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The Goon Show
Monday 23 February
8:00am - 8:30am
BBC Radio 7
The Seagoon Memoirs: Driving a piano on the Great North Road, Neddie must seek Bloodnok's assistance. Stars Spike Milligan. From December 1958.
Goon Show Series: 9
Cast includes Peter Sellers, Harry Secombe, Spike Milligan, The Ray Ellington Quartet, Max Geldray and Wallace Greenslade as announcer.
07: The Seagoon Memoirs
First broadcast: 15/12/1958
Author: Larry Stephens and Maurice Wiltshire
Producer: John Browell
Notes: Not coherently announced.
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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