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The Rutles


We have produced a Style Guide to help editors follow a standard format when editing a listing. If you are unsure how best to edit this programme please take a moment to read it.
The semi-legendary lifestory of the pre-fab four - Dirk, Nasty, Stig, and Barry as told by Eric Idle ,
Michael Palin , Neil Innes Mick Jagger , Ron Wood
John Belushi , Dan Aykroyd Gilda Radner , Bill Murray. Let it Rot, All You Need Is Lunch and W C. Fields
Forever -just three of the numbers in this story of Rutlemania. Fans of Monty Python and Rutland Week
End will instantly recognise that any resemblance to another famous pop group success story is of course entirely intentional.
Written and conceived by ERIC IDLE Music and lyrics by NEIL INNES


Told By: Eric Idle
Told By: Michael Palin
Told By: Neil Innes
Unknown: Mick Jagger
Unknown: Ron Wood
Unknown: John Belushi
Unknown: Dan Aykroyd
Unknown: Gilda Radner
Unknown: Bill Murray.
Unknown: Eric Idle
Unknown: Neil Innes
Directed By: Gary Weis
Unknown: Eric Idle

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