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Posted By: Valmai Goodyear
12-Apr-11 - 10:22 AM
Thread Name: 'Round The Horne' - laughter hurts!
Subject: RE: 'Round The Horne' - laughter hurts!
Palone is Parlari for a girl.

Will, I heartily agree. I have the full set on CDs. There are some wonderful contemporary references. The very first show includes a spoof listing of forthcoming programmes, including 'an invitation to come dancing with Lord Boothby .... oh, I beg your pardon... an invitation to Come Dancing. With Lord Boothby in the studio this evening are ...' How they got away with that, given the height and depth of the Boothby scandal, Lord alone knows. And as for the reference, among a list of preposterous public events, to 'surreptitious beaver-wiping in the steam-room at Girton' ...

The single episode which outshines the rest for me is the musical version of Dr. Finlay's Casebook, which runs for a whole programme. The recording is a bit worn, but you can hear that the studio audience are on the point of hysterics from the very start. It's Series Two, Programme 7.

Valmai (Lewes)