Evidently - John Cooper Clarke

Evidently - John Cooper Clarke


With his punk-flavoured verse delivered in a Salford lilt and his Bob Dylan-on-speed looks, John Cooper Clarke remains resolutely outside mainstream entertainment. Here’s a celebration of an outsider whose work sums up an era yet remains as sharply entertaining as ever.

From Bill Bailey to Plan B, Steve Coogan to Kate Nash, there’s a long queue of admirers.


A celebration of the Salford punk poet's life and work, with contributions from Bill Bailey, Plan B, Steve Coogan, Kate Nash, Alex Turner of Arctic Monkeys, Miranda Sawyer and Paul Morley. The programme explores the contributions he has made to poetry, comedy and music, and how he has remained a significant influence on popular culture for four decades.