Thoroughly Modest Mollie. Image shows from L to R: Kenneth Horne, Mollie Millest.

Thoroughly Modest Mollie

BBC Radio 4 documentary. 1 episode in 2008. Features Bernard Cribbins, Jonathan Rigby, Bill Pertwee, Mollie Millest and Kenneth Horne.

Thoroughly Modest Mollie

Bernard Cribbins looks at the work Mollie Millest, who became a regular ghost-writer for radio legend Kenneth Horne

Genre
Documentary
Broadcast
2008
Channel
BBC Radio 4
Episodes
1
Features
Bernard Cribbins, Jonathan Rigby, Bill Pertwee, Mollie Millest and Kenneth Horne

Bernard Cribbins pays tribute to Mollie Millest, who wrote scripts for many of Kenneth Horne's radio appearances and eventually became a ghostwriter for the series Beyond Our Ken.

He is joined by actor Jonathan Rigby, who plays Kenneth Horne in the popular stage production Round The Horne Revisited, and Bill Pertwee, an original BOK cast member.

They recreate some of Mollie's sketches and poems, along with readings from the unique correspondence she shared with Horne over several years.

Production Details

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Thursday 18th September 2008 on BBC Radio 4 at 11:30am
Episode length
30 minutes