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20021215 (BBC7)
20071007 (BBC7)
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Spike Milligan, Harry Secombe, Peter Sellers, Ray Ellington and Max Geldray reunite.

Spike Milligan, Harry Secombe, Peter Sellers, Ray Ellington and Max Geldray reunite for a final fling.

From October 1972.

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20150828 (BBC7)

Winston Seagoon battles the Big Brother Corporation. Can he survive Room 101?

Winston Seagoon battles the Big Brother Corporation. Can he survive Room 101? Stars Spike Milligan. From January 1955.

Dishonoured Again19921130 (R4)

A classic from 1959.

Starring Peter Sellers ,

Harry Secombe and Spike Milligan , with Ray Ellington and Max Geldray. Music by Wally Stott. Restoration by Ted Kendall Producer John Browell

International Christmas Pudding *20061225 (BBC7)

Eccentric millionaire Neddie Seagoon decides to fund an expedition to search for fragments of a famous dessert.

Sale Of Manhattan20071008 (BBC7)
20151218 (BBC7)

Neddie Seagoon learns he is the rightful owner of New York and sets off to reclaim it.

Neddie Seagoon learns he is the rightful owner of New York and sets off to reclaim his land. Stars Harry Secombe. From November 1955.

The Case Of The Mysterious Punch Up The Conk19820801
The China Story20100211 (BBC7)
20110813 (BBC7)
20130910 (BBC7)
20150911 (BBC7)
19921026 (R4)

Neddie Seagoon is Britain's ambassador in China, and he is after cash.

A lovingly restored classic from 1955.

The China Story.

Starring Peter Sellers , Harry Secombe and Spike Milligan , with * Ray Ellington and Max Geldray.

Music by Wally Stott. Restoration by Ted Kendall Producer Peter Eton

The Ink Shortage20081208 (BBC7)
20130402 (BBC7)
20130406 (BBC7)

Sir Bernard Seagoon sets out to corner the world market for writing materials. Stars Spike Milligan. From December 1957.

Sir Bernard Seagoon sets out to corner the world market for writing materials.

The Last Goon Show Of All20071007 (BBC7)
20090607 (BBC7)
20090608 (BBC7)
20100131 (BBC7)
20100201 (BBC7)
20110528 (BBC7)

Spike Milligan, Harry Secombe, Peter Sellers, Ray Ellington and Max Geldray reunite.

Spike Milligan, Harry Secombe, Peter Sellers, Ray Ellington and Max Geldray reunite for a final fling.

From October 1972.

The Pam 's Paper Insurance Policy19921102 (R4)

A lovingly restored classic. starring Peter Sellers , Harry Secombe and Spike Milligan , with Ray Ellington and Max Geldray.

Music 0y Wally Stott

Restoration by Ted Kendall

Producer John Browell. Stereo (First broadcast in 1958)

The Silver Doubloons20090518 (BBC7)
20141230 (BBC7)

Neddie Seagoon must plunder a sunken Spanish galleon.

Neddie Seagoon must plunder a sunken Spanish galleon. Stars Spike Milligan, Peter Sellers and Harry Secombe. From January 1960.

The Vanishing Room20081201 (BBC7)
20130326 (BBC7)

Inspector Ned Seagoon investigates the very thorough murder of Lord Cretinby.

Tiddlywinks20081110 (BBC7)
20141111 (BBC7)

After defeat at the hands of Cambridge, Neddie Seagoon seeks his gameful revenge.

After defeat at the hands of Cambridge, Neddie Seagoon seeks his gameful revenge. Stars Spike Milligan. From March 1958.

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01SPECIALCinderella
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0301Fred Of The Islands19521111
0302The Egg Of The Great Auk19521118
0303I Was A Male Fan Dancer19521125
0304The Saga Of Hms Aldgate19521202
0305The Expedition For Toothpaste19521209
0306The Archers19521216
0307Robin Hood - Christmas Pantomime19521226

Producer: Peter Eton

Notes: Christmas Pantomime (45 minutes long).

Without Spike Milligan, with Dick Emery and Carole Carr.

0308Where Does Santa Claus Go In The Summer?19521230
0309The Navy, Army, And Air Force19530106
0310The British Way Of Life19530113
0311A Survey Of Britain19530120
0312Flint Of The Flying Squad19530127
0313Seaside Resorts In Winter19530203
0314The Tragedy Of Oxley Tower19530210
0315The Story Of Civilization19530217
0316The Search For The Bearded Vulture19530224
0317The Mystery Of The Monkey's Paw19530303
0318The Mystery Of The Cow On The Hill19530310
0319Where Do Socks Come From?19530317
0320The Man Who Never Was *1953032420030922 (BBC7)
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20081020 (BBC7)

Producer: Peter Eton.

Producer: Pat Dixon.

A suspected German spy is caught waiting for a submarine.

Producer: Charles Chilton.

A suspected spy is caught waiting for a submarine.

Stars Spike Milligan, Harry Secombe and Peter Sellers.

From February 1958.

0321The Building Of The Suez Canal19530331
0322The De Goonlies19530407
0323The Conquest Of Space19530414
0324The Ascent Of Mount Everest19530421
0325The Story Of The Plymouth Hoe Armada19530428
03SPECIALCoronation Edition
0401The Dreaded Piano Clubber *1953100220031013 (BBC7)
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People are being squashed by pianos and Seagoon of Scotland Yard investigates.

Henry Crun has to face the music as a mad assailant threatens the very fabric of the Nation.

Producer: Peter Eton

Notes: The title given is that of the middle part of the show.

0402The Man Who Tried To Destroy London's Monuments19531009
0403The Ghastly Experiments Of Dr. Hans Eidelburger19531016
0404The Building Of Britain's First Atomic Cannon19531023
0405The Gibraltar Story19531030
0406Through The Sound Barrier In An Airing Cupboard19531106
0407The First Albert Memorial To The Moon19531113
0408The Missing Bureaucrat19531120
0409Operation Bagpipes19531127
0410The Flying Saucer Mystery19531204
0411The Spanish Armada19531211
0412The British Way19531218
0413The Giant Bombardon1953122520091015 (BBC7)

Producer: Peter Eton

Notes: With Michael Bentine.

To help defeat the 'Ruskies', Seagoon must find a huge leather cannon.

To help defeat the 'Ruskies', Seagoon must find a leather cannon.

Stars Spike Milligan.

0414Ten Thousand Fathoms Down In A Wardrobe19540101
0415The Missing Prime Minister19540108
0416Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Crun19540115
0417The Mummified Priest * * *1954012220030929 (BBC7)
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Having failed his exams at Cambridge, young Neddy Seagoon is recommended for an Egyptology job at the British Museum.

Seagoon suffers a severe bout of 'lust for gold' and organises an expedition into the Egyptian desert.

From 1958.

Producer: Peter Eton.

Seagoon suffers a severe bout of 'lust for gold' and organises an expedition.

From September 1958.

0418The History Of Communications19540129
0419The Kippered Herring Gang19540205

Producer: Peter Eton

0420The Toothpaste Expedition19540212
0421The Case Of The Vanishing Room19540219
0422The Great Ink Drought Of 190219540226
0423The Greatest Mountain In The World1954030520050905 (BBC7)
20070312 (BBC7)
20091022 (BBC7)
20091025 (BBC7)
20091026 (BBC7)
20110409 (BBC7)
20110410 (BBC7)
20130514 (BBC7)
20150515 (BBC7)

Seagoon attempts to climb a mountain even higher than Everest.

Producer: Peter Eton

Neddie Seagoon attempts to climb a peak even higher than Everest. From March 1954.

Neddie Seagoon attempts to climb a peak even higher than Everest. Stars Spike Milligan and Harry Secombe. From March 1954.

0424The Collapse Of The British Railway Sandwich System1954030820070319 (BBC7)
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Captain Seagoon investigates a mustard-and-cress-flavoured mystery at Clapham Junction.

0425The Silent Bugler1954031920070326 (BBC7)
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20150529 (BBC7)

It's 1902 and British secret agent Seagoon is heading to Dresden on a deadly mission.

It's 1902 and British secret agent Capt Hairy Seagoon heads to Dresden to track down the Silent Bugler.

Producer: Peter Eton

Notes: The nearest to an announcement is 'Take the case of Agent X2...'.

It's 1902 and British secret agent Seagoon is heading to Dresden on a deadly mission. Stars Harry Secombe. From March 1954.

0426Western Story19540326
0427The Saga Of The Internal Mountain19540402
0428The Invisible Acrobat19540409
0429The Great Bank Of England Robbery19540416

Producer: Peter Eton

Notes: Ray Ellington was pre-recorded.

0430The Siege Of Fort Night1954042320031020 (BBC7)
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20090105 (BBC7)
20130416 (BBC7)
20130420 (BBC7)

Seagoon sets off to ask Henry Crun to invent a waterproof gas stove.

Producer: Peter Eton

Notes: Ray Ellington was pre-recorded.

Stars Spike Milligan.

Starring Spike Milligan.

Re-recording from March 1958.

Seagoon sets off to ask Henry Crun to invent a waterproof gas stove. Stars Spike Milligan.

Seagoon sets off to ask Henry Crun to invent a waterproof gas stove. Starring Spike Milligan. Re-recording from March 1958.

04SPECIALArchie In Goonland
04SPECIALShort Insert In 'christmas Crackers'
04SPECIALThe Starlings20091112 (BBC7)
20091115 (BBC7)
20091116 (BBC7)
20130604 (BBC7)

London is besieged by birds in a special recording without an audience or orchestra.

0501The Whistling Spy Enigma1954092820050912 (BBC7)
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20091119 (BBC7)
20110430 (BBC7)
20110501 (BBC7)
20130611 (BBC7)
20130615 (BBC7)
19910527 (R2)
19931223 (R4)

Spy Neddie must make contact with his informer.

But can he whistle the secret tune?

Producer: R EDIS

Spy Neddie must make contact with his informer. But can he whistle the secret tune?

0502The Lost Gold Mine (of Charlotte)1954100520070409 (BBC7)
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Neddie's odd discovery in some meatloaf sparks a trip to America to make his fortune.

Seagoon sets sail for America, but loses his treasure map!

Neddie's odd discovery in some meatloaf sparks a trip to America to make his fortune.

0503The Dreaded Batter Pudding Hurler Of Bexhill-on-sea1954101220040103 (BBC7)
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20091203 (BBC7)
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Constable Neddie Seagoon is out to save Minnie and apprehend the anonymous batter pudding hurler.

Constable Neddie Seagoon sets out to apprehend Minnie and Henry's Sussex assailant.

0504The Phantom Head Shaver (of Brighton)1954101920050926 (BBC7)
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20091210 (BBC7)
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20150626 (BBC7)

People are losing their hair all over Brighton and cheap tobacco is on sale - is there a connection?

As baldness breaks out in Brighton, is there a connection to a glut of cheap tobacco?

As baldness breaks out in Brighton, is there a connection to a glut of cheap tobacco? Stars Spike Milligan. From October 1954.

0505The Affair Of The Lone Banana1954102619910529
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20091231 (BBC7)
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20150703 (BBC7)
19931221 (R4)

Neddie tracks young Fred Nurke, who's vanished from his banana growing family's home.Producer: R.

EDIS

Next in series: TALES OF OLD DARTMOOR

Previous in series: THE DREADED BATTER PUDDING HURLER

Description

Starring Peter Sellers, Spike Milligan and Harry Secombe.

Producers Peter Eton and Richard EDIS.

Contributors

Wallace Greenslade (ann)

Spike Milligan (Author)

Wally Stott (cond)

Harry Secombe (ent)

Peter Sellers (ent)

Max Geldray (mus)

Richard Edis (Producer)

Peter Eton (Producer]

Neddie tracks young Fred Nurke, who has vanished from his banana-growing family's home.

Neddie tracks young Fred Nurke, who has vanished from his banana-growing family's home. Stars Spike Milligan. From October 1954.

0506The Canal1954110220070507 (BBC7)
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20130716 (BBC7)
20150710 (BBC7)

Back home after 43 years, why must Neddie never go near the oily waters again?

0507Lurgi Strikes Britain1954110920040322 (BBC7)
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20051231 (BBC7)
20060101 (BBC7)
20070514 (BBC7)
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20100111 (BBC7)
20110611 (BBC7)
20110612 (BBC7)
20130723 (BBC7)
20150717 (BBC7)

Doctor Seagoon is dispatched to tackle a curious contagious epidemic disease.

0508The Mystery Of The Marie Celeste (solved)1954111620040329 (BBC7)
20040330 (BBC7)
20050801 (BBC7)
20070521 (BBC7)
20080415 (BBC7)
20110618 (BBC7)
20110619 (BBC7)
20130730 (BBC7)
20150724 (BBC7)

Grytpype-Thynne advertises for a new crew for his seagoing mission to find the Marie Celeste.

0509The Last Tram (from Clapham)1954112320040405 (BBC7)
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20051231 (BBC7)
20060101 (BBC7)
20070528 (BBC7)
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20110625 (BBC7)
20110626 (BBC7)
20130806 (BBC7)
20150731 (BBC7)

After thinking that all of London's trams had been melted down, tram boss Seagoon (Harry Secombe) and his obsequious assistant Clench (Peter Sellers) uncover that a final number 33 tram is still running on the Highgate-Kingsway route.

They set off in less-than-hot pursuit on a horse and carriage.

London's trams are no more, but boss Seagoon must pursue the one that got away.

0510The Booted Gorilla (found?)1954113020070604 (BBC7)
20110705 (BBC7)
20130813 (BBC7)
20150807 (BBC7)

A trap is laid when boot prints are sighted on an African jungle safari, and Bluebottle gets a surprise.

0511The Spanish Suitcase1954120720040412 (BBC7)
20040413 (BBC7)
20040414 (BBC7)
20050815 (BBC7)
20070611 (BBC7)
20080417 (BBC7)
20100121 (BBC7)
20110712 (BBC7)
20130820 (BBC7)
20150814 (BBC7)
20150815 (BBC7)

Neddie Seagoon's brave act lands him in prison, and a jewel thief is on the loose.

Mistaken identities, a suitcase and appalling accents all feature in this show.

0512Dishonoured, Or The Fall Of Neddie Seagoon19541214
0513Forog19541221
0514Ye Bandit Of Sherwood Forest1954122820031220 (BBC7)
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20040420 (BBC7)
20051017 (BBC7)
20070618 (BBC7)
20071217 (BBC7)
20110719 (BBC7)
20150821 (BBC7)

Neddie Seagoon wants to be rich and famous, but does he want it enough to risk life and limb helping Maid Marion?

Neddie Seagoon wants fame and fortune, but does he want it enough to help Maid Marion?

05151985 [original]1955010420040426 (BBC7)
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20070625 (BBC7)
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20110726 (BBC7)
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Winston Seagoon battles the Big Brother Corporation.

Can he survive Room 101?

Can he survive Room 101? Stars Spike Milligan.

From January 1955.

Producer: Peter Eton

Notes: Orchestra conducted by Bruce Campbell.

Inspired by George Orwell's '1984'.

The show was such a sucess that it was re-performed as episode 20 later in the series.

The Goons' spoof of '1984' with Winston Seagoon battling the Big Brother Corporation.

0516The Case Of The Missing Heir1955011120070702 (BBC7)
20110802 (BBC7)
20130903 (BBC7)
20150904 (BBC7)

As a Dimberger, Neddie tries to dethrone a Heidelberger.

It's all rather confusing really.

As a Dimberger, Neddie Seagoon sets out to dethrone a Heidelberger. Stars Spike Milligan.

As a Dimberger, Neddie Seagoon sets out to dethrone a Heidelberger. Stars Spike Milligan and Harry Secombe. From January 1955.

0517China Story1955011820040503 (BBC7)
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Producer: Peter Eton.

Neddie Seagoon's the British Ambassador in China and out of money.

But Grytpype's offering a way to a fortune.

From January 1955.

Neddie Seagoon is Britain's Ambassador in China and he's after cash.

Stars Spike Milligan and Peter Sellers.

0518Under Two Floorboards - A Story Of The Legion1955012520040510 (BBC7)
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20051024 (BBC7)
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In true Beau Geste style, Neddie Seagoon joins the foreign legion in disgrace.

Neddy Seagoon finds himself in the French Foreign Legion, which can only spell disaster for the Goons.

Seagoon is accused of stealing his mother's Blue Shower necklace and leaves the country to join the foreign legion in disgrace.

Neddie Seagoon goes off to join the Legion after a series of mishaps.

0519The Missing Scroll19550201
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Producer: Peter Eton

Notes: This is a not repeat of episode 15.

It is a new performance of the same script, which was re-typed, incorporating all but one of the timing cuts made for the first version.

In this show John Snagge (pre-recorded) reads the telescreen announcement near the beginning.

0521The Sinking Of Westminster Pier1955021520040517 (BBC7)
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20100218 (BBC7)
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20150925 (BBC7)

Oyster sexing and salvaging Westminster Pier, with all the usual characters and sound effects.

Oyster-loving Neddie Seagoon takes to the River Thames - which is soon draining away.

Oyster-loving Neddie Seagoon takes to the River Thames, which is soon draining away. Stars Harry Secombe. From February 1955.

0522The Fireball Of Milton Street19550222
0523The Six Ingots Of Leadenhall Street19550301
0524Yehti1955030820040524 (BBC7)
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Neddie Seagoon offers to lead an expedition to bring back a yehti - from Yorkshire.

Neddie Seagoon offers to lead an expedition to bring back a yehti - from deepest, darkest Yorkshire. Stars Spike Milligan. From March 1955.

0525The White Box Of Great Bardfield1955031520040531 (BBC7)
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Ned's latest get-rich-quick scheme is to export snow to the Sudan.

Will he make his fortune or lose out to Grytpype-Thynne?

Can Neddie Seagoon get rich quick by exporting Britain's surfeit of snow?

0526The End19550322
0601The Man Who Won The War (seagoon Mcc)1955092020040607 (BBC7)
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Seagoon is trying to get thrown out of the army.

Unfortunately all his 'bad' ideas seem to work.

How Neddie 'invented' the barrage balloon and other wartime (mis)adventures.

The Man Who Won The War (seagoon Mcc)

How Neddy 'invented' the barrage balloon and other wartime (mis)adventures.

Messrs Geldray and Ellington provide musical moments.

How Neddie 'invented' the barrage balloon and other wartime (mis)adventures. Stars Spike Milligan. From September 1955.

0602The Secret Escritoire1955092720070820 (BBC7)
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20131022 (BBC7)
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20151023 (BBC7)

Seagoon's furniture is at the centre of a Mayalan man-shrinking plot.

Neddie Seagoon's furniture is at the centre of a Malayan man-shrinking plot.

Neddie Seagoon's furniture is at the centre of a Malayan man-shrinking plot. Stars Peter Sellers. From September 1955.

0603The Lost Emperor1955100420040614 (BBC7)
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Another comedy adventure from Spike Milligan, Peter Sellers and Harry Secombe, our intrepid maestros of wit.

From October 1955.

Archaeologist Seagoon hunts for the missing treasure of Genghis Khan.

Stars Spike Milligan and Peter Sellers.

Archaeologist Seagoon hunts for the missing treasure of Genghis Khan. Stars Spike Milligan and Peter Sellers. From October 1955.

0604Napoleon's Piano1955101120040621 (BBC7)
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Ned Seagoon is duped into stealing the very piano that Napoleon played at the Battle of Waterloo.

Neddie Seagoon is conned into pinching the keyboard played at the Battle of Waterloo.

Stars Spike Milligan.

From October 1955.

Neddie Seagoon is conned into pinching the keyboard played at the Battle of Waterloo. Stars Spike Milligan. From October 1955.

0605The Case Of The Missing Cd Plates1955101820070910 (BBC7)
20111011 (BBC7)
20131112 (BBC7)
20151113 (BBC7)

Wherever he roams, Neddie falls foul of diplomatic immunity.

Mown down and flattened, frustrated Neddie Seagoon falls foul of diplomatic immunity.

Stars Spike Milligan.

From October 1955.

Mown down and flattened, frustrated Neddie Seagoon falls foul of diplomatic immunity. Stars Spike Milligan. From October 1955.

0606Rommel's Treasure1955102520070917 (BBC7)
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Fleeing from Tobruk in 1942, Rommel leaves behind a precious box.

Fleeing from Tobruk in 1942, the military leader leaves behind a precious box.

Fleeing from Tobruk in 1942, the military leader leaves behind a precious box. Stars Spike Milligan. From October 1955.

0607Foiled By President Fred1955110120040628 (BBC7)
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Gas meter inspector Seagoon heads to South America to tackle President Fred over his unpaid bill.

Gas meter inspector Neddie Seagoon heads to South America over an unpaid bill.

Gas meter inspector Neddie Seagoon heads to South America over an unpaid bill. Stars Harry Secombe. From November 1955.

0608Shangri-la Again1955110820040628 (BBC7)
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20051212 (BBC7)
20071001 (BBC7)
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20111025 (BBC7)
20131203 (BBC7)
20151204 (BBC7)

With an invasion of Peking imminent, it's down to Neddie Seagoon to save the day.

The usual characters attempt to escape the Japanese invasion.

Seagoon, Eccles and others escape an invasion, and happen upon a utopia.

Neddie Seagoon escapes an invasion - and finds Utopia.

Neddie Seagoon escapes an invasion, and finds Utopia. Fantasy novel spoof.

Neddie Seagoon escapes an invasion, and finds Utopia. Fantasy novel spoof with Spike Milligan and Harry Secombe. From November 1955.

0609The International Christmas Pudding1955111520040712 (BBC7)
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20051219 (BBC7)
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20091217 (BBC7)
20091220 (BBC7)
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20111220 (BBC7)
20131210 (BBC7)
20131214 (BBC7)
20151225 (BBC7)

An eccentric millionaire funds an expedition for fragments of a famous dessert.

Eccentric millionaire Neddie Seagoon decides to fund an expedition to search for fragments of a famous dessert.

From 1955.

Stars Spike Milligan.

From November 1955.

An eccentric millionaire funds an expedition for fragments of a famous dessert. Stars Spike Milligan. From November 1955.

0610The Pevensey Bay Disaster1955112220080114 (BBC7)
20111101 (BBC7)
20131217 (BBC7)
20151211 (BBC7)

To foil a dastardly plot by Grytpype-Thynne and Moriarty, Neddie Seagoon must plough his way to the Sussex coast pronto.

To foil a dastardly plot, Neddie Seagoon must plough his way to the Sussex coast pronto.

To foil a dastardly plot by Grytpype-Thynne and Moriarty, Neddie Seagoon must plough his way to the Sussex coast pronto. Stars Spike Milligan. From April 1956.

0611The Sale Of Manhattan1955112920071008 (BBC7)
20111108 (BBC7)
20111112 (BBC7)
20131224 (BBC7)

Neddie finds that he is the rightful owner of New York and sets off to reclaim his land.

0612The Terrible Revenge Of Fred Fu-manchu19551206
0613The Lost Year19551213
0614The Greenslade Story1955122020040719 (BBC7)
20040720 (BBC7)
20060102 (BBC7)
20071015 (BBC7)
20100401 (BBC7)
20111115 (BBC7)
20131231 (BBC7)
20140104 (BBC7)
20160101 (BBC7)

The amazing rise and fall of BBC Home Service announcer Wallace Greenslade.

The amazing rise and fall of BBC Home Service announcer Wallace Greenslade. Stars Spike Milligan. From December 1955.

0615The Hastings Flyer - Robbed19551227
0616The Mighty Wurlitzer1956010320071022 (BBC7)
20111122 (BBC7)
20111126 (BBC7)
20140107 (BBC7)
20160108 (BBC7)

Neddie propels his mighty organ across the Sahara.

Neddie propels his mighty organ across the Sahara. Stars Harry Secombe and Spike Milligan.

Neddie propels his mighty organ across the Sahara. Stars Harry Secombe and Spike Milligan. From January 1956.

0617The Raid Of The International Christmas Pudding19560110
0618The Tales Of Montmartre1956011720040726 (BBC7)
20040727 (BBC7)
20060109 (BBC7)
20071029 (BBC7)
20100408 (BBC7)
20111129 (BBC7)
20140114 (BBC7)
20160115 (BBC7)

Paris, passion and duplicity abound in the tangled lives of two talented painters.

Paris, painting, passion and duplicity in the tangled lives of two talented painters - Paul Gauguin and Neddie Toulouse-Lautrec - and a certain Fifi...

Paris, passion and duplicity abound in the tangled lives of two talented painters. Stars Spike Milligan. From January 1956.

0619The Jet-propelled Guided Naafi1956012420040802 (BBC7)
20040803 (BBC7)
20060116 (BBC7)
20071105 (BBC7)
20100415 (BBC7)
20111206 (BBC7)
20111210 (BBC7)
20140121 (BBC7)
20160122 (BBC7)

PM Seagoon is on an economy drive, so spends lots of money.

And a new secret weapon falls into the wrong hands.

If an army marches on its stomach, the ultimate weapon must be the Jet Propelled Guided NAAFI, on site in seconds flat.

Grytpype and Moriarty set out to steal explosive plans for a secret new weapon.

Stars Spike Milligan and Peter Sellers.

From January 1956.

From 1956.

Grytpype and Moriarty set out to steal explosive plans for a secret new weapon. Stars Spike Milligan and Peter Sellers. From January 1956.

0620The House Of Teeth1956013120071112 (BBC7)
20111227 (BBC7)
20140128 (BBC7)
20160129 (BBC7)

Valentine Dyall joins the crew to play an evil doctor with a novel use for dentures.

From January 1956 and fresh to BBC 7.

Producer: Peter Eton

Notes: With Valentine Dyall.

Not coherently announced.

Neddie investigates a dastardly denture-stealing plan. But who wants them and why?

Neddie investigates a dastardly denture-stealing plan. But who wants them and why? With Valentine Dyall. From January 1956.

0621Tales Of Old Dartmoor1956020720040809 (BBC7)
20040810 (BBC7)
20060123 (BBC7)
20071119 (BBC7)
20100422 (BBC7)
20120103 (BBC7)
20140204 (BBC7)
20160205 (BBC7)

Neddy, Governor of Dartmoor, thinks his prisoners need a holiday, so he rebuilds the prison by the Chateau d'If.

Prison Governor Neddie Seagoon relocates his inmates to the south of France.

Prison governor Neddie Seagoon relocates his inmates to the south of France. Stars Harry Secombe. From February 1956.

0622The Choking Horror1956021420071126 (BBC7)
20120110 (BBC7)
20120114 (BBC7)
20140211 (BBC7)
20160212 (BBC7)

The fiendish Germans sabotage London's monuments, leaving Neddie to find the solution.

Hair-raising events for Neddie Seagoon, when London's monuments are sabotaged.

Hair-raising events for Neddie Seagoon when London's monuments are sabotaged. Stars Harry Secombe. From February 1956.

0623The Great Tuscan Salami Scandal1956022120040816 (BBC7)
20040817 (BBC7)
20060130 (BBC7)
20071203 (BBC7)
20120124 (BBC7)
20140218 (BBC7)
20160219 (BBC7)
20160220 (BBC7)

Seagoon must find the missing female salami with help from the usual characters.

A meaty mystery for Neddie Seagoon, unaccompanied by the show's striking musicians.

A meaty mystery for Neddie Seagoon, unaccompanied by the show's striking musicians. Stars Harry Secombe. From February 1956.

0624The Treasure In The Lake1956022820040823 (BBC7)
20040824 (BBC7)
20060206 (BBC7)
20071210 (BBC7)
20120131 (BBC7)
20140225 (BBC7)
20160226 (BBC7)
19900507 (R2)

Neddie discovers that he's the heir to a Scottish fortune, but he must outlive the Laird.

Neddie discovers that he's the heir to a Scottish fortune, but first he must outlive the Laird.

Neddy thinks his money troubles are over when he hears of a Scottish fortune but has to contend with Grytpype-Thynne and Moriarty.

Neddy's money troubles are over when he hears of a Scottish fortune but he has to contend with Grytpype-Thynne and Moriarty.

Producer: K.

WAKE

Next in series: THE WHISTLING SPY ENIGMA

Previous in series: THE VANISHING ROOM

Description

Radio Collection classic comedy marches on in the company of the inimatable Goons, as they attempt to dredge up the Treasure of Loch Lomond.

Inadvisably

Subject Categories

comedy programmes (genre)

Broadcast history

07 May 1990 12:30-13:00 (RADIO 2)

Contributors

Bruce Campbell (cond)

Spike Milligan (ent)

Harry Secombe (ent)

Peter Sellers (ent)

Max Geldray (mus)

Ray Ellington (mus)

Pat Dixon (Producer)

Recorded on 1990-04-30.

Neddie discovers that he's heir to a Scottish fortune, but first he must outlive the Laird

Neddie discovers that he's the heir to a Scottish fortune, but first he must outlive the Laird. Stars Harry Secombe and Spike Milligan. From February 1956.

0625The Fear Of Wages1956030620040830 (BBC7)
20040831 (BBC7)
20060213 (BBC7)
20071231 (BBC7)
20100429 (BBC7)
20120207 (BBC7)
20140304 (BBC7)
20140308 (BBC7)
20160304 (BBC7)

Not believing the telegram with news of their surrender in the Second World War, Seagoon and Co still fight the Japanese in 1956.

Not believing the telegram with news of their surrender in World War II, Seagoon and Co are still fighting the Japanese in 1956.

Ignoring a telegram about Japan's surrender, Neddie Seagoon and company are still at war.

Ignoring a telegram about Japan's surrender, Neddie Seagoon and company are still at war.

Ignoring a telegram about Japan's surrender, Neddie Seagoon and company are still at war. Stars Spike Milligan. From March 1956.

0626Scradje1956031320040906 (BBC7)
20040907 (BBC7)
20060220 (BBC7)
20080107 (BBC7)
20100506 (BBC7)
20120214 (BBC7)
20140311 (BBC7)
20160311 (BBC7)

With boots exploding all over Britain, Seagoon must solve the nation's scradje shortage.

Is all as it seems?

With Britain's boots exploding, Neddie Seagoon tackles a national 'scradje' shortage.

With Britain's boots exploding, Neddie Seagoon tackles a national 'scradje' shortage. Stars Spike Milligan. From March 1956.

0627The Man Who Never Was1956032020081020 (BBC7)
20141125 (BBC7)

A 1958 remake of the 1956 spoof of the war film based on the 1953 book.

The Brits must trick the enemy. A 1958 remake of the 1956 spoof of the war film based on the 1953 book. Stars Spike Milligan.

06SPECIALChina Story [remake]19560829

Producer: Dennis Main Wilson

Notes: This is a new production of episode 17 of the 5th series - the script is almost identical.

It was recorded at the National Radio Show.

06SPECIALThe Goons Hit Wales
06SPECIALThe Missing Christmas Parcel - Post Early For Christmas
0701The Nasty Affair At The Burami Oasis1956100420040913 (BBC7)
20040914 (BBC7)
20060227 (BBC7)
20080121 (BBC7)
20100513 (BBC7)
20120221 (BBC7)
20140318 (BBC7)
20160318 (BBC7)

Admiral Seagoon is dispatched as Sheik Rattle and Roll attacks the British garrison.

Admiral Seagoon is dispatched as bandits attack the British garrison.

Admiral Seagoon is dispatched as bandits attack the British garrison. Stars Harry Secombe and Spike Milligan. From October 1956.

0702Drums Along The Mersey1956101120040920 (BBC7)
20060306 (BBC7)
20080128 (BBC7)
20100520 (BBC7)
20120228 (BBC7)
20140325 (BBC7)
20160325 (BBC7)

A newspaper claims Neddie Seagoon is set to inherit a million pounds.

A newspaper claims Neddie Seagoon is set to inherit a million pounds. Stars Spike Milligan and Peter Sellers. From October 1956.

0703The Nadger Plague1956101820080204 (BBC7)
20120306 (BBC7)
20120310 (BBC7)
20140401 (BBC7)
20160401 (BBC7)

Neddie Seagoon turns to witchcraft to thwart Grytpype-Thynne and Moriarty.

Neddie Seagoon turns to witchcraft to thwart Grytpype-Thynne and Moriarty. Stars Peter Sellers. From October 1956.

0704The Macreekie Rising Of '741956102520040927 (BBC7)
20040928 (BBC7)
20060313 (BBC7)
20080211 (BBC7)
20100527 (BBC7)
20120313 (BBC7)
20140408 (BBC7)
20160408 (BBC7)

Neddie Seagoon has a 60-foot caber hidden under his kilt, but the Scots want it back.

Neddie Seagoon has a 60-foot caber hidden under his kilt, but the Scots want it back. Stars Spike Milligan. From October 1956.

0705The Spectre Of Tintagel1956110120080218 (BBC7)
20120320 (BBC7)
20140415 (BBC7)
20160415 (BBC7)
19921123 (R4)

Neddie reveals his Arthurian roots and goes in search of treasure in deepest Cornwall.

Neddie reveals his Arthurian roots and goes in search of treasure in deepest Cornwall. Stars Spike Milligan. From October 1956.

A lovingly restored classic from 1956.

T starring Peter Sellers , Harry Secombe , Spike Milligan and Valentine Dyall with Ray Ellington and Max Geldray.

Music by Wally Stott. Restoration by Ted Kendall Producer Pat Dixon

0706The Sleeping Prince1956110820041004 (BBC7)
20041005 (BBC7)
20060320 (BBC7)
20080512 (BBC7)
20100603 (BBC7)
20120327 (BBC7)
20140422 (BBC7)
20160422 (BBC7)

Seagoon becomes President of Yakabakoo, tries to quell a revolution and finds the British Ambassador in his trousers.

When Neddie Seagoon is made President of Yakabakoo, he tries to quell a revolution.

When Neddie Seagoon is made President of Yakabakoo, he tries to quell a revolution.

When Neddie Seagoon is made president of Yakabakoo, he tries to quell a revolution. Stars Spike Milligan. From February 1957.

0707The Great Bank Robbery1956111520041011 (BBC7)
20041012 (BBC7)
20060327 (BBC7)
20080225 (BBC7)
20100610 (BBC7)
20120403 (BBC7)
20140429 (BBC7)
20140503 (BBC7)
20160429 (BBC7)

Neddie is sewn into a mattress in order to acquire a new bass drum.

Thynne and Moriarty have a dastardly plan.

Nobody knows how Neddie Seagoon (racing bass-drum driver) stole £350,000 from Cruns Bank, during the long distance race.

Nobody knows how Neddie Seagoon (racing bass-drum driver) stole 350 thousand pounds from Cruns Bank, during the long distance race.

All set for the Long Distance Bass Drum Race, Neddie Seagoon is duped into villainy.

All set for the Long Distance Bass Drum Race, Neddie Seagoon is duped into villainy.

All set for the Long Distance Bass Drum Race, Neddie Seagoon is duped into villainy. Stars Spike Milligan. From November 1956.

0708Personal Narrative19561122
0709The Mystery Of The Fake Neddie Seagoons1956112920030707 (BBC7)
20041018 (BBC7)
20041019 (BBC7)
20060403 (BBC7)
20080303 (BBC7)
20100617 (BBC7)
20120410 (BBC7)
20140506 (BBC7)
20160506 (BBC7)

Will the search for an original Neddie Seagoon be fruitful in Acton? Only two people know the answer.

Grytpype-Thynne and Moriarty are in hot pursuit of the original Neddie Seagoon.

With the revelation that Neddie was once mass produced, can the original be found?

With the revelation that Neddie was once mass-produced, can the original be found? Stars Harry Secombe. From November 1956.

0710What's My Line?1956120620060410 BT=08-00 (BBC7)
20060410 (BBC7)
20080310 (BBC7)
20100624 (BBC7)
20120417 (BBC7)
20140513 (BBC7)
20160513 (BBC7)

Seagoon, Eccles and Bluebottle do their mimes.

What's their line? Idiocy.

This edition of the 50s quiz features an unusual profession: total idiocy.

Can anyone guess the unusual professions in a special edition of the 1950s TV quiz?

Can anyone guess the unusual professions in a special edition of the 1950s TV quiz?

Can anyone guess the unusual professions in a special edition of the 1950s TV quiz? Stars Spike Milligan. From December 1956.

0711The Telephone19561213
0712The Flea1956122020080324 (BBC7)
20120424 (BBC7)
20140520 (BBC7)
20160520 (BBC7)
20160521 (BBC7)

Neddie Seagoon is Samuel Pepys and he's facing trouble from a flea called Francoise.

0713Six Charlies In Search Of An Author1956122720041108 (BBC7)
20041109 (BBC7)
20060424 (BBC7)
20080331 (BBC7)
20100701 (BBC7)
20120501 (BBC7)
20120505 (BBC7)
20140527 (BBC7)
20160527 (BBC7)
19921109 (R4)

Through pages and chapters, the fate of Neddie Seagoon is in the hands of the writer.

Neddie Seagoon in compromising x-rays? Surely not!

A classic from 1956.

Six Charlies in Search of an Author

Starring Peter Sellers , Harry Secombe and Spike Milligan , with Ray Ellington and Max Geldray.

Music by Wally Stott. Restoration by Ted Kendall Producer Pat Dixon

Through pages and chapters, the fate of Neddie Seagoon is in the hands of the writer. Stars Spike Milligan. From December 1956.

0714Emperor Of The Universe19570103
0715Wings Over Dagenham1957011020080407 (BBC7)
20120508 (BBC7)
20140603 (BBC7)
20160603 (BBC7)

Move aside Orville and Wilbur, Neddie is the pioneer aviator.

Move aside Orville and Wilbur, Neddie is the pioneer aviator in this edition from January 1957.

Move aside Orville and Wilbur, Neddie is the pioneer aviator. Stars Harry Secombe and Peter Sellers. From January 1957.

0716The Rent Collectors1957011720041115 (BBC7)
20041116 (BBC7)
20060501 (BBC7)
20080421 (BBC7)
20100708 (BBC7)
20120515 (BBC7)
20140610 (BBC7)
20160610 (BBC7)

Seagoon is sent to claim thousands of pounds back in rent arrears, but he falls in some water!

Bernard Miles guest stars.

Neddie Seagoon is sent to claim back thousands in arrears, but he falls in the water.

Neddie Seagoon is sent to claim back thousands in arrears, but he falls in the water. Stars Spike Milligan. From January 1957.

0717Shifting Sands1957012420030714 (BBC7)
20041122 (BBC7)
20041123 (BBC7)
20060508 (BBC7)
20080428 (BBC7)
20100715 (BBC7)
20120522 (BBC7)
20140617 (BBC7)
20160617 (BBC7)

The fort at Waziri was built on shifting sand and drifts into peril.

From January 1957.

Soldier Neddie Seagoon heads off to the fort at Waziri which is drifting into peril.

Soldier Neddie Seagoon heads off to the fort at Waziri which is drifting into peril. Stars Spike Milligan. From January 1957.

0718The Moon Show19570131
0719The Mysterious Punch-up-the-conker1957020720080505 (BBC7)
20120529 (BBC7)
20120602 (BBC7)
20140624 (BBC7)
20140628 (BBC7)
19820801

Spike Milligan, Peter Sellers and Harry Secombe star in a thrilling pursuit of a mysterious nose assailant.

: From Feb 1957. Spike Milligan, Peter Sellers and Harry Secombe star in a thrilling pursuit of a mysterious nose assailant!

A mysterious nose assailant must be caught. Stars Spike Milligan.

A mysterious nose assailant must be caught. Stars Spike Milligan, Peter Sellers and Harry Secombe. From February 1957.

The Mysterious Punch-up-the Conker: From Feb 1957. Spike Milligan, Peter Sellers and Harry Secombe star in a thrilling pursuit of a mysterious nose assailant!

Milligan, Sellers and Secombe star in a thrilling pursuit of a mysterious nose assailant.

Spike Milligan, Peter Sellers and Harry Secombe star in a thrilling pursuit of a mysterious nose assailant! From February 1957.

0720Round The World In Eighty Days19570214
0721Insurance, The White Man's Burden1957022120041129 (BBC7)
20041130 (BBC7)
20060515 (BBC7)
20080519 (BBC7)
20100722 (BBC7)
20120605 (BBC7)

Neddie Seagoon tries to set fire to the English Channel to claim the insurance.

Neddie Seagoon tries to set fire to the English Channel to claim the insurance. Stars Harry Secombe.

Neddie tries to set fire to the Enlish Channel to claim the insurance.

He couldn't possibly get away with, could he?

0722The Africa Ship Canal19570228
0723Ill Met By Goonlight1957031420030721 (BBC7)
20041206 (BBC7)
20041207 (BBC7)
20060522 (BBC7)
20080602 (BBC7)
20100729 (BBC7)
20120612 (BBC7)
20140708 (BBC7)
20140712 (BBC7)
20160708 (BBC7)
20160709 (BBC7)

Neddie Seagoon is sent to capture the German general who commands the island of Crete.

Neddie Seagoon is sent to capture the German general who commands the island of Crete.

Neddie Seagoon is sent to capture the German general who commands the island of Crete. Stars Spike Milligan. From March 1957.

0724The Missing Boa Constrictor19570314
0725The Histories Of Pliny The Elder1957032820030728 (BBC7)
20041227 (BBC7)
20041228 (BBC7)
20060529 (BBC7)
20080609 (BBC7)
20100805 (BBC7)
20120619 (BBC7)
20140715 (BBC7)
20160715 (BBC7)

Seagoon, Eccles and Bluebottle are top of the bill at the Colosseum.

It's The Romans In Britain, Goon-style.

It's The Romans In Britain, Goon-style, and Seagoon, Eccles and Bluebottle are top of the bill at the Colosseum.

From March 1957.

The Romans hit Britain - but Seagoon, Eccles and Bluebottle are off to Rome's Colosseum. Stars Spike Milligan. From March 1957.

The Romans hit Britain, but Seagoon, Eccles and Bluebottle are off to Rome's Colosseum.

07SPOperation Christmas Duff1956122520031215 (BBC7)
20041213 (BBC7)
20041214 (BBC7)
20081222 (BBC7)
20111213 (BBC7)
20141216 (BBC7)
20141220 (BBC7)
19861225 (R4)

With a festive pudding shortage for forces overseas, Neddie Seagoon takes action.

Starring Spike Milligan.

A dry dock in Chatham is the unlikely setting for the mixing of a giant Christmas pudding.

Richard Dimbleby explains all as he joins Spike Milligan, Harry Secombe and Peter Sellers in this episode first broadcast on the BBC General Overseas Service in 1956 and on Radio 4 in 1986.

In light of a festive pudding shortage for forces overseas, Neddie Seagoon takes action. Soon Richard Dimbleby is reporting on the giant Christmas pudding being mixed at dry dock in Chatham.

With Spike Milligan, Harry Secombe and Peter Sellers. Written by Spike Milligan and Larry Stephens.

This programmes was made for BBC General Overseas Service and broadcast as a Christmas Special for troops in 1956. It did not gain a UK broadcast until 25/12/1986 on BBC Radio 4.

07SPECIALRobin Hood And His Mirry Mon1956120220041101 (BBC7)
20041102 (BBC7)
20060417 (BBC7)
20080317 (BBC7)

It's ye Spike Milligan, ye Peter Sellers, ye Harry Secombe and ye Wallace Greenslade in ye olde worlde Robin Hood.

It's ye Spike Milligan, Peter Sellers, Harry Secombe and Wallace Greenslade in ye olde worlde Robin Hood.

Producer: Pat Dixon

Notes: With Valentine Dyall and Dennis Price.

Not broadcast in Britain.

From December 1956.

07SPECIALThe Reason Why *1957082220050103 (BBC7)
20050104 (BBC7)
20060605 (BBC7)
20080616 (BBC7)

Harry Secombe, Peter Sellers and Spike Milligan explain how Cleopatra's Needle came to be next to the Thames.

Recorded: 1957-08-11

Author: Spike Milligan and Larry Stephens

Producer: Jacques Brown

Notes: With Valentine Dyall.

Music pre-recorded, no audience.

0801Spon1957093020080630 (BBC7)
20120626 (BBC7)
20140722 (BBC7)
20160722 (BBC7)

A brown terror awaits Dick Emery who's filling Harry Secombe's shoes, but not his trousers

A certain brown terror awaits Dick Emery who's filling Harry Secombe's shoes, but not his trousers. From September 1957.

Dick Emery fills Harry Secombe's shoes, but not his trousers, in this episode from September 1957.

Fresh to BBC 7.

A certain brown terror awaits Dick Emery, who is filling Harry Secombe's shoes.

A certain brown terror awaits Dick Emery, who is filling Harry Secombe's shoes, but not his trousers. From September 1957.

0802The Junk Affair1957100720080707 (BBC7)
20120703 (BBC7)
20140729 (BBC7)
20140802 (BBC7)
20160729 (BBC7)

Neddie combs the world for junk, hoping to corner the market and make a packet.

Neddie is duped into cornering the world junk market.

Neddie combs the world for junk, hoping to corner the market and make a packet. Stars Harry Secombe. From October 1957.

0803The Burning Embassy1957101420030804 (BBC7)
20050110 (BBC7)
20050111 (BBC7)
20060612 (BBC7)
20080714 (BBC7)
20100812 (BBC7)
20120710 (BBC7)
20140805 (BBC7)
20160805 (BBC7)

The British Embassy in Peking is on fire, so the Goons help by wrapping water up in a parcel and posting it there.

The British Embassy in Peking catches fire, so the Goons wrap up some water and send off a parcel.

From October 1957.

Peking's British Embassy catches fire, so fireman Seagoon posts off parcels of water.

Stars Spike Milligan.

Peking's British embassy catches fire, so fireman Seagoon posts off parcels of water. Stars Spike Milligan. From October 1957.

0804The Great Regent's Park Swim1957102120030811 (BBC7)
20050117 (BBC7)
20050118 (BBC7)
20060619 (BBC7)
20080721 (BBC7)
20100819 (BBC7)
20120717 (BBC7)
20140812 (BBC7)
20160812 (BBC7)
19820808

Neddie inadvertently invents swimming and is determined to try it out in the Regent's Park Canal.

Neddie invents swimming, Grytpype invents the word 'help' and Bluebottle invents Tuesdays.

Neddie Seagoon ends up splashing about when he visits a German scientist.

Neddie Seagoon ends up splashing about when he visits a German scientist. Stars Harry Secombe. From October 1957.

0805The Treasure In The Tower1957102820030818 (BBC7)
20050124 (BBC7)
20050125 (BBC7)
20060626 (BBC7)
20080728 (BBC7)
20100826 (BBC7)
20120724 (BBC7)
20140819 (BBC7)
20160819 (BBC7)

Neddie Seagoon and friends are on the London trail of long-buried valuables.

There's treasure in that thar Tower of LONDON, and the Goons are on its trail.

Neddie Seagoon and friends are on the London trail of long-buried valuables. Stars Spike Milligan. From October 1957.

0806The Space Age1957110420030825 (BBC7)
20050131 (BBC7)
20050201 (BBC7)
20060703 (BBC7)
20080804 (BBC7)
20100902 (BBC7)
20120731 (BBC7)
20140826 (BBC7)
20140830 (BBC7)
20160826 (BBC7)

Neddy and Crun attempt to launch Min into space by strapping her to a rocket but she gets stuck halfway up the chimney.

Nov 1957.

Neddy and Crun attempt to launch Min into space by strapping her to a rocket, but she gets stuck.

Neddy and Crun's attempts to launch Min into space are thwarted when she gets stuck up the chimney.

Neddy and Crun attempt to launch Min into space, but she gets stuck up the chimney.

Stars Spike Milligan.

From November 1957.

Neddy and Crun attempt to launch Min into space, but she gets stuck up the chimney. Stars Spike Milligan. From November 1957.

0807The Red Fort19571111
0809The Policy19571125
0810King Solomon's Mines1957120220030901 (BBC7)
20050207 (BBC7)
20050208 (BBC7)
20060710 (BBC7)
20080818 (BBC7)
20100909 (BBC7)
20120814 (BBC7)
20140909 (BBC7)
20160909 (BBC7)
20160910 (BBC7)

Neddie Seagoon loses at roulette, so heads off in search of legendary African riches.

Neddie Seagoon loses at roulette, so heads off in search of legendary African riches. Stars Spike Milligan. From December 1957.

0811The Stolen Postman19571209
0814African Incident1957123020080908 (BBC7)
20120904 (BBC7)
20140930 (BBC7)
20160930 (BBC7)

Neddie Seagoon is dispatched to destroy a bridge built by British prisoners of war.

Neddie Seagoon is dispatched to destroy a bridge built by British prisoners of war.

Neddie Seagoon is dispatched to destroy a bridge built by British prisoners of war. Stars Peter Sellers. From December 1957.

0815The Thing On The Mountain19580106
0816The String Robberies1958011320030908 (BBC7)
20050214 (BBC7)
20060717 (BBC7)
20080915 (BBC7)
20100916 (BBC7)
20120911 (BBC7)
20120915 (BBC7)
20141007 (BBC7)

Neddie Seagoon, arch-criminal investigator, finds the missing link holding up Moriarty's sock.

Ace investigator Neddie Seagoon must solve a crime - and the link to Moriarty's sock.

0817The Moriarty Murder Mystery1958012020030915 (BBC7)
20050221 (BBC7)
20060724 (BBC7)
20080922 (BBC7)
20100923 (BBC7)
20120918 (BBC7)
20141014 (BBC7)

Inspector Neddie Seagoon turns sleuth and meets a creepy undertaker.

Stars Spike Milligan and Peter Sellers.

From January 1958.

Inspector Neddie Seagoon turns sleuth and meets a creepy undertaker. Stars Spike Milligan and Peter Sellers. From January 1958.

0818The Curse Of Frankenstein1958012720080929 (BBC7)
20120925 (BBC7)
20141021 (BBC7)

The million pound race is on to be the first to play the bagpipes at the South Pole.

The million-pound race is on to be the first to play the bagpipes at the South Pole. Stars Harry Secombe. From January 1958.

0819The White Neddie Trade1958020320050228 (BBC7)
20060731 (BBC7)
20081006 (BBC7)
20100930 (BBC7)
20121002 (BBC7)
20141028 (BBC7)

Fearless Neddie Seagoon launches a career as a nude piano dancer, but it's the piano that's nude!

Fearless Neddie launches a career as a nude piano dancer... with a difference.

Fearless Neddie launches a career as a nude piano dancer with a difference. Starring Spike Milligan. From February 1958.

0820Ten Snowballs That Shook The World1958021020081013 (BBC7)
20121009 (BBC7)
20121013 (BBC7)
20141104 (BBC7)

Neddie Seagoon attempts to auction the equator - from a raft.

Neddie Seagoon attempts to auction the equator, from a raft. With Spike Milligan, Harry Secombe and Peter Sellers. From February 1958.

0821The Man Who Never Was1958021720030922 (BBC7)
20050307 (BBC7)
20060807 (BBC7)
20081020 (BBC7)
20101007 (BBC7)
20121016 (BBC7)

Producer: Peter Eton.

Producer: Pat Dixon.

A suspected German spy is caught waiting for a submarine.

Producer: Charles Chilton.

The Brits must trick the enemy.

The 1958 remake of the 1956 spoof of the war film based on the 1953 book.

Stars Spike Milligan.

The Brits must trick the enemy. The 1958 remake of the 1956 spoof of the war film based on the 1953 book. Stars Spike Milligan.

0822World War One1958022420081027 (BBC7)
20121023 (BBC7)
20141118 (BBC7)

England and France are at war. Eccles is at lunch.

England and France are at war. Eccles is at lunch. With Spike Milligan, Harry Secombe and Peter Sellers. From February 1958.

0823The Spon Plague1958030320050314 (BBC7)
20060814 (BBC7)
20081103 (BBC7)
20101014 (BBC7)
20121030 (BBC7)

Britain's gripped by a strange epidemic, leaving a path of bare knees in its wake.

0824Tiddleywinks1958031020081110 (BBC7)
20121106 (BBC7)

Neddie sets out to wreak his revenge, following a defeat at the hands of Cambridge.

0825The Evils Of Bushey Spon1958031720030906 (BBC7)
20081117 (BBC7)
20141202 (BBC7)

Neddie is called in to oversee the decoration of a council lamppost. With special guest star AE Matthews.

0826 LASTThe Great Statue Debate19580324
0901The Sahara Desert Statue1958110320090112 (BBC7)
20121113 (BBC7)

What is Eccles doing with a cement sack and an imaginary piano?

0902I Was Monty's Treble1958111020031027 (BBC7)
20050418 (BBC7)
20060918 (BBC7)
20090119 (BBC7)
20101125 (BBC7)
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The British hatch a cunning plan to confuse the Germans.

But who (or what) is Eccles?

German fighter planes have been ordered to shoot down all planes carrying General Montgomery.

With German planes targeting General Montgomery, Major Bloodnok takes action.

The British hatch a cunning plan to confuse the Germans. But who (or what) is Eccles?

0903The Million Pound Penny1958111720031103 (BBC7)
20050425 (BBC7)
20060925 (BBC7)
20090126 (BBC7)
20101021 (BBC7)
20121127 (BBC7)

Two tales for the price of one - The Sockjelly Murder and the story of Ned The Miser! With Peter Sellers.

From November 1958.

Special Two For One Offer! The Jellysock Murderer and The Million Pound Penny in one show.

Hurry! Hurry! Only While Seagoons Last!

The sock jelly murderer has been caught and there's a wind blowing across the Kenneth Moor.

The Sockjelly Murder and the story of Ned The Miser! With Peter Sellers. From Nov 1958.

Two tales for the price of one - The Sockjelly Murder and the story of Ned The Miser! With Peter Sellers. From November 1958.

0904The Pam's Paper Insurance Policy1958112420050502 (BBC7)
20061002 (BBC7)
20090202 (BBC7)
20101028 (BBC7)
20121204 (BBC7)

Moriarty and Thynne try to drown Seagoon.

But Neddy is more interested in what's on the other side of the Thames.

Moriarty and Grytpype-Thynne set about trying to drown Neddy Seagoon - for money.

0905The Mountain Eaters1958120120031110 (BBC7)
20050509 (BBC7)
20061009 (BBC7)
20090209 (BBC7)
20101104 (BBC7)
20121211 (BBC7)

Eccles and Ned set out to eat Mount Everest with Grytpype-Thynne and Moriarty in hot pursuit.

0906The Childe Harolde Rewarde1958120820031117 (BBC7)
20050516 (BBC7)
20061016 (BBC7)
20090216 (BBC7)
20101111 (BBC7)
20121218 (BBC7)

Neddy goes in search of Excalibur and ends up 'in the drink'.

0907The Seagoon Memoirs1958121520031124 (BBC7)
20050523 (BBC7)
20061023 (BBC7)
20090223 (BBC7)
20101118 (BBC7)
20130108 (BBC7)

Min and Henry Crun have piano problems.

From December 1958.

Min and Henry Crun have piano problems in this, the sweeping saga that is the Seagoon Memoirs.

Driving a piano on the Great North Road, Neddie must seek Bloodnok's assistance.

From 1958

Stars Spike Milligan.

Driving a piano on the Great North Road, Neddie must seek Bloodnok's assistance. From 1958

Driving a piano on the Great North Road, Neddie must seek Bloodnok's assistance. Stars Spike Milligan. From December 1958.

0908Queen Anne's Rain1958122220031201 (BBC7)
20050530 (BBC7)
20061030 (BBC7)
20090302 (BBC7)
20101202 (BBC7)
20130115 (BBC7)

It's the year 1880.

Min is counting raindrops and wondering where elephants hide.

Min is counting rain drops, but why is everyone so wet? Is royalty to blame?

0909The Battle Of Spion Kop1958122920090309 (BBC7)
20101209 (BBC7)
20130122 (BBC7)

The British mount a South African attack, but something is lacking.

Things aren't going well in The South African War - it's time to send in the cutlery.

The British mount a South African attack, but something is lacking. From December 1958.

Things aren't going well in The South African War - it's time to send in the cutlery. Stars Spike Milligan. From December 1958.

0910Ned's Atomic Dustbin1959010520090316 (BBC7)
20130129 (BBC7)

The Prime Minister and the Russians are interested in atom-free garbage.

From January 1959

Stars Harry Secombe.

Downing Street is keen on atom-free rubbish in case of radiation, but so are the Russians.

Downing Street is keen on atom-free rubbish in case of radiation, but so are the Russians. Stars Harry Secombe. From January 1959.

0911Who Is Pink Oboe?1959011220090323 (BBC7)
20120117 (BBC7)
20130205 (BBC7)

Cowardly Captain Seagoon goes to war. With Peter Sellers on leave, Graham Stark and Kenneth Connor are enlisted.

Cowardly Captain Seagoon is at war. With Peter Sellers on leave, Graham Stark is enlisted.

Cowardly Captain Seagoon goes to war. With Peter Sellers on leave, Graham Stark and Kenneth Connor are enlisted. From January 1959.

0912The Call Of The West1959012020031208 (BBC7)
20050606 (BBC7)
20061106 (BBC7)
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Count Moriarty and Grytpype-Thynne sell saxophones to the Indians in a cowboy caper.

Bluebottle plays Marshal Dillon (until his Mum comes to get him).

0913Dishonoured - Again1959012619980416
20031229 (BBC7)
20050613 (BBC7)
20061113 (BBC7)
20090406 (BBC7)
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Neddy Seagoon is put in charge of the gold belonging to Grid Pipe Thin.

Young Ned, driven to distraction by the humdrum life at the bank, absconds with the loot.

Neddie Seagoon gets a bank job, but is it wise to put him in charge of the gold vault?

0914The Scarlet Capsule1959020219980423
20040105 (BBC7)
20050620 (BBC7)
20061120 (BBC7)
20090413 (BBC7)
20130226 (BBC7)

Professor Ned Quatermass unravels a mystery around some enigmatic blue serge suits.

0915The Tay Bridge1959020920090420 (BBC7)
20130305 (BBC7)

On Scotland's crab-ridden shores, Neddie Seagoon is bridging a gap.

On Scotland's crab-ridden shores, Neddie Seagoon is bridging a gap. From February 1959.

On Scotland's crab-ridden shores, Neddie Seagoon is bridging a gap. Stars Spike Milligan and Peter Sellers. From February 1959.

0916The Gold Plate Robbery1959021620040112 (BBC7)
20050627 (BBC7)
20061127 (BBC7)
20090427 (BBC7)
20090503 (BBC7)
20090504 (BBC7)
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Seagoon goes overseas to pursue stolen gold plates, can Bloodnok be far behind?

0917 LASTThe 50 Cure1959022320090504 (BBC7)
20130319 (BBC7)
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Kenneth Connor takes Harry Secombe's place, as Ned picks up a lavish NHS prescription for his broken legs.

1001A Christmas Carol1959122420031222 (BBC7)
20041220 (BBC7)
20041221 (BBC7)
20051225 (BBC7)
20061218 (BBC7)
20071224 (BBC7)
20091224 (BBC7)
20101223 (BBC7)

The gang are in festive mood as Charles Dickens' classic Christmas tale is re-hashed in their inimitable anarchic fashion by Messrs.

Milligan, Sellers and Secombe.

Charles Dickens' Christmas tale takes a bashing from Spike Milligan and co.

Charles Dickens' Christmas tale takes a bashing from Spike Milligan, Peter Sellers and Harry Secombe.

1002The Tale Of Men's Shirts1959123120040119 (BBC7)
20050704 (BBC7)
20090511 (BBC7)
20101216 (BBC7)
20130423 (BBC7)
20141209 (BBC7)

It is 1942, and Neddie Seagoon must stop the Germans' secret weapon.

1003The Chinese Legs19600107
1004Robin's Post19600114
1005The Silver Dubloons1960012120040126 (BBC7)
20050711 (BBC7)
20061204 (BBC7)
20061211 (BBC7)
20090518 (BBC7)
20110106 (BBC7)
20130430 (BBC7)

Neddie Seagoon must plunder a sunken Spanish galleon.

1006 LASTThe Last Smoking Seagoon1960012820030823 (BBC7)
20040202 (BBC7)
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20070101 (BBC7)
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20090531 (BBC7)
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20150106 (BBC7)

Ned's quitting nicotine, but Grytpype-Thynne has other ideas.

Ned is quitting nicotine, but Grytpype-Thynne has other ideas. End of the regular series.

Ned is quitting nicotine, but Grytpype-Thynne has other ideas. End of the regular series. With Spike Milligan. From January 1960.

VINTAGE01The Mummified Priest [vintage]1958092220030929 (BBC7)
20050404 (BBC7)
20060904 (BBC7)

Producer: Charles Chilton

Having failed his exams at Cambridge, young Neddy Seagoon is recommended for an Egyptology job at the British Museum.

Seagoon suffers a severe bout of 'lust for gold' and organises an expedition into the Egyptian desert.

From 1958.

Producer: Peter Eton.

VINTAGE02The Greatest Mountain In The World - Vintage19580929
VINTAGE03The Missing Ten Downing Street [vintage]19581006

Producer: Roy Speer

Notes: Announced as 'The Missing Prime Minister of 1953'.

VINTAGE04The Giant Bombardon (vintage)1958101320110402 (BBC7)
20110403 (BBC7)

Producer: Roy Speer

Notes: With Valentine Dyall

To help defeat the 'Ruskies', Seagoon must find a huge leather cannon.

Stars Spike Milligan.

Re-recording from October 1958.

VINTAGE05The Kippered Herring Gang [vintage]19581020
VINTAGE06The Vanishing Room [vintage]1957121520031006 (BBC7)
20050411 (BBC7)
20060911 (BBC7)

In which Eccles shoots Bluebottle in PARIS as he tries to arrest the corpse of Lord Cretinby.

From December 1957.

VINTAGE06The Vanishing Room [vintage]19581027

Producer: Roy Speer.

VINTAGE07The Ink Shortage [vintage]1958110320081208 (BBC7)

Producer: Roy Speer

Notes: Announced as 'Hansard Unexpurgated'.

Sir Bernard Seagoon sets out to corner the world market for writing materials.

From December 1957.

VINTAGE08The Mustard And Cress Shortage [vintage]19581110

Producer: Tom Ronald

Notes: Announced as 'The Collapse of the British Railway Sandwich System'.

VINTAGE09The Internal Mountain [vintage]19581117
VINTAGE10The Silent Bugler [vintage]19581124

Producer: Charles Chilton

Notes: The nearest thing to an announcement is '...take the Case of Agent X2'.

VINTAGE11The Great Bank Of England Robbery [vintage]19581201

Producer: Charles Chilton

Notes: Announced first as 'Open Casebook' and later by the official title.

VINTAGE12The Dreaded Piano Clubber1958030919581208
20031013 (BBC7)
20050321 (BBC7)
20060821 (BBC7)
20070305 (BBC7)
20081229 (BBC7)
20091008 (BBC7)
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Henry Crun must face the music as a mad assailant threatens the Nation.

Henry Crun must face the music as a mad assailant threatens the Nation. Starring Spike Milligan. Re-recording from March 1958.

People are being squashed by pianos and Seagoon of Scotland Yard investigates.

Henry Crun has to face the music as a mad assailant threatens the very fabric of the Nation.

Notes: The title given is that of the middle part of the show.

Henry Crun has to face the music as a mad assailant threatens the fabric of the Nation.

Starring Spike Milligan.

Re-recording from March 1958.

Producer: Charles Chilton

VINTAGE13The Siege Of Fort Night [vintage]1958031620031020 (BBC7)
20050328 (BBC7)
20060828 (BBC7)

Seagoon sets off to ask Henry Crun to invent a waterproof gas stove.

Producer: Peter Eton

Notes: Ray Ellington was pre-recorded.

VINTAGE13The Siege Of Fort Night [vintage]19581215

Producer: Charles Chilton

VINTAGE14 LASTThe Albert Memorial19581222

Producer: Charles Chilton

Notes: Announced as 'The First Albert Memorial to the Moon'.