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The Goon Show Compendium, Volume 12

Ten episodes of the classic BBC radio comedy series plus bonus features
Written by: Spike Milligan
Length: 11 hrs and 51 mins

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Publisher's Summary

Spike Milligan, Harry Secombe and Peter Sellers star in 10 rare episodes of The Goon Show, plus a plethora of bonus features.

Immensely popular and hugely influential, the groundbreaking series The Goon Show changed the face of British comedy.

This collection includes the episodes:

  • 'China Story'
  • 'Foiled by President Fred'
  • 'Tales of Old Dartmoor'
  • 'The Macreekie Rising of '74'
  • 'Robin Hood'
  • 'Six Charlies in Search of an Author'
  • 'Insurance'
  • 'The White Man's Burden'
  • 'The Red Fort'
  • 'The Missing Ten Downing Street (aka Ten Downing Street Stolen)'
  • 'The Last Goon Show of All'

Also included are numerous bonus archive items, including celebratory programmes Parkinson Meets the Goons and Heroes for a Time. Here, too, are interviews and features taken from The Best of British Laughs: Peter Sellers, Robbie Vincent's Late Night London, It Takes All Sorts and more as well as extracts from unedited studio recordings and rehearsals.

©2016 Spike Milligan (P)2016 BBC Digital Audio

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  • Gordon M.
  • 14-03-18

Many thanks Spike Harry Peter

I was aware of the Goon Show previously and their influence on many other comedians after them and beyond and listening to them in the studio was both hilarious and warming to feel the connection between the three talents on show
I would recommend this title to anyone who wants to experience this unique and influential strand of comedy both in subtle and often cheeky terms give it a look and make your own mind up
I want to say a big thank you to Spike Milligan for bringing to life and sharing with Harry and Peter and of course all the planet his comedic genius
Much love to Eccles Nelly and not forgetting Bluebottle xxx

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  • Kev Duncalf
  • 14-04-18

poor not worth the money

very poor not well the goon show don't bother with it . . . .

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