Saturday, 27 October 2007

Round The Horne

With her husband, the late Barry Took, Lyn attended every recording including the fourth and what turned out to be the final series of Round the Horne. A  fifth series had been planned but tragically never came to fruition as Kenneth Horne died only ten days before recording was due to commence.

In this last series there were several changes. Hollywood had beckoned Marty Feldman, so Barry co-wrote the series with Brian Cooke and Johnnie Mortimer. Due to BBC cuts, Bill Pertwee was not re-contracted and neither were the Fraser Hayes Four nor Edwin Braden and the Hornblowers. The musical interludes were provided by the Max Harris Group.  The first programme in the final series of what has become a true radio classic was originally broadcast on 25th February 1968.

from the BBC

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