The Goon Show Compendium Volume 11: Series 9, Part 2 & Series 10

The Goon Show Compendium Volume 11: Series 9, Part 2 & Series 10

Episodes from the classic BBC radio comedy series
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Summary

Twelve classic episodes of The Goon Show, plus the complete series of The Omar Khayyam Show, The Army Show, The Naughty Navy Show and a wealth of bonus material.

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 eleventh volume includes: 'Dishonoured - Again', 'The Scarlet Capsule', 'The Tay Bridge', 'The Gold Plate Robbery', 'The £50 Cure', 'A Christmas Carol', 'The Tale of Men's Shirts', 'The Chinese Legs', 'Robin's Post', 'The Silver Dubloons', 'The Last Smoking Seagoon', 'The GPO Show', 'The Omar Khayyam Show: Ned Kelly', 'The Omar Khayyam Show: The Ashes', 'The Omar Khayyam Show: The PM's Trousers', 'The Omar Khayyam Show: The Flying Dustman'; 'The Omar Khayyam Show: The America Cup', 'The Omar Khayyam Show: Waltzing Matilda', The Army Show and The Naughty Navy Show.

In addition, there are some rare bonus archive items, including interviews with Peter Sellers and Spike Milligan and a rehearsal sequence from the soundtrack recording of 'The Lost Colony'. Two illustrated booklets tell the story of the show's development with reference to original archive paperwork, plus the history of the recordings themselves, while a third PDF booklet details the history of TV spin-off The Telegoons.

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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