The Goon Show Compendium Volume 13
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The Goon Show Compendium Volume 13

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Spike Milligan, Harry Secombe and Peter Sellers star in 7 early episodes of The Goon Show, plus a plethora of bonus features.

Immensely popular and hugely influential, the groundbreaking series The Goon Show changed the face of British comedy.

This 13th collection turns the clock back to the 1950s and the series' earliest surviving recordings. The episodes included are 'Harry Secombe Tracks Lo-Hing Ding', 'Handsome Harry Hunts for The Lost Drummer', 'The Failures of Handsome Harry Secombe', 'The Mystery of the Monkey's Paw', 'The Man Who Tried to Destroy London's Monuments', 'The Ghastly Experiments of Dr Hans Eidelburger', and 'The Missing Prime Minister'. Also featured are surviving extracts from 'The Search for the Bearded Vulture' and 'The Giant Bombardon'. A host of bonus features are included in the collection, including the 1991 programme 'At Last The Go On Show', 'Goon Again' and 'Just Before Goonrise' from 2001, 'Laughter in the Air' from 1979, 'Spike at 80' from 1998, various extracts from Desert Island Discs, and much more.

Two physical booklets and a PDF booklet combine to tell the story of the show's development with reference to original archive paperwork, plus the history of the recordings.

Remastered using newly sourced 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.

Duration: 10 hours approx
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Product details

  • CD-Audio | 1 pages
  • 145 x 145 x 50mm | 488g
  • BBC Physical Audio
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Unabridged
  • Unabridged edition
  • 1785298771
  • 9781785298776
  • 555,873

About Spike Milligan

Born in India in April 1918, Terence Alan 'Spike' Milligan was a comedy writer and performer who created The Goon Show which ran from 1951 to 1960. Milligan soon established his own fresh style of comedy. A poet and a campaigning humanitarian, Milligan was universally acclaimed for his published war memoirs. Amongst his radio series were The Omar Khayam Show and The Milligan Papers as well as his television series such as A Show Called Fred, The Idiot'sWeekly Price 2d and later the Q series from Q5 to Q9. He died in February 2002.
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