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"You will recognise me, I am the dead one" - Andrew Scott reads a letter from Spike Milligan to George Harrison

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LETTERS LIVE: http://letterslive.com/ Andrew Scott reads a letter from a frustrated Spike Milligan trying to get hold of George Harrison. The Beatles were huge fans of The Goon Show, the legendary comedy programme created by and starring Spike Milligan, Harry Secombe and Peter Sellers, and guitarist George Harrison struck up a friendship with Milligan that lasted for many years. However, much to Spike’s annoyance, George was impossible to get hold of by telephone; so much so that in December of 1983, he instead wrote a letter. Andrew Scott is an Irish film, television, and stage actor. He received the 2005 Laurence Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre for A Girl in a Car with a Man, and an IFTA award for the film Dead Bodies. Scott's notable television roles have included Paul McCartney in the BBC television drama Lennon Naked and arch-villain Jim Moriarty in Sherlock, for which he was awarded the 2012 British Academy Television Award for Best Supporting Actor. LETTERS LIVE is a series of live events celebrating the power of literary correspondence. Inspired by Shaun Usher's Letters of Note, Letters Live is an initiative by publishing company Canongate and Benedict Cumberbatch’s production company SunnyMarch. It has become a phenomenon wherever is has played in the UK. The idea of LETTERS LIVE is simple: we ask talented, inspiring and high-profile artists from various disciplines to read letters out loud to our audiences. LETTERS LIVE celebrates letter writing and the art of correspondence first and foremost. For more videos, please visit our website http://letterslive.com/