Newcomer Oliver Lansley will play Kenny in the 90-minute film, while Kelly will play his wife Lee Middleton.
Richard Klein, Controller, BBC Four, commented: “Kenny Everett was a genuine original: wild and un-focused maybe, but also deliciously anarchic and always entertaining. In many ways Kenny was a very modern celebrity, wearing his heart on his sleeve while coping with a complex life. Re-evaluating this talented and exuberant personality, enabling audiences to re-consider Kenny’s undoubted impact and legacy, makes this a very BBC Four drama.”
Executive producer Damien Timmer added: “The Best Possible Taste is a bold celebration of Kenny’s unique talent, scripted by Tim Whitnall in his TV writing debut. We’re thrilled to have Oli Lansley and Katherine Kelly playing Kenny and Lee in a story which encompasses pirate radio, Hot Gossip and the 1983 Tory Party conference!”
Directed by James Strong (Doctor Who, United), The Best Possible Taste is currently filming around London.
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