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The Goon Show
Monday 12 January
7:00pm - 7:30pm
BBC Radio 7
The Goon Show: The Sahara Desert Statue
What is Eccles doing with a cement sack and an imaginary piano? Starring Spike Milligan and Peter Sellers. From November 1958.
Goon Show Series: 9
Cast includes Peter Sellers, Harry Secombe, Spike Milligan, The Ray Ellington Quartet, Max Geldray and Wallace Greenslade as announcer.
01: The Sahara Desert Statue
First broadcast: 03/11/1958
Author: Spike Milligan
Producer: John Browell
Notes: Not coherently announced.
The Goon Show was a British radio show that started in 1951 and ran until 1960. It changed the face of British comedy and still maintains its influence to this day!
The GoonsThe Goons included Spike Milligan, Peter Sellers and Harry Secombe. They burst onto the radio with surreal storylines, absurd logic, puns, catchphrases and groundbreaking sound effects. They ridiculed the pomposity of those in authority and laughed at the stupidity of mankind.
Characters such as Ned Seagoon, Eccles, Bluebottle, Major Bloodnok, Minnie Bannister, Henry Crun, Grytpype-Thynne and Moriarty all helped to create an alternative and ludicrous view of the world.
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