It was on French & Saunders that the unlikely duo Raw Sex was born. Acting as Dawn and Jennifer’s house band, Simon Brint and Roland Rivron played father and son Ken and Duane Bishop with Ken (Brint) on keyboards and the slobby, often drunken Duane (Rivron) on bongos. During their time on the show, the duo performed skits as Abba and The Pet Shop Boys but it is as the shambolic Ken and Duane that they are most affectionately remembered. Developed as an act in its own right outside of French & Saunders, their popularity was such that they even created a feature film, There’s No Business (1994), which went on to become a cult comedy classic. In recent years, Roland and Simon have become members of the Idiot Bastard Band – performing live shows alongside Adrian Edmondson, Phill Jupitus and Neil Innes.
With extracts and highlights form their career, Roland discusses this absurd, hugely influential and brilliant double act in conversation with comedian and writer Robin Ince.