Tuesday 26 December 2017

Wogan's Radio Fun: Julian and Sandy!

Every Christmas I post a series of special blogs on the run up to the big day. This year I posted a different festive image from the Carry Ons every day up until Christmas Day. In addition to this, I've also found some wonderful old clips to share this festive season.

The wonderful, late great Terry Wogan hosted his famous chat show on the BBC for several years during the 1980s and early 1990s. Those were the days of great guests, intelligent conversation, wit and warmth. Well, most of the time. Until the BBC rather unwisely pulled the plug to make way for the soap Eldorado (remember that?) Terry was the best possible replacement for Parky. 

This Christmas marks thirty years since a very special festive show which celebrated the very best of radio comedy. Terry reunited many classic stars from a bygone era and sadly, for some, it would be the last time we would see them perform. Amongst these big names were several actors with Carry On connections, so over the next few days I'm going to share some great clips from "Wogan's Radio Fun", originally broadcast back in December 1987.

We start today with the brilliant Julian and Sandy from Round the Horne. The camp, outrageous duo got away with all sorts of filth and innuendo when they took to the airwaves back in the mid-1960s and they were of course brought to life by the irreplaceable Hugh Paddick and Kenneth Williams:

Kenneth recounted the preparation, rehearsal and performance in his extraordinary diaries and although he always held Paddick in huge affection, I'm not sure he really enjoyed the experience!

Stay tuned for more in this series coming up soon!

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