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Q6 

Q5 (original title)
Spike Milligan's groundbreaking yet largely unknown surreal comedy sketch series that inspired Monty Python's Flying Circus.
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1980   1979   1978   1975   1969  
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Series cast summary:
Spike Milligan ...  Various Characters 32 episodes, 1969-1980
John Bluthal ...  Various Characters 29 episodes, 1969-1980
Alan Clare Alan Clare ...  Various Characters 23 episodes, 1969-1980
David Lodge ...  Various Characters 22 episodes, 1975-1980
Keith Smith Keith Smith ...  Various Characters 19 episodes, 1978-1980
Julia Breck Julia Breck ...  Various Characters 19 episodes, 1975-1980
Ed Welch Ed Welch ...  Self - Musical Guest 15 episodes, 1975-1980
Robert Dorning Robert Dorning ...  Various Characters 13 episodes, 1975-1978
Stella Tanner Stella Tanner ...  Various Characters 13 episodes, 1975-1979
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Spike Milligan's groundbreaking yet largely unknown surreal comedy sketch series that inspired Monty Python's Flying Circus.

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"What Are We Going To Do Now?"
18 September 2006 | by ShadeGrenadeSee all my reviews

The line between genius and madness is a fine one, and no individual epitomised these extremes more effectively than Spike Milligan. The 'Monty Python' team freely admit drawing inspiration from his shows. I never saw 'Q5' alas, but the later series - beginning with 'Q6' - were a mixture of the brilliant and banal. Like the Pythons, if Milligan tired of a sketch he'd cut it short. False noses and boot polished faces cropped up a lot. Then there was the well-endowed Julia Breck, whom Spike delighted in undressing on air. Spike himself never seemed to be able to get through a sketch without giggling. Amongst the highlights were a spoof 'The World About Us' about the 'Cock-a-knees' ( Cockneys ), the 'Good Samaritan' read from a pulpit by a police officer, the infamous Pakistani Dalek sketch, 'The First Irishman In Space', 'The Smallest Police Station In The World' and Adolf Hitler doing a George Formby impression. You had to love Spike to love the show - and I did.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 March 1969 (UK) See more »

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(32 episodes)

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Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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