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 Fourteen

The Goon Show - Compendium Volume Fourteen

Spike Milligan, Harry Secombe and Peter Sellers star in ten classic episodes of The Goon Show, plus a host of bonus features.

Immensely popular and hugely influential, The Goon Show changed the face of British comedy. This fourteenth and final collection returns to the programme's fourth series and includes the episodes The History Of Communications, The Kippered Herring Gang, The Tooth-Paste Expedition, The Case Of The Vanishing Room, The Greatest Mountain In The World, Collapse Of The British Railways Sandwich System, The Case Of Agent X2 (AKA The Silent Bugler), The Story Of Brain [sic] (aka Western Story), The Saga Of The Internal Mountain and Bank Of England Robbery.

Also included is the special satirical show The Starlings, recorded without an audience or orchestra, plus radio programmes including Vivat Milligna!, Growing Up With The Goons and Radio Fun: The Story Of Radio Comedy Episode 7. Documentary extracts include items from Kaleidoscope and Dad Made Me Laugh, as well as The Disconnected Thoughts Of Chairman Spike, featuring unused interview material from At Last The Go On Show.

In addition, two physical booklets combine to tell the story of the show's development with reference to original archive paperwork, plus the history of the recordings themselves.

Remastered using new 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 1st November 2018

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  • Released: Thursday 8th November 2018
  • Distributor: BBC Physical Audio
  • Minutes: 575
  • Catalogue: 9781787532663

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