The historic reunion of radio's greatest comedy team to celebrate 50 years of the BBC was their farewell performance and proved so momentous it was broadcast complete with the pre-show warm-up! In what became almost a Royal Command Performance, Neddie Seagoon, Hercules Grytpype-Thynne, the famous Eccles, and Bluebottle were among the much-loved characters who found their voices again at the Camden Theatre on Sunday, 30 April 1972.
At Last the Go On Show
This hilarious and fascinating Goons 40th Anniversary documentary is packed with classic clips, inside information, and never-before-heard rehearsal recordings (including rare glimpses behind the scenes at The Last Goon Show Of All). In this extended version of the original broadcast, Spike Milligan, Harry Secombe, Peter Sellers, Michael Bentine, and other members of the team tell the story of The Goons, from their first meetings to The Last Goon Show of All.
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The FULL version
I think The Last Goon Show of All gets a bit of a bad rap, and I suspect that’s partially because the version that was re-aired the most by the BBC is cut down. The abridged version cuts a few of the edgier jokes, as well as a lot of less funny, more plot-focused moments, which makes the abridged version seem like it makes no sense at all. This audiobook version is the full, uncut episode, plus some extra interviews and rehearsal audio which is pretty great. It’s definitely not the best episode ever, but it’s a wonderful celebration of this world-shaking radio show, and it’s definitely required listening for any Goon fans. #comedy #radio #bbc #tagsgiving #sweepstakes