Here's a further cornucopia of clever comedy, featuring sketches, monologs, poems and songs in this sequential entertainment for radio. The sketches on this recording include: a bizarre slice of Shakespeare, a poem for a man with a plan, and a forgetful actor. There are also people who use lots of words—but say very little. As well as a musing pianist, we also hear a two-headed "Great Eccentric", a spoof Paul Temple, and wires get crossed on the telephone. Co-written by Gerald Wiley (the pseudonym used by Ronnie Barker) and many others, this sophisticated cabaret-cum-sketch-show contains plenty of witty wordplay. Starring Ronnie Barker, with Terence Brady, Pauline Yates, Josephine Gordon, and Dick Abell.
2 CDs. 1 hr 59 mins.
|Publisher:||B B C Worldwide Americas|
|Product dimensions:||5.00(w) x 5.50(h) x 0.40(d)|
About the Author
One of the greatest entertainers of his generation, Ronnie Barker was loved by millions for his roles in classic shows Open All Hours, Porridge and The Frost Report. Born in Bedford in 1929, Ronnie Barker began writing and performing in radio shows such as The Navy Lark. Barker met his comedy partner Ronnie Corbett while working on The Frost Report. Legend has it that they were signed up by the BBC after they impressed producers by filling in when a technical hitch occurred during the BAFTA awards. A gifted character actor as well as comedy writer, Barker went to star in classic sitcoms Open All Hours and Porridge.