More surreal clowning from one of the greatest comedy teams on radio. Goon but t forgotten! In these digitally-remasterd episodes, Ned Seagoon, who is bored at the bank where works, decides to run away - with the bank's money. Also, Neddie follows a trail of cold batter puddings to North Africa; has his sw-plough stolen during the Great English Blizzard and is approached by Mandarin Grytpype-Thynne and General Kash-Mai-Chek to participate in an audacious financial coup. Includes: Dishoured or The Fall of Neddie Seagoon - Series 5, Episode 12 (14 December 1954); The Dreaded Batter Pudding Hurler (of Bexhill-on-Sea) - Series 5, second performance (t transmitted); The Hastings Flyer - Robbed - Series 6, Episode 15 (27 December 1955) and China Story - Series 6, second performance, National Radio Show (29 August 1956). 2 CDs. 2 hrs.
Spike Milligan was perhaps best known as one of the Goons. He went on to become one of Britain's foremost comic writers and performers. His bestselling titles include Adolf Hitler: My Part in His Downfall, Puckoon and Where have all the Bullets Gone? He died in 2002. Born in Oldham in 1923 Eric Sykes was first introduced to showbusiness whilst in the RAF and went on to write for hit BBC radio shows and appear in TV variety shows whilst writing for comedy greats such as Peter Sellers and Frankie Howerd. Although he is over eighty, Sykes continues to work, having recently starred in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.
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