Kenneth Horne(1907-1969), Comedian and broadcaster
(Charles) Kenneth Horne
Sitter in 4 portraits
A much-loved comedian and broadcaster, Horne served in the RAF during the Second World War, first broadcasting on radio in 1940 in the series Ack, Ack, Beer, Beer. In 1943, he created with Richard Murdoch the immensely popular series Much-Binding-in-the-Marsh, which ran until 1950. He was the Ken of Beyond our Ken and the anchorman for Round the Horne (1965-8). Horne also chaired the television quiz show Celebrity Challenge and the radio programme Twenty Questions. He has been described as 'a master of the scandalous double-meaning delivered with shining innocence'.
by Unknown photographer
gelatin silver print, 15 March 1950
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