Spike Milligan's Q Series on DVD sign now

We believe, that Spike Milligan's Q Series, which represents one of the most important chapters in the history of British TV comedy, deserves to be released on DVD in full.

Spike Milligan is rightfully regarded as father of modern comedy. His Goon Show revolutionized radio comedy, influenced whole generations of comedians and musicians and is still as funny as it was 50 years ago.

Spike's sketch show Q, which ran for six series between 1969 and 1982 presents an outstanding vision, even for Milligan's high standards. The weird sketch ideas, the bizarre visuals and the lunatic atmosphere of the Q shows remain unparalleled in comic history. The BBC can be proud to have such a treasure in the archive!

Spike Milligan stands in a row with the great surrealists Samuel Beckett, Edward Lear, Lewis Carroll and Flann O'Brien. No other comic had such a idiosyncratic view of the world like Spike: Q's bizarre sketches are completely off the wall and 100 \% comic genius. And the shows are not only very funny but also beautiful to watch, the weird visuals are wonderful and look like they have been arranged by Ken Russell or Peter Greenaway! It is this uniqueness that makes the Q Series more than just a sketch show, but an important work of art. And as he did with his Goon Show, Spike once again influenced whole generations of younger comics, like Python and Vic and Bob.

Sadly, the series was never repeated. In 1993 the BBC compiled five half hour shows under the title 'Q milligan'. Home made DVDs of this programme are sold for high prices on ebay and are widely available via internet.

There are thousands of fans who have fond memories of the series original broadcasts who would love to see the shows again. And there are whole generations of Spike Milligan fans far too young to have seen the original broadcasts who would love to see this unparalleled work of art in full. We therefore suggest that Spike Milligan's Q Series should be released on DVD in its full glory. The remaining episodes of 'Q5', and the complete episodes of 'Q6', 'Q7', 'Q8', 'Q9' and 'There's a lot of it about' would make a fantastic DVD box set and sell thousands of copies.

We are aware of the un-pcness of about 2 \% of the sketches, but because we are clever people who understand comedy, know Spike Milligan's genius, and respect the cultural norms of the 70s, we are not offended and don't need to be patronized.

The BBC is highly regarded as best TV station in the world and produces shows of a constant high quality. With the Q Series, the BBC has produced the most unique comedy show ever! Spike Milligan's surreal and visual masterpiece deserves a full DVD release.

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  • 14 February 20161000. Neil W
    I've got three knees and a kipper called Frank can you help?
  • 08 February 2016999. John B
    I support this petition
  • 21 January 2016998. Michael F
    This is an essential part of british comedy history.lesser comedy series are released to general sale so this should be allowed
  • 20 January 2016997. Robert P
    I support this petition
  • 16 January 2016996. Robbie W
    I support this petition
  • 04 January 2016995. Ian M
    I support this petition
  • 19 December 2015994. Howard A
    I support this petition
  • 13 December 2015993. David P
  • 09 December 2015992. Mark W
    it's about time that the Q series Is Made avilable (PC) Should Be Stoped
  • 28 November 2015991. Iestyn T
    All of this great comic genius' stuff should be available on DVD!!
  • 25 November 2015990. John D
    I support this petition
  • 19 November 2015989. Dean Rivers
    I support this petition
  • 17 November 2015988. Brad S
    I support this petition
  • 09 November 2015987. Barry C
    These classic series need to be made available to the general public!
  • 06 November 2015986. Martin B
    i've been waiting since i was a kid to see these programmes again, how can a true pioneer like spike milligan be ignored when other dross is described as edgy and dangerous. people should be able to watch such material again to see what true originality i
  • 30 October 2015985. R Guerrero
  • 29 October 2015984. Stuart K
    The BBC neglected and abused him when he was alive, so the least they can do is show some respect now!
  • 28 October 2015983. John Bm
    Uncensored & complete release please!
  • 23 October 2015982. Phil M
    You've got it, we want it and are prepared to pay for it. What's stopping you?
  • 19 October 2015981. Manawar A
    my god theres so much crap bbc comedies that get released these days,its amazing that this show has been over looked,if its never gonna be released all i can say is "what are we going to do now?"
  • 17 October 2015980. Paul L
    This must be done to honour this tormented comic genius.
  • 16 October 2015979. A E
    I support this petition
  • 12 October 2015978. Fritz F
    THE greatest comedian, second to none.
  • 08 October 2015977. Andy N
    There should be a lot more of it about
  • 08 October 2015976. Kerrie H
    I support this petition
  • 06 October 2015975. Kevin B
    This genius deserves better!!!!
  • 04 October 2015974. Richard M
    share the wealth of entertainment, selfish!

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