Starring Spike Milligan, Peter Sellers and Harry Secombe with Max Geldray, Ray Ellington Quartet, Andrew Timothy and The Wally Stott Orchestra
For the BBC's 50th Anniversary the archives delivered three coffins before a distinguished audience at the Camden Theatre in London in 1972. They contained three legends of entertainment history...
Spike Milligna, the well-known typing error, script-writer and voice of Eccles, Moriarty, Little Jim and Minnie Barrister.
Peter Sellers, alias Major Bloodnok, Bluebottle and Henry Crun, practising his comeback by whistling a soliloquy from Hamlet.
Harry Secombe, bald, toothless, Welsh and weighing thirty-seven stone. Also the brains and brawn behind Neddy Seagoon, dressed in a floral cretonne frock as the Goons take their final bow in this their last performance after twelve years of silence.
From 1952 to 1960 The Goon Show spawned a cult of quickfire humour as Radio's most influential clowns. Driven by an inspired lunacy they wrenched conventional comedy into a new era. This DVD is a lasting tribute to their genius demonstrating the combined manic brilliance of Milligan, Sellers and Secombe is as fresh and funny as yesterday.
Goon, but by no means forgotten.