The Goon Show Compendium Volume 10: Series 9, Part 1

The Goon Show Compendium Volume 10: Series 9, Part 1

Episodes from the classic BBC radio comedy series
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Summary

Twelve episodes of the groundbreaking show starring Spike Milligan, Harry Secombe and Peter Sellers.

Immensely popular and hugely influential, legendary radio series The Goon Show changed the face of British comedy. This collection of episodes is taken from the first part of the ninth series, first broadcast in 1958-59.

The episodes included are 'The Sahara Desert Statue'; 'I Was Monty's Treble'; 'The £100,000 Penny', 'The Pam's Paper Insurance Policy'; 'The Mountain Eaters'; 'The Childe Harolde Rewarde'; 'The Seagoon Memoirs'; 'Queen Anne's Rain'; 'The Battle of Spion Kop'; 'Ned's Atomic Dustbin'; 'Who Is Pink Oboe?' and 'The Call of the West'. Also included are a number of bonus items.

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

©2015 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd (P)2015 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd

About the author

Spike Milligan

A 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. Over the course of his astonishing career, he wrote over eighty books of fiction, memoir, poetry, plays, cartoons and children's stories. He was the creator, principal writer and performer of the infamous Goon Show, and went on to become one of the greatest and most influential comedians of the twentieth century. Spike received an honorary CBE in 1992 and Knighthood in 2000. He died in 2002.
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