A series on UK television called Heroes of Comedy had a one-hour program about Spike last Saturday. (It wasn't a hurried reschedule because of his death, it happened to be scheduled anyway.) I was out, so I recorded it, and I watched it yesterday.
There was a lovely moment when at some huge gala event on nationwide television, Spike was being presented with an award, a flattering message from Prince Charles was read out by the presenter, and Spike commented that Charles was a "grovelling little bastard".
The audience erupted with laughter. Nobody but Spike could have said that, nobody but him would have said it, and nobody but him would have got away with it. It was quite unprepared and unscripted - he had no idea that he was going to get that award.
By the way, Spike was also in the excellent and utterly hilarious film "The Bed Sitting Room". I recommend it.
[ March 05, 2002: Message edited by: Dave Le Fevre ]