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When Freddie Mercury met Kenny Everett

When Freddie Mercury met Kenny Everett - Channel 4

Freddie Mercury and Kenny Everett were among Britain's most flamboyant, outrageous and best-loved entertainers. For nearly 15 years, the lead singer of Queen and the zany radio DJ and television comedian found their lives and destinies intertwined. Meeting in 1974 on Kenny's radio show the pair instantly hit it off. While Kenny was able to assist Freddie's career by plugging Bohemian Rhapsody to enormous success, Freddie encouraged Kenny to be at ease with his sexuality.

This documentary examines the friendship between these two unique men and how the excess of shared parties, drugs and promiscuous sex destroyed their friendship and their lives. With contributions from Tony Blackburn, Barry Cryer, Bob Harris, David Evans, Kenny's ex-wife, Lee Everett-Alkin and Freddie's last long-term partner, Jim Hutton.

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