The Interviews. Copyright: North One Television.

The Interviews

Gold documentary. 12 episodes (2 series), 2015 - 2016. Features Dawn French and Tamsin Greig.

Series 2, Episode 2 is repeated on Saturday at 12:20am.

The Interviews. Copyright: North One Television.

Series 1, Episode 6 - Spike Milligan

The Interviews turns to comic genius Spike Milligan, telling the story of his life and career in his own words.

Further details

Spike Milligan was a truly unique comic genius who broke new ground with his brand of eccentric humour.

Thanks to legendary series like The Goon Show on radio and Q on television, Spike became one of the country's most surreal, influential and beloved comedy performers. But away from the camera or microphone, life was a different story and a combination of his career-spanning chat show appearances, interviews and performance archive tells his story in his words.

Broadcast details

Wednesday 29th July 2015
60 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Dawn French Narrator
Guest cast
Spike Milligan Self (Archive Material)
Michael Parkinson Self (Archive Material)
Russell Harty Self (Archive Material)
Terry Wogan Self (Archive Material)
Des O'Connor Self (Archive Material)
Cliff Michelmore Self (Archive Material)
Joanna Lumley Self (Archive Material)
James Whale Self (Archive Material)
Huw Wheldon Self (Archive Material)
Michael Barrymore Self (Archive Material)
Clive James Self (Archive Material)
Production team
Mike Williams Series Producer
John Quinn Executive Producer
Iain Coyle Executive Producer
Sean Doherty Executive Producer

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