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Katherine Kelly in Kenny Everett biopic: First picture

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The first picture of Oliver Lansley and ex-Coronation Street star Katherine Kelly in Kenny Everett biopic The Best Possible Taste has been released.

BBC Four's Tim Whitnall-penned drama will follow the "unconventional love story" of late maverick comic and DJ Everett (Oliver Lansley), and his wife Lee Middleton (Kelly), who were married for 13 years between 1966 and 1979.

The Best Possible Taste: Kenny Everett (OLIVER LANSLEY), Lee Everett (KATHERINE KELLY)

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The 90-minute biopic will celebrate Everett's life and career and will feature his famous comic creations Sid Snot and Cupid Stunt.

"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," said BBC Four controller Richard Klein.

"Re-evaluating this talented and exuberant personality, enabling audiences to reconsider Kenny's undoubted impact and legacy, makes this a very BBC Four drama."

Damien Timmer of production company Mammoth Screen said: "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!"

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