Kenneth Williams. Copyright: BBC.

The Bona History Of Julian And Sandy

BBC Radio 4 documentary. 1 episode in 1998. Features Maureen Lipman, Hugh Paddick and Kenneth Williams.

The Bona History Of Julian And Sandy

Maureen Lipman hosts a celebration of Julian and Sandy, from the popular radio series Round The Horne

Genre
Documentary
Broadcast
1998
Channel
BBC Radio 4
Episodes
1
Features
Maureen Lipman, Hugh Paddick and Kenneth Williams
Writer
Turan Ali
Producer
Turan Ali

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This documentary celebrates the camp double-act Julian and Sandy from classic BBC radio comedy Round The Horne, whose catchphrase "Hello, I'm Julian and this is my friend Sandy" was alone enough to spark audience laughter.

Written by Barry Took and Marty Feldman, Round The Horne followed straight man Kenneth Horne who found himself beset by a variety of bona scenarios each week, being mercilessly sent up by the innuendo-loving duo Julian and Sandy, played by Hugh Paddick and Kenneth Williams.

Paddick and Williams helped introduce the gay slang language of Polari to BBC listeners. These two characters captured the hearts of the nation at a time when being gay was illegal, with writers often having to fight the censors.

Maureen Lipman explains some of the mysteries of speaking Polari, along with classic clips from Bona Law, Rentachap, Bona Tours, Ballet Bona and Bona Productions.

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