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The Kenny Everett Video Show

Kenny Everett was the stage name of Maurice Cole, a much-loved comedian, DJ and TV personality from Liverpool. His career began in radio, including pirate stations, Radio Luxembourg and the fledgling BBC Radio 1. TV work gradually followed, and he made three series for LWT in the early 1970s – now sadly wiped. Kenny was a big fan of tape recorders, using them to create sound effects, high-speed voices and comedy jingles. It was this skill, combined with his irreverent and camp comedy persona that fed into his TV work. Thames offered him his own late-night sketch show in 1978: here are two openers from the second series in 1979.