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Clissold Saga, Part 2: The Aviator

Synopsis
Classic radio comedy series. In this episode, in a running sketch entitled ‘The Backroom Boys of the BBC’ Bill Pertwee, as a military commander, rallies the backroom boys (the laughmakers) who infiltrate audiences and provide laughter for BBC shows. The troops, exhausted by active service on the JIMMY CLITHEROE SHOW are unwilling - especially the ‘hell out there’ which is ROUND THE HORNE. To a few bars of The DAMBUSTERS Pertwee recites a few garbled lines from Henry V - III, i ‘Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more’ with a bit of Rupert Brooke thrown in as the troops go off to preserve the British values encapsulated in the BILLY COTTON BAND SHOW and TWENTY QUESTIONS.
Series
Round the Horne
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Recording date
5 Mar 1965
Transmission details
14 Mar 1965 (Channel: BBC Light Programme)
Duration
30 mins

Credits

Director
John Simmonds
Writer
Barry Took; Marty Feldman
Cast
Betty Marsden 
Bill Pertwee 
Hugh Paddick 
Kenneth Horne 
Kenneth Williams 

Additional Details

Production type
Sitcoms/Variety
Plays
Henry V
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

Notes
Available as part of ROUND THE HORNE: THE COMPLETE RADIO ARCHIVE.
History
First series.

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

Archive

Name

British Library Sound Archive

Email
listening@bl.uk
Web
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Phone
020 7412 7676
Fax
020 7412 7441
Address
96 Euston Road
London
NW1 2DB

Online Retailer

Name

bbcshop.com

Web
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Phone
0870 241 5490
Fax
01795 414 555

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