The Goons : The Story, Paperback

The Goons : The Story Paperback

Edited by Norma Farnes


The Goons first went on air at the BBC as The Crazy People on 28 May 1951.

There then began a terrible rasping, squealing, giggling, snorting period of lunacy which continued unabated until 1960.

Fifty years after the first show there is still a huge interest in the Goons, with each new generation dicovering afresh the anarchic humour that has had such a huge influence on so many of today's top comedy performers.

This fascination collection of reminscences, photographs and sketches is the definitive story of Eccles, Bluebottle, Neddy, Bloodnok, Grytpype-Thynne, Moriarty, Minnie Bannister, Henry Crun et al from those who know them best.

Under the patient guidence of Spike's Manager, Norma Farnes, Spike Milligan and Harry Secombe, along with a select handful of friends including Eric Sykes, delve into their dusty old memories to help piece together the history of the Goons.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 256 pages, facsimiles, portraits
  • Publisher: Ebury Publishing
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Radio
  • ISBN: 9780753505298



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