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The Goon Show
Monday 09 March
7:00pm - 7:30pm
BBC Radio 7
The Battle of Spion Kop: The British mount a South African attack, but something is lacking. Stars Spike Milligan. From December 1958. New to Radio 7.
Goon Show Series: 9
Cast includes Peter Sellers, Harry Secombe, Spike Milligan, The Ray Ellington Quartet, Max Geldray and Wallace Greenslade as announcer.
09: The Battle of Spion Kop
First broadcast: 29/12/1958
Author: Spike Milligan
Producer: John Browell
Notes: Not coherently announced.
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