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Gaga for Dada: The Original Art Rebels

Jim Moir aka Vic Reeves goes on an irreverent trip into the world of influential avant-garde art movement Dada.

First broadcast in 2016 to coincide with the one-hundredth anniversary of the emergence of Dada, Jim Moir aka Vic Reeves goes on an irreverent trip into the world of the influential avant-garde art movement.

Absurd, provocative and subversive, Dada began as a response to the madness of World War I. But its radical way of looking at the world inspired generations of artists, writers and musicians, from Monty Python to punk, Bowie to Banksy.

Jim restages an early Dada performance in Zurich's Cabaret Voltaire, where the movement began. Among those joining him in his playful celebration of the Dadaists and their impact are Armando Iannucci, Terry Gilliam, designer Neville Brody and artists Michael Landy and Cornelia Parker.

1 hour

Last on

Sun 5 Dec 2021 23:35

Music Played

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

  • 00:03


    Da Da Da

  • 00:06

    The LOX

    The Snitch (Interlude)

  • 00:06

    Charles Mingus

    Boogie Stop Shuffle

  • 00:11



  • 00:14


    Kids With Guns

  • 00:17

    Sex Pistols

    Anarchy In The U.K.

  • 00:19

    Fela Kuti


  • 00:20

    David Bowie

    Let's Dance

  • 00:23


    All Alone

  • 00:24

    Daft Punk

    Da Funk

  • 00:37

    Baxter Dury

    Picnic On The Edge

  • 00:45

    Depeche Mode

    Just Can't Get Enough

  • 00:45

    Bryan Ferry

    Let's Work Together

  • 00:46

    Depeche Mode

    Just Can't Get Enough

  • 00:52

    Fela Kuti

    Water No Get Enemy

  • 00:53

    Wayne Hill

    Left Bank Two ('Vision On Gallery' Theme Tune)

    Performer: The Noveltones.


Role Contributor
Presenter Jim Moir
Participant Armando Iannucci
Participant Terry Gilliam
Participant Neville Brody
Participant Michael Landy
Participant Cornelia Parker
Producer Simon Lloyd
Director Simon Lloyd
Executive Producer Richard Bright


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