‘Last to Go’ 1959 performance on BBC6 on Pinter’s birthday

Yesterday was Harold Pinter’s birthday, and this event was marked on BBC Radio 6 (6 Music) by Jarvis Cocker (on his Sunday Service) by the broadcast of the original 1959 recording of ‘Last to Go’ from the Pieces of Eight collection of revue sketches. The broadcast featured legendary comic actor Kenneth Williams alongside Peter Reeves. This can be heard again for the remaining days of this week at:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00v760s#synopsis


The Sketch is at the 1:39.40 mark, and is followed by the theme tune to the 1967 film Accident, which of course was scripted by Pinter. The programme is worth listening to in its entirety, as it also contains an interview with Salman Rushdie. Territory restrictions may apply to the broadcast outside the UK.

Kenneth Williams

Kenneth Williams

More details of the original cast recording of Pieces of Eight is available here.

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