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Last Updated: Wednesday, 21 December 2005, 11:53 GMT
BBC celebrates comic DJ Everett
The Kenny Everett Television Show in 1986
Kenny Everett took his surreal humour to television audiences
Digital radio station BBC7 is to broadcast archive material from zany DJ Kenny Everett thanks to a deal with a commercial radio station.

Kenny's Radio Days will play highlights from his stint at London's Capital Radio in the 1970s and 1980s.

The episodes, featuring Everett's space hero Captain Kremen and other creations, will be broadcast for four weeks from 29 December.

Everett, who died in 1995, was part of Radio 1's original line-up in 1967.

He joined Capital, one of the UK's first commercial broadcasters, weeks after its launch in 1973.

Everett teamed up with Dave Cash for a breakfast show before unleashing his humour on Saturday and Sunday mornings.

The BBC struck a deal with Capital's parent company GCap Media to obtain the material.

John Hirst, head of GCap's external content division Creation, told industry magazine Broadcast the Everett archive was treasured material from Capital Radio's history.

Everett's talent transferred to television, most successfully with The Kenny Everett Video Show for ITV, which began in 1978. Three years later his show moved to BBC One, where he spent most of the 1980s.

After his final TV series in 1988 he concentrated on radio, broadcasting on Capital Gold until 1993.

Kenny Everett's Radio Days begins at 2230 GMT on 29 December on BBC7.




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