The Best Possible Taste: The Kenny Everett Story. Image shows from L to R: Kenny Everett (Oliver Lansley), Lee Everett-Alkin (Katherine Kelly). Copyright: Mammoth Screen
The Best Possible Taste: The Kenny Everett Story

The Best Possible Taste: The Kenny Everett Story

  • TV comedy drama
  • BBC Four
  • 2012
  • 1 episode

Biopic comedy drama about the life of comedian Kenny Everett, as told with the help of his famous characters such as Sid Snot and Cupid Stunt. Stars Oliver Lansley, Katherine Kelly, Perry Millward, Angela Lonsdale, Tony Pitts and more.

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Comedy Drama
BBC Four
Oliver Lansley, Katherine Kelly, Perry Millward, Angela Lonsdale, Tony Pitts, James Wilby, Adam Garcia, Simon Callow and more
Tim Whitnall
James Strong and Alex Macqueen
Paul Frift, Damien Timmer, Michele Buck, Faith Penhale and Rebecca Keane

The Best Possible Taste is a 90-minute roller coaster ride through a golden-era of popular culture, lifting the lid on the complex life of much-missed entertainment icon, Kenny Everett.

New television writer Tim Whitnall's script centres on the unconventional love story between Kenny - played by newcomer Oliver Lansley - and his wife Lee Middleton, played by former Coronation Street actress Katherine Kelly.

The Best Possible Taste will celebrate not only the extraordinary gay entertainer and his relationship with the woman he married, but also his amazing life and ground-breaking work. Told with the help of some of Everett's most famous comic characters, including Sid Snot and Cupid Stunt, this film charts how Everett became one of Britain's best loved, most rebellious and truly innovative broadcasters and comedians.

Richard Klein, Controller, BBC Four, says: "Kenny Everett was a genuine original: wild and un-focused maybe, but also deliciously anarchic and always entertaining. In many ways Kenny was a very modern celebrity, wearing his heart on his sleeve while coping with a complex life. Re-evaluating this talented and exuberant personality, enabling audiences to re-consider Kenny's undoubted impact and legacy, makes this a very BBC Four drama."

Damien Timmer, Executive Producer Mammoth Screen, says: "The Best Possible Taste is a bold celebration of Kenny's unique talent, scripted by Tim Whitnall in his TV writing debut. We're thrilled to have Oli Lansley and Katherine Kelly playing Kenny and Lee in a story which encompasses pirate radio, Hot Gossip and the 1983 Tory Party conference!"

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First broadcast
Wednesday 3rd October 2012 at 9pm on BBC Four
Episode length
90 minutes
Most recent repeats
  • Thursday 17th December 2015 at 10:00pm on BBC4
  • Thursday 27th June 2013 at 9:00pm on BBC4
  • Sunday 7th October 2012 at 11:35pm on BBC4

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