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The Goon Show
Monday 25 May
8:00am - 8:30am
BBC Radio 7
The Last Smoking Seagoon: Ned's quitting nicotine, but Grytpype-Thynne has other ideas. End of the regular series. With Spike Milligan. 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.
06: The Last Smoking Seagoon
First broadcast: 28/01/1960
Author: Spike Milligan
Producer: John Browell
Notes: With John Snagge (pre-recorded). Announced as 'The Last of the Smoking Seagoons'.
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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