5 live was still just a twinkle when Eric Idle multi-tasked for BBC Radio 1. With bandleader's pets and crazy theories. From April 1974.
Rising prices, bandleader's pets and some startling theories...
An eclectic hour of music choices with self-penned sketches, for which Eric provides all of the voices.
Radio 5 was Eric Idle's first solo venture, post-Monty Python, for BBC Radio 1.
Ever the innovator, Idle's Radio 5 pre-dated the real BBC network of that name by some 18 years!
Producer: Clive Burrows
First broadcast on BBC Radio 1 medium wave and VHF in April 1974.
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