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I Told You I Was Ill

A homage to Spike Milligan with three short, comic, poignant and surreal dramas and poetic intervals. Hosted by John Hegley and recorded live in Hull in 2018.

I Told You I Was Ill - A tribute to Spike Milligan
In 2018, the centenary year of his birth, this was a special homage to Spike Milligan. Three writers respond to Milligan’s style, his work, his legacy. Hosted by comic poet and singer John Hegley.

1. Going, Going, Goon by Toby Hadoke - Spike is called to a Heaven he doesn't believe in, in a synthesis of fact, fantasy and supposition.

2. 2 Clowns, 1 Trumpet by Lee Mattinson - combines clownery and childhood in a bizarre birthday party.

3. Deadline by Jessica Hynes. Hynes stars as a writer on the edge of a nervous breakdown as she attempts to reach her deadline.

Performed live at the University of Hull’s Middleton Hall in 2018 as part of 'Contains Strong Language', a season of poetry and performance from Hull.

Cast
Jessica Hynes
Mark Heap
Pippa Haywood
Stephen Wight
Jonathan Keeble
Toby Hadoke
Connor Elliott
Fiona Clarke
Trumpeter - Simon Desbruslais

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1 hour, 14 minutes

Last on

Sun 3 Jan 2021 19:30

Broadcasts

  • Sun 7 Oct 2018 19:30
  • Sun 3 Jan 2021 19:30

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