In 1924 the Boundary Commission is tasked with creating the new
official division between Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic.
Through incompetence, dereliction of duty and sheer perversity, the
border ends up running through the middle of the small town of
Born in India in April 1918, Terence Alan 'Spike' Milligan was a comedy writer and performer who created The Goon Show which ran from 1951 to 1960. Milligan soon established his own fresh style of comedy. A poet and a campaigning humanitarian, Milligan was universally acclaimed for his published war memoirs. Amongst his radio series were The Omar Khayam Show and The Milligan Papers as well as his television series such as A Show Called Fred, The Idiot'sWeekly Price 2d and later the Q series from Q5 to Q9. He died in February 2002.
Bursts at the seams with superb comic characters involved in
unbelievably likely troubles on the Irish border * Observer *
Pops with the erratic brilliance of a careless match in a box of fireworks * Daily Mail *
Our first comic philosopher -- Eddie Izzard
Milligan is the Great God to all of us -- John Cleese