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Where does all the best comedy come from? Death and war

Andrew Martin: Spike Milligan, Harry Secombe, Eric Sykes and the rest all experienced war. That made their comedy different to today's


SYKES :: sitcom starred Eric Sykes and Hattie Jacques who play twins. They live together and lead a slightly surreal life, annoying their snobby next-door neighbour Mr Brown and getting into frequent trouble with the local constable. Priceless x