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Ken Tynan did not find it hard

To get a name as avant-garde.

He thought that couples might engage In copulating on the stage.

The plan was, BBC made clear,

Not only silly but sincere.

He was not heavily attacked

For saying they should do the act, The fuss began when he was heard Employing a four-letter word. Huw Wheldon, hearing it, recalled He was surprised but not appalled. One would have thought him well advised To have been appalled but not surprised.