Spike Milligan

The Goon Show: Volume 34
  • The Goon Show: Volume 34

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

    Tales of Old DartmoorSeries 6, Episode 21 (7 February 1956)
    The Sleeping PrinceSeries 7, Episode 6 (14 February 1957)
    Robin Hood – Series 7, Christmas Special (25 December 1988)
    The Moon ShowSeries 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.

The legendary and iconic figure, Spike Milligan was born at Ahmednagar in India in 1918. He received his first education in a tent in the Hyderabad Sindh desert and graduated from there, through a series of Roman Catholic schools in India and England, to the Lewisham Polytechnic. He then plunged into the world of Show Business, seduced by his first stage appearance, at the age of eight, in the nativity play of his Poona convent school. He began his career as a band musician, but became famous as a humorous scriptwriter and actor in both films and broadcasting. He was the creator, principal writer and performer of the infamous Goon Show. Spike received an honorary CBE in 1992 and Knighthood in 2000. He died in 2002.