The Goon Show - Some of the Scripts

Right now, there are 0 Goon Show scripts here

All these scripts were, of course, originally written by Spike Milligan (with the occasional co-writer) to be performed by The Goons, and as it has been pointed out, they are rather documentations of what is actually heard in the shows, including ad libs, gaffes, and what have you, than mere reproductions of the original scripts. These 'documentations' were then transcribed and proofread and corrected and adjusted over and over again by lots of people, most of which can be found on alt.fan.goons. I have proofread them once again and then published them with a style and layout I like. I've made them available as PDF:s, you can also get the Word documents if you'd like to pick up where I left. Any way, enjoy.

P.S. There is a proper P.S. at the bottom of this page. D.S.

Ser. Ep. Broadcast Title Updated Comment Word PDF
2 1 1952-01-22 The Crazy People, episode 1 2004-03-30 Most downloaded last three months Word PDF
2 3 1952-02-05 The Crazy People, episode 3 2003-11-04 First third missing Word PDF
4 19 1954-02-05 The Kippered Herring gang 2004-08-10 Somewhat edited Word PDF
4 23 1954-03-01 The Greatest Mountain in the World 2003-11-04   Word PDF
4 27 1954-03-29 The Internal Mountain 2005-04-30   Word PDF
4 Spec 1954-08-31 The Starlings 2003-11-04   Word PDF
5 1 1954-09-28 The Whistling Spy Enigma 2003-11-04   Word PDF
5 2 1954-10-05 The Lost Gold Mine 2003-11-04 AKA Death in the Desert Word PDF
5 3 1954-10-12 The Dreaded Batter Pudding Hurler 2003-11-04 Word PDF
5 4 1954-10-19 The Phantom Head Shaver of Brighton 2003-11-04   Word PDF
5 5 1954-10-26 The Affair of the Lone Banana 2003-11-04   Word PDF
5 6 1954-11-02 The Canal 2003-11-04 Somewhat edited Word PDF
5 7 1954-11-09 Lurgi Strikes Britain 2003-11-04   Word PDF
5 8 1954-11-16 The Mystery of the Marie Celeste 2003-11-04 Word PDF
5 9 1954-11-23 The Last Tram 2003-11-04   Word PDF
5 10 1954-11-30 The Booted Gorilla 2003-11-04   Word PDF
5 11 1954-12-07 The Spanish Suitcase 2005-08-24   Word PDF
5 12 1954-12-14 Dishonoured 2003-11-04   Word PDF
5 13 1954-12-21 Forog 2003-11-04   Word PDF
5 14 1954-12-28 Ye Bandit of Sherwood Forest 2003-11-04   Word PDF
5 15 1955-01-04 1985 2003-11-04   Word PDF
5 18 1955-01-25 Under Two Floorboards 2003-11-04   Word PDF
5 19 1955-02-01 The Lost Music of Purdom 2003-11-04 AKA The Missing Scroll Word PDF
5 20 1955-02-08 1985 2003-11-05 Almost like ep. 15 Word PDF
5 21 1955-02-15 The Sinking of Westminster Pier 2003-11-04   Word PDF
5 22 1955-02-22 The Fireball of Milton Street 2003-11-04   Word PDF
5 23 1955-03-01 The Six Ingots of Leadenhall Street 2003-11-04   Word PDF
5 24 1955-03-08 Yehti 2003-11-04   Word PDF
5 25 1955-03-15 The Great White Box of Bardfield 2004-03-30 AKA The Son of Houdini Word PDF
6 4 1955-10-11 Napoleon's Piano 2003-11-04   Word PDF
6 7 1955-11-01 Foiled by President Fred 2003-12-18 Somewhat edited Word PDF
6 12 1955-12-06 The Terrible Revenge of Fred Fu-Manchu 2003-11-04   Word PDF
6 14 1955-12-20 The Greenslade Story 2003-11-04   Word PDF
6 15 1955-12-27 The Hastings Flyer - Robbed 2003-11-04   Word PDF
6 16 1956-01-03 The Mighty Wurlitzer 2003-11-04   Word PDF
6 20 1956-01-31 The House of Teeth 2003-11-04 Somewhat edited Word PDF
6 25 1956-03-06 The Fear of Wages 2003-11-04   Word PDF
6 26 1956-03-13 Scradje 2003-11-04   Word PDF
7 1 1956-10-04 The Nasty Affair at the Burami Oasis 2003-11-04   Word PDF
7 11 1956-12-20 The Flea 2003-11-04   Word PDF
7 14 1957-01-10 Wings over Dagenham 2003-11-04   Word PDF
7 15 1957-01-17 The Rent Collectors 2003-11-04   Word PDF
7 18 1957-02-07 The Mysterious Punch-up-the-Conker 2004-12-02   Word PDF
7 22 1957-03-07 The Africa Ship Canal 2005-08-11   Word PDF
7 25 1957-03-28 The Histories of Pliny the Elder 2003-11-04   Word PDF
8 16 1958-01-13 The Great String Robberies 2003-11-04   Word PDF
8 18 1958-01-27 The Curse of Frankenstein 2003-11-04   Word PDF
8 21 1958-02-17 The Man Who Never Was (2) 2003-11-04 The third, most well known version Word PDF
8 22 1958-02-24 World War One 2003-11-04   Word PDF
8 23 1958-03-03 The Spon Plague 2005-07-20   Word PDF
9 1 1958-11-03 The Sahara Desert Statue 2003-11-04   Word PDF
9 9 1958-12-29 The Battle of Spion Kop 2003-11-04   Word PDF
9 10 1959-01-05 Ned's Atomic Dustbin 2003-11-04   Word PDF
9 14 1959-02-02 Quatermass O.B.E. 2003-11-04   Word PDF
10 2 1959-12-31 Tales of Men's Shirts 2003-11-04   Word PDF

P.S.

Text in grey represents sections which have been deleted in the editions I have access to. They are especially frequent in the shows labeled "somewhat edited".

Special thanks to: all transcribers who have spent far more work on these scripts than I have, including Kurt Adkins, Debby Stark and that 'anon' fellow; Tony Wills, who has published lots of scripts (some transcribed by himself) on his transcript page; Wayne Stewart, for his nice blog and help with hard-to-find shows; and, of course, Spike Milligan, a genius if ever there was one.

Comments? Mail to goonfan@hexmaster.com.

Bonus -- My favourite sequence: Could you spell it? Never mind the favourite favourite: What time is it, Eccles?

In case you've stumbled upon this page and don't have a clue what this "Goon" stuff is about: It's a radio show broadcast by the BBC in the 50's, and, more importantly, it's just about the funniest stuff there is, without which e.g. Monty Python would probably never have happened. There are lots of fan sites out there, here are two particularly excellent ones:
www.thegoonshow.co.uk
www.thegoonshow.net

D.S.

Goonfan