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Kenneth Williams: Fantabulosa!

Duration: 1 hour, 19 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Witty drama adapted from Kenneth Williams's own words in his diaries. It's a spectacular journey inside the mind of one of British radio, TV and film's most popular, peculiar and comic performers. And one of its most tragic, too.

Spanning his entire life, this is the story of Williams's career and private life, a behind-the-scenes look at Williams, not only recreating some of his greatest performances, but also giving a candid and poignant insight into his professional hopes, personal upsets and sexual frustrations of a man who was uncomfortable in his own skin.

The screenplay is rude, arch, uncompromising and hilarious. Michael Sheen delivers a tour-de-force performance as ‘the man of a thousand voices’. Show less

Contributors

Kenneth Williams:
Michael Sheen
Nicholas Parsons:
Nicholas Parsons
Tony Hancock:
Martin Trenaman
Charles Hawtrey:
David Charles
Kenneth Halliwell :
Ewan Bailey
Joan Sims:
Beatie Edney
Charlie Williams:
Peter Wight
Joe Orton:
Kenny Doughty
Lou Williams:
Cheryl Campbell

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