Do Not Adjust Your Set (1967–1969)

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The Bonzo Dog Dooh Dah Band, an eccentric English group featuring Neil Innes was fronted by the late Vivian Stanshall.

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1969   1968   1967  
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Denise Coffey ...
 Various Characters / ... (21 episodes, 1967-1969)
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 Various Characters / ... (21 episodes, 1967-1969)
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 Various Characters / ... (21 episodes, 1967-1969)
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 Various Characters / ... (21 episodes, 1967-1969)
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 Various Characters (21 episodes, 1967-1969)
Neil Innes ...
 Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band (21 episodes, 1967-1969)
Vivian Stanshall ...
 Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band (21 episodes, 1967-1969)
'Legs' Larry Smith ...
 Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band (21 episodes, 1967-1969)
Roger Ruskin Spear ...
 Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band (21 episodes, 1967-1969)
Rodney Slater ...
 Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band (19 episodes, 1968-1969)
The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band ...
 Themselves (13 episodes, 1967-1968)
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The Bonzo Dog Dooh Dah Band, an eccentric English group featuring Neil Innes was fronted by the late Vivian Stanshall.

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Family | Comedy

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26 December 1967 (UK)  »

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(28 episodes) | (1 episode)

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1.33 : 1
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David Jason looked back on the show as "in some small way, I was following in the path of my heroes, Laurel and Hardy and Buster Keaton, and it made me very happy. I felt that, if I did nothing else in my career, I'd always have Captain Fantastic." See more »

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Chef Ivor Clarke: Ten shillings in sixpences, forty-two pounds in thruppences, and seven pence. It's going to be a rather rich pudding, but who cares.
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Referenced in The Pythons: Somewhere in Tunisia, Circa A.D. 1979 (1979) See more »

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pre-Python by a whisker ...
1 February 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Along with the 1948 Show (which featured Pythons-to-be John Cleese and Graham Chapman), DNAYS is revered and sought-after as a missing piece of the puzzle of pre-Python lunacy. Bringing together the other four Pythons (Michael Palin, Terry Jones, Eric Idle - all looking impossibly young - and cartoonist Terry Gilliam) it was an anarchic and silly series, aimed (supposedly) at kids but with much to offer everyone else.

Alongside Palin & co. there was David Jason (now a huge favourite of British TV with Only Fools and Horses, A Touch of Frost, and much more), Denise Coffey (now whatever happened to her?) and the musical antics of the wonderful Bonzo Dog (Doo Dah) Band. Basically a dozen or so twenty-something guys (and a girl) letting their hair down and having a laugh would sum up DNAYS perfectly.

Although the series has rarely been re-run - I think two episodes have been on TV in the last twenty years as part of retrospective telly nights, including the Christmas special Do Not Adjust Your Stocking - the good news is that over half the episodes as filmed have survived the ravages of time and the mass wiping of tapes that went on in the 1960s and 1970s. Occasionally liberated from archives for the odd screening, the series holds up well and is extremely off-the-wall and funny. It would be wonderful to see it out on DVD.


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