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Lenny Henry has experienced the marginalised and often-forgotten role of people of colour throughout his lengthy career. In this series, he examines Britain's history of multicultural comedy, beginning with sitcoms. Taking aim at Spike Milligan's deeply offensive 1969 blackface show Curry & Chips, Henry goes on to show how representation slowly increased to include his own show The Fosters before ending with Michaela Coel's recent hit, Chewing Gum.

Ammar Kalia, The Guardian, 15th October 2019

BBC releases some historic comedy moments

The BBC is making hundreds of clips from its archive available to watch on a new website. Comics featured include Spike Milligan, Pete and Dud, Kenny Everett and Billy Connolly.

Chortle, 10th September 2019

How Spike Milligan's Q paved the way for Monty Python

Just as with Python, on Q anyone in Britain with any kind of authority was told exactly how Milligan felt about them.

Ramsey Ess, Vulture, 11th June 2019

Gold reveals Britain's Greatest Comedian list

Channel Gold has revealed the shortlist of 30 comedians who will be featured in its show Britain's Greatest Comedian.

British Comedy Guide, 1st May 2019

Letters by Sellers and Milligan turn air blue

They were never known for their sense of decorum and linguistic restraint, but a cache of previously unpublished letters by Spike Milligan and Peter Sellers proves - if there were ever any doubt - their humour was not for the fainthearted.

Dalya Alberge, The Guardian, 20th April 2019

Rob Auton on what matters to him

Rob Auton on Bob Dylan, Spike Milligan and Tom Waits.

The Irish News, 17th April 2019

Spike Milligan: Irish contributor to British comedy

Taking a look at the life of Spike Milligan on what would have been his 101st birthday.

Nathan Mannion, The Irish Times, 16th April 2019

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