Spike Milligan

The Goon Show Compendium Volume Eight: Series 8, Part 2
  • The Goon Show Compendium Volume Eight: Series 8, Part 2

    • Spike Milligan

    • Spike Milligan (Read by)

    • Harry Secombe (Read by)

    • Peter Sellers (Read by)

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

    Now, for the first time, this box set collection presents the episodes in chronological order as they were scheduled to be broadcast. This volume includes: The String Robberies, The Moriarty Murder Mystery, The Curse of Frankenstein, The White Neddie Trade, Ten Snowballs that Shook the World, The Man Who Never Was, World War One, The Spon Plague, Tiddlywinks, The Evils of Bushey Spon, and The Great Statue Debate.

    In addition, there are some rare archive bonus items including The Royal Tiddlywinks Tournament, a special recording of the tiddlywinks match in which the Goons, as Royal Champions, took on Cambridge University. Remastered using new material and the latest technology to give the best possible sound quality, these recordings are bound to appeal to all collectors of The Goon Show.

    The Goons is a classic comedy which reflects the broadcast standards, language and attitudes of its time.

RELEASED 19/05/2022

Spike Milligan (Author, Reader) Born in India in April 1918, Terence Alan ‘Spike’ Milligan was a comedy writer and performer who created The Goon Show which ran from 1951 to 1960. Milligan soon established his own fresh style of comedy. A poet and a campaigning humanitarian, Milligan was universally acclaimed for his published war memoirs. Amongst his radio series were The Omar Khayam Show and The Milligan Papers as well as his television series such as A Show Called Fred, The Idiot’sWeekly Price 2d and later the Q series from Q5 to Q9. He died in February 2002.

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