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Title: Round The Horne
Post by Ian Chippett on Today at 12:14
Way off-topic (thugh didn't Pete once work with Kenneth Williams?) but it may interest other Round The Horne nostalgiacs that a restaurant has just opened here in Pantin called Bona Pizzas.

Ian C


Title: Re: Round The Horne
Post by BogusTrumper on Today at 13:22
OMG, that takes me back a bit.  To Sunday lunchtimes I believe.  And wan't it followed by the Navy Lark?

Title: Re: Round The Horne
Post by Jan on Today at 13:29

on 07/01/08 at 13:22:22, BogusTrumper wrote :
OMG, that takes me back a bit.  To Sunday lunchtimes I believe.  And wan't it followed by the Navy Lark?

With the wee lad who understood the mechanical gubbins.
He'd be in IT now!

Jan

Title: Re: Round The Horne
Post by BogusTrumper on Today at 19:10
Left hand down a bit

and

Starboard lookout here

are still part of my vocabulary!!

Title: Re: Round The Horne
Post by Ian Ashleigh on Today at 21:15
Don't forget The Clitheroe Kid!!!  Are we getting old??

Title: Re: Round The Horne
Post by BogusTrumper on 02.07.08 at 12:44

on 07/01/08 at 21:15:43, Ian Ashleigh wrote :
Don't forget The Clitheroe Kid!!!  Are we getting old??


Getting?  :)

Title: Re: Round The Horne
Post by Keith Busby on 02.07.08 at 14:35
I can smell Sunday lunch . . .

Keith

Title: Re: Round The Horne
Post by Kevin Cryan on 02.07.08 at 15:31

on 07/02/08 at 14:35:56, Keith Busby wrote :
I can smell Sunday lunch . . .

Keith


I think I can hear Sunday lunch.....

Close of Round the Horne 10 June 1965 (http://freespace.virgin.net/a.del-manso/Scripts.html)
>>>>>>>>>>>>>....


Douglas Smith: That was "Round The Horne" starring Kenneth Horne-

Kenneth Williams: He's held me back. I could have been a star!

Douglas Smith: With whom we'd like to couple Kenneth Williams

Kenneth Williams: It's a disgrace!

Douglas Smith; The talented and lovely Hugh Paddick-

Hugh Paddick: (SINGS) With a smile and a song!

Douglas Smith And who among us has not thrilled to the pulchritudinous charms of Miss Betty Marsden-

Betty Marsden:  Many, many times.

Douglas Smith: Ladies and Gentlemen- please be upstanding for the irrepresible, the unforgettable- er what's his name?

Bill Pertwee: Bill Pertwee- currently appearing at the Pier Pavilion Yokohama.

Douglas Smith: On the musical side you heard the Fraser Hayes Four and the Hornblowers conducted by Edwin Braden.

Edwin Braden: The Great Hairy Fool

Douglas Smith: The script was written by Barry Took and Marty Feldman, spinsters of this parish, your announcer has been exciting newcomer Douglas Smith and the whole sordid enterprise has been grossly mismanaged by John Simmonds, who pleads the headaches.

Cast: (AD LIB) Resign- It's a disgrace, etc..


>>>>>>>>>>>>>....


Series Credits (http://freespace.virgin.net/a.del-manso/SeriesCredits.html)

Kevin Cryan

Title: Re: Round The Horne
Post by BogusTrumper on 02.07.08 at 18:36
Those were the days - we shall not see their like again  :(

Title: Re: Round The Horne
Post by Murray McGlew on 03.07.08 at 04:19
It was Sunday tea in this part of the world, something to do with the curvature of the earth no doubt.

I had no idea what Julie and Sandy were on about a lot of the time, vada-ing their eeks and so on, but fairly recently I happened across a book called Schott's Original Miscellany that has a glossary of terms from what I now find out was a "camp, theatrical slang" popular at the time.

Barry Took can be given a hint of topicality by his appearance in North Face of Soho. As Clive tells it, Took was brought in to rescue What Are You Doing After The Show, a TV show that he (Clive) was trying to get off the ground. The rescue attempt failed which might explain Took not appearing in an entirely favourable light. Not entirely unfavourable either I should add; due respect is paid for past success.

Title: Re: Round The Horne
Post by Kevin Cryan on 03.07.08 at 06:52

on 07/02/08 at 18:36:13, BogusTrumper wrote :
Those were the days - we shall not see their like again  :(


Let's not lose heart. Remember that, thanks to that marvels of technology and the wonder that is internet, all is not irrevocably lost.

Many of those magnificent folk parodies of Round the Horne's Rambling Syd Rumpo, such as the once-heard, never-to-be-forgotten  Ballad Of The Wogglers Moulie (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=obvbv7wl4_k&feature=related), are, for instance. still preserved out there somewhere in some form - all you have to do is look.

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Ballad Of The Wogglers Moulie

Rambling Syd Rumpo. (aka Kenneth Williams)


Joe, he was a young cordwangler munging greebles he did go,
And he loved a bogler's daughter by the name of Chiswick Flo.

Vain she was and like a grusset though her gander parts were fine,
But she sneered at his cordwangle as it hung upon the line.

So he stole a wogglers mooly for to make a wedding ring,
But the bow Street runners caught him, the Judge said
"He will swing".

Oh, they hung him by the postern, nailed his mooly to the fence
For to warn all young cordwanglers,
that it was grave offence.

There's a moral to this story, though your cordwangle be poor,
Keep your hands off others moolies,
for it's against the Law.


>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

While listening to Rumpo, it may be instructive to ask if everything in RTH reached that level of sublimity.

Kevin Cryan

Title: Re: Round The Horne
Post by BogusTrumper on 06.07.08 at 20:34
YouTubing Rambling Sid led me inexprably to one of my all time favorites - Balham, Geteway to the South  :D

Back in the day I achieved a lifelong ambition, and actually lived in Balham for a year!!

Title: Re: Round The Horne
Post by Kevin Cryan on 08.07.08 at 08:57

on 07/06/08 at 20:34:52, BogusTrumper wrote :
YouTubing Rambling Sid led me inexprably to one of my all time favorites - Balham, Geteway to the South  :D
...................

By mentioning the Peter Sellars classic Balham – Gateway to the South (http://hk.youtube.com/watch?v=SDZdpdRYtII), you have (consciously or unconsciously?) made a Pete Atkin connection. Pete and the writers of that piece, Frank Muir and Denis Norden,  worked together from time to time. most notably when Pete was the producer of the radio programmes My Word (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/My_Word!) and My Music (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/My_Music)

Who needs the mind-numbing frivolity Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Six_Degrees_of_Kevin_Bacon) when one can just as easily play Six Degrees of Pete Atkin?


Kevin Cryan

Title: Re: Round The Horne
Post by Ian Chippett on 08.07.08 at 14:30
Kevin wrote:

<<Who needs the mind-numbing frivolity Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon when one can just as easily play Six Degrees of Pete Atkin? >>

Well, I've played with someone who played with someone who played with someone (Tony Coe and Steve Cook, come to think of it) who played with Pete Atkin.  I also played with someone who played with someone (still does: one of the Quarrymen) who played with John Lennon and I also played with someone (two someones actually) who played with Robert Wyatt. Beat that.

Ian C

Title: Re: Round The Horne
Post by Simon Reap on 08.07.08 at 17:34
Time to visit BBC7 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbc7/comedy/index.shtml?Today), I think, where you will find:

The Goon Show, Monday 8am, midday and 7pm
I'm sorry I'll read that again, Monday 12:30pm 7:30pm
Navy Lark, Tuesday 8am, midday and 7pm
Beyond Our Ken, Wednesday 8am, midday and 7pm
Take it from here, Thursday 8am, midday and 7pm
The Burkiss Way, Thursday 12:30pm 7:30pm
Listen to Les, Friday 8am, midday and 7pm
The Clitheroe Kid, Sunday 1pm 7pm
Stop messing about, Sunday 1:30pm 7:30pm

And, to shoehorn in a Pete association:
Just a Minute, Friday 12:30pm 7:30pm, produced by our hero
(though The Minute Waltz and the theme to Go For It are ones which vie for top spot in the "how few notes can I hear before I run to the radio and turn it off" competition.  Sorry, Pete, but I have *never* understood the attraction of Just a Minute).

Oh, and for six degrees, I know someone who interviewed Elvis.

Simon

Title: Re: Round The Horne
Post by BogusTrumper on 09.07.08 at 16:06

on 07/08/08 at 17:34:22, Simon Reap wrote :
Time to visit BBC7 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbc7/comedy/index.shtml?Today)


Cool site.  The things you miss when you live in foreign climes!

Now all I have to do is figure when to listen to them all!

Thank you

Title: Re: Round The Horne
Post by BogusTrumper on 09.07.08 at 22:30
PS.

Also on the site is "This Sceptred Isle"

Sound familiar?   ;)

Title: Re: Round The Horne
Post by Pete Atkin on 10.07.08 at 09:21
..... and, fairly regularly, the original Radio 4 'After Henry' (IMHO vastly superior to the subsequent etiolated version on ITV) and my own all-time favourite among my 1980s Radio 4 productions, 'Legal, Decent, Honest and Truthful'.

Title: Re: Round The Horne
Post by BogusTrumper on 10.07.08 at 20:29
OK, so now I have to fit in LDHT, of which I had never heard, having been resident of Asia, Africa and America in the 80's!

Title: Re: Round The Horne
Post by Alex_Gunningham on 07.08.08 at 17:22
There is a delicatessen/café in Hove called Bona Foodie. They also now have a branch in Brighton (this could easily be vice versa, historically).

They must surely be fellow Horne Enthusiasts? Who is brave enough to ask?

See http://www.welovelocal.com/en/se/brighton-and-hove/hove/delicatessen/bona-foodie-bn32jq.html for the Hove branch details.

Julian and Sandy impersonations whilst on the premises are at your own risk.

Title: Re: Round The Horne
Post by BogusTrumper on 07.08.08 at 22:07

on 08/07/08 at 17:22:29, Alex_Gunningham wrote :
There is a delicatessen/café in Hove called Bona Foodie. They also now have a branch in Brighton (this could easily be vice versa, historically).

They must surely be fellow Horne Enthusiasts? Who is brave enough to ask?

See http://www.welovelocal.com/en/se/brighton-and-hove/hove/delicatessen/bona-foodie-bn32jq.html for the Hove branch details.

Julian and Sandy impersonations whilst on the premises are at your own risk.
This I have to go visit!!

Title: Re: Round The Horne
Post by Keith M on 10.08.08 at 21:48
There's a branch of Bona Foodie in Lewes, too.  Obviously it's spreading through Sussex.  I have often wondered as I passed whether it was after Round the Horne or just a pun on 'bona fide'.  I shall go in and ask next time I pass while they're open.

Keith M  

Title: Re: Round The Horne
Post by BogusTrumper on 18.08.08 at 23:24

on 08/10/08 at 21:48:21, Keith M wrote :
 I have often wondered as I passed whether it was after Round the Horne or just a pun on 'bona fide'.  I shall go in and ask next time I pass while they're open.

Keith M  


Please so do - inquiring minds would like to know!!  :)

Title: Re: Round The Horne
Post by Keith M on 03.10.08 at 00:08
I did finally go into Bona Foodie in Lewes a month or so ago and, after buying a couple of very tasty snacks, asked the woman serving me whether the name came from Round the Horne.  She looked at me as though not sure whether this was an indecent comment or I was merely slightly deranged.  However, her somewaht older male colleague cut in and confirmed that he thought Round the Horne was indeed the inspiration as "the owners are a bit Julian and Sandy".

Sadly the Lewes branch has since closed.

On the same off-topic, it must be over 40 years ago when I heard the following gag on RTH:

"Last week's competition winner, Mrs Frogmorton [or some such name] has written in to say that she doesn't want the rook token and can she have a gift vulture instead."

I can't think why that, out of so many thousands of radio jokes, has stuck with me all that time, like soap between your wedding ring and finger.

Keith M  

Title: Re: Round The Horne
Post by BogusTrumper on 03.10.08 at 02:26
The one that has stuck with me is from ISIWRTA - "The world will end at 12 noon tomorrow.  Consequently tomorrow will be a day or morning".

:D

Title: Re: Round The Horne
Post by Pete Atkin on 04.10.08 at 09:10
Ah, the disastrousness of a typo!



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