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  • Published: 18 May 2017
  • ISBN: 9781785296024
  • Imprint: BBC CD
  • Format: Audio CD
  • Length: 2 hr 0 min
  • Narrator: Spike Milligan, Peter Sellers, Harry Secombe
  • RRP: $26.99

The Goon Show: Volume 32

Four episodes of the classic BBC radio comedy



Four episodes of the groundbreaking BBC radio comedy starring Spike Milligan, Peter Sellers and Harry Secombe

Four more hilarious episodes of the groundbreaking BBC radio comedy starring Spike Milligan, Peter Sellers and Harry Secombe.

Forog – Series 5, Episode 13 (21 December 1954) The Six Ingots of Leadenhall Street (aka The Terrible Blasting of Moreton’s Bank) – Series 5, Episode 23 (1 March 1955) The Tale of Men’s Shirts – Series 10, Episode 2 (31 December 1959)The Scarlet Capsule – Series 9, Episode 14 (2 February 1959)

Goon but not forgotten! Here is a chance to enjoy more anarchic clowning from one of the greatest ever radio comedy teams. The Goon Show ran on the BBC Home Service from 1951 to 1960, and influenced an entire generation of subsequent comedians. Its legacy has lasted over sixty years, with classic episodes continuing to divert and delight audiences worldwide.

In these four digitally-remastered episodes, written by Spike Milligan and Eric Sykes, Ned tracks down the terrorists responsible for producing the artificial foreign fog that is blanketing London; Inspector Seagoon investigates a bank robbery; Neddie Seagoon stars in a tale of spies, counter-spies and exploding shirt-tails and Professor Ned Quatermass unravels a mystery around an unexplained Thing discovered deep below London.

Duration: 1 hour 55 mins approx.

  • Published: 18 May 2017
  • ISBN: 9781785296024
  • Imprint: BBC CD
  • Format: Audio CD
  • Length: 2 hr 0 min
  • Narrator: Spike Milligan, Peter Sellers, Harry Secombe
  • RRP: $26.99

About the authors

Spike Milligan

Spike Milligan (1918–2002) was a famous British comedian, poet, writer and musician. His wild imagination and madcap humour had a timeless appeal that continues to delight audiences of all ages to this day.Spike (Terence Alan) was born to British parents in India, where his father, an army captain, was stationed in Poona (Pune). The family lived in India and Rangoon (Yangon) before returning to Britain when Spike was twelve.When the Second World War (as Spike called it, the Adolf Hitler Show) began, he enlisted and served in the 56th Heavy Regiment as a signaller. During his time in the army he joined the Bill Hall Trio and performed for the troops.He is perhaps best known for creating, writing and performing the popular 1950s BBC Radio show The Goon Show. He has written several story books and poetry for children. His novels include Puckoon, and he produced seven volumes of war memoirs.Badjelly the Witch, which Spike wrote for his daughter Jane, was first published in 1973. It was performed on BBC radio in England, and later on Radio New Zealand’s Sunday morning children’s programme.Spike was awarded an honorary knighthood and CBE for his services to entertainment, and also the British Comedy Awards’ Lifetime Achievement Award. A BBC poll voted him as the ‘funniest person of the last 1000 years’. His poem ‘On the Ning Nang Nong’ was voted Britain’s funniest poem.Spike died at the age of 83 and his tombstone inscription – ‘I told you I was ill’ – ensures that he will forever be remembered first and foremost as a comic genius.

Eric Sykes

Born in Oldham in 1923 Eric Sykes was first introduced to showbusiness whilst in the RAF and went on to write for hit BBC radio shows and appear in TV variety shows whilst writing for comedy greats such as Peter Sellers and Frankie Howerd. Although he is over eighty, Sykes continues to work, havingrecently starred in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.

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