Terence Alan “Spike” Milligan KBE (16 April 1918 – 27 February 2002) was an Irish actor, comedian, writer, musician, poet, and playwright. Disliking his first name, he began to call himself “Spike” after hearing the band Spike Jones and his City Slickers
Milligan was the co-creator, main writer and a principal cast member of the British radio comedy programme The Goon Show, performing a range of roles including the characters Eccles and Minnie Bannister. He was the earliest-born and last surviving member of the Goons. Milligan took success with The Goon Show into television with Q5, a surreal sketch show credited as a major influence on the members of Monty Python’s Flying Circus.
Spike and Peter
Spike Milligan and Peter Sellers