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The Greenslade Story

Episode 14 of 27

The amazing rise and fall of BBC Home Service announcer Wallace Greenslade. Stars Spike Milligan. From December 1955.

The amazing story of the rise and fall of BBC Home Service radio announcer Wallace Greenslade.

Groundbreaking, surreal BBC radio comedy written by Spike Milligan.

Starring:
Peter Sellers
Harry Secombe
Spike Milligan

First billed as Crazy People, ten series of The Goon Show were recorded between 1951 and 1960, but sadly many of the earliest shows weren’t kept in the archive.

With the Ray Ellington Quartet and Max Geldray.

Orchestra conducted by Wally Stott.

Announcer: Wallace Greenslade

Producer: Peter Eton

First broadcast on the BBC Home Service in December 1955.

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30 minutes

Last on

Tuesday 19:00

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