The Goon Show

January 22, 1952 to April 30, 1972
167 episodes known to exist
The Goon Show was a British radio comedy programme, originally produced and broadcast by the BBC Home Service from 1951 to 1960, with occasional repeats on the BBC Light Programme. The first series, broadcast between May and September 1951, was titled Crazy People; all subsequent series had the title The Goon Show, a title inspired, according to Milligan, by a Popeye character. The show's chief creator and main writer was Spike Milligan. More on Wikipedia
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Radio series often ran for multiple seasons and/or through many incarnations with different radio networks, sponsors, cast/crew, and revivals after many years.
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Show
# Episodes (Known)
Network
1
January 22, 1952 - February 5, 1952
The Goon Show
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2
October 9, 1953 - August 31, 1954
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9
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3
September 28, 1954 - March 22, 1955
The Goon Show
25
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4
September 20, 1955 - August 29, 1956
The Goon Show
27
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5
September 30, 1956 - August 22, 1957
The Goon Show
30
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6
September 30, 1957 - March 24, 1958
The Goon Show
27
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7
November 3, 1958 - February 23, 1959
The Goon Show
17
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8
December 24, 1959 - January 28, 1960
The Goon Show
6
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9
April 30, 1972 - April 30, 1972
The Goon Show
1
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10
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The Goon Show
1
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11
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The Goon Show
1
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12
January 3, 1955 - November 17, 1958
The Goon Show
21
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The Goon Show
January 22, 1952 - February 5, 1952
2 episodes known to exist
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Air Date
Title
Comments
Length
Sources
January 22, 1952 
Broadcasting in 1999 
Opening missing 
27:22 

 
February 5, 1952 
The Crystal Palace 
Opening missing 
27:53 

 
The Goon Show
October 9, 1953 - August 31, 1954
9 episodes known to exist
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Air Date
Title
Comments
Length
Sources
October 9, 1953 
The Man Who Tried to Destroy London's Monuments 
 
27:08 

 
October 16, 1953 
The Ghastly Experiments of Dr. Hans Eidelburger 
 
24:11 

 
13 
January 8, 1954 
The Missing Prime Minister 
 
28:25 

 
15 
January 29, 1954 
The History of Communications 
Opening missing 
26:54 

 
18 
March 1, 1954 
The Greatest Mountain in the World 
 
30:40 

 
23 
March 8, 1954 
The Collapse of the British Railway Sandwich System 
 
25:43 

 
24 
March 15, 1954 
The Silent Bugler 
 
28:38 

 
29 
April 12, 1954 
The Great Bank of England Robbery 
 
29:42 

 
30 
August 31, 1954 
The Starlings 
 
30:41 

 
The Goon Show
September 28, 1954 - March 22, 1955
25 episodes known to exist
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Air Date
Title
Comments
Length
Sources
September 28, 1954 
The Whistling Spy Enigma 
 
30:41 

 
October 5, 1954 
The Lost Gold Mine of Charlotte 
Death in the Desert 
26:17 

 
October 12, 1954 
The Dreaded Batter Pudding Hurler 
of Bexhill-On-Sea 
30:09 

 
October 19, 1954 
The Phantom Headshaver of Brighton 
 
31:01 

 
October 26, 1954 
The Affair of the Lone Banana 
 
32:40 

 
November 2, 1954 
The Canal 
 
26:43 

 
November 9, 1954 
Lurgi Strikes Britain 
Lurgi Strikes Again 
30:56 

 
November 16, 1954 
The Mystery of the Marie Celeste 
 
29:55 

 
November 23, 1954 
The Last Tram 
 
31:08 

 
10 
November 30, 1954 
The Booted Gorilla 
 
27:29 

 
11 
December 7, 1954 
The Spanish Suitcase 
 
30:23 

 
12 
December 14, 1954 
Dishonoured, Or the Fall of Neddie Seagoon 
 
28:05 

 
13 
December 21, 1954 
Forog 
 
27:43 

 
14 
December 28, 1954 
Ye Bandit of Sherwood Forest 
 
29:48 

 
15 
January 4, 1955 
1985 
 
29:50 

 
16 
January 11, 1955 
The Case of the Missing Heir 
 
26:29 

 
17 
January 18, 1955 
China Story 
 
29:37 

 
18 
January 25, 1955 
Under Two Floorboards - a Story of the Legion 
Beau Geste 
30:17 

 
19 
February 1, 1955 
The Missing Scroll 
 
26:41 

 
21 
February 15, 1955 
The Sinking of Westminster Pier 
 
30:54 

 
22 
February 22, 1955 
The Fireball of Milton Street 
 
29:00 

 
23 
March 1, 1955 
The Six Ingots of Leadenhall Street 
 
26:48 

 
24 
March 8, 1955 
Yehti 
 
30:40 

 
25 
March 15, 1955 
The White Box of Great Bardfield 
 
31:05 

 
26 
March 22, 1955 
The End 
 
26:53 

 
The Goon Show
September 20, 1955 - August 29, 1956
27 episodes known to exist
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Air Date
Title
Comments
Length
Sources
September 20, 1955 
The Man Who Won the War 
 
27:14 

 
September 27, 1955 
The Secret Escritoire 
 
29:06 

 
October 4, 1955 
The Lost Emperor 
 
29:36 

 
October 11, 1955 
Napoleon's Piano 
 
30:36 

 
October 18, 1955 
The Case of the Missing Cd Plates 
"A Case of Diplomatic Immunity" 
30:36 

 
October 25, 1955 
Rommel's Treasure 
 
31:54 

 
November 1, 1955 
Foiled by President Fred 
In Honour Bound 
27:00 

 
November 8, 1955 
Shangri La Again 
Lost Horizon 
30:27 

 
November 15, 1955 
The International Christmas Pudding 
Christmas Program 
29:24 

 
10 
November 29, 1955 
The Sale of Manhattan 
Lost Colony 
26:48 

 
11 
December 6, 1955 
The Terrible Revenge of Fred Fu Manchu 
 
30:29 

 
12 
December 13, 1955 
The Lost Year 
 
29:36 

 
13 
December 20, 1955 
The Greenslade Story 
 
31:32 

 
14 
January 3, 1956 
The Mighty Wurlitzer 
 
29:33 

 
15 
January 10, 1956 
The Raid of the International Christmas Pudding 
 
28:25 

 
16 
January 17, 1956 
Tales of Montmarre 
 
28:57 

 
17 
January 24, 1956 
The Jet-Propelled Guided Naafi 
 
30:39 

 
18 
January 31, 1956 
The House of Teeth 
 
27:09 

 
19 
February 7, 1956 
The Tales of Old Dartmoor 
 
27:42 

 
20 
February 14, 1956 
The Choking Horror 
 
23:36 

 
21 
February 21, 1956 
The Great Tuscan Salami Scandal 
 
29:31 

 
22 
February 28, 1956 
The Treasure in the Lake 
Treasure of Loch Lomond 
30:16 

 
23 
March 6, 1956 
The Fear of Wages 
 
31:04 

 
24 
March 13, 1956 
Scradje 
 
31:45 

 
25 
March 20, 1956 
The Man Who Never Was 
 
22:59 

 
26 
April 3, 1956 
The Pevensey Bay Disaster 
 
31:53 

 
27 
August 29, 1956 
China Story 
 
30:01 

 
The Goon Show
September 30, 1956 - August 22, 1957
30 episodes known to exist
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Air Date
Title
Comments
Length
Sources
September 30, 1956 
The Nasty Affair At the Burami Oasis 
rehearsal 
21:58 

 
October 4, 1956 
The Nasty Affair of the Burami Oasis 
Regular Broadcast 
30:29 

 
October 11, 1956 
Drums Along the Mersey 
 
30:25 

 
October 18, 1956 
The Nadger Plague 
 
28:36 

 
October 25, 1956 
The Macreekie Rising of '74 
Edited version 
18:49 

 
October 25, 1956 
The Macreekie Rising of '74 
 
28:36 

 
November 1, 1956 
The Spectre of Tintagel 
 
29:25 

 
November 15, 1956 
The Great Bank Robbery 
 
31:09 
November 22, 1956 
The Personal Narrative 
"Personal Narrative of Captain Neddie Seeagoon, R.N." 
27:24 
November 29, 1956 
The Mystery of the Fake Neddie Seagoons 
"The Great Art Mystery, or ..." 
32:03 
December 5, 1956 
What's My Line 
 
27:05 

 
10 
December 13, 1956 
The Telephone 
full 
26:34 

 
10 
December 13, 1956 
The Telephone 
edited 
23:40 

 
11 
December 20, 1956 
The Flea 
 
29:49 

 
12 
December 27, 1956 
Six Charlies in Search of an Author 
 
28:40 
13 
January 3, 1957 
Emperor of the Universe 
 
26:13 

 
14 
January 10, 1957 
Wings over Dagenham 
 
29:57 
15 
January 17, 1957 
The Rent Collectors 
 
30:13 
16 
January 24, 1957 
Shifting Sands 
 
31:14 

 
17 
January 31, 1957 
The Moon Show 
 
26:53 

 
18 
February 7, 1957 
The Mysterious Punch-Up-The-Conker 
 
32:00 

 
19 
February 14, 1957 
The Sleeping Prince 
 
28:43 

 
20 
February 21, 1957 
Round the World in 80 Days 
 
27:15 

 
21 
February 28, 1957 
Insurance, the White Man's Burden 
Unedited version 
28:20 

 
21 
February 28, 1957 
Insurance, the White Man's Burden 
Edited version 
20:22 

 
22 
March 7, 1957 
The Africa Ship Canal 
Great Trans-Africa Canal 
26:41 

 
23 
March 14, 1957 
I'll Met by Goonlight 
 
31:53 

 
24 
March 21, 1957 
The Missing Boa Constrictor 
 
26:58 

 
25 
March 28, 1957 
The Histories of Pliny the Elder 
 
31:40 

 
27 
August 22, 1957 
The Reason Why 
 
30:05 

 
The Goon Show
September 30, 1957 - March 24, 1958
27 episodes known to exist
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Air Date
Title
Comments
Length
Sources
September 30, 1957 
Spon 
 
31:57 
October 7, 1957 
The Junk Affair 
 
29:39 
October 14, 1957 
The Burning Embassy 
 
26:56 

 
October 21, 1957 
The Great Regents Park Swim 
 
26:53 

 
October 28, 1957 
The Treasure in the Tower 
 
30:52 

 
November 4, 1957 
Space Age 
 
26:42 

 
November 11, 1957 
The Red Fort 
"A Tale of India" Full version 
30:10 
November 11, 1957 
Red Fort 
"A Tale of India" Edited Version 
22:14 
November 18, 1957 
The Missing Battleship 
 
29:49 
November 25, 1957 
The Policy 
 
28:53 

 
10 
December 2, 1957 
King Solomon's Mines 
 
30:15 

 
11 
December 9, 1957 
The Stolen Postman 
 
26:45 

 
12 
December 16, 1957 
The Great British Revolution 
 
27:05 

 
13 
December 23, 1957 
The Plasticine Man 
 
33:26 

 
14 
December 30, 1957 
African Incident 
 
28:29 

 
15 
January 6, 1958 
The Thing On the Mountain 
 
28:26 

 
16 
January 13, 1958 
The Great String Robberies 
 
29:47 

 
17 
January 20, 1958 
The Moriarty Murder Mystery 
 
31:06 

 
18 
January 27, 1958 
The Curse of Frankenstein 
My Heart's in the Highlands 
29:48 

 
19 
February 3, 1958 
The White Neddie Trade 
 
31:04 

 
20 
February 10, 1958 
Ten Snowballs That Shook the World 
 
26:46 

 
21 
February 17, 1958 
The Man Who Never Was 
 
29:32 

 
22 
February 24, 1958 
World War One 
 
29:57 

 
23 
March 3, 1958 
The Spon Plague 
 
30:09 

 
24 
March 10, 1958 
Tiddleywinks 
 
29:03 

 
25 
March 17, 1958 
The Evils of Bushey Spon 
 
30:10 

 
26 
March 24, 1958 
The Great Statue Debate 
 
26:55 

 
The Goon Show
November 3, 1958 - February 23, 1959
17 episodes known to exist
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Air Date
Title
Comments
Length
Sources
November 3, 1958 
Sahara Desert Statue 
 
26:42 

 
November 10, 1958 
I Was Monty's Treble 
 
29:55 

 
November 17, 1958 
The 1,000,000 - Pound Penny 
 
31:13 

 
November 24, 1958 
The Pam's Paper Insurance Policy 
 
29:15 

 
December 1, 1958 
The Mountain Eaters 
 
29:32 

 
December 8, 1958 
The Childe Harolde Rewarde 
 
32:06 

 
December 15, 1958 
The Seagoon Memoirs 
 
29:55 

 
December 22, 1958 
The Queen Anne's Rain 
 
30:11 

 
December 29, 1958 
The Battle of Spion Kop 
 
31:03 

 
10 
January 5, 1959 
The Ned's Atomic Dustbin 
 
33:56 

 
11 
January 12, 1959 
Who Is Pink Oboe? 
The Spy, or?. 
29:49 

 
12 
January 20, 1959 
The Call of the West 
Capt. Stringo, or Goon Law 
32:20 

 
13 
January 26, 1959 
Dishonoured - Again 
I knew Terence Nuke 
28:54 

 
14 
February 2, 1959 
The Scarlet Capsule 
Quatermass O.B.E. 
29:16 

 
15 
February 9, 1959 
The Tay Bridge 
 
30:33 

 
16 
February 16, 1959 
The Gold Plate Robbery 
Kleens of Blenchinghall 
30:34 

 
17 
February 23, 1959 
The 50-Pound Cure 
 
29:56 

 
The Goon Show
December 24, 1959 - January 28, 1960
6 episodes known to exist
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Air Date
Title
Comments
Length
Sources
December 24, 1959 
A Christmas Carol 
"Merry Christmas and Custard" Christmas Program 
31:02 

 
December 31, 1959 
The Tale of Men's Shirts 
A Story of Down Under 
29:47 

 
January 7, 1960 
The Chinese Legs 
 
29:42 

 
January 14, 1960 
Robin's Post 
Story of Lord Seagoon 
26:35 
January 21, 1960 
The Silver Dubloons 
 
26:31 

 
January 28, 1960 
The Last Smoking Seagoons 
 
30:08 

 
The Goon Show
April 30, 1972 - April 30, 1972
1 episodes known to exist
#
Air Date
Title
Comments
Length
Sources
 
April 30, 1972 
The Last Goon Show of All 
 
57:32 
The Goon Show
n/a - n/a
1 episodes known to exist
#
Air Date
Title
Comments
Length
Sources
 
n/a 
At Last, the Go-On Show 
audio documentary on the Goon Show 
38:48 
The Goon Show
n/a - n/a
1 episodes known to exist
#
Air Date
Title
Comments
Length
Sources
 
n/a 
Pre-Show Warmup 
pre-show warm-up 
10:29 
The Goon Show
January 3, 1955 - November 17, 1958
21 episodes known to exist
#
Air Date
Title
Comments
Length
Sources
 
January 3, 1955 
The Mighty Wurlitzer 
 
26:48 

 
 
March 22, 1955 
Confessions of a Secret Senna-Pod Drinker 
 
26:27 

 
 
December 2, 1956 
Robin Hood 
Full version 
28:51 

 
 
December 2, 1956 
Robin Hood 
Edited Version 
22:17 

 
 
December 2, 1956 
Robin Hood 
retakes 
3:39 

 
 
December 24, 1956 
Operation Christmas Duff 
Christmas Program 
30:24 
 
October 6, 1957 
The Mummified Priest 
 
30:29 

 
 
October 20, 1957 
The Greatest Mountain in the World 
 
27:27 

 
 
November 3, 1957 
The Missing 10 Downing Street 
Missing Prime Minister 
23:52 

 
 
December 1, 1957 
The Kippered Herring Gang 
 
29:46 

 
 
December 15, 1957 
The Vanishing Room 
 
26:58 

 
 
December 29, 1957 
The Ink Shortage 
Hansard Unexpurgated 
28:21 

 
 
January 12, 1958 
The Mustard and Cress Shortage 
British Railway Sandwich 
26:21 

 
 
February 16, 1958 
The Internal Mountain 
 
28:27 

 
 
February 23, 1958 
The Silent Bugler 
 
30:25 

 
 
March 2, 1958 
The Great Bank of England Robbery 
Open Casebook 
22:55 

 
 
March 9, 1958 
The Dreaded Piano Clubber 
 
28:48 

 
 
March 16, 1958 
The Siege of Fort Night 
 
27:40 

 
 
March 23, 1958 
The Albert Memorial 
 
21:53 

 
 
September 22, 1958 
The Mummified Priest 
 
31:09 

 
 
November 17, 1958 
The Giant Bombardon 
 
29:38 

 
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