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Monty Python's Life of Brian (English, French, Hungarian, Blu-ray disc): John Cleese, Graham Chapman, Eric Idle, Terry... Monty Python's Life of Brian (English, French, Hungarian, Blu-ray disc)
John Cleese, Graham Chapman, Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones, …
R159 R140 Discovery Miles 1 400 Save R19 (12%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Notorious religious satire from the Monty Python team which was banned in 17 countries on release. Set during Biblical times, the film tells the story of Brian (Graham Chapman), an accidental messiah whose life runs in eerie parallel to that of Jesus Christ. His misadventures come to the attention of Pilate (Michael Palin), crucifixion inevitably follows, and the film ends with the infamous group rendition of the song 'Always Look on the Bright Side of Life'.

Monty Python and the Holy Grail/Life of Brian (DVD): Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Carol Cleveland,... Monty Python and the Holy Grail/Life of Brian (DVD)
Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Carol Cleveland, … 2
R161 Discovery Miles 1 610 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A double bill of Monty Python comedies. In 'The Holy Grail' (1975), King Arthur and his trusty knights fearlessly (for the most part) travel the length and breadth of the country in search of the mythical Holy Grail. On their way they have to deal with the sarcastic taunts of the French Knight, the Knights who say 'Ni', Tim the Enchanter and the Terror of the Cave of Caerbannog. 'Life of Brian' (1979), set during Biblical times, tells the story of Brian (Graham Chapman), an accidental messiah whose life runs in eerie parallel to that of Jesus Christ. His misadventures come to the attention of Pilate, crucifixion inevitably follows, and the film ends with the infamous group rendition of the song 'Always Look On the Bright Side of Life'.

Various Artists - The Best of the Goon Shows (CD): Peter Sellers, Harry Secombe, Spike Milligan Various Artists - The Best of the Goon Shows (CD)
Peter Sellers, Harry Secombe, Spike Milligan
R66 Discovery Miles 660 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Monty Python's The Life Of Brian (English, Hungarian, German, DVD): John Cleese, Graham Chapman, Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam,... Monty Python's The Life Of Brian (English, Hungarian, German, DVD)
John Cleese, Graham Chapman, Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones, …
R124 Discovery Miles 1 240 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Notorious religious satire from the Monty Python team which was banned in 17 countries on release. Set during Biblical times, the film tells the story of Brian (Graham Chapman), an accidental messiah whose life runs in eerie parallel to that of Jesus Christ. His misadventures come to the attention of Pilate (Michael Palin), crucifixion inevitably follows, and the film ends with the infamous group rendition of the song 'Always Look on the Bright Side of Life'.

Silly Verse for Kids (Paperback): Spike Milligan Silly Verse for Kids (Paperback)
Spike Milligan
R178 R148 Discovery Miles 1 480 Save R30 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Silly Verse for Kids - a hilarious collection of silly poems by Spike Milligan! A collection of the absurd, ridiculous, sublime and characteristically anarchic verse from the brilliant Spike Milligan. With his very own illustrations, this collection, which includes the famous On the Ning Nang Nong will make you laugh from the bottom of your belly - just like Spike did. The legendary and iconic figure, Spike Milligan was born at Ahmednagar in India in 1918. He received his first education in a tent in the Hyderabad Sindh desert and graduated from there, through a series of Roman Catholic schools in India and England, to the Lewisham Polytechnic. He then plunged into the world of Show Business, seduced by his first stage appearance, at the age of eight, in the nativity play of his Poona convent school. He began his career as a band musician, but became famous as a humorous scriptwriter and actor in both films and broadcasting. He was the creator, principal writer and performer of the infamous Goon Show. Spike received an honorary CBE in 1992 and Knighthood in 2000. He died in 2002. Other children's books by Spike Milligan: Bald Twit Lion; Badjelly the Witch; Dip the Puppy; Sir Nobonk and the Terrible Dreadful Awful Naughty Nasty Dragon; A Children's Treasury of Milligan: Classic Stories and Poems; The Magical World of Milligan

The Bed Sitting Room (DVD): Rita Tushingham, Ralph Richardson, Peter Cook, Harry Secombe, Dudley Moore, Spike Milligan The Bed Sitting Room (DVD)
Rita Tushingham, Ralph Richardson, Peter Cook, Harry Secombe, Dudley Moore, …
R366 Discovery Miles 3 660 In stock

Richard Lester's late 1960s cult comedy, set during the aftermath of a nuclear explosion which ended WWIII, follows those who have survived in what is left of England enduring spontaneous mutations into various creatures and objects. The film is based on the play written by Spike Milligan and John Antrobus and stars some of Britain's best known comedians, including Peter Cook, Dudley Moore and the aforementioned Milligan.

Monty - His Part in My Victory (Paperback, 3rd edition): Spike Milligan Monty - His Part in My Victory (Paperback, 3rd edition)
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R210 R168 Discovery Miles 1 680 Save R42 (20%) In stock

Monty: His Part in My Victory is volume three of Spike Milligan's outrageous, hilarious, legendary War Memoirs. 'It's all over, Von Arnheim has surrendered and he's very angry.''This could mean war...' The third volume of Spike Milligan's laugh-a-line account of life as a gunner in World War Two resumes on the eve of victory in North Africa. Now Britain's looniest war hero must combat some of the direst threats a soldier has ever faced - boredom ('Christ, I just thought of Catford'), a cold ('In this weather?' 'Yed.'), moving camp ('It's a sort of Brighton with camels'), relaxing on the beach ('Life was golden, and we were the assayers'), moving camp again ('We're already somewhere else'), a visit to Carthage ('It's terrible, it's like Catford') and a perilous encounter with the gloriously endowed Mademoiselle Villion ('"Help! massage," I said weakly'). Against the odds, they survive and are sent at last to Italy to be killed... 'Desperately funny, vivid, vulgar' Sunday Times 'Milligan is the Great God to all of us' John Cleese 'The Godfather of Alternative Comedy' Eddie Izzard 'That absolutely glorious way of looking at things differently. A great man' Stephen Fry Spike Milligan was one of the greatest and most influential comedians of the twentieth century. Born in India in 1918, he served in the Royal Artillery during WWII in North Africa and Italy. At the end of the war, he forged a career as a jazz musician, sketch-show writer and performer, before joining forces with Peter Sellers and Harry Secombe to form the legendary Goon Show. Until his death in 2002, he had success as on stage and screen and as the author of over eighty books of fiction, memoir, poetry, plays, cartoons and children's stories.

The Three Musketeers/The Four Musketeers (Blu-ray disc): Oliver Reed, Michael York, Raquel Welch, Richard Chamberlain, Frank... The Three Musketeers/The Four Musketeers (Blu-ray disc)
Oliver Reed, Michael York, Raquel Welch, Richard Chamberlain, Frank Finlay, … 1
R348 Discovery Miles 3 480 Out of stock

Double bill featuring two popular comedy movies directed by Richard Lester. 'The Three Musketeers' (1973) is the star-studded adaptation of Alexandre Dumas' classic novel. The Three Musketeers (Oliver Reed, Frank Finlay and Richard Chamberlain) are in the service of the King of Paris when D'Artagnan (Michael York) arrives on the scene, creating a stir by single-handedly defeating two soldiers in a magnificent swordfight. Cardinal Richelieu (Charlton Heston) tries to embarrass the Queen of France, but D'Artagnan and the Three Musketeers come to her rescue. In 'The Four Musketeers' (1974), Milady (Faye Dunaway) is determined to wreak revenge on the Three Musketeers for foiling her plot to discredit the Queen of France. She enrols two accomplices, Cardinal Richelieu and the Count of Rochefort, and the trio of swashbuckling heroes find themselves once again fighting for the good name of the Queen and the life of Constance.

'Rommel?' 'Gunner Who?' - A Confrontation in the Desert (Paperback): Spike Milligan 'Rommel?' 'Gunner Who?' - A Confrontation in the Desert (Paperback)
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R233 R189 Discovery Miles 1 890 Save R44 (19%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Rommel? Gunner Who?: A Confrontation in the Desert is volume two of Spike Milligan's outrageous, hilarious, legendary War Memoirs. 'Keep talking, Milligan. I think I can get you out on Mental Grounds.''That's how I got in, sir.''Didn't we all.' The second volume of Spike Milligan's legendary recollections of life as a gunner in World War Two sees our hero into battle in North Africa - eventually. First, there is important preparation to be done: extensive periods of loitering ('We had been standing by vehicles for an hour and nothing had happened, but it happened frequently'), psychological toughening ('If a man dies when you hang him, keep hanging him until he gets used to it') and living dangerously ('no underwear!'). At last the battle for Tunis is upon them... 'Desperately funny, vivid, vulgar' Sunday Times 'Milligan is the Great God to all of us' John Cleese 'The Godfather of Alternative Comedy' Eddie Izzard 'That absolutely glorious way of looking at things differently. A great man' Stephen Fry Spike Milligan was one of the greatest and most influential comedians of the twentieth century. Born in India in 1918, he served in the Royal Artillery during WWII in North Africa and Italy. At the end of the war, he forged a career as a jazz musician, sketch-show writer and performer, before joining forces with Peter Sellers and Harry Secombe to form the legendary Goon Show. Until his death in 2002, he had success as on stage and screen and as the author of over eighty books of fiction, memoir, poetry, plays, cartoons and children's stories.

Adolf Hitler - My Part in his Downfall (Paperback): Spike Milligan Adolf Hitler - My Part in his Downfall (Paperback)
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R230 R185 Discovery Miles 1 850 Save R45 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Adolf Hitler: My Part on His Downfall is volume One of Spike Milligan's outrageous, hilarious, legendary War Memoirs. 'At Victoria station the R.T.O. gave me a travel warrant, a white feather and a picture of Hitler marked "This is your enemy". I searched every compartment, but he wasn't on the train . . .' In this, the first of Spike Milligan's uproarious recollections of life in the army, our hero takes us from the outbreak of war in 1939 ('it must have been something we said'), through his attempts to avoid enlistment ('time for my appendicitus, I thought') and his gunner training in Bexhill ('There was one drawback. No ammunition') to the landing at Algiers in 1943 ('I closed my eyes and faced the sun. I fell down a hatchway'). Filled with bathos, pathos and gales of ribald laughter, this is a barely sane helping of military goonery and superlative Milliganese. 'The most irreverent, hilarious book about the war that I have ever read' Sunday Express 'Desperately funny, vivid, vulgar' Sunday Times 'Milligan is the Great God to all of us' John Cleese 'The Godfather of Alternative Comedy' Eddie Izzard 'That absolutely glorious way of looking at things differently. A great man' Stephen Fry Spike Milligan was one of the greatest and most influential comedians of the twentieth century. Born in India in 1918, he served in the Royal Artillery during WWII in North Africa and Italy. At the end of the war, he forged a career as a jazz musician, sketch-show writer and performer, before joining forces with Peter Sellers and Harry Secombe to form the legendary Goon Show. Until his death in 2002, he had success as on stage and screen and as the author of over eighty books of fiction, memoir, poetry, plays, cartoons and children's stories.

Puckoon (Paperback, New Impression): Spike Milligan Puckoon (Paperback, New Impression)
Spike Milligan
R229 R185 Discovery Miles 1 850 Save R44 (19%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Puckoon is Spike Milligan's classic slapstick novel, reissued for the first time since it was published in 1963. 'Pops with the erratic brilliance of a careless match in a box of fireworks' Daily Mail In 1924 the Boundary Commission is tasked with creating the new official division between Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic. Through incompetence, dereliction of duty and sheer perversity, the border ends up running through the middle of the small town of Puckoon. Houses are divided from outhouses, husbands separated from wives, bars are cut off from their patrons, churches sundered from graveyards. And in the middle of it all is poor Dan Milligan, our feckless protagonist, who is taunted and manipulated by everyone (including the sadistic author) to try and make some sense of this mess . . . 'Bursts at the seams with superb comic characters involved in unbelievably likely troubles on the Irish border' Observer 'Our first comic philosopher' Eddie Izzard Spike Milligan was one of the greatest and most influential comedians of the twentieth century. Born in India in 1918, he served in the Royal Artillery during WWII in North Africa and Italy. At the end of the war, he forged a career as a jazz musician, sketch-show writer and performer, before joining forces with Peter Sellers and Harry Secombe to form the legendary Goon Show. Until his death in 2002, he had success as on stage and screen and as the author of over eighty books of fiction, memoir, poetry, plays, cartoons and children's stories.

The Great McGonagall (DVD): Spike Milligan, Peter Sellers, Julia Foster, Julian Chagrin, John Bluthal, Valentine Dyall, Victor... The Great McGonagall (DVD)
Spike Milligan, Peter Sellers, Julia Foster, Julian Chagrin, John Bluthal, …
R116 Discovery Miles 1 160 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Spike Milligan plays McGonagall, an unemployed weaver who decides to devote his life to poetry. He falls in love with Queen Victoria (Peter Sellers) and dedicates his work to her, despite a distinct lack of interest on her part and talent on his.

Peace Work (Paperback, 7th edition): Spike Milligan Peace Work (Paperback, 7th edition)
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R235 R191 Discovery Miles 1 910 Save R44 (19%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Peace Work is volume seven of Spike Milligan's outrageous, hilarious, legendary War Memoirs. 'I had not informed my parents of my return, I wanted it to be a lovely surprise; it was, for me, they were away ...' The seventh and last volume of Spike Milligan's memoirs sees our hero returning from war and Italy ... but to what? Aside from shooting large, inaccurate guns at Germans, all he has done for five long years is blow a trumpet, tell rude jokes and write and perform sketches for the entertainment of bored and murderous soldiers - who on earth is going to pay a civilian to do more of that? From the giddy heights of Hackney Empire to a Zurich Freak Show and beyond, Spike makes his way through the backwaters of showbiz, first as band musician then as one-man wild-act and eventually in the company of a group of like-minded comedians called Harry Secombe, Michael Bentine and Peter Sellers. They decide to call themselves The Goons... 'Desperately funny, vivid, vulgar' Sunday Times 'Milligan is the Great God to all of us' John Cleese 'The Godfather of Alternative Comedy' Eddie Izzard 'That absolutely glorious way of looking at things differently. A great man' Stephen Fry Spike Milligan was one of the greatest and most influential comedians of the twentieth century. Born in India in 1918, he served in the Royal Artillery during WWII in North Africa and Italy. At the end of the war, he forged a career as a jazz musician, sketch-show writer and performer, before joining forces with Peter Sellers and Harry Secombe to form the legendary Goon Show. Until his death in 2002, he had success as on stage and screen and as the author of over eighty books of fiction, memoir, poetry, plays, cartoons and children's stories.

Penny Points to Paradise/Let's Go Crazy (DVD): Peter Sellers, Spike Milligan, Harry Secombe, Alfred Marks, Paddie... Penny Points to Paradise/Let's Go Crazy (DVD)
Peter Sellers, Spike Milligan, Harry Secombe, Alfred Marks, Paddie O'Neil, …
R336 Discovery Miles 3 360 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Double bill of Peter Sellers comedies. In 'Penny Points to Paradise' (1951), Sellers' first screen role, he's joined by fellow Goons Spike Milligan and Harry Secombe. When Harry and Spike visit Bristol to spend the winnings from Harry's latest Pools win, the boys are soon targeted by a gang of local counterfeiters. 'Let's Go Crazy' (1951) is a short comedy film in which both Sellers and Milligan play multiple roles.

The Renown Pictures Comedy Collection: Volume 2 (DVD): Brian Rix, Cecil Parker, Leslie Phillips, Peter Sellers, Spike Milligan,... The Renown Pictures Comedy Collection: Volume 2 (DVD)
Brian Rix, Cecil Parker, Leslie Phillips, Peter Sellers, Spike Milligan, … 1
R488 Discovery Miles 4 880 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Collection of British comedy films. In the Second World War feature 'The Night We Dropped a Clanger' (1959) British Wing Commander Blenkinsop (Brian Rix) is due to carry out a top-secret operation in occupied France in order to uncover information about the flying bomb. To outwit the Nazis, the RAF employs Aircraftsman Arthur Atwood (also Rix) as Blenkinsop's double but the two get mixed up and it is left to the decoy to complete the mission. In 'The Case of the Mukkinese Battle-Horn' (1956) a Mukkinese battle-horn is stolen from the Metropolitan Museum. Superintendent Quilt (Peter Sellers) and Sergeant Brown (Spike Milligan) investigate the robbery, meeting a number of eccentric characters along the way. In 'What a Whopper' (1961) struggling writer Tony Blake (Adam Faith) and his bohemian artist flatmates are threatened with eviction from their house in Chelsea. To raise the cash, they devise a hare-brained scheme to travel to Loch Ness, fake an appearance of the famed monster therein, and write a bestselling book about it. What could possibly go wrong? In 'The Butler's Dilemma' (1943) Rodney Playfair (Richard Hearne) is made to impersonate a butler in exchange for having his gambling debts written off. However, he is really providing an alibi for a thief... In 'Gert and Daisy Clean Up' (1942) the title characters (Elsie and Doris Waters) do their best to help the war effort by rounding up salvage metal and foiling a racketeering plot. 'Tons of Trouble' (1956) follows caretaker Mr. Pastry (Hearne) as he gets himself into all sorts of calamities looking after his beloved boilers Mavis and Ethel. In 'Gert and Daisy's Weekend' (1942) the two East End sisters volunteer to escort a group of evacuee children out of Blitz-torn London into the safety of the countryside. All kinds of mayhem, mischief and misunderstandings ensue as the motley troupe arrives at the grand Little Pipham Hall, presided over by the imposing Lady Plumtree (Annie Esmond). 'Your Money Or Your Wife' (1960) follows married couple Pelham (Donald Sinden) and Gay Butterworth (Peggy Cummins) as they unexpectedly run into money troubles. In advance of Gay receiving an inheritance, the newly-weds decide to splash out to celebrate. It is only after this that they discover they will be given the money in weekly instalments unless the couple divorce or Pelham dies. They plan to divorce and remarry but will their scheme pay off? The collection also includes a documentary on English actress Liz Fraser entitled 'Liz Fraser - Her Life in Comedy' and the short 'Comedy Cocktail' (1951) in which Edwin J. Fancey presents clips from some of Charlie Chaplin's comedies.

Q... - Volume 1: Series 1-3 (DVD): Spike Milligan, John Bluthal, John D Collins, Peter Jones, Margaret Nolan, Richard Ingrams,... Q... - Volume 1: Series 1-3 (DVD)
Spike Milligan, John Bluthal, John D Collins, Peter Jones, Margaret Nolan, … 1
R239 R178 Discovery Miles 1 780 Save R61 (26%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

All the surviving episodes from the first three series of the comedy sketch show created by Spike Milligan. With guest actors John Bluthal, John D. Collins and Peter Jones, the series explored the many characters embodied by Milligan including the Cock-a-knee, the Good Samaritan and the First Irishman in Space.

Goodbye Soldier (Paperback, 6th edition): Spike Milligan Goodbye Soldier (Paperback, 6th edition)
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R237 R197 Discovery Miles 1 970 Save R40 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Goodbye Soldier is volume six of Spike Milligan's outrageous, hilarious, legendary War Memoirs. 'My namer is Maria Antonoinetta Fontana, but everyone call me Toni.''I'm Spike,' sometimes known as stop thief or hey you.'Yeser, I know.' The sixth volume of Spike Milligan's off-the-wall account of his part in World War Two sees our hero doing very little soldiering. Because it's 1946. Rather, he is now part of the Bill Hall Trio - a 'Combined Services Entertainment' inflicted on unsuspecting soldiers across Italy and Austria - and is largely preoccupied with the unbearably beautiful ballerina, Ms Toni Fontana ('Arghhhhhhhhh!). But he must enjoy it while he can before he is demobbed and sent home to Catford - so he does ... 'The most irreverent, hilarious book about the war that I have ever read' Sunday Express 'Desperately funny, vivid, vulgar' Sunday Times 'Milligan is the Great God to all of us' John Cleese 'The Godfather of Alternative Comedy' Eddie Izzard 'That absolutely glorious way of looking at things differently. A great man' Stephen Fry Spike Milligan was one of the greatest and most influential comedians of the twentieth century. Born in India in 1918, he served in the Royal Artillery during WWII in North Africa and Italy. At the end of the war, he forged a career as a jazz musician, sketch-show writer and performer, before joining forces with Peter Sellers and Harry Secombe to form the legendary Goon Show. Until his death in 2002, he had success as on stage and screen and as the author of over eighty books of fiction, memoir, poetry, plays, cartoons and children's stories.

Mussolini - His Part in My Downfall (Paperback): Spike Milligan Mussolini - His Part in My Downfall (Paperback)
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R237 R197 Discovery Miles 1 970 Save R40 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Mussolini: His Part in My Downfall is volume four of Spike Milligan's outrageous, hilarious, legendary War Memoirs. "A voice is calling across the land, "Bombardier Milligan.""Bombadier Milligan is dead," I replied in a disguised voice.The voice replied, "Then he's going to miss his breakfast." The fourth volume of Spike Milligan's legendary account of his time in the army during World War Two begins as he and his regiment land in sunny Italy in 1943 ('The ship touched the beach very gently, so gently I suspect it's not insured'). After a bout of Sandfly Fever, from which he soon recovers ('I'm ready to be killed again'), our plucky hero is piddled on by a farm dog ('Mussolini's revenge?') before forging his way inland towards the enemy and the sound of guns ('We're getting near civilisation'), where matters suddenly take a dark turn ('I was not really me any more') ... 'Desperately funny, vivid, vulgar' Sunday Times 'Milligan is the Great God to all of us' John Cleese 'The Godfather of Alternative Comedy' Eddie Izzard 'That absolutely glorious way of looking at things differently. A great man' Stephen Fry Spike Milligan was one of the greatest and most influential comedians of the twentieth century. Born in India in 1918, he served in the Royal Artillery during WWII in North Africa and Italy. At the end of the war, he forged a career as a jazz musician, sketch-show writer and performer, before joining forces with Peter Sellers and Harry Secombe to form the legendary Goon Show. Until his death in 2002, he had success as on stage and screen and as the author of over eighty books of fiction, memoir, poetry, plays, cartoons and children's stories.

Watch Your Stern (DVD): Kenneth Connor, Eric Barker, Leslie Phillips, Joan Sims, Noel Purcell, Hattie Jacques, Spike Milligan,... Watch Your Stern (DVD)
Kenneth Connor, Eric Barker, Leslie Phillips, Joan Sims, Noel Purcell, … 1
R233 Discovery Miles 2 330 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A navy lark with many of the 'Carry-On' crew in which a ship's steward convinces his admiral he is the brain behind a homing torpedo, but he finds himself in deep water.

Down Among the Z-Men (DVD): Peter Sellers, Spike Milligan, Michael Bentine, Harry Secombe, Carol Carr, Miriam Karlin, Clifford... Down Among the Z-Men (DVD)
Peter Sellers, Spike Milligan, Michael Bentine, Harry Secombe, Carol Carr, …
R122 Discovery Miles 1 220 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The one and only film outing for the stars of the groundbreaking 1950's radio comedy series 'The Goon Show'. During World War II a gang of dodgy criminals arrive in a small town with the aim to poach a professor's secret atomic formula. Zany antics and madcap tomfoolery ensue as the troupe attempt to pull off their heist - of a Bicarbonate of Soda bomb!

The Best Of Spike Milligan (DVD): Spike Milligan, John Bluthal, Peter Jones, Keith Smith, Bob Todd The Best Of Spike Milligan (DVD)
Spike Milligan, John Bluthal, Peter Jones, Keith Smith, Bob Todd; Contributions by … 1
R109 Discovery Miles 1 090 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Spike Milligan, remembered for his turn in 'The Goons' and his 'Q' series' from the 1960s to the 1980s, looks back at his career with his tongue buried firmly in his cheek. Playing along with the camera crew's 'surprise' visit to his home, he quickly turns the situation to his surreal advantage and revels in his own lunatic humour whilst reviewing years of influential and crazy humour.

Where Have All the Bullets Gone? (Paperback): Spike Milligan Where Have All the Bullets Gone? (Paperback)
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R236 R196 Discovery Miles 1 960 Save R40 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Where Have All the Bullets Gone? is volume five of Spike Milligan's outrageous, hilarious, legendary War Memoirs. 'Back to those haunting days in Italy in 1944, at the foot of Mount Vesuvius, with lava running in great red rivulets down the slope towards us, and Jock taking a drag on his cigarette and saying, "I think we've got grounds for a rent rebate."' The fifth volume of Spike Milligan's unsurpassed account of life as a Bombardier in World War Two sees our hero dispatched from the front line to psychiatric hospital and from there to a rehabilitation camp. Considered loony (and 'unfit to be killed in combat by either side'), he becomes embroiled in his own private battle with melancholy. But it is music, wit and a little help from his friends - including one Gunner Harry Secombe - that help carry him through to his first stage appearances ... 'Desperately funny, vivid, vulgar' Sunday Times 'Milligan is the Great God to all of us' John Cleese 'The Godfather of Alternative Comedy' Eddie Izzard 'That absolutely glorious way of looking at things differently. A great man' Stephen Fry Spike Milligan was one of the greatest and most influential comedians of the twentieth century. Born in India in 1918, he served in the Royal Artillery during WWII in North Africa and Italy. At the end of the war, he forged a career as a jazz musician, sketch-show writer and performer, before joining forces with Peter Sellers and Harry Secombe to form the legendary Goon Show. Until his death in 2002, he had success as on stage and screen and as the author of over eighty books of fiction, memoir, poetry, plays, cartoons and children's stories.

Robin Hood According to Spike Milligan (Paperback, New Ed): Spike Milligan Robin Hood According to Spike Milligan (Paperback, New Ed)
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R279 Discovery Miles 2 790 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The latest in Spike's hilarious re-interpretations of classic works of literature, now available in paperback. This version of Robin Hood has Robin and his merry men when the King's deer manage to evade their arrows, dining out at McDonald's, Kentucky Fried Chicken and eating jam sandwiches, Nevertheless, they are still more than willing to do battle with Robin's arch enemy Sir Guy de Custard Gisborne. The fair Maid Marion, of course, is the object of much of Robin's attention, and his pursuit of the beautiful Marion leads him and his men into many adventures. Lucky for him that his band of outlaws inclu de the immensely strong Big Dick and immensely insolent Groucho Marx. Paying Scant regrd to any previous versions of this age old folk tale, Spike thunders through his riotous story like a runaway horse through Sherwood.

Ghost in the Noonday Sun (DVD): Peter Sellers, Anthony Franciosa, Spike Milligan, Clive Revill, Peter Boyle, James Villiers Ghost in the Noonday Sun (DVD)
Peter Sellers, Anthony Franciosa, Spike Milligan, Clive Revill, Peter Boyle, …
R116 Discovery Miles 1 160 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Comedy directed by Peter Medak. Having learned where the captain has hidden his treasure, a pirate betrays and kills him in order to take the loot for his own. But as his memory begins to fail him, he finds himself relying on the captain's help from beyond the grave. The cast includes Peter Sellers, Spike Milligan and Clive Revill.

The Three Musketeers/The Four Musketeers (DVD): Oliver Reed, Michael York, Raquel Welch, Richard Chamberlain, Frank Finlay,... The Three Musketeers/The Four Musketeers (DVD)
Oliver Reed, Michael York, Raquel Welch, Richard Chamberlain, Frank Finlay, …
R233 Discovery Miles 2 330 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Double bill featuring two popular comedy movies directed by Richard Lester. 'The Three Musketeers' (1973) is the star-studded adaptation of Alexandre Dumas' classic novel. The Three Musketeers (Oliver Reed, Frank Finlay and Richard Chamberlain) are in the service of the King of Paris when D'Artagnan (Michael York) arrives on the scene, creating a stir by single-handedly defeating two soldiers in a magnificent swordfight. Cardinal Richelieu (Charlton Heston) tries to embarrass the Queen of France, but D'Artagnan and the Three Musketeers come to her rescue. In 'The Four Musketeers' (1974), Milady (Faye Dunaway) is determined to wreak revenge on the Three Musketeers for foiling her plot to discredit the Queen of France. She enrols two accomplices, Cardinal Richelieu and the Count of Rochefort, and the trio of swashbuckling heroes find themselves once again fighting for the good name of the Queen and the life of Constance.

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