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The Goon Show
Monday 30 March
12:00pm - 12:30pm
BBC Radio 7
The Call of the West: Moriarty and Thynne sell saxophones to the Indians in this cowboy caper. With Peter Sellers. From January 1959.
Goon Show Series: 9
Cast includes Peter Sellers, Harry Secombe, Spike Milligan, The Ray Ellington Quartet, Max Geldray and Wallace Greenslade as announcer.
12: The Call of the West
First broadcast: 20/01/1959
Author: Spike Milligan
Producer: John Browell
Notes: Announced as 'Captain Stingo, or Goon Law, or Anythinggggggg (Hern)'
The Goons The 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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