Saturday, 20 February 2016
Tittle Tattle with Kenneth and Charles
Another lovely find thanks to the wonders of Twitter. My good friend @FutureUrban has drawn my attention to a BBC Radio Four afternoon play with a strong Carry On theme. Broadcast yesterday, Tittle Tattle, focuses on an encounter between Carry On stars Kenneth Williams, Charles Hawtrey and their mothers Louie and Alice.
From the BBC Radio Four website:
Tittle Tattle by Martyn Hesford
It is 1964 and the Carry On films are at the height of their popularity. Kenneth Williams is taking his mother Louie out for afternoon tea to celebrate her birthday. He makes sure it is in a select tearoom - Derry and Toms. But who does he bump into? None other than fellow Carry On actor Charles Hawtrey and his mother Alice. Charles is meeting a director about an upcoming film, but is being very secretive as to who this mystery person is.
Director/Producer Gary Brown
Martyn Hesford is a hugely experienced scriptwriter and is best known for Fantabulosa! (BBC4) starring Michael Sheen which chronicles the life of Kenneth Williams. Martyn was nominated for a BAFTA for Best Single Drama for this film.
Tittle Tattle stars Adam Godley as Kenneth Williams; David Charles as Charles Hawtrey; Janine Duvitski as Louie and Marcia Warren as Alice.
It's a fantastic listen and I would highly recommend it. You can listen to the play here