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  • Spike Milligan

    A centenary collection of the best BBC Radio programmes about the legendary Spike Milligan – including brand new documentary Spike Milligan: Inside Out Named for Spike’s explanation of his sense of humour – ‘I’m Irish – we think sideways’ – this BBC radio anthology, published to celebrate the centenary of his birth, provides unique insight into his genius. Spike Milligan: Inside Out sees Milligan admirer Michael Palin and Spike’s daughter, Jane, chat through some of Spike’s many audio recordings. Also included in this compilation is a wealth of archive material, much of it from 2012’s The Spike Show: Milligan Remembered, presented by Spike’s agent and friend...read more

  • Spike Milligan

    Comic icon Spike Milligan recollects highlights from his stellar career. The comic genius of Spike Milligan changed the face of radio comedy through 'The Goon Show'. Here Milligan chooses and introduces classic clips from his astonishing career: readings from his books 'Puckoon' and 'Adolf Hitler, My Part in his Downfall', poems, songs, sketches, extracts from 'Q6' and 'In the Psychiatrist’s Chair'. He reminisces about India and Bexhill and reads his favourite poems including 'Fred Fernakerpan'. Also included is the complete version of 'The Starlings' - the only 'Goon Show' recorded outside of London and without a studio audience. Plus, of course, there’s a generous helping of 'Goon...read more

  • Spike Milligan

    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. Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable, audiobook edition of The Bible According to Spike Milligan, written and read by Spike Milligan. The Old Testament: but more mad, more merry, more... Milligan! 'And God said, Let there be light; and there was light, but Eastern Electricity Board said He would have to wait until Thursday to be connected.' There have been many interpretations of the...read more

  • Spike Milligan

    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. Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable, audiobook edition of Goodbye Soldier, written and read by Spike Milligan. 'My namer is Maria Antonoinetta Fontana, but everyone call me Toni.''I'm Spike,' sometimes known as stop thief or hey you.'Yeser, I know.' The sixth volume of Spike Milligan's off-the-wall account of his part in World War Two sees our hero doing very little soldiering. Because...read more

  • Spike Milligan

    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. Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable, audiobook edition of Adolf Hitler: My Part in his Downfall written and read by Spike Milligan. 'At Victoria station the R.T.O. gave me a travel warrant, a white feather and a picture of Hitler marked 'This is your enemy'. I searched every compartment, but he wasn't on the train . . .' In this, the first of Spike Milligan's uproarious recollections...read more

  • Spike Milligan

    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. Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable, audiobook edition of Monty: His Part in My Victory written and read by Spike Milligan. 'It's all over, Von Arnheim has surrendered and he's very angry.''This could mean war...' The third volume of Spike Milligan's laugh-a-line account of life as a gunner in World War Two resumes on the eve of victory in North Africa. Now Britain's looniest war hero...read more

  • Spike Milligan

    Using scripts by Spike Milligan and Larry Stephens, The Goon Show was recreated at the Playhouse Theatre in London for one extra-special celebratory night, with Andrew Secombe (standing in for his father Harry), Jon Glover (as Spike Milligan) and Jeffrey Holland (as Peter Sellers). Together, the team performed two missing episodes of the show - The Story of Civilisation and The Plymouth Ho Armada. It also featured announcements by Christopher Timothy (son of original Goon Show announcer Andrew Timothy) and music from Lance Ellington (son of original band leader Ray Ellington) and The John Wilson Orchestra. This audio release contains the entire fantastic show - a perfect tribute to...read more

  • Spike Milligan

    Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable, audiobook edition of Mussolini: His Part in My Downfall, written and read by Spike Milligan. A voice is calling across the land, 'Bombardier Milligan.''Bombadier Milligan is dead,' I replied in a disguised voice.The voice replied, 'Then he's going to miss his breakfast.' The fourth volume of Spike Milligan's legendary account of his time in the army during World War Two begins as he and his regiment land in sunny Italy in 1943 ('The ship touched the beach very gently, so gently I suspect it's not insured'). After a bout of Sandfly Fever, from which he soon recovers ('I'm ready to be killed again'), our plucky hero is piddled on by a farm...read more

  • Spike Milligan

    Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable, audiobook edition of Peace work, written and read by Spike Milligan. 'I had not informed my parents of my return, I wanted it to be a lovely surprise; it was, for me, they were away ...' The seventh and last volume of Spike Milligan's memoirs sees our hero returning from war and Italy ... but to what? Aside from shooting large, inaccurate guns at Germans, all he has done for five long years is blow a trumpet, tell rude jokes and write and perform sketches for the entertainment of bored and murderous soldiers - who on earth is going to pay a civilian to do more of that? From the giddy heights of Hackney Empire to a Zurich Freak Show and...read more

  • Spike Milligan

    Penguin Presents the unabridged, downloadable, audiobook edition of Rommel? 'Gunner Who?' written and read by Spike Milligan. 'Keep talking, Milligan. I think I can get you out on Mental Grounds.''That's how I got in, sir.''Didn't we all.' The second volume of Spike Milligan's legendary recollections of life as a gunner in World War Two sees our hero into battle in North Africa - eventually. First, there is important preparation to be done: extensive periods of loitering ('We had been standing by vehicles for an hour and nothing had happened, but it happened frequently'), psychological toughening ('If a man dies when you hang him, keep hanging him until he gets used to it') and...read more

  • Spike Milligan

    Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable, audiobook edition of Where Have All the Bullets Gone?, written and read by Spike Milligan. 'Back to those haunting days in Italy in 1944, at the foot of Mount Vesuvius, with lava running in great red rivulets down the slope towards us, and Jock taking a drag on his cigarette and saying, 'I think we've got grounds for a rent rebate.'' The fifth volume of Spike Milligan's unsurpassed account of life as a Bombardier in World War Two sees our hero dispatched from the front line to psychiatric hospital and from there to a rehabilitation camp. Considered loony (and 'unfit to be killed in combat by either side'), he becomes embroiled in his own...read more

  • Spike Milligan

    From the pen of comic genius Spike Milligan, here are 62 hilarious gems read by Spike himself, including 'Ying-Tong-Iddle-I-Po', 'This Is a Stick Up', and 'Fleas, Knees, and Hidden Elephants'. ©1997 2002 BBC Audiobooks LTD (P)1997 2002 BBC Audiobooks...read more

  • Spike Milligan

    Four more hilarious episodes of the groundbreaking BBC radio comedy starring Spike Milligan, Peter Sellers and Harry Secombe. Forog – Series 5, Episode 13 (21 December 1954) The Six Ingots of Leadenhall Street (aka The Terrible Blasting of Moreton’s Bank) – Series 5, Episode 23 (1 March 1955) The Tale of Men’s Shirts – Series 10, Episode 2 (31 December 1959)The Scarlet Capsule – Series 9, Episode 14 (2 February 1959) Goon but not forgotten! Here is a chance to enjoy more anarchic clowning from one of the greatest ever radio comedy teams. The Goon Show ran on the BBC Home Service from 1951 to 1960, and influenced an entire generation of subsequent comedians. Its legacy...read more

  • Spike Milligan

    Four classic episodes of the legendary BBC radio comedy starring Spike Milligan, Peter Sellers and Harry Secombe. Foiled by President Fred – Series 6, Episode 7 (1 November 1955) Personal Narrative – Series 7, Episode 8 (22 November 1956) Round the World in Eighty Days – Series 7, Episode 21 (21 February 1957) The Missing Boa Constrictor – Series 7, Episode 25 (21 March 1957) Goon but not forgotten! One of the most popular and influential comedy teams on radio, the Goons ruled the airwaves between 1951 and 1960. Their innovative, irreverent humour, inspired lunacy and surreal clowning set the trend for a new kind of comedy, and their legacy continues to endure today. In...read more

  • Spike Milligan

    Four classic episodes of the iconic radio comedy series starring Spike Milligan, Peter Sellers and Harry Secombe Tales of Old Dartmoor – Series 6, Episode 21 (7 February 1956) The Sleeping Prince – Series 7, Episode 6 (14 February 1957) Robin Hood – Series 7, Christmas Special (25 December 1988) The Moon Show – Series 7, Episode 18 (31 January 1957) Goon but not forgotten! The Goons’ surreal clowning delighted radio audiences between 1951 and 1960. Inventive and hugely influential, they paved the way for a new type of comedy and their legacy lives on today. Here’s a chance to enjoy them once more at their brilliant best. In these four episodes, written by Spike...read more

  • Spike Milligan

    Here are all six episodes from this one-off 1987 radio comedy series, written by John Antrobus and starring Spike Milligan, Chris Langham, John Antrobus, and a jazz quartet.Episodes include 'The Incredible Case of the Vanishing Flying Scotsman', 'Jonah and the Whale', 'From Rags to More Rags', 'That 'Cake' Elusive Pimpernel', and 'The Incurables'. ©2002 BBC Audiobooks LTD (P)2002 BBC Audiobooks...read more

  • Spike Milligan

    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...read more

  • Spike Milligan

    Spike Milligan, Harry Secombe and Peter Sellers star in ten classic episodes of The Goon Show, plus a host of bonus features. Immensely popular and hugely influential, The Goon Show changed the face of British comedy. This fourteenth and final collection returns to the programme’s fourth series and includes the episodes 'The History of Communications', 'The Kippered Herring Gang', 'The Tooth-Paste Expedition', 'The Case of the Vanishing Room', 'The Greatest Mountain in the World', 'Collapse of the British Railways Sandwich System', 'The Case of Agent X2 (aka The Silent Bugler)', 'The Story of Brain [sic] (aka Western Story)', 'The Saga of the Internal Mountain' and 'Bank of England...read more

  • Spike Milligan

    Goon but not forgotten! Here's a crazy quartet of cult comedy classics from the most celebrated and influential clowns in the history of radio. GO ON - in search of The Dreaded Batter Pudding Hurler of Bexhill-on-Sea. The trail is still warm (we hate cold batter pudding). Or join Brutus Moriartus and Caractacus Seagoon in ancient Roman epic The Histories of Pliny the Elder (they'll fight up hill and down Mrs Dale). Take tea with Bluebottle on The Jet Propelled Guided NAAFI and go lamp-post hunting in The Evils of Bushey Spon. Yes folks, it's those highly esteemed wireless wizards Peter Sellers, Spike Milligan, and Harry Secombe. What's the Tiber? Half past niber. When in...read more

  • Spike Milligan

    Ladies and gentlemen, it's the highly esteemed Goon Show! From 1951 to 1960, the Goons ruled the airwaves, the most celebrated and influential clowns in the history of radio. Go on, break out with Childe Harolde (37 years old and still in his pram) in The Childe Harolde Rewarde. Get on the Marrakesh trail with Lord Seagoon in The Gold Plate Robbery. Or join soggy Squire Seagoon as he gets bogged down in Queen Anne's Rain, and thrill to the heroics of Fifth Lieutenant Seagoon at The Battle of Spion Kop (intelligence has established that the people who are attacking him are the enemy). Yes folks, it's the Goons at war and peace, four more classics of cult muttery from those wireless...read more