❉ The surviving episodes of Spike Milligan’s Q5, Q6, and Q7 on DVD for the first time.
Spike Milligan’s ‘Q’ was one of the most surreal sketch shows ever made and an acknowledged influence on ‘Monty Python’s Flying Circus’, which launched six months after ‘Q5’ first aired in 1969. Now this highly sought-after BAFTA-nominated series gets its first ever home entertainment release courtesy of Simply Media, with ‘Q Volume 1: Series 1-3’ released on DVD on 21 November 2016.
Considered one of the best examples of the British Comedy Award winner’s eccentricity and ‘stream-of-consciousness’ humour, Spike Milligan’s sketches in ‘Q’ make outrageous leaps from one subject matter or location to another, stopping with no apparent conclusion, and not shying away from controversial matters. It is clear to see Monty Python in Spike’s work, and the Pythons were quick to nab director Iain MacNaughton for their own show.
The series features regular appearances from John Bluthal (‘The Vicar of Dibley’), John D. Collins (‘Allo ‘Allo), Peter Jones (‘The Rag Trade’), and Margaret Nolan (‘Goldfinger’), with seasoned satirists Richard Ingrams and John Wells prominent in the rarely seen early episodes.
❉ ‘Q Volume 1: Series 1-3’ will be released by Simply Media Entertainment on 21 November 2016.