20 dicembre 2009

Great Lives, serie radiofonica di Matthew Parris su BBC Radio 4, si occuperà di Vivian Stanshall martedì prossimo, 22 dicembre, con inizio alle 16.30 (ora locale). Il programma andrà poi in replica anche la sera di Natale, il 25, alle 23.00. Intervengono l'amico e compagno Neil Innes e Ki Longfellow, moglie di Stanshall e oggi curatrice di molte sue memorie anche attraverso il sito web Ginger Geezer.

Matthew Parris presents the biographical series in which his guests choose someone who has inspired their lives.
Musician and performer Neil Innes discusses the life of his Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band colleague and friend Vivian Stanshall. Neil recalls the moment he met Vivian Stanshall in London: he was wearing Billy Bunter trousers, a Victorian frock coat and horrible purple pince-nez glasses and carrying a euphonium. So began a friendship and a musical partnership that exploded into life with The Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band, culminating in tours and TV series. Vivian's second wife, Ki Longfellow, joins the discussion to help explore the man behind the colourful public persona.