- Audio CD
- Publisher: BBC Physical Audio; Unabridged edition (6 Oct. 1997)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0563382244
- ISBN-13: 978-0563382249
- Product Dimensions: 13.3 x 1.1 x 15.1 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 938,308 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Goon Show: The Last Goon Show Of All (BBC Radio Collection) Audio CD – Audiobook, 6 Oct 1997
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Join radio's greatest comedy team as they perform together for the last time, and enjoy a special 40th Anniversary documentary celebrating the genius of the Goons.
About the Author
Spike Milligan (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.
Top Customer Reviews
At Last the Go On Show is a harmless documentary, but not something to be listened to again and again.
This CD is for completists only. If you're new to the Goons, go for something from the fifties, like "I'm Walking Backwards for Christmas" or "Ned's Atomic Dustbin".
And it shows. The show itself is a mess, no structure - but then so did a lot of the later regular shows in the late 1950s. The frantic pace and enjoyment of those regular broadcasts is missing from this though: so is the world in which the original shows were broadcast. The social revolution between 1960 and 1972, plus the fact that Britain stopped even pretending to be a world power, robbed the Goons of the original context of their appeal. So we're left with crude jokes about trusses and knee-tremblers and inconsequential rubbish like "I have on good authority that my name is Clapham Common." And so called "daring" jokes at the Royal Family, some of whom happened to be in the audience.
Go find the originals. At their best, they were some of the most brilliant comedy ever produced.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A piece of history on 2 discs, really good value. Downside? You have to like the Goons.Published on 4 Oct. 2014 by Steve S