Goon Show Compendium CDs

 

Volume

No. of
CDs

Total
Episodes

Episode

Series

Episode
No.

Collection
Volume

Extras

1

7

13

The Whistling Spy Enigma

5

1

7

Outtakes and a feature entitled ‘Me and my shadows’

The Lost Gold Mine (of Charlotte)

5

2

23

The Dreaded Batter-Pudding Hurler (of Bexhill-on-Sea)

5

3

1

The Phantom Head Shaver (of Brighton)

5

4

12

The Affair of the Lone Banana

5

5

7

The Canal

5

6

23

Lurgi Strikes Britain

5

7

2

The Mystery of the Marie Celeste (Solved)

5

8

8

The Last Tram (from Clapham)

5

9

8

The Booted Gorilla (found?)

5

10

22

The Spanish Suitcase

5

11

8

Dishonoured, or The Fall of Neddie Seagoon

5

12

30

Forog

5

13

32

2

7

12

Ye Bandit of Sherwood Forest

5

14

15

A previously unreleased version of ‘The Dreaded Batter Pudding Hurler’ plus features entitled ‘The Lid Off The BBC’ and ‘The Critics’. Plus 4 cartoon postcards.

Nineteen Eighty-Five

5

15

5

The Case of the Missing Heir

5

16

24

Under Two Floorboards – A Story of the Legion

5

18

9

The Missing Scroll

5

19

31

Nineteen Eighty-Five (remake)

5

20

31

The Sinking of Westminster Pier

5

21

9

The Fireball of Milton Street

5

22

25

The Six Ingots of Leadenhall Street

5

23

32

The Yehti

5

24

9

The White Box of Great Bardfield

5

25

10

The End (aka Confessions of a Secret Senna Pod Drinker)

5

26

25

3

7

13

The Man Who Won the War (AKA Seagoon MCC)

6

1

31

Outtakes and features including ‘What Goes On’, ‘The Listening Room’ and ‘Home Service Continuity’. Plus 4 cartoon postcards.

The Secret Escritoire

6

2

24

The Lost Emperor

6

3

12

Napoleon’s Piano

6

4

2

The Case of the Missing CD Plates

6

5

4

Rommel’s Treasure

6

6

6

Shangri-La Again

6

8

19

The International Christmas Pudding

6

9

2

The Pevensey Bay Disaster

6

10

19

The Sale of Manhattan (aka The Lost Colony)

6

11

22

The Terrible Revenge of Fred Fu-Manchu

6

12

25

The Missing Christmas Parcel – Post Early for Christmas

6

SP

 

The Lost Year

6

13

26

4

7

14

The Greenslade Story

6

14

3

A warm up routine, outtakes and features including ‘The Laughter Makers’ and a Harry Secombe tribute to Peter Sellers. Plus 4 cartoon postcards.

The Hastings Flyer – Robbed

6

15

30

The Raid of the International Christmas Pudding

6

17

 

Tales of Montmartre

6

18

10

The Jet-Propelled Guided NAAFI

6

19

1

The House of Teeth

6

20

23

The Choking Horror

6

22

22

The Great Tuscan Salami Scandal

6

23

7

The Treasure in the Lake

6

24

3

The Goons Hit Wales

6

SP

 

The Fear of Wages

6

25

20

Scradje

6

26

7

The Man Who Never Was (remake 1)

6

27

 

China Story – second performance

6

SP

30

5

7

12

The Nasty Affair at the Burami Oasis

7

1

4

A recorded rehearsal and features including ‘Curiouser and Curiouser’.

Drums Along the Mersey

7

2

12

The Great Nadger Plague

7

3

20

The Spectre of Tintagel

7

5

19

The Sleeping Prince

7

6

34

The Great Bank Robbery

7

7

10

Personal Narrative

7

8

33

The Mystery of the Fake Neddie Seagoons

7

9

10

What’s My Line?

7

10

 

The Telephone

7

11

 

The Flea

7

12

2

Operation Christmas Duff

7

SP

15

6

6

12

Emperor of the Universe

7

14

 

Two illustrated booklets to tell the story of the show’s development with reference to original archive paperwork, plus the history of the recordings themselves.

Wings Over Dagenham

7

15

3

The Rent Collectors

7

16

3

Shifting Sands

7

17

5

The Moon Show

7

18

34

The Mysterious Punch-up-the-Conker

7

19

9

Round the World in Eighty Days

7

20

33

The Africa Ship Canal

7

22

 

Ill Met by Goonlight

7

23

6

The Missing Boa Constrictor

7

24

33

The Histories of Pliny the Elder

7

25

1

The Reason Why

7

SP

17

7

7

14

Spon

8

1

16

Two booklets with essays, details for each episode and original Radio Times listings.

The Junk Affair

8

2

21

The Burning Embassy

8

3

21

The Great Regent’s Park Swim

8

4

28

The Treasure in the Tower

8

5

17

The Space Age

8

6

28

The Missing Battleship

8

8

21

The Policy

8

9

28

King Solomon’s Mines

8

10

13

The Stolen Postman

8

11

28

The Great British Revolution

8

12

20

The Plasticine Man

8

13

17

African Incident

8

14

18

The Thing on the Mountain

8

15

29

8

7

11

The String Robberies

8

16

11

A special recording of the tiddlywinks match in which the Goons took on Cambridge University. Two illustrated booklets, plus the history of the recordings themselves.

The Moriarty Murder Mystery

8

17

13

The Curse of Frankenstein

8

18

16

The White Neddie Trade

8

19

11

Ten Snowballs that Shook the World

8

20

21

The Man Who Never Was (remake 2)

8

21

4

World War One

8

22

4

The Spon Plague

8

23

11

Tiddlywinks

8

24

18

The Evils of Bushey Spon

8

25

1

The Great Statue Debate

8

26

29

9

7

13

The Mummified Priest (remake)

VG

1

12

Rare archive bonus items including extracts from cast rehearsals. Two illustrated booklets tell the story of the show’s development with reference to original archive paperwork, plus the history of the recordings themselves.

The Greatest Mountain in the World (remake)

VG

2

27

The Giant Bombardon (remake)

VG

4

18

The Kippered Herring Gang (remake)

VG

5

27

The Vanishing Room (remake)

VG

6

13

The Ink Shortage (remake)

VG

7

22

The Collapse of the British Railway Sandwich System (Transcription Service version)

VG

8

29

The Internal Mountain (remake)

VG

9

25

The Silent Bugler (remake)

VG

10

17

The Great Bank of England Robbery (remake)

VG

11

26

The Dreaded Piano Clubber (remake)

VG

12

24

The Siege of Fort Night (remake)

VG

13

26

The First Albert Memorial to the Moon (remake)

VG

14

27

10

9

12

The Sahara Desert Statue

9

1

20

Also included are a number of bonus items including pre-show warm up routines; specially recorded trailers: original broadcast continuity; outakes; Rehearsal recordings; extracts from radio documentaries which examine elements of The Goon Show including writing, performance, music and sound effects. Also included are a number of sound effects tracks first issued for BBC use in 1962. Two illustrated booklets, not originally included in the box, which tell the story of the show’s development with reference to original archive paperwork, plus the history of the recordings themselves, are available from the publisher.

I Was Monty’s Treble

9

2

6

The £1,000,000 Penny

9

3

13

The Pam’s Paper Insurance Policy

9

4

24

The Mountain Eaters

9

5

11

The Childe Harolde Rewarde

9

6

14

The Seagoon Memoirs

9

7

6

Queen Anne’s Rain

9

8

14

The Battle of Spion Kop

9

9

14

Ned’s Atomic Dustbin

9

10

19

Who Is Pink Oboe?

9

11

16

The Call of the West

9

12

5

11

12

20

Dishonoured – Again

9

13

 

Interviews with Peter Sellers and Spike Milligan and a rehearsal sequence from the soundtrack recording of The Lost Colony. Two illustrated booklets tell the story of the show’s development with reference to original archive paperwork, plus the history of the recordings themselves, while a third PDF booklet details the history of TV spin-off The Telegoons.

The Scarlet Capsule

9

14

32

The Tay Bridge

9

15

18

The Gold Plate Robbery

9

16

14

The £50 Cure

9

17

16

The Christmas Carol

10

1

15

Tales of Men’s Shirts

10

2

32

The Chinese Legs

10

3

26

Robin’s Post

10

4

27

The Silver Doubloons

10

5

29

The Last Smoking Seagoon

10

6

5

The GPO Show

     

The Omar Khayyam Show: Ned Kelly

     

The Omar Khayyam Show: The Ashes

     

The Omar Khayyam Show: The PM’s Trousers

     

The Omar Khayyam Show: The Flying Dustman

     

The Omar Khayyam Show: The America Cup

     

The Omar Khayyam Show: Waltzing Matilda

     

The Army Show

     

The Naughty Navy Show.

     

12

10

10

China Story

5

17

 

Also included are numerous bonus archive items, including celebratory programmes Parkinson Meets the Goons and Heroes for a Time. Here, too, are interviews and features taken from The Best of British Laughs: Peter Sellers, Robbie Vincent’s Late Night London, It Takes All Sorts and more as well as extracts from unedited studio recordings and rehearsals.

Foiled by President Fred

6

7

33

Tales of Old Dartmoor

6

21

34

The MacReekie Rising of ’74

7

4

 

Robin Hood (and His Merry Men)

7

SP

34

Six Charlies in Search of an Author

7

13

 

Insurance, The White Man’s Burden

7

21

 

The Red Fort

8

7

 

The Missing Ten Downing Street (aka Ten Downing Street Stolen)

VG

3

 

The Last Goon Show of All

SP

2

 

13

10

9

Harry Secombe Tracks Lo-Hing Ding

   

 

A host of bonus features are included in the collection, including the 1991 programme At Last The Go On Show, Goon Again and Just Before Goonrise from 2001, Laughter in the Airfrom 1979, Spike at 80 from 1998, various extracts from Desert Island Discs, and much more.

Handsome Harry Hunts for The Lost Drummer

     

The Failures of Handsome Harry Secombe

     

The Mystery of the Monkey’s Paw

3

17

 

The Man Who Tried to Destroy London’s Monuments

4

2

 

The Ghastly Experiments of Dr. Hans Eidelburger

4

3

 

The Missing Prime Minister

4

15

 

The Search for the Bearded Vulture

3

16

 

The Giant Bombardon

4

13

 

14

9

11

The History of Communications

4

18

 

Also included are radio programmes including Vivat Milligna!, Growing Up with the Goons, Radio Fun: The Story of Radio Comedy Part 7.
Documentary extracts include items from Kaleidoscope and Dad Made Me Laugh, as well as `The Disconnected Thoughts of Chairman Spike’, featuring unused interview material from At Last the Go On Show. In addition, two physical booklets combine to tell the story of the show’s development with reference to original archive paperwork, plus the history of the recordings themselves.

The Kippered Herring Gang

4

19

 

The Toothpaste Expedition

4

20

 

The Case of the Vanishing Room

4

21

 

The Greatest Mountain in the World

4

23

8

The Collapse of the British Railway Sandwich System

4

24

23

The Case of Agent X2 (aka The Silent Bugler)

4

25

 

The Story of Brain [sic] (aka Western Story)

4

26

 

The Saga of the Internal Mountain

4

27

 

The Great Bank of England Robbery

4

29

 

The Starlings

4

SP

31

   
 

SP = Special

VG = Vintage Goons

Columns:

Volume – the Compendium volume number

No. of CDs – the number of CDs in this volume

Total Episodes – the number of listed episodes in this volume (not including extras and special features)

Episode – the title of the episode

Series – the series in which this episode was first broadcast

Episode No. – the number of the episode within the series

Collection Volume – the volume, if any, of the Goon Show Collection series which includes this episode

Extras – extras included with this volume