"Goon Show" Compendium: v. 3

"Goon Show" Compendium: v. 3


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: 128mm x 146mm x 52mm | 440g
  • Publication date: 3 September 2009
  • Publication City/Country: Bath
  • ISBN 10: 1408410443
  • ISBN 13: 9781408410448
  • Edition: Unabridged
  • Edition statement: Unabridged
  • Sales rank: 238,419

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 third volume includes: The Man Who Won the War, The Secret Escritoire, The Lost Emperor, Napoleon's Piano, The Case of the Missing CD Plates, Rommel's Treasure, Shangri La Again!, The International Christmas Pudding, The Pevensey Bay Disaster, The Sale of Manhattan, The Terrible Revenge of Fred Fu Manchu, The Lost Year and The Greenslade Story. Also featured are some rare archive bonus items, including Peter Sellers in The Listening Room playing Spike Milligan's classic nonsense song 'I'm Walking Backwards for Christmas'. Two illustrated booklets tell the story of the show's development with reference to original archive paperwork, plus the history of the recordings themselves. In addition, this box set 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. 6 hrs 45 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.