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Happy 100th birthday, Spike! Michael Palin and Jane Milligan steer listeners through an exclusive first broadcast of recordings revealing Spike's reflection on his career and war.

In celebration of Spike Milligan's 100th birthday, Michael Palin and Spike's daughter Jane, reveal the first broadcast of an archive which uniquely captures Spike's perspective of his life and career. Recorded between 1980 - 1985, Spike is in conversation with his biographer - and his free thinking and honesty give fresh insights into his fascinating life. Extracts from the tapes are linked to excerpts of his comedy - and with our hosts' comment, context and own stories about Spike - combine to create an intimate portrait of an undisputed Goonius. First of two programmes.

Contributor...Michael Palin
Contributor...Jane Milligan
Producer...Verity Maidlow Cornwell
Production Manager...Emma Lawrence.

30 minutes

Last on

Mon 16 Apr 2018 11:30

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