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From 20/04/1974

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.

1 hour

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Fri 21 Aug 2020 22:30

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