BBC biopic of Everett announced
Late comedian Kenny Everett's colourful life will be the subject of a new BBC biopic.
BBC4 controller Richard Klein has announced plans for the drama, which will feature newcomer Oliver Lansley as the notorious gay comedian.
The 90-minute film, entitled The Best Possible Taste, will focus on Everett's relationship with his wife - to be played by former Coronation Street actress Katherine Kelly. Everett married Lee Middleton in 1966, but they separated 13 years later.
Klein says, "Kenny Everett was a genuine original: wild and unfocused 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 reconsider Kenny's undoubted impact and legacy, makes this a very BBC4 drama."
The funnyman is best known for '80s series The Kenny Everett Television Show, which featured many of his outlandish comic characters creations, including Sid Snot and Cupid Stunt.
He died from an AIDS-related illness in 1995.