Friday, 22 January 2016
First viewed : January 1978
I watched this on the recommendation of a school friend and found it pretty funny although there were only six episodes and I don't recall at what point I tuned in.
Q7 was confusingly the third in a row of six series of surrealist sketch comedy written primarily by and starring Spike Milligan. It was filmed in front of a live studio audience and included many fluffed lines and a fair amount of corpsing including Milligan himself. It also included an incongruous "straight" musical interlude and regular appearances by the spectacularly-endowed Julia Breck The original series Q5 was an acknowledged influence on Monty Python's Flying Circus.
I don't recall tuning in for any of the subsequent series. Probably by then I'd become aware of the Goons and all the hype around them and consequently alienated from them as individuals ( Secombe particularly ).