“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

London Borough of Camden in Greater London County, England, United Kingdom

The Last Goon Show

The Last Goon Show Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, March 16, 2018
1. The Last Goon Show Marker
The Last Goon Show of All
Peter Sellers, Spike Milligan
& Harry Secombe

was recorded by the BBC
in this Theatre on

30th April 1972

Erected by Comic Heritage.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicEntertainment.
Location. 51° 32.082′ N, 0° 8.305′ W. Marker is in London Borough of Camden, England, in Greater London County. Marker is at the intersection of Camden High Street and Crowndale Road on Camden High Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1A Camden High Street, London Borough of Camden, England NW1 7JE, United Kingdom. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Burma Railway Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); George Padmore (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Charles Dickens (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Father Basil Jellicoe (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Mary Wollstonecraft (approx. half a kilometer
The Last Goon Show Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, March 16, 2018
2. The Last Goon Show Marker - Wide View
"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 from 28 May to 20 September 1951, was titled Crazy People; subsequent series had the title The Goon Show, a title inspired, according to Spike Milligan, by a Popeye character....The show's chief creator and main writer was Spike Milligan. The scripts mixed ludicrous plots with surreal humour, puns, catchphrases and an array of bizarre sound effects. Some of the later episodes feature electronic effects devised by the fledgling BBC Radiophonic Workshop, many of which were reused by other shows for decades. Many elements of the show satirised contemporary life in Britain, parodying aspects of show business, commerce, industry, art, politics, diplomacy, the police, the military, education, class structure, literature and film....The show was released internationally through the BBC Transcription Services (TS). It was heard regularly from the 1950s in Australia, South Africa, New Zealand, India and Canada, although these TS versions were frequently edited to avoid controversial subjects. NBC began broadcasting the programme on its radio network from the mid-1950s. The programme exercised a considerable influence on the development of British and American comedy and popular culture. It was cited as a major influence by The Beatles and the American comedy team The Firesign Theatre as well as Monty Python and many others." - Wikipedia
away); St. Pancras Old Church (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); Euston War Memorial (approx. 0.9 kilometers away); Henry Mayhew (approx. one kilometer away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in London Borough of Camden.
Also see . . .  The Goon Show (Wikipedia). (Submitted on March 24, 2018.)
Credits. This page was last revised on March 24, 2018. It was originally submitted on March 24, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 75 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 24, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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