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The Goon Show Compendium, Vol. 8, Series 8, Part 2 Audio CD – Audiobook, CD, Unabridged

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Product details

  • Audio CD
  • Publisher: BBC Physical Audio; A&M edition (1 Nov. 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1445825600
  • ISBN-13: 978-1445825601
  • Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 5 x 14.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
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Book Description

Eleven remastered episodes of the legendary series, plus bonus material.

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.

Larry Stephens was a scriptwriter who wrote for several popular comedy shows in the 1950s, including The Tony Hancock Show and The Army Game. He is probably best known as co-writer of many Goon Show episodes, along with Spike Milligan. He died in 1959.

Maurice Wiltshire was a screenwriter and script editor who wrote for many television programmes including The Army Game and HMS Paradise. He co-wrote several episodes of The Goon Show, as well as adapting 26 of the radio scripts for two series of a 15-minute television puppet show called The Telegoons.

John Antrobus is a playwright and scriptwriter whose screen credits include The Frankie Howerd Show, Idle on Parade and That Was The Week That Was. With Spike Milligan, he co-wrote two Goon Show episodes – The Spon Plague and The Great Statue Debate – as well as a play, The Bed Sitting Room. He lives in Monaco.


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This set is one that you must get if you are in any way a fan of the Goons. Included in this set, alongside restored versions of the shows themselves, are some extraordinary tapes that have been sitting on a shelf since 1958 and are released here for the first time. An unedited studio recording of a complete show, two rehearsal sessions, a fantastic warm up and a photo-call, all recorded by a BBC engineer who worked on the shows. They are gold-dust to any real fan, and provide new and illuminating insights into the way these performers worked. The shows themselves will be well known to the cognoscenti, however, several are released here complete for the first time.
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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 (and are finally being released in a separate edition here: The Goon Show: Series 4, Pt. 1 (Golden Age of BBC Radio Comedy)). Series 1-3 are, sadly, totally lost to us. Hence, this definitive collection began 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 be told how good the humour is, so I will just review the release itself. Volume 8 collects the final eleven episodes from series 8, broadcast January-March 1958 across 7 discs, with some usual fascinating extras on the last disc. 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 are sometimes not of the same audio quality of the rest of the program. 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 and extras on the 7 disc. These are collected into two 4 CD jewel cases, encased in a flimsy cardboard outer.
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Bought this for my 94 year old grandfather for xmas who is almost blind and physically unable to do things he used to do. He loved it, made him laugh and cheered him up and gave him hours of entertainment.
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Any of the Ted Kendall remastered Goon Show compendia are first class.

As usual, this multi CD set contains a useful booklet, restoration of missing bits from earlier version and extras from some unreleased materials.

The CDs have a nice clean sound with all the musical breaks and end stuff included (space permitting)

i thoroughly recommend the whole Compendium set starting from Goon Show series 5
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we spent many hours in the mid 60's listing to the goon show on the bbc. managed to buy a couple of recordings but now on CD brilliant. Even take in car and listern. Great!
Just wish the deliver was better and still waiting for the rest of my order!!
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An excellent selection of insane comedy. The team (all, sadly, deceased) do the material (if you want to call it that) justice. If you don't laugh at this you will never laugh again. Yes I am considerably over 13 years old to enable me write this. What is the main problem for three legged men? No shoe shop I know does a set. There will be a comeback, for this sort of mad humour you bet your life. Dated? Yes, 1952 to 1960!!!!!
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Prompt delivery service and seller to recommend to other buyers

Glad to gain this to replace old version previously on cassette tape ( poor quality) done from radio.
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