With a career encompassing everything from The Beatles to Monty Python, Neil Innes continually infiltrated pop culture with a blend of surrealism and satire to become the leading figure in British musical comedy. Innes first showcased his talents in the comedic pop group The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band, who rubbed shoulders with the likes of Paul McCartney and The Who before parting company in 1970. Alongside stints in short-lived outfits The World and GRIMMS, Innes then focused his efforts on writing songs and sketches for the 70s' biggest comedy phenomenon, earning a nickname as the Seventh Python in the process. Innes then teamed up with Eric Idle again on sketch show "Rutland Weekend Television" (BBC2, 1975-76) and in The Rutles, an affectionate spoof of the Fab Four best-known for their TV movie, "All You Need Is Cash" (1978). Children's television beckoned in the '80s as Innes starred in and composed themes for the likes of "Puddle Lane" (ITV, 1985-88) and "The Raggy Dolls" (ITV, 1986-1994), but he also continued to explore the world of musical comedy with a string of solo albums and the formation of The Idiot Bastard Band.