The Goon Show. Image shows from L to R: Spike Milligan, Peter Sellers, Harry Secombe. Copyright: BBC.

The Goon Show

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

Series 8, Episode 17 is repeated on Radio 4 Extra on Tuesday at 8am.

The Goon Show - Compendium Volume Twelve - The Last Goon Show Of All & More

The Goon Show - Compendium Volume Twelve - The Last Goon Show Of All & More

Spike Milligan, Harry Secombe and Peter Sellers star in 10 rare episodes of The Goon Show, plus a plethora of bonus features.

Immensely popular and hugely influential, the groundbreaking series The Goon Show changed the face of British comedy.

This twelfth collection includes the episodes:
China Story
Foiled By President Fred
Tales Of Old Dartmoor
The Macreekie Rising Of '74
Robin Hood
Six Charlies In Search Of An Author
Insurance - The White Man's Burden
The Red Fort
The Missing Ten Downing Street (aka Ten Downing Street Stolen)

Plus the 1972 reunion The Last Goon Show Of All.

Also included are numerous bonus archive items, including celebratory programmes Parkinson Meets The Goons and Heroes For A Time: 6 - The Goons. Here, too, are interviews and features taken from The Best of British Laughs: Peter Sellers, Robbie Vincent's Late Night London, It Takes All Sorts and more, as well as extracts from unedited studio recordings and rehearsals.

Two illustrated booklets tell the story of the show's development with reference to original archive paperwork, plus the history of the recordings. Remastered using newly sourced material and the latest technology to give the best possible sound quality, these recordings are sure to appeal to all collectors of The Goon Show.

First published: Thursday 3rd November 2016

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  • Released: Thursday 17th November 2016
  • Distributor: BBC Physical Audio
  • Minutes: 600
  • Catalogue: 9781785294495

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