The Interviews. Copyright: North One Television.

The Interviews

Gold documentary. 12 episodes (2 series), 2015 - 2016. Features Dawn French and Tamsin Greig.

Series 1, Episode 2 is repeated tomorrow at 7:20am.

The Interviews. Copyright: North One Television.

Series 2, Episode 6 - Kenny Everett

This week's episode looks at Kenny Everett, a creative and technical genius who was light years ahead of his time.

Further details

Kenny Everett was of one of the funniest and most innovative radio and TV entertainers this country has ever known. One of the early pioneers of pirate radio, he blazed a trail on the airwaves with his frantic energy and surreal humour. He went on to conquer television with his ground-breaking and irreverent sketch shows but his humour was often accused of being in bad taste.

His rebellious nature won him many adoring fans but also landed him in hot water on more than one occasion. Whether he was playing one of his outrageous characters or just being himself on a chat show sofa, cuddly Ken was always entertaining and usually causing mayhem. However, lurking behind his cheeky humour was a conflicted man who struggled to come to terms with his homosexuality. He was a creative and technical genius who was light years ahead of his time and he's still revered as one of the great comedy innovators.

Broadcast details

Wednesday 20th April 2016
60 minutes


    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    Tamsin Greig Narrator
    Guest cast
    Michael Parkinson Self (Archive Material)
    Russell Harty Self (Archive Material)
    Terry Wogan Self (Archive Material)
    Des O'Connor Self (Archive Material)
    Mavis Nicholson Self (Archive Material)
    Gloria Hunniford Self (Archive Material)
    Clive James Self (Archive Material)
    Kenny Everett Self (Archive Material)
    Janice Long Self (Archive Material)
    Bob Monkhouse Self (Archive Material)
    Derek Jameson Self (Archive Material)
    Production team
    Mike Williams Series Producer
    John Quinn Executive Producer
    Iain Coyle Executive Producer
    Andrew Phillimore (as Andrew Philimore) Edit Producer
    Tom Heaney Editor

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