Arthur Smith recalls the unique comic talent of Hardee who died earlier this year.

Hardee played a central role in the early development of alternative comedy, he was a legend within the comedy circuit yet largely unknown outside of it.

The stories surrounding him include Hardee driving a tractor through a fellow performers show at the Edinburgh Fringe, and stealing Freddie Mercury's birthday cake.

With contributions from Jeremy Hardy, Mark Lamarr, Mark Steel, Nick Wilty, Glenn Tilbrook and Martin Soan (The Greatest Show on Legs).

Broadcast Dates

  • 20050705