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Thread #153578 Message #3597812
Posted By: Howard Jones
03-Feb-14 - 07:53 AM
Thread Name: Kenneth Williams as Rambling Sid Rumpo
Subject: RE: Kenneth Williams as Rambling Sid Rumpo
The whole premise of 'Round the Horne', in which Rambling Sid Rumpo featured, was to see how many outrageous double-entendres they could include. For a programme broadcast at Sunday lunchtimes on the Light Programme it was extraordinary what they managed to get away with. Rambling Sid should be viewed in this context, rather than as simply a spoof of folk songs. By using made-up dialect words (the meaning of which seemed to vary from song to song) the songs managed to be entirely unobjectionable on the one hand while appearing to be somehow indefinably rude on the other. I loved them.