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Twice Ken Is Plenty: The Lost Script of Kenneth Williams

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A recently unearthed script written for Kenneth Horne and Kenneth Williams in 1966 is given its first radio performance before an audience by Robin Sebastian as Williams and Jonathan Rigby as Horne, with Charles Armstrong as the Announcer. introduced by the script's finder Wes Butters. Producer Stephen Garner

Twice Ken Is Plenty: The Lost Script of Kenneth Williams 11.30 am Radio 4
You never know what weird and wonderful stuff you can find on eBay. Late in 2005, Wes Butters came across papers put up for auction by the godson of Kenneth Williams (above, with Kenneth Horne). Among the memorabilia, Butters found a 1966 script, Twice Ken Is Plenty, written by Kenneth Horne and Mollie Millest, that had never been broadcast. But not for long. Actors Robin Sebastian and Jonathan Rigby revive the two Kens in front of an audience, who are clearly having fun, at the BBC Radio Theatre. The story pivots around the duo's attempts to infiltrate the inner recesses of Broadcasting House, meaning a great deal of doors get opened (cue those familiar sound effects), a welter of bad puns, Light Programme in-jokes and buckets of innuendo. Like all nostalgia, it can disappoint at times, but mostly, it is a joyous, glorious titterfest that will have you groaning in bad-pun heaven.

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Introduced by: Wes Butters
Kenneth Williams: Robin Sebastian
Kenneth Horne: Jonathan Rigby
Announcer: Charles Armstrong
Producer: Stephen Garner

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Twice Ken Is Plenty: The Lost Script of Kenneth Williams

BBC Radio 4 FM, 1 September 2009 11.30






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