The Goon Show Compendium Volume 13

The Goon Show Compendium Volume 13
Author: Spike Milligan
Publsiher: National Geographic Books
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2017-11-02
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781785298776

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Spike Milligan, Harry Secombe and Peter Sellers star in 7 early episodes of The Goon Show, plus a plethora of bonus features. Immensely popular and hugely influential, the groundbreaking series The Goon Show changed the face of British comedy. This 13th collection turns the clock back to the 1950s and the series' earliest surviving recordings. The episodes included are Harry Secombe Tracks Lo-Hing Ding, Handsome Harry Hunts for The Lost Drummer, The Failures of Handsome Harry Secombe, The Mystery of the Monkey's Paw, The Man Who Tried to Destroy London's Monuments, The Ghastly Experiments of Dr Hans Eidelburger, and The Missing Prime Minister. Also featured are surviving extracts from The Search for the Bearded Vulture and The Giant Bombardon. A host of bonus features are included in the set, including the 1991 programme At Last The Go On Show, Goon Again and Just Before Goonrise from 2001, Laughter in the Air from 1979, Spike at 80 from 1998, various extracts from Desert Island Discs, and much more. Two physical booklets and a PDF booklet combine to tell the story of the show's development with reference to original archive paperwork, plus the history of the recordings. Remastered using newly sourced material and the latest technology to give the best possible sound quality, these recordings are sure to appeal to all collectors of The Goon Show. Duration: 10 hours approx

Milligan s Meaning of Life

Milligan s Meaning of Life
Author: Spike Milligan
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 333
Release: 2011-10-06
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9780670920785

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Spike Milligan's legendary war memoirs are a hilarious and subversive first-hand account of the Second World War, as well as a fascinating portrait of the formative years of this towering comic genius, most famous as writer and star of The Goon Show. They have sold over 4.5 million copies. With his lightning-quick wit, unbridled creativity and his ear for the absurd, Milligan revolutionised British comedy, leaving a legacy of influence that stretches from Monty Python's Flying Circus to the work of self-confessed acolytes such as Eddie Izzard and Stephen Fry today. Throughout his life, Milligan wrote prolifically - scripts, poetry, fiction, as well as several volumes of memoir, in which he took an entirely idiosyncratic approach to the truth. In this ground-breaking work, Norma Farnes, his long-time manager, companion, counsellor and confidante, gathers together the loose threads, reads between the lines and draws on the full breadth of his writing to present his life in his own words: an autobiography - of sorts. From his childhood in India, through his early career as a jazz musician and sketch-show entertainer, his spells in North Africa and Italy with the Royal Artillery, to that fateful first broadcast of The Goon Show and beyond into the annals of comedy history, this is the autobiography Milligan never wrote.

Spike Milligan Man of Letters

Spike Milligan  Man of Letters
Author: Spike Milligan
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2013-10-03
Genre: Literary Collections
ISBN: 9780241966938

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Spike Milligan's letters contain some of the best material he ever wrote . . . Collected here for the first time are the funniest, rudest and most revealing of them - most of which have never been seen before - from one of the greatest comics of the twentieth century to some of its most famous politicians, actors, celebrities and rock stars (as well as a host of unlikely individuals on some surprising subjects): - rounded teabags ('what did you do with the corners?') - backless hospital gowns ('beyond my comprehension') - heartfelt apologies ('pardon me for being alive') and the imbalance of male and female ducks in London's parks. Here, then, is the real Spike Miligan: obsessive, rude, generous and relentlessly witty. 'Milligan's zaniness shines through' Telegraph 'The godfather of alternative comedy' Eddie Izzard Spike Milligan was one of the greatest and most influential comedians of the twentieth century. Born in India in 1918, he served in the Royal Artillery during WWII in North Africa and Italy. At the end of the war, he forged a career as a jazz musician, sketch-show writer and performer, before joining forces with Peter Sellers and Harry Secombe to form the legendary Goon Show. Until his death in 2002, he had success as on stage and screen and as the author of over eighty books of fiction, memoir, poetry, plays, cartoons and children's stories.

The Monster Book

The Monster Book
Author: Christopher Golden,Stephen R. Bissette,Thomas E. Sniegoski
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 388
Release: 2000-08
Genre: Performing Arts
ISBN: 9780671042592

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An official guide to Buffy the Vampire Slayer describes the mythology and influences behind the monsters, ghouls, and characters through interviews with the creators and details of the episodes.


Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 155
Release: 1983
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: OCLC:934277056

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A Reader s Book of Days True Tales from the Lives and Works of Writers for Every Day of the Year

A Reader s Book of Days  True Tales from the Lives and Works of Writers for Every Day of the Year
Author: Tom Nissley
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2013-11-04
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 9780393241495

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A witty and addictively readable day-by-day literary companion. At once a love letter to literature and a charming guide to the books most worth reading, A Reader's Book of Days features bite-size accounts of events in the lives of great authors for every day of the year. Here is Marcel Proust starting In Search of Lost Time and Virginia Woolf scribbling in the margin of her own writing, "Is it nonsense, or is it brilliance?" Fictional events that take place within beloved books are also included: the birth of Harry Potter’s enemy Draco Malfoy, the blood-soaked prom in Stephen King’s Carrie. A Reader's Book of Days is filled with memorable and surprising tales from the lives and works of Martin Amis, Jane Austen, James Baldwin, Roberto Bolano, the Brontë sisters, Junot Díaz, Philip K. Dick, Charles Dickens, Joan Didion, F. Scott Fitzgerald, John Keats, Hilary Mantel, Haruki Murakami, Flannery O’Connor, Orhan Pamuk, George Plimpton, Marilynne Robinson, W. G. Sebald, Dr. Seuss, Zadie Smith, Susan Sontag, Hunter S. Thompson, Leo Tolstoy, David Foster Wallace, and many more. The book also notes the days on which famous authors were born and died; it includes lists of recommended reading for every month of the year as well as snippets from book reviews as they appeared across literary history; and throughout there are wry illustrations by acclaimed artist Joanna Neborsky. Brimming with nearly 2,000 stories, A Reader's Book of Days will have readers of every stripe reaching for their favorite books and discovering new ones.

Goon Show Compendium 10

Goon Show  Compendium 10
Author: Spike Milligan
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2015-03-19
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 1785290312

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The Bible

The Bible
Author: Spike Milligan
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 185
Release: 1995-08-01
Genre: Bible
ISBN: 1856950395

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