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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, The Guardian, 11th August 2018

Fringe 2018 - A Sockful of Custard

In this the centenary year of Spike Milligan's birth, Chris Larner and Jeremy Stockwell celebrate the life and work of this British comedy legend with laughs, songs, philosophy and utter, utter silliness.

Chloe Nelkin, The Edinburgh Reporter, 25th July 2018

Ten memorable Room 101 moments

As host Frank Skinner announces that 'Room 101 is dead', we look back at some memorable moments from the show

Chortle, 25th July 2018

John Cleese on The Goon Show

Cleese, who is currently on tour screening Holy Grail followed by career-spanning conversations with audiences, wanted to pay homage to the stylistic forefathers of Python, The Goon Show, for our Underrated series.

Erik Abriss, Vulture, 10th July 2018

An Irishman's Diary on Spike Milligan

Most appropriately, he penned his own epitaph, which appears on his headstone in the graveyard of the church of St Thomas in Winchelsea. After the church authorities had demurred at his own choice of inscription, which was "I told you I was ill", he had it translated into Irish, which apparently evaded any possible censorship on grounds of taste, and still reads: "Dúirt mé leat go raibh mé breoite."

John Horgan, The Irish Times, 21st May 2018

Michael Palin pays tribute to Spike Milligan

Ahead of his BBC Radio 4 documentary on the comedian, the Monty Python star recalls the troubled genius of his hero - and what his surreal comedy meant to him.

Michael Palin, Radio Times, 16th April 2018

Palin and Milligan's daughter share thoughts on Spike

Sixteen years after Spike Milligan's death, Michael Palin still misses him.

Chris Harvey, The Telegraph, 13th April 2018

Spike Milligan at 100: his best jokes

Best jokes and one-liners from the 'Godfather of Alternative Comedy'.

Joe Sommerlad, The Independent, 12th April 2018