Irish Private } Spike Milligan
General Itchikutchi }
Major Barbara }
Doc } Peter Sellers
Brigadier Startling-Grope }
U Bai Dung }
American Announcer }
American G.I. } Jonathan Miller
American Lieutenant }
British Sergeant }
Narrator } Peter Cook
Colonel Hawkins }
Lieutenant Berk-Pounding Peter Rawley
Native Girl Patricia Ridgeway
Incidental Music by Wally Stott
Produced by George Martin
Bridge on the River Wye was based on the "African Incident", Goon Show series 8 episode 14 from 1957, it is not a Goon Show as such, but it is definitely a relative and consequently allowed on TheBox as a spin-off, released on Parlophone Records in 1962, an attempt presumably to take the Goons Beyond the Fringe.
The main target of this parody was the film Bridge on the River Kwai, and the original recording was made with the use of the title. After legal advice, George Martin, with a razor blade & sticky tape, edited the 'Ku' sound out of each reference to the River Kwai, so that it now sounded like the River Wye.
Vinyl LP > JVC turntable > Adobe Audition (clicks removed) > wav > dbPowerAmp > mp3
NO Noise Reduction was used at any time, to preserve the full signal bandwidth & dynamic range up to the point of compressing to mp3.
The previous upload was taken from a download formerly available from the Goon Show Depository, as evident from the introductory announcement on that recording (originally 64kbps mono mp3) and it has a very limited bandwidth.
ENJOY & Please Keep Seeding when you complete your download.
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