Exactly 21 years ago (well, give or take a day) the BBC broadcast the first episode of Gormenghast, a four-part TV adaptation of Mervyn Peake’s Gothic fantasy novels.
The series featured Spike Milligan as Headmaster De’Ath and Eric Sykes as Mollocks (I beg your pardon?), as part of a hugely talented cast. Celia Imrie, Christopher Lee, Richard Griffiths, Fiona Shaw, Zoë Wanamaker, Stephen Fry, and Martin Clunes, to name just a few.
All four episodes are available on YouTube, although Spike only appears in episode three.