Mitch Benn Specials

Episodes

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01The Freewheelin' Mitch Benn2015082520150901 (BBC7)
20150902 (BBC7)

Mitch Benn explores his comedy connections to the story of Bob Dylan.

Everybody knows that Elvis changed everything. Everybody knows that the Beatles changed everything. Not as many people realise that Bob Dylan actually DID change everything.

Mitch Benn looks at how Bob Dylan changed what it is to be a songwriter, changed what it is to be a rock star and, more than anyone, changed what it is to be a singer.

Written by and starring Mitch Benn

Producer: Alexandra Smith.

02Mitch Benn Is The Fat Pink Duke2015090120150908 (BBC7)
20150909 (BBC7)

Musical satirist Mitch Benn explores his comedy connections to the story of David Bowie.

David Bowie is the first rock star Mitch can remember being aware of.

He was two, David was Ziggy Stardust, and he remembers feeling that while he liked him he didn't really get him. As he's grown up - and David Bowie has grown up right along side - Mitch realises that Not Really Getting David Bowie is the whole point...

Mitch Benn takes you on a whistlestop tour of Bowie's back catalogue, examining his legacy and Mitch's own personal connection to his music.

This is a comedy show for anyone who's ever bought a record or fallen in love with a song.

Written by and starring Mitch Benn

Producer: Alexandra Smith.

03 LASTMitch Benn Has Left The Building2015090820150915 (BBC7)
20150916 (BBC7)

Musical satirist Mitch Benn explores his comedy connections to the story of Elvis Presley.

Elvis is one of the most impersonated men in history. But it's a surprising complex persona to inhabit.

Mitch Benn explores the man behind the phenomenon called 'Elvis'...

Humble Southern boy or bejewelled megalomaniac emperor?

Fearless rebel or gormless yes-man?

Pioneer and innovator or showbiz sell-out?

Rock and roll's greatest triumph or its most tragic waste?

From the early rock and roll years, to Mr. Presley post-army; food addiction; and his Las Vegas residency in THE SUIT...With a glorious mix of musical parodies and trivia, Mitch Benn is going to find out.

Written by and starring Mitch Benn

Producer: Alexandra Smith/Ed Morrish.