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The Goon Show Compendium, Vol. 3, Series 6, Part 1 Audio CD – Audiobook, CD, Unabridged

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Product details

  • Audio CD: 7 pages
  • Publisher: BBC Physical Audio; Unabridged edition (3 Sept. 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1408410443
  • ISBN-13: 978-1408410448
  • Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 5.1 x 14.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 810,374 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Book Description

Thirteen episodes of the legendary series, including one previously unreleased show.

About the Author

Spike Milligan was perhaps best known as one of the Goons. He went on to become one of Britain's foremost comic writers and performers. His bestselling titles include Adolf Hitler: My Part in His Downfall, Puckoon and Where have all the Bullets Gone? He died in 2002.

Born in Oldham in 1923 Eric Sykes was first introduced to showbusiness whilst in the RAF and went on to write for hit BBC radio shows and appear in TV variety shows whilst writing for comedy greats such as Peter Sellers and Frankie Howerd. Although he is over eighty, Sykes continues to work, havingrecently starred in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.

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Finally. The BBC has decided to take its crown jewels and give them the treatment they deserve. Following from the excellent series of collectors editions of `Round The Horne' and `Navy Lark', the show we have all been waiting for is, at last, being restored, given some interesting extras and released in a definitive, comprehensive edition. Ladies and Gentlemen, it's the highly esteemed Goon Show!

The BBC only holds recordings from the beginning of series 5 onwards. Some series 4 episodes exist, but due to licensing problems I don't hold out any hope for these episodes appearing anytime soon. Series 1-3 are, sadly, totally lost to us. Hence, this definitive collection begins with series five, and aims to release all extant recordings the BBC still hold from all subsequent series.

If you're looking here you don't need to e told how good the humour is, so I will just review the release itself. Volume 3 collects the first 13 episodes from series 6, outtakes, a Home service continuity announcement regarding the delay of the episode `Pevensey Bay Disaster' and a couple of contemporary interviews with Peter Sellers, in and out of character, including him singing `walking backwards to Christmas'. The remastering is worthy of especial praise. In the main these episodes sound much better than they have in any other release. Much material has been restored, unfortunately this often comes from poor quality sources, so these restored sections sound quite bad. The restored snippets add much to the shows though. I'm very impressed with the overall quality. This really will be the definitive collection when finished.

This release contains 7 CDs, with two episodes per disc. These are collected into two 4 CD jewel cases, encased in a flimsy cardboard outer.
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Great of the BBC to produce the Goons series by series.
But very sad that Series 6[1]is incomplete, because EMI
won't release permission for the episode FOILED BY
PRESIDENT FRED.
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Prior to this I only had the GSPS tapes which had some script deletions from the old transcription service records. These have got the bits put back! So some new material! These shows are comedy treasure. There are still some to be converted to DVD , so whoever is doing this work , FULL MARKS. AND KEEP GOING JIM!
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To be honest you have to have grown up listening to the goons on the radio or you maybe have to be slightly mad if you find them and enjoy the crazy humour but they are well worth a listen
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