The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band: Anarchy Must Be Organised. Image shows from L to R: Adrian Edmondson, Neil Innes

Key details

Genre
Documentary
Broadcast
2016
Channels
BBC Radio 4
Episodes
1
Features
Neil Innes, Legs Larry Smith, Rodney Slater, Vernon Dudley Bowhay Nowell, Sam Spoons, Bob Kerr, Terry Gilliam, Adrian Edmondson and more
Producer
Laura Grimshaw

2016 saw the 50th anniversary of The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band going "professional" - kick-starting the chaos with a performance on the bastion of psychedelia and avant-garde: Blue Peter.

The legendary Neil Innes looks back at the influence and influences of the Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band and the collision of art, humour, music, language and anarchy that permeated the band's career.

Archive interviews and performances accompany new interviews with Legs Larry Smith, Rodney Slater, Vernon Dudley Bowhay Nowell, Sam Spoons, and Bob Kerr and contributions from friends and fans including Terry Gilliam, Adrian Edmondson, Kevin Eldon, Diane Morgan, Rick Wakeman and Stephen Fry.

Additional details

Production
Studio

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Saturday 12th March 2016 at 8pm on BBC Radio 4
Episode length
1 hour
All previous repeats
  • Sunday 19th January 2020 at 3:00am on Radio 4 Extra
  • Saturday 18th January 2020 at 3:00pm on Radio 4 Extra
  • Saturday 18th January 2020 at 8:00am on Radio 4 Extra

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