Michael Bentine - The Reluctant Jester

Episodes

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0120120603 (BBC7)
20120604 (BBC7)

Founding member of The Goon Show, Michael Bentine shares stories of his life and comedy career.

02From The Ridiculous To The Paranormal20120617 (BBC7)
20120618 (BBC7)

Founding Goon member Michael Bentine charts his first encounters with the paranormal and drunk parrots. From September 1993.

Goon member Michael Bentine charts his encounters with the paranormal and drunk parrots.

03We Can't Have Non-europeans In The Royal Airforce20120624 (BBC7)
20120625 (BBC7)

The founding Goon Show member and comic actor looks back to his repeated efforts to sign up for the war. From September 1993.

The founding Goon Show member looks back to his repeated efforts to sign up for the war.

04An Actor's Life For Me - But Not For Very Long20120701 (BBC7)
20120702 (BBC7)

The founder Goon and comedian recalls his disastrous first foray into acting.

The founder Goon and comedian recalls his disastrous first foray into acting and finally taking to the air. From September 1993.

05It's A Mad Mad Mad Mad War20120708 (BBC7)
20120709 (BBC7)

The Goon explains how his aspirations to medical success came to a disastrous end.

The author and arch-Goon explains how his aspirations to medical success came to a shockingly disastrous end. From October 1993.

06 LASTHave Red Nose Will Travel20120715 (BBC7)
20120716 (BBC7)

The founder Goon explains the exact moment his comic inspiration reached full fruition.

The author and founder Goon explains the exact moment that his comic inspiration reached full fruition. From October 1993.