The Goon Show Compendium Volume Nine: Vintage Goons

The Goon Show Compendium Volume Nine: Vintage Goons

Episodes from the classic BBC radio comedy series
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Thirteen remastered episodes of the legendary series, plus bonus material.

Immensely popular and hugely influential, the ground-breaking radio series The Goon Show changed the face of British comedy.

This collection presents the available episodes in chronological order as they were scheduled to be broadcast. This volume includes: 'The Mummified Priest', 'Greatest Mountain in the World', 'Missing Number 10 Downing Street', 'Giant Bombardon', 'The Kippered Herring Gang', 'The Vanishing Room', 'Ink Shortage', 'Mustard and Cress Shortage', 'The Internal Mountain', 'The Silent Bugler', 'The Great Bank of England Robbery', 'The Albert Memorial', 'The Siege of Fort Night' and 'Dreaded Piano Clubber'.

In addition, there are some rare bonus archive items including extracts from cast rehearsals and a PDF booklet of the bonus content which accompanied the original CD edition.

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.

©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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