These readings by Kenneth Williams from his autobiography were first broadcast on Radio 4 in 1985. They incorporate his 1930s childhood in London, barrack-room life in Singapore during the last months of World War II, his stage career in the 1950s and 1960s, and radio and cinema fame.
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Kenneth Williams was one of the great institutions of British entertainment. For nearly forty years his inimitable performances on stage, screen and radio delighted audiences around the world, and his autobiography recalls the most memorable moments from this time.
Barrack-room life in Singapore, post-war repertory, his roles in revue and on the London stage of the fifties and sixties, his famous cameos in great radio shows such as 'Hancock's Half Hour', 'Round the Horne' and 'Just a Minute', his friendships with people such as Ingrid Bergman, Maggie Smith, Orson Welles, Noel Coward, Joe Orton, Stanley Baxter and Gordon Jackson – all these are described with his special brand of humour and intelligence.
"Fascinating… amiable, intelligent, and full of good stories"
JOHN LAHR, 'TLS'
"Exceptionally well written… laughs to be had in plenty"
PAUL BAILEY, 'Observer'
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Book Description HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, 1993. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0006370829