Beyond Our Ken featured characters similar to those later featured in Round the Horne, for instance Betty Marsden’s Fanny Haddock (which parodied Fanny Cradock). It was also notable for Pertwee’s Frankie Howerd impersonation, Hankie Flowered, and Hugh Paddick’s working-class pop singer Ricky Livid – the name being a mickey-take on contemporary pop singers’ stage names […]Continue Reading... 2 Comments.
The Glums was spawned at the start of the third series of Take It From Here, a British radio comedy programme broadcast by the BBC between 1948 and 1960. Written by Frank Muir and Denis Norden, it starred Jimmy Edwards, Dick Bentley and Joy Nichols. When Nichols moved to New York City in 1953 she […]Continue Reading... No Comments.