The Goon Show. Image shows from L to R: Hercules Grytpype-Thynne (Peter Sellers), Neddie Seagoon (Harry Secombe), Count Jim Moriarty (Spike Milligan), Professor Osric Pureheart (Michael Bentine).

The Goon Show

BBC Home Service sitcom / sketch show. 231 episodes (10 series), 1951 - 1960. Stars Harry Secombe, Peter Sellers, Spike Milligan and Michael Bentine.

Series 10, Christmas Special is repeated on Radio 4 Extra on Thursday at 8:30am.

Production Details

Production company
Also known as
  • Crazy People (Series 1 title)
  • The Goons
The composer for the show was Wally Stott. Additional music was provided by the Ray Ellington quartet, and Max Geldray.
Laugh track
Live audience


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Broadcast details

First broadcast
Monday 28th May 1951 on BBC Home Service
Last new broadcast
Thursday 28th January 1960 on BBC Home Service
Upcoming repeats
  1. Series 10 Episode 1: Thursday at 8:30am on Radio 4 Extra
  2. Series 10 Episode 1: Thursday at 12:30pm on Radio 4 Extra
  3. Series 10 Episode 1: Thursday at 7:30pm on Radio 4 Extra

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