"Goon Show" Compendium: Series 6, Pt. 2

"Goon Show" Compendium: Series 6, Pt. 2


By (author) Spike Milligan, Read by Harry Secombe, Read by Peter Sellers, Read by Spike Milligan

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  • Publisher: BBC Audiobooks Ltd
  • Format: CD-Audio | 7 pages
  • Dimensions: 126mm x 144mm x 50mm | 427g
  • Publication date: 25 February 2010
  • Publication City/Country: Bath
  • ISBN 10: 140841046X
  • ISBN 13: 9781408410462
  • Edition: Unabridged
  • Edition statement: Unabridged
  • Sales rank: 390,041

Product description

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 fourth volume includes: The Hastings Flyer - Robbed, The Mighty Wurlitzer, The Raid of the International Christmas Pudding, The Tales of Montmartre, The Jet-Propelled Guided NAAFI, The House of Teeth, The Choking Horror, The Great Tuscan Salami Scandal, The Treasure in the Lake (aka The Treasure of Loch Lomond), Fear of the Wages (aka The Fear of Wages), Scradje, The Man Who Never Was and China Story. In addition, there's a special live St David's Day performance, The Goons Hit Wales, and some rare archive bonus items, including Harry Secombe in The Laughtermakers. Two illustrated booklets tell the story of the show's development with reference to original archive paperwork, plus the history of the recordings themselves. This box set also contains four limited edition postcards featuring characters from The Goon Show as Spike Milligan imagined them. Remastered using new material and the latest technology to give the best possible sound quality, these recordings are sure to appeal to all collectors of The Goon Show. 7 CDs. 7 hrs 15 mins.

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Author information

Spike Milligan was perhaps best known as one of the Goons. He went on to become one of Britain's foremost comic writers and performers. His bestselling titles include Adolf Hitler: My Part in His Downfall, Puckoon and Where have all the Bullets Gone? He died in 2002. Born in Oldham in 1923 Eric Sykes was first introduced to showbusiness whilst in the RAF and went on to write for hit BBC radio shows and appear in TV variety shows whilst writing for comedy greats such as Peter Sellers and Frankie Howerd. Although he is over eighty, Sykes continues to work, havingrecently starred in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. Larry Stephens was a scriptwriter who wrote for several popular comedy shows in the 1950s, including The Tony Hancock Show and The Army Game. He is probably best known as co-writer of many Goon Show episodes, along with Spike Milligan. He died in 1959.