Spike Milligan’s Q to be released on DVD.

Spike Milligan at ATV

Q was one of the most surreal sketch shows ever made and was a huge influence on Monty Python’s Flying Circus, which launched six months after Q first aired in 1969. Now this highly sought-after BAFTA-nominated series gets its first ever home entertainment release courtesy of Simply Media, with Q Volume 1: Series 1-3 released on DVD on November 21st 2016.

Considered one of the best examples of the British Comedy Award winner’s eccentricity and ‘stream-of-consciousness’ humour, Spike Milligan’s sketches in Q make outrageous leaps from one subject matter or location to another, stopping with no apparent conclusion, and not shying away from controversial matters. Filled with invention and taking huge risks, Q provides the perfect showcase for Milligan’s surreal wit.

It is clear to see Monty Python in Spike’s work, and the Pythons were quick to nab director Ian MacNaughton for their own show. The series features regular appearances from The Vicar of Dibley’s John Bluthal, John D. Collins of ‘Allo ‘Allo fame, Peter Jones from The Rag Trade, and Goldfinger actress Margaret Nolan, with seasoned satirists Richard Ingrams and John Wells prominent in the rarely seen early episodes.

Enjoy the madness and mayhem of Spike Milligan’s Q5, Q6, and Q7 again in this landmark DVD release which contains all surviving episodes from series one, and the complete series two and three.

BBC 2  aka BBC Two first ident 1964


Q Volume 1: Series 1-3 released on DVD on November 21st 2016.
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