Stand up comic, jazz personality, vaudeville entertainer, impersonator and guru, Lord Buckley influenced a generation of Americans, from Frank Sinatra and Lennie Bruce to Bob Dylan and the Grateful Dead.
Buckley aficionado C.P.
Lee unravels the complex story of the man whose bohemian lifestyle and "hipsemantic" routines, based on jive vernacular, provoked the authorities but delighted audiences.
The programme features clips from some of Buckley's finest recordings, including his version of Marc Antony's Funeral Oration to Caesar, which begins: "Hipsters, flipsters, and finger-popping daddies, knock me your lobes!".