Sir Henry at Rawlinson End is a largely-spoken word, solo comedy recording by Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band member Vivian Stanshall. It had its origin in Vivian Stanshall's recordings for the John Peel Show on BBC Radio One in the mid 1970s, and a track on the Bonzo's 1972 album Let's Make Up and Be Friendly (United Artists UAS29288/Sunset SLS50418) by Neil Innes and Vivian Stanshall (which was also previewed on Peel's show in 1971, with Innes & Stanshall appearing under the name Freaks).
In 1970, Stanshall took over John Peel's BBC Radio 1 show, while Peel enjoyed a holiday. Contributing to Peel programmes over a number of years, Stanshall played many new and old songs, and also piloted and previewed many different musical and spoken word comedy sketches and songs. Ultimately, several of these formed a vaguely cohesive whole around Sir Henry Rawlinson and his country seat, Rawlinson End, which were then compiled and edited by Stanshall for release.
Released as an LP in 1978, Sir Henry at Rawlinson End by Vivian Stanstall was released on the Charisma Records label (CAS 1139), and featured Stanshall talking and singing (as multiple characters) about the fictional history of Sir Henry Rawlinson. Puns, double-entendres, pop-cultural references and all manner of clever wordplay abound, as Stanshall initially takes the role of an un-named Narrator, then drifts between character and narrator thereafter.