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Monday, March 13, 2006

Kenneth Williams on BBC Four...


Being a big Kenneth Willaims fan I shall be glued to BBC Four tonight as they have a whole night dedicated to him.

19:00: Round the Horne... Revisited. Brian Cooke, the only surviving scriptwriter from the groundbreaking 60s satirical radio comedy, adapts a selection of the original material for TV. Starring Charles Armstrong, Kate Brown, Nigel Harrison, Jonathan Rigby and Robin Sebastian.

20:30: Kenneth Williams in his Own Words. Drawing from the extensive BBC archive of footage from Williams' long career, this film allows a unique comedy talent and much-loved performer to tell his own story in his own words.

21:00: Kenneth Williams - Fantabulosa! Michael Sheen. Dramatised portrait of the popular comedian who craved fame and recognition throughout his career but was never comfortable with his own identity, adapted from the diaries of Williams himself.

22:20: Jackanory. The Dribblesome Teapots. From 1969 to 1986, Kenneth Williams presented 69 episodes of the children's story series, including this classic from 1978 written by Norman Hunter.

22:35: Reputations: Kenneth Williams. Two-part documentary exploring the eccentric actor Kenneth Williams, a man who hid his unhappiness by creating humour from misery.

23:35: Reputations: Kenneth Williams. The second of a two-part documentary following Williams through his days on the Carry On films, the chat show years, and to his mysterious death. Some strong language.

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