The Interviews. Copyright: North One Television
The Interviews

The Interviews

  • TV documentary
  • Gold
  • 2015 - 2016
  • 12 episodes (2 series)

A series profiling comedians via their chat show appearances. Features Dawn French and Tamsin Greig.

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Series 2, Episode 6 - Kenny Everett

The Interviews. Copyright: North One Television
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


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Thursday 21st April 2016 2:20am Gold
Tuesday 26th April 2016 7:00pm Gold
Monday 18th December 2017 4:00pm Yesterday
Friday 22nd December 2017 10:00pm Yesterday
Sunday 9th June 2019 7:10am Gold
Saturday 15th June 2019 7:40am Gold
Friday 29th January 2021 2:55am Gold
Monday 1st February 2021 1:05am Gold
Monday 12th April 2021 2:55am Gold
Wednesday 12th May 2021 2:40am Gold
Saturday 31st July 2021 2:00am Gold
Wednesday 1st September 2021 1:05am Gold

Cast & crew

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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