The Bonzo Dog Dooh Dah Band, an eccentric English group featuring Neil Innes was fronted by the late Vivian Stanshall.
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Denise Coffey ...
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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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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 described the show as "all sorts of nothing much. Whatever else you wanted to say, there was nothing like it at the time and all the kids locked onto it. It spoke to them - they could feel proprietorial about it. It was their humor: none of the adults got it. Mums and Dads would say I don't know what you're watching this rubbish for and that just elevated it higher in kids estimations. It was mad." 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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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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