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Marty Feldman in 1972
Marty Feldman

Round the Horne is a British radio comedy show, first broadcast by the BBC in four series of weekly shows between 1965 and 1968, and frequently repeated since then. The programme was created by the writers Barry Took and Marty Feldman (pictured), and stars Kenneth Horne, with a supporting cast of Kenneth Williams, Hugh Paddick, Betty Marsden and, in the first three series, Bill Pertwee. Horne plays a benign central figure surrounded by a gallery of larger-than-life characters including the camp pair Julian and Sandy, the disreputable eccentric J. Peasmold Gruntfuttock, and the singer of dubious folk songs, Rambling Syd Rumpo, who all became nationally familiar throughout the UK. The show was much criticised by morality campaigners for its irreverence and double entendres, but attracted an unusually large audience at the time, and in a 2019 poll was voted the BBC's third-best radio show of any genre, and the best British radio comedy series of all. (Full article...)