Volume 1 of the fourth series of the madcap forerunner to Round the Horne.
A hectic mix of sketches and songs, Beyond Our Ken kept millions of listeners in stitches between 1958 and 1964. These ten fantastic episodes, published for the first time on audio, were first broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in 1960 and 1961.
Eric Merriman (1924-2003) was a British radio and television writer, who provided material for numerous comedians including Frankie Howerd, Terry Scott and Morecambe and Wise. He wrote, originally with Barry Took and then solo, the radio series Beyond Our Ken, starring Kenneth Horne. He also was a writer for several Terry Scott vehicles, Scott on... and Happy Ever After. Barry Took (1928-2002) was born in London. An early career as a stand-up comedian and sketch writer led to his first radio script credit, for Beyond Our Ken. From there he went on to create Round the Horne with Marty Feldman, whilst on television he wrote for series including Bootsie and Snudge and The Army Game. Amongst a variety of later jobs in front of and behind the camera, Took wrote and presented Points of View on BBC1 and also chaired BBC radio's The News Quiz. He wrote a number of books, including The Complete and Utter History of Round the Horne and his autobiography A Point of View. He died in 2002.
Ten episodes from Series 4 of the popular radio comedy starring Kenneth Horne, Kenneth Williams, Hugh Paddick, Betty Marsden and othersA marvellous medley of songs, sketches, puns and innuendo, Beyond Our Ken was a firm favourite with listeners between 1958 and 1964.
Kenneth Horne, Kenneth Williams, Hugh Paddick, Betty Marsden and others star in the complete third series of the madcap forerunner to Round the Horne A hectic mix of sketches and songs, Beyond Our Ken kept millions of listeners in stitches between 1958 and 1964.
Nine more episodes from the fourth series of the popular radio comedy, plus bonus programme Forty Laughing YearsFull of whimsical witticisms, sketches, songs, puns and double entendres, Beyond Our Ken entertained the nation over seven series and 123 episodes. Also included is the 1962 tribute programme Forty Laughing Years, hosted by Kenneth Horne.
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