Spike began to visit Jimmy Grafton’s pub in Strutton Ground just off Victoria Street, where he met Michael Bentine and Peter Sellers. Harry Seacombe frequented the pub as well along with may other comedians from that era. Spike was soon living in the attic and writing material for himself, Bentine, Secombe and Sellers. He left the Bill Hall Trio and began writing full-time. He did some solo comedy performances, but he was not very successful. He spent some evenings with Peter Sellers and his over-attentive mother. Spike and Sellers loved fooling around with tape recorders, and together made a tape of various Goonish dialogues and voices. They sent it to BBC producer Pat Dixon and he liked it.
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