Wednesday 28 August 2013

Julian and Sandy - Bona Books

With apologies to my many valued readers overseas who may find this utterly baffling - a magnificent sketch from Round the Horne featuring the immortal Julian and Sandy (the sadly mortal Kenneth Williams and Hugh Paddick).

Written by Marty Feldman and Barry Took, the encounter with Kenneth Horne is rendered in  mesmerising Polari - 1950s gay slang mixed with Romany, Cockney and God Knows What. This recording is accompanied by travelling shots of the King's Road in Chelsea, where Jules and Sand used to camp out.

Listen here. And if you ever need a Polari lexicon try here.

© British Broadcasting Corporation

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