Friday, 24 February 2012

Spike Milligan - still dead but not forgotten.

Next Monday it'll be 10 years since the death of Spike Milligan. The comic genius and father of modern comedy, left behind a large catalogue of poems, books, tv and radio programmes. Sadly, some tv shows have been lost for ever, but we can still enjoy 'The Goon Show', the 'light entertainment programme' that is still broadcast on Radio 4 extra. This Saturday they will broadcast a 3 hour special as a tribute to the genius that was Spike Milligan.

The above clip; which you can download for free from the official Goon Show website, is called "What time is it Eccles"

I leave you with one of Spike's funny poems for children from


Said Hamlet to Ophelia,
I'll draw a sketch of thee,
What kind of pencil shall I use?
2B or not 2B?

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