The Nun's Olympics. Left to Right Spike Milligan, David Cannon, Barbara Bremel, Susan Crosland and Kevin Moran. They didn't have quite the organisation, perhaps, of the Munich Olympics. But the ecclesiastical games did have a spirit of their own. There were nuns, monks, rabbis and vicars gathered in Chiswick to display their prowess for Spike Milligan, whose new BBC TV comedy series 'A Milligan for All Seasons' starts next week. There were hurdle races for the nuns (at least two of whom were fellas), pole vaults for priests . . . and an amazing confessional relay, with each runner stopping to confess every 100 yards. Producer Roger Race, slightly bemused, said: " Spike told us to order a couple of dozen actors in clerical garb and this is the result." Spike himself turned out for the hurdles, dressed as a Roman Catholic priest, hoping to achieve immortality, presumably, as the Father of the Games. 4 September 1972
Comedian Marty Feldman poses for Mirror cameraman Ron Burton after his interview with Donald Zec at ATV's Elstree studios, during filming of his series "Marty Feldman's Comedy Machine. 29 July 1971
The Amazing Randi, professional escapologist peers out from the sealed coffin in which he will attempt to break his own endurance record of staying two hours under water, at the West Ham Municipal Baths in London. 14 October 1958
American musician and inventor Les Paul and his wife Mary Ford demonstrate two of Paul's new electric guitars during a press reception at the Savoy Hotel in London. 9 September 1952
Comedy act 'The Wiere Brothers', (L-R) Herbert, Sylvester and Harry, joking around during rehearsals for the Gala Midnight Matinee at the London Coliseum. December 9th 1951.
Magician Jean Harbin (right) suspends 14-year-old audience volunteer Jean Hall in mid-air during a performance at the Scala Theatre, with the aid of her father. 24 September 1951
English broadcaster, writer, politician and chef Clement Freud (1924 - 2009) in London with his fiancee, actress June Flewett, shortly after their engagement was announced. At the time, Freud was working as the catering manager at the Arts Theatre Club. 28 June 1950
1980s pop singer Adam Ant stands on stage at the Palladium Hollywood, Los Angeles USA . 9 December 1982
Actress Audrey Hepburn arrives for the premiere of My Fair Lady in New York with husband Mel Ferrer (left) and Stan Holloway who also stars in the film. 21 October 1964
In tandem: The Goodies, on the perfect answer to petrol rationing, ride their three seater tandem bicycle in London. 21 November 1973
Frank Sinatra and Mia Farrow attend celebrity dinner party for guests of honour, Princess Margaret and the Earl of Snowdon, The Bistro Restaurant, Hollywood, California, USA. 8 November 1965
My kinda guy: Frank Sinatra and Luciano Pavarotti, benefit for Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, held at Radio City Music Hall, New York, USA. 24 January 1982
A printer overseeing the production of the first editions of the new Sun newspaper as they roll off the production line in 1964.The Sun Newspaper, was launched by its then owners, International Publishing Corporation (IPC), to replace the Daily Herald, and was initially published in Manchester. 15 September 1964
Creased Up! Sid James, "Carry On" actor and star of the Thames television situation comedy show Bless This House pictured having a laugh ahead of his visit to Australia where he was going to star in a stage farce called "Marriage Fever". 20 July 1972.
Forces darling Dame Vera Lynn celebrates the 40th Anniversary of D Day with an appearance in 'Stage Door Canteen' at the Lyceum Theatre in London. The front is sandbagged and Vera is wearing World War Two uniform for the photocall, pictured with some of the troops outside the theatre.
Hot Rat. Frank Zappa, American musician, at The Royal Garden Hotel, London. Frank Zappa held a press conference that day in The Royal Garden Hotel, Kensington, London, where he publicly charged that he is being discriminated against by some London theatres and their managers following their refusal to allow him to perform in London during his European Tour. 5 September 1974
That's my boy! Michael Grade and his father Leslie Grade attend a reception at Cafe Royal to celebrate E.M.I selling its London management to Dennis van Thal, Billy Marsh and Michael Grade. 27 October 1969
Ready for take off. Actor Jon Pertwee, the new Dr Who in the TV series, has had a flying saucer style car made for his personal use, which is also being used in the new TV series. The car and its owner are seen here shooting a scene at Moorgate for the story entitled " The Invasion of the Dinosaurs". The car has a basic Imp engine and is capable of speeds in excess of 100 mph. The car is also equipped with a computer, TV, telephone and stero. 23 September 1973.
Goon show. Spike Milligan blowing his own trumpet with fellow Goons Harry Secombe and Peter Sellers. December 1974
Paul McCartney and girlfriend Jane Asher return to London Airport after a holiday in Portugal. Paul was called home early when the news was about to break on the Beatles' MBE awards. 11 June 1965