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Beware of Mr Baker

Jay Bulger catches up with the irascible Cream drummer Ginger Baker at his ranch in South Africa. He reflects on his sixty-year career that led him to sellout stadium concerts.

imagine... presents Beware of Mr Baker. In this award-winning documentary, Cream drummer Ginger Baker reflects on his sixty-year career. It began in the jazz clubs of Soho and led to sellout stadium concerts, via the back streets of Lagos. The film's director Jay Bulger catches up with the irascible instrumentalist at his ranch in South Africa to talk drums, drugs and everything in-between. Has the young director bitten off more than he can chew?

1 hour, 30 minutes

Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • Cream


  • Ginger Baker’s Air Force

    Da Da Man

  • Louis Armstrong & His All-Stars

    Boff Boff

  • The Quintet

    Salt Peanuts

  • Bill Laswell

    Horses and Trees

  • The Graham Bond Organisation


  • The Graham Bond Organisation

    Ho Ho Country Kicking Blues

  • Alexis Korner’s Blues Incorporated

    The Captain’s Tiger

  • The Graham Bond Organisation


  • The Graham Bond Organisation

    Oh Baby

  • Cream

    White Room

  • Cream

    I Feel Free

  • Cream

    Tales of Brave Ulysses

  • Cream

    Sunshine of Your Love

  • Cream


  • Cream

    We're Going Wrong

  • Blind Faith

    Can’t Find My Way Home

  • Ginger Baker’s Air Force


  • Ginger Baker & Fela Kuti


  • Ginger Baker & Fela Kuti

    Tiwa (It’s Our Own)

  • Baker Gurvitz Army


  • Baker Gurvitz Army

    Thirsty for the Blues

  • Baker Gurvitz Army

    The Artist

  • Ginger Baker and Material & Ginger Baker

    Mountain Time

  • Masters of Reality

    John Brown

  • Ginger Baker & DJQ20

    Dangle the Carrot

  • Cream

    Blue Condition


Role Contributor
Producer Jay Bulger
Director Jay Bulger
Series Editor Alan Yentob


  • Tue 7 Jul 2015 22:40
  • Tue 7 Jul 2015 23:10
  • Sat 1 Aug 2015 02:15
  • Sun 5 May 2019 22:00

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