Spike Milligan

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Documentary opens up Spike Milligan’s ‘treasure trove’ of scripts and footage
Exclusive: Musical and children’s play are among vast archive explored in upcoming film about comedic genius

Dalya Alberge

01, Dec, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Spike review – capering tribute summons the wise-cracking Goon’s spirit
Fast-paced portrait of Spike Milligan hurls us between the comic’s anarchic Goon Show sketches, cartoonish clashes with the BBC and the trauma of war

Brian Logan

01, Feb, 2022 @12:45 PM

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‘The godfather of alternative comedy’: Eddie Izzard, Paul Merton and more on Spike Milligan
He was the shellshocked genius who channelled his anarchic brilliance into The Goon Show. Ian Hislop and Nick Newman explain why they’ve written a play about Spike Milligan – while comedians remember a legend

Brian Logan

27, Jan, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Theatre, dance and comedy to book in 2022 – from Alan Partridge to Tennessee Williams
Amy Adams makes her West End debut, immersive dance confronts mental health and Steve Coogan’s alter ego embarks on a rare live UK tour

Arifa Akbar, Lyndsey Winship and Brian Logan

27, Dec, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Spike Milligan was the true father of modern satire, says Ian Hislop
Private Eye editor tells of new play about the anarchic comic – and reveals his run-ins over Goons scripts with the BBC

Vanessa Thorpe

31, Oct, 2021 @9:30 AM

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Michael Horovitz obituary
Iconoclastic poet, editor and leading light of British counterculture during the 1950s and 60s

Douglas Field

11, Jul, 2021 @3:03 PM

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Marcel Stellman obituary
Record producer and lyricist known for Tulips from Amsterdam who brought the TV show Countdown to the UK

Spencer Leigh

10, May, 2021 @5:06 PM

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A bridge too far for the renaming game? | Brief letters
Brief letters: Teachers and coronavirus | Honours and Spike Milligan | Art quiz | World leaders | Severn Bridge

Letters

01, Jan, 2021 @5:26 PM

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Don’t let don’t-knows triumph at the polls | Brief letters
Brief letters: Boarding schools | Wellington college fees | Steve McQueen’s Year 3 project | Spike Milligan’s election advice | Shared ancestry | Parliamentary disillusion

Letters

12, Nov, 2019 @5:38 PM

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Going, going, Goon: letters by Sellers and Milligan turn air blue
Previously unseen correspondence between the two comedians and musician Alan Clare is to be sold at auction

Dalya Alberge

20, Apr, 2019 @2:00 PM

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From Aesop to Adrian: books to inspire a love of reading
Tom Gates writer and illustrator Liz Pichon enjoys drama in the jungle, Milligan’s silly verse and The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole

Liz Pichon

03, Dec, 2018 @5:59 AM

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Tantrums and tears: how Peter Sellers turned a pirate film into a shipwreck
The 1973 movie Ghost in the Noonday Sun, with Spike Milligan, never reached the big screen. Now its director, Peter Medak, reveals why

Dalya Alberge

11, Aug, 2018 @2:42 PM

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