The Omar Khayyam Show

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Episodes

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01Ned Kelly19631227
02The Ashes19640103
03The Prime Minister's Trousers19640110
04The Flying Dustman1964011720140105 (BBC7)
20140106 (BBC7)
20161211 (BBC7)

Comedy and music from Spike Milligan, Bob Todd, Bill Kerr, Barry Humphries and more.

Will the Flying Dustman Service take off in Australia? And what is Eccles from 'The Goon Show' doing down under?

Starring Spike Milligan, Bob Todd, Bill Kerr and Barry Humphries.

Music by George Chisholm and his Jolly Jazzers.

Between 1958 and 1962, Spike Milligan wrote and performed three series of 'The Idiot Weekly' for the Australian Broadcasting Commission. Six episodes were remade by Charles Chilton for the BBC in 1963 as The Omar Khayyam Show.

The series was structured in the mould of The Goon Show, containing the same mixture of bizarre comedy and music. Scripts were tweaked to remove some Australian references.

Producer: Charles Chilton.

05The American Cup19640124
06 LASTWaltzing Matilda19640131