Main content
Sorry, this episode is not currently available

The Pogues

Lenny Henry, more a fan of Luther Vandross, never quite got the London Irish band The Pogues. The time has come for his re-education as he asks - what's so great about the Pogues?

Lenny Henry never quite got The Pogues. From the fist time he saw the band on the TV in the 80's, with the singer banging a tray on his head during a drunken reverie, they have mystified this Luther Vandross fan. He goes on a journey of enlightenment through Poguedom speaking to musicians, the former manager, music critics and die hard fans to gain a better appreciation of this unmissable London Irish band. He explores the romantic and brutally realistic poetry of Shane McGowan and summons up the raw energy of their live performances as he asks - what's so great about The Pogues?

Producer Neil McCarthy.

30 minutes


Role Contributor
Presenter Lenny Henry
Producer Neil McCarthy