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THE GOON SHOW

ORIGINAL UK TRANSMISSIONS

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SERIES 1 'THE CRAZY PEOPLE'
Cast: Peter Sellers, Harry Secombe, Spike Milligan & Michael Bentine
Written by Spike Milligan & Larry Stephens TX DATE CAST/NOTES
Individual shows were untitled 28/5/51
-20/9/51
A series of 16 untitled shows
'THE CRAZY PEOPLE'
Cast: Peter Sellers, Harry Secombe, Spike Milligan & Michael Bentine
Written by Spike Milligan & Larry Stephens TX DATE CAST/NOTES
Cinderella 26/12/51 A pantomime special
SERIES 2
Cast: Peter Sellers, Harry Secombe, Spike Milligan & Michael Bentine
Written by Spike Milligan & Larry Stephens TX DATE CAST/NOTES
Individual shows were untitled 22/1/52
-15/7/52
A series of 25 untitled shows
No show was broadcast 12/2/52 due to the death of King George VI
SERIES 3
Cast: Peter Sellers, Harry Secombe & Spike Milligan
Written by Spike Milligan & Larry Stephens TX DATE CAST/NOTES
Individual shows were untitled 11/11/52
-5/5/53
A series of 25 untitled shows
Cast: Peter Sellers, Harry Secombe, Spike Milligan & Graham Stark
Written by Spike Milligan & Larry Stephens TX DATE CAST/NOTES
Coronation Edition 3/6/53 A 40 minute special
SERIES 4
Cast: Peter Sellers, Harry Secombe & Spike Milligan
Written by Spike Milligan & Larry Stephens TX DATE CAST/NOTES
01 Dreaded Piano Clubber, The 2/10/53  
02 Man Who Tried To Destroy London's Monuments, The 9/10/53  
03 Ghastly Experiments Of Dr. Hans Eidelburger, The 16/10/53  
04 Building Of Britain's First Atomic Cannon, The 23/10/53  
05 Gibralter Story, The 30/10/53  
06 Through The Sound Barrier In An Airing Cupboard 6/11/53  
07 First Albert Memorial To The Moon, The 13/11/53  See also V 14
08 Missing Bureaucrat, The 20/11/53  
09 Operation Bagpipes 27/11/53  
10 Flying Saucer Mystery 4/12/53  
11 Spanish Armada, The 11/12/53  
12 British Way, The 18/12/53  
13 Giant Bombardon, The 26/12/53  +MB See also V 04
14 Ten Thousand Fathoms Down In A Wardrobe 1/1/54  
15 Missing Prime Minister, The 8/1/54  
16 Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Crun 15/1/54  
17 Mummified Priest, The 22/1/54  See also V 01
18 History Of Communications, The 29/1/54  
19 Kippered Herring Gang, The 5/2/54  
20 Toothpaste Expedition, The 12/2/54  
21 Case Of The Vanishing Room, The 15/2/54 See also V 06
22 Great Ink Drought Of 1902, The 22/2/54  
23 Greatest Mountain In The World, The 1/3/54 See also V 02
24 Collapse Of The British Railways Sandwich System, The 8/3/54  
25 Silent Bugler, The 15/3/54  
26 Western Story 22/3/54  
27 Saga Of The Internal Mountain, The 29/3/54  
28 Invisible Acrobat, The 5/4/54  
29 Great Bank Of England Robbery, The 12/4/54 See also V 11
30 Siege Of Fort Knight, The 19/4/54  
Cast: Peter Brough & Archie Andrews, Peter Sellers, Harry Secombe, Spike Milligan & Hattie Jacques
Written by Eric Sykes & Spike Milligan TX DATE CAST/NOTES
Archie in Goonland 11/6/54  
Cast: Peter Sellers, Harry Secombe & Spike Milligan
Written by Spike Milligan TX DATE CAST/NOTES
Starlings, The 31/8/54  
SERIES 5
Cast: Peter Sellers, Harry Secombe & Spike Milligan
01-06 written by Spike Milligan & Larry Stephens
07-26 written by Spike Milligan & Eric Sykes
TX DATE CAST/NOTES
01 Whistling Spy Enigma, The 28/9/54  
02 Lost Gold Mine (Of Charlotte), The 5/10/54 TS
03 Dreaded Batter Pudding Hurler (Of Bexhill-On-Sea), The 12/10/54  
04 Phantom Head Shaver Of Brighton, The 19/10/54  BBC REB 177
05 Affair Of The Lone Banana, The 26/10/54  
06 Canal, The 2/11/54  TS
07 Lurgi Strikes Britain 9/11/54 BBC REB 246 (restored)  
08 Mystery Of The Marie Celeste (Solved), The 16/11/54 BBC TS version
09 Last Tram (From Clapham), The 23/11/54 From 2 recordings
10 Booted Gorilla (Found?), The 30/11/54  
11 Spanish Suitcase, The 7/12/54  
12 Dishonoured, Or The Fall Of Neddie Seagoon 14/12/54  
13 Forog 21/12/54  
14 Ye Bandit Of Sherwood Forest 28/12/54 +CM  
15 1985 [1st performance] 4/1/55  
16 Case Of The Missing Heir, The 11/1/55 TS
17 China Story, The 18/1/55 AM
18 Under Two Floorboards - A Story Of The Legion 25/1/55  
19 Missing Scroll, The (The Lost Music Of Purdham) 1/2/55 TS
20 1985 [2nd Performance] 8/2/55 +JS  
21 Sinking Of Westminster Pier, The 15/2/55 TS  
22 Fireball Of Milton Street, The 22/2/55  
23 Six Ingots Of Ledenhall Street, The 1/3/55  
24 Yehti! 8/3/55  
25 White Box Of Great Bardfield, The 15/3/55  
26 Confessions Of A Secret Sennapod Drinker (The End) 22/3/55 TS 
SERIES 6
Cast: Peter Sellers, Harry Secombe & Spike Milligan
Written by Spike Milligan, Eric Sykes & Larry Stephens (varies) TX DATE CAST/NOTES
01 Man Who Won The War, The 20/9/55  
02 Secret Escritoire, The 27/9/55 Restored repeat 1992
03 Lost Emperor, The 4/10/55  
04 Napoleon's Piano 11/10/55 Restored repeat 1992
05 Case Of The Missing C.D. Plates, The 18/10/55  
06 Rommel's Treasure 25/10/55  
07 Foiled By President Fred 1/11/55  
08 Shangri-La Again (Lost Horizon) 8/11/55  
09 Great International Christmas Pudding, The 15/11/55 BBC REB 246
  The China Story 22/11/55 Repeat of series 5, show 17. Transmission of The Pevensey Bay Disaster was postponed due to a real-life railway accident at Didcot.
11 Sale Of Manhattan, The (The Lost Colony) 29/11/55 TS
12 Terrible Revenge Of Fred Fu-Manchu, The 6/12/55  
CHILDREN'S HOUR SPECIAL
Cast: Peter Sellers, Harry Secombe & Spike Milligan
Written by Eric Sykes TX DATE CAST/NOTES
Missing Christmas Parcel - Post Early for Christmas 8/12/55 No musicians
15 minute special for 'Children's Hour' 
13 Lost Year, The 13/12/55  
14 Greenslade Story, The 20/12/55 +JS BBC REB 339
15 Hastings Flyer - Robbed, The 27/12/55 Reworking of series 6 show 10 (TX 3/4/56)
16 Mighty Wurlitzer, The 3/1/56  
17 Raid Of The International Christmas Pudding, The 10/1/56  
18 Tales Of Montmatre 17/1/56 +CM TS
19 Jet-Propelled Guided NAAFI, The 24/1/56 BBC REB 213
20 House Of Teeth, The 31/1/56 +VD
21 Tales Of Old Dartmoor 7/2/56 TS
22 Choking Horror, The 14/2/56 TS
23 Great Tuscan Salami Scandal, The 21/2/56 +JS No musicians
24 Treasure Of Loch Lomond, The 28/2/56 BBC REB 339
25 Fear Of Wages, The 6/3/56 Restored repeat 1992
26 Scradje 13/3/56 +JS From 2 recordings
27 Man Who Never Was, The 20/3/56  
10 Pevensey Bay Disaster, The 3/4/56 TS
Cast: Peter Sellers, Harry Secombe & Spike Milligan
Written by Spike Milligan & Eric Sykes TX DATE CAST/NOTES
China Story, The 29/8/56 Recorded at the National Radio Show
SERIES 7
Cast: Peter Sellers, Harry Secombe & Spike Milligan
Written by Spike Milligan & Larry Stephens TX DATE CAST/NOTES
01 Nasty Affair At The Burami Oasis, The 4/10/56 Restored repeat 1992
02 Drums Along The Mersey 11/10/56 +VD Restored rpt 1992
03 Nadger Plague, The 18/10/56  
04 Macreekie Rising Of '74, The 25/10/56 -SM +GC
05 Spectre Of Tintagel, The 1/11/56 +VD TS
  The Greenslade Story 8/11/56 Repeat of series 6 show 14
07 Great Bank Robbery, The 15/11/56  
08 Personal Narrative (of Capt. Seagoon R.N.), The 22/11/56 TS
09 Mystery Of The Fake Neddie Seagoons, The 29/11/56  
10 What's My Line? 5/12/56 Restored repeat 1992
11 Telephone, The 13/12/56  
12 Flea, The 20/12/56 BBC REB 291
13 Six Charlies In Search Of An Author 26/12/56  
14 Emperor Of The Universe 3/1/57  
15 Wings Over Dagenham 10/1/57 +GC BBC REB 366
16 Rent Collectors, The 17/1/57 +BM Restored rpt 1992
17 Shifting Sands (of Wazirstan), The 24/1/57 +JT TS
18 Moon Show, The 31/1/57  
19 Mysterious Punch Up The Conker, The 7/2/57  
06 Sleeping Prince, The 14/2/57 Postponed from 8/11/56 due to the international situation
20 Round The World In Eighty Days 21/2/57  
21 Insurance, The White Mans' Burden 28/2/57  
22 Trans-Africa (Aeroplane) Canal, The 7/3/57 TS
23 Ill Met By Goonlight 14/3/57  
24 Missing Boa Constrictor, The 21/3/57 TS
25 Histories Of Pliny The Elder 28/3/57 BBC REB 177
Cast: Peter Sellers, Harry Secombe, Spike Milligan & Valentine Dyall
Written by Spike Milligan & Larry Stephens TX DATE CAST/NOTES
Reason Why, The 22/8/57 No audience
SERIES 8
Cast: Peter Sellers, Harry Secombe & Spike Milligan
Written by Spike Milligan, Larry Stephens, John Antrobus & Maurice Witshire (varies) TX DATE CAST/NOTES
01 Spon 30/9/57 -HS +DE
02 Junk Affair, The 7/10/57  
03 Burning Embassy, The (Firechief Seagoon) 14/10/57 TS
04 Great Regents Park Swim, The 21/10/57  
05 Treasure In The Tower, The 28/10/57 TS
06 Space Age, The 4/11/57 TS
07 Red Fort, The (A Tale Of India) 11/11/57  
08 Missing Battleship, The 18/11/57  
09 Policy, The 25/11/57  
10 King Solomon's Mines 2/12/57  
11 Stolen Postman, The 9/12/57 TS
12 Great British Revolution, The 16/12/57 TS
13 Plasticine Man, The 23/12/57  
14 African Incident (The Bridge On The River) 30/12/57 +CC
15 Thing On The Mountain, The 6/1/58  
16 String Robberies, The 13/1/58 +GC
17 Moriarty Murder Mystery, The 20/1/58  
18 Curse Of Frankenstein, The (My Heart's In The Highlands) 27/1/58 +GC TS
19 White Neddie Trade, The 3/2/58  
20 Ten Snowballs That Shook The World 10/2/58 TS
21 Man Who Never Was, The 17/2/58 Reworking of series 6 show 27
22 ----! (World War One) 24/2/58 TS
23 Spon Plague, The 3/3/58 +GC TS
24 Tiddlywinks 10/3/58  
25 Evils Of Bushey Spon, The (The Lamp Post) 17/3/58 +AEM BBC REB 213
26 Great Statue Debate, The 24/3/58  
'VINTAGE GOONS'
Cast: Peter Sellers, Harry Secombe & Spike Milligan
Written by Spike Milligan TX DATE CAST/NOTES
01 Mummified Priest, The 22/9/58  
02 Greatest Mountain In The World, The 29/9/58  
03 Missing 10 Downing Street, The -  
04 Giant Bombardon, The 6/10/58  
05 Kippered Herring Gang, The -  
06 Vanishing Room, The 13/10/58 Restored repeat 1992
07 Ink Shortage, The -  
08 Mustard and Cress Shortage, The -  
09 Internal Mountain, The -  
10 Silent Bugler, The -  
11 Great Bank Of England Robbery, The 20/10/58  
12 Dreaded Piano Clubber, The -  
13 Siege of Fort Night, The -  
14 Albert Memorial, The 27/10/58 Restored repeat 1992
This series of shows was recorded for BBC Transcription Service (for broadcast abroad). The scripts were based on scripts from Series 4, often with a certain amount of of re-writing. Six shows were broadcast on the Home Service immediately prior to the 9th series.
SERIES 9
Cast: Peter Sellers, Harry Secombe & Spike Milligan
Written by Spike Milligan (except 07 by Larry Stephens & Maurice Wiltshire) TX DATE CAST/NOTES
01 Sahara Desert Statue, The 3/11/58  
02 I Was Monty's Treble 10/11/58  
03 1,000 Penny, The 17/11/58  
04 Pam's Paper Insurance Policy 24/11/58  
05 Mountain Eaters, The 1/12/58  
06 Childe Harolde Reward, The 8/12/58  
07 Seagoon Memoirs, The 15/12/58  
08 Queen Anne's Rain 22/12/58  
09 Battle Of Spion Kop, The 29/12/58  
10 Ned's Atomic Dustbin 5/1/59 +JS
11 Who Is Pink Oboe? (The Spy) 12/1/59 -PS +KC,VD,GS,JT,JS
12 Call Of The West, The 20/1/59  
13 Dishonoured - Again 26/1/59 EMI PMC 1108
14 Scarlet Capsule, The 2/2/59 EMI PMC 1129
15 Tay Bridge Disaster, The 9/2/59 +GC
16 Gold Plate Robbery, The 16/2/59  
17 50 Cure, The 23/2/59 -HS +KC
SERIES 10
Cast: Peter Sellers, Harry Secombe & Spike Milligan
Written by Spike Milligan TX DATE CAST/NOTES
01 A Christmas Carol 24/12/59 TS
02 Tale Of Men's Shirts, The 31/12/59 EMI PMC 1129
03 Chinese Legs, The 7/1/60 +JS TS 
04 Robin's Post (The Story Of Lord Seagoon) 14/1/60 EMI PMC 1129
05 Silver Dubloons, The 21/1/60 +VD
06 Last Of The Smoking Seagoons, The 28/1/60 +JS TS
THE LAST GOON SHOW OF ALL
Cast: Peter Sellers, Harry Secombe & Spike Milligan
Written by Spike Milligan TX DATE CAST/NOTES
Radio broadcast 5/10/72  
LP version - TS - Stereo
Television broadcast 26/12/72 TS - Stereo
Video version - TS - Stereo

CAST VARIATIONS
ARE INDICATED BY +/-
AND THE FOLLOWING INITIALS:

PS Peter Sellers
SM Spike Milligan
HS Harry Secombe
CM Charlotte Mitchell
JS John Snagge
VD Valentine Dyall
GC George Chisolm
BM Bernard Miles
JT Jack Train
DE Dick Emery
CC Cecile Chevreau
AEM A.E. Matthews
KC Kenneth Connor
GS Graham Stark

"Gad, it's hot in here.
Turn one of those women off
and put some more ice on the fire."

Acknowledgement:

Some of the facts shown in this list
have been confirmed by referring to
The Goon Show Companion
by Roger Wilmut & Jimmy Grafton 
(ISBN 0 7221 9182 0).

Others haven't. 

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