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

Thoroughly Modest Mollie

  • Radio documentary
  • BBC Radio 4
  • 2008
  • 1 episode

Bernard Cribbins looks at the work Mollie Millest, who became a regular ghost-writer for radio legend Kenneth Horne. Features Bernard Cribbins, Jonathan Rigby, Bill Pertwee, Mollie Millest and Kenneth Horne

Key details

Genre
Documentary
Broadcast
2008
Channels
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.

Additional details

Production
Studio

Broadcast details

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

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