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 - Volume 34: The Moon Show

The Goon Show - Volume 34: The Moon Show

Four classic episodes of the iconic radio comedy series starring Spike Milligan, Peter Sellers and Harry Secombe.

'Tales of Old Dartmoor' - Series 6, Episode 21 (7 February 1956)
'The Sleeping Prince' - Series 7, Episode 6 (14 February 1957)
'Robin Hood' - Christmas Special (25 December 1956)
'The Moon Show' - Series 7, Episode 18 (31 January 1957)

Goon but not forgotten! The Goons' surreal clowning delighted radio audiences between 1951 and 1960. Inventive and hugely influential, they paved the way for a new type of comedy and their legacy lives on today. Here's a chance to enjoy them once more at their brilliant best.

In these four digitally remastered episodes, written by Spike Milligan and Larry Stephens, prison governor Seagoon relocates his inmates to the south of France, and Neddie becomes president of Yakabakoo and tries to quell a revolution. Plus, the Sheriff of Nottingham is out to capture Robin Hood, and in search of romance, Neddie Seagoon cries for the moon.

First published: Thursday 2nd May 2019

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