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20071007 (BBC7)
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Spike Milligan, Harry Secombe, Peter Sellers, Ray Ellington and Max Geldray reunite.

Spike Milligan, Harry Secombe, Peter Sellers, Ray Ellington and Max Geldray reunite for a final fling.

From October 1972.

20061030 BT=0800 (BBC7)
20061030 (BBC7)
Another comedy classic with Spike Milligan, Harry Secombe and Peter Sellers. Queen Anne's Rain. From December 1958.
20110816 (BBC7)In true Beau Geste style, Neddie Seagoon joins the foreign legion in disgrace. Stars Harry Secombe. From January 1955.
20071119 BT=0800 (BBC7)
20071119 (BBC7)
Tales of Old Dartmoor. Neddy, Governor of Dartmoor, thinks his prisoners need a holiday, so he rebuilds the prison by the Chateau d'If. From 1956.
07/10/200720090601 (BBC7)
20110528 (BBC7)
Spike Milligan, Harry Secombe, Peter Sellers, Ray Ellington and Max Geldray reunite.

Spike Milligan, Harry Secombe, Peter Sellers, Ray Ellington and Max Geldray reunite for a final fling. From October 1972.

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Winston Seagoon battles the Big Brother Corporation. Can he survive Room 101?

Winston Seagoon battles the Big Brother Corporation. Can he survive Room 101? Stars Spike Milligan. From January 1955.

Another Comedy Classic With Spike Milligan, Harry Secombe And Peter Sellers. The Silver Doubloons20061204 BT=0800 (BBC7)
20061204 (BBC7)
20061211 BT=0800 (BBC7)
20061211 (BBC7)
Ned displays hidden talents. From January 1960.
Dishonoured Again20061113 BT=0800 (BBC7)
20061113 (BBC7)
19921130 (R4)
Classic comedy. Young Ned, driven to distraction by the humdrum life at the bank, absconds with the loot. From January 1959.

A classic from 1959.

Starring Peter Sellers ,

Harry Secombe and Spike Milligan , with Ray Ellington and Max Geldray. Music by Wally Stott. Restoration by Ted Kendall Producer John Browell

Feb 55 Sinking Of Westminster Pier20050829 BT= 0800 (BBC7)
Genome: [r4 Bd=19921026]A lovingly restored classic from 1955.

The China Story.

Starring Peter Sellers , Harry Secombe and Spike Milligan , with * Ray Ellington and Max Geldray.

Music by Wally Stott. Restoration by Ted Kendall Producer Peter Eton

Genome: [r4 Bd=19921026]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19921102]A lovingly restored classic. The Pam 's Paper Insurance Policy starring Peter Sellers , Harry Secombe and Spike Milligan , with Ray Ellington and Max Geldray.

Music 0y Wally Stott

Restoration by Ted Kendall

Producer John Browell. Stereo (First broadcast in 1958)

Genome: [r4 Bd=19921102]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19921109]A classic from 1956.

Six Charlies in Search of an Author

Starring Peter Sellers , Harry Secombe and Spike Milligan , with Ray Ellington and Max Geldray.

Music by Wally Stott. Restoration by Ted Kendall Producer Pat Dixon

Genome: [r4 Bd=19921109]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19921123]A lovingly restored classic from 1956.

The Spectre of Tintagel starring Peter Sellers , Harry Secombe , Spike Milligan and Valentine Dyall with Ray Ellington and Max Geldray.

Music by Wally Stott. Restoration by Ted Kendall Producer Pat Dixon

Genome: [r4 Bd=19921123]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19921130]A classic from 1959.

Dishonoured Again. Starring Peter Sellers ,

Harry Secombe and Spike Milligan , with Ray Ellington and Max Geldray. Music by Wally Stott. Restoration by Ted Kendall Producer John Browell

Genome: [r4 Bd=19921130]
Giant Bombardon20091015 (BBC7)
20110403 (BBC7)

To help defeat the 'Ruskies', Seagoon must find a huge leather cannon.

To help defeat the 'Ruskies', Seagoon must find a huge leather cannon. Stars Spike Milligan. Re-recording from October 1958.

International Christmas Pudding20061225 (BBC7)Eccentric millionaire Neddie Seagoon decides to fund an expedition to search for fragments of a famous dessert.
Programme Catalogue - Details: Napoleon's Piano19910531Producer: R. EDIS

Next in series: 25 April 1992

Previous in series: TALES OF OLD DARTMOOR

Description

Starring Peter SELLERS, Harry SECOMBE and Spike MILLIGAN. Producers Peter ETON and Richard EDIS. First broadcast 11th October 1955.

Subject Categories

comedy programmes (genre)

Broadcast history

31 May 1991 19:02-19:32 (RADIO 2)

29 Aug 1991 12:25-12:55 (RADIO 4)

23 Dec 1993 23:30-23:59 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Wallace Greenslade (ann)

Spike Milligan (Author)

Wally Stott (cond)

Harry Secombe (ent)

Peter Sellers (ent)

Max Geldray (mus)

Richard Edis (Producer)

Peter Eton (Producer)

Recorded on 1991-04-17

Programme Catalogue - Details: The Affair Of The Lowe Banana19910529Producer: R. EDIS

Next in series: TALES OF OLD DARTMOOR

Previous in series: THE DREADED BATTER PUDDING HURLER

Description

Starring Peter SELLERS, Spike MILLIGAN and Harry SECOMBE. Producers Peter ETON and Richard EDIS. First broadcast 26th October 1954.

Subject Categories

comedy programmes (genre)

Broadcast history

29 May 1991 19:02-19:30 (RADIO 2)

21 Dec 1993 23:30-23:59 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Wallace Greenslade (ann)

Spike Milligan (Author)

Wally Stott (cond)

Harry Secombe (ent)

Peter Sellers (ent)

Max Geldray (mus)

Richard Edis (Producer)

Peter Eton (Producer)

Recorded on 1991-04-17

Programme Catalogue - Details: The Dreaded Batter Pudding Hurler19910528Producer: R. EDIS

Next in series: THE AFFAIR OF THE LOWE BANANA

Previous in series: THE WHISTLING SPY ENIGMA

Description

Starring Petyer SELLERS, Spike MILLIGAN and Harry SECOMBE. Producers Peter ETON and Richard EDIS. First broadcast 12th October 1954.

Subject Categories

comedy programmes (genre)

Broadcast history

28 May 1991 19:02-19:32 (RADIO 2)

Contributors

Wallace Greenslade (ann)

Spike Milligan (Author)

Wally Stott (cond)

Harry Secombe (ent)

Peter Sellers (ent)

Max Geldray (mus)

Richard Edis (Producer)

Peter Eton (Producer)

Recorded on 1991-04-17

Programme Catalogue - Details: The Treasure In The Lake19900507Producer: K. WAKE

Next in series: THE WHISTLING SPY ENIGMA

Previous in series: THE VANISHING ROOM

Description

Radio Collection classic comedy marches on in the company of the inimatable Goons, as they attempt to dredge up the Treasure of Loch Lomond. Inadvisably

Subject Categories

comedy programmes (genre)

Broadcast history

07 May 1990 12:30-13:00 (RADIO 2)

Contributors

Bruce Campbell (cond)

Spike Milligan (ent)

Harry Secombe (ent)

Peter Sellers (ent)

Max Geldray (mus)

Ray Ellington (mus)

Pat Dixon (Producer)

Recorded on 1990-04-30

Programme Catalogue - Details: The Whistling Spy Enigma19910527Producer: R. EDIS

Next in series: THE DREADED BATTER PUDDING HURLER

Previous in series: THE TREASURE IN THE LAKE

Broadcast history

27 May 1991 19:02-19:32 (RADIO 2)

20 Dec 1993 23:30-23:59 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1991-04-17

Programme Catalogue - StationRadio 2
Tales Of Men's Shirts1959123120090511 (BBC7)
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It is 1942, and Neddie Seagoon must stop the Germans' secret weapon.

Classic material from one of the all-time radio comedy greats

It is 1942, and Neddie Seagoon must stop the Germans' secret weapon. Stars Spike Milligan and Peter Sellers. From December 1959.

It's 1942 and Neddie Seagoon must stop the Germans' secret weapon. Stars Spike Milligan.

It's 1942 and Neddie Seagoon must stop the Germans' secret weapon. Stars Spike Milligan and Peter Sellers. From December 1959.

The £50 Cure20090504 (BBC7)Kenneth Connor takes Harry Secombe's place as Ned picks up a lavish NHS prescription.
The Call Of The West1959012020170303 (BBC7)
20190627 (BBC7)
Count Moriarty and Grytpype-Thynne sell saxophones to the Indians in a cowboy caper.

Classic material from one of the all-time radio comedy greats

The Case Of The Missing Cd Plate20070910 BT=0800 (BBC7)
20070910 (BBC7)
20111011 (BBC7)
Wherever he roams, Neddie falls foul of diplomatic immunity. First broadcast in 1955.

Mown down and flattened, frustrated Neddie Seagoon falls foul of diplomatic immunity.

Mown down and flattened, frustrated Neddie Seagoon falls foul of diplomatic immunity. Stars Spike Milligan. From October 1955.

The Case Of The Mysterious Punch Up The Conk19820801
The China Story1955011820070709 BT=0800 (BBC7)
20070709 (BBC7)
20100211 (BBC7)
20110809 (BBC7)
20110813 (BBC7)
20130910 (BBC7)
20150911 (BBC7)
20171116 (BBC7)
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19921026 (R4)
Neddie Seagoon is Britain's ambassador in China, and he's after cash.

Classic material from one of the all-time radio comedy greats

Groundbreaking, surreal BBC radio comedy written by Spike Milligan and Eric Sykes.

Starring:

Peter Sellers
Harry Secombe
Spike Milligan

First billed as Crazy People, ten series of The Goon Show were recorded between 1951 and 1960, but sadly many of the earliest shows weren't kept in the archive.

With the Ray Ellington Quartet and Max Geldray.

Orchestra conducted by Bruce Campbell.

Announcer: Wallace Greenslade

Producer: Peter Eton

First broadcast on the BBC Home Service in January 1955.

Neddie Seagoon's the British Ambassador in China and out of money. But Grytpype's offering a way to a fortune.

Neddie Seagoon is Britain's ambassador in China, and he is after cash.

A lovingly restored classic from 1955.

The China Story.

Starring Peter Sellers , Harry Secombe and Spike Milligan , with * Ray Ellington and Max Geldray.

Music by Wally Stott. Restoration by Ted Kendall Producer Peter Eton

Stars Spike Milligan and Peter Sellers.

From January 1955.

Neddie Seagoon is Britain's ambassador in China, and he is after cash. Stars Spike Milligan and Peter Sellers. From January 1955.

Neddie Seagoon is Britain's ambassador in China and he's after cash. Stars Spike Milligan and Peter Sellers. From January 1955.

The Dreaded Batter Pudding Hurler Of Bexhill On Sea20070416 BT=0800 (BBC7)
20070416 (BBC7)
20091203 (BBC7)
20110514 (BBC7)
20110515 (BBC7)
Constable Neddie Seagoon is out to save Minnie and apprehend the anonymous batter pudding hurler.

Constable Neddie Seagoon sets out to apprehend Minnie and Henry's Sussex assailant.

Constable Neddie Seagoon sets out to apprehend Minnie and Henry's Sussex assailant. Stars Spike Milligan. From October 1954.

The Greatest Mountain In The World1954030120070312 BT=0800 (BBC7)
20070312 (BBC7)
20091022 (BBC7)
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20130514 (BBC7)
20150515 (BBC7)
20170713 (BBC7)
20191015 (BBC7)
Neddie Seagoon attempts to climb a peak even higher than Everest. From March 1954.

Classic material from one of the all-time radio comedy greats

Groundbreaking, surreal BBC radio comedy written by Spike Milligan.

Starring:

Peter Sellers
Harry Secombe
Spike Milligan

First billed as Crazy People, ten series of The Goon Show were recorded between 1951 and 1960, but sadly many of the earliest shows weren't kept in the archive.

With the Ray Ellington Quartet and Max Geldray.

Orchestra conducted by Wally Stott.

Announcer: Wallace Greenslade

Producer: Peter Eton

First broadcast on the BBC Home Service in March 1954.

Seagoon attempts to climb a mountain even higher than Everest. From March 1954.

Neddie Seagoon attempts to climb a peak even higher than Everest. Stars Spike Milligan and Harry Secombe. From March 1954.

Groundbreaking, surreal BBC radio comedy written by Spike Milligan and starring

The Ink Shortage20081208 BT=0800 (BBC7)
20081208 (BBC7)
20130402 (BBC7)
20130406 (BBC7)
Sir Bernard Seagoon sets out to corner the world market for writing materials. Stars Spike Milligan. From December 1957.
The Last Goon Show Of All1972100520071007 (BBC7)
20090607 (BBC7)
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20100201 (BBC7)
20110528 (BBC7)
20170505 (BBC7)
20190829 (BBC7)
Spike Milligan, Harry Secombe, Peter Sellers, Ray Ellington and Max Geldray reunite.

Classic material from one of the all-time radio comedy greats

Spike Milligan, Harry Secombe and Peter Sellers reunite to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the BBC in 1972.

Recorded on 30th April 1972, their farewell performance with a distinguished audience is broadcast complete with the pre-show warm-up at the Camden Theatre, London. It was simultaneously recorded for broadcast on BBC TV.

Written by Spike Milligan and featuring:

Peter Sellers as Grytpype-Thynne, Bluebottle, Major Denis Bloodnok, Henry Crun.

Harry Secombe as Neddy Seagoon in floral cretonne.

Spike Milligan as Eccles, Minnie Bannister, Moriarty

With the Ray Ellington Quartet, Max Geldray and the Wally Stott Orchestra conducted by Peter Knight.

Producer: John Browell

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 on 5th October 1972.

Peter Sellers: Grytpype-Thynne, Bluebottle, Major Denis Bloodnok, Henry Crun.
Harry Secombe: Neddy Seagoon in floral cretonne.
Spike Milligan: Eccles, Minnie Bannister, Moriarty

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 on 5th October 1972.

Spike Milligan, Harry Secombe, Peter Sellers, Ray Ellington and Max Geldray reunite for a final fling.

From October 1972.

The Pam 's Paper Insurance Policy19921102 (R4)A lovingly restored classic. starring Peter Sellers , Harry Secombe and Spike Milligan , with Ray Ellington and Max Geldray.

Music 0y Wally Stott

Restoration by Ted Kendall

Producer John Browell. Stereo (First broadcast in 1958)

The Pam's Paper Insurance Policy1992110220061002 BT=0800 (BBC7)
20061002 (BBC7)
20090202 (BBC7)
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20121204 (BBC7)
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20190502 (BBC7)
Moriarty and Grytpype-Thynne set about trying to drown Neddy Seagoon - for money.

Classic material from one of the all-time radio comedy greats

Moriarty and Thynne try to drown Seagoon. But Neddy is more interested in what's on the other side of the Thames. From 1958.

Moriarty and Grytpype-Thynne set about trying to drown Neddy Seagoon - for money. Stars Spike Milligan. From November 1958.

The Silent Bugler1954031520070326 BT=0800 (BBC7)
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20110424 (BBC7)
20130528 (BBC7)
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20170727 (BBC7)
20191029 (BBC7)
It's 1902 and British secret agent Seagoon is heading to Dresden on a deadly mission.

Classic material from one of the all-time radio comedy greats

Groundbreaking, surreal BBC radio comedy written by Spike Milligan.

Starring:

Peter Sellers
Harry Secombe
Spike Milligan

First billed as Crazy People, ten series of The Goon Show were recorded between 1951 and 1960, but sadly many of the earliest shows weren't kept in the archive.

With the Ray Ellington Quartet and Max Geldray.

Orchestra conducted by Wally Stott.

Announcer: Wallace Greenslade

Producer: Peter Eton

First broadcast on the BBC Home Service in March 1954.

It's 1902 and British secret agent Capt Hairy Seagoon heads to Dresden to track down the Silent Bugler. From March 1953.

It's 1902 and British secret agent Seagoon is heading to Dresden on a deadly mission. Stars Harry Secombe. From March 1954.

The Sinking Of Westminster Pier1955021320070723 (BBC7)
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20150925 (BBC7)
20171130 (BBC7)
20200317 (BBC7)
Oyster-loving Neddie Seagoon takes to the River Thames, which is soon draining away.

Classic material from one of the all-time radio comedy greats

Groundbreaking, surreal BBC radio comedy written by Spike Milligan and Eric Sykes.

Starring:

Peter Sellers
Harry Secombe
Spike Milligan

First billed as Crazy People, ten series of The Goon Show were recorded between 1951 and 1960, but sadly many of the earliest shows weren't kept in the archive.

With the Ray Ellington Quartet and Max Geldray.

Orchestra conducted by Wally Stott.

Announcer: Wallace Greenslade

Producer: Peter Eton

First broadcast on the BBC Home Service in February 1955.

Oyster sexing and salvaging Westminster Pier, with all the usual characters and sound effects. From February 1955.

Oyster-loving Neddie Seagoon takes to the River Thames, which is soon draining away. Stars Harry Secombe. From February 1955.

Oyster sexing and salvaging Westminster Pier, with all the usual characters.

The Vanishing Room20060911 BT=0800 (BBC7)
20060911 (BBC7)
20081201 BT=0800 (BBC7)
20081201 (BBC7)
20130326 (BBC7)
Inspector Ned Seagoon investigates the very thorough murder of Lord Cretinby.

Starring Spike Milligan.

From December 1957.

In which Eccles shoots Bluebottle in Paris as he tries to arrest the corpse of Lord Cretinby. From December 1957.

Inspector Ned Seagoon investigates the very thorough murder of Lord Cretinby. Starring Spike Milligan. From December 1957.

14The White Box Of Great Bardfield1955031520171026 (BBC7)
20200414 (BBC7)
Can Neddie Seagoon get rich quick by exporting Britain's surfeit of snow?

Classic material from one of the all-time radio comedy greats

Can Neddie Seagoon get rich quick by exporting Brtain's surfeit of snow?

Groundbreaking, surreal BBC radio comedy written by Spike Milligan.

Starring:
Peter Sellers
Harry Secombe
Spike Milligan

First billed as Crazy People, ten series of The Goon Show were recorded between 1951 and 1960, but sadly many of the earliest shows weren't kept in the archive.

With the Ray Ellington Quartet and Max Geldray.

Orchestra conducted by Wally Stott.

Announcer: Wallace Greenslade

Producer: Peter Eton

First broadcast on the BBC Home Service in March 1955.

17The A350 Cure1959022320170407 (BBC7)
20190801 (BBC7)
20190803 (BBC7)
Kenneth Connor takes Harry Secombe's place as Ned picks up a lavish NHS prescription.

Classic material from one of the all-time radio comedy greats

22The Man Who Won The War (seagoon Mcc)1992050920180104 (BBC7)
20200421 (BBC7)
How Neddie 'invented' the barrage balloon and other wartime (mis)adventures.

Classic material from one of the all-time radio comedy greats

How Neddie Seagoon 'invented' the barrage balloon and other wartime (mis)adventures.

Groundbreaking, surreal BBC radio comedy written by Spike Milligan and Eric Sykes.

Starring:
Peter Sellers
Harry Secombe
Spike Milligan

First billed as Crazy People, ten series of The Goon Show were recorded between 1951 and 1960, but sadly many of the earliest shows weren't kept in the archive.

With the Ray Ellington Quartet and Max Geldray.

Orchestra conducted by Bruce Campbell.

Announcer: Wallace Greenslade

Producer: Peter Eton

First broadcast on the BBC Home Service in September 1955.

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20200211 (BBC7)
Winston Seagoon battles the Big Brother Corporation. Can he survive Room 101?

Classic material from one of the all-time radio comedy greats

Groundbreaking, surreal BBC radio comedy written by Spike Milligan and Eric Sykes.

Starring:

Peter Sellers
Harry Secombe
Spike Milligan

First billed as Crazy People, ten series of The Goon Show were recorded between 1951 and 1960, but sadly many of the earliest shows weren't kept in the archive.

With the Ray Ellington Quartet and Max Geldray.

Orchestra conducted by Bruce Campbell.

Announcer: Wallace Greenslade

Producer: Peter Eton

First broadcast on the BBC Home Service in January 1955.

The Goons' spoof of '1984' with Winston Seagoon battling the Big Brother Corporation. Can he survive Room 101? From 1955.

Winston Seagoon battles the Big Brother Corporation. Can he survive Room 101? Stars Spike Milligan. From January 1955.

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01SPECIALCinderella
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0301Fred Of The Islands19521111
0302The Egg Of The Great Auk19521118
0303I Was A Male Fan Dancer19521125
0304The Saga Of Hms Aldgate19521202
0305The Expedition For Toothpaste19521209
0306The Archers19521216
0307Robin Hood1952122320080317 BT=0800 (BBC7)
20080317 (BBC7)
20171214
It's ye Spike Milligan, Peter Sellers, Harry Secombe in ye olde worlde Robin Hood.

Classic material from one of the all-time radio comedy greats

It's ye Spike Milligan, Peter Sellers, Harry Secombe and Wallace Greenslade in ye olde worlde Robin Hood. From December 1956.

0307Robin Hood - Christmas Pantomime19521226Producer: Peter Eton

Notes: Christmas Pantomime (45 minutes long).

Without Spike Milligan, with Dick Emery and Carole Carr.

0308Where Does Santa Claus Go In The Summer?19521230
0309The Navy, Army, And Air Force19530106
0310The British Way Of Life19530113
0311A Survey Of Britain19530120
0312Flint Of The Flying Squad19530127
0313Seaside Resorts In Winter19530203
0314The Tragedy Of Oxley Tower19530210
0315The Story Of Civilization19530217
0316The Search For The Bearded Vulture19530224
0317The Mystery Of The Monkey's Paw19530303
0318The Mystery Of The Cow On The Hill19530310
0319Where Do Socks Come From?19530317
0320The Man Who Never Was1953032420030922 (BBC7)
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Producer: Peter Eton.

Producer: Pat Dixon.

A suspected German spy is caught waiting for a submarine.

Producer: Charles Chilton.

A suspected spy is caught waiting for a submarine.

Stars Spike Milligan, Harry Secombe and Peter Sellers.

From February 1958.

A suspected German spy is caught waiting for a submarine. First heard February 1958.

The Brits must trick the enemy. A 1958 remake of the 1956 spoof of the war film based on the 1953 book. Stars Spike Milligan.

The Brits must trick the enemy. The 1958 remake of the 1956 spoof of the war film based on the 1953 book. Stars Spike Milligan.

A suspected spy is caught waiting for a submarine. Stars Spike Milligan, Harry Secombe and Peter Sellers. From February 1958.

0321The Building Of The Suez Canal19530331
0322The De Goonlies19530407
0323The Conquest Of Space19530414
0324The Ascent Of Mount Everest19530421
0325The Story Of The Plymouth Hoe Armada19530428
03SPECIALCoronation Edition
0401The Dreaded Piano Clubber1953100220031013 (BBC7)
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20081229 BT=0800 (BBC7)
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20091008 (BBC7)
20130409 (BBC7)
People are being squashed by pianos and Seagoon of Scotland Yard investigates.

Henry Crun has to face the music as a mad assailant threatens the very fabric of the Nation.

Producer: Peter Eton

Notes: The title given is that of the middle part of the show.

Henry Crun must face the music as a mad assailant threatens the Nation. Starring Spike Milligan. Re-recording from March 1958.

Henry Crun has to face the music as a mad assailant threatens the fabric of the Nation.

0402The Man Who Tried To Destroy London's Monuments19531009
0403The Ghastly Experiments Of Dr. Hans Eidelburger19531016
0404The Building Of Britain's First Atomic Cannon19531023
0405The Gibraltar Story19531030
0406Through The Sound Barrier In An Airing Cupboard19531106
0407The First Albert Memorial To The Moon19531113
0408The Missing Bureaucrat19531120
0409Operation Bagpipes19531127
0410The Flying Saucer Mystery19531204
0411The Spanish Armada19531211
0412The British Way19531218
0412The String Robberies
0413The Giant Bombardon1953122520091015 (BBC7)Producer: Peter Eton

Notes: With Michael Bentine.

To help defeat the 'Ruskies', Seagoon must find a huge leather cannon.

To help defeat the 'Ruskies', Seagoon must find a leather cannon.

Stars Spike Milligan.

0414Ten Thousand Fathoms Down In A Wardrobe19540101
0415The Missing Prime Minister19540108
0416Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Crun19540115
0417The Mummified Priest1954012220030929 (BBC7)
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Having failed his exams at Cambridge, young Neddy Seagoon is recommended for an Egyptology job at the British Museum.

Seagoon suffers a severe bout of 'lust for gold' and organises an expedition into the Egyptian desert.

From 1958.

Producer: Peter Eton.

Seagoon suffers a severe bout of 'lust for gold' and organises an expedition.

From September 1958.

Seagoon suffers a severe bout of 'lust for gold' and organises an expedition into the Egyptian desert. From 1958.

Seagoon suffers a severe bout of 'lust for gold' and organises an expedition into the Egyptian desert. From September 1958.

0418The History Of Communications19540129
0419The Kippered Herring Gang19540205Producer: Peter Eton
0420The Toothpaste Expedition19540212
0421The Case Of The Vanishing Room19540219
0422The Great Ink Drought Of 190219540226
0423The Greatest Mountain In The World1954030520050905 (BBC7)
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Seagoon attempts to climb a mountain even higher than Everest.

Producer: Peter Eton

Neddie Seagoon attempts to climb a peak even higher than Everest. From March 1954.

Neddie Seagoon attempts to climb a peak even higher than Everest. Stars Spike Milligan and Harry Secombe. From March 1954.

0424The Collapse Of The British Railway Sandwich System1954030820070319 BT=0800 (BBC7)
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Captain Seagoon investigates a mustard and cress flavoured mystery at Clapham Junction.

Captain Seagoon investigates a mustard-and-cress-flavoured mystery at Clapham Junction.

Captain Seagoon investigates a mystery at Clapham Junction's tea buffet. First broadcast in 1954.

Captain Seagoon investigates a mustard-and-cress-flavoured mystery at Clapham Junction. Stars Spike Milligan. From March 1954.

Captain Seagoon investigates a mustard-and-cress-flavoured mystery at Clapham Junction station.

Groundbreaking, surreal BBC radio comedy written by Spike Milligan.

Starring:

Peter Sellers
Harry Secombe
Spike Milligan

First billed as Crazy People, ten series of The Goon Show were recorded between 1951 and 1960, but sadly many of the earliest shows weren't kept in the archive.

With the Ray Ellington Quartet and Max Geldray.

Orchestra conducted by Wally Stott.

Announcer: Wallace Greenslade

Producer: Peter Eton

First broadcast on the BBC Home Service in March 1954.

Classic material from one of the all-time radio comedy greats

0424The Collapse Of The British Railway Sandwich System19540312
0425The Silent Bugler1954031920070326 (BBC7)
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It's 1902 and British secret agent Seagoon is heading to Dresden on a deadly mission.

It's 1902 and British secret agent Capt Hairy Seagoon heads to Dresden to track down the Silent Bugler.

Producer: Peter Eton

Notes: The nearest to an announcement is 'Take the case of Agent X2...'.

It's 1902 and British secret agent Seagoon is heading to Dresden on a deadly mission. Stars Harry Secombe. From March 1954.

0426Western Story19540326
0427The Saga Of The Internal Mountain19540402
0428The Invisible Acrobat19540409
0429The Great Bank Of England Robbery19540416Producer: Peter Eton

Notes: Ray Ellington was pre-recorded.

0430The Siege Of Fort Knight19540423
0430The Siege Of Fort Night1954042320031020 (BBC7)
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Seagoon sets off to ask Henry Crun to invent a waterproof gas stove.

Producer: Peter Eton

Notes: Ray Ellington was pre-recorded.

Stars Spike Milligan.

Starring Spike Milligan.

Re-recording from March 1958.

Seagoon sets off to ask Henry Crun to invent a waterproof gas stove. Stars Spike Milligan.

Seagoon sets off to ask Henry Crun to invent a waterproof gas stove. Starring Spike Milligan. Re-recording from March 1958.

Seagoon sets off to ask Henry Crun to invent a waterproof gas stove. First aired March 1958.

04SPECIALArchie In Goonland
04SPECIALShort Insert In 'christmas Crackers'
04SPECIALThe Starlings1954083120091112 (BBC7)
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London is besieged by birds - in a special recording without an audience or orchestra.

Stars Peter Sellers.

From August 1954.

London is besieged by birds in a special recording without an audience or orchestra. Stars Peter Sellers. From August 1954.

Classic material from one of the all-time radio comedy greats

0501The Whistling Spy Enigma1954092820050912 BT= 0800 (BBC7)
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Spy Neddie must make contact with his informer.

But can he whistle the secret tune?

Producer: R.

EDIS

Producer: R EDIS

Spy Neddie must make contact with his informer. But can he whistle the secret tune?

Neddie the spy needs to make contact with his informer. But can he whistle the secret tune? From September 1954.

Spy Neddie must make contact with his informer. But can he whistle the secret tune? Stars Spike Milligan. From September 1954.

Classic material from one of the all-time radio comedy greats

0502The Lost Gold Mine (of Charlotte)1954100520070409 BT=0800 (BBC7)
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Neddie's odd discovery in some meatloaf sparks a trip to America to make his fortune.

Seagoon sets sail for America, but loses his treasure map!

Neddie's odd discovery in some meatloaf sparks a trip to America to make his fortune.

Seagoon sets sail for America, but loses his treasure map! BBC 7 debut for this edition, first broadcast in 1954.

Neddie's odd discovery in some meatloaf sparks a trip to America to make his fortune. Stars Harry Secombe. From October 1954.

Classic material from one of the all-time radio comedy greats

0503The Dreaded Batter Pudding Hurler Of Bexhill-on-sea1954101220040103 (BBC7)
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Constable Neddie Seagoon is out to save Minnie and apprehend the anonymous batter pudding hurler.

Constable Neddie Seagoon is out to save Minnie and apprehend the anonymous batter pudding hurler.

Constable Neddie Seagoon sets out to apprehend Minnie and Henry's Sussex assailant.

Constable Neddie Seagoon sets out to apprehend Minnie and Henry's Sussex assailant. Stars Spike Milligan. From October 1954.

Classic material from one of the all-time radio comedy greats

0503The Dreaded Batter-pudding Hurler (of Bexhill-on-sea)19541012
0504The Phantom Head Shaver (of Brighton)1954101920050926 (BBC7)
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People are losing their hair all over Brighton and cheap tobacco is on sale - is there a connection?

As baldness breaks out in Brighton, is there a connection to a glut of cheap tobacco?

Classic material from one of the all-time radio comedy greats

Groundbreaking, surreal BBC radio comedy written by Spike Milligan.

Starring:

Peter Sellers
Harry Secombe
Spike Milligan

First billed as Crazy People, ten series of The Goon Show were recorded between 1951 and 1960, but sadly many of the earliest shows weren't kept in the archive.

With the Ray Ellington Quartet and Max Geldray.

Orchestra conducted by Wally Stott.

Announcer: Wallace Greenslade

Producer: Peter Eton

First broadcast on the BBC Home Service in October 1954.

As baldness breaks out in Brighton, is there a connection to a glut of cheap tobacco? Stars Spike Milligan. From October 1954.

0505The Affair Of The Lone Banana1954102619910529
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Neddie tracks young Fred Nurke, who's vanished from his banana growing family's home.Producer: R.

EDIS

Next in series: TALES OF OLD DARTMOOR

Previous in series: THE DREADED BATTER PUDDING HURLER

Description

Starring Peter Sellers, Spike Milligan and Harry Secombe.

Producers Peter Eton and Richard EDIS.

Contributors

Wallace Greenslade (ann)

Spike Milligan (Author)

Wally Stott (cond)

Harry Secombe (ent)

Peter Sellers (ent)

Max Geldray (mus)

Richard Edis (Producer)

Peter Eton (Producer]

Neddie tracks young Fred Nurke, who has vanished from his banana-growing family's home.

Neddie tracks young Fred Nurke, who has vanished from his banana-growing family's home. Stars Spike Milligan. From October 1954.

More anarchic Goonery from October 1954 with Spike Milligan, Peter Sellers and Harry Secombe.

Neddie tracks young Fred Nurke, who's vanished from his banana growing family's home. Stars Spike Milligan. From October 1954.

Classic material from one of the all-time radio comedy greats

Neddie Seagoon tracks young Fred Nurke, who's vanished from his banana-growing family's home.

Groundbreaking, surreal BBC radio comedy written by Spike Milligan.

Starring:

Peter Sellers
Harry Secombe
Spike Milligan

First billed as Crazy People, ten series of The Goon Show were recorded between 1951 and 1960, but sadly many of the earliest shows weren't kept in the archive.

With the Ray Ellington Quartet and Max Geldray.

Orchestra conducted by Wally Stott.

Announcer: Wallace Greenslade

Producer: Peter Eton

First broadcast on the BBC Home Service in October 1954.

0506The Canal1954110220070507 BT=0800 (BBC7)
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Back home after 43 years, why must Neddie never go near the oily waters again?

Back home after 43 years, discover why Neddie must never go near the oily waters.

Discover why Neddie must never, never go near the oily waters in the BBC7 debut of this edition first broadcast in 1954.

Back home after 43 years, why must Neddie never go near the oily waters again? Stars Spike Milligan. From November 1954.

Back home after 43 years, discover why Neddie must never go near the oily waters. Stars Spike Milligan. From November 1954.

Classic material from one of the all-time radio comedy greats

Back home after 43 years, why must Neddie Seagoon never go near the oily waters again?

Groundbreaking, surreal BBC radio comedy written by Spike Milligan.

Starring:

Peter Sellers
Harry Secombe
Spike Milligan

Special guest: Valentine Dyall

First billed as Crazy People, ten series of The Goon Show were recorded between 1951 and 1960, but sadly many of the earliest shows weren't kept in the archive.

With the Ray Ellington Quartet and Max Geldray.

Orchestra conducted by Wally Stott.

Announcer: Wallace Greenslade

Producer: Peter Eton

First broadcast on the BBC Home Service in November 1954.

0507Lurgi Strikes Britain1954110920040322 (BBC7)
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Doctor Seagoon is dispatched to tackle a curious contagious epidemic disease.

Doctor Seagoon is dispatched to tackle a curious contagious epidemic disease.

Britain's wellbeing is under threat, but worry not - Dr Seagoon is on the case. On second thoughts... From November 1954.

Britain's wellbeing is under threat, but worry not - Dr Seagoon is on the case. On second thoughts, worry a lot. From November 1954.

Doctor Seagoon is dispatched to tackle a curious contagious epidemic disease. Stars Spike Milligan. From November 1954.

Doctor Seagoon is dispatched to tackle a curious contagious epidemic disease. From 1954.

Classic material from one of the all-time radio comedy greats

Groundbreaking, surreal BBC radio comedy written by Spike Milligan and Eric Sykes.

Starring:

Peter Sellers
Harry Secombe
Spike Milligan

First billed as Crazy People, ten series of The Goon Show were recorded between 1951 and 1960, but sadly many of the earliest shows weren't kept in the archive.

With the Ray Ellington Quartet and Max Geldray.

Orchestra conducted by Wally Stott.

Announcer: Wallace Greenslade

Producer: Peter Eton

First broadcast on the BBC Home Service in November 1954.

0508The Mystery Of The Marie Celeste (solved)1954111620040329 (BBC7)
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Grytpype-Thynne advertises for a new crew for his seagoing mission to find the Marie Celeste.

Grytpype-Thynne advertises for a crew for his seagoing mission to find the Marie Celeste.

Grytpype-Thynne advertises for a new crew for his seagoing mission to find the Marie Celeste.

Grytpype-Thynne needs a crew to discover the true fate of the mysterious brigantine.

Grytpype-Thynne needs a crew to discover the true fate of the mysterious brigantine. Stars Peter Sellers. From November 1954.

Classic material from one of the all-time radio comedy greats

Groundbreaking, surreal BBC radio comedy written by Spike Milligan and Eric Sykes.

Starring:

Peter Sellers
Harry Secombe
Spike Milligan

First billed as Crazy People, ten series of The Goon Show were recorded between 1951 and 1960, but sadly many of the earliest shows weren't kept in the archive.

With the Ray Ellington Quartet and Max Geldray.

Orchestra conducted by Wally Stott.

Announcer: Wallace Greenslade

Producer: Peter Eton

First broadcast on the BBC Home Service in November 1954.

0509The Last Tram (from Clapham)1954112320040405 (BBC7)
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After thinking that all of London's trams had been melted down, tram boss Seagoon (Harry Secombe) and his obsequious assistant Clench (Peter Sellers) uncover that a final number 33 tram is still running on the Highgate-Kingsway route.

They set off in less-than-hot pursuit on a horse and carriage.

After thinking that all of London's trams had been melted down, tram boss Seagoon (Harry Secombe) and his obsequious assistant Clench (Peter Sellers) uncover that a final number 33 tram is still running on the Highgate-Kingsway route.

London's trams are no more, but boss Seagoon must pursue the one that got away.

London's trams are no more, but boss Seagoon must pursue the one that got away. Stars Spike Milligan. From November 1954.

London's trams are no more, but boss Seagoon must pursue the one that's got away.

London's trams are no more, but boss Seagoon must pursue the one that's got away. Stars Spike Milligan. From November 1954.

Classic material from one of the all-time radio comedy greats

It was thought that all the trams had been melted down but there appears to be one still running. From November 1954.

It was thought that all the trams had been melted down but there appears to be one still running. First broadcast November 1954.

It was thought all the trams had been melted down, but one appears to be still running.

London's trams are no more, but boss Neddie Seagoon must pursue the one that got away.

Groundbreaking, surreal BBC radio comedy written by Spike Milligan and Eric Sykes.

Starring:

Peter Sellers
Harry Secombe
Spike Milligan

First billed as Crazy People, ten series of The Goon Show were recorded between 1951 and 1960, but sadly many of the earliest shows weren't kept in the archive.

With the Ray Ellington Quartet and Max Geldray.

Orchestra conducted by Wally Stott.

Announcer: Wallace Greenslade

Producer: Peter Eton

First broadcast on the BBC Home Service in November 1954.

0510The Booted Gorilla (found?)1954113020070604 BT=0800 (BBC7)
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A trap is laid when boot prints are sighted on an African jungle safari.

A trap must be laid and Bluebottle gets a surprise.

A trap is laid when boot prints are sighted on an African jungle safari, and Bluebottle gets a surprise.

A trap must be laid on an African jungle safari, and Bluebottle gets a surprise.

A trap is laid when boot prints are sighted on an African jungle safari. First broadcast in 1954.

A trap must be laid on an African jungle safari, and Bluebottle gets a surprise. Stars Peter Sellers. From November 1954.

Classic material from one of the all-time radio comedy greats

Groundbreaking, surreal BBC radio comedy written by Spike Milligan.

Starring:

Peter Sellers
Harry Secombe
Spike Milligan

First billed as Crazy People, ten series of The Goon Show were recorded between 1951 and 1960, but sadly many of the earliest shows weren't kept in the archive.

With the Ray Ellington Quartet and Max Geldray.

Orchestra conducted by Wally Stott.

Announcer: Wallace Greenslade

Producer: Peter Eton

First broadcast on the BBC Home Service in November 1954.

0511The Spanish Suitcase1954120720040412 (BBC7)
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Neddie Seagoon's brave act lands him in prison, and a jewel thief is on the loose.

Mistaken identities, a suitcase and appalling accents all feature in this show.

Classic comedy from 1954, with Spike Milligan, Harry Secombe and Peter Sellers.

Neddie Seagoon's brave act lands him in prison, and a jewel thief is on the loose. Stars Spike Milligan. From December 1954.

Classic material from one of the all-time radio comedy greats

Groundbreaking, surreal BBC radio comedy written by Spike Milligan and Eric Sykes.

Starring:

Peter Sellers
Harry Secombe
Spike Milligan

First billed as Crazy People, ten series of The Goon Show were recorded between 1951 and 1960, but sadly many of the earliest shows weren't kept in the archive.

With the Ray Ellington Quartet and Max Geldray.

Orchestra conducted by Wally Stott.

Announcer: Wallace Greenslade

Producer: Peter Eton

First broadcast on the BBC Home Service in December 1954.

0512Dishonoured, Or The Fall Of Neddie Seagoon19541214
0513Forog19541221
0514Ye Bandit Of Sherwood Forest1954122820031220 (BBC7)
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Neddie Seagoon wants to be rich and famous, but does he want it enough to risk life and limb helping Maid Marion?

Neddie Seagoon wants fame and fortune, but does he want it enough to help Maid Marion?

Neddie wants to be rich and famous, but does he want it enough to risk life and limb helping Maid Marion? From Dec 1954.

Neddie Seagoon wants to be rich and famous, but does he want it enough to risk life and limb helping Maid Marion? From Dec 1954.

Neddie Seagoon wants fame and riches, but will he risk life and limb for Maid Marion?

Groundbreaking, surreal BBC radio comedy written by Spike Milligan and Eric Sykes.

Starring:

Peter Sellers
Harry Secombe
Spike Milligan

First billed as Crazy People, ten series of The Goon Show were recorded between 1951 and 1960, but sadly many of the earliest shows weren't kept in the archive.

With the Ray Ellington Quartet and Max Geldray.

Orchestra conducted by Wally Stott.

Announcer: Wallace Greenslade

Producer: Peter Eton

First broadcast on the BBC Home Service in December 1954.

Classic material from one of the all-time radio comedy greats

05151985 [original]1955010420040426 (BBC7)
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Winston Seagoon battles the Big Brother Corporation.

Can he survive Room 101?

Can he survive Room 101? Stars Spike Milligan.

From January 1955.

Producer: Peter Eton

Notes: Orchestra conducted by Bruce Campbell.

Inspired by George Orwell's '1984'.

The show was such a sucess that it was re-performed as episode 20 later in the series.

The Goons' spoof of '1984' with Winston Seagoon battling the Big Brother Corporation.

0515Nineteen-eighty-five19550104
0516The Case Of The Missing Heir1955011120070702 BT=0800 (BBC7)
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As a Dimberger, Neddie tries to dethrone a Heidelberger.

It's all rather confusing really.

As a Dimberger, Neddie Seagoon sets out to dethrone a Heidelberger. Stars Spike Milligan.

As a Dimberger, Neddie Seagoon sets out to dethrone a Heidelberger. Stars Spike Milligan and Harry Secombe. From January 1955.

As a Dimberger, Neddie tries to dethrone a Heidelberger. It's all rather confusing really. From January 1955.

As a Dimberger, Neddie Seagoon sets out to dethrone a Heidelberger...

Groundbreaking, surreal BBC radio comedy written by Spike Milligan.

Starring:

Peter Sellers
Harry Secombe
Spike Milligan

First billed as Crazy People, ten series of The Goon Show were recorded between 1951 and 1960, but sadly many of the earliest shows weren't kept in the archive.

With the Ray Ellington Quartet and Max Geldray.

Orchestra conducted by Wally Stott.

Announcer: Wallace Greenslade

Producer: Peter Eton

First broadcast on the BBC Home Service in January 1955.

Classic material from one of the all-time radio comedy greats

0517China Story1955011820040503 (BBC7)
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Producer: Peter Eton.

Neddie Seagoon's the British Ambassador in China and out of money.

But Grytpype's offering a way to a fortune.

From January 1955.

Neddie Seagoon is Britain's Ambassador in China and he's after cash.

Stars Spike Milligan and Peter Sellers.

0518Under Two Floorboards - A Story Of The Legion1955012520040510 (BBC7)
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In true Beau Geste style, Neddie Seagoon joins the foreign legion in disgrace.

Classic material from one of the all-time radio comedy greats

Groundbreaking, surreal BBC radio comedy written by Spike Milligan.

Starring:

Peter Sellers
Harry Secombe
Spike Milligan

First billed as Crazy People, ten series of The Goon Show were recorded between 1951 and 1960, but sadly many of the earliest shows weren't kept in the archive.

With the Ray Ellington Quartet and Max Geldray.

Orchestra conducted by Wally Stott.

Announcer: Wallace Greenslade

Producer: Peter Eton

First broadcast on the BBC Home Service in January 1955.

Neddie Seagoon goes off to join the Legion after a series of mishaps.

In true Beau Geste style, Neddie Seagoon joins the foreign legion in disgrace. Stars Harry Secombe. From January 1955.

Neddy Seagoon finds himself in the French Foreign Legion, which can only spell disaster for the Goons.

Seagoon is accused of stealing his mother's Blue Shower necklace and leaves the country to join the foreign legion in disgrace.

0519The Missing Scroll1955020120180419 (BBC7)
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Can ace translator Neddie Seagoon recover the lost ancient manuscript of Purdom?

Starring Spike Milligan, Peter Sellers and Harry Secombe.

Beginning in May 1951 as 'Crazy People', The Goon Show ran for 10 series stretching the boundaries of radio comedy in new and influential directions concluding in January 1960.

The team reunited in October 1972 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the BBC for The Last Goon Show of All.

Scripted by Spike Milligan and Eric Sykes.
With the Ray Ellington Quartet and Max Geldray
Orchestra conducted by Wally Stott.
Announcer: Wallace Greenslade
Producer: Peter Eton

First broadcast on the BBC Home Service in February 1955.

Classic material from one of the all-time radio comedy greats

05201985 [reperformance]19550208Producer: Peter Eton

Notes: This is a not repeat of episode 15.

It is a new performance of the same script, which was re-typed, incorporating all but one of the timing cuts made for the first version.

In this show John Snagge (pre-recorded) reads the telescreen announcement near the beginning.

0520Nineteen-eighty-five19550208
0521The Sinking Of Westminster Pier1955021520040517 (BBC7)
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Oyster sexing and salvaging Westminster Pier, with all the usual characters and sound effects.

Oyster-loving Neddie Seagoon takes to the River Thames - which is soon draining away.

Oyster-loving Neddie Seagoon takes to the River Thames, which is soon draining away. Stars Harry Secombe. From February 1955.

0522The Fireball Of Milton Street1955022220180426 (BBC7)
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Neddie Seagoon springs into action when he discovers the sun is on fire.

Starring Spike Milligan, Peter Sellers and Harry Secombe.

Beginning in May 1951 as 'Crazy People', The Goon Show ran for 10 series stretching the boundaries of radio comedy in new and influential directions concluding in January 1960.

The team reunited in October 1972 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the BBC for The Last Goon Show of All.

Scripted by Spike Milligan and Eric Sykes.

With the Ray Ellington Quartet and Max Geldray.

Orchestra conducted by Wally Stott.

Announcer: Wallace Greenslade

Producer: Peter Eton

First broadcast on the BBC Home Service in February 1955.

Neddie springs into action when he learns that the sun is on fire.

Classic material from one of the all-time radio comedy greats

0523The Six Ingots Of Leadenhall Street1955030120180517 (BBC7)
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On the trial of Moriarty and Grytpype-Thynne, Detective Neddie Seagoon joins an unusual brass band.

Starring Spike Milligan, Peter Sellers and Harry Secombe.

To celebrate 100 years since the birth of Spike Milligan, another rare edition of the series not heard since original broadcast.

Beginning in May 1951 as 'Crazy People', The Goon Show ran for 10 series stretching the boundaries of radio comedy in new and influential directions concluding in January 1960.

Scripted by Spike Milligan and Eric Sykes.
With the Ray Ellington Quartet and Max Geldray
Orchestra conducted by Wally Stott.
Announcer: Wallace Greenslade
Producer: Peter Eaton

First broadcast on the BBC Home Service in February 1955.

Detective Seagoon is after Moriarty and Grytpype-Thynne and joins an odd brass band.

Classic material from one of the all-time radio comedy greats

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Neddie Seagoon offers to lead an expedition to bring back a yehti - from Yorkshire.

Neddie Seagoon offers to lead an expedition to bring back a yehti - from deepest, darkest Yorkshire. Stars Spike Milligan. From March 1955.

Classic comedy from March 1955 with Peter Sellers, Harry Secombe and Spike Milligan.

Neddie Seagoon offers to lead an expedition to bring back a yehti - from Yorkshire. Stars Spike Milligan. From March 1955.

Neddie Seagoon goes Yehti hunting – in deepest, darkest Yorkshire.

Groundbreaking, surreal BBC radio comedy written by Spike Milligan.

Starring:
Peter Sellers
Harry Secombe
Spike Milligan

First billed as Crazy People, ten series of The Goon Show were recorded between 1951 and 1960, but sadly many of the earliest shows weren't kept in the archive.

With the Ray Ellington Quartet and Max Geldray.

Orchestra conducted by Wally Stott.

Announcer: Wallace Greenslade

Producer: Peter Eton

First broadcast on the BBC Home Service in March 1955.

Classic material from one of the all-time radio comedy greats

0525The White Box Of Great Bardfield1955031520040531 (BBC7)
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Ned's latest get-rich-quick scheme is to export snow to the Sudan.

Will he make his fortune or lose out to Grytpype-Thynne?

Can Neddie Seagoon get rich quick by exporting Britain's surfeit of snow?

Can Neddie Seagoon get rich quick exporting Britain's surfeit of snow? Stars Peter Sellers

Can Neddie Seagoon get rich quick exporting Britain's surfeit of snow? Stars Peter Sellers and Spike Milligan.

From March 1955.

Ned's latest get-rich-quick scheme is to export snow to Sudan. Will he make a fortune or lose out to Grytpype-Thynne?

Can Neddie Seagoon get rich quick by exporting Britain's surfeit of snow? Stars Peter Sellers and Spike Milligan. From March 1955.

Can Neddie Seagoon get rich quick exporting Britain's surfeit of snow? Stars Peter Sellers and Spike Milligan. From March 1955.

Groundbreaking, surreal BBC radio comedy written by Spike Milligan.

Starring:
Peter Sellers
Harry Secombe
Spike Milligan

First billed as Crazy People, ten series of The Goon Show were recorded between 1951 and 1960, but sadly many of the earliest shows weren't kept in the archive.

With the Ray Ellington Quartet and Max Geldray.

Orchestra conducted by Wally Stott.

Announcer: Wallace Greenslade

Producer: Peter Eton

First broadcast on the BBC Home Service in March 1955.

Classic material from one of the all-time radio comedy greats

0526The End19550322
0601The Man Who Won The War1955092020040607 (BBC7)
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Seagoon is trying to get thrown out of the army.

Unfortunately all his 'bad' ideas seem to work.

How Neddie 'invented' the barrage balloon and other wartime (mis)adventures.

The Man Who Won The War (seagoon Mcc)

How Neddy 'invented' the barrage balloon and other wartime (mis)adventures.

Messrs Geldray and Ellington provide musical moments.

0601The Man Who Won The War (seagoon Mcc)1955092020040607 (BBC7)
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Seagoon is trying to get thrown out of the army.

Unfortunately all his 'bad' ideas seem to work.

How Neddie 'invented' the barrage balloon and other wartime (mis)adventures.

The Man Who Won The War (seagoon Mcc)

How Neddy 'invented' the barrage balloon and other wartime (mis)adventures.

Messrs Geldray and Ellington provide musical moments.

How Neddie 'invented' the barrage balloon and other wartime (mis)adventures. Stars Spike Milligan. From September 1955.

How Neddie 'invented' the barrage balloon and other wartime (mis)adventures. From 1955.

0602The Case Of The Missing Cd Plates1955101820200519 (BBC7)
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Mown down and flattened, frustrated Neddie Seagoon falls foul of diplomatic immunity.

Classic material from one of the all-time radio comedy greats

Groundbreaking, surreal BBC radio comedy written by Spike Milligan and Eric Sykes.

Starring:
Peter Sellers
Harry Secombe
Spike Milligan

First billed as Crazy People, ten series of The Goon Show were recorded between 1951 and 1960, but sadly many of the earliest shows weren't kept in the archive.

With the Ray Ellington Quartet and Max Geldray.

Orchestra conducted by Wally Stott.

Announcer: Wallace Greenslade

Producer: Peter Eton

First broadcast on the BBC Home Service in October 1955.

0602The Secret Escritoire1955092720070820 (BBC7)
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Neddie Seagoon's furniture is at the centre of a Malayan man-shrinking plot.

Groundbreaking, surreal BBC radio comedy written by Spike Milligan and Eric Sykes.

Starring:
Peter Sellers
Harry Secombe
Spike Milligan

First billed as Crazy People, ten series of The Goon Show were recorded between 1951 and 1960, but sadly many of the earliest shows weren't kept in the archive.

With the Ray Ellington Quartet and Max Geldray.

Orchestra conducted by Wally Stott.

Announcer: Wallace Greenslade

Producer: Peter Eton

First broadcast on the BBC Home Service in September 1955.

0603Rommel's Treasure1955102520200526 (BBC7)Fleeing from Tobruk in 1942, the military leader leaves behind a precious box.

Classic material from one of the all-time radio comedy greats

Groundbreaking, surreal BBC radio comedy written by Spike Milligan and Eric Sykes.

Starring:
Peter Sellers
Harry Secombe
Spike Milligan

First billed as Crazy People, ten series of The Goon Show were recorded between 1951 and 1960, but sadly many of the earliest shows weren't kept in the archive.

With the Ray Ellington Quartet and Max Geldray.

Orchestra conducted by Wally Stott.

Announcer: Wallace Greenslade

Producer: Peter Eton

First broadcast on the BBC Home Service in October 1955.

0603The Lost Emperor1955100420040614 (BBC7)
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Another comedy adventure from Spike Milligan, Peter Sellers and Harry Secombe, our intrepid maestros of wit.

From October 1955.

Archaeologist Seagoon hunts for the missing treasure of Genghis Khan.

Stars Spike Milligan and Peter Sellers.

Archaeologist Seagoon hunts for the missing treasure of Genghis Khan. Stars Spike Milligan and Peter Sellers. From October 1955.

Another comedy adventure from Spike Milligan, Peter Sellers and Harry Secombe, our intrepid maestros of wit. From October 1955.

Archaeologist Seagoon hunts for the missing treasure of Genghis Khan. From October 1955.

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0604Napoleon's Piano1955101120040621 (BBC7)
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Ned Seagoon is duped into stealing the very piano that Napoleon played at the Battle of Waterloo.

Neddie Seagoon is conned into pinching the keyboard played at the Battle of Waterloo.

Stars Spike Milligan.

From October 1955.

Neddie Seagoon is conned into pinching the keyboard played at the Battle of Waterloo. Stars Spike Milligan. From October 1955.

Classic material from one of the all-time radio comedy greats

0604The Pevensey Bay Disaster1956040320180301 (BBC7)
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To foil a dastardly plot, Neddie Seagoon must plough his way to the Sussex coast pronto.

Classic material from one of the all-time radio comedy greats

To foil Grytpype-Thynne and Moriarty, Neddie Seagoon must plough his way to the Sussex coast.

Groundbreaking, surreal BBC radio comedy written by Spike Milligan.

Starring:
Peter Sellers
Harry Secombe
Spike Milligan

First billed as Crazy People, ten series of The Goon Show were recorded between 1951 and 1960, but sadly many of the earliest shows weren't kept in the archive.

With the Ray Ellington Quartet and Max Geldray.

Orchestra conducted by Wally Stott.

Announcer: Wallace Greenslade

Producer: Peter Eton

First broadcast on the BBC Home Service in April 1956.

0605The Case Of The Missing Cd Plates1955101820070910 (BBC7)
20111011 (BBC7)
20131112 (BBC7)
20151113 (BBC7)
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Wherever he roams, Neddie falls foul of diplomatic immunity.

Mown down and flattened, frustrated Neddie Seagoon falls foul of diplomatic immunity.

Stars Spike Milligan.

From October 1955.

Mown down and flattened, frustrated Neddie Seagoon falls foul of diplomatic immunity. Stars Spike Milligan. From October 1955.

Classic material from one of the all-time radio comedy greats

0606Rommel's Treasure1955102520070917 BT=0800 (BBC7)
20070917 (BBC7)
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Fleeing from Tobruk in 1942, Rommel leaves behind a precious box.

Fleeing from Tobruk in 1942, the military leader leaves behind a precious box.

Fleeing from Tobruk in 1942, the military leader leaves behind a precious box. Stars Spike Milligan. From October 1955.

Fleeing from Tobruk in 1942, Rommel leaves behind a precious box. BBC 7 debut for this edition first broadcast in 1955.

Fleeing from Tobruk in 1942, Rommel leaves behind a precious box. Stars Spike Milligan. From October 1955.

Classic material from one of the all-time radio comedy greats

0607Foiled By President Fred1955110120040628 (BBC7)
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Gas meter inspector Neddie Seagoon heads to South America over an unpaid bill.

Classic material from one of the all-time radio comedy greats

Gas meter inspector Seagoon heads to South America to tackle President Fred over his unpaid bill.

First broadcast in 1955.

From 1955.

Stars Harry Secombe.

From November 1955.

Gas meter inspector Neddie Seagoon heads to South America over an unpaid bill. Stars Harry Secombe. From November 1955.

Gas meter inspector Seagoon heads to South America to tackle President Fred over his unpaid bill. First broadcast in 1955.

Gas meter inspector Neddie Seagoon heads to South America over an unpaid bill. From 1955.

Groundbreaking, surreal BBC radio comedy written by Spike Milligan.

Starring:
Peter Sellers
Harry Secombe
Spike Milligan

First billed as Crazy People, ten series of The Goon Show were recorded between 1951 and 1960, but sadly many of the earliest shows weren't kept in the archive.

With the Ray Ellington Quartet and Max Geldray.

Orchestra conducted by Wally Stott.

Announcer: Wallace Greenslade

Producer: Peter Eton

First broadcast on the BBC Home Service in November 1955.

0608Shangri-la Again1955110820040628 (BBC7)
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Neddie Seagoon escapes an invasion and finds Utopia.

Classic material from one of the all-time radio comedy greats

With an invasion of Peking imminent, it's down to Neddie Seagoon to save the day.

The usual characters attempt to escape the Japanese invasion.

Seagoon, Eccles and others escape an invasion, and happen upon a utopia.

Neddie Seagoon escapes an invasion, and finds Utopia. Fantasy novel spoof.

Neddie Seagoon escapes an invasion, and finds Utopia. Fantasy novel spoof with Spike Milligan and Harry Secombe. From November 1955.

Groundbreaking, surreal BBC radio comedy written by Spike Milligan.

Starring:
Peter Sellers
Harry Secombe
Spike Milligan

First billed as Crazy People, ten series of The Goon Show were recorded between 1951 and 1960, but sadly many of the earliest shows weren't kept in the archive.

With the Ray Ellington Quartet and Max Geldray.

Orchestra conducted by Wally Stott.

Announcer: Wallace Greenslade

Producer: Peter Eton

First broadcast on the BBC Home Service in November 1955.

Seagoon, Eccles and others escape an invasion, and happen upon a utopia. From November 1955.

Neddie Seagoon escapes an invasion - and finds Utopia. Fantasy novel spoof. From 1955.

Neddie Seagoon escapes an invasion - and finds Utopia. Fantasy novel spoof with Spike Milligan. From November 1955.

0609The International Christmas Pudding1955111520040712 (BBC7)
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An eccentric millionaire funds an expedition for fragments of a famous dessert.

Eccentric millionaire Neddie Seagoon decides to fund an expedition to search for fragments of a famous dessert.

From 1955.

Stars Spike Milligan.

From November 1955.

An eccentric millionaire funds an expedition for fragments of a famous dessert. Stars Spike Milligan. From November 1955.

An eccentric millionaire funds an expedition for fragments of a famous dessert. From 1955.

0610The Pevensey Bay Disaster1955112220080114 BT=0800 (BBC7)
20080114 (BBC7)
20111101 (BBC7)
20131217 (BBC7)
20151211 (BBC7)
To foil a dastardly plot by Grytpype-Thynne and Moriarty, Neddie Seagoon must plough his way to the Sussex coast pronto.

To foil a dastardly plot, Neddie Seagoon must plough his way to the Sussex coast pronto.

To foil a dastardly plot by Grytpype-Thynne and Moriarty, Neddie Seagoon must plough his way to the Sussex coast pronto. Stars Spike Milligan. From April 1956.

Neddie has to get to Pevensey Bay pronto, to foil a plot by Grytpype-Thynne and Moriarty. From April 1956.

The Pevensey Bay Disaster: To foil a dastardly plot by Grytpype-Thynne and Moriarty, Neddie Seagoon must plough his way to the Sussex coast pronto. Stars Spike Milligan.

0610The Pevensey Bay Disaster1956040320200616 (BBC7)
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To foil a dastardly plot, Neddie Seagoon must plough his way to the Sussex coast pronto.

Classic material from one of the all-time radio comedy greats

0611Sale Of Manhattan1955112920071008 (BBC7)
20111108 (BBC7)
20111112 (BBC7)
20131224 (BBC7)
20151218 (BBC7)
20180308 (BBC7)
20200623 (BBC7)
Neddie Seagoon learns he is the rightful owner of New York and sets off to reclaim it.

Classic material from one of the all-time radio comedy greats

Neddie Seagoon learns he is the rightful owner of New York and sets off to reclaim his land. Stars Harry Secombe. From November 1955.

Neddie finds that he is the rightful owner of New York and sets off to reclaim his land. From November 1955 and fresh to BBC 7.

Sale of Manhattan: Neddie Seagoon learns he is the rightful owner of New York and sets off to reclaim his land. Stars Harry Secombe. From November 1955.

Neddie Seagoon learns that he is the rightful owner of New York and tries to reclaim his land.

Groundbreaking, surreal BBC radio comedy written by Spike Milligan.

Starring:
Peter Sellers
Harry Secombe
Spike Milligan

First billed as Crazy People, ten series of The Goon Show were recorded between 1951 and 1960, but sadly many of the earliest shows weren't kept in the archive.

With the Ray Ellington Quartet and Max Geldray.

Orchestra conducted by Wally Stott.

Announcer: Wallace Greenslade

Producer: Peter Eton

First broadcast on the BBC Home Service in November 1955.

0611The Sale Of Manhattan1955112920071008 (BBC7)
20111108 (BBC7)
20111112 (BBC7)
20131224 (BBC7)
Neddie finds that he is the rightful owner of New York and sets off to reclaim his land.

From November 1955 and fresh to BBC 7.

Neddie Seagoon learns he is the rightful owner of New York and sets off to reclaim it.

: Neddie Seagoon learns he is the rightful owner of New York and sets off to reclaim his land.

Stars Harry Secombe.

From November 1955.

Neddie finds that he is the rightful owner of New York and sets off to reclaim his land.

0612The Terrible Revenge Of Fred Fu-manchu19551206
0613The Lost Year19551213
0614The Greenslade Story1955122020040719 (BBC7)
20040720 (BBC7)
20060102 (BBC7)
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20100401 (BBC7)
20111115 (BBC7)
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20160101 (BBC7)
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The amazing rise and fall of BBC Home Service announcer Wallace Greenslade.

Classic material from one of the all-time radio comedy greats

Hear the amazing story of the rise and fall of BBC announcer Wallace Greenslade in all its glory.

From December 1955.

From 1955.

Stars Spike Milligan.

The amazing rise and fall of BBC Home Service announcer Wallace Greenslade. Stars Spike Milligan. From December 1955.

Hear the amazing story of the rise and fall of BBC announcer Wallace Greenslade in all its glory. From December 1955.

The amazing rise and fall of BBC Home Service announcer Wallace Greenslade. From 1955.

The amazing story of the rise and fall of BBC Home Service radio announcer Wallace Greenslade.

Groundbreaking, surreal BBC radio comedy written by Spike Milligan.

Starring:
Peter Sellers
Harry Secombe
Spike Milligan

First billed as Crazy People, ten series of The Goon Show were recorded between 1951 and 1960, but sadly many of the earliest shows weren't kept in the archive.

With the Ray Ellington Quartet and Max Geldray.

Orchestra conducted by Wally Stott.

Announcer: Wallace Greenslade

Producer: Peter Eton

First broadcast on the BBC Home Service in December 1955.

0615The Hastings Flyer - Robbed19551227
0616The Lost Emperor1955100420200505 (BBC7)Archaeologist Neddie Seagoon hunts for the missing treasure of Genghis Khan.

Classic material from one of the all-time radio comedy greats

Groundbreaking, surreal BBC radio comedy written by Spike Milligan.

Starring:
Peter Sellers
Harry Secombe
Spike Milligan

First billed as Crazy People, ten series of The Goon Show were recorded between 1951 and 1960, but sadly many of the earliest shows weren't kept in the archive.

With the Ray Ellington Quartet and Max Geldray.

Orchestra conducted by Wally Stott.

Announcer: Wallace Greenslade

Producer: Peter Eton

First broadcast on the BBC Home Service in October 1955.

0616The Mighty Wurlitzer1956010320071022 (BBC7)
20111122 (BBC7)
20111126 (BBC7)
20140107 (BBC7)
20160108 (BBC7)
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20200707 (BBC7)
Neddie propels his mighty organ across the Sahara.

Neddie propels his mighty organ across the Sahara. Stars Harry Secombe and Spike Milligan.

Neddie propels his mighty organ across the Sahara. Stars Harry Secombe and Spike Milligan. From January 1956.

Neddie propels his mighty organ across and through the Sahara.

Neddie propels his mighty organ across the Sahara. From January 1956.

Classic material from one of the all-time radio comedy greats

0617Napoleon's Piano1955101120200512 (BBC7)Neddie Seagoon is conned into pinching the keyboard played at the Battle of Waterloo

Classic material from one of the all-time radio comedy greats

Groundbreaking, surreal BBC radio comedy written by Spike Milligan.

Starring:
Peter Sellers
Harry Secombe
Spike Milligan

First billed as Crazy People, ten series of The Goon Show were recorded between 1951 and 1960, but sadly many of the earliest shows weren't kept in the archive.

With the Ray Ellington Quartet and Max Geldray.

Orchestra conducted by Wally Stott.

Announcer: Wallace Greenslade

Producer: Peter Eton

First broadcast on the BBC Home Service in October 1955.

0617The Raid Of The International Christmas Pudding19560110
0618Foiled By President Fred1955110120200602 (BBC7)Gas meter inspector Neddie Seagoon heads to South America over an unpaid bill.

Classic material from one of the all-time radio comedy greats

0618Tales Of Montmartre19560117
0618The Tales Of Montmartre1956011720040726 (BBC7)
20040727 (BBC7)
20060109 (BBC7)
20071029 (BBC7)
20100408 (BBC7)
20111129 (BBC7)
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20200714 (BBC7)

PARIS, painting, passion and duplicity in the tangled lives of Paul Gauguin, Neddie Toulouse-Lautrec and a certain Fifi.

Paris, painting, passion and duplicity in the tangled lives of Paul Gauguin and Neddie Toulouse-Lautrec.

From January 1956.

Paris, passion and duplicity abound in the tangled lives of two talented painters.

Stars Spike Milligan.

Paris, painting, passion and duplicity in the tangled lives of two talented painters - Paul Gauguin and Neddie Toulouse-Lautrec - and a certain Fifi...

Paris, passion and duplicity abound in the tangled lives of two talented painters. Stars Spike Milligan. From January 1956.

Paris, painting, passion and duplicity in the tangled lives of Paul Gauguin and Neddie Toulouse-Lautrec. From January 1956.

Classic material from one of the all-time radio comedy greats

0619Shangri-la Again1955110820200609 (BBC7)Neddie Seagoon escapes an invasion and finds Utopia.

Classic material from one of the all-time radio comedy greats

0619The Jet-propelled Guided Naafi1956012420040802 (BBC7)
20040803 (BBC7)
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20071105 (BBC7)
20100415 (BBC7)
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20160122 (BBC7)
20180405 (BBC7)
20200721 (BBC7)
PM Seagoon is on an economy drive, so spends lots of money.

And a new secret weapon falls into the wrong hands.

If an army marches on its stomach, the ultimate weapon must be the Jet Propelled Guided NAAFI, on site in seconds flat.

Grytpype and Moriarty set out to steal explosive plans for a secret new weapon.

Stars Spike Milligan and Peter Sellers.

From January 1956.

From 1956.

Grytpype and Moriarty set out to steal explosive plans for a secret new weapon. Stars Spike Milligan and Peter Sellers. From January 1956.

PM Seagoon is on an economy drive, so spends lots of money. And a new secret weapon falls into the wrong hands.

Grytpype and Moriarty set out to steal explosive plans for a secret new weapon. From 1956.

Grytpype and Moriarty set out to steal the plans for a secret new weapon.

Classic material from one of the all-time radio comedy greats

Groundbreaking, surreal BBC radio comedy written by Spike Milligan.

Starring:
Peter Sellers
Harry Secombe
Spike Milligan

First billed as Crazy People, ten series of The Goon Show were recorded between 1951 and 1960, but sadly many of the earliest shows weren't kept in the archive.

With the Ray Ellington Quartet and Max Geldray.

Orchestra conducted by Wally Stott.

Announcer: Wallace Greenslade

Producer: Peter Eton

First broadcast on the BBC Home Service in January 1956.

0620The House Of Teeth1956013120071112 BT=0800 (BBC7)
20071112 (BBC7)
20111227 (BBC7)
20140128 (BBC7)
20160129 (BBC7)
20180412 (BBC7)
Valentine Dyall joins the crew to play an evil doctor with a novel use for dentures.

From January 1956 and fresh to BBC 7.

Producer: Peter Eton

Notes: With Valentine Dyall.

Not coherently announced.

Neddie investigates a dastardly denture-stealing plan. But who wants them and why?

Neddie investigates a dastardly denture-stealing plan. But who wants them and why? With Valentine Dyall. From January 1956.

Valentine Dyall joins the crew to play an evil doctor with a novel use for dentures. From January 1956 and fresh to BBC 7.

Classic material from one of the all-time radio comedy greats

0621Tales Of Old Dartmoor1956020720040809 (BBC7)
20040810 (BBC7)
20060123 (BBC7)
20071119 (BBC7)
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20120103 (BBC7)
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19910530 (R4)
Neddy, Governor of Dartmoor, thinks his prisoners need a holiday, so he rebuilds the prison by the Chateau d'If.

Prison Governor Neddie Seagoon relocates his inmates to the south of France.

Prison governor Neddie Seagoon relocates his inmates to the south of France. Stars Harry Secombe. From February 1956.

Prison governor Neddie Seagoon relocates his inmates to the south of France. From 1956.

Classic material from one of the all-time radio comedy greats

Producer: R. EDIS

Next in series: NAPOLEON'S PIANO

Previous in series: THE AFFAIR OF THE LOWE BANANA

Description

Starring Peter SELLERS, Harry SECOMBE and Spike MILLIGAN. Producers Peter ETON and Richard EDIS. First broadcast 7th February 1956.

Subject Categories

comedy programmes (genre)

Broadcast history

30 May 1991 19:02-19:32 (RADIO 2)

05 Sep 1991 12:25-12:55 (RADIO 4)

22 Dec 1993 23:30-23:59 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Wallace Greenslade (ann)

Spike Milligan (Author)

Wally Stott (cond)

Harry Secombe (ent)

Peter Sellers (ent)

Max Geldray (mus)

Richard Edis (Producer)

Peter Eton (Producer)

Recorded on 1991-04-17

Prison governor Neddie Seagoon relocates all of his inmates to the south of France.

Groundbreaking, surreal BBC radio comedy written by Spike Milligan.

Starring:
Peter Sellers
Harry Secombe
Spike Milligan

First billed as Crazy People, ten series of The Goon Show were recorded between 1951 and 1960, but sadly many of the earliest shows weren't kept in the archive.

With the Ray Ellington Quartet and Max Geldray.

Orchestra conducted by Wally Stott.

Announcer: Wallace Greenslade

Producer: Peter Eton

First broadcast on the BBC Home Service in February 1956.

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The fiendish Germans sabotage London's monuments, leaving Neddie to find the solution.

Hair-raising events for Neddie Seagoon, when London's monuments are sabotaged.

Hair-raising events for Neddie Seagoon when London's monuments are sabotaged. Stars Harry Secombe. From February 1956.

Hair-raising events for Neddie Seagaon, when London's monuments are sabotaged.

The fiendish Germans sabotage London's monuments, leaving Neddie to find the solution. From February 1956 and fresh to BBC 7.

Hair-raising events for Neddie Seagaon, when London's monuments are sabotaged. Stars Harry Secombe. From February 1956.

Classic material from one of the all-time radio comedy greats

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Seagoon must find the missing female salami with help from the usual characters.

A meaty mystery for Neddie Seagoon, unaccompanied by the show's striking musicians.

A meaty mystery for Neddie Seagoon, unaccompanied by the show's striking musicians. Stars Harry Secombe. From February 1956.

Classic material from one of the all-time radio comedy greats

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Neddie discovers he's the heir to a Scottish fortune, but first he must outlive the current Laird.

Groundbreaking, surreal BBC radio comedy written by Spike Milligan.

Starring:
Peter Sellers
Harry Secombe
Spike Milligan

First billed as Crazy People, ten series of The Goon Show were recorded between 1951 and 1960, but sadly many of the earliest shows weren't kept in the archive.

With the Ray Ellington Quartet and Max Geldray.

Orchestra conducted by Wally Stott.

Announcer: Wallace Greenslade

Producer: Peter Eton

First broadcast on the BBC Home Service in February 1956.

Neddie discovers that he's heir to a Scottish fortune, but first he must outlive the Laird

Classic material from one of the all-time radio comedy greats

Neddie discovers that he's the heir to a Scottish fortune, but he must outlive the Laird.

Neddie discovers that he's the heir to a Scottish fortune, but first he must outlive the Laird.

Neddy thinks his money troubles are over when he hears of a Scottish fortune but has to contend with Grytpype-Thynne and Moriarty.

Neddy's money troubles are over when he hears of a Scottish fortune but he has to contend with Grytpype-Thynne and Moriarty.

Producer: K.

WAKE

Next in series: THE WHISTLING SPY ENIGMA

Previous in series: THE VANISHING ROOM

Description

Radio Collection classic comedy marches on in the company of the inimatable Goons, as they attempt to dredge up the Treasure of Loch Lomond.

Inadvisably

Subject Categories

comedy programmes (genre)

Broadcast history

07 May 1990 12:30-13:00 (RADIO 2)

Contributors

Bruce Campbell (cond)

Spike Milligan (ent)

Harry Secombe (ent)

Peter Sellers (ent)

Max Geldray (mus)

Ray Ellington (mus)

Pat Dixon (Producer)

Recorded on 1990-04-30.

Neddie discovers that he's the heir to a Scottish fortune, but first he must outlive the Laird. Stars Harry Secombe and Spike Milligan. From February 1956.

First heard in 1956.

Neddie discovers that he's the heir to a Scottish fortune, but he must outlive the Laird. First heard in 1956.

0625The Fear Of Wages1956030620040830 (BBC7)
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Ignoring a telegram about Japan's surrender, Neddie Seagoon and company are still at war.

Classic material from one of the all-time radio comedy greats

Not believing the telegram with news of their surrender in the Second World War, Seagoon and Co still fight the Japanese in 1956.

Not believing the telegram with news of their surrender in World War II, Seagoon and Co are still fighting the Japanese in 1956.

Ignoring a telegram about Japan's surrender, Neddie Seagoon and company are still at war. Stars Spike Milligan. From March 1956.

Ignoring a telegram about Japan's surrender, Neddie Seagoon and company are still at war.

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With boots exploding all over Britain, Seagoon must solve the nation's scradje shortage.

Is all as it seems?

0627The Man Who Never Was1956032020081020 (BBC7)
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A 1958 remake of the 1956 spoof of the war film based on the 1953 book.

The Brits must trick the enemy. A 1958 remake of the 1956 spoof of the war film based on the 1953 book. Stars Spike Milligan.

06SPECIALChina Story
06SPECIALChina Story [remake]19560829Producer: Dennis Main Wilson

Notes: This is a new production of episode 17 of the 5th series - the script is almost identical.

It was recorded at the National Radio Show.

06SPECIALThe Goons Hit Wales
06SPECIALThe Missing Christmas Parcel - Post Early For Christmas
0701The Nasty Affair At The Burami Oasis1956100420040913 (BBC7)
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Admiral Seagoon is dispatched as bandits attack the British garrison.

Classic material from one of the all-time radio comedy greats

Admiral Seagoon is dispatched as Sheik Rattle and Roll attacks the British garrison.

Admiral Seagoon is dispatched as bandits attack the British garrison. Stars Harry Secombe and Spike Milligan. From October 1956.

Sheik Rattle and Roll attacks the British garrison.Harry Secombe and Spike Milligan star. From October 1956.

Admiral Seagoon is dispatched as bandits attack the British garrison. From October 1956.

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A newspaper claims Neddie Seagoon is set to inherit a million pounds.

Is Neddie Seagoon about to inherit a million pounds?

0703The Nadger Plague1956101820080204 (BBC7)
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Neddie Seagoon turns to witchcraft to thwart Grytpype-Thynne and Moriarty.

Classic material from one of the all-time radio comedy greats

Neddie Seagoon turns to witchcraft to thwart Grytpype-Thynne and Moriarty. Stars Peter Sellers. From October 1956.

Neddie turns to witchcraft to thwart Grytpype-Thynne and Moriarty. From October 1956 and fresh to BBC 7.

Neddie Seagoon turns to witchcraft to thwart Grytpype-Thynne and Moriarty. From Oct 1956.

0704The Macreekie Rising Of '741956102520040927 (BBC7)
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Neddie Seagoon has a 60-foot caber hidden under his kilt, but the Scots want it back.

Classic material from one of the all-time radio comedy greats

Neddie Seagoon has a 60-foot caber hidden under his kilt, but the Scots want it back. Stars Spike Milligan. From October 1956.

Classic Goonery with a Scots flavour from Spike Milligan, Peter Sellers and Harry Secombe.

Originally broadcast in 1956.

Classic Goonery with a Scots flavour from Spike Milligan, Peter Sellers and Harry Secombe. Originally broadcast in 1956.

0705The Spectre Of Tintagel1956110120080218 (BBC7)
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Neddie Seagoon reveals his Arthurian roots and goes in search of treasure in deepest Cornwall.

Groundbreaking, surreal BBC radio comedy written by Spike Milligan and Larry Stephens.

Starring:
Peter Sellers
Harry Secombe
Spike Milligan

First billed as Crazy People, ten series of The Goon Show were recorded between 1951 and 1960, but sadly many of the earliest shows weren't kept in the archive.

With the Ray Ellington Quartet and Max Geldray.

Orchestra conducted by Wally Stott.

Announcer: Wallace Greenslade

Producer: Peter Eton

First broadcast on the BBC Home Service in October 1956.

Neddie reveals his Arthurian roots and goes in search of treasure in deepest Cornwall.

Classic material from one of the all-time radio comedy greats

Neddie reveals his Arthurian roots and goes in search of treasure in deepest Cornwall. Stars Spike Milligan. From October 1956.

A lovingly restored classic from 1956.

T starring Peter Sellers , Harry Secombe , Spike Milligan and Valentine Dyall with Ray Ellington and Max Geldray.

Music by Wally Stott. Restoration by Ted Kendall Producer Pat Dixon

Neddie reveals his Arthurian roots and goes in search of treasure, in deepest Cornwall. From October 1956 and fresh to BBC 7.

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Seagoon becomes President of Yakabakoo, tries to quell a revolution and finds the British Ambassador in his trousers.

When Neddie Seagoon is made President of Yakabakoo, he tries to quell a revolution.

When Neddie Seagoon is made President of Yakabakoo, he tries to quell a revolution.

When Neddie Seagoon is made president of Yakabakoo, he tries to quell a revolution. Stars Spike Milligan. From February 1957.

Seagoon becomes President of Yakabakoo, and tries to quell a revolution.

Classic material from one of the all-time radio comedy greats

0706The Sleeping Prince1957021420201013 (BBC7)When Neddie Seagoon is made president of Yakabakoo, he tries to quell a revolution.

Classic material from one of the all-time radio comedy greats

0707The Great Bank Robbery1956111520041011 (BBC7)
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All set for the Long Distance Bass Drum Race, Neddie Seagoon is duped into villainy.

Classic material from one of the all-time radio comedy greats

Neddie is sewn into a mattress in order to acquire a new bass drum.

Thynne and Moriarty have a dastardly plan.

Nobody knows how Neddie Seagoon (racing bass-drum driver) stole £350,000 from Cruns Bank, during the long distance race.

Nobody knows how Neddie Seagoon (racing bass-drum driver) stole 350 thousand pounds from Cruns Bank, during the long distance race.

All set for the Long Distance Bass Drum Race, Neddie Seagoon is duped into villainy.

All set for the Long Distance Bass Drum Race, Neddie Seagoon is duped into villainy. Stars Spike Milligan. From November 1956.

From 1956.

0708Personal Narrative19561122
0709The Mystery Of The Fake Neddie Seagoons1956112920030707 (BBC7)
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With the revelation that Neddie Seagoon was once mass-produced, can the original be found?

Groundbreaking, surreal BBC radio comedy written by Spike Milligan and Larry Stephens.

Starring:
Peter Sellers
Harry Secombe
Spike Milligan

First billed as Crazy People, ten series of The Goon Show were recorded between 1951 and 1960, but sadly many of the earliest shows weren't kept in the archive.

With the Ray Ellington Quartet and Max Geldray.

Orchestra conducted by Wally Stott.

Announcer: Wallace Greenslade

Producer: Pat Dixon

First broadcast on the BBC Home Service in November 1956.

With the revelation that Neddie was once mass-produced, can the original be found?

Classic material from one of the all-time radio comedy greats

Will the search for an original Neddie Seagoon be fruitful in Acton? Only two people know the answer.

Grytpype-Thynne and Moriarty are in hot pursuit of the original Neddie Seagoon.

With the revelation that Neddie was once mass produced, can the original be found? Stars Harry Secombe.

From November 1956.

With the revelation that Neddie was once mass produced, can the original be found? Stars Harry Secombe. From November 1956.

0710What's My Line?1956120519561206
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Can anyone guess the unusual professions in a special edition of the 1950s TV quiz?

Classic material from one of the all-time radio comedy greats

Seagoon, Eccles and Bluebottle do their mimes.

What's their line? Idiocy.

This edition of the 50s quiz features an unusual profession: total idiocy.

Can anyone guess the unusual professions in a special edition of the 1950s TV quiz?

Can anyone guess the unusual professions in a special edition of the 1950s TV quiz? Stars Spike Milligan. From December 1956.

Seagoon, Eccles and Bluebottle do their mimes. What's their line? Idiocy. From Dec 1956.

0711The Telephone19561213
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Neddie Seagoon is Samuel Pepys - and he's facing trouble from a flea called Francoise.

Groundbreaking, surreal BBC radio comedy written by Spike Milligan and Larry Stephens.

Starring:
Peter Sellers
Harry Secombe
Spike Milligan

First billed as Crazy People, ten series of The Goon Show were recorded between 1951 and 1960, but sadly many of the earliest shows weren't kept in the archive.

With the Ray Ellington Quartet and Max Geldray.

Orchestra conducted by Wally Stott.

Announcer: Wallace Greenslade

Producer: Pat Dixon

First broadcast on the BBC Home Service in December 1956.

Neddie Seagoon is Samuel Pepys and he is having trouble with a flea called Francoise.

Classic material from one of the all-time radio comedy greats

Neddie Seagoon is Samuel Pepys and he's having trouble with a flea called Francoise.

Neddie Seagoon is Samuel Pepys and he's having trouble with a flea called Francoise. First broadcast in 1956.

Neddie Seagoon is Samuel Pepys and he is facing trouble from a flea called Francoise. Stars Harry Secombe. From December 1956.

Neddie Seagoon is Samuel Pepys and he's facing trouble from a flea called Francoise. Stars Harry Secombe. From December 1956.

0713Six Charlies In Search Of An Author1956122620120505
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Through pages and chapters, the fate of Neddie Seagoon is in the hands of the writer. Stars Spike Milligan. From December 1956.

Neddie Seagoon in compromising x-rays? Surely not! Peter Sellers, Spike Milligan and Harry Secombe star. From December 1956.

Classic material from one of the all-time radio comedy greats

Groundbreaking, surreal BBC radio comedy written by Spike Milligan and Larry Stephens.

Starring:
Peter Sellers
Harry Secombe
Spike Milligan

First billed as Crazy People, ten series of The Goon Show were recorded between 1951 and 1960, but sadly many of the earliest shows weren't kept in the archive.

With the Ray Ellington Quartet and Max Geldray.

Orchestra conducted by Wally Stott.

Announcer: Wallace Greenslade

Producer: Pat Dixon

First broadcast on the BBC Home Service in December 1956.

0713Six Charlies In Search Of An Author1956122720041108 (BBC7)
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Through pages and chapters, the fate of Neddie Seagoon is in the hands of the writer.

Through pages and chapters, the fate of Neddie Seagoon is in the hands of the writer. Stars Spike Milligan. From December 1956.

Neddie Seagoon in compromising x-rays? Surely not!

A classic from 1956.

Six Charlies in Search of an Author

Starring Peter Sellers , Harry Secombe and Spike Milligan , with Ray Ellington and Max Geldray.

Music by Wally Stott. Restoration by Ted Kendall Producer Pat Dixon

0714Emperor Of The Universe1957010320180503 (BBC7)Bulldog Neddie investigates why 25,000,000 Englishmen have vanished.

Starring Spike Milligan, Peter Sellers and Harry Secombe.

This programme was one of several locked in a BBC cupboard marked 'not for rebroadcast', as the subject matter has somewhat dated since 1957. Repeated as a 'historical curiosity' to celebrate 100 years since the birth of Spike Milligan.

Beginning in May 1951 as 'Crazy People', The Goon Show ran for 10 series stretching the boundaries of radio comedy in new and influential directions concluding in January 1960.

Scripted by Spike Milligan and Larry Stephens.

With the Ray Ellington Quartet and Max Geldray.

Orchestra conducted by Wally Stott.

Announcer: Wallace Greenslade

Producer: Pat Dixon

First broadcast on the BBC Home Service in January 1957.

Bulldog Neddie investigates why 25 million Englishmen have vanished.

Classic material from one of the all-time radio comedy greats

0715Wings Over Dagenham1957011020120508
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Move aside Orville and Wilbur, Neddie is the pioneer aviator.

Move aside Orville and Wilbur, Neddie is the pioneer aviator in this edition from January 1957.

Move aside Orville and Wilbur, Neddie is the pioneer aviator in this edition from January 1957. Fresh to BBC 7.

Move aside Orville and Wilbur, Neddie is the pioneer aviator. Stars Harry Secombe and Peter Sellers. From January 1957.

Classic material from one of the all-time radio comedy greats

0716The Rent Collectors1957011720041115 (BBC7)
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Seagoon is sent to claim thousands of pounds back in rent arrears, but he falls in some water!

Bernard Miles guest stars.

Neddie Seagoon is sent to claim back thousands in arrears, but he falls in the water.

Neddie Seagoon is sent to claim back thousands in arrears, but he falls in the water. Stars Spike Milligan. From January 1957.

Seagoon is sent to claim thousands of pounds back in rent arrears, but he falls in some water! First broadcast in January 1957.

Seagoon is sent to claim thousands of pounds back in rent arrears.

Classic material from one of the all-time radio comedy greats

0717Shifting Sands1957012420030714 (BBC7)
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The fort at Waziri was built on shifting sand and drifts into peril.

From January 1957.

Soldier Neddie Seagoon heads off to the fort at Waziri which is drifting into peril.

Soldier Neddie Seagoon heads off to the fort at Waziri which is drifting into peril. Stars Spike Milligan. From January 1957.

The fort at Waziri was built on shifting sand and drifts into peril. From January 1957.

Shifting Sands: The fort at Waziri was built on shifting sand and drifts into peril. From January 1957.

Classic material from one of the all-time radio comedy greats

0718The Moon Show19570131
0719The Mysterious Punch-up-the Conker1957020720080505 (BBC7)
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Spike Milligan, Peter Sellers and Harry Secombe star in a thrilling pursuit of a mysterious nose assailant.

Milligan, Sellers and Secombe star in a thrilling pursuit of a mysterious nose assailant.

Spike Milligan, Peter Sellers and Harry Secombe star in a thrilling pursuit of a mysterious nose assailant! From February 1957.

A mysterious nose assailant must be caught. Stars Spike Milligan.

A mysterious nose assailant must be caught. Stars Spike Milligan, Peter Sellers and Harry Secombe. From February 1957.

The Mysterious Punch-up-the Conker: From Feb 1957.Spike Milligan, Peter Sellers and Harry Secombe star in a thrilling pursuit of a mysterious nose assailant!

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Classic material from one of the all-time radio comedy greats

0720Round The World In Eighty Days19570214
0721Insurance: The White Man's Burden1957022820041129 (BBC7)
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Neddie Seagoon tries to set fire to the English Channel to claim the insurance.

Groundbreaking, surreal BBC radio comedy written by Spike Milligan and Larry Stephens.

Starring:
Peter Sellers
Harry Secombe
Spike Milligan
Jack Train

First billed as Crazy People, ten series of The Goon Show were recorded between 1951 and 1960, but sadly many of the earliest shows weren't kept in the archive.

With the Ray Ellington Quartet and Max Geldray.

Orchestra conducted by Wally Stott.

Announcer: Wallace Greenslade

Producer: Pat Dixon

First broadcast on the BBC Home Service in February 1957.

Classic material from one of the all-time radio comedy greats

Neddie Seagoon tries to set fire to the English Channel to claim the insurance. Stars Harry Secombe. From February 1957.

Neddie tries to set fire to the Enlish Channel to claim the insurance.

He couldn't possibly get away with, could he?

Neddie Seagoon tries to set fire to the English Channel to claim the insurance. Stars Harry Secombe.

Neddie tries to set fire to the English Channel to claim the insurance. First heard in February 1957.

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0722The Africa Ship Canal19570228
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Neddie Seagoon is sent to capture the German general who commands the island of Crete.

Neddie Seagoon is sent to capture the German general who commands the island of Crete. Stars Spike Milligan. From March 1957.

Neddie heads for Crete to capture a German General in this classic episode from March 1957.

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Neddie heads for Crete to capture a German General.

Neddie heads for Crete to capture a German General in this classic episode from March 1957

Neddie Seagoon is sent to capture the German general who commands the island of Crete.

Neddie Seagoon is sent to capture the German general who commands the island of Crete. Stars Spike Milligan. From March 1957.

Classic material from one of the all-time radio comedy greats

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0725The Histories Of Pliny The Elder1957032120080609 BT=0800 (BBC7)
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The Romans hit Britain, but Seagoon, Eccles and Bluebottle are off to Rome's Colosseum. Stars Spike Milligan. From March 1957.

Seagoon, Eccles and Bluebottle are top of the bill at the Colosseum.

It's The Romans in Britain, Goon-style. Seagoon, Eccles and Bluebottle are top of the bill at the Colosseum. From March 1957.

It's The Romans In Britain, Goon-style. Seagoon, Eccles and Bluebottle are top of the bill at the Colosseum.

0725The Histories Of Pliny The Elder1957032820030728 (BBC7)
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The Romans hit Britain, but Neddie Seagoon, Eccles and Bluebottle are off to the Colosseum in Rome!.

Groundbreaking, surreal BBC radio comedy written by Spike Milligan and Larry Stephens.

Starring:
Peter Sellers
Harry Secombe
Spike Milligan

First billed as Crazy People, ten series of The Goon Show were recorded between 1951 and 1960, but sadly many of the earliest shows weren't kept in the archive.

With the Ray Ellington Quartet and Max Geldray.

Orchestra conducted by Wally Stott.

Announcer: Wallace Greenslade

Producer: Pat Dixon

First broadcast on the BBC Home Service in March 1957..

The Romans hit Britain, but Seagoon, Eccles and Bluebottle are off to Rome's Colosseum.

Classic material from one of the all-time radio comedy greats

Seagoon, Eccles and Bluebottle are top of the bill at the Colosseum.

It's The Romans In Britain, Goon-style.

It's The Romans In Britain, Goon-style, and Seagoon, Eccles and Bluebottle are top of the bill at the Colosseum.

From March 1957.

The Romans hit Britain - but Seagoon, Eccles and Bluebottle are off to Rome's Colosseum. Stars Spike Milligan. From March 1957.

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With a festive pudding shortage for forces overseas, Neddie Seagoon takes action.

Classic material from one of the all-time radio comedy greats

In light of a festive pudding shortage for forces overseas, Neddie Seagoon takes action. Soon Richard Dimbleby is reporting on the giant Christmas pudding being mixed at dry dock in Chatham.

Groundbreaking, surreal BBC radio comedy written by Spike Milligan and Larry Stephens.

Starring:

Peter Sellers
Harry Secombe
Spike Milligan

First billed as Crazy People, ten series of The Goon Show were recorded between 1951 and 1960, but sadly many of the earliest shows weren't kept in the archive.

With the Ray Ellington Quartet and Max Geldray.

Orchestra conducted by Wally Stott.

Announcer: Wallace Greenslade

Producer: Pat Dixon

Made for the BBC General Overseas Service and first broadcast to troops in 1956.

First UK broadcast was Christmas Day 1986 on BBC Radio 4.

With Spike Milligan, Harry Secombe and Peter Sellers. Written by Spike Milligan and Larry Stephens.

This programmes was made for BBC General Overseas Service and broadcast as a Christmas Special for troops in 1956. It did not gain a UK broadcast until 25/12/1986 on BBC Radio 4.

With a festive pudding shortage for forces overseas, Neddie Seagoon takes action. Starring Spike Milligan.

Starring Spike Milligan.

A dry dock in Chatham is the unlikely setting for the mixing of a giant Christmas pudding.

Richard Dimbleby explains all as he joins Spike Milligan, Harry Secombe and Peter Sellers in this episode first broadcast on the BBC General Overseas Service in 1956 and on Radio 4 in 1986.

07SPECIALOperation Christmas Duff
07SPECIALRobin Hood And His Mirry Mon1956120220041101 (BBC7)
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It's ye Spike Milligan, ye Peter Sellers, ye Harry Secombe and ye Wallace Greenslade in ye olde worlde Robin Hood.

It's ye Spike Milligan, Peter Sellers, Harry Secombe and Wallace Greenslade in ye olde worlde Robin Hood.

Producer: Pat Dixon

Notes: With Valentine Dyall and Dennis Price.

Not broadcast in Britain.

From December 1956.

07SPECIALThe Reason Why1957082220050103 (BBC7)
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Secombe, Sellers and Milligan explain how Cleopatra's Needle came to be next to the Thames

Classic material from one of the all-time radio comedy greats

Harry Secombe, Peter Sellers and Spike Milligan explain how Cleopatra's Needle came to be next to the Thames.

Recorded: 1957-08-11

Author: Spike Milligan and Larry Stephens

Producer: Jacques Brown

Notes: With Valentine Dyall.

Music pre-recorded, no audience.

Harry Secombe, Peter Sellers and Spike Milligan explain how Cleopatra's Needle came to be next to the Thames. From August 1957.

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A brown terror awaits Dick Emery who's filling Harry Secombe's shoes, but not his trousers

A certain brown terror awaits Dick Emery who's filling Harry Secombe's shoes, but not his trousers. From September 1957.

Dick Emery fills Harry Secombe's shoes, but not his trousers, in this episode from September 1957.

Fresh to BBC 7.

A certain brown terror awaits Dick Emery, who is filling Harry Secombe's shoes.

A certain brown terror awaits Dick Emery, who is filling Harry Secombe's shoes, but not his trousers. From September 1957.

Dick Emery fills Harry Secombe's shoes, but not his trousers, in this episode from September 1957. Fresh to BBC 7.

Classic material from one of the all-time radio comedy greats

0802The Junk Affair1957100720080707 (BBC7)
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Neddie combs the world for junk, hoping to corner the market and make a packet.

Neddie is duped into cornering the world junk market.

0803The Burning Embassy1957101420030804 (BBC7)
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The British Embassy in Peking is on fire, so the Goons help by wrapping water up in a parcel and posting it there.

The British Embassy in Peking catches fire, so the Goons wrap up some water and send off a parcel.

From October 1957.

Peking's British Embassy catches fire, so fireman Seagoon posts off parcels of water.

Stars Spike Milligan.

Peking's British embassy catches fire, so fireman Seagoon posts off parcels of water. Stars Spike Milligan. From October 1957.

The British Embassy in Peking catches fire, so the Goons wrap up some water and send off a parcel. From October 1957.

Classic material from one of the all-time radio comedy greats

0804The Great Regents Park Swim19571021
0804The Great Regent's Park Swim1957102120030811 (BBC7)
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Neddie inadvertently invents swimming and is determined to try it out in the Regent's Park Canal.

Neddie invents swimming, Grytpype invents the word 'help' and Bluebottle invents Tuesdays.

Neddie Seagoon ends up splashing about when he visits a German scientist.

Neddie Seagoon ends up splashing about when he visits a German scientist. From 1957.

Neddie Seagoon ends up splashing about when he visits a German scientist. Stars Harry Secombe. From October 1957.

Classic material from one of the all-time radio comedy greats

Neddie invents swimming, Grytpype invents the word 'help' and Bluebottle invents Tuesdays. From October 1957.

0805The Treasure In The Tower1957102820030818 (BBC7)
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Neddie Seagoon and friends are on the London trail of long-buried valuables.

There's treasure in that thar Tower of LONDON, and the Goons are on its trail.

Neddie Seagoon and friends are on the London trail of long-buried valuables. Stars Spike Milligan. From October 1957.

Classic material from one of the all-time radio comedy greats

There's treasure in that thar Tower of London, and the Goons are on its trail. Madcap comedy from October 1957.

0806The Space Age1957110420060703 (BBC7)
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Neddy and Crun attempt to launch Min into space, but she gets stuck up the chimney.

Classic material from one of the all-time radio comedy greats

Neddy and Crun attempt to launch Min into space by strapping her to a rocket but she gets stuck halfway up the chimney.

Nov 1957.

Neddy and Crun attempt to launch Min into space by strapping her to a rocket, but she gets stuck.

Neddy and Crun's attempts to launch Min into space are thwarted when she gets stuck up the chimney.

Stars Spike Milligan.

From November 1957.

Neddy and Crun attempt to launch Min into space, but she gets stuck up the chimney. Stars Spike Milligan. From November 1957.

Neddy and Crun attempt to launch Min into space by strapping her to a rocket but she gets stuck halfway up the chimney. Nov 1957.

Neddy and Crun's attempts to launch Min into space are thwarted when she gets stuck up the chimney. From November 1957.

0807The Red Fort1957111120180510 (BBC7)Neddie Seagoon earns his stripes in a lesser-known skirmish of the Indian rebellion of 1857.

Starring Spike Milligan, Peter Sellers and Harry Secombe.

This programme was one of several locked in a BBC cupboard marked "not for rebroadcast", as the subject matter has somewhat dated since 1957. Repeated as an 'historical curiosity' to celebrate 100 years since the birth of Spike Milligan.

Beginning in May 1951 as 'Crazy People', The Goon Show ran for 10 series stretching the boundaries of radio comedy in new and influential directions concluding in January 1960.
Scripted by Spike Milligan and Larry Stephens.

With the Ray Ellington Quartet and Max Geldray.

Orchestra conducted by Wally Stott.

Announcer: Wallace Greenslade

Producer: Roy Speers

First broadcast on the BBC Home Service in November 1957.

Neddie earns his stripes in a lesser-known skirmish of the Indian rebellion of 1857.

Classic material from one of the all-time radio comedy greats

0808The Missing Battleship1957111820080811 BT=0800 (BBC7)
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When HMS Boxer is stolen, you just know someone's going to fall in the water. Stars Peter Sellers. From November 1957.

When Grytpype and Moriarty steal a battleship, you just know someone's going to fall in the water. Fresh to BBC 7. From 1957.

When HMS Boxer is stolen, you just know someone is going to fall in the water.

Classic material from one of the all-time radio comedy greats

0809The Policy19571125
0810King Solomon's Mines1957120220030901 (BBC7)
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Neddie Seagoon loses at roulette, so heads off in search of legendary African riches.
0811The Stolen Postman19571209
0812The Great British Revolution1957121620080825 (BBC7)
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Angry revolutionary leader Neddie Seagoon is duped into buying worthless weapons.
0813The Plasticine Man1957122320080901 (BBC7)
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Neddie Seagoon poses as a 6000 year-old man to resurrect his rock 'n' roll career.
0814African Incident1957123020080908 (BBC7)
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Seagoon is dispatched to destroy a bridge built by British PoWs.

Sound familiar?

Neddie Seagoon is dispatched to destroy a bridge built by British prisoners of war.

Neddie Seagoon is dispatched to destroy a bridge built by British prisoners of war. Stars Peter Sellers. From December 1957.

Seagoon is dispatched to destroy a bridge built by British PoWs. Sound familiar? From December 1957 and fresh to BBC 7.

Classic material from one of the all-time radio comedy greats

0815The Thing On The Mountain19580106
0816The String Robberies1958011320030908 (BBC7)
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Neddie Seagoon, arch-criminal investigator, finds the missing link holding up Moriarty's sock.
0817The Moriarty Murder Mystery1958012020030915 (BBC7)
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Inspector Neddie Seagoon turns sleuth and meets a creepy undertaker.

0818The Curse Of Frankenstein1958012720080929 (BBC7)
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The million pound race is on to be the first to play the bagpipes at the South Pole.

0819The White Neddie Trade1958020320050228 (BBC7)
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Fearless Neddie Seagoon launches a career as a nude piano dancer, but it's the piano that's nude!

0820Ten Snowballs That Shook The World1958021020081013 (BBC7)
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Neddie Seagoon attempts to auction the equator - from a raft.

0821The Man Who Never Was1958021720030922 (BBC7)
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Producer: Peter Eton.

Producer: Pat Dixon.

A suspected German spy is caught waiting for a submarine.

Producer: Charles Chilton.

The Brits must trick the enemy.

The 1958 remake of the 1956 spoof of the war film based on the 1953 book.

Stars Spike Milligan.

The Brits must trick the enemy. The 1958 remake of the 1956 spoof of the war film based on the 1953 book. Stars Spike Milligan.

A 1958 remake of the 1956 spoof of the war film based on the 1953 book.

Classic material from one of the all-time radio comedy greats

0822World War One1958022420081027 (BBC7)
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England and France are at war. Eccles is at lunch.

0823The Spon Plague1958030320050314 (BBC7)
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Britain's gripped by a strange epidemic, leaving a path of bare knees in its wake.

Britain is gripped by a strange epidemic, leaving a path of bare knees in its wake.

Britain is gripped by a strange epidemic - leaving a path of bare knees in its wake. Stars Spike Milligan. From March 1958.

The Spon Plague has hit Britain, leaving a path of bare knees in its wake. It's up to the Goons to find a cure. From March 1958.

Britain's gripped by a strange epidemic - leaving a path of bare knees in its wake. Stars Spike Milligan. From March 1958.

Britain's gripped by a strange epidemic, leaving a path of bare knees in its wake. From March 1958.

Classic material from one of the all-time radio comedy greats

0824Tiddlywinks1958031020081110 (BBC7)
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Neddie sets out to wreak his revenge, following a defeat at the hands of Cambridge.

After defeat at the hands of Cambridge, Neddie Seagoon seeks his gameful revenge.

After defeat at the hands of Cambridge, Neddie Seagoon seeks his gameful revenge. Stars Spike Milligan. From March 1958.

Neddie sets out to wreak his revenge, following a defeat at the hands of Cambridge. From March 1958 and fresh to Radio 7.

Neddie sets out to wreak his revenge following a defeat at the hands of Cambridge. Stars Spike Milligan. From March 1958.

Classic material from one of the all-time radio comedy greats

0825The Evils Of Bushey Spon1958031720030906 (BBC7)
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Neddie is called in to oversee the decoration of a council lamp-post.

With special guest star AE Matthews.

0826 LASTThe Great Statue Debate19580324
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What is Eccles doing with a cement sack and an imaginary piano?

What is Eccles doing with a cement sack and an imaginary piano? Starring Spike Milligan.

What is Eccles doing with a cement sack and an imaginary piano? Starring Spike Milligan and Peter Sellers. From November 1958.

Classic material from one of the all-time radio comedy greats

0902I Was Monty's Treble1958111020031027 (BBC7)
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The British hatch a cunning plan to confuse the Germans.

But who (or what) is Eccles?

German fighter planes have been ordered to shoot down all planes carrying General Montgomery.

With German planes targeting General Montgomery, Major Bloodnok takes action.

The British hatch a cunning plan to confuse the Germans. But who (or what) is Eccles?

The British hatch a cunning plan to confuse the Germans. But who (or what) is Eccles? Stars Peter Sellers. From November 1958.

German fighter planes have been ordered to shoot down all planes carrying General Montgomery. From October 1958.

With German planes targeting General Montgomery, Major Bloodnok takes action. From 1958.

Classic material from one of the all-time radio comedy greats

0903The £1,000,000 Penny19581117
0903The Million Pound Penny1958111720031103 (BBC7)
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Two tales for the price of one - The Sockjelly Murder and the story of Ned The Miser! With Peter Sellers.

From November 1958.

Special Two For One Offer! The Jellysock Murderer and The Million Pound Penny in one show.

Hurry! Hurry! Only While Seagoons Last!

The sock jelly murderer has been caught and there's a wind blowing across the Kenneth Moor.

The Sockjelly Murder and the story of Ned The Miser! With Peter Sellers. From Nov 1958.

Two tales for the price of one - The Sockjelly Murder and the story of Ned The Miser! With Peter Sellers. From November 1958.

Special Two For One Offer! The Jellysock Murderer and The Million Pound Penny in one show. Hurry! Hurry! Only While Seagoons Last!

Classic material from one of the all-time radio comedy greats

The Sockjelly Murder and the story of Ned The Miser! With Peter Sellers.

Classic material from one of the all-time radio comedy greats

0904The Pam's Paper Insurance Policy1958112420050502 (BBC7)
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Moriarty and Thynne try to drown Seagoon.

But Neddy is more interested in what's on the other side of the Thames.

Moriarty and Grytpype-Thynne set about trying to drown Neddy Seagoon - for money.

Moriarty and Grytpype-Thynne set about trying to drown Neddy Seagoon - for money. Stars Spike Milligan. From November 1958.

0905The Mountain Eaters1958120120031110 (BBC7)
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Eccles and Ned set out to eat Mount Everest with Grytpype-Thynne and Moriarty in hot pursuit.

Eccles and Ned set out to scoff Everest, with Grytpype-Thynne and Moriarty in pursuit.

Eccles and Ned set out to scoff Everest, with Grytpype-Thynne and Moriarty in pursuit. Stars Spike Milligan. From December 1958.

Classic material from one of the all-time radio comedy greats

Eccles and Ned set out to eat Mount Everest with Grytpype-Thynne and Moriarty in hot pursuit. First heard in December 1958.

0906Childe Harolde Rewarde1958120820061016 (BBC7)
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Neddy goes in search of Excalibur and ends up 'in the drink'. From December 1958.

Classic material from one of the all-time radio comedy greats

More surreal comedy from the Goons as Neddy goes in search of Excalibur and ends up 'in the drink'. First heard in December 1958.

Neddy goes in search of Excalibur and ends up 'in the drink'. Stars Spike Milligan and Peter Sellers. From December 1958.

0906The Childe Harolde Rewarde1958120820031117 (BBC7)
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Neddy goes in search of Excalibur and ends up 'in the drink'.

Neddy goes in search of Excalibur and ends up 'in the drink'. From December 1958.

Neddy goes in search of Excalibur and ends up 'in the drink'. Stars Spike Milligan and Peter Sellers. From December 1958.

0907The Seagoon Memoirs1958121520031124 (BBC7)
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Min and Henry Crun have piano problems.

From December 1958.

Min and Henry Crun have piano problems in this, the sweeping saga that is the Seagoon Memoirs.

Driving a piano on the Great North Road, Neddie must seek Bloodnok's assistance.

From 1958

Stars Spike Milligan.

Driving a piano on the Great North Road, Neddie must seek Bloodnok's assistance. From 1958

Driving a piano on the Great North Road, Neddie must seek Bloodnok's assistance. Stars Spike Milligan. From December 1958.

Classic material from one of the all-time radio comedy greats

Min and Henry Crun have piano problems. From December 1958.

0908Queen Anne's Rain1958122220031201 (BBC7)
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It's the year 1880.

Min is counting raindrops and wondering where elephants hide.

Min is counting rain drops, but why is everyone so wet? Is royalty to blame?

Min is counting rain drops, but why is everyone so wet? Is royalty to blame? Stars Spike Milligan. From December 1958.

Min is counting rain drops, but why is everyone so wet? Is royalty to blame? From 1958.

Classic material from one of the all-time radio comedy greats

0909The Battle Of Spion Kop1958122920090309 (BBC7)
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The British mount a South African attack, but something is lacking.

Things aren't going well in The South African War - it's time to send in the cutlery.

The British mount a South African attack, but something is lacking. From December 1958.

Things aren't going well in The South African War - it's time to send in the cutlery. Stars Spike Milligan. From December 1958.

Classic material from one of the all-time radio comedy greats

0910Ned's Atomic Dustbin1959010520090316 (BBC7)
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The Prime Minister and the Russians are interested in atom-free garbage.

From January 1959

Stars Harry Secombe.

Downing Street is keen on atom-free rubbish in case of radiation, but so are the Russians.

Downing Street is keen on atom-free rubbish in case of radiation, but so are the Russians. Stars Harry Secombe. From January 1959.

Number 10 is keen to secure a nuclear-free rubbish capability, but so is the Kremlin.

Classic material from one of the all-time radio comedy greats

The Prime Minister and the Russians are interested in atom-free garbage. From January 1959

0911Who Is Pink Oboe?1959011220090323 (BBC7)
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Cowardly Captain Seagoon goes to war. With Peter Sellers on leave, Graham Stark and Kenneth Connor are enlisted.

Cowardly Captain Seagoon is at war. With Peter Sellers on leave, Graham Stark is enlisted.

Classic material from one of the all-time radio comedy greats

Cowardly Captain Seagoon goes to war. With Peter Sellers on leave, Graham Stark and Kenneth Connor are enlisted. From January 1959.

Cowardly Captain Seagoon goes to war. With Peter Sellers on leave, Graham Stark's enlisted

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Moriarty and Thynne sell saxophones to the Indians.

Bluebottle plays Marshal Dillon (until his Mum comes to get him).

From 1959.

Bluebottle is a cowboy in this classic episode starring Peter Sellers, Harry Secombe and Spike Milligan.

From January 1959.

Moriarty and Thynne sell saxophones to the Indians in this cowboy caper.

With Peter Sellers.

Count Moriarty and Grytpype-Thynne sell saxophones to the Indians in a cowboy caper.

Count Moriarty and Grytpype-Thynne sell saxophones to the Indians in a cowboy caper. Stars Peter Sellers. From January 1959.

Moriarty and Thynne sell saxophones to the Indians. Bluebottle plays Marshal Dillon (until his Mum comes to get him). From 1959.

Moriarty and Thynne sell saxophones to the Indians in this cowboy caper. From January 1959

Classic material from one of the all-time radio comedy greats

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Neddy Seagoon is put in charge of the gold belonging to Grid Pipe Thin.

`Dishonoured Again'.

Starring Peter Sellers, Harry Secombe and Spike Milligan.

With the Ray Ellington Quartet, Max Geldray and the Wally Stott Orchestra.

Announcer Wallace Greenslade.

First broadcast in January 1959.

Classic comedy.

Young Ned, driven to distraction by the humdrum life at the bank, absconds with the loot.

From January 1959.

Neddie Seagoon gets a bank job, but is it wise to put him in charge of the gold vault? Stars Spike Milligan.

Neddie Seagoon gets a bank job, but is it wise to put him in charge of the gold vault? Stars Spike Milligan. From January 1959.

Classic material from one of the all-time radio comedy greats

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Another comedy classic with Spike Milligan, Harry Secombe and Peter Sellers.

From February 1959.

Legendary silliness abounds as once more the Goons unravel another mystery.

Professor Ned Quatermass unravels a mystery around some enigmatic blue serge suits.

Stars Spike Milligan.

Professor Ned Quatermass unravels a mystery around some enigmatic blue serge suits. Stars Spike Milligan. From February 1959.

Classic material from one of the all-time radio comedy greats

Another comedy classic with Spike Milligan, Harry Secombe and Peter Sellers. From February 1959.

0915The Tay Bridge1959020920090420 (BBC7)
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On Scotland's crab-ridden shores, Neddie Seagoon's bridging a gap.

From February 1959.

Stars Spike Milligan.

On Scotland's crab-ridden shores, Neddie Seagoon is bridging a gap.

On Scotland's crab-ridden shores, Neddie Seagoon is bridging a gap. From February 1959.

On Scotland's crab-ridden shores, Neddie Seagoon is bridging a gap. Stars Spike Milligan and Peter Sellers. From February 1959.

Classic material from one of the all-time radio comedy greats

On Scotland's crab-ridden shores, Neddie Seagoon's bridging a gap. From February 1959.

0916The Gold Plate Robbery1959021620040112 (BBC7)
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Seagoon goes overseas to pursue stolen gold plates, can Bloodnok be far behind?

Ned Seagoon goes overseas to pursue some stolen booty, but can Bloodnok be far behind?

Ned Seagoon goes overseas to pursue some stolen booty, but can Bloodnok be far behind? Stars Spike Milligan.

From February 1959.

Ned Seagoon goes overseas to pursue some stolen booty, but can Bloodnok be far behind? Stars Spike Milligan. From February 1959.

Classic material from one of the all-time radio comedy greats

Seagoon goes overseas to pursue stolen gold plates. Can Bloodnok be far behind? From February 1959.

0917 LASTThe £50 Cure1959022320090504 (BBC7)
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Kenneth Connor takes Harry Secombe's place as Ned picks up a lavish NHS prescription.

Kenneth Connor takes Harry Secombe's place, as Ned picks up a lavish NHS prescription for his broken legs.

Kenneth Connor takes Harry Secombe's place, as Ned picks up a lavish NHS prescription for his broken legs. From February 1959.

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Charles Dickens's classic tale for Christmas but with several twists.

Groundbreaking, surreal BBC radio comedy written by Spike Milligan.

Starring:
Peter Sellers
Harry Secombe
Spike Milligan
Jack Train

First billed as Crazy People, ten series of The Goon Show were recorded between 1951 and 1960, but sadly many of the earliest shows weren't kept in the archive.

With the Ray Ellington Quartet and Max Geldray.

Orchestra conducted by Wally Stott.

Announcer: Wallace Greenslade

Producer: John Browell

First broadcast on the BBC Home Service in December 1959.

Charles Dickens's Christmas tale takes a bashing.

Classic material from one of the all-time radio comedy greats

The gang are in festive mood as Charles Dickens' classic Christmas tale is re-hashed in their inimitable anarchic fashion by Messrs.

Milligan, Sellers and Secombe.

Charles Dickens' Christmas tale takes a bashing from Spike Milligan and co.

Charles Dickens' Christmas tale takes a bashing from Spike Milligan, Peter Sellers and Harry Secombe.

Charles Dickens' Christmas tale takes a bashing from Spike Milligan, Peter Sellers and Harry Secombe. From December 1959.

A show from December 1959. The Dickens tale is retold the Goon way. With Spike Milligan, Harry Secombe and Peter Sellers.

1001The Christmas Carol19591224
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It's 1942 and Neddie has to stop the Germans sabotaging the British military with exploding shirt-tails.

It is 1942, and Neddie Seagoon must stop the Germans' secret weapon.

It's 1942 and Neddie must stop the Germans' new secret weapon. From December 1959.

It's 1942 and Neddie must stop the Germans explosive sabotaging of the British army. Stars Spike Milligan. From December 1959.

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Neddie Seagoon must plunder a sunken Spanish galleon.

Neddie Seagoon must plunder a sunken Spanish galleon. Stars Spike Milligan, Peter Sellers and Harry Secombe. From January 1960.

Neddie Seagoon must plunder a sunken Spanish galleon. Stars Spike Milligan.

Ned Seagoon displays hidden talents. From January 1960.

Classic material from one of the all-time radio comedy greats

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Ned's quitting nicotine, but Grytpype-Thynne has other ideas.

End of the regular series.

With Spike Milligan.

From January 1960.

Seagoon tries to give up smoking, but Grytpype-Thynne has other ideas.

Announced as "The Last Of The Smoking Seagoons

Ned is quitting nicotine, but Grytpype-Thynne has other ideas.

End of the regular series.

Seagoon tries to give up smoking, but Gryptype-Thynne has other ideas. The last of the original recordings.

Ned is quitting nicotine, but Grytpype-Thynne has other ideas. End of the regular series.

Ned is quitting nicotine, but Grytpype-Thynne has other ideas. End of the regular series. With Spike Milligan. From January 1960.

Ned's quitting nicotine, but Grytpype-Thynne has other ideas. From January 1960.

Ned's quitting nicotine, but Grytpype-Thynne has other ideas. End of the regular series. With Spike Milligan. From January 1960.

Classic material from one of the all-time radio comedy greats

VINTAGE01The Mummified Priest [vintage]1958092220030929 (BBC7)
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Producer: Charles Chilton

Having failed his exams at Cambridge, young Neddy Seagoon is recommended for an Egyptology job at the British Museum.

Seagoon suffers a severe bout of 'lust for gold' and organises an expedition into the Egyptian desert.

From 1958.

Producer: Peter Eton.

VINTAGE02The Greatest Mountain In The World [vintage]19580929
VINTAGE03The Missing Ten Downing Street [vintage]19581006Producer: Roy Speer

Notes: Announced as 'The Missing Prime Minister of 1953'.

VINTAGE04The Giant Bombardon (vintage)1958101320110402 (BBC7)
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Producer: Roy Speer

Notes: With Valentine Dyall

To help defeat the 'Ruskies', Seagoon must find a huge leather cannon.

Stars Spike Milligan.

Re-recording from October 1958.

VINTAGE04The Giant Bombardon [vintage]19581013
VINTAGE05The Kippered Herring Gang [vintage]19581020Producer: Roy Speer.
VINTAGE06The Vanishing Room [vintage]1957121520031006 (BBC7)
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In which Eccles shoots Bluebottle in PARIS as he tries to arrest the corpse of Lord Cretinby.

From December 1957.

VINTAGE06The Vanishing Room [vintage]19581027
VINTAGE07The Ink Shortage [vintage]1958110320081208 (BBC7)Producer: Roy Speer

Notes: Announced as 'Hansard Unexpurgated'.

Sir Bernard Seagoon sets out to corner the world market for writing materials.

From December 1957.

VINTAGE08The Mustard And Cress Shortage [vintage]19581110Producer: Tom Ronald

Notes: Announced as 'The Collapse of the British Railway Sandwich System'.

VINTAGE09The Internal Mountain [vintage]19581117
VINTAGE10The Silent Bugler [vintage]19581124Producer: Charles Chilton

Notes: The nearest thing to an announcement is '...take the Case of Agent X2'.

VINTAGE11The Great Bank Of England Robbery [vintage]19581201Producer: Charles Chilton

Notes: Announced first as 'Open Casebook' and later by the official title.

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People are being squashed by pianos and Seagoon of Scotland Yard investigates.

Henry Crun has to face the music as a mad assailant threatens the very fabric of the Nation.

Producer: Peter Eton

Notes: The title given is that of the middle part of the show.

Henry Crun has to face the music as a mad assailant threatens the fabric of the Nation.

Henry Crun must face the music as a mad assailant threatens the Nation.

Starring Spike Milligan.

Re-recording from March 1958.

Henry Crun must face the music as a mad assailant threatens the Nation. Starring Spike Milligan. Re-recording from March 1958.

Producer: Charles Chilton

VINTAGE12The Dreaded Piano Clubber [vintage]19581208
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Seagoon sets off to ask Henry Crun to invent a waterproof gas stove.

Producer: Peter Eton

Notes: Ray Ellington was pre-recorded.

VINTAGE13The Siege Of Fort Night [vintage]19581215
VINTAGE14 LASTThe Albert Memorial19581222Producer: Charles Chilton

Notes: Announced as 'The First Albert Memorial to the Moon'.

VINTAGE14 LASTThe Albert Memorial [vintage]19581222