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A Vintage BBC LP, now on CD
on 21 September 2009
There are only a handful of radio comedy shows that could be described as 'legendary', and 'Round the Horne' is one of them - as such, it's hard to produce anything approaching a definitive 'Best Of' compilation, as there are so many highlights. This does a pretty good job, though, with appearances from most of the show's best-loved characters including Daphne Whitethigh, Charles and Fiona, Rambling Syd Rumpo, and of course, Julian and Sandy. At the centre of it all is the masterful Kenneth Horne, with full-bodied support from Kenneth Williams, Hugh Paddick, Betty Marsden and Bill Pertwee.
'The Best of Round the Horne' is part of the Vintage Beeb series, reissuing classic BBC LPs on CD format, with reproductions of the original sleeves and vinyl-style labels on the disc themselves, which makes for a nice touch. It's as good as radio comedy gets, and at this price, an absolute steal.