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Transmission: Wednesday, 4th July 2007

Damon and Jamie's Excellent Adventure

Alan Yentob speaks exclusively with Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett as they embark on a new creative endeavour and their first collaboration outside the Gorillaz partnership.

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Damon and Jamie's Excellent Adventure 

Gallery: Monkey Opening Night Preview

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Posted: Friday, 29th June 2007

Flying zombies, spider women, Princess Iron Fan...

See images of the full dress rehearsal before the audience were ushered into the opening night of Damon Albarn, Jamie Hewlett and Chen Shi Zheng's hotly anticipated opera, Monkey, Journey To The West.

Watch Damon and Jamie's Excellent Adventure on 4th July 2007 on BBC One.

Image credit: Joel Fildes.

Damon and Jamie's Excellent Adventure 

Video: Monkeying Around

Video: Monkeying Around Play Video

Posted: Wednesday, 27th June 2007

Limb contortions, plate spinning, rope dangling, human pyramids... It's all in a day's work for the acrobats who will star in Monkey, Journey To The West.

We've caught them in action, hard at work during rehearsals for the opera.

Watch Damon and Jamie's Excellent Adventure on 4th July 2007 on BBC One.

Damon and Jamie's Excellent Adventure 

Video: Damon's Musical Journey

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Posted: Monday, 25th June 2007

“I made that critical shift you have to when you’ve been a song writer into being a composer.”

Watch Damon Albarn, Blur front man and brain behind Gorillaz, on the process of writing the opera Monkey, Journey To The West.

Watch Damon and Jamie's Excellent Adventure on 4th July 2007 on BBC One.

Damon and Jamie's Excellent Adventure 

Video: Jamie Hewlett's Monkey Memories

Video: Jamie Hewlett's Monkey Memories

Posted: 25th Jun 2007

"Friday night, school's finished, watch Monkey." Watch artist Jamie Hewlett share some of his designs for the character Monkey.

Damon and Jamie's Excellent Adventure 

Video: Chen Shi-Zheng's Dream World

Video: Chen Shi-Zheng's Dream World

Posted: 25th Jun 2007

The director of Monkey, Journey To The West, Chen Shi-Zheng, on his first Monkey encounter.

Damon and Jamie's Excellent Adventure 

Gallery: Monkey Practice

Gallery: Monkey Practice

Posted: 22nd Jun 2007

Monkey, Journey To The West will star more than 40 Chinese acrobats, martial artists and vocalists. See a sneak preview of the rehearsals.

Damon and Jamie's Excellent Adventure 

Gallery: Monkey Train

Gallery: Monkey Train

Posted: 20th Jun 2007

Celebrating the upcoming opera Monkey, Journey to the West, Gorillaz's artist Jamie "Tank Girl" Hewlett is sending a train of monkeys cross country…

Damon and Jamie's Excellent Adventure 

Episode Guide: Damon and Jamie's Excellent Adventure

Episode Guide: Damon and Jamie's Excellent Adventure

Posted: 17th May 2007

Alan Yentob speaks exclusively with Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett as they embark on a new creative endeavour and their first collaboration outside the Gorillaz partnership.



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