Thursday, 7 May 2009
Round the Horne
What am I, mid-forties now? Why has it taken me this long to realise that there's a descriptive double-entendre in the title of this show? Of course (entendre un) the main man's name actually was Horne; but then again (entendre deux) a good proportion of the whole (Rambling Sid Rumpo and Julian and Sandy hardly scratch the surface) was comedy generating laughs specifically by negotiating a particular path around the (taboo in the 60s) articulation of sexual feelings.