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And Finally

A Goonography 

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The BBC Goons Quiz

Introduction
 
The  chaos  which surrounds the fictional characters in `The Goon
Show' has had a tendency to spill over into real life and  affect
anyone associated with the shows. The history of the programme is
confused and often contradictory. The BBC's files have been thor-
oughly complicated by last-minute changes of cast, changes of ti-
tle, and other incidents; and people who were involved  with  the
shows  occasionally  say  things in interviews and articles which
suggest that their memory is playing tricks on them - hardly sur-
prising at this distance in time. It is with the hope of clearing
up as much of this confusion as possible  that  this  Goonography
has been undertaken.

Researching  the details proved to be something of a Goon Show in
itself, sorting through microfilmed files and scripts at the BBC,
ploughing  through the Radio Times, and, where possible, checking
against recordings of the shows themselves.  In research of  this
complexity  there is always the chance that small details will go
astray; the readers indulgence is asked for any errors which  may
have crept in.

An  explanation  of  the BBC's programme filing system is perhaps
necessary. When the original recordings were made, they were kept
for transmission and subsequent repeats in identification numbers
which have been quoted in the chronological index. These are  the
numbers  beginning  SLO,  TLO,  and  so  on. None of the original
recordings still exists under these  numbers.  Some  were  trans-
ferred  to  'Recorded Programmes Permanent Library' (better known
as Sound Archives) under new numbers. Those preserved in this way
are detailed in Appendix 3.

It is a popular myth that the BBC keeps all its programmes.  This
would be impossible, as a building the area of W1  would  be  re-
quired  to  house  them  all. Sound Archives exists to preserve a
representative sample of programmes, and in fact 'The Goon  Show'
is fairly generously represented - 41 programmes out of 241 ('IT-
MA' is represented by 44 out of 312, for example).  However,  129
shows  are preserved in the Transcription Services issues for use
by overseas radio stations (and in fact the 1975  series  of  re-
peats  was  drawn entirely from Transcription Services' library).
The main part of this Goonography is a chronological index of all
the  shows,  with their titles, transmission dates, cast changes,
and other relevant information. It is preceded by an alphabetical
index  covering  both  official and announced titles (where these
are different), and followed by appendices  dealing  with,  among
other  things,  the  Transcription  Services issues, the shows in
Archives, and non-Goon-Show appearances by the Goons.

It would have been impossible for me to have  compiled  all  this
information  without the help I received. My colleagues Tim Smith
and Peter Copeland acted as research assistants, Dennis Main Wil-
son,  Peter  Eton,  John Browell, Bobby Jaye, Ron Belchier, David
Allen, Brian Willey, George Martin and Norma  Farnes  kindly  an-
swered  silly  questions  over the telephone. BBC Sound Archives,
Script Library, Registry (Radio and Television), Programme Index,
Transcription  Services and Written Archives Centre at Caversham,
and many other departments, were most helpful in providing access
to  their  files and in checking details, as was the British Film
Institute. My thanks to all of them.  R. F. Wilmut February, 1977


CAST LIST

So many characters appeared in the Goon Shows that it is impossi-
ble to list them all; all the major characters are  included  and
many  of  the  minor ones, but not those who appeared in one show
only. A few minor characters were played by different people from
time to time - they are listed under the artist who usually plays
them.
HARRY SECOMBE plays
Neddie Seagoon               Old Uncle Oscar
Fred Bogg (cockney idiot)    Mr. Nugent Dirt
Big Chief Worri Guts

PETER SELLERS plays
Mr. Henry Crun               Cynthia/'Breathy Kensington
                              Dear'
Hercules Grytpype-Thynne     Hern (American Announcer)
Major Dennis Bloodnok        Babu Banerjee
Bluebottle                   'Dear Duchess'
William ('Mate')             Hairy Scot
Lew/'Cash'/Judge Schnorrer   'Swede' (rustic voice)
Gravely Headstone            'Geraldo'
Flowerdew ('camp' voice)     'Cyril' ('I seen 'im')
Dr. Justin Eidelburger       'Dimbleby'
Reuben Croucher              'Churchlll'
William J. MacGoonigal       and the piano (very badly)
  (sometimes)

SPIKE MILLIGAN plays
Eccles                       'Wolfit' (tragic actor)
Miss Minnie Bannister        Fred Fu-Manchu (and other
                              fiendish Chincse gentlemen)
Count Jim Moriarty           Abdul/Singhiz Thingz
Throat/Miss Throat           Mr. Lalkaka
Yakamoto                     Bowser (upper-class twit)
Jim Spriggs                  Basil (upper-upper-class twit)
Adolphus Spriggs (wandering  William J. MacGoonigal (other
singer)                      times)
Little Jim                   Odium

RAY ELLINGTON plays
Big Chief Ellinga            The Red Bladder
Gladys


ALPHABETIGAL INDEX

Official titles are indexed to series and number, or date if out-
of-series.   Transcription  Services  (TS)  and  announced titles
which differ from the official title are referred to that  title.
In the case of announced titles, only the announcement at the be-
ginning of the show is considered, not  that  after  the  musical
items  (unless the show is episodic).  Third series shows are in-
dexed by their official title only.  Some announced titles merely
add  'Great'  to  the  official title (e.g this index; if a title
cannot be found, try removing 'Great' from it (or in some  cases,
adding it: 'The Tuscan Salami Scandal' is correctly

* indicates announced title differing from official one.

**  indicates  TS title differing from official one.  + indicates
announcement for part of a show (other than  3rd  series).   V  =
'Vintage Goons' (after 8th series in main list).

The Shows
 
							Transcription
                                    							Services issues
                                    					Series/number	(originals in
                                    Title					   or date	 brackets)
                                    
                                    `_________!'* ** see World War One
                                    Adventures of Fearless Harry
                                    Secombe, The +
                                    regular spot in first five minutes of
                                    4/3,8,10 and some 3rd series
                                    Affair of the Lone Banana, The          5/5		(4)       2
                                    Africa Ship Canal, The                  7/22		(45)     43
                                    African Incident                        8/14		(59)
                                    Albert Memorial, The                    V/14		(V/14)    8
                                    Archers, The				3/6
                                    Archie in Goonland			11-6-54
                                    Ascent of Mount Everest, The		3/24
                                    
                                    Bandit of Sherwood Forest, Ye		5/14		(87)
                                    Battle of Spion Kop, The		9/9
                                    Booted Gorilla, The			5/10		(91)
                                    Brain*  see Western Story
                                    British Way, The			4/12
                                    British Way of Life, The		3/10
                                    Building of Britain's First Atomic
                                    Cannon, The				4/4
                                    Building of the Suez Canal, The		3/21
                                    Bulletto*  see The Invisible Acrobat
                                    Burning Embassy, The			8/3		(62)	 49
                                    
                                    Call of the West, The			9/12		(75)     25
                                    Canal, The				5/6		 (5)     28
                                    Captain Stingo, or Goon Law, or
                                    Anythingggggg (Hern)* 
                                    see The Call of The West
                                    Case of Agent X2, The
                                    see The Silent Bugler
                                    Case of the Fake Neddie Seagoons, The* **
                                    see The Mystery of the Fake Neddie
                                    Seagoons
                                    Case of the Missing CD Plates, The	6/5		(23)     63
                                    Case of the Missing Heir, The		5/16		 (8)     30
                                    Case of the Vanishing Room, The		4/21
                                    Childe Harrolde Rewarde, The		9/6		(74)     82
                                    China Story				5/17		 (9)
                                    China Story (Radio Show version)	29-8-56
                                    Chinese Legs, The			10/3		(82)
                                    Choking Horror, The			6/22		(26)	 37
                                    Christmas Carol, A			10/1		(86)	 58
                                    Christmas Crackers (contribution)	25-12-53
                                    Cinderella				26-12-51
                                    Collapse of the British Railway
                                    Sandwich System, The			4/24
                                    Collapse of the British Railway
                                    Sandwich System, The* 
                                    see The Mustard and Cress Shortage
                                    Confessions of a Secret Senna-Pod
                                    Drinker* ** see The End
                                    Conquest of Space, The			3/23
                                    Coronation Edition			3-6-53
                                    Crime Does Not Pay* 
                                    see The Kippered Herring Gang
                                    Crime Does Not Pay Income Tax
                                    see Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Crun
                                    Curse of Frankenstein, The		8/18		(64)     51
                                    
                                    De Goonlies, The			3/22
                                    Death in the Desert*
                                    see The Lost Gold Mine (of Charlotte)
                                    Dishonoured - Again			9/13		(78)
                                    Dishonoured, or The Fall of Neddie
                                    Seagoon				5/12		 (7)
                                    Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Crun                 4/16
                                    Dreaded Batter-Pudding Hurler (of
                                    Bexhill-on-Sea), The                   5/3		(88)
                                    Dreaded Piano Clubber, The              4/1
                                    Dreaded Piano Clubber, The              V/12		(V/12)
                                    Drums Along the Mersey                  7/2		(31)     71
                                    
                                    Egg of thc Great Auk, The               3/2
                                    Emperor of the Universe                 7/14		(104)
                                    End, The                                5/26		(13)     33
                                    Evils of Bushey Spon, The               8/25
                                    Expedition for Toothpaste, The          3/5
                                    
                                    Fear Of Wages, The                      6/25			 69
                                    #50 Cure, The                           9/17		(80)
                                    Fireball of Milton Street, The          5/22		(94)
                                    First Albert Memorial to the Moon,      4/7
                                    First Albert Memorial to the Moon,
                                    The* see The Albert Memorial
                                    Flea, The                               7/12		(36)     15
                                    Flint of the Flying Squad               3/12
                                    Flying Saucer Mystery, The              4/10
                                    Foiled by President Fred                6/7              	 72
                                    Forog                                   5/13      	(93)
                                    Fred Fu-Manchu and his Bamboo
                                    Saxophone* see The Terrible
                                    Revenge of Fred Fu-Manchu
                                    Fred of the Islands                     3/1
                                    
                                    Ghastly Experiments of Dr. Hans
                                    Eidelburger, The                       4/3
                                    Giant Bombardon, The                    4/13
                                    Giant Bombardon, The                    V/4		(V/4)	 74
                                    Gibraltar Story, The                    4/5
                                    Gold Plate Robbery, The                 9/16		(79)	 26
                                    Goons Hit Wales, The                    1-3-56
                                    Great Art Mystery, The*
                                    see The Mystery of the Fake Neddie
                                    Seagoons
                                    Great Bank of England Robbery, The      4/29
                                    Great Bank of England Robbery, The      V/11		(V/11)	 12
                                    Great Bank Robbery, The                 7/7		(101)
                                    Great British Revolution, The           8/12		(57)	 48
                                    Great Ink Drought of 1902, The          4/22
                                    Great Regent's Park Swim, The           8/4		(5O)	 21
                                    Great Statue Debate, The                8/26		(107)
                                    Great Trans-Africa Canal, The*
                                    see The Africa Ship Canal
                                    Great Tuscan Salami Scandal, The        6/23 		(28)   	 68
                                    Greatest Mountain in the World, The     4/23
                                    Greatest Mountain in the World, The     V/2      	(V/2)  	  9 
                                    Greenslade Story, The                   6/14             	 66
                                    
                                    
                                    Hansard Unexpurgated*
                                    see The Ink Shortage & The Great
                                    Ink Drought of 1902
                                    Harry Proves he is not a Dog+ see
                                    The Spanish Armada
                                    Hastings Flyer - Robbed, The		6/15
                                    Her                                     2/8
                                    Histories of Pliny the Elder, The       7/25		(105)
                                    History of Communicauons, The           4/18
                                    House of Teeth, The                     6/20		(24)  	 67
                                    
                                    I Knew Terence Nuke*
                                    see Dishonoured - Again
                                    I Was a Male Fan Dancer                 3/3
                                    I Was Monty's Treble                    9/2		(67)  	 54
                                    Ill Met By Goonlight                    7/23		(46)	 20
                                    In Honour Bound*
                                    see Foiled by President Fred
                                    Ink Shortage, The                       V/7		(V/7)
                                    Insurance, the White Man's Burden       7/21		(44)  	 19
                                    Internal Mountain, The                  V/9		(V/9)	 11
                                    International Christmas Pudding, The    6/9		(17)	 65
                                    Invisible Acrobat, The                  4/28
                                    
                                    Jet-Propelled Guided NAAFI, The         6/19		(99)
                                    Junk Affair, The                        8/2		(49)
                                    
                                    King Solomon's Mines                    8/10		(55)	 75
                                    Kippered Herring Gang, The              4/19
                                    Kippered Herring Gang, The              V/5		(V/5)
                                    Kleens of Blenchinghall, The*
                                    see The Gold Plate Robbery
                                    
                                    Last of the Smoking Seagoons, The*
                                    see The Last Smoking Seagoon
                                    Last Smoking Seagoon, The               10/6		(85)	 57
                                    Last Tram (from Clapham), The           5/9		(90)
                                    Lost Colony, The* **
                                    see The Sale of Manhattan
                                    Lost Gold Mine (of Charlotte), The      5/2		(2)	 27
                                    Lost Horizon*
                                    see Shangri-La Again
                                    Lost Music of Purdom, The*
                                    see The Missing Scroll
                                    Lost Year, The                          6/13		(20)
                                    Lurgi Strikes Again**
                                    see Lurgi Strikes Britain
                                    Lurgi Strikes Britain                   5/7		(89)
                                    
                                    MacReekie Rising of '74, The            7/4		(32)
                                    Man Who Never Was, The                  3/20
                                    Man Who Never Was, The                  6/27		(30)  	 13
                                    Man Who Never Was, The                  8/21
                                    Man Who Tried to Destroy London's
                                    Monuments, The                         4/2
                                    Man Who Won the War, The                6/1		(97)
                                    Merry Christmas and Custard, A*
                                    see A Christmas Carol
                                    Mighty Wurlitzer, The                   6/16		(21)
                                    #1,000,000 Penny, The                   9/3		(68)	 81
                                    Missing Battleship, The                 8/8		(53)
                                    Missing Boa Constrictor, The            7/24		(47)	 44
                                    Missing Bureaucrat, The                 4/8
                                    Missing Christmas Parcel, The           8-l2-55
                                    Missing Prirne Minister, The            4/15
                                    Missing Prime Minister of 1953, The*
                                    see The Missing Ten Downing Street
                                    Missing Scroll, The                     5/19		(11)	 31
                                    Missing Ten Downing Street, The         V/3		(V/3)
                                    Moon Show, The                          7/18		(40)	 16
                                    Moriarty Murder Mystery, The            8/17		(61)	 77
                                    Mountain Eaters, The                    9/5		(70)	 23
                                    MunUnified Priest, The                  4/17
                                    Mumnnified Priest, The                  V/1		(V/1)	  4
                                    Mustard and Cress Shortage, The         V/8		(V/8)
                                    My Heart's in the Highlands*
                                    see The Curse of Frankenstein
                                    Mysterious Punch-up-the-Conker, The     7/19		(41)	 17
                                    Mystery of the Cow on the Hill, The     3/18
                                    Mystery of the Fake Neddie
                                    Seagoons, The                          7/9		(35)	 14
                                    Mystery of the Marie Celeste
                                    (Solved), The                          5/8		 (6)	 29
                                    Mystery of the Monkey's Paw, The        3/17
                                    
                                    Nadger Plague, The                      7/3		(100)
                                    Napoleon's Piano                        6/4		(14)	  3
                                    Nasty Affair at the Burami Oasis, The   7/1			 70
                                    Navy, Army and Air Force, The           3/9
                                    Ned's Atomic Dustbin                    9/10		(73)
                                    Ned the Miser +
                                    see The #1,000,000 Penny
                                    Nineteen-Eighty-Five                    5/15
                                    Nineteen-Eighty-Five                    5/20
                                    
                                    Operation Bagpipes                      4/9
                                    Operation Christmas Duff                24-12-56
                                    
                                    Pam's Paper Insurance Policy, The       9/4		(69)
                                    Personal Narrative                      7/8		(34)	 40
                                    Personal Narrative of Captain Neddie
                                    Seagoon R.N., The*
                                    see Personal Narrative
                                    Pevensey Bay Disaster, The              6/10		(18)	 34
                                    Phantom Head Shaver (of Brighton),
                                    The                                    5/4		(3)	 59
                                    
                                    Plasticine Man, The    			8/13		(58)	 76
                                    Policy, The                             8/9		(54)     22
                                    Port of London Authority's Valuable
                                    Hand Carved Oil Painted Valuable
                                    Floating Pier, The*
                                    see The Sinking of Westminster Pier
                                    
                                    Quatermass O.B.E.*
                                    see The Scarlet Capsule
                                    Queen Anne's Rain                   	9/8		(72)	 24
                                    
                                    Raid of the International Christmas
                                    Pudding, The                           6/17
                                    Reason Why, The                         22-8-57
                                    Red Fort The                            8/7
                                    Rent Coliectors, The                    7/16         		 73
                                    Robin Hood                              26-12-52
                                    Robin Hood                         rec. 2-12-56		(48)	 84
                                    Robin's Post                            10/4		(83)     56
                                    Rommel's Treasure                       6/6		(15)      6
                                    Round the World in Eighty Days          7/20		(43)     18
                                    
                                    Saga of HMS Aldgate, The                3/4
                                    Saga of the Internal Mountain, The      4/27
                                    Sahara Desert Statue, The               9/1         		 80
                                    Sale of Manhattan, The                  6/11		(19)     35
                                    Scarlet Capsule, The                    9/14		(76)
                                    Scradje                                 6/26		(29)      5
                                    Seagoon MCC* **
                                    see The Man Who Won the War
                                    Seagoon Memoirs, The                    9/7		(71)     55
                                    Search for Rommel's Treasure, The*
                                    see Rommel's Treasure
                                    Search for the Bearded Vulture, The     3/16
                                    Seaside Resorts in Winter               3/13
                                    Secret Escritoire, The                  6/2		(98)
                                    Shangri-La Again                        6/8		(16)      7
                                    Shiftng Sands                           7/17		(39)     42
                                    Siege of Fort Knight, The               4/30
                                    Siege of Fort Night, The                V/13		(V/13)
                                    Siege of Khartoum, The+
                                    see The History of Communications
                                    Silent Bugler, The                      4/25
                                    Silent Bugler, The                      V/10		(V/10)	 79
                                    Silver Dubloons, The                    10/5		(84)     83
                                    Sinking of Westminster Pier, The        5/21     	(12)     32
                                    Six Charlies in Search of an Author     7/13     	(37)
                                    Six Ingots of Leadenhall Street, The    5/23     	(95)
                                    Sleeping Prince, The                    7/6     	(42)     64
                                    Space Age, The                          8/6        	(51)	 45
                                    Spanish Armada, The                     4/11
                                    Spanish Suitcase, The                   5/11        	(92)
                                    Specue of Tintagel, The                 7/5	        (33)	 39
                                    Spon                                    8/1
                                    Spon Plague, The                        8/23   		(66)	 53
                                    Spy, The
                                    see Who Is Pink Oboe?
                                    Starlings, The              		31-8-54
                                    Stolen Postman, The                     8/11   		(56)	 47
                                    Story of a Crime Type Murder, The*
                                    see The #1,000,000 Penny
                                    Story of Civilization, The              3/15
                                    Story of Lord Seagoon, Playboy of the
                                    Western Approaches, The*
                                    see Robin's Post
                                    Story of the Plymouth Hoe Armada,
                                    The                                    3/25
                                    Strange Case of Diplomatic Immunity,
                                    see The Case of the Missing CD Plates
                                    String Robberies, The                   8/16   		(60)	 78
                                    Survey of Britan, A                     3/11
                                    
                                    Tale of India, A*
                                    see The Red Fort
                                    Tale of Men's Shirts, The               10/2   		(81)
                                    Tales of Montmartre                     6/18   		(22)	 36
                                    Tales of Old Dartmoor                   6/21   		(25)
                                    Tay Bridge, The                         9/15   		(77)
                                    Telephone, The                          7/11  		(103)
                                    Ten Snowballs that Shook the World      8/20   		(63)	 50
                                    Ten Thousand Fathoms Down in
                                    a Wardrobe                             4/14
                                    Terrible Blasting of Moreton's Bank,
                                    The (see note 8 to 5th series)
                                    Terrible Revenge of Fred Fu-Manchu,
                                    The                                    6/12
                                    Terror of Bexhill-on-Sea, The*
                                    see The Dreaded Batter-Pudding
                                    Hurler (of Bexhill-on-Sea)
                                    Thing on the Mountain, The              8/15  		(106)
                                    Through the Sound Barrier in an
                                    Airing Cupboard                        4/6
                                    Tiddleywinks                            8/24
                                    Toothpaste Expedition, The              4/20
                                    Tragedy of Oxley Towers, The            3/14
                                    Treasure in the Lake, The               6/24  		(27)	 38
                                    Treasure in the Tower, The              8/5  		(52)     46
                                    Treasure of Loch Lomond, The*
                                    see The Treasure in the Lake
                                    
                                    Under Two Floorboards - A Story of
                                    the Legion                             5/18   		(10)	 61
                                    
                                    Vanishing Room, The                     V/6  		(V/6)	 10
                                    
                                    Western Story                           4/26
                                    What's My Line?                         7/10   		(102)
                                    Where Do Socks Come From?               3/19
                                    Where does Santa Claus go in the
                                    Summer?                                3/8
                                    Whistling Spy Enigma, The             	5/1		 (1)	  1
                                    White Box of Great Bardrfield, The      5/25			 60
                                    White Neddie Trade, The                 8/19
                                    Who Is Pink Oboe?                       9/11
                                    Wings Over Dagenham                     7/15		(38)     41
                                    World War One                           8/22		(65)	 52
                                    
                                    Yehti                       		5/24		(96)
                                    
CHRONOLOGICAL INDEX
                                    
                                    This index comprises a complete chronological listing of the ten
                                    broadcast series, together with the 'Vintage Goons' series recorded for:
                                    Transcription Services concurrently with the 8th series, and the
                                    specials such as 'Cinderella', 'The Starlings', 'The Reason Why' and
                                    'Archie in Goonland'. Short contributions to other programmes are
                                    also included if they were recorded during Goon Show sessions, but
                                    appearances by the Goons in other programmes and on television are
                                    listed in Appendix 4, which also includes 'The Last Goon Show of
                                    All', and other appearances since the Goon Shows proper finished in
                                    1960.
                                    
                                    The Chronological Index is laid out as follows:
                                    
                                    PAGE HEADINGS: Producer, script credits, day of broadcast and
                                    pre-recording, and changes of cast applicable to the whole series.
                                    The script credits are given as in the official documentation; in
                                    fact it seems likely that Larry Stephens made at least some contri-
                                    bution to many of the scripts credited to Milligan alone, and that
                                    some of the scripts listed as collaborations were largely Milligan's
                                    work. In general, Stephens's plots tend to have a beginning, a
                                    middle, and an end; whereas Milligan's tend to have a middle....
                                    
                                    SHOW-BY-SHOW DETAILS
                                    
                                    SERIES NUMBER: Straight numerical listing within each series.
                                    Some BBC files list cumulative numbers; these get progressively
                                    more inaccurate.
                                    
                                    TRANSMISSION DATE: Date of first transmission only. All first
                                    transmissions were on Home Service except 'The Goons Hit
                                    Wales' (Light Programme 1-3-56), and 'Operation Christmas
                                    Duff' (General Overseas Service, 24-12-56). Most in-series shows
                                    were repeated a few days after the first placing, usually on Light
                                    Programme. Many shows also went out on the General Overseas
                                    Service. None of these repeats has been listed. There were also a
                                    number of repeats between series, and since the shows ended; for
                                    details of these see Appendix 1. To facilitate the repeats on Light
                                    Programme, most shows from the 6th series on had separate Light
                                    Programme announcements pre-recorded and cut into the tape
                                    after the first transmission to replace the Home Service identifica-
                                    tions.
                                    
                                    RECORDING NUMBER: Reference number of the original record-
                                    ing - made over landline, usually at Broadcasting House, from the
                                    outside studio (the Playhouse Theatre, the Camden Theatre, etc.).
                                    
                                    SLO = 33 r.p.m. coarse groove 16" disk recorded at Broad-
                                    	casting House.
                                    SBU = ditto recorded at Bush House.
                                    TNC = ditto recorded in Newcastle (!)
                                    
                                    TITLE: The title given here is the official BBC title; references are
                                    given to the notes following. Transcription Services have adopted
                                    different tides for several shows; these have been shown adjacent
                                    to the original title. The first two series do not have titles, as the
                                    shows are episodic.
                                    
                                    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Changes of cast for individual
                                    shows (mostly the addition of guest artists) and recording dates
                                    other than the previous Sunday are also shown. Except where
                                    noted, the shows are nominally half an hour long, usually with
                                    about a minute and a half of playout to bring the duration to just
                                    over thirty minutes.
                                    
                                    NOTES
                                    
                                    Notes to each series (except the first two, which do not require
                                    detailed notes) follow each series listing. Announced titles which differ
                                    from the official have been detailed, together with any other relevant
                                    information.
                                    NOTE 1 indicates throughout that the show is not announced by any
                                    coherent tide (except, of course, as 'The Goon Show'); for the pur-
                                    poses of these notes, only announcements at or near the beginnings of
                                    the show are being considered, not those after the musical items.
                                    The 3rd series shows are not included in this, as the tides given do
                                    not usually apply to the first sketch, which often does not have a title
                                    in any case. Those 4th series shows which are episodic have been
                                    detailed in the notes; there is usually no very coherent tide given to
                                    the first episode in these shows.
                                    
                                    TECHNICAL CREDITS
                                    
                                    The technical work in the studio is divided as follows; 'Panel' Studio
                                    Manager (balance and control - the term derives from 'mixing panel',
                                    the old-fashioned name for the studio desk); 'Grams' SM (playing
                                    pre-recorded effects on disk and tape, as well as gramophone records);
                                    and 'Spot Effects' SM (live effects in the studio).
                                    It has not been possible to assemble full show-by-show credits for
                                    the technical staff who worked on the Goon Shows over the years,
                                    as no official records have been kept (apart from occasional credits
                                    on the fronts of scripts, and in a few closing announcements at the
                                    ends of series); and at this remove those involved cannot remember
                                    accurately which shows they worked on. The information which follows
                                    lists the main team of Studio Managers for each series, but in some
                                    cases members of this team were replaced owing to leave, sickness, etc.
                                    
                                    1st series       - no details available; it appears that there was
                                    no regular team.
                                    
                                    2nd series       - 'technical supervision' of the series (i.e. panel
                                    SM) is credited to Keith Fell in the closing
                                    announcement of the last show.
                                    
                                    3rd, 4th & 5th series - Panel - John Browell (who later produced
                                    			the 9th and lOth series)
                                    			Grams - Ian Cook
                                    			Spot - John Hamilton (David Allen on some shows)
                                    
                                    'The Starlings'       - Panel - Harry Green
                                    	Grams- Barry Wilson, assisted by Ron
                                    Belchier
                                    
                                    6th, 7th & 8th series - Panel - Bobby Jaye
                                    			Grams - Ian Cook
                                    			Spot - Ron Belchier
                                    
                                    9th series            - Panel - Brian Willey
                                    		Gram- Ian Cook
                                    		Spot - Harry Morriss
                                    
                                    
                                    1st Series
                                    
                                    Billed as: 'CRAZY PEOPLE, featuring Radio's own Crazy Gang-
                                    'The Goons".'
                                    with Peter Sellers, Harry Secombe, Spike Milligan, Michael Bentine,
                                    The Ray Ellington Quartet, The Stargazers, Max Geldray, and
                                    except where stated) the BBC Dance Orchestra, conducted by
                                    Stanley Black. Announcer Andrew Timothy, except nos. 8-10,
                                    announcer Denys Drower.
                                    
                                    Scripts written by Spike Milligan and Larry Stephens, edited by
                                    Jimmy Grafton. Produced by Dennis Main Wilson, except 11-14
                                    Produced by Leslie Bridgmont. Nos. 1-9 broadcast on Mondays, nos.
                                    10-17 on Thursdays. All pre-recorded the previous Sunday.
                                    The shows consist of four or five short sketches separated by musical
                                    items.
                                    1   28-5-51  SLO 90268
                                    2   4-6-51   SLO 90269
                                    3   11-6-51  SLO 90452
                                    4   18-6-51  SLO 90366
                                    5   25-6-51  SOX 59949
                                    6   2-7-51   SLO 91295	(with the BBC Revue Orch. cond. by
                                    	 Robert Busby)
                                    7   9-7-51   SLO 91565	(with the BBC Revue Orch. cond. by
                                    	 Robert Busby)
                                    8   16-7-51  SLO 92262
                                    9   23-7-51  SLO 92468
                                    10  2-8-51   SLO 92867
                                    11  9-8-51   SOX 61088*
                                    12  16-8-51  SLO 93368
                                    13  23-8-51  SOX 61088*
                                    14  30-8-51  SLO 93400
                                    15  6-9-51   SBU 71149
                                    16  13-9-51  SLO 94892	(with the BBC Revue Orch. cond. by
                                    	 Robert Busby)
                                    17  20-9-51  SLO 95143	(without Geldray, with Marie Benson
                                    			 (vocalist) and the Skyrockets Orch.
                                    			 cond. by Woolf Phillips)
                                    
                                    SP  26-12-51 SLO 99928	CINDERELLA (pantomime)
                                    			with Lizbeth Webb as Cinderella,
                                    			Graham Stark as Prince Charming: The
                                    			Goons: The Stargazers: The Ray
                                    			Ellington Quartet: Max Geldray and
                                    			the Augmented Dance Orchestra con-
                                    			ducted by Stanley Black.
                                    			Produced by Dennis Main Wilson.
                                    			Recorded 16-12-51
                                    
                                    * obviously these shows can't both have had the same number, but it has
                                    not been possible to cross-check any further the information given in
                                    those official files which still exist.
                                    
                                    
                                    2nd Series
                                    
                                    Billed as 'THE GOON SHOW, featuring those crazy peop!e . . .'
                                    Cast and musicians as for the previous series for the first SIX shows
                                    after which the Stargazers left.
                                    Scripts by Spike Milligan and Larry Stephens, edited by Jimmy
                                    Grafton (who also wrote special lyrics for some shows).
                                    Produced by Dennis Main Wilson.
                                    Broadcast Tuesdays, pre-recorded the previous Sunday (except nos
                                    24 & 25).
                                    
                                    1   22-1-52  SLO 1768
                                    2   29-1-52  SLO 2147
                                    3   5-2-52   SLO 2519
                                    12-2-52        	No transmission owing to the death of
                                    	King George VI
                                    4   19-2-52  SLO 3334	(BBC Dance Orch. cond. by Stanley
                                    	 Andrews)
                                    5   26-2-52  SLO 3627
                                    6   4-3-52   SLO 4021
                                    7  11-3-52   SLO 4179
                                    8  18-3-52   SLO 5112	The Goons' version of Rider Haggard's
                                    	'She' - entitled 'Her'*
                                    9  25-3-52   SLO 5277
                                    10 1-4-52    SLO 5380
                                    11 8-4-52    SLO 5684	(without Milligan)
                                    12 15-4-52   SLO 6306
                                    13 22-4-52   SLO 6737
                                    14 29-4-52   SLO 6959
                                    15 6-5-52    SBU 83555
                                    16 13-5-52   SLO 7761
                                    17 20-5-52   SLO 8202
                                    18 27-5-52   SLO 8179
                                    19 3-6-52    SLO 9302	(with the BBC Revue Orch. cond. by
                                    	 Robert Busby)
                                    20 10-6-52   SLO 9307	(with the BBC Dance Orch. cond. by
                                    	 Wally Stott)
                                    21 17-6-52   SLO 9638	(without Bentine)
                                    22 24-6-52   SLO 9955
                                    23 1-7-52    SLO 10474
                                    24 8-7-52    SLO 11378	(recorded 29-6-52)
                                    25 15-7-52   SLO 10808  (recorded 6-7-52)
                                    
                                    * this is the first in-series show to have a single plot lasting
                                    right
                                    through the programme.
                                    
                                    
                                    3rd Series
                                    
                                    From now on billed as 'THE GOON SHOW'
                                    Basic cast - Sellers, Secombe, Milligan, with Geldray, Ellington and
                                    orchestra conducted by Wally Stott. Announcer Andrew Timothy.
                                    Bentine has now left.
                                    Produced by Peter Eton, except 18 & 19 produced by Charles Chilton
                                    Scripts by Spike Milligan and Larry Stephens, edited by Jimmy
                                    Grafton.
                                    All except 7 broadcast Tuesdays: pre-recorded the previous Sunday
                                    (except 2-22).
                                    The shows have 3 parts; the title given is usually that of the middle
                                    episode.
                                    
                                    1  11-11-52  SLO 17297	Fred of the Islands(2)
                                    2  18-11-52  SOX 82948 	The Egg of the Great Auk(3)
                                    3  25-11-52  SLO 18332 	I Was a Male Fan Dancer(2)
                                    4  2-12-52   SLO 18613 	The Saga of HMS AldQate(2)
                                    5  9-12-52   SLO 18848 	The Expedition for Toothpaste(4)
                                    			(without Milligan)
                                    6  16-12-52  SLO 19414 	The Archers(2) (without Milligan)
                                    7  26-12-52  SLO 19526 	Robin Hood(6) (Christmas Pantomime-
                                    			 45 minutes: without Milligan; with
                                    			 Dick Emery & Carole Carr)
                                    8  30-12-52  SLO 19783 	Where Does Santa Claus Go in the
                                    			Summer?(6) (without Milligan, with
                                    		 Ellis Powell)
                                    9  6-1-53    SLO 20338 	The Navy, Army, and Air Force(2)
                                    			(without Milligan, with Dick Emery)
                                    10 13-1-53   SLO 20695  The British Way of Lif(2) (without
                                    			Milligan, with Graham Stark)
                                    11 20-1-53   SLO 20948  A Survey of Britain(2)(without Milligan,
                                    			with Dick Emery)
                                    12 27-1-53   SLO 21647  Flint of the Flying Squad(2) (without
                                    			Milligan, with Graham Stark)
                                    13 3-2-53    SOX 86757  Seaside Resorts in Winter(2) (without
                                    			Milligan, with Dick Emery)
                                    14 10-2-53   SLO 22493  The Tragedy of Oxley Tower(3)
                                    			(without Milligan, with Graham
                                    			Stark & Valentine Dyall)
                                    15 17-2-53   SLO 22860  The Story of Civilization(7) (without
                                    			Milligan, with Dick Emery)
                                    16 24-2-53   SLO 22973  The Search for the Bearded Vulture(3)
                                    			(without Milligan, with Graham Stark)
                                    17 3-3-53    SLO 23540  The Mystery of the Monkey's Paw(8)
                                    			(Milligan returns; with Dick Emery)
                                    18 10-3-53   SLO 24224  The Mystery of the Cow on the Hill(9)
                                    19 17-3-53   SLO 24432  Where Do Socks Come From?(3)
                                    24-3-53		No transmission owing to the death of
                                    			Queen Mary
                                    20 31-3-53   SLO 24764  The Man Who Never Was(10)
                                    			(recorded 22-3-53)
                                    21 7-4-53    SLO 25520  The Building of the Suez Canal(3)
                                    			(recorded 29-3-53)
                                    22 14-4-53   SLO 25873  The De Goonlies(3) (recorded 5-4-53)
                                    23 21-4-53   SLO 26517  The Conquest of Space(2)
                                    24 28-4-53   SLO 26797  The Ascent of Mount Everest(3)
                                    25 5-5-53    SLO 27952  The Story of the Plymouth Hoe Armada(3)
                                    
                                    SP 3-6-53    SLO 29390  Coronation edition(11) (40 minutes;
                                    			 recorded 1-6-53; without Geldray,
                                    			 with Graham Stark)
                                    
                                    Notes to 3rd series
                                    
                                    The titles given (with one exception) are taken from the fronts of the
                                    scripts in BBC Script Library, where they have been pencilled in. In
                                    most cases the title is applicable to the middle section of the show
                                    (details are given below). As these shows are episodic any titling is
                                    bound to be somewhat arbitrary, but it should be emphasized that,
                                    from the point of view of the listener, this series would not be regarded
                                    as having titles, still being in the traditional variety format.
                                    
                                    2. Title given is that of middle part of show.
                                    3. Title given is that of parts 2 and 3 of show.
                                    4. At this point Milligan went into hospital suffering from a nervous
                                    breakdown. This show and the next bad already been written;
                                    after a few weeks Milligan resumed writing the shows in collab-
                                    oration with Larry Stephens. The title given here is of the middle
                                    sketch, which later re-appeared in the 20th of the 4th series.
                                    5. This show, which has a straight-through plot, is credited on the
                                    front of the script to 'Thomas Alcock & William Bull (from the
                                    original Alcock and Bull story)'. It was in fact mostly written by
                                    Jimmy Grafton (working for 36 hours continuously!), Milligan
                                    being in hospital and Larry Stephens unwell. The opening
                                    few pages were re-used in the 14th of the 5th series.
                                    6. In the absence of an official title, the title of the final sketch has
                                    been adopted (the answer being that he stays in Greenland on
                                    account of Eskimo Nell). The middle sketch is a re-make, with a
                                    few additions, of 'The Archers' (middle part of no. 6 of this
                                    series). Ellis Powell, who makes a brief appearance, was the
                                    current Mrs. Dale of 'Mrs. Dale's Diary'.
                                    7. 'The Story of Civilization', which is the middle episode, is a
                                    re-make of part of the 6th of the 1st series.
                                    8. The title given here is of the first sketch; the remainder of the
                                    show is 'The Search for Brigadier Winchmold'.
                                    9. The title given here is that of the first sketch; the remainder of
                                    the show is 'The Siege of Khartoum', used again in no. 18 of the
                                    4th series.
                                    10. The title given is parts 2 and 3; this story appears again, in
                                    expanded form, as the 27th of the 6th series, and then again as
                                    the 21st of the 8th series.
                                    11. This show, which sticks to one plot the whole way through,
                                    purports to present a recorded commentary on the Coronation
                                    procession.
                                    
4th Series
                                    
                                    Scripts 1-9 and 11-20 by Spike Milligan and Larry Stephens; no.
                                    by Larry Stephens; remainder by Spike Milligan.
                                    Announcer Andrew Timothy (nos. 1-5); then Wallace Greenslade.
                                    Produced by Peter Eton, except no. 15 produced by Jacques Brow
                                    Nos. 1-20 (except 13) broadcast on Fridays, nos. 21-30 on Monday
                                    all pre-recorded the previous Sunday.
                                    
                                    1  2-10-53  TLO 35079	The Dreaded Piano Clubber(2)
                                    2  9-10-53  TLO 35432	The Man Who Tried to Destroy
                                    	London's Monuments(8)
                                    3  16-10-53 TLO 35740	The Ghastly Experiments of Dr.
                                    	Hans Eidelburger(4)
                                    4  23-10-53 TLO 36235	The Building of Britain's First
                                    	Atomic Cannon(5)
                                    5  30-10-53 TLO 37145	The Gibraltar Story(6)
                                    6  6-11-53  TLO 37511	Through the Sound Barrier in an
                                    	Airing Cupboard(7)
                                    7  1-11-53  TLO 37898	The First Albert Memorial to the
                                    	Moon
                                    8  20-11-53 TLO 38482	The Missing Bureaucrat(7)
                                    9  27-11-53 TLO 37891	Operation Bagpipes
                                    10 4-12-53  TLO 39091	The Flying Saucer Mystery(8)
                                    11 11-12-53 TLO 39790	The Spanish Armada(8)
                                    12 18-12-53 TLO 40412	The British Way
                                    SP 25-12-53 TLO 40660	Short insert in 'Christmas Crackers'
                                    	(which also contained contributions
                                    	 from other Variety shows) (recorded
                                    			 20-12-53)
                                    13 26-12-53 TLO 40660	The Giant Bombardon (with
                                    	Michael Bentine)
                                    14 1-1-54   TLO 40965	Ten Thousand Fathoms Down in a
                                    	Wardrobe
                                    15 8-1-54   TLO 41242	The Missing Prime Minister
                                    16 15-1-54  TLO 41552	Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Crun(10)
                                    17 22-1-54  TLO 42416	The Mummified Priest
                                    18 29-1-54  TLO 42842	The History of Communications(11)
                                    19 5-2-54   TLO 48011	The Kippered Herring Gang
                                    20 12-2-54  TLO 49072	The Toothpaste Expedition(12)
                                    21 15-2-54  TLO 49191	The Case of the Vanishing Room
                                    22 22-2-54  TLO 49628	The Great Ink Drought of 1902(13)
                                    23 1-3-54   TLO 50206	The Greatest Mountain in the World
                                    24 8-3-54   TLO 50546	The Collapse of the British Railway
                                    			Sandwich System
                                    25 15-3-54  TLO 50871	The Silent Bugler(14)
                                    26 22-3-54  TLO 51429	Western Story(15)
                                    27 29-3-54  TLO 51769	The Saga of the Internal Mountain
                                    28 5-4-54   TLO 52346	The Invisible Acrobat(16) (Ellington
                                    	 pre-recorded)
                                    29 12-4-54  TLO 52583	The Great Bank of England Robbery
                                    			(Ellington pre-recorded)
                                    30 19-4-54  TLO 52599	The Siege of Fort Knight (Ellingt
                                    			 pre-recorded)
                                    SP 11-6-54  TLO 55169	ARCHIE IN GOONLAND
                                    			with Peter Brough and Archie
                                    		Andrews, Peter Sellers, Spike
                                    			Milligan, Harry Secombe, Hattie
                                    			Jacques, and the BBC Variety
                                    			Orchestra, conductor Paul Fenoulhet.
                                    			Script by Eric Sykes and Spike
                                    			Milligan.
                                    			Produced by Roy Speer. Recorded
                                    			6-5-54.
                                    SP 31-8-54  TNC 408	THE STARLINGS
                                    			Peter Sellers, Harry Secombe, Spike
                                    			Milligan and Andrew Timothy.
                                    			Written by Spike Milligan. Without
                                    			musicians or audience.
                                    			Produced by Peter Eton. Recorded
                                    			11/12-8-54.
                                    
                                    Notes to 4th series
                                    
                                    With this series, the shows begin for the first time to take on
                                    familiar dramatic format, although it is not until the second half of
                                    series that the majority of the shows have a straight-through half-hour
                                    plot (apart from the musical items, of course). As yet the shows were
                                    not given titles at the time of writing, with the result that the situat
                                    has become rather confused. Spike Milligan has titled his own copies
                                    of the scripts with abbreviated titles that are really more of a shorthand
                                    indication of the content. Someone has written in pencil on the front
                                    of the BBC Script Library copies titles which tend to be based on
                                    opening announcements; however, as many of the shows have a short
                                    opening sketch with the main part of the programme starting only
                                    after the first musical items, these titles tend to be misleading.
                                    The titles given in the list opposite are derived from both sources
                                    with a tendency to use Milligan's titles where there is a choice
                                    between two reasonably acceptable alternatives. Only one show in this
                                    series has been preserved in BBC Sound Archives (no. 23)- in this
                                    case the BBC title has been retained in preference to Milligan's.
                                    
                                    1. Not coherently announced.
                                    2. Three-episode show, the middle section is 'The Dreaded Piano
                                    Clubber'.
                                    3. This story occupies the second and third episodes of the show.
                                    4. The first part of the show is 'The Adventures of Fearless Harry
                                    Secombe', a 'serial' which appears at the start of several shows;
                                    the title given for the show is the subtitle of this first section.
                                    The remainder of the show is about the ascent of Mount Everest.
                                    5. Announced as title. This is the first show in this series to have
                                    single plot lasting through all three parts.
                                    6. The title given applies to parts 2 and 3.
                                    7. The first part of the show is 'The Further Adventures of Fearless
                                    Harry Secombe - A Race to the Death'. 'The Missing Burea-
                                    crat' is parts 2 and 3.
                                    8. The first part of the show is again 'The Adventures of Fearless
                                    Harry Secombe' (the title given on the BBC Script Library
                                    copy); however, the main part of the show is about flying
                                    saucers, and as Spike Milligan's copy of the script is missing
                                    and therefore no title has been given for it, I have taken the
                                    liberty of inventing a title.
                                    9. In the first part of the show 'Harry Proves he is Not a Dog';
                                    parts 2 and 3 are the story of the Armada.
                                    10. Announced as 'Crime Does Not Pay Income Tax'.
                                    11. Part one of the script is 'The History of Communications';
                                    originally part of the 7th of the 1st series and later re-worked
                                    into 'The GPO Show'. Parts 2 and 3 are 'The Siege of Khar-
                                    toum', originally part of the 18th of the 3rd series.
                                    12. The first part of the script was originally used in the 2nd of the
                                    2nd series; 'The Toothpaste Expedition' was originally used in
                                    the 5th of the 3rd series.
                                    13. Announced as 'Hansard Unexpurgated'.
                                    14. The nearest to an announcement is 'take the case of Agent X2....'
                                    15. Announced as 'Brain!' (inspired by the film, Shane).
                                    16. Announced as 'Bulletto'.
                                    
                                    Fourteen of these scripts were re-worked for the 'Vintage Goon'
                                    series recorded in 1957/8 for Transcription Services.
                                    
                                    5th Series
                                    
                                    From now on the announcer is Wallace Greenslade.
                                    Scripts for shows 1-6 by Spike Milligan, remainder by Milligan and
                                    Eric Sykes.
                                    Produced by Peter Eton.
                                    Broadcast Tuesdays, pre-recorded the previous Sunday, except nos.
                                    14 and 20.
                                    
                                    1  28-9-54  TLO 62960	The Whistling Spy Enigma
                                    2  5-10-54  TLO 63962	The Lost Gold Mine (of Charlotte)(2)
                                    3  12-10-54 TLO 64018	The Dreaded Batter-Pudding Hurler
                                    			(of Bexhill-on-Sea)(3)
                                    4  19-10-54 TLO 64443	The Phantom Head Shaver (of
                                    	 Brighton)
                                    5  26-10-54 TLO 64692	The Affair of the Lone Banana
                                    6  2-11-54  TLO 65467	The Canal (with Valentine Dyall)
                                    7  9-11-54  TLO 65972	Lurgi Strikes Britain(1) (TS: Lurgi
                                    			 Strikes Again)
                                    8  16-11-54 TLO 67106	The Mystery of the Marie Celeste
                                    			(Solved)
                                    9  23-11-54 TLO 67320	The Last Tram (from Clapham)
                                    10 30-11-54 TLO 67468	The Booted Gorilla (found?)
                                    11 7-12-54  TLO 68322	The Spanish Suitcase(1)
                                    12 14-12-54 TLO 68149	Dishonoured, or The Fall of Neddie
                                    13 21-12-54 TLO 69220	Forog
                                    14 28-12-54 TLO 69221	Ye Bandit of Sherwood Forest
                                    			(recorded 19-12-54: with Charlotte
                                    	 Mitchell)
                                    15 4-1-55   TLO 70044	Nineteen-Eighty-Five(5) (orch. cond.
                                    			 by Bruce Campbell)
                                    16 11-1-54  TLO 70045	The Case of the Missing Heir(1)
                                    17 18-1-55  TLO 70610	China Story
                                    18 25-1-55  TLO 72116	Under Two Floorboards - A Story
                                    			of the Legion(1)
                                    19 1-2-55   TLO 71797	The Missing Scroll(4)
                                    20 8-2-55   TLO 71798	Nineteen-Eighty-Five(5) (recorded
                                    			 30-1-55: with John Snagge - pre-
                                    			 rec.)
                                    21 15-2-55  TLO 72450	The Sinking of Westminster Pier(6)
                                    22 22-2-55  TLO 72538	The Fireball of Milton Street(7)
                                    23 1-3-55   TLO 73044	The Six Ingots of Leadenhall Street(8)
                                    24 8-3-55   TLO 73495	Yehti
                                    25 15-3-55  TLO 74145	The White Box of Great Bardfield(1)
                                    26 22-3-55  TLO 74489	The End(9) (TS: - reissue only:
                                    		 	 Confessions of a Secret Senna-pod
                                    			 Drinker)
                                    
                                    Notes to 5th series
                                    
                                    With the beginning of this series, the first to be taken by the BBC
                                    Transcription Services, the shows become the familiar and well-
                                    remembered full-length stories, featuring by now most of the best-
                                    known characters. This is the only series honoured by Radio Times
                                    with a synopsis and cast list for most shows (although these get
                                    progressively more divorced from reality as the series wears on).
                                    
                                    1. Not coherently announced.
                                    2. Announced as 'Death in the Desert'.
                                    3. Announced as 'The Terror of Bexhill-on-Sea'.
                                    4. Announced as 'The Lost Music of Purdom'.
                                    5. Inspired by Nigel Kneale's television adaptation of Orwell's 1984.
                                    The show was such a success that the script was repeated by
                                    popular demand: the second appearance is not a recorded repeat,
                                    but a new performance of the script, which was re-typed, in-
                                    corporating all but one of the timing cuts made for the first version.
                                    In the second show Snagge (pre-recorded) reads the telescreen
                                    announcement near the beginning: in the original this is read by
                                    Sellers.
                                    6. Billed in Radio Times (and Programme Index) as 'The Six Ingots
                                    of Leadenhall Street'; the script was changed at short notice to a
                                    story inspired by the appearance of a photograph of the floating
                                    pier at Westminster under several feet of water with an 'Out of
                                    Order' notice being pinned to it. Greenslade tries to announce the
                                    show as 'The Six Ingots of Leadenhall Street' (insisting that the
                                    Radio Times is never wrong): finally Sellers announces it as 'The
                                    Port of London Authority's valuable hand-carved, oil-painted,
                                    valuable floating pier'.
                                    7. 'Milton Street' is the name of a village in Sussex.
                                    8. The title situation for this show can best be described as confusing.
                                    The front of the script, Radio Times, Programme Index and the
                                    'Programme as Broadcast' files give the title as 'The Terrible
                                    Blasting of Moreton's Bank'. However, the show is in fact 'The
                                    Six Ingots of Leadenhall Street', the script postponed from
                                    15-2-55 (see note 6), is announced as such, and titled as such by
                                    TS. Strictly speaking, the title opposite ought to match the
                                    official files, but since the 'Six Ingots' title makes more sense,
                                    and in fact would have been the official title of the script had
                                    not the last-minute change of plan happened, I have decided to
                                    adopt It
                                    9. Announced as 'The Confessions of a Secret Senna-pod Drinker'.
                                    
                                    
                                    6th Series
                                    
                                    Scripts by Spike Milligan (SM) except where indicated; ES=Eric
                                    Sykes, LS=Larry Stephens.
                                    Produced by Peter Eton (nos. 1-21) and Pat Dixon (nos. 22-27).
                                    Broadcast Tuesdays, pre-recorded the previous Sunday (except nos.
                                    10 & 15).
                                    
                                    1 20-9-55   TLO 86722	The Man Who Won the War(2) (SM & ES)
                                    			(TS: Seagoon MCC)
                                    2 27-9-55   TLO 87028	The Secret Escritoire (SM & ES)
                                    3 4-10-55   TLO 87493	The Lost Emperor(1)
                                    4 11-10-55  TLO 88253	Napoleon's Piano(3)
                                    5 18-10-55  TLO 88477	The Case of the Missing CD Plates(4)
                                    6 25-10-55  TLO 88977	Rommel's Treasure(5)
                                    7 1-11-55   TLO 89727	Foiled by President Fred(6)
                                    8 8-11-55   TLO 90136	Shangri-La Again(7)
                                    9 15-11-55  TBU 52103	The International Christmas
                                    	Pudding(8)
                                    22-11-55       	(No. 10 postponed to 3-4-56,(9)
                                    	 replaced by repeat of 'China Story',
                                    	 first broadcast 18-1-55)
                                    11 29-11-55 TLO 91637	The Sale of Manhattan(10)
                                    			(TS: The Lost Colony)
                                    12 6-12-55  TLO 92346	The Terrible Revenge of Fred
                                    			Fu-Manchu(11)
                                    
                                    SP 8-12-55  TLO 92849	The Missing Christmas Parcel - Post
                                    			Early for Christmas (ES) (15 minutes-
                                    			broadcast in Children's Hour;
                                    			recorded 27-11-55: without
                                    			musicians). Devised and produced by
                                    			Peter Eton and John Lane
                                    
                                    13 13-12-55 TLO 93483	The Lost Year
                                    14 20-12-55 TLO 93839	The Greenslade Story (with John
                                    Snagge)
                                    15 27-12-55 TLO 93838	The Hastings Flyer - Robbed(12)
                                    			(recorded 18-12-55)
                                    16 3-1-56   TLO 94673	The Mighty Wurlitzer
                                    17 10-1-56  TLO 94832	The Raid of the International
                                    			Christmas Pudding(1)
                                    18 17-1-56  TLO 95608	Tales of Montmartre (SM & ES)
                                    			(with Charlotte Mitchell)
                                    19 24-1-56  TLO 95990	The Jet-Propelled Guided NAAFI(1)
                                    20 31-1-56  TLO 96271	The House of Teeth(1) (with Valentine
                                    Dyan)
                                    21 7-2-56   TLO 97228	Tales of Old Dartmoor (orch. cond.
                                    			 by Bruce Campbell)
                                    22 14-2-56  TLO 97297	The Choking Horror (orch. cond. by
                                    			 Bruce Campbell)
                                    23 21-2-56  TLO 98295	The Great Tuscan Salami Scandal(13)
                                    			(without musicians, with John
                                    			 Snagge - pre-rec.)
                                    24 28-2-56  TLO 98661	The Treasure in the Lake(14) (orch
                                    			 cond. Bruce Campbell)
                                    
                                    SP 1-3-56   TLO 98662	The Goons Hit Wales (5 1/2 minute
                                    			insert in St. David's Day programme,
                                    			recorded 26-2-S6)
                                    
                                    25 6-3-56   TLO 98778	The Fear of Wages(15) (SM & LS)
                                    26 13-3-56  TLO 98950	Scradje (SM & LS) (with John
                                    	           	 Snagge - pre-rec.)
                                    27 20-3-56  TLO 99481	The Man Who Never Was(16) (SM & LS)
                                    
                                    10 3-4-56   TLO 90647	The Pevensey Bay Disaster(9) (recorded
                                    20-11-55)
                                    
                                    SP 29-8-56  TLO 11466	China Story (SM & ES)(17) (recorded
                                    			 24-8-56 at the National Radio Show.
                                    			 Produced by Dennis Main Wilson)
                                    
                                    Notes to 6th series
                                    
                                    1. Not coherently announced.
                                    2. Announced as 'Seagoon MCC' (because he was a batman...).
                                    3. The script and the Programme Index entry are wrongly titled
                                    'The Sale of Manhattan'.
                                    4. Announced as 'A Strange Case of Diplomatic Immunity'.
                                    5. Announced as 'The Search for Rommel's Treasure'.
                                    6. Announced as 'In Honour Bound'.
                                    7. Announced as 'Lost Horizon'.
                                    8. Announced as 'The Great International Christmas Pudding'.
                                    9. On the day the show was recorded there was a serious train crash
                                    at Didcot in which 10 people were killed and 116 injured. In
                                    view of the fact that the show contains a train crash, the broadcast
                                    was cancelled and replaced with a repeat of 'China Story' from
                                    the previous series. (See 'The Hastings Flyer - Robbed'(12)).
                                    10. Announced as 'The Lost Colony'.
                                    11. Announced as 'Fred Fu-Manchu and his Bamboo Saxophone'.
                                    12. This script is identical to that for 'The Pevensey Bay Disaster'
                                    (see note 9), incorporating the timing cuts made for that oc-
                                    casion; only the announcements are changed, to 'The Hastings
                                    Flyer'. The earlier version of the show is the one issued by TS,
                                    as they recorded directly by line from the studio, so that to them
                                    'The Hastings Flyer' was a repeat. 'The Pevensey Bay Disaster'
                                    was eventually broadcast two weeks after the end of the series,
                                    so that to the British listeners 'The Hastings Flyer' is the original
                                    version.
                                    
4th Series
                                    
                                    Scripts 1-9 and 11-20 by Spike Milligan and Larry Stephens; no.
                                    by Larry Stephens; remainder by Spike Milligan.
                                    Announcer Andrew Timothy (nos. 1-5); then Wallace Greenslade.
                                    Produced by Peter Eton, except no. 15 produced by Jacques Brow
                                    Nos. 1-20 (except 13) broadcast on Fridays, nos. 21-30 on Monday
                                    all pre-recorded the previous Sunday.
                                    
                                    1  2-10-53  TLO 35079	The Dreaded Piano Clubber(2)
                                    2  9-10-53  TLO 35432	The Man Who Tried to Destroy
                                    	London's Monuments(8)
                                    3  16-10-53 TLO 35740	The Ghastly Experiments of Dr.
                                    	Hans Eidelburger(4)
                                    4  23-10-53 TLO 36235	The Building of Britain's First
                                    	Atomic Cannon(5)
                                    5  30-10-53 TLO 37145	The Gibraltar Story(6)
                                    6  6-11-53  TLO 37511	Through the Sound Barrier in an
                                    	Airing Cupboard(7)
                                    7  1-11-53  TLO 37898	The First Albert Memorial to the
                                    	Moon
                                    8  20-11-53 TLO 38482	The Missing Bureaucrat(7)
                                    9  27-11-53 TLO 37891	Operation Bagpipes
                                    10 4-12-53  TLO 39091	The Flying Saucer Mystery(8)
                                    11 11-12-53 TLO 39790	The Spanish Armada(8)
                                    12 18-12-53 TLO 40412	The British Way
                                    SP 25-12-53 TLO 40660	Short insert in 'Christmas Crackers'
                                    	(which also contained contributions
                                    	 from other Variety shows) (recorded
                                    			 20-12-53)
                                    13 26-12-53 TLO 40660	The Giant Bombardon (with
                                    	Michael Bentine)
                                    14 1-1-54   TLO 40965	Ten Thousand Fathoms Down in a
                                    	Wardrobe
                                    15 8-1-54   TLO 41242	The Missing Prime Minister
                                    16 15-1-54  TLO 41552	Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Crun(10)
                                    17 22-1-54  TLO 42416	The Mummified Priest
                                    18 29-1-54  TLO 42842	The History of Communications(11)
                                    19 5-2-54   TLO 48011	The Kippered Herring Gang
                                    20 12-2-54  TLO 49072	The Toothpaste Expedition(12)
                                    21 15-2-54  TLO 49191	The Case of the Vanishing Room
                                    22 22-2-54  TLO 49628	The Great Ink Drought of 1902(13)
                                    23 1-3-54   TLO 50206	The Greatest Mountain in the World
                                    24 8-3-54   TLO 50546	The Collapse of the British Railway
                                    			Sandwich System
                                    25 15-3-54  TLO 50871	The Silent Bugler(14)
                                    26 22-3-54  TLO 51429	Western Story(15)
                                    27 29-3-54  TLO 51769	The Saga of the Internal Mountain
                                    28 5-4-54   TLO 52346	The Invisible Acrobat(16) (Ellington
                                    	 pre-recorded)
                                    29 12-4-54  TLO 52583	The Great Bank of England Robbery
                                    			(Ellington pre-recorded)
                                    30 19-4-54  TLO 52599	The Siege of Fort Knight (Ellingt
                                    			 pre-recorded)
                                    SP 11-6-54  TLO 55169	ARCHIE IN GOONLAND
                                    			with Peter Brough and Archie
                                    		Andrews, Peter Sellers, Spike
                                    			Milligan, Harry Secombe, Hattie
                                    			Jacques, and the BBC Variety
                                    			Orchestra, conductor Paul Fenoulhet.
                                    			Script by Eric Sykes and Spike
                                    			Milligan.
                                    			Produced by Roy Speer. Recorded
                                    			6-5-54.
                                    SP 31-8-54  TNC 408	THE STARLINGS
                                    			Peter Sellers, Harry Secombe, Spike
                                    			Milligan and Andrew Timothy.
                                    			Written by Spike Milligan. Without
                                    			musicians or audience.
                                    			Produced by Peter Eton. Recorded
                                    			11/12-8-54.
                                    
                                    Notes to 4th series
                                    
                                    With this series, the shows begin for the first time to take on
                                    familiar dramatic format, although it is not until the second half of
                                    series that the majority of the shows have a straight-through half-hour
                                    plot (apart from the musical items, of course). As yet the shows were
                                    not given titles at the time of writing, with the result that the situat
                                    has become rather confused. Spike Milligan has titled his own copies
                                    of the scripts with abbreviated titles that are really more of a shorthand
                                    indication of the content. Someone has written in pencil on the front
                                    of the BBC Script Library copies titles which tend to be based on
                                    opening announcements; however, as many of the shows have a short
                                    opening sketch with the main part of the programme starting only
                                    after the first musical items, these titles tend to be misleading.
                                    The titles given in the list opposite are derived from both sources
                                    with a tendency to use Milligan's titles where there is a choice
                                    between two reasonably acceptable alternatives. Only one show in this
                                    series has been preserved in BBC Sound Archives (no. 23)- in this
                                    case the BBC title has been retained in preference to Milligan's.
                                    
                                    1. Not coherently announced.
                                    2. Three-episode show, the middle section is 'The Dreaded Piano
                                    Clubber'.
                                    3. This story occupies the second and third episodes of the show.
                                    4. The first part of the show is 'The Adventures of Fearless Harry
                                    Secombe', a 'serial' which appears at the start of several shows;
                                    the title given for the show is the subtitle of this first section.
                                    The remainder of the show is about the ascent of Mount Everest.
                                    5. Announced as title. This is the first show in this series to have
                                    single plot lasting through all three parts.
                                    6. The title given applies to parts 2 and 3.
                                    7. The first part of the show is 'The Further Adventures of Fearless
                                    Harry Secombe - A Race to the Death'. 'The Missing Burea-
                                    crat' is parts 2 and 3.
                                    8. The first part of the show is again 'The Adventures of Fearless
                                    Harry Secombe' (the title given on the BBC Script Library
                                    copy); however, the main part of the show is about flying
                                    saucers, and as Spike Milligan's copy of the script is missing
                                    and therefore no title has been given for it, I have taken the
                                    liberty of inventing a title.
                                    9. In the first part of the show 'Harry Proves he is Not a Dog';
                                    parts 2 and 3 are the story of the Armada.
                                    10. Announced as 'Crime Does Not Pay Income Tax'.
                                    11. Part one of the script is 'The History of Communications';
                                    originally part of the 7th of the 1st series and later re-worked
                                    into 'The GPO Show'. Parts 2 and 3 are 'The Siege of Khar-
                                    toum', originally part of the 18th of the 3rd series.
                                    12. The first part of the script was originally used in the 2nd of the
                                    2nd series; 'The Toothpaste Expedition' was originally used in
                                    the 5th of the 3rd series.
                                    13. Announced as 'Hansard Unexpurgated'.
                                    14. The nearest to an announcement is 'take the case of Agent X2....'
                                    15. Announced as 'Brain!' (inspired by the film, Shane).
                                    16. Announced as 'Bulletto'.
                                    
                                    Fourteen of these scripts were re-worked for the 'Vintage Goon'
                                    series recorded in 1957/8 for Transcription Services.
                                    
                                    5th Series
                                    
                                    From now on the announcer is Wallace Greenslade.
                                    Scripts for shows 1-6 by Spike Milligan, remainder by Milligan and
                                    Eric Sykes.
                                    Produced by Peter Eton.
                                    Broadcast Tuesdays, pre-recorded the previous Sunday, except nos.
                                    14 and 20.
                                    
                                    1  28-9-54  TLO 62960	The Whistling Spy Enigma
                                    2  5-10-54  TLO 63962	The Lost Gold Mine (of Charlotte)(2)
                                    3  12-10-54 TLO 64018	The Dreaded Batter-Pudding Hurler
                                    			(of Bexhill-on-Sea)(3)
                                    4  19-10-54 TLO 64443	The Phantom Head Shaver (of
                                    	 Brighton)
                                    5  26-10-54 TLO 64692	The Affair of the Lone Banana
                                    6  2-11-54  TLO 65467	The Canal (with Valentine Dyall)
                                    7  9-11-54  TLO 65972	Lurgi Strikes Britain(1) (TS: Lurgi
                                    			 Strikes Again)
                                    8  16-11-54 TLO 67106	The Mystery of the Marie Celeste
                                    			(Solved)
                                    9  23-11-54 TLO 67320	The Last Tram (from Clapham)
                                    10 30-11-54 TLO 67468	The Booted Gorilla (found?)
                                    11 7-12-54  TLO 68322	The Spanish Suitcase(1)
                                    12 14-12-54 TLO 68149	Dishonoured, or The Fall of Neddie
                                    13 21-12-54 TLO 69220	Forog
                                    14 28-12-54 TLO 69221	Ye Bandit of Sherwood Forest
                                    			(recorded 19-12-54: with Charlotte
                                    	 Mitchell)
                                    15 4-1-55   TLO 70044	Nineteen-Eighty-Five(5) (orch. cond.
                                    			 by Bruce Campbell)
                                    16 11-1-54  TLO 70045	The Case of the Missing Heir(1)
                                    17 18-1-55  TLO 70610	China Story
                                    18 25-1-55  TLO 72116	Under Two Floorboards - A Story
                                    			of the Legion(1)
                                    19 1-2-55   TLO 71797	The Missing Scroll(4)
                                    20 8-2-55   TLO 71798	Nineteen-Eighty-Five(5) (recorded
                                    			 30-1-55: with John Snagge - pre-
                                    			 rec.)
                                    21 15-2-55  TLO 72450	The Sinking of Westminster Pier(6)
                                    22 22-2-55  TLO 72538	The Fireball of Milton Street(7)
                                    23 1-3-55   TLO 73044	The Six Ingots of Leadenhall Street(8)
                                    24 8-3-55   TLO 73495	Yehti
                                    25 15-3-55  TLO 74145	The White Box of Great Bardfield(1)
                                    26 22-3-55  TLO 74489	The End(9) (TS: - reissue only:
                                    		 	 Confessions of a Secret Senna-pod
                                    			 Drinker)
                                    
                                    Notes to 5th series
                                    
                                    With the beginning of this series, the first to be taken by the BBC
                                    Transcription Services, the shows become the familiar and well-
                                    remembered full-length stories, featuring by now most of the best-
                                    known characters. This is the only series honoured by Radio Times
                                    with a synopsis and cast list for most shows (although these get
                                    progressively more divorced from reality as the series wears on).
                                    
                                    1. Not coherently announced.
                                    2. Announced as 'Death in the Desert'.
                                    3. Announced as 'The Terror of Bexhill-on-Sea'.
                                    4. Announced as 'The Lost Music of Purdom'.
                                    5. Inspired by Nigel Kneale's television adaptation of Orwell's 1984.
                                    The show was such a success that the script was repeated by
                                    popular demand: the second appearance is not a recorded repeat,
                                    but a new performance of the script, which was re-typed, in-
                                    corporating all but one of the timing cuts made for the first version.
                                    In the second show Snagge (pre-recorded) reads the telescreen
                                    announcement near the beginning: in the original this is read by
                                    Sellers.
                                    6. Billed in Radio Times (and Programme Index) as 'The Six Ingots
                                    of Leadenhall Street'; the script was changed at short notice to a
                                    story inspired by the appearance of a photograph of the floating
                                    pier at Westminster under several feet of water with an 'Out of
                                    Order' notice being pinned to it. Greenslade tries to announce the
                                    show as 'The Six Ingots of Leadenhall Street' (insisting that the
                                    Radio Times is never wrong): finally Sellers announces it as 'The
                                    Port of London Authority's valuable hand-carved, oil-painted,
                                    valuable floating pier'.
                                    7. 'Milton Street' is the name of a village in Sussex.
                                    8. The title situation for this show can best be described as confusing.
                                    The front of the script, Radio Times, Programme Index and the
                                    'Programme as Broadcast' files give the title as 'The Terrible
                                    Blasting of Moreton's Bank'. However, the show is in fact 'The
                                    Six Ingots of Leadenhall Street', the script postponed from
                                    15-2-55 (see note 6), is announced as such, and titled as such by
                                    TS. Strictly speaking, the title opposite ought to match the
                                    official files, but since the 'Six Ingots' title makes more sense,
                                    and in fact would have been the official title of the script had
                                    not the last-minute change of plan happened, I have decided to
                                    adopt It
                                    9. Announced as 'The Confessions of a Secret Senna-pod Drinker'.
                                    
                                    
                                    6th Series
                                    
                                    Scripts by Spike Milligan (SM) except where indicated; ES=Eric
                                    Sykes, LS=Larry Stephens.
                                    Produced by Peter Eton (nos. 1-21) and Pat Dixon (nos. 22-27).
                                    Broadcast Tuesdays, pre-recorded the previous Sunday (except nos.
                                    10 & 15).
                                    
                                    1 20-9-55   TLO 86722	The Man Who Won the War(2) (SM & ES)
                                    			(TS: Seagoon MCC)
                                    2 27-9-55   TLO 87028	The Secret Escritoire (SM & ES)
                                    3 4-10-55   TLO 87493	The Lost Emperor(1)
                                    4 11-10-55  TLO 88253	Napoleon's Piano(3)
                                    5 18-10-55  TLO 88477	The Case of the Missing CD Plates(4)
                                    6 25-10-55  TLO 88977	Rommel's Treasure(5)
                                    7 1-11-55   TLO 89727	Foiled by President Fred(6)
                                    8 8-11-55   TLO 90136	Shangri-La Again(7)
                                    9 15-11-55  TBU 52103	The International Christmas
                                    	Pudding(8)
                                    22-11-55       	(No. 10 postponed to 3-4-56,(9)
                                    	 replaced by repeat of 'China Story',
                                    	 first broadcast 18-1-55)
                                    11 29-11-55 TLO 91637	The Sale of Manhattan(10)
                                    			(TS: The Lost Colony)
                                    12 6-12-55  TLO 92346	The Terrible Revenge of Fred
                                    			Fu-Manchu(11)
                                    
                                    SP 8-12-55  TLO 92849	The Missing Christmas Parcel - Post
                                    			Early for Christmas (ES) (15 minutes-
                                    			broadcast in Children's Hour;
                                    			recorded 27-11-55: without
                                    			musicians). Devised and produced by
                                    			Peter Eton and John Lane
                                    
                                    13 13-12-55 TLO 93483	The Lost Year
                                    14 20-12-55 TLO 93839	The Greenslade Story (with John
                                    Snagge)
                                    15 27-12-55 TLO 93838	The Hastings Flyer - Robbed(12)
                                    			(recorded 18-12-55)
                                    16 3-1-56   TLO 94673	The Mighty Wurlitzer
                                    17 10-1-56  TLO 94832	The Raid of the International
                                    			Christmas Pudding(1)
                                    18 17-1-56  TLO 95608	Tales of Montmartre (SM & ES)
                                    			(with Charlotte Mitchell)
                                    19 24-1-56  TLO 95990	The Jet-Propelled Guided NAAFI(1)
                                    20 31-1-56  TLO 96271	The House of Teeth(1) (with Valentine
                                    Dyan)
                                    21 7-2-56   TLO 97228	Tales of Old Dartmoor (orch. cond.
                                    			 by Bruce Campbell)
                                    22 14-2-56  TLO 97297	The Choking Horror (orch. cond. by
                                    			 Bruce Campbell)
                                    23 21-2-56  TLO 98295	The Great Tuscan Salami Scandal(13)
                                    			(without musicians, with John
                                    			 Snagge - pre-rec.)
                                    24 28-2-56  TLO 98661	The Treasure in the Lake(14) (orch
                                    			 cond. Bruce Campbell)
                                    
                                    SP 1-3-56   TLO 98662	The Goons Hit Wales (5 1/2 minute
                                    			insert in St. David's Day programme,
                                    			recorded 26-2-S6)
                                    
                                    25 6-3-56   TLO 98778	The Fear of Wages(15) (SM & LS)
                                    26 13-3-56  TLO 98950	Scradje (SM & LS) (with John
                                    	           	 Snagge - pre-rec.)
                                    27 20-3-56  TLO 99481	The Man Who Never Was(16) (SM & LS)
                                    
                                    10 3-4-56   TLO 90647	The Pevensey Bay Disaster(9) (recorded
                                    20-11-55)
                                    
                                    SP 29-8-56  TLO 11466	China Story (SM & ES)(17) (recorded
                                    			 24-8-56 at the National Radio Show.
                                    			 Produced by Dennis Main Wilson)
                                    
                                    Notes to 6th series
                                    
                                    1. Not coherently announced.
                                    2. Announced as 'Seagoon MCC' (because he was a batman...).
                                    3. The script and the Programme Index entry are wrongly titled
                                    'The Sale of Manhattan'.
                                    4. Announced as 'A Strange Case of Diplomatic Immunity'.
                                    5. Announced as 'The Search for Rommel's Treasure'.
                                    6. Announced as 'In Honour Bound'.
                                    7. Announced as 'Lost Horizon'.
                                    8. Announced as 'The Great International Christmas Pudding'.
                                    9. On the day the show was recorded there was a serious train crash
                                    at Didcot in which 10 people were killed and 116 injured. In
                                    view of the fact that the show contains a train crash, the broadcast
                                    was cancelled and replaced with a repeat of 'China Story' from
                                    the previous series. (See 'The Hastings Flyer - Robbed'(12)).
                                    10. Announced as 'The Lost Colony'.
                                    11. Announced as 'Fred Fu-Manchu and his Bamboo Saxophone'.
                                    12. This script is identical to that for 'The Pevensey Bay Disaster'
                                    (see note 9), incorporating the timing cuts made for that oc-
                                    casion; only the announcements are changed, to 'The Hastings
                                    Flyer'. The earlier version of the show is the one issued by TS,
                                    as they recorded directly by line from the studio, so that to them
                                    'The Hastings Flyer' was a repeat. 'The Pevensey Bay Disaster'
                                    was eventually broadcast two weeks after the end of the series,
                                    so that to the British listeners 'The Hastings Flyer' is the original
                                    version.
                                    
13. There was a musicians' strike on at the time. In common
                                    wilh
                                    other Variety shows, the cast made do without music. This show
                                    and the next also include Milligan's famous ballad 'I'm Walkin8
                                    Backwards for Christmas'. The programme is not coherently
                                    announced.
                                    14. Announced as 'The Treasure of Loch Lomond'.
                                    15. Inspired by the film 'The Wages of Fear'.
                                    16. This is an expanded version of the script which formed parts 2
                                    
                                    & 3 of the 20th of the 3rd series. It appears again in the 8~h
                                    series.
                                    17. This is a new production of no. 17 of the 5th series - the scrip~
                                    
                                    is almost identical.
                                    7th Series
                                    
                                    Scripts by Milligan and Larry Stephens, except nos. 2 and 23, by
                                    .~~illigan only.
                                    Produced by Pat Dixon, except nos. 1 and 2 produced by Peter Eton.
                                    Broadcast Thursdays, except nos. 10 and 13 broadcast Wednesdays.
                                    Pre-recorded the previous Sunday (except nos. 6,14,15 and 16).
                                    
                                    1 410-56 TLO 12681 The Nasty Affair at the Burami
                                    Oasisl
                                    2 l l-10-56 TLO 11799 Drums Along the Mersey (with
                                    Valentine Dyall)
                                    3 18-10-56 TLO 14585 The Nadger Plague2
                                    4 25-lo-56 TLO 14586 The MacReekie Rising of ~74
                                    (without Milligan, with George
                                    Chisholm)
                                    5   l~ 56 TLO 15209 The Spectre of Tintagel (with
                                    Valentine Dyall)
                                    8~     56            (No. 6 postponed to 142-573;
                                    replaced by repeat of 'The Greenslade
                                    Story', first broadcast 20-12-55)
                                    7       15~   56 TLO 15801  The Great Bank Robbery
                                    8 22~ 56 TLO 16600 Personal Narrative'
                                    9 29~ 56 TLO 16989 The Mystery of the Fake Neddie
                                    SeagoonsS (TS: The Case of the
                                    :                           Fake Neddie Seagoons)
                                    SP for TS TLO 17360 Robin Hood~ (with Valentine Dyall
                                    only                  and Dennis Price) (recorded 2-12-56;
                                    not broadcast in Britain)
                                    lo 5-12-56 TLO 17361 What's My Line?
                                    Il 13-12-56 TLO 17963 The Telephone
                                    ~ 12 20-12-56 TLO 18731 The Flea
                                    
                                    SP 2412-56 TLO 17962 Operation Christmas Duff7 (special
                                    -    GOS only         overseas edition - recorded 9-12-56)
                                    
                                    13 26-12-56 TLO 19238 Six Charlies in Search of an Author
                                    14 3- l-57 TLO 19237 Emperor of the Universe (rec.
                                    
                                    23-12-56)
                                    15 lo- l-57 TLO 20041 Wings Over Dagenham (rec.
                                    30-12-56) (with George Chisholm)
                                    16 17- l-57 TLO 20042 The Rent Collectors (rec. 30-12-57)
                                    (with Bernard Miles)
                                    17 24- l-57 TLO 21509 Shifting Sandsl (with Jack Train~)
                                    18 31- l-57 TLO 21793 The Moon Show
                                    19 7- 2-57 TLO 23090 The Mysterious Punch~up-the-
                                    Conkerl
                                    6 14 2-57 TLO 14930 The Sleeping Prmce8 (recorded
                                    4 ~ 56)
                                    
                                    145
                                    20 21- 2-57 TLO 22507 Round the World in Eighty Days    -.
                                    21 28- 2-57 TLO 23565 Insurance, the White Man's Burden
                                    22 7- 3-57 TLO 24413 The Africa Ship Canala
                                    23 14- 3-57 TLO 24461 Ill Met by Goonlight
                                    24 21- 3-57 TLO 24999 The Missing Boa Constrictorl
                                    25 28 -3-57 TLO 26030 The Histories of Pliny the Elder
                                    
                                    Notes to 7th senes
                                    
                                    1. Not coherently announced.
                                    2 Announced as 'The Great Nadger Plague'.
                                    3 This show, which parodies a Latin-Arnerican type revolution, ~~ :
                                    
                                    postponed owing to the international situation at the titne (arno4 .
                                    other things, the Hungarian uprising was taking place).      j
                                    4 Announced as 'The Personal Narrative of Captain Neddie S ~
                                    
                                    5 Annouuced as 'The Great Art Mystery, or The Case of the Fak ~
                                    Neddie Seagoon'.
                                    
                                    6. Announced as 'Robin Hood and his Mirry Mon'. This shou, -
                                    whuch was recorded specially for TS and not broadcast in th:~ .
                                    country (although it has been issued on Parlophone PMC 713_~ ~
                                    is partially based on the script originally broadcast 28-12-54 a~ _
                                    'Ye Bandit of Sherwood Forest' (14th of 5th series).       _-
                                    
                                    7. The BBC General Overseas Service was at this tirne broadcastia~
                                    entirely on short waves, so that this show could only have be~~ -
                                    heard in this country - and then not very satisfactorily - b! i
                                    listeners equipped with short-wave receivers. The show ~
                                    aimed largely at the British Armed Forces overseas.
                                    
                                    8. As Colonel Chinstrap (from 'ITMA'). It is interesting that tr~~
                                    character, although from a different show a decade earlier, fi~ i
                                    into the Goon Show frarnework with no sense of suain.
                                    9. Announced as 'The Great Trans-Africa Canal'.         1
                                    SP 2~ 8-57 TLO 35307 THE REASON WHY
                                    Peter Sellers, Harry Secombe, Spike      1
                                    Milligan, and Valentine Dyall.
                                    Announcer: Wallace Greenslade.           1
                                    Music pre-recorded: no audience.
                                    Produced by Jacques Brown.               1
                                    Recorded 11-8-57-                        1
                                    
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                                    8th Series
                                    
                                    Scripts by Spike Milligan (SM), Larry Stephens (LS), John Antrobus
                                    (JA), and Maurice Wiltshire (MW), as indicated.
                                    Produced by Charles Chilton (nos. 1-5 & 17-26), Roy Speer (nos.
                                    ~14), and Tom Ronald (nos. 15 & 16).
                                    i Broadcast Mondays, pre-recorded the previous Sunday (except no. ~
                                    
                                    . 1 30- 9-57 TLO 38857 Spon (SM) (without Secombe, with
                                    
                                    i                Dick Emery)
                                    -_ 2 7-10-57 TLO 39090 *The Junk Affairl (SM & LS)
                                    ~ 3 1410-57 TLO 39928 The Burning Embassyl (SM & LS)
                                    . 4 21-10-57 TLO 40052 *The Great Regent s Park Swim (SM
                                    
                                    ~ 5 28-10-57 TLO 40562 The Treasure in the Towerl (SM &
                                    LS)
                                    6 411-57 TLO 41101 *The Space Age (SM & LS)
                                    - 7 11 ~ 57 TLO 41712 The Red Fort2 (SM & LS)
                                    _ 8 18 ~ 57 TLO 41935 *The Missing Battleshipl (SM & LS)
                                    (without Geldray)
                                    ' 9 25 ~ 57 TLO 42750 The Policy (SM & LS)
                                    10 2-12-57 TLO 42899 *King Solomon's Mines (SM & LS)
                                    11 9-12-57 TLO 43427 The Stolen Postman (LS)
                                    12 16-12-57 TLO 44167 *The Great British Revolution (SM
                                    & LS)
                                    13 23-12-57 TLO 44618 The Plasticine Man (SM & LS)
                                    (without Ellington)
                                    14 30-12-57 TLO 45270 *African Incidentl (SM & LS) (with
                                    Cecile Chcvreau)
                                    15 6- 1-58 TLO 45929 The Thing on the Mountain
                                    
                                    16 13- 1-58 TLO 46344 *The String Robberies~ (SM) (with
                                    George Chisholm)
                                    17 20- 1-58 TLO 47306 The Moriarty MurderMystery(LS&
                                    MW)
                                    
                                    18 27- 1-58 TLO 47557 The Curse of Frankenstein4 (SM)
                                    (rec. 19-1-58) (without Ellington,
                                    with George Chisholm)
                                    19 3- 2-58 TLO 47740 The White Neddie Trade (LS&
                                    MW)
                                    20 10- 2-58 TLO 48542 Ten Snowballs that Shook the
                                    World (SM)
                                    21 17- 2-58 TLO 49421 *The Man Who Never Was6 (SM &
                                    LS)
                                    22 2~4 2-58 TLO 49663 *World War One° (SM) (TS:' I')
                                    
                                    * N special TS series of 'Vmt8ge Goons' ~ased on scripts from the 4h series) w8~
                                    recorded on the same datcs 8s the shows marked * ~see page ~49).
                                    
                                    147
                                    23 3- 3-58 TLO 50040   *The Spon Plague7 (SM & JA) (wi ~
                                    George Chisholm)
                                    24 10 -3-58 TLO 51225  *Tiddleywinksl (SM) (with John     !
                                    Snagge)
                                    25 17- 3-58 TLO 50769  *The Evils of Bushey SponS (SM)
                                    -           (with A. E. Matthews)
                                    26 24 3-58 TLO 51440   *The Great Statue Debatel (SM &
                                    JA)
                                    
                                    Notes to 8th serles
                                    
                                    1 - ~ot coherentdy announced.
                                    2 Announced as 'A Tale of India'.
                                    3. Announced as 'The Great String Robberies'.  I
                                    4. Announced as 'The Curse of Frankenstein - BLAST!' and th~
                                    continues as a story entitled 'My Heart's in the Highlands'.    !
                                    5. This script is a re-working of no. 27 and of the 6th series, itse~'
                                    an expanded version of part of no. 20 of the 3rd series. It is t~
                                    6th series version which has been issued by Transcription Servic~
                                    6. The script is tided ' !' as are the TS issues: the announ~
                                    
                                    titde is written as ' ~' and pronounced as a faint murmur-
                                    Milligan's interpretation of illegible writing on a faded ma_u-
                                    script
                                    7. Announced as 'The Great Spon Plague'.
                                    8. Inspired by a real-life row A. E. Matthews was having with his
                                    
                                    local council about a concrete lamp-post they wanted to put
                                    outside his house. (There is also a reference to this in the previou~
                                    show). Mr Matthews appears only in the last five minutes of th~-
                                    show, which are ad-libbed by all concerned owing to Mr Ma~-
                                    thews's utter refusal to stick to the plot.
                                    
                                    • *a special TS series of 'Vintage Goons' (based on scripts from the 4h series) w~
                                    recorded on thc same dates as the shows marked * (see pa~e 149).
                                    
                                    148
                                    I               'Vintage Goons'
                                    
                                    ~ series recorded specially for TS.
                                    Scripts by Spike Milligan.
                                    ; Produced by Charles Chilton (nos. 1, 2, & 9-14), Roy Speer (nos.
                                    . ~7), and Tom Ronald (no. 8).
                                    -- Recordcd Sundays together with 8~ series shows.
                                    
                                    recorded TS tape no
                                    1 6-1~57 Tl/AG/2966 *The Mummined Priest
                                    2 2~10-57 T7jAG/3654 *The Greatest Mountain in the
                                    =                World
                                    3 3 ~ 57 Tl/AG/3054 The Missing Ten Downing Street2
                                    4 17 ~ 57 TS/AG/4309 *The Giant Bombardon (with
                                    -                Valentine Dyall)
                                    - 5 1-12-57 TS/AG14341 The Kippered Herring Gang
                                    6 15-12-57 TSIAG14382 *The Vanishing Room
                                    7 29-12-57 TSIAG14417 The Ink Shortage3
                                    8 12- 1-58 Tl/AG/3875 The Mustard and Cress Shortage'
                                    - 9 16- 2-58 Tl/AG/3965 The Internal Mountain
                                    10 23- 2-58 TS/AG/4597 The Silent Buglerj
                                    11 2- 3-58 T2/AG/4043 *The Great Bank of England
                                    ,                Robbery~
                                    
                                    12 9- 3-58 Tl/AG/4025 The Dreaded Piano Clubber
                                    - 13 16- 3-58 TS/AG/4661 The Siege of Fort Night
                                    ; 14 2~ 3-58 T2/AG/4060 *The Albert Memorial7
                                    - ~SiY of these ~hows were bro8dc~t on Mondays inunediatdy prior tO the 9th seri":
                                    
                                    broadcast BH tape no.
                                    1 22- 9-58 TLO 65468 The Mummined Priest
                                    2 29- 9-58 TLO 65469 The Greatest Mountain in the
                                    -                World
                                    - 4 6-10-58 TLO 65470 The Giant Bombardon
                                    6 13-1(~58 TLO 65471 The Vanishing Room
                                    , 11 2~10-58 TLO 65472 The Great Bank of England
                                    Robbery
                                    14 27-10-58 TLO 65473 The Albert Memorial
                                    T     Notes to 'Vintage Goons'
                                    
                                    c     All scripts in this series are based on scripts from the 4th series, o
                                    .     with a certain amount of re-writing. When six of these shows ~
                                    j~j   broadcast in the Home SeNice immediately prior to the 9th sc;
                                    {     Radio Times contrived, in a badly-worded write-up, to give the
                                    i     pression that they were recorded r~peats of 4th series shows. To ~
                                    i     to the confusion, the repeat series broadcast in 1964 and 1970 ~t
                                    ~     billed as 'Vinuge Goons', although none of the shows concerned c~:
                                    1i    from the original 'Vinuge Goon' series, some of which have still ric
                                    ~     been broadcast in this counuy.
                                    
                                    ~j    2. Based on 4115 and announced as 'The Missing Prime Ministc~
                                    
                                    ~     3. Based on 4122 and announced as 'Hansard UneYpurgated'.
                                    ~     4. Based on 4124 and announced as 'The Collap8e of the Bri~
                                    ~~j     Railway Sandwich System'.
                                    ~     5. Based on 4125; the nearest to an announcement is 'take the C
                                    s       of Agent X2'.
                                    ~    - 6. Announced f~rst as 'Open Cas~book' and later by t'ne official u
                                    ~     7. Announc~d as 'The First Albert Memorial to the Moon'.
                                    9th Series
                                    
                                    Scripts by Spike Milligan (except no. 7).
                                    Produced by John Browell.
                                    Broadcast Mondays, except no. 12 broadcast Tuesday; pre-recorded
                                    ~revious Suuday.
                                    
                                    1 3~ 58 TLO 68887 The Sabara Desert Statuel
                                    2 1~11-58 TLO 68950 I Was Monty's Treble
                                    3 17~ 58 TLO 69769 The ~1,000,000 Penny2
                                    4 24~ S8 TLO 70536 The Parn's Paper Insll~ncePolicyl
                                    s l-12-58 TLO 71336 The Mountain Eatersl
                                    6 8-12-58 TLO 71467 The Childe Harolde Rewardel
                                    7 15-12-58 TLO 72138 The Seagoon Mernoirsl (script by
                                    
                                    Larry Stephens and Maurice
                                    Wiltshire)
                                    8 22-12-58 TLO 72851 Queen Anne's Rainl
                                    9 29-12-58 TLO 73413 The Battle of Spion Kopl
                                    lo s- l-59 TLO 74315 Ned's Atomic Dustbinl (with John
                                    
                                    Snagge - pre-rec.)
                                    ll 12- l-59 TLO 7S177 Who Is Pink Oboe?~ (without Sellers;
                                    -        with Kenneth Connor, Valentine
                                    Dyau, Grabarn Stark, Jack Train and
                                    John Snagge, (who was pre-rec.))
                                    12 20- l-59 TLO 76074 The Call of the West'
                                    13 26- l-59 TLO 76177 Dishonoured - Again~
                                    14 2- 2-s9 TLO 76513 The Scarlet Capsule' (with Andrew
                                    Tirnothy - pre-rec.)
                                    15 9- 2-59 TLO 77465 The Tay Bridgel (with George
                                    -       Chishokn)
                                    16 16- 2-59 TLO 77725 The Gold Plate Robbery7
                                    17 23- 2-59 TLO 78107 The ~50 Curel (without Secombe,
                                    with Kenneth Connor)
                                    
~otes to 9th series
                                    
                                    l. Not coherently announced.
                                    2. Announced as 'The Story of a Crime-Type Murder'. After th'
                                    
                                    first musical break it becomes 'Ned the Miser' - it is this pan
                                    which is the story of the £1,000,000 Penny. TS's publicity for
                                    their re-issue of this as 'Pick of the Goons' No. 81 wrongly
                                    describes it as 'The £1,000 Penny'. Inr~ation?
                                    3. Announced as 'The Spy, or . . .'. Sellers developed throat troublc
                                    
                                    shortly before the recording and the other four actors werc
                                    brought in by John Browell at very short notice. They take th'
                                    various parts written for Sellers, with minimal re-writing. Dyall
                                    replaces Grytpype-Thynne, Connor replaces Williurn and a f~w
                                    others, Stark replaces Henry Crun (the Min and Henry episodc
                                    becomes an Irish couple who are not as successful as the oth~r
                                    replacements) and Train as Colonel Chinstrap, replaces Major
                                    ~ Bloodnok.
                                    ~ Announced as 'Captain Stingo, or Goon Law, or Anythinggggggg
                                    (Hern)'
                                    5. Announced as 'I Knew Terence Nuke' ('From the book, I K~
                                    
                                    Tere~e Nuke, by Eileen Beardsmore-Lewisham, tiddley-doo
                                    spot, we present the play, "I Knew Terence Nuke", from the boo~
                                    by Eilcen Beardsmore-Lewisham'). This show is a new productior~
                                    of the script first broadcast as 'Dishonoured, or The Fall of
                                    ' Neddie Seagoon', 12th of 5th series; there are only slight varia-
                                    tions in the text. It is this later version which has been issued on
                                    Parlophone PMC 1108, despite their title of 'Dishonoured'.
                                    6. Announced as 'Quatermass O.B.E.'. This show is a parody of thc
                                    
                                    highly successful BBC-TV serial 'Quatermass and the Pit'.
                                    Andrew Tmmothy, who is pre-recorded, reads annoumcements a~
                                    the beginning and end of the show that were originally intended
                                    to be read by John Snagge.
                                    7. Annourrced (eventually) as 'The Kleens of Blenchinghall, th~
                                    
                                    story of an ordinary English comedy half-hour'.
                                    
                                    152
                                    lOth Series
                                    
                                    Scripts by Spike Milligan.
                                    Produced by John Browell.
                                    Broadcast Thursdays, pre-recorded the previous Sunday.
                                    
                                    1 24-12-59 TLO 3710 A Christrnas Carol2
                                    2 31-12-59 TLO 4230 The Tale of Men's Shirts~
                                    3 7- 1~0 TLO 5015 The Chinese Legsl (with John Snagge
                                    pre-rec.)
                                    4 1~ 1~0 TLO 5454 Robin's Pos*
                                    5 21- 1~0 TLO 6251 The Silver Dubloonsl (withValentine
                                    Dyall)
                                    6 28 -1-60 TLO 6786 The Last Smoking Seagoons (with
                                    
                                    ' John Snagge - pre-rec.)
                                    
                                    Notes to Ioth senes
                                    
                                    1. Not coherently armounced.
                                    2. Annoumced as 'A Merry Christmas and Custard'.
                                    3. Announced as 'Tales of Men's Shirts (a story of down under).'
                                    4. Announced as 'The Story of Lord Seagoon, Playboy of the
                                    
                                    Western Approach~s'.
                                    5. Announced as 'The Last-of the Smoking Seagoons'.
                                    
                                    153
                                    AP, PENDICES
                                    1: GOON SHOW REPEATS
                                    
                                    _ ~ ~ar in-series repeats are not listed, only additional out-of-
                                    t ~ ~ ~peats. Dates and series/number references are given.
                                    
                                    I ~~ Goon Shows on Light Programme, Fridays at 1930
                                    
                                    I ~ ~ 55 5/1 The Whistling Spy Enigma
                                    _ ~ ~55 512 The Lost Gold Mine (of Charlotte)
                                    - ~ ~55 514 The Phantom Head Shaver (of Brighton)
                                    ~ ~55 515 The Affair of the Lone Banana
                                    - ~- ~55 516 The Canal
                                    
                                    t ~55 5110 The Booted Gorilla (found?)
                                    
                                    . 1~ ~55 5112 Dishonoured, or The Fall of Neddie Seagoon
                                    ~ 6-55 5117 China Story
                                    ~ ~ ~55 5122 The Fireball of Milton Street
                                    
                                    L~~cing 'The Pevensey Bay Disaster' (see 6th series, note 9)
                                    ~    55 5117 Chi~a Story
                                    
                                    - ~n Show Special on Home Service, Monday at 1900
                                    ~    56 SP The Starlings
                                    
                                    - .~~ee Goon Shows on Home Service, Tuesdays at 2030 (2 weeks after
                                    ' ~ of 6th series)
                                    i ~ ~56 611o Thc Pevensy Bay Disaster (first broadcast: this is
                                    '              the same script as 'The Hastings Flyer-
                                    Robbed': see 6th series, note 12)
                                    :-~ 456 619 The International Christrnas Pudding
                                    ~ 456 6114 The Greenslade Story
                                    
                                    ~lacing 'The Great Tuscan Salami Scandal' (see 6th series, note 13)
                                    ~eat on Light Programrne, Sunday at 1530
                                    ~ 5-56 6119 The Jet-Propelled Guided NAAFI
                                    ~ ~placing 'The Sleeping Prince' (see 7th series, note 3)
                                    ~11-56 6114 The Greenslade Story
                                    
                                    SIY Goon Shows on Home Service, Thursdays at 2030 (following the
                                    
                                    - ~ 4 57 711 The Nasty Affair at the Burami Oasis
                                    ~ 4-57 713 The Nadger Plague
                                    1~ 4-57 716 The Sleeping Prince
                                    
                                    ~ 457 7113 . Six Charlies in Search of an Author
                                    2- 5-57 7112 The Flea (broadcast at 2155)
                                    
                                    9 -5-57 7122 The Africa Ship Canal
                                    
                                    l~ series 'The Best of the Best' on Light Progran~me, Monday at 1931
                                    31- ~59 9113 Dishonoured -Again
                                    
                                    Seven Goon Shows on Home Service, Thursdays at 1930 (following
                                    ~he lOth series)
                                    ~ 2-60 9/3 ~ Thc £1,000,000 Penny
                                    11- ~60 915 The MountainEaters
                                    
                                    ,                     155
                                    18- 2-60 9/8 Queen Anne's Rain
                                    25- 2~0 9/12 The Call of the West
                                    
                                    3- ~° 9116 The Gold Plate Robbery
                                    10- 3-60 9114 The Scarlet Capsule
                                    
                                    17- 3-60 9/13 Dishonoured - Again
                                    
                                    In series 'The Best of the Best' on Light Programme, Sunday at 1415
                                    7- 8-60 1012 The Tale of Men's Shirts
                                    
                                    One Goon Show on Home Service, Saturday at 1310
                                    13-10-62 5/3 The Dreaded Batter-Pudding Hurler (of
                                    BeYhill-on-Sea)
                                    
                                    Nine shows broadcast under the title 'Vintage Goons' (not from th~
                                    TS series); Home Service, Fridays at 2130
                                    31- 1-64 617 Foiled by President Fred
                                    7- 2~4 712l Insurance, the White Man's Burden
                                    1~ 2-64 918 QueenAnne's Rain
                                    21- 2~ 5114 Ye Bandit of Sherwood Forest
                                    2~ 2-64 812l The Man Who Never ~as
                                    6- 3-64 917 The Seagoon Memoirs
                                    13- 3-64 9113 Dishonoured - Again
                                    20- 3-64 714 The MacReekie Rising of '74
                                    27- 3-64 91l6 The Gold Plate Robbery
                                    
                                    In series 'Let's Laugh Again' on Home Service, Friday at 2130
                                    20- 8-65 917 The Seagoon Memoirs
                                    
                                    (the first half of this transmission was marred by
                                    a technical fault on the reproducing equipment)
                                    
                                    Five Goon Shows on Radio 4, Fridays at 1900
                                    18- 7-69 5125 The White Box of Great Bardfield
                                    25- 7-69 519 , The Last Tram (from Clapham)
                                    1- 8-69 915 The Mountain Eaters
                                    8- 8-69 517 Lurgi Strikes Britain
                                    15- 8-69 1016 The Last Smoking Seagoon
                                    
                                    One Goon Show on Radio 4, Thursday at 2130
                                    2~12-69 10ll A Christmas Carol
                                    
                                    Eight shows broadcast under the title 'Vintage Goons' not from th~
                                    TS series); Radio 4, Saturdays at 2000
                                    8- 8-70 518 The Mystery of the Marie Celeste (Solved)
                                    15- 8-70 5117 China Story
                                    22- 8-70 512l The Sinking of Westminster Pier
                                    29- 8-70 5124 Yehti
                                    
                                    5- 9-70 7117 Shifting Sands
                                    12- 9-70 61l8 Tales of Montmartre
                                    
                                    19- 9-70 8123 The Spon Plague
                                    2~ 9-70 912 I Was Monty's Treble
                                    
                                    In series 'The Great Shows, 1938-1963', on Radio 2, Sunday at 1430
                                    and Friday at 2002
                                    
                                    ~2~ll 72 61l9 TheJet-PropelledGuidedNAAFI
                                    156
                                    Goon Show Special on Radio 4, Bank Holiday Monday at 1345
                                    ~ 5-73 SP The Reason Why
                                    
                                    In series 'The Late Show' on Radio 4, Saturday at 2300
                                    ~ 3-74 81l6 The String Robberies
                                    
                                    In compilation programme 'The Sumrner Show' on Radio 4, Bank
                                    Holiday Monday at 1130
                                    26- 8-74 51ll The Spanish Suitcase
                                    
                                    'Encore the Goons' series on Radio 4, Fridays at 1815 (from TS
                                    r~-lssue versions)
                                    17- 1-75 613 The Lost Emperor
                                    • 24 1-75 6125 The Fear of Wages
                                    31- 1-75 712 ' Drums Along the Mersey
                                    7- 2-75 81lo King Solomon's Mines
                                    14 2-75 916 The Childe Harolde Rewarde
                                    - 21- 2-75 913 The £1,000,000 Penny
                                    28- 2-75 619 The Intemational Christmas Pudding
                                    - 7- 3-75 1015 The Silver Dubloons
                                    14 3-75 514 The Phantom Head Shaver (of Brighton)
                                    21- 3-75 81l7 The Moriarty Murder Mystery
                                    2: TRANSC~PTION SERVICBS ISSUES
                                    
                                    Starting in 1954, the BBC Transcription Services recorded th~ ~
                                    Shows for issue on pressed lonpplaymg records to overseas ~
                                    stations, who can buy the right to use them for a limited p~.~.
                                    usually about two years from the date of issue. The original issu~ ~~
                                    cut by up to two minutes (topical references and supposedly offc~~~
                                    gags being removed) to run to about 29'30~ with some playour~ ~~
                                    re-issues ('Pick of the Goons') have further slight cuts, no pla~
                                    and, in most cases, a shortened version of the closing signatur~ t~
                                    They all run to 27'00~. These records cannot be made available lo ~
                                    public, for contractual reasons.
                                    
                                    The shows are listed numerically as issued with serieslnur~
                                    reference.
                                    
                                    ORIGINAL ISSUBS: 'THE GOON SHOW
                                    
                                    1 511 The Whistling Spy Enigma
                                    ' 2 512 The Lost Gold Mine
                                    
                                    / 3 514 The Phantom Head Shaver
                                    4 515 The Affair of the Lone Banana
                                    
                                    5 516 The Canal
                                    6 518 The Mystery of the Marie Celeste - Solved
                                    
                                    7 5112 Dishonoured, or The FaU of Neddie Seagoon
                                    8 51l6 The Case of the Missing Heir
                                    
                                    9 5117 China Story
                                    10 5118 Under Two Floorboards
                                    
                                    11 . 5119 The Missing Scroll
                                    12 512l The Sinking of Westminster Pier
                                    13 5126 The End
                                    
                                    14 614 Napoleon's Piano
                                    15 616 Rommel's Treasure
                                    16 618 Shangri-La Again
                                    17 619 The International Christmas Pudding
                                    18 6110 The Pevensey Bay Disaster
                                    19 611l The Lost Colony (original tide 'The Sale of
                                    Manhattan')
                                    20 6113 The Lost Year
                                    21 61l6 The Mighty Wurlitzer
                                    22 6118 Tales of Montmartre
                                    23 615 The Case of the Missing CD Plates
                                    24 6120 The House of Teeth
                                    25 612l Tales of Old Dartmoor
                                    26 6122 The Choking Horror
                                    27 6124 The Treasure in the Lake
                                    28 6123 The Great Tuscan Salami Scandal
                                    29. 6126 Scradje
                                    30 6127 - The Man Who Never Was
                                    
                                    158
                                    
                                    4 7~ Drums Along the Mersey
                                    ~ 714 The MacRe~ie Rising of '74
                                    ~ 7jS The Spectre of Tintagel
                                    ~ 7j8 Personal Narrative
                                    ee 719 The Case of the Fake Neddie Seagoons (original
                                    tide 'The Mystery of the Fake ~eddie Seagoons')
                                    
                                    ~ 71l2 The Flea
                                    ~ 7113 Six Charlies in Search of an Author
                                    ~ 7/15 Wings Over Dagenbam
                                    
                                    ~ 7117 Shifting Sands
                                    ~ ~ 7118 The Moon Show
                                    ~     7119  The Mysterious Punch-up-the-Conker
                                    ~ ~ 7~6 The Sleeping Prince
                                    
                                    ~ 7120 Round the World in Eighty Days
                                    
                                    ~ 712l Insurance, the White Man's Burden
                                    o 7122 The Africa Ship Canal
                                    
                                    ~  7123  Ill Met By Goonlight         /
                                    C  7124  The Missing Boa Constrictor
                                    ~ ~ Special Robin Hood
                                    
                                    ~ ~ 812 The Junk Affair
                                    ~ ~ 814 The Great Regent'sPark Swim
                                    ~ •; 816 The Space Age
                                    i ~~ 815 The Treasure in the Tower
                                    ~     818   The Missing Batdeship
                                    _ ~ 819 The Policy
                                    '_ ~5 811o King Solomon's Mines
                                    - ~ 8111 The Stolen Postman
                                    _ ~7 8112 The Great British Revolutiorl
                                    e •~ 8113 The Plasticine Man
                                    ~9 8114 African Incident
                                    - ~ 8116 The String Robberies
                                    ~ ol 8/17 The Moriarty Murder Mystery
                                    - ~ 8/3 The Burning Embassy
                                    ~3 8/20 Ten Snowballs that Shook the World
                                    ~ 8/18 The Curse of Frankenstein
                                    - oS 8/22 '—1' (original title 'World War One')
                                    ~ ~ 8/23 The Spon Plague
                                    
                                    o7 9/2 I Was Monty's Treble
                                    68 9/3 The £1,000,000 Penny
                                    o9 9/4 The Parn's Paper Insurance Policy
                                    70 9/5 The Mountain Eaters
                                    71 9/7 The Seagoon Memoirs
                                    72 9/8 Queen Anne's Rain
                                    - 73 9110 Ned's Atomic Dustbin
                                    
                                    ' 74 916 The Childe Harolde Rew~rde
                                    75 9/12 The Call of the West
                                    
                                    76 9jl4 The Scarlet Capsule
                                    77 9/15 The Tay Bridge
                                    78 9/13 Dishonoured - Again
                                    79 9/16 The Gold Plate Robbery
                                    = 80 9/17 The £50 Cure
                                    
                                    159
                                    ~1  1012   The Tale of Men's Shirts
                                    82  1013   The Chinese Legs                                   I
                                    83  1014   Robin's Post
                                    84  1015   The Silver Dubloons                                i
                                    85  10/6   The Last Smoking Seagoon
                                    86  1011   A Christmas Carol
                                    
                                    87  5/14 ~Ye Bandit of Sherv~ood Forest •  ,
                                    88 5/3 -- The Dreaded Batter-Pudding Hurler (of -'
                                    Be~hill-on-Sea)
                                    89   5/7   Lurgi Strikes Again (original title 'Lurgi Strikes
                                    ~ritain')
                                    90   5/9  ~-The Last Tram~                                    ;
                                    91  5/10 -- The Booted Gori!la ~                              I
                                    92 5/11 The Spanish Suitcase ~
                                    93 5/13 .- Forog .
                                    --94 5/22 —The Eireball of Milton Stree~
                                    
                                    95 5/23 - The Six Ingots of Leadenhall Street ~
                                    96 5124 - Yehti
                                    97 6/1 ~-Seagoon MCC (original title 'The Man Who Won~'.
                                    the War')
                                    98 612 -The Secret Escritoire
                                    99 61l9 - Phe Jet-PropeUed Guided NAAFI
                                    100 713 -The Nadger Plague
                                    101 7/7 -~he Great Bank Robbery
                                    102 7/10 --~hat's My Iine?-
                                    103 7/11 --The Telephone
                                    104 7/14 ~ nperor of the Universe .
                                    105 7/25 - The Histories of Pliny the Elder
                                    106 8/15 ~ The ~~g on tne Mountain
                                    107 8126 -The Great Statue Debate
                                    
                                    For full details of the 'V~TAGE GOONS' series, see the Chrono-
                                    logical Index, p. 128
                                    
                                    R~ISSUES: 'PICK OF T~ GOONS'
                                    Listed numericauy as issued, with series/number references (V=
                                    Vintage Goons).
                                    The CN number~ apply to eacn series; the whole series is ordered at a
                                    time.
                                    
                                    First series - CN a67
                                    1   5/1 •- 'l he Whistling Spy Enigma
                                    2 5/5 - The Affair of the Lone Banana
                                    3 6/4 .~apoleon's Piano
                                    4 V/l ~ c Mummified Priest
                                    5 6/26 - S~dje
                                    6 6/6 - --Romm~'5 Treasure
                                    7 618 - Shangri-La Again ~
                                    8 V/14 -~The Albert Memorial
                                    9 V/2 ~- l he Greatest Mountain in the World
                                    10 V/6 - The Vanishing Room
                                    11 V/9 - The Internal Mountain
                                    - 12 V/ll ~ The Great Bank of England Robbery
                                    
                                    160
                                    -13  6/27 The Man Who Nt~ er Was j
                                    14  7/9 --The Case of the Fake Neddie Seagoorls (original
                                    title 'The Mystery of the Fake Neddle Seagoons"
                                    15  7/12 - The Flea -
                                    16  7/18 ~The Moon Show .
                                    17  7/19 --The Mysterious Punch-up-the-Conker
                                    18  7/20 - Round the World in Eighty Days .
                                    19  7/21 -Ir.s~lrance, the White Man's Burden
                                    20  7/23 -- Ill Met By Goonlight
                                    21   8/4  -The Great Regent's Park Swim .
                                    22   8/9  --The Policy
                                    23   9/5   The Mountain Eaters
                                    24   9/8  •-~ueen Anne's Rain ~
                                    - 25  9/12  The Call of the West
                                    26  9/16 - The Gold Plate Robbery
                                    
                                    Seco~ senes - CN 756
                                    27  5/2 -The Lost Gold Mine
                                    28   5/6  ~The Canal
                                    29   5/8   The Mystery of the Marie Celeste - Solvcd ~
                                    30   5/16  The Case of the Missing Heir
                                    31   5119  The Missing Scroll .
                                    32   5j21 - The SirJJking of Westminster Pier~
                                    -~3  5/26 - CorJfessions of a Secret Senna-pod Drinker
                                    - (original ti~e 'The End')
                                    34   6/10  Thc Pevensey Bay Disaster-
                                    35   6/11  The Lost Colony (original title 'The Sale of
                                    Manhattan')
                                    36   6/18  Tales of ~Sontmartre -
                                    37   6/22  The Choking Horror
                                    - 38  6/24  The Treasure in the Lake
                                    39  7/5 -The Spectre of Tintagel
                                    40   7/8  ~ l'crsonal Narrative
                                    41   7/15  WirJgs Over Dagenham
                                    42  7/17 - Shifting Sands
                                    43  7/22 '. The Africa Ship Canal
                                    44  7/24 - The Missing Boa Constrictor
                                    45   8/6   The Space Agcj
                                    46   8/5   The Treasure in the To~~1er
                                    47   8/11  The Stolcn Postrnan
                                    48   8/12  The Great British Revolutjon ~~
                                    49   8/3   The Burning Embassy,
                                    50   8/20  Ten Snowballs that Shook thc World
                                    -51   8/18  ~ihe Curse of Frankcnstein~
                                    52  8/22 ' —1' (origirJal title 'World War One')
                                    53   8/23  The Spon Plague
                                    54   9!2   l~ Was Monty's Treble
                                    SS   9j7   The Seagoon Memoirs
                                    56   10/4  Robin's Post .
                                    57   10~6  The Last Smoking Seagoon
                                    58   10/1  A Christmas Carol
                                    
                                    ~hird series - CN 1546/SS
                                    59    Sj4 --The Pllantom Head Shaver .
                                    
                                    161
                                    60* 5/25 - The White Box of Great Bardneld-'
                                    615/18 - Under Two Floorboards .
                                    62*6/3 - The Lost Emperor v~
                                    63 6/5 - The Case of the Missing CD l'lates J
                                    64 7/6 - The Sleeping Prince,.
                                    656/9 —The Intemational Christmas Pudding I
                                    66*, 6/14 -The Greenslade Storv ~'
                                    676/20 - The House of Teeth ~'
                                    686/23 -The Great Tuscan Salami Scandal
                                    69* 6/25 The Fear of Wages~ i
                                    70*7/1 - The Nasty Affair at the Burami Oasis ~
                                    717/2 . Drmns along the Mersey J
                                    
                                    Four~h series - C~ ~645/55
                                    72* 6/7 —Foiled by President Fred ~l
                                    73* 7/16 ~~The Rent Collector (original title 'The Renc~
                                    ~.ollectors')
                                    74V/4 ~ The Giant Bombardon;
                                    75 8/10 —.''~ Solomon's Mines v
                                    76 8/13 - 'l'he Plasticine Man . i
                                    - 77 8/17 ~ 'he Moriarty Murder Mystery;; ~;
                                    78 8/16 .-The String Robberies ~~
                                    79V/10 .'-The Silent Bugler .~                  .
                                    80* 9/1 -~he Sahara Desert Statue ~
                                    81 9/3 -'I'he £1,000,000 Pernny .
                                    82 9/6 ' ~ he Childe Harolde Reu;arde
                                    8310/5 ' The Silver Dubloons. ~'
                                    84Special - Robin Hood /'
                                    
                                    * not previowly issucd by Trdnscripdon Services
 
Additional Notes
 
1985
                                    	Parody of George Orwell's book
                                    Affair of the Lone Banana, The
                                    	Ned Seagoon tries defends the last British banana tree in
                                    	South America
                                    Booted Gorilla, The
                                    	Our heros on the track of a gorilla in Africa
                                    Bulldog Seagonn's First Case
                                    	Sherlock Holmes/Boy's Own-type story
                                    Call of the West, The
                                    	Wild West America story.
                                    Case of the Missing CD Plates, The
                                    	Ned Seagoon is struck by a steamroller with CD plates and then
                                    	a piano without
                                    China Story
                                    	Ned Seagoon has to get a piano across China
                                    Dishonoured
                                    	In which Ned Seagoon steals some gold from his bank but has to
                                    	flee the country
                                    Dreaded Batter Pudding Hurdler of Bexhill-on-Sea, The
                                    	The story of the same
                                    Drums Along the Mersey
                                    	In which Ned Seagoon tries to prove that all Welsh people come
                                    	from Brazil (Kon-Tiki voyage parody)
                                    Evils of Bushey Spon, The
                                    	About the colour of a lamp post
                                    Fireball of Milton Street, The
                                    	In which the villagers of Milton Street put out a fire on the
                                    	sun (hasn't it gone dark suddendly)
                                    Flea, The
                                    	Concerning a flea
                                    Forog
                                    	In which Ned Seagoon attempts to get rid of London's fog, but
                                    	the statues of London object
                                    Great Bank Robbery, The
                                    	GTT & M. rob a bank by lifting it into the air with a zeplin
                                    Great Saharra Statue, The
                                    	Ned Seagoon is convienced to pose as a statue of the Saharra
                                    	Desert and gets hit by an atom bomb
                                    Great Statue Debate, The
                                    	Should the leather statue of King James II be replaced by a
                                    	compressed tobacco one of Sir Walter Riely? We are just about
                                    	to find out when GTT evicts the MPs from teh houses of Parliment
                                    Great Tuscan Salami Scandal, The
                                    	Concerning the theft of a salami
                                    Greatest Mountain in the World, The
                                    	Ned & co attempt to conquer Mount Fred ... a mountain higher
                                    	than Mt Everest, but underwater
                                    Greenslade Story, The
                                    	The story of announcer Wallace Greenslade
                                    Guided Naffi, The
                                    	Concerning a rocket powered Naffi..
                                    Histories of Pliny the Elder, The
                                    	Set in Roman times, Ned is made a slave...
                                    House of Teeth, The
                                    	Concerning someone who wants 50 pairs of castenettes
                                    I Was Monty's Treble
                                    	Parody of ``I Was Monty's Double'' (WW II movie)
                                    Ill Met By Goonlight
                                    	Parody of ``Ill Met By Moonlight'' (WW II movie)
                                    Insurance -- The White Man's Burden
                                    	In which Ned tries to set fire to the English channel to claim
                                    	the insurance
                                    International Christmas Pudding, The
                                    	Ned searches for the Great Internation XMas Pud in darkest Africa
                                    Jet-Propelled Naafi, The
                                    	(same as before)	
                                    Last Tram (from Clapham), The
                                    	Concerning the last tram in London...
                                    Last of the Smoking Seagoons, The
                                    	Concerning Ned, and the Ascot tobacco company... the very last
                                    	regular Goon Show 
                                    Lost Colony, The
                                    	Ned tries to claim he is a native American Indian to get Manhattan
                                    Lurgi Strikes Britan
                                    	A mysterious disease invades Britian (yack-a-back-co!)
                                    Macreekie Rising of '74, The
                                    	Concerning Scotsmen invading England...
                                    Man Who Never Was, The
                                    	Another WW II parody... from the film of the same legs
                                    Moriarity Murder Mystery, The
                                    	In which M is murdered, and Inspector Ned Seagoon has to find
                                    	the killer
                                    Mysterious Punch-Up-The-Conker, The
                                    	Concerning the title
                                    Mystery of the Marie Celeste (solved), The
                                    	Ned Seagoon investigates (and solves) the disapperance of the ship
                                    Napoleon's Piano
                                    	Ned is convienced to bring a piano back from France for #5
                                    Nasty Affair at the Burami Oasis, The
                                    	The Arabs want to win the football match with the garason at
                                    	Burami Oasis, and the British send a battleship there...
                                    Ned Seagoon MCC
                                    	Ned Seagoon tries to get out of the Army
                                    One Million Pound Penny, The
                                    	A penny is left #10e6 in a will
                                    Phantom Head Shaver of Brighton, The
                                    	Concerning the same
                                    Plasticne Man (incomplete), The
                                    	GTT & M convience Ned Seagoon to imitate a man of the
                                    	Plasticne period...
                                    Rent Collectors, The
                                    	Ned is to collect the rent from Death Grange, Slaughter Hill
                                    Robin Hood and His Merry Men
                                    	Parody of the same...
                                    Rommel's Treasure
                                    	Our cast is searching for treasure buried three feet above
                                    	ground
                                    Scarlet Capsule, The
                                    	Parody of ``Quatermass'' 
                                    Scradje
                                    	To stop people's boots exploding, Ned goes to the North Pole
                                    	to find fresh scradje
                                    Seagoon Memoirs, The
                                    	Ned is going to write his memiors, but there are people who
                                    	want to stop him
                                    Secret Escritoire, The
                                    	GTT & M want to shrink Ned to 4 inches so they can sell him
                                    	lots of tiny suits
                                    The Siege of Fort Knight
                                    	We have to get this underwater gas stove to Fort Knight
                                    Shifting Sands
                                    	Concerning a fort built on shifting sands
                                    Silent Bugler, The
                                    	Cloak and dagger spy stuff
                                    Sinking of Westminster Pier, The
                                    	Ned Seagoon investiages why the pier sank
                                    Six Charlies In Search of An Author
                                    	Ned Seagoon has to retrieve some comprimising x-ray photos...
                                    Six Ingots of Leadinghall Street, The
                                    	GTT & M steal 6 gold bars from the Bank of England
                                    #$ The Sleeping Prince
                                    	Parody of the opera ``The Student Prince'' (I think)
                                    Spannish Doubloons
                                    	Ned is sent to dig up silver doubloons from a long sunk
                                    	Spannish Gallion
                                    Spannish Suitcase, The
                                    	Concerning a suitcase in Spain
                                    Tale of Mens Shirts
                                    	Ned & co are sent into Germany to find out why British army
                                    	shirts are exploding
                                    Tales of Old Dartmoor
                                    	Ned is running a jail, but is out of convicts
                                    Telephone, The
                                    	Ned has to get a telephone to Henry Crun in Africa
                                    Thing on the Mountain, The
                                    	Ned is to find out what the thing on the mountain is
                                    Treasure of Loch Lomond, The
                                    	Concerning the treasure in the loch and the people who want to
                                    	get it...
                                    Under Two Floorboards
                                    	Ned joins the French Foriegn Legion
                                    What's My Line
                                    	Parody of the American program of the same name
                                    Whistling Spy Enigma, The
                                    	Ned is to sabotage the Hungarian football team, with the aid
                                    	of a spy he can only identify by whistling
                                    White Box of Great Bardfield, The
                                    	Ned is convienced to send an exhibit of British snow to the
                                    	Sudan, but it melts...
                                    Wings over Dagenham
                                    	Concerning the invention of the first hairy-plane
                                    World War I
                                    	Concerning Ned Seagoon and WW I
                                    Ye Bandits of Sherwood Forest
                                    	Another Robin Hood 
                                    Yethi, The
                                    	Ned searches for the legendary Yethi ... in Yorkshire
                                    
                                    

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