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"All the way from Great Portland Street"... It's the Kenneth Williams thread!

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  1. Mel O'Drama

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    For no particular reason...



     
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    ah thank you, oh he died too young and had a few more stories and tales up his sleeve


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    someone emailed me this @Mel O'Drama

    from Kenneth Williams archive


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    What uncanny timing, BF. Only yesterday I pulled Kenneth's Diaries and Letters books off the bookshelf and read some in the garden.



    He was very fond of Ingrid, I think. Here's what he wrote about their first meeting:





    He was quite critical of Ingrid early on, as he was with many of his colleagues:







    But as the show went on, there was more and more praise for her:









     
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    Snap, so did i! :hug: I think he was very fond of her, i recall one entry where he went round to her flat and was astounded to see a "Hollywood Star" cleaning her own windows

    and in another he said he never met a nicer person.
     
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    Oh. Great minds think alike, BF.




    It would have been quite something to be a fly on the wall with these two chatting.
     
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    rewatched this

    RIP Kenneth - still funny 30 plus years later

     
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    Oh, it's perfection, isn't it?

    I have the DVD and the audiobook of An Audience With KW and I could play them all day long. This and Victoria Wood are my two favourite Audience With editions.
     
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    Can you believe this week was 32 years since his death?! I can still remember hearing it on the news over the radio in my Dad's car and being very shocked.
     
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    yes i was pretty shocked too and thought that Kenneth had quite a few more stories to tell and books to write.

    My Dad got more Round the Horne for Christmas, will need to see if hes finished listening to it!! lol
     
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    He certainly did. So many of his peers died far too young as well.

    Every now and then I wonder how his career would have looked had he lived longer. More books, as you said. And lots more chat show appearances. Perhaps he'd have had the chance to do a couple more serious role on stage or screen. I mean, in the late Eighties it would be hard to imagine Barbara Windsor as the matriarch in a soap. Until it happened.


    Oh, wonderful stuff. I can imagine the two of you exchanging quotes from the show. :D
     
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    Oh it has been known, Fantabulosa, I wanna wear tights, ere, have a feel of my calves, should have brought my tap shoes, Bona!!

    Good at Fawlty Towers too!
     
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    It's great that these comedies are living on in this way. Anything that can be enjoyed by different generations is a good thing.
     

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