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The Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band: Anarchy Must Be Organised

Neil Innes looks at the collision of art, humour, music and anarchy of the Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band. From 2016.

2016 saw the fiftieth 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.

Neil Innes died in December 2019 at the age of 75.

Producer: Laura Grimshaw

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2016.

1 hour

Last on

Fri 5 Mar 2021 21:00


  • Sat 12 Mar 2016 20:00
  • Sat 18 Jan 2020 08:00
  • Sat 18 Jan 2020 15:00
  • Sun 19 Jan 2020 03:00
  • Fri 5 Mar 2021 21:00



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