A long overdue tribute to a maestro of the microphone ... if you
haven't read this book yet, I envy you. -- Barry Cryer, The Oldie, September, 2006
A sympathetic and well-researched biography ... Barry Johnston
brings the golden age of the wireless nostalgically to life. -- Hugh Massingberd, Daily Telegraph, July 22, 2006
An affectionate tribute to Kenneth Horne, the genial father-figure
of BBC radio's Beyond Our Ken and Round the Horne.
-- William Cook, The Independent, June 7, 2006
Delightful ... one is drawn irresistibly towards a gifted comedian
who was also, rather more importantly, a warm-hearted, thoroughly good
man. -- Michael Henderson, The Times, June 3, 2006
Johnston is especially entertaining when tracing the development
of programmes ... his quotations from scripts often made me laugh out
loud. -- Jonathan Cecil, Daily Mail, August 18, 2006
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About the Author
Barry Johnston has previously published Johnners: The Life of Brian, a biography of his father, Brian Johnston, who worked with Kenneth Horne on BBC radio and has compiled three anthologies of his father's work In researching this book he has had the active cooperation of Kenneth Horne's surviving family as well as the help of many of the performers who worked with Horne over the course of his broadcasting career.