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Missing Episodes
The Goon Show

The Goons The BBC Transcription Services recorded Goon Shows for issue to overseas radio stations. These recordings were usually two minutes shorter than the original BBC broadcast as topical references and risqué jokes were removed.

Whilst the TS episodes remain with the BBC, many of the unedited, original broadcasts have been 'lost', and it is these missing recordings that the Treasure Hunt is interested in discovering.
Series 1

Billed as ‘Crazy People featuring radio’s own Crazy Gang - "The Goons".’

28/05/51
04/06/51
11/06/51
18/06/51
25/06/51
02/07/51
09/07/51
16/07/51
23/07/51
02/08/51
09/08/51
16/08/51
23/08/51
30/08/51
06/09/51
13/09/51
20/09/51
26/12/51 Cinderella (pantomime)


Series 2

22/01/51
29/01/52
05/02/52
19/02/52
26/02/52
04/03/52
11/03/52
18/03/52
25/03/52
01/04/52
08/04/52
15/04/52
22/04/52
29/04/52
06/05/52
13/05/52
20/05/52
27/05/52
03/06/52
10/06/52
17/06/52
24/06/52
01/07/52
08/07/52
15/07/52


Series 3

11/11/52 Fred of the Islands
18/11/52 The Egg of the Great Auk
25/11/52 I Was A Male Fan Dancer
02/12/52 Saga of the HMS Aldgate
09/12/52 The Expedition for Toothpaste
16/12/52 The Archers
30/12/52 Where Does Santa Claus go in the Summer
06/01/53 The Navy, Army and Air Force
13/01/53 The British Way of Life
20/01/53 A Survey of Britain
27/01/53 Flint of the Flying Squad
03/02/53 Seaside Resorts in Winter
10/02/53 The Tragedy of Oxley Towers
17/02/53 The Story of Civilisation
24/02/53 The Search for the Bearded Vulture
03/03/53 The Mystery of the Monkey’s Paw
10/03/53 The Mystery of the Cow on the Hill
17/03/53 Where do Socks Come From?
07/04/53 The Building of the Suez Canal
14/04/53 The De Goonlies
21/04/53 The Conquest of Space
28/04/53 The Ascent of Mount Everest
05/05/53 The Story of the Plymouth Hoe Armada
03/06/53 Coronation Special Edition


Series 4

09/10/53 The Man Who Tried To Destroy London’s Monuments
16/10/53 The Ghastly Experiments of Dr Hans Eidelburger
23/10/53 The Building of Britain’s First Atomic Cannon
30/10/53 The Gibraltar Story
06/11/53 Through the sound barrier in an airing cupboard
13/11/53 The First Albert Memorial to the Moon
20/11/53 The Missing Bureaucrat
27/11/53 Operation Bagpipes
04/12/53 The Flying Saucer Mystery
11/12/53 The Spanish Armada
18/12/53 The British Way
25/12/53 Christmas Crackers
01/01/54 Ten Thousand Fathoms Down In A Wardrobe
08/01/54 The Missing Prime Minister
15/01/54 Dr Jekyll and Mr Crun
29/01/54 The History of Communications
05/02/54 The Kippered Herring Gang
12/02/54 The Toothpaste Expedition
22/02/54 The Great Ink Drought of 1902
08/03/54 The Collapse of the British Railway Sandwich System
22/03/54 Western Story
29/03/54 The Saga of the Internal Mountain
05/04/54 The Invisible Acrobat
12/04/54 The Great Bank of England Robbery
11/06/54 Archie in Goonland


Series 5

05/10/54 The Lost Gold Mine (of Charlotte) TS
02/11/54 The Canal TS
30/11/54 The Booted Gorilla TS
14/12/54 Dishonoured, or the Fall of Neddie Seagoon TS
21/12/54 Forog TS
11/01/55 The Case of the Missing Heir TS
01/02/55 The Missing Scroll
22/02/55 The Fireball of Milton Street TS
01/03/55 Six Ingots of Leadenhall Street TS
22/03/55 The End TS


Series 6

20/09/55 The Man Who Won The War (TS title ‘Seagoon MCC’) TS
27/09/55 The Secret Escritorie TS
29/11/55 The Sale of Manhattan (TS title ‘The Lost Colony’) TS
06/12/55 The Terrible Revenge of Fred Fu-Manchu
08/12/55 The Missing Christmas Parcel
13/12/55 The Lost Year TS20
27/12/55 The Hastings Flyer - Robbed
10/01/56 The Raid of the International Christmas Pudding
14/02/56 The Choking Horror TS
03/04/56 The Pevensey Bay Disaster


Series 7

18/10/56 The Nadger Plague TS
22/11/56 Personal Narrative TS
05/12/56 What’s My Line TS
13/12/56 The Telephone TS
26/12/56 Six Charlies in Search of an Author TS
03/01/57 Emperor of the Universe TS
31/01/57 The Moon Show TS
21/02/57 Round the World In 80 days TS
07/03/57 The Africa Ship Canal TS
21/03/57 The Missing Boa Constrictor TS


Series 8

07/10/57 The Junk Affair TS
11/11/57 The Red Fort
18/11/57 The Missing Battleships TS
25/11/57 The Policy TS
09/12/57 The Stolen Postman TS
16/12/57 The Great British Revolution TS
06/01/58 The Thing on the Mountain
10/02/58 Ten Snowballs that Shook the World TS
24/03/58 The Great Statue Debate


Series 9

03/11/58 The Sahara Desert Statue PG80
24/11/58 The Pam’s Paper Insurance Policy TS
05/01/59 Ned’s Atomic Dustbin TS


Series 10

07/01/60 The Chinese Legs TS
14/01/60 Robin’s Post TS

TS = released by Transcription Services.
PG = not previously released by TS but reissued by TS as ‘Pick of the Goons’ (then followed by release number)




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