The Bona History Of Julian And Sandy
Maureen Lipman hosts a celebration of Julian and Sandy, from the popular radio series Round The Horne
- BBC Radio 4
- Maureen Lipman, Hugh Paddick and Kenneth Williams
- Turan Ali
- 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.
- Production company
- First broadcast
- Wednesday 16th December 1998 on BBC Radio 4 at 11:30am
- Episode length
- 30 minutes
- Last repeat
- Sunday 30th July 2017 at 5:30am on Radio 4 Extra