The Boosh. Image shows from L to R: Vince Noir (Noel Fielding), Howard Moon (Julian Barratt). Copyright: BBC
The Boosh

The Boosh

  • Radio sitcom
  • BBC Radio 4
  • 2001
  • 6 episodes (1 series)

Surreal radio sitcom about Howard and Vince, two zookeepers. Stars Julian Barratt and Noel Fielding. Also features Rich Fulcher.

Press clippings

Mighty Boosh reunion for Record Store Day

The Mighty Boosh - Noel Feilding & Julian Barratt - will be UK ambassadors for Record Store Day this year.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 9th April 2019

7 TV shows that started out on radio

Radio has always been the perfect testing ground for some of the biggest names in comedy today.

Clarisse Loughrey, The Independent, 27th September 2017

Tributes following death of producer John Pidgeon

Tributes have been coming in today for John Pidgeon, who has died aged 69.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 19th July 2016

Try to catch the last in the series of The Boosh. Fans of Noel Fielding and Julian Barratt's absurdist comedy will be aware that The Mighty Boosh (absurdly enough) started life in 2001 as a radio series on GLR, sandwiched in the middle of the football coverage. If you enjoyed the first TV series - set in a zoo - and you subscribe to the view that pictures are better on the radio, you'll like this episode. Howard and Vince have their first encounter with the cockney hitcher as they take Tony the Prawn (a psychological killer) to the animal offenders' zoo run by Bob Fossil's twin brother Wilbur. Some of the themes and songs will be familiar, some will be new. But the tunes are all earworms that will burrow their way in for a good 24 hours. "I'm Bob Fossil / And my anger is colossal ... "

Celine Bijleveld, The Guardian, 21st January 2010

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