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The Goon Show
Classic 1950s British radio comedy

The Goon Show is a British radio comedy programme, originally produced and broadcast by the BBC Home Service from 1951 to 1960, with occasional repeats on the BBC Light Programme. The first series, broadcast from 28 May to 20 September 1951, was titled Crazy People; subsequent series had the title The Goon Show, a title inspired, according to Spike Milligan, by a Popeye character.

The show's chief creator and main writer was Spike Milligan. The scripts mixed ludicrous plots with surreal humour, puns, catchphrases and an array of bizarre sound effects. Some of the later episodes feature electronic effects devised by the fledgling BBC Radiophonic Workshop, many of which were reused by other shows for decades. Many elements of the show satirised contemporary life in Britain, parodying aspects of show business, commerce, industry, art, politics, diplomacy, the police, the military, education, class structure, literature and film.

The show was released internationally through the BBC Transcription Services (TS). It was heard regularly from the 1950s in Australia, South Africa, New Zealand, India, and Canada, although these TS versions were frequently edited to avoid controversial subjects.In the United States, NBC began broadcasting the programme on its radio network from the mid-1950s.

Subversive and absurdist, The Goon Show exercised a considerable influence on the development of British and American comedy and popular culture. It was cited as a major influence by the Beatles, the American comedy troupe the Firesign Theatre,[ and the British comedy troupe Monty Python.
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  1. s05e15 - 1985 (Original Version) (6.9Mb)
  2. s05e05 - Affair Of The Lone Banana, The (7.6Mb)
  3. s07e24 - Africa Ship Canal, The (6.1Mb)
  4. s08e20 - African Incident, The (6.6Mb)
  5. s08e37 - Albert Memorial, The (5Mb)
  6. s07e22 - Around the World in Eighty Days (6.3Mb)
  7. s00e00 - At Last the Go-on Show (1) (13Mb)
  8. s00e00 - At Last the Go-on Show (2) (13.1Mb)
  9. s09e09 - Battle of Spion Kop (20.4Mb)
  10. s07e01 - Affair at the Burami Oasis, The (11.6Mb)
  11. s08-05 - Burning Embassy, The (6.2Mb)
  12. s09e12 - Call of the West, The (7.3Mb)
  13. s05e06 - Canal, The (6.1Mb)
  14. s05e16 - Case of the Missing Heir (6Mb)
  15. s09e06 - Childe Harolde Rewarde (18.8Mb)
  16. s05e17 - China Story, The (6.9Mb)
  17. SP8 - China Story (6.9Mb)
  18. s10e03 - Chinese Legs, The (5.5Mb)
  19. s06e21 - Choking Horror, The (5.4Mb)
  20. s10e01 - Christmas Carol, The (17.5Mb)
  21. s04e24 - Collapse of the British Rail Sandwich System, The (5.9Mb)
  22. s01e00 - Crazy People, The (6.4Mb)
  23. s08e24 - Curse of Frankenstein (6.1Mb)
  24. s09e13 - Dishonoured Again (6.6Mb)
  25. s05e12 - Dishonoured (or The Fall of Neddie Seagoon) (6.5Mb)
  26. s05e03 - Dreaded Batter-Pudding Hurler, The (11.4Mb)
  27. s07e02 - Drums Along the Mersey (6.8Mb)
  28. s00e00 - Eddie intro (2.3Mb)
  29. s07e15 - Emperor of the Universe (6Mb)
  30. 08e36 - Evils of Bushey Spon, The (19.7Mb)
  31. s06e24 - Fear of Wages (12.5Mb)
  32. s09e17 - Fifty Pound Cure, The (7.2Mb)
  33. s05e22 - Fireball of Milton Street, The (6.7Mb)
  34. s07e12 - Flea, The (3Mb)
  35. s06e07 - Foiled by President Fred (6.2Mb)
  36. s05e13 - Forog (6.4Mb)
  37. s08e12 - Giant Bombardon (4.6Mb)
  38. s00e00 - Go-on Show, The (21.9Mb)
  39. s09e16 - Gold Plate Robbery (20Mb)
  40. SP 7 - Goons Hit Wales, The (1.3Mb)
  41. Spin off - GPO Show, The (67Mb)
  42. s04e29 - Great Bank of England Robbery, The (6.8Mb)
  43. s07e06 - Great Bank Robbery, The (5.3Mb)
  44. s08e18 - Great British Revolution, The (6.2Mb)
  45. s08e07 - Great Regents Park Swim (6.2Mb)
  46. s08e38 - Great Statue Debate, The (6.2Mb)
  47. s06e22 - Great Tuscan Salami Scandal, The (12.3Mb)
  48. s06e14 - Hastings Flyer (6.6Mb)
  49. s07e27 - Histories of Pliny the Elder, The (13.6Mb)
  50. s04e18 - History of Communications, The (6.7Mb)
  51. s06e19 - House of Teeth (6.2Mb)
  52. s09e02 - I was Monty's Treble (6.1Mb)
  53. s07e25 - Ill Met by Goonlight (13.9Mb)
  54. s00e00 - Influences (8.3Mb)
  55. s07e23 - Insurance the White Man's Burden (8.9Mb)
  56. s08e27 - Internal Mountain, The (6.5Mb)
  57. s06e09 - International Christmas Puddings, The (61.4Mb)
  58. s06e18 - Jet-Propelled Guided NAAFI, The (11.6Mb)
  59. s08e04 - Junk Affair, The (6.5Mb)
  60. s00e00 - Just before Goonrise (11.1Mb)
  61. s08e16 - King Solomon's Mines (19.6Mb)
  62. s04e19 - Kippered Herring Gang, The (6.9Mb)
  63. SP9 - Last Goon Show of All, The (10.7Mb)
  64. SP9 - Last Goon Show of All, The (6.1Mb)
  65. SP9 - Last Goon Show of All, The (11Mb)
  66. s10e06 - Last Smoking Seagoon, The (6.9Mb)
  67. s05e09 - Last Tram from Clapham (7.1Mb)
  68. s05e02 - Lost Goldmine of Charlotte, The (6Mb)
  69. s06e12 - Lost Year, The (6.8Mb)
  70. s07e04 - MacReekie Rising of '74, The (4.3Mb)
  71. s8e28 - Man Who Never Was (4.9Mb)
  72. s8e28 - Man Who Never Was, The (4.9Mb)
  73. s04e02 - Man Who Tried to Destroy London's Monuments, The (6.2Mb)
  74. s06e01 - Man Who Won The War, The (6.3Mb)
  75. s06e15 - Mighty Wurlitzer, The (6.8Mb)
  76. s09e03 - Million Pound Penny, The (20.1Mb)
  77. s08e13 - Missing Battleship, The (6.8Mb)
  78. s04e15 - Missing Prime Minister, The (6.5Mb)
  79. s05e19 - Missing Scroll, The (6.1Mb)
  80. s08e09 - Missing Ten Downing Street, The (16.5Mb)
  81. s07e19 - Moon Show, The (6.2Mb)
  82. s08e23 - Moriarty Murder Mystery, The (20Mb)
  83. s09e05 - Mountain Eaters (19.5Mb)
  84. s08e03 - Mummified Priest, The (61.5Mb)
  85. s00e00 - Mustard and Cress Sandwich, The (6Mb)
  86. s07e08 - Mystery of the Fake Neddie Seagoons (12.2Mb)
  87. s05e08 - Mystery of the Marie Celeste Solved, The (17.9Mb)
  88. s07e03 - Nadger Plague, The (6.4Mb)
  89. s06e04 - Napoleon's Piano (6.7Mb)
  90. s09e10 - Ned's Atomic Dustbin (7.7Mb)
  91. s07e13 - Operation Christmas Duff (6.6Mb)
  92. s09e04 - Pam's Paper Insurance Policy, The (6.8Mb)
  93. s06e27 - Pevensey Bay Disaster, The (6.2Mb)
  94. s08e19 - Plasticine Man (6.2Mb)
  95. s08e14 - Policy, The (7.4Mb)
  96. s09e08 - Queen Anne's Rain (19.5Mb)
  97. s06e16 - Raid of the International Christmas Pudding, The (6.5Mb)
  98. s08e11 - Red Fort, The (25.4Mb)
  99. s07e17 - Rent Collectors, The (7.1Mb)
  100. s03e07 - Robin Hood (pantomime, 45 mins) (5.1Mb)
  101. s10e04 - Robin's Post (6.1Mb)
  102. s06e06 - Rommel's Treasures (12.2Mb)
  103. s09e01 - Sahara Desert Statue (6.1Mb)
  104. s06e10 - Sale of Manhattan, The (a.k.a. The Lost Colony) (6.2Mb)
  105. s09e14 - Scarlet Capsule (6.8Mb)
  106. s06e25 - Scradje (7.3Mb)
  107. s09e07 - Seagoon Memoirs (19.5Mb)
  108. s07e07 - Personal Narrative (5.3Mb)
  109. s06e02 - Secret Escritoire, The (6.7Mb)
  110. s06e08 - Shangri-La Again (6.1Mb)
  111. s07e18 - Shifting Sands (10.5Mb)
  112. s08e35 - Siege of Fort Night, The (6.3Mb)
  113. s04e25 - Silent Bugler, The (61.3Mb)
  114. s10e05 - Silver Dubloons, The (6.1Mb)
  115. s05e21 - Sinking of Westminster Pier, The (12.4Mb)
  116. s07e14 - Six Charlies in Search of An Author (6.6Mb)
  117. s05e23 - Six Ingots of Leadenhall Street, The (6.3Mb)
  118. s08e10 - Space Age, The (6.1Mb)
  119. s05e11 - Spanish Suitcase, The (7Mb)
  120. s07e05 - Spectre of Tintagel, The (6.6Mb)
  121. s08e32 - Spon Plague, The (20.2Mb)
  122. s08e02 - Spon (7.3Mb)
  123. s09e11 - Spy, The (or Who is Pink Oboe?) (7.1Mb)
  124. SP5 - Starlings, The (61.9Mb)
  125. s08e17 - Stolen Postman, The (6.1Mb)
  126. s10e02 - Tale of Men's Shirts, The (6.8Mb)
  127. s06e17 - Tales of Montmatre (11.1Mb)
  128. s06e20 - Tales of Old Dartmoor (6.3Mb)
  129. s09e15 - Tay Bridge, The (7.1Mb)
  130. s07e11 - Telephone, The (5.4Mb)
  131. s08e26 - Ten Snowballs That Shook the World (6.1Mb)
  132. s06e11 - Terrible Revenge of Fred Fu-Manchu, The (67.8Mb)
  133. s05e26 - The End (a.k.a. Confessions of a Secret Senna-pod Drinker) (6.2Mb)
  134. s07e21 - Sleeping Prince, The (12Mb)
  135. s08e21 - Thing on the Mountain, The (6.5Mb)
  136. s08e34 - Tiddleywinks (6.7Mb)
  137. s06e23 - Treasure in the Lake (6.9Mb)
  138. s08e08 - Treasure in the Tower (6.2Mb)
  139. s05e18 - Under Two Floorboards (12.1Mb)
  140. s04e21 - Vanishing Room, The (19Mb)
  141. s07e10 - What's My Line (6.2Mb)
  142. s05e01 - Whistling Spy Enigma, The (11.7Mb)
  143. s05e25 - White Box of Great Bardfield, The (11.7Mb)
  144. s08e25 - White Neddie Trade, The (20Mb)
  145. s07e16 - Wings over Dagenham (6.3Mb)
  146. s08e30 - World War One (6.9Mb)
  147. s05e14 - Ye Bandit of Sherwood Forest (6.9Mb)

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