Eric Sykes and Larry Stephens helped write some of the early episodes, but Spike Milligan
was the driving force behind the Goons, although he later claimed writing the show cost him his first marriage and his health.
Left, the original gang, Peter Sellers, Spike Milligan
and Harry Secombe
If I could get the opportunity, I would try and write a sketch from as broad a horizon as possible and that all comes from the Spike Milligan
philosophy of comedy.
The play is based on the war memoirs of Spike Milligan
and has been adapted for the stage by Ben Power and Tim Carroll.
Q COULD you give me some advice on whether a book of the Goon Show Scripts by Spike Milligan
has any value?
London, Nov 18 (ANI): A poem written by singing legend Sir Paul McCartney for his friend Spike Milligan
is set to go under the hammer next week in London.
1980: Peter Sellers died in hospital, two days after suffering a heart attack attending a reunion lunch with fellow Goons Spike Milligan
and Harry Secombe.
, 1994 Former Goon calls Prince Charles a "grovelling little b***" as he is honoured at British Comedy Awards.
The official biography of Spike Milligan
is a fascinating reminder of a quite remarkable man.
MICHAEL Palin, Judi Dench, Spike Milligan
and even Prince Charles all sat in a comfy chair, reading a story to enraptured children.