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The death of Tony Gray of The Alberts, who linked BBC2’s awful opening to The Goons, the Bonzo Dogs & Monty Python

Fifty years ago this Sunday – 20th April 1964 – the BBC2 television channel was due to start with a special programme The Albert’s Channel Too by anarchic comedy duo The Alberts. It was billed as coming “direct from the … Continue reading


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The link between Brecht, Milligan, Python, The Bonzos and Stephen Fry

My previous blog was about how Michael Livesley – a fan of Vivian Stanshall and The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band first staged his version of Vivian Stanshall’s radio/LP record/film of Sir Henry at Rawlinson End. “The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band started in … Continue reading

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In memory of Vivian Stanshall and the Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band

I got an email from Michael Livesley. It said: “I just now came across your blog on The Alberts whilst researching their Evening of British Rubbish show.” “I am currently making a radio documentary about the career of Neil Innes. There is a promo … Continue reading

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Reactions to Phil Klein’s comments that comedians have no honesty or integrity

In my blog yesterday, I quoted comedian Phil Klein saying, among other things, that “the world of comedy is fucking boring… you pretend you’re mates with other comedians, when the truth is you are trying to get one over each other … Continue reading


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