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SPIKE MILLIGAN'S 'Q6'--COMPLETE EPISODE


Above is a complete Spike Milligan 'Q' episode--there are a few other strays out there on Youtube but, shamefully, the series hasn't made it to DVD and most of the first few seasons were wiped out (apparently a policy at the BBC). For a mini-history of 'Q' click here. Various reasons hve been suggested for the show's title. One possibility is that it was inspired by the project to construct the Cunard liner QE2, launched in September 1967 and dubbed Q4. Another is that Milligan was inspired by the BBC 6-point technical quality scale of the time, where "Q5" was severe degradation to picture of sound and "Q6" was complete loss of sound or vision. All of which sounds like rubbish. I think he called it 'Q' just to mess with everyone and cause crap like this to be written.

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