Saturday 9 July 2016

Kenneth Connor Meets the Huggetts on 4 Extra!

BBC Radio 4 Extra will be broadcasting yet another classic comedy series from this Sunday, Meet The Huggetts, Popular working-class family, the Huggetts first hit the cinema screen with a series of Gainsborough films between 1947 and 1949. Their subsequent BBC radio series ran from 1953 to 1962. 
Sunday's episode, "All At Sea" sees a factory outing looming, Joe and Ethel Huggett find themselves in a mess over money.

This series should be of particular interest to Carry On fans as the legendary Kenneth Connor appears in a weekly supporting role. BBC Radio 4 Extra will be screening all the episodes from this series which survive in the archives. It's also interesting to note that the series was recorded without a live audience present, pretty unusual for radio comedy at the time.  

Stars Jack Warner as Joe, Kathleen Harrison as Ethel, Vera Day as Jane, Anthony Green as Bobby, Charles Leno as Fred Stebbings, Beatrice Varley as Mrs Stebbings and Kenneth Connor as Mr Campbell.   

Scripted by Eddie Maguire.

Producer: Peter Eton

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in August 1954.

Meet The Huggetts begins this Sunday, 10 July at 8.30am on BBC Radio 4 Extra. 

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