After the war, Spike concentrated on comedy, with the famous Goon Show established him as Britain's top comedy writer and performer. The Goons caused mayhem on BBC Radio throughout the 1950s, paving the way for a whole new style of comedy. Spike's innovative Q series on TV inspired countless new comedians, and when he wasn't breaking new ground as a broadcaster, Spike found time to appear on stage in plays and shows, star in over a dozen movies and begin writing books. ince the publication of his first book , Silly Verse For Kids in 1959, Spike has produced more that 90 titles covering poetry, scripts, general humour, childrens stories, novels and his highly acclaimed series of war memoirs, making him one of Britain's most successful and best-loved authors. n 1992, Spike was awarded the CBE for his work as an entertainer, broadcaster and writer, and in 1994 he recieved the Lifetime Achievement Award at the British Comedy Awards.