Interesting Timing: Banksy's The Antics Roadshow on UK's Channel 4

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, 10 Aug 2011
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Well, this is either the best timing, or the worse timing (our friends at Nuart think the same thing), as Banksy has produced a program for the UK's Channel 4 called "The Antics Roadshow," charting the history of behaving badly in public, from anarchists and activists to attention seeking eccentrics. It airs this Saturday, August 13. If you have been under a rock, there are widespread riots happening throughout England at this very moment.

As we read on Channel 4 about the Banksy produced program, "Contributors include Michael Fagan talking about breaking into the Queen's bedroom: 'I looked into her eyes, they were dark'; and Noel Godin, who pioneered attacking celebrities with custard pies: 'Instead of a bullet I give them a cake'.

Explaining his reasoning behind the show, Banksy said: 'Basically I just thought it was a good name for a TV programme and I've been working back from there'.

Narrated by Kathy Burke and produced by Jamie D'cruz, The Antics Roadshow examines the stories behind some of the most audacious stunts of recent times and what motivates the perpetrators, from mindless boredom to heartfelt political beliefs.

It includes a world exclusive first interview with the man responsible for putting the turf Mohican on Winston Churchill's head."