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Camden in Greater London, England, United Kingdom — Northwestern Europe (the British Isles)
 

The Last Goon Show

 
 
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Photographed By Andrew Ruppenstein, March 16, 2018
1. The Last Goon Show Marker
Inscription.  
The Last Goon Show of All
starring
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. A significant historical date for this entry is April 30, 1972.
 
Location. 51° 32.082′ N, 0° 8.305′ W. Marker is in Camden, England, in Greater London. 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, 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); Dylan Thomas (approx. half a kilometer away); Mary Wollstonecraft
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(approx. half a kilometer away); St. Pancras Old Church (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); Euston War Memorial (approx. 0.9 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Camden.
 
Also see . . .  The Goon Show (Wikipedia). (Submitted on March 24, 2018.)
 
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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
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 27, 2022. It was originally submitted on March 24, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Lamorinda, California. This page has been viewed 149 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 24, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Lamorinda, California.

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