The Reluctant Jester

Episodes

EpisodeTitleRepeatedComments
01Michael Bentine - The Reluctant Jester20120603 (BBC7)
20150523 (BBC7)
20150524 (BBC7)

Founding member of The Goon Show Michael Bentine shares stories of his life and career.

Founding member of The Goon Show, Michael Bentine, shares stories of his life and comedy career. From September 1993. Episode 1 of 6.

02Michael Bentine - The Reluctant Jester20120617 (BBC7)
20150530 (BBC7)
20150531 (BBC7)

Australia and New York, plus some outrageous showbiz pals.

More memories of original Goon, Michael Bentine. Australia and New York, plus some outrageous showbiz pals. From November 1994.

03Michael Bentine - The Reluctant Jester20120624 (BBC7)
20150606 (BBC7)
20150607 (BBC7)

The founding Goon Show member looks back to his repeated efforts to sign up for the war.

The founding Goon Show member and comic actor looks back to his repeated efforts to sign up for the war. From September 1993.

04Michael Bentine - The Reluctant Jester20120701 (BBC7)
20150613 (BBC7)
20150614 (BBC7)

The founder Goon and comedian recalls his disastrous first foray into acting.

The founder Goon and comedian recalls his disastrous first foray into acting and finally taking to the air. From September 1993.

05Michael Bentine - The Reluctant Jester20120708 (BBC7)
20150620 (BBC7)
20150621 (BBC7)

The Goon explains how his aspirations to medical success came to a disastrous end.

The author and arch-Goon explains how his aspirations to medical success came to a shockingly disastrous end. From October 1993.

06Michael Bentine - The Reluctant Jester20120715 (BBC7)
20150627 (BBC7)
20150628 (BBC7)

The founder Goon explains the exact moment his comic inspiration reached full fruition.

The author and founder Goon explains the exact moment that his comic inspiration reached full fruition. From October 1993.