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The Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band: Anarchy Must Be Organised

4 Extra Debut. Neil Innes looks at the collision of art, humour, music and anarchy that permeated the Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band. From 2016.

2016 saw the 50th anniversary of the Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band going “professional” – kick-starting the chaos with a performance on the bastion of psychedelia and avant-garde: Blue Peter.

The legendary Neil Innes looks back at the influence and influences of the Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band and the collision of art, humour, music, language and anarchy that permeated the band’s career.

Archive interviews and performances accompany new interviews with Legs Larry Smith, Rodney Slater, Vernon Dudley Bowhay Nowell, Sam Spoons, and Bob Kerr and contributions from friends and fans including Terry Gilliam, Adrian Edmondson, Kevin Eldon, Diane Morgan, Rick Wakeman and Stephen Fry.

Producer: Laura Grimshaw
Made for Radio 4 Extra

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2016.

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