Nanti Everything

  • Terence Hawkes


Round The Home was a well-known BBC radio comedy series of the 1960s, with audience figures running into millions. Featuring the urbane talents of the comedian Kenneth Home, it placed him each week at the centre of a number of bizarre and often bitingly witty sketches. Amongst the most popular were those in which he regularly encountered the dubious business enterprises of an outrageously ‘gay’ couple, ‘Julian and Sandy’, played with considerable vivacity by Hugh Paddick and Kenneth Williams. In them much is made of Julian and Sandy’s use of ‘the polari’.1


Linguistic Item Audience Figure Good Soldier Poetic Vision Cultural Appropriation 
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Works cited

  1. Baker, Paul (2000) ‘Bona To Vada Your Dolly Old Eke! Construction of Gay Identity in the Julian and Sandy Radio Sketches’, Working Paper No. 114, Lancaster: Centre for Language in Social Life, Department of Linguistics and Modern English Language, Lancaster University.Google Scholar
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  • Terence Hawkes

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