Spike Milligan: The Unseen Archive on SBS – Spike Milligan: The Unseen Archive delves into a treasure trove of recently unearthed archives to tell a brand-new story of Spike Milligan.

Film, scripts, letters, objects, photographs, recordings, art – they all come together to paint a portrait of a comic genius, but one plagued by crippling mental illness, insecurity, and an enduring lifetime struggle to reinvent what comedy could be.

The archive takes us on a surreal and revelatory journey into Spike Milligan’s brain. Key pieces of archive are jumping off points to explore a part of his character or specific chapter in his life.

These range from unpublished plays and campaigning letters; home movies of sunny afternoons in the paddling pool; through to a simple annotated envelope. This is the definitive story of Spike Milligan …. In his own words.

Spike Milligan: The Unseen Archive on SBS and SBS on Demand – Tuesday 2 January, 2024 at 8.20pm

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Spike Milligan: The Unseen Archive on SBS