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Subject

The Goon Show

Event   From 1951 To 1960

Categories: Humour, TV & Radio

Radio comedy show, originally broadcast as 'Crazy People' The first scripts were co-written by Spike Milligan and Jimmy Grafton. The pressure of writing eventually contributed to Milligan's mental breakdown. The inventiveness of the programme has been cited as a major influence for many subsequent comedians. A puppet series for television, 'The Telegoons' was made in the early 1960s. Milligan, Secombe and Sellers reunited for a final show in 1972 as part of the BBC's 50th anniversary celebrations.

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The Goon Show

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44671

Last Goon Show

The Camden Palace was home to the Goon Show through the 1950s.

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49465

The Goon Show

{Caricatures of the four comedians, followed by:} The Goon Show, 1951-1960, f...

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