Remembering these wonderful, crazy, hilarious clowns…
Homage to comedy genius
How often do you find yourself laughing till you cry, or until your stomach aches?
In my own case it is currently once a week at noon every Tuesday, when the digital radio station here in the UK ‘BBC Radio 4 extra’ replays a half hour of priceless British humour in the form of one of the two hundred and thirty eight episodes of The Goon Show, largely written by Spike Milligan, originally broadcast by the BBC Home Service from 1951 until 1960.
After serving their country during the Second World War, a group of newly demobbed men found themselves no longer wanted and out of work. They were, Michael Bentine, Harry Secombe, Peter Sellers and Spike Milligan.
To quote briefly from the Wikipedia page on The Goons, “The show’s chief creator and main writer was Spike Milligan. The scripts mixed ludicrous plots with surreal humour…
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