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Happy birthday Spike!

Updated: Oct 12, 2021

It's Spike Milligan's 103rd birthday today. A happy birthday and custard.

Here's a nice article by Michael Palin written for the Radio Times three years ago for Spike's centenary: Michael Palin pays tribute to his comedy hero Spike Milligan

A couple of nuggets for your enjoyment: a recording of 'I'm Going Out With A Mountain', which originally came from a Goon Show, and one of my favourite TV sketches, the Irish Olympics.

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