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The Spike Show: Milligan Remembered

Recorded at the office where they worked together, Spike Milligan's agent and friend, Norma Farnes remembers the life and work of the comic genius. Featuring:

* Vivat Milligna: A Twenty-One Goon Salute (24/12/2002)
Denis Norden trawls through the archives to tell the story of his friend, Spike's career, and sometimes uneasy relationship with the BBC.

* In the Psychiatrist's Chair: Spike Milligan (25/09/1982)
The writer and comedian tells Professor Anthony Clare about the profound impact of shell shock on his mental health.

* Spike's Fleas Knees and Hidden Elephants (25/12/1995)
Spike Milligan reads some of his magical poems, in his own inimitable style.

* The Goon Show: Fear of Wages (6/03/1956)
Ignoring a telegram about Japan's surrender, Neddie Seagoon and company are still at war. Stars Spike Milligan, Peter Sellers, Harry Secombe, Max Geldray and Wallace Greenslade.

* Spike Milligan: The Serious Poet (6/11/2011)
In this award- winning documentary, Spike's three daughters, Sila, Laura and Jane discuss how their father's serious poetry reflected his life and personality.

Producer: Sarah Wade

Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra and first broadcast in 2012.

Release date:

3 hours

Last on

Sat 22 Oct 2016 09:00