Bill Bailey: Dandelion Mind
Bill Bailey takes centre stage in Dandelion Mind, which is based loosely on the theme of doubt
Captured in performance live, and featuring his trademark musical interludes, observations and stories of the road, Bill Bailey takes centre stage in Dandelion Mind, which is based loosely on the theme of doubt, as we follow Bill from his real-life saga of being trapped by the ash cloud, to his barely contained rants about celebrity, TV, creationism and Michael Winner.
He demonstrates new instruments, both ancient and modern, he sings an internet love song, a lament about punk heroes, Iranian hip-hop, and plays a mean folk-bouzouki. Thomas the Doubter gets a new look, and Darwin's curious obsessions and the myth of intelligent design are all worked over in Bailey's own surreal style.
He revisits the music of his youth, with a brand-new French Disco re-working of Gary Numan's hit, Cars, played in his own inimitable way, and maybe some Wurzel-based remixes of classic German techno.
Just your normal Bill Bailey gig, then.
- Laugh track
- Live audience
- First broadcast
- Saturday 24th December 2011 on Channel 4 at 10:55pm
- Episode length
- 1 hour
- Last repeat
- Monday 10th September 2012 at 12:10am