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The Goon ShowMonday 18 May
8:00am - 8:30am
BBC Radio 7
The Silver Doubloons: Ned Seagoon displays hidden talents. Spike Milligan, Peter Sellers and Harry Secombe near the end of the run. From January 1960.
Goon Show Series: 10
Cast includes Peter Sellers, Harry Secombe, Spike Milligan, The Ray Ellington Quartet, Max Geldray and Wallace Greenslade as announcer.
05: The Silver Dubloons
First broadcast: 21/01/1960
Author: Spike Milligan
Producer: John Browell
Notes: With Valentine Dyall. Not coherently announced.
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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