The Goon Show - Compendium Volume Thirteen - Early Shows: Series 4 - Part 1 & More
Immensely popular and hugely influential, the groundbreaking series The Goon Show changed the face of British comedy.
This 13th collection turns the clock back to the 1950s and the series' earliest surviving recordings. The episodes included are:
Harry Secombe Tracks Lo-Hing Ding
Handsome Harry Hunts For The Lost Drummer
The Failures Of Handsome Harry Secombe
The Mystery Of The Monkey's Paw
The Man Who Tried To Destroy London's Monuments
The Ghastly Experiments Of Dr Hans Eidelburger
The Missing Prime Minister
Also featured are surviving extracts from The Search For The Bearded Vulture and The Giant Bombardon. A host of bonus features are included in the collection, including the 1991 programme At Last The Go On Show, Goon Again and Just Before Goonrise from 2001, Laughter In The Airp from 1979, Spike At 80 from [y]1998[/i], various extracts from Desert Island Discs, and much more.
Two physical booklets and a PDF booklet combine to 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 2nd November 2017
- Released: Thursday 23rd November 2017
- Distributor: BBC Digital Audio
- Minutes: 597
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