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Posted By: Valmai Goodyear
15-Apr-11 - 05:22 AM
Thread Name: 'Round The Horne' - laughter hurts!
Subject: RE: 'Round The Horne' - laughter hurts!
The BBC CD collection includes a programme called The Bona History of Julian and Sandy, presented by Maureen Lipman. It shows how J&S helped to change public opinion and make gay men accepted at a time when homosexuality was illegal and could hardly be discussed; J&S were lovable as well as being laughable, and certainly not a menace or a threat.

Interestingly J. Peasemould Gruntfuttock did not achieve the same result for delusional dirty old men, nor Rambling Sid Rumpo for folk-singers.

Valmai (Lewes)