A Conversation for Kenneth Williams - the Actor

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Post 1

Stealth Munchkin

Sounds picky I know, but it was Round the Horne (not Around) and Sid James was already in Hancock's Half Hour on the radio (as indeed was Hattie Jacques)...


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Post 2

I'm not really here

I thought it was that Bernard person that was in most of the Carry On films.


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Post 3

Stealth Munchkin

No - Bernard Bresslaw was never in Hancock - you *might* be thinking of Bill Cantrememberhislastname - the Australian bloke who was Hancock's flatmate in the early radio shows.


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Post 4

Drool Frood the Second

I thought it was Dick Emery who coined the phrase 'Oh you are awful'
then adds 'but I like you'


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Post 5

MDS

It was Bill Kerr in Hancock's Half Hour. He played the dim-witted Australian.

Snide's catch phrase was actually 'Oh, don't be like that.' A typical exchange would run something like this:

(There is a knock at the front door; Hancock answers it)

Snide: Good Evening.

Hancock: What do you want ?

Snide: I'm your next door neighbour.

Hancock: Make the most of it. We're moving tomorrow.

Snide: Oh, don't be like that.

You really need to hear the Snide voice for the dialogue to work. He is the last person you would want living next door.

'You Are Awful' was definitely Dick Emery.


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Post 6

BluesSlider

Yep, I'm old enough to remember, and it was definitely Dick Emery.


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Post 7

Ashley


Thanks guys smiley - smiley

Should all be better now. smiley - smiley


Well Done DD !!!

Post 8

Matthew Kershaw

All I wanted to say was well done DD !!! smiley - smiley

I might even get around to watching a Carry On film one of these days... smiley - smiley

Oh, and reading KW diaries as I've heard the KW Diary tapes and they are 'interesting'... smiley - winkeye

M.K*


Well Done DD !!!

Post 9

Demon Drawer

Drool Kenneth Williams was using 'Oooh you are awful' on 'Round the Horne' long before Dick Emery used it, there is somewhere in Ken's diaries a typically scathing comment about Emery using his phrase, quite a diatrite on the word palgarist which is why Emery added the 'But I like you' to his phrase.


Well Done DD !!!

Post 10

Demon Drawer

It was always aprt of the snide charector


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Post 11

MDS

Thinking about it, his most famous catch-phrase was actually "Stop messing about!" And that definitely WAS Snide.

I don't remember hearing the character on Round The Horne, though. Gruntfuttock, certainly, but not Snide. Perhaps it was Beyond Our Ken, in the early days. I haven't read his diaries.

My favourite character was Rambling Syd Rumpo, the abysmal folk singer (may your cordwangle always play true!)


Well Done DD !!!

Post 12

Stealth Munchkin

Snide was *definitely* used on Round The Horne - usually on the 'action serial' bits...
I like Rambling Sid, but my favourites were probably Julian and Sandy....


Well Done DD !!!

Post 13

Wand'rin star

He was very good as Evil Edna in the children's programme I can't remember the name of , though it might have been Will'o the Wisp?


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Post 14

Stealth Munchkin

Yeah, it was Will O'The Wisp - in fact he did all the voices for that...


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Post 15

Demon Drawer

Indeed he did I forgot about them


Well Done DD !!!

Post 16

Drool Frood the Second

You learn somethng new everyday.I didn't know that KW was using oh you are awful before Dick Emery,however I cannot recall him using that precise phrase on Round the Horn.
As for Will o the Wisp yep he did all the voices for that as far as I know.


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