Bazza’s emerging from behind his purple wig and spectacles.
The ABC will screen a documentary, The Man Inside Dame Edna , which seeks to shed an insight into what has inspired Barry Humphries all these years. Apparently it’s just “to amuse myself.” A pretty good reason indeed.
His biog also reveals that his driving force is essentially his performance addiction and his rebellion against ‘niceness’.
Filmed during his 2007 Australian tour, this traces Humphries’ roots to his suburban home, Melbourne Grammar and university days and includes chats with Dame Edna and Sir Les Patterson.
Other interviews in the doco are with Philip Adams, Ernie Sigley, Bruce Beresford and Magda Szubanski.
Bound to be a big winner with viewers, it airs 8:30pm Thursday February 12th on ABC.