The Goon Show Compendium Volume Six: Series 7, Part 2

The Goon Show Compendium Volume Six: Series 7, Part 2

Episodes from the classic BBC radio comedy series
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Summary

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: 'Emperor of the Universe', 'Wings over Dagenham', 'The Rent Collectors', 'Shifting Sands', 'The Moon Show', 'The Mysterious Punch-up-the-Conker', 'Round the World in Eighty Days', 'Africa Ship Canal', 'Ill Met by Goonlight', 'The Missing Boa Constrictor', 'The Histories of Pliny the Elder', and the special episode, 'The Reason Why'.

Also, there are some rare archive bonus items, including alternate sequences of The Goon Show and It's That Man Again. Additionally, a PDF booklet of the bonus content which accompanied the original CD edition is included. Remastered using new material and the latest technology to give the best possible sound quality, these recordings will 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.

©2022 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd (P)2022 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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