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The Goon Show

Index The Goon Show

The Goon Show was a British radio comedy programme, originally produced and broadcast by the BBC Home Service from 1951 to 1960, with occasional repeats on the BBC Light Programme. [1]

153 relations: According to Spike Milligan, Alan Simpson (scriptwriter), Alec Guinness, Alice the Goon, Alte Kameraden, Andrew Timothy, Andy Secombe, Angela Morley, Associated London Scripts, Associated-Rediffusion, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Battle of Spion Kop, BBC Home Service, BBC Light Programme, BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio 4 Extra, BBC Radiophonic Workshop, BBC Transcription Services, Bernard Miles, Beyond Our Ken, Big band, Bipolar disorder, BL 7.2-inch howitzer, Blowing a raspberry, Bluebottle (character), Brass band, Brass Eye, Bridge on the River Wye, British Film Institute, Calypso music, Catchphrase, Charles Chilton, Charlie Chester, Christopher Timothy, Count Jim Moriarty, Crazy Rhythm, Dave Freeman (British writer), David Jason, Dennis Main Wilson, Dennis Price, Derek Roy (comedian), Dick Emery, Ding-Dong! The Witch Is Dead, Down Among the Z Men, Eccles (character), Eddie Izzard, Edward Tudor-Pole, Eric Sykes, Frankie Howerd, Geoffrey Rush, ..., George Chisholm (musician), George Martin, Goon Show Preservation Society, Graham Chapman, Gunner (rank), Hackney Empire, Hancock's Half Hour, Harry Secombe, Henry Crun and Minnie Bannister, Hercules Grytpype-Thynne, Jacques Brown, Jazz, Jeffrey Holland, Jimmy Grafton, John Antrobus, John Bluthal, John Browell, John Cleese, John Lennon, John Snagge, Jon Glover, Jonathan Miller, Kenneth Connor, Kilmacrennan, KOKO (music venue), Lance Ellington, Larry Stephens, Leslie Bricusse, Let's Go Crazy (film), Life (magazine), List of ethnic slurs, Literary nonsense, Live at the BBC (Beatles album), London Weekend Television, Lurgy (river), Major Bloodnok, Max Geldray, Mental breakdown, Michael Bentine, Michael Palin, Monty Python, Monty Python's Flying Circus, Musique concrète, NBC, Neddie Seagoon, Ogg, Pat Dixon, Penny Points to Paradise, Peter Cook, Peter Eton, Peter Sellers, Q... (TV series), Radio, Radio comedy, Ray Barrett, Ray Ellington, Ray Galton, Rhubarb (1969 film), Rhythm and blues, Richard Lester, Richard Nixon, Ronnie Barker, Round the Horne, Royal Artillery, Six Dates with Barker, Spike Milligan, Stanley Black, Steptoe and Son, Steve Pemberton, Surreal humour, Sykes and a..., Take It From Here, Tay Bridge disaster, Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones, Terry Nation, The Beatles, The Bridge on the River Kwai, The Case of the Mukkinese Battle-Horn, The Firesign Theatre, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, The Idiot Weekly, The Idiot Weekly, Price 2d, The Last Goon Show of All, The League of Gentlemen, The Life and Death of Peter Sellers, The Milligan Papers, The New York Times, The Omar Khayyam Show, The Phantom Raspberry Blower of Old London Town, The Running Jumping & Standing Still Film, The Telegoons, The Young Ones (TV series), Valentine Dyall, Variety Bandbox, Variety show, Vic Reeves Big Night Out, Walla, Wallace Greenslade, Watergate scandal, Wiping, World War II, Ying Tong Song. Expand index (103 more) »

According to Spike Milligan

According to Spike Milligan is a series of literary pastiche novels written by Spike Milligan from 1993 to 2000.

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Alan Simpson (scriptwriter)

Alan Francis Simpson, (27 November 1929 – 8 February 2017) was an English scriptwriter, best known for the Galton and Simpson comedy writing partnership with Ray Galton.

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Alec Guinness

Sir Alec Guinness, (born Alec Guinness de Cuffe; 2 April 1914 – 5 August 2000) was an English actor.

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Alice the Goon

Alice the Goon is a fictional character in E. C. Segar's comic strip Thimble Theatre and in the Popeye cartoon series derived from it.

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Alte Kameraden

"Alte Kameraden" ("Old Comrades") is the title of a popular German military march.

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Andrew Timothy

Andrew Timothy (1912–9 December 1990) was an Anglican priest and BBC Radio announcer, who is best remembered for being the original announcer of the comedy series The Goon Show.

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Andy Secombe

Andy Secombe (born 26 April 1953 in Mumbles, south Wales), is a Welsh actor, voice actor, and author.

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Angela Morley

Angela Morley (born Walter "Wally" Stott, 10 March 192414 January 2009) was an English composer and conductor who, as Stott, became a familiar household name to BBC radio listeners in the 1950s.

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Associated London Scripts

Associated London Scripts was a writers' agency organised as a co-operative which involved many leading comedy and television writers of the 1950s and 1960s.

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Associated-Rediffusion

Associated-Rediffusion, later Rediffusion, London, was the British ITV contractor for London and parts of the surrounding counties, on weekdays between 1954 and 29 July 1968.

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Australian Broadcasting Corporation

The Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) founded in 1929 is Australia's national broadcaster, funded by the Australian Federal Government but specifically independent of Government and politics in the Commonwealth.

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Battle of Spion Kop

The Battle of Spion Kop (Slag bij Spionkop.; Slag van Spioenkop) was fought about west-south-west of Ladysmith on the hilltop of Spioenkop(1) along the Tugela River, Natal in South Africa from 23–24 January 1900.

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BBC Home Service

The BBC Home Service was a British national radio station that broadcast from 1939 until 1967, when it became the current BBC Radio 4.

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BBC Light Programme

The Light Programme was a BBC radio station which broadcast chiefly mainstream light entertainment and music from 1945 until 1967, when it was rebranded as BBC Radio 2.

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BBC Radio 4

BBC Radio 4 is a radio station owned and operated by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) that broadcasts a wide variety of spoken-word programmes including news, drama, comedy, science and history.

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BBC Radio 4 Extra

BBC Radio 4 Extra is a British digital radio station broadcasting archive repeats of comedy, drama and documentary programmes nationally, 24 hours a day.

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BBC Radiophonic Workshop

The BBC Radiophonic Workshop was one of the sound effects units of the BBC, created in 1958 to produce incidental sounds and new music for radio and, later, television.

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BBC Transcription Services

The BBC Transcription Services started life in the mid-1930s as The London Transcription Service to license BBC Radio programmes to overseas broadcasters who were authorised to broadcast the programmes for a set period, usually 2 or 3 years.

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Bernard Miles

Bernard James Miles, Baron Miles, CBE (27 September 190714 June 1991) was an English character actor, writer and director.

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Beyond Our Ken

Beyond Our Ken (1958–1964) is a radio comedy programme, the predecessor to Round the Horne (1965–1968).

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Big band

A big band is a type of musical ensemble that usually consists of ten or more musicians with four sections: saxophones, trumpets, trombones, and a rhythm section.

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Bipolar disorder

Bipolar disorder, previously known as manic depression, is a mental disorder that causes periods of depression and periods of abnormally elevated mood.

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BL 7.2-inch howitzer

The BL 7.2-inch howitzer was a heavy artillery piece used by the British Army throughout World War II.

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Blowing a raspberry

Blowing a raspberry, strawberry or making a Bronx cheer, is to make a noise that may signify derision, real or feigned.

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Bluebottle (character)

Bluebottle is a comedy character from The Goon Show, a 1950s British comedy radio show.

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Brass band

A brass band is a musical ensemble generally consisting entirely of brass instruments, most often with a percussion section.

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Brass Eye

Brass Eye is a British comedy series parodying the current affairs news programming of the mid-1990s.

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Bridge on the River Wye

Bridge on the River Wye is an album by members of the British comedy group The Goon Show and other humorists.

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British Film Institute

The British Film Institute (BFI) is a film and charitable organisation which promotes and preserves filmmaking and television in the United Kingdom.

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Calypso music

Calypso is a style of Afro-Caribbean music that originated in Trinidad and Tobago during the early to mid-19th century and eventually spread to the rest of the Caribbean Antilles and Venezuela by the mid-20th century.

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Catchphrase

A catchphrase (alternatively spelled catch phrase) is a phrase or expression recognized by its repeated utterance.

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Charles Chilton

Charles Chilton MBE (15 June 1917 – 2 January 2013) was a BBC radio presenter, a writer and a producer.

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Charlie Chester

Charlie Chester, MBE (26 April 1914 – 26 June 1997), was an English comedian, radio and television presenter and writer, broadcasting almost continuously from the 1940s to the 1990s.

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Christopher Timothy

Christopher Timothy (born 14 October 1940) is a Welsh actor, television director and writer.

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Count Jim Moriarty

Count Jim Moriarty (also called Count Jim Moriarty of the House of Roland) is a character from the 1950s BBC Radio comedy The Goon Show.

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Crazy Rhythm

"Crazy Rhythm" is a thirty-two-bar swing show tune written in 1928 by Irving Caesar, Joseph Meyer, and Roger Wolfe Kahn for the Broadway musical Here's Howe.

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Dave Freeman (British writer)

Dave Freeman (22 August 1922 – 28 March 2005) born David Freeman was a British film and television writer, working chiefly in comedy.

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David Jason

Sir David John White, (born 2 February 1940), known professionally by his stage name David Jason, is a British actor known especially for his comedic roles.

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Dennis Main Wilson

Dennis Main Wilson (1 May 1924 – 20 January 1997) was a British producer of radio and television programmes, mainly for the BBC.

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Dennis Price

Dennis Price (born Dennistoun Franklyn John Rose-Price) (23 June 1915 – 6 October 1973) was an English actor, best remembered for his role as Louis Mazzini in the film Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949) and for his portrayal of the omniscient valet Jeeves in 1960s television adaptations of P. G. Wodehouse's stories.

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Derek Roy (comedian)

Derek Roy (25 August 1922 – 15 March 1981) was an English comedian, whose public profile was at its greatest in the late 1940s and early 1950s.

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Dick Emery

Richard Gilbert Emery (19 February 19152 January 1983) was an English comedian and actor.

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Ding-Dong! The Witch Is Dead

"Ding-Dong! The Witch Is Dead" is the centerpiece of several individual songs in an extended set-piece performed by the Munchkins, Glinda (Billie Burke) and Dorothy Gale (Judy Garland) in the classic 1939 film The Wizard of Oz.

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Down Among the Z Men

Down Among the Z Men is a Black-and-white 1952 British comedy film starring The Goons: Spike Milligan, Peter Sellers, Michael Bentine and Harry Secombe.

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Eccles (character)

"Mad" Dan Eccles is the name of a comedy character, created and performed by Spike Milligan, from the 1950s United Kingdom radio comedy series The Goon Show.

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Eddie Izzard

Edward John Izzard (born 7 February 1962) is an English stand-up comedian, actor, writer and political activist.

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Edward Tudor-Pole

Edward Felix Tudor-Pole (also known as Edward Tenpole; born 6 December 1955) is an English musician, television presenter and actor.

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Eric Sykes

Eric Sykes, (4 May 1923 – 4 July 2012) was an English radio, stage, television and film writer, comedian, actor, and director whose performing career spanned more than 50 years.

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Frankie Howerd

Francis Alick "Frankie" Howerd, (6 March 1917 – 19 April 1992) was an English comedian and comic actor whose career, described by fellow comedian Barry Cryer as "a series of comebacks", spanned six decades.

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Geoffrey Rush

Geoffrey Roy Rush (born 6 July 1951) is an Australian actor.

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George Chisholm (musician)

George Chisholm OBE (29 March 1915 – 6 December 1997) was a Scottish jazz trombonist and vocalist.

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George Martin

Sir George Henry Martin (3 January 19268 March 2016) was an English record producer, arranger, composer, conductor, audio engineer, and musician.

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Goon Show Preservation Society

The Goon Show Preservation Society is a non-profit organisation formed to help preserve and research the history of the Goon Show.

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Graham Chapman

Graham Arthur Chapman (8 January 1941 – 4 October 1989) was an English comedian, writer, actor, author, and one of the six members of the British surreal comedy group Monty Python.

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Gunner (rank)

Gunner (Gnr) is a rank equivalent to private in the British Army Royal Artillery and the artillery corps of other Commonwealth armies.

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Hackney Empire

The Hackney Empire is a theatre on Mare Street, in the London Borough of Hackney, built in 1901 as a music hall.

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Hancock's Half Hour

Hancock's Half Hour was a BBC radio comedy, and later television comedy series, broadcast from 1954 to 1961 and written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.

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Harry Secombe

Sir Harry Donald Secombe, CBE (8 September 1921 – 11 April 2001) was a Welsh comedian, actor and singer.

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Henry Crun and Minnie Bannister

Henry Crun and Minnie Bannister are two characters from the 1950s United Kingdom radio comedy series The Goon Show.

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Hercules Grytpype-Thynne

Hercules Grytpype-Thynne was a character from the British 1950s comedy radio programme The Goon Show.

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Jacques Brown

Jacques Brown (first name pronounced "Jakes") (23 August 1900 – 3 April 1975) was a British radio producer.

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Jazz

Jazz is a music genre that originated in the African-American communities of New Orleans, United States, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and developed from roots in blues and ragtime.

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Jeffrey Holland

Jeffrey Holland (born Jeffrey Michael Parkes, 17 July 1946) is an English actor well known for roles in television sitcoms, playing camp comic at the Maplin's holiday camp in Hi-de-Hi!, as well as BBC Radio comedy, including Week Ending.

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Jimmy Grafton

James Douglas Grafton, MC (19 May 1916 – 2 June 1986) was a producer, writer and theatrical agent.

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John Antrobus

John Antrobus (born 2 July 1933) is an English playwright and script writer.

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John Bluthal

John Bluthal (born 28 March 1929) is a British radio, stage, television and film actor and voice artist, whose work has mostly been in comedy.

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John Browell

John Logan Browell (29 June 1917 – 19 May 1997 in Watford, Hertfordshire) was a radio producer who worked primarily in BBC Radio.

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John Cleese

John Marwood Cleese (born 27 October 1939) is an English actor, voice actor, comedian, screenwriter, and producer.

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John Lennon

John Winston Ono Lennon (9 October 19408 December 1980) was an English singer, songwriter, and peace activist who co-founded the Beatles, the most commercially successful band in the history of popular music.

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John Snagge

John Derrick Mordaunt Snagge OBE (8 May 1904 – 26 March 1996) was a British newsreader and commentator on BBC Radio.

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Jon Glover

Jonathan Philip Glover (born 26 December 1952) is an English actor.

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Jonathan Miller

Sir Jonathan Wolfe Miller, CBE (born 21 July 1934) is an English theatre and opera director, actor, author, television presenter, humourist, and medical doctor.

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Kenneth Connor

Kenneth Connor, MBE (6 June 191828 November 1993) was an English stage, film and broadcasting actor, best known to the public for his comedy appearances in the ''Carry On'' films.

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Kilmacrennan

Kilmacrennan (Cill Mhic nÉanáin or Cill Mhic Réanáin) is a small village in County Donegal, Ireland.

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KOKO (music venue)

KOKO (previously called The Music Machine and Camden Palace) is a concert venue and former theatre in Camden Town, London, England.

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Lance Ellington

Lance Ellington is an English singer, songwriter, and actor.

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Larry Stephens

Lawrence Geoffrey Stephens (16 July 1923p.14926 January 1959) was a BBC radio scriptwriter, best remembered for co-writing The Goon Show with Spike Milligan.

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Leslie Bricusse

Leslie Bricusse (born 29 January 1931) is an English composer, lyricist, and playwright, most prominently working in musicals and also film theme songs.

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Let's Go Crazy (film)

Let's Go Crazy is a 1951 short comedy film marking an early appearance of Spike Milligan and Peter Sellers playing multiple roles.

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Life (magazine)

Life was an American magazine that ran regularly from 1883 to 1972 and again from 1978 to 2000.

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List of ethnic slurs

The following is a list of ethnic slurs (ethnophaulisms) that are, or have been, used as insinuations or allegations about members of a given ethnicity, or to refer to them in a derogatory (that is, critical or disrespectful), pejorative (disapproving or contemptuous), or otherwise insulting manner.

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Literary nonsense

Literary nonsense (or nonsense literature) is a broad categorization of literature that balances elements that make sense with some that do not, with the effect of subverting language conventions or logical reasoning.

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Live at the BBC (Beatles album)

Live at the BBC is a 1994 compilation album featuring performances by the Beatles that were originally broadcast on various BBC Light Programme radio shows from 1963 to 1965.

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London Weekend Television

London Weekend Television (LWT) was the ITV network franchise holder for Greater London and the Home Counties at weekends, broadcasting from Fridays at 5.15 pm (7:00 pm until 1982) to Monday mornings at 6:00 am.

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Lurgy (river)

The Lurgy is a small river in County Donegal, Ireland.

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Major Bloodnok

Major Denis Bloodnok is a fictional character from the 1950s BBC Radio comedy The Goon Show.

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Max Geldray

Max van Gelder (12 February 1916 – 2 October 2004), professionally known as Max Geldray, was a jazz harmonica player.

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Mental breakdown

A mental breakdown (also known as a nervous breakdown) is an acute, time-limited mental disorder that manifests primarily as severe stress-induced depression, anxiety, Paranoia, or dissociation in a previously functional individual, to the extent that they are no longer able to function on a day-to-day basis until the disorder is resolved.

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Michael Bentine

Michael Bentine, CBE (born Michael James Bentin; 26 January 1922General Register Office for England and Wales - Birth Register for the March Quarter of 1922, Watford Registration District, Reference 3a 1478, listed as "Michael J. Bentin", mother's maiden name as "Dawkins". – 26 November 1996)General Register Office for England and Wales - Death Register for November 1996, Sutton Registration District, Reference C6B 296, listed as "Michael James Bentine" with a date of birth of 26 January 1922.

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Michael Palin

Michael Edward Palin (pronounced; born 5 May 1943) is an English comedian, actor, writer and television presenter.

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Monty Python

Monty Python (also collectively known as The Pythons) were a British surreal comedy group who created their sketch comedy show Monty Python's Flying Circus, which first aired on the BBC in 1969.

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Monty Python's Flying Circus

Monty Python’s Flying Circus (known during the final series as just Monty Python) is a British sketch comedy series created by the comedy group Monty Python and broadcast by the BBC from 1969 to 1974.

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Musique concrète

Musique concrète (meaning "concrete music")" problem for any translator of an academic work in French is that the language is relatively abstract and theoretical compared to English; one might even say that the mode of thinking itself tends to be more schematic, with a readiness to see material for study in terms of highly abstract dualisms and correlations, which on occasion does not sit easily with the perhaps more pragmatic English language.

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NBC

The National Broadcasting Company (NBC) is an American English language commercial broadcast television network that is a flagship property of NBCUniversal, a subsidiary of Comcast.

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Neddie Seagoon

Neddie Seagoon was a character in the 1950s British radio comedy show The Goon Show.

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Ogg

Ogg is a free, open container format maintained by the Xiph.Org Foundation.

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Pat Dixon

Patrick Kenneth Macneile Dixon (15 June 1904 – 8 October 1958), better known as Pat Dixon, was an English radio producer for BBC Radio.

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Penny Points to Paradise

Penny Points to Paradise is a 1951 comedy feature film.

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Peter Cook

Peter Edward Cook (17 November 1937 – 9 January 1995) was an English actor, satirist, writer and comedian.

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Peter Eton

Peter Eton, (d. January 1980), was a producer for BBC radio and television.

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Peter Sellers

Peter Sellers, CBE (born Richard Henry Sellers; 8 September 1925 – 24 July 1980) was an English film actor, comedian and singer.

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Q... (TV series)

Q... is a surreal television comedy sketch show written by Spike Milligan and Neil Shand, and starring Spike Milligan with a number of supporting players, usually including Julia Breck, John Bluthal, Bob Todd, and John Wells.

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Radio

Radio is the technology of using radio waves to carry information, such as sound, by systematically modulating properties of electromagnetic energy waves transmitted through space, such as their amplitude, frequency, phase, or pulse width.

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Radio comedy

Radio comedy, or comedic radio programming, is a radio broadcast that may involve sitcom elements, sketches and various types of comedy found on other media.

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Ray Barrett

Raymond Charles "Ray" Barrett (2 May 19278 September 2009) was an Australian actor. During the 1960s, he was a leading actor on British television, where he was best known for his appearances in The Troubleshooters (1965–71). From the 1970s, he appeared in lead and character roles in a number of Australian films and TV series.

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Ray Ellington

Henry Pitts Brown (17 March 1916 – 27 February 1985), known professionally as Ray Ellington, was a popular English singer, drummer and bandleader.

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Ray Galton

Raymond Percy Galton, OBE (born 17 July 1930) is an English radio and television scriptwriter, best known for the Galton and Simpson comedy writing partnership with Alan Simpson.

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Rhubarb (1969 film)

Rhubarb was a 1969 British short film written and directed by Eric Sykes, starring Sykes and Harry Secombe.

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Rhythm and blues

Rhythm and blues, commonly abbreviated as R&B, is a genre of popular music that originated in African American communities in the 1940s.

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Richard Lester

Richard Lester (born Richard Lester Liebman; January 19, 1932) is an American film director based in Britain.

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Richard Nixon

Richard Milhous Nixon (January 9, 1913 – April 22, 1994) was an American politician who served as the 37th President of the United States, serving from 1969 until 1974, when he resigned from office, the only U.S. president to do so.

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Ronnie Barker

Ronald William George Barker, (25 September 1929 – 3 October 2005) was an English actor, comedian and writer.

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Round the Horne

Round the Horne is a BBC Radio comedy programme that was transmitted in four series of weekly episodes from 1965 until 1968.

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Royal Artillery

The Royal Regiment of Artillery, commonly referred to as the Royal Artillery (RA) and colloquially known as "The Gunners", is the artillery arm of the British Army.

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Six Dates with Barker

Six Dates with Barker is a series of six one-off, half-hour situation comedies showcasing the talents of Ronnie Barker.

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Spike Milligan

Terence Alan Milligan, (16 April 1918 – 27 February 2002), known as Spike Milligan, was a British-Irish comedian, writer, poet, playwright and actor.

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Stanley Black

Stanley Black OBE (14 June 1913 – 27 November 2002) was an English bandleader, composer, conductor, arranger and pianist.

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Steptoe and Son

Steptoe and Son is a British sitcom written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson about a father-and-son rag-and-bone business.

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Steve Pemberton

Steven James Pemberton (born 1 September 1967) is an English actor, comedian and writer, best known as a member of The League of Gentlemen with Reece Shearsmith, Mark Gatiss, and Jeremy Dyson.

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Surreal humour

Surreal humour (also known as absurdist humour), or surreal comedy, is a form of humour predicated on deliberate violations of causal reasoning, producing events and behaviours that are obviously illogical.

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Sykes and a...

Sykes and a... is a black-and-white British sitcom starring Eric Sykes and Hattie Jacques that aired on BBC 1 from 1960 to 1965.

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Take It From Here

Take It From Here (often referred to as TIFH, pronounced — and sometimes humorously spelt — "TIFE") is a British radio comedy programme broadcast by the BBC between 1948 and 1960.

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Tay Bridge disaster

The Tay Bridge disaster occurred during a violent storm on Sunday 28 December 1879 when the first Tay Rail Bridge collapsed while a train was passing over it from Wormit to Dundee, killing all aboard.

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Terry Gilliam

Terrence Vance Gilliam (born 22 November 1940) is an American-born British screenwriter, film director, animator, actor, comedian and member of the Monty Python comedy troupe.

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Terry Jones

Terence Graham Parry Jones (born 1 February 1942) is a Welsh actor, writer, comedian, screenwriter and film director.

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Terry Nation

Terence Joseph Nation (8 August 19309 March 1997) was a Welsh television writer and novelist.

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The Beatles

The Beatles were an English rock band formed in Liverpool in 1960.

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The Bridge on the River Kwai

The Bridge on the River Kwai is a 1957 British-American epic war film directed by David Lean and based on the novel Le Pont de la Rivière Kwai (1952) by Pierre Boulle.

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The Case of the Mukkinese Battle-Horn

The Case of the Mukkinese Battle-Horn is a 30-minute comedy film starring Peter Sellers, Spike Milligan and Dick Emery.

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The Firesign Theatre

The Firesign Theatre (also known as The Firesigns) was an American surreal comedy group who first performed live on November 17, 1966 on the Los Angeles radio program Radio Free Oz, first on station KPFK FM, then on KRLA 1110 AM, then on KMET FM through February 1969.

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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (sometimes referred to as HG2G, HHGTTG or H2G2) is a comedy science fiction series created by Douglas Adams.

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The Idiot Weekly

The Idiot Weekly (1958–1962) was a radio programme made by the Australian Broadcasting Commission.

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The Idiot Weekly, Price 2d

The Idiot Weekly, Price 2d was the first serious attempt to translate the humour of The Goon Show to television.

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The Last Goon Show of All

The Last Goon Show of All, broadcast on 5 October 1972, was a special edition of the famous BBC Radio show The Goon Show, commissioned as part of the celebrations of the 50th anniversary of the BBC.

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The League of Gentlemen

The League of Gentlemen is a British comedy television series that premiered on BBC Two in 1999.

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The Life and Death of Peter Sellers

The Life and Death of Peter Sellers is a 2004 British-American television film about the life of English comedian Peter Sellers, based on Roger Lewis's book of the same name.

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The Milligan Papers

The Milligan Papers was a BBC radio comedy show, written by John Antrobus and starring Spike Milligan.

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The New York Times

The New York Times (sometimes abbreviated as The NYT or The Times) is an American newspaper based in New York City with worldwide influence and readership.

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The Omar Khayyam Show

Spike Milligan made wrote and performed in three series of the radio comedy program The Idiot Weekly for the Australian Broadcasting Commission in 1958-1962.

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The Phantom Raspberry Blower of Old London Town

The Phantom Raspberry Blower of Old London Town was a serial written by Spike Milligan and later adapted by Ronnie Barker for The Two Ronnies sketch show in 1976 on BBC One.

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The Running Jumping & Standing Still Film

The Running Jumping & Standing Still Film is a 1959 British sketch comedy short film directed by Richard Lester and Peter Sellers, in collaboration with Bruce Lacey.

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The Telegoons

The Telegoons is a comedy puppet show, adapted from the highly successful BBC radio comedy show of the 1950s, The Goon Show produced for BBC television and first shown during 1963 and 1964.

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The Young Ones (TV series)

The Young Ones is a British sitcom, broadcast in the United Kingdom from 1982 to 1984 in two six-part series.

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Valentine Dyall

Valentine Dyall (7 May 1908 – 24 June 1985) was an English character actor.

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Variety Bandbox

Variety Bandbox was a British radio variety show transmitted by BBC Radio on the Light Programme.

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Variety show

Variety shows, also known as variety arts or variety entertainment, is entertainment made up of a variety of acts including musical performances, sketch comedy, magic, acrobatics, juggling, and ventriloquism.

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Vic Reeves Big Night Out

Vic Reeves Big Night Out was a cult British comedy stage show and later TV series which ran on Channel 4 for two series in 1990 and 1991, as well as a New Year special.

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Walla

In American radio, film, television, and video games, walla is a sound effect imitating the murmur of a crowd in the background.

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Wallace Greenslade

Wallace Frederick Powers Greenslade (1 July 1912 – 21 April 1961) was a BBC radio announcer and newsreader.

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Watergate scandal

The Watergate scandal was a major political scandal that occurred in the United States during the early 1970s, following a break-in by five men at the Democratic National Committee (DNC) headquarters at the Watergate office complex in Washington, D.C. on June 17, 1972, and President Richard Nixon's administration's subsequent attempt to cover up its involvement.

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Wiping

Wiping, also known as junking, is a colloquial term of art for action taken by radio and television production and broadcasting companies, in which old audiotapes, videotapes, and telerecordings (kinescopes), are erased, reused, or destroyed.

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World War II

World War II (often abbreviated to WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier.

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Ying Tong Song

The "Ying Tong Song" (also known by its refrain, which is variously either "Ying tong diddle I po" or "Ying tong yiddle I po" rather than the oft-quoted but apparently absent "Ying tong iddle I po") was a novelty song written by Spike Milligan and performed by The Goons, usually led by Harry Secombe.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Goon_Show

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