Do Not Adjust Your Set




Do Not Adjust Your Set

3-Disc DVD Set   

From the British Film Institute



To be released: 9th September, will be posted after this date

Contains 3 discs WITH SUBTITLES

Director: Daphne Shadwell

The most definitive release to date of the ground-breaking sketch show, one of the most innovative and influential British
comedy series of the Swinging Sixties.

Innovative and influential, and originally envisaged as a children’s show, Do Not Adjust Your Set was a madcap early-evening comedy sketch show that quickly acquired a cult following with Swinging Sixties adults, who rushed home from work to see it.

Written by and starring Michael Palin, Terry Jones and Eric Idle, with performances and material by David Jason and Denise Coffey, it provided an early showcase for the hilarious animations of Terry Gilliam, and the brilliantly bizarre musical antics of the legendary Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band. 

For the first time anywhere, all the fully existing episodes from the Rediffusion and Thames series are brought together in a deluxe package that includes five episodes new to DVD, at least two of which were previously thought lost, alongside new interviews with series creator and producer Humphrey Barclay, writer and performer Michael Palin, uninvited guest star Tim Brooke-Taylor, animations from Terry Gilliam’s personal film collection, and a new documentary about the Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band, featuring interviews with 1960s originators and key personnel Neil Innes, Rodney Slater, Roger Ruskin-Spear and “Legs” Larry Smith. 

Features five episodes never before released on DVD, including the long-thought-lost Boxing Day pilot episode, the recently-recovered Series 1 Episode 4, the Summer-Special Special Edition, the full-length Do Not Adjust Your Stocking Christmas Special and the only fully-existing show from Series 2: episode 2

Includes brand-new scans of three hilarious Terry Gilliam animations made for the programme, never before seen on DVD: The Christmas Card, Beware of the Elephants and Learning to Live With an Elephant.

Brand new interview with series creator and producer Humphrey Barclay; three separate newly filmed interviews with Michael Palin, John Cleese and Tim Brooke-Taylor.

Brand new hour-long documentary Bonzos on the Box, celebrating madcap music-makers the Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band and their part in the show, including new interviews with key-players Neil Innes, Rodney Slater, Roger Ruskin-Spear and “Legs” Larry Smith.

The Intro and the Outro: a short filmed introduction to the show by Neil Innes.

The Doo-Dah Discotheque: select and see your favourite Bonzo performances, or select play all to see the lot; rare audio fragments from long-lost missing episodes.

A gallery of rare photos, sketches and cuttings from Humphrey Barclay’s personal scrapbook.

Fully illustrated booklet with new writing by the BFI’s Vic Pratt and Dick Fiddy, series creator Humphrey Barclay, Bonzo’s Neil Innes, “Legs” Larry Smith and author David Christie. 

Also includes a new and exclusive interview with actor David Jason and full credits.

Additional information

Weight 0.185 kg
Dimensions 13.5 × 19.5 × 2.5 cm