Eric Idle - Radio 5

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1973051920161007 (BBC7)
20200807 (BBC7)
Following his TV success with Monty Python in the 1970s, Eric Idle's first solo venture - predating BBC2's Rutland Weekend Television by a year - was his very own hour-long music and comedy shows for BBC Radio 1.

Ever the innovator, Idle's Radio 5 pre-dated the real BBC network of that name by some 18 years!

Eric links his eclectic choice of music (from the Beach Boys to Joni Mitchell) with self-penned sketches, for which he provides all of the voices.

Sketches include: unusual ways to join the Radio 5 Club and the latest headlines from The World at Radio One.

A weatherman can't quite manage to sign off his bulletin - plus a new panel game called Absolute Rubbish.

Producer: Clive Burrows

First broadcast on BBC Radio 1 medium wave and VHF in May 1973.

Enjoy the new panel game Absolute Rubbish. Comedy spoof with Eric Idle.

The Python's first solo work, featuring sketches and music, first broadcast on Radio 1.

A chance to hear Absolute Rubbish, a new panel game. Comedy with Eric Idle.

Following his TV success with Monty Python in the 1970s, Eric Idle's first solo venture - predating Rutland Weekend Television by a year - was his very own hour-long music and comedy shows on BBC Radio 1.

Ever the innovator, Idle's Radio Five pre-dated the real BBC network of that name by some 18 years.
Eric links his eclectic choice of music (from the Beach Boys to Joni Mitchell) with self-penned sketches, for which he provides all of the voices.

Sketches include: unusual ways to join the Radio Five Club and the latest headlines from The World at Radio One. A weatherman can't quite manage to sign off his bulletin - and a new panel game called Absolute Rubbish.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 1 in May 1973.

1973052620161014 (BBC7)
20200814 (BBC7)
"Radio 2 has on at the moment a rather lovely blue frock". Continuity confusion from Eric Idle.

An eclectic hour of music choices with self-penned sketches, for which Eric provides all of the voices.

Radio 5 was Eric Idle's first solo venture, post-Monty Python, for BBC Radio 1.

Ever the innovator, Idle's Radio 5 pre-dated the real BBC network of that name by some 18 years!

Producer: Clive Burrows

First broadcast on BBC Radio 1 medium wave and VHF in May 1973.

'Radio 2 has on at the moment a rather lovely blue frock'.

The Python's first solo work, featuring sketches and music, first broadcast on Radio 1.

1974042020161021 (BBC7)
20200821 (BBC7)
5 live was still just a twinkle when Eric Idle multi-tasked for BBC Radio 1.

The Python's first solo work, featuring sketches and music, first broadcast on Radio 1.