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  • Published: 15 May 2018
  • ISBN: 9781785297564
  • Imprint: BBC CD
  • Format: Audio CD
  • Length: 2 hr 0 min
  • Narrator: Spike Milligan, Harry Secombe, Peter Sellers
  • RRP: $26.99
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The Goon Show: Volume 33

Four episodes of the anarchic BBC radio comedy




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

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

Foiled by President Fred – Series 6, Episode 7 (1 November 1955)
Personal Narrative – Series 7, Episode 8 (22 November 1956)
Round the World in Eighty Days – Series 7, Episode 21 (21 February 1957)
The Missing Boa Constrictor – Series 7, Episode 25 (21 March 1957)

Goon but not forgotten! One of the most popular and influential comedy teams on radio, the Goons ruled the airwaves between 1951 and 1960. Their innovative, irreverent humour, inspired lunacy and surreal clowning set the trend for a new kind of comedy, and their legacy continues to endure today.

In these four digitally-remastered episodes, written by Spike Milligan and Larry Stephens, gas meter inspector Seagoon heads to South America over an unpaid bill; Neddie Seagoon RN, Captain of HMS Resolute, faces the Dutch fleet in 1662; Lord Seagoon makes a wager with Count Moriarty, and Ned attempts to raffle a boa constrictor, leading to big trouble in Birmingham.

  • Published: 15 May 2018
  • ISBN: 9781785297564
  • Imprint: BBC CD
  • Format: Audio CD
  • Length: 2 hr 0 min
  • Narrator: Spike Milligan, Harry Secombe, Peter Sellers
  • RRP: $26.99
Categories:

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.

Larry Stephens

Larry Stephens was a scriptwriter who wrote for several popular comedy shows in the 1950s, including The Tony Hancock Show and The Army Game. He is probably best known as co-writer of many Goon Show episodes, along with Spike Milligan. He died in 1959.

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