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Down Among The Z Men. Image shows from L to R: Professor Osric Pureheart (Michael Bentine), Harry Jones (Harry Secombe)
Down Among The Z Men

Down Among The Z Men

  • 1952 film

The four original Goons star as Prof. Osric Pureheart misplaces a secret military formula. Stars Michael Bentine, Harry Secombe, Peter Sellers, Spike Milligan, Carole Carr and more.

  • Repeated Monday 12th August at 7am on TPTV

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Key details

Genre
Film
Released
1952
Stars
Michael Bentine, Harry Secombe, Peter Sellers, Spike Milligan, Carole Carr, Clifford Stanton, Andrew Timothy, Graham Stark and more
Writers
Jimmy Grafton and Francis Charles
Director
Maclean Rogers
Producers
Edwin John Fancey and Jimmy Grafton
Company

Shopkeeper's assistant Harry Jones is caught up in a whirlwind of crime when two crooks come looking for information.

They're trying to track down Professor Pureheart in order to relieve him of a top secret formula he's devised, and the gullible Jones is their best lead to locating the eccentric scientist.

However, MI5 are aware of the plot to steal the formula and hot on the crooks' trail. When the absent-minded Professor manages to lose the formula, undercover spies, Jones, the villains and a group of National Service recruits are all thrown into disarray. Can he remember where he wrote it in time?

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Additional details

UK certificate
U
Duration
75 minutes
Also known as
  • The Goon Show Movie (Alternative US title)
Production
Studio
Picture
Black and white

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Broadcast details

Next repeats
  1. Monday 12th August at 7am on TPTV
Most recent repeats
  • Saturday 24th February 2024 at 7:10am on TPTV
  • Monday 16th October 2023 at 9:00am on TPTV
  • Sunday 2nd October 2022 at 4:15am on TPTV

Recording details

  • Kay Carlton Hill Studios

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