BBCs Q Volume 2: Series 4 And 5 (Q8, Q9) (DVD)
The second volume of Spike Milligans completely bonkers, nonsensical and groundbreaking BBC sketch series. The inspiration behind Monty Pythons Flying Circus!
BAFTA-winner Ray Butt (Only Fools and Horses) takes over direction for the final two series of Spike Milligans anarchic BBC sketch show, recorded in front of a wide-eyed studio audience.
Qs 8 and 9 were made in quick succession in 1979 and 1980 after the BBC initially delayed re-commissioning the series until Monty Python had finished its run. Surprising, given the obvious impact the original series Q5 of 1969 had on the world of alternative comedy.
At a time when Kenny Everett and Not the Nine O Clock News were further testing the limits of TV comedy, the former Goon leads a cast of regular co-stars including John Bluthal, Bob Todd, Julia Breck, Alan Clare and a self-parodying David Lodge in yet more surreal sketches.
Running gags and tropes prevail, with Adolf Hitler, Arab sheiks, idiot Boy Scouts,and even the Royal Family subject to constant ridicule.
"The Godfather of alternative comedy" - Mature Times
"A blast down memory lane and the way things were" - Road Rash Reviews
"Bracing and baffling, but never boring, Q8 and Q9 are further examples of the skewered genius of Spike Milligan. Whatever era of British comedy you love, you're bound to get something out of this set so, like Q Volume 1, it's an essential purchase." - Archive TV Musings
Running Time: 335 minutes
Region: Region 2
Language: English (with English Subtitles)
Release Date: 27 Feb. 2017
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