The Goon Show Preservation Society

Patron:   HRH  Prince Charles, The Prince of Wales

Honorary Presidents:

John Antrobus      Jane Milligan

and Michael Coveney.

Founded 1972

Home Page

60th Anniversary Page

About Us

Society News

Academy of Comedy

Encyclopaedia Goonicus

Showbiz News

Contacts

Regional Groups

Newsletter Archives

Subscriptions

Library

Goon-ology

Goon Show Shop

Back Numbers

Royal Appointment

Links

Members Forum
 

Commentary

Roger Wilmut
 
Michael Terry

Goonery in the News

Spike Milligan Statue

An Interview

Canadian Charlies

Dirk Maggs

email:  newsgoons@gmail.com

About Us
Read all about the GSPS. Its aims, its goals, its beginnings and its achievements.

Society News
To see what's new, what's coming up, and what's been and gone.

Showbiz News
News from the world of show-business, appearances, performances, etc.

Academy of Comedy
We need an Academy of Comedy. Read all about it here.

60th Anniversary
The 60th Anniversary Celebration at Grafton's on 28th May 2011

Newsletters
A look back at some of our more 'newsworthy' newsletters.

Back Numbers
Every single newsletter ever printed, now available to buy at a reasonable cost.

Members Forum
A place for paid-up Members to have their say, offer stuff for sale, whatever.

Library
A 'lending-library' of sorts, with a huge list of tapes and videos to browse.

Subscriptions
Ah! The all important membership applications page.

Goon Show Shop
A selection of things 'goon' to tickle your fancy and spend your money on.

Goon-ology
A hand-written history of the Goon Show and its Cast of Characters.

Personal Commentary
Members' personal thoughts on one of their favourite Shows.

An Interview
With someone who was in some small way connected to the Goons'.

Goonery in the News
Strange goings-on around the gooniverse.

By Royal Appointment
What an accolade! His Royal Highness Prince Charles honours the Society.

Dirk Maggs
A little bit of background into the life of this world famous Radio Producer.

Mike Terry, Cartoonist
Ever smiled at those great cartoons adorning the covers of Spike's books? Well this is the man what done 'em.

The Famous Roger Wilmut
Author of that lovely book on, what else, but the Goons!

Canadian Charlies
Just one of our overseas connections. There are Groups all over the place for you to join. See Regional Groups.

Spike Milligan Statue Fund
The good people of the 'Finchley Society's' plans for a bronze statue of the great man himself.

Encyclopaedia Goonicus
Issue no: 4 of Neil Trickey's masterpiece is now on DVD: 100's of hours of research, articles and photo's.

Regional Groups
Local groups across the UK and beyond!

Contacts
Who's Who in the wonderful world of the GSPS committee

Links
A small List of some of the 'other' Goon Show sites out there in the ether.

The Goon Show is enshrined in radio history as "the show that broke the mould"  taking post-war audiences from the doldrums of the "I say, I say, I say, my dog's got no nose -- 'How does he smell?' - 'orrible'" music-hall type comedic performances to the new and uncharted 'surreal world' of 'The Milligan'.

The legacy it created influenced just about every comedy act from that day forward, from Monty Python to Eddie Izzard, and heralded a new dawn in Radio and TV comedy. 

Despite the popular conception that the most funny Television one-liner ever first appeared in "Dads Army", as in; "Vot's your name?" - "Don't tell him Pike…" , it was actually also heard in a Goon Show many years before that show ever aired, in a discourse between Neddie Seagoon and Minnie Bannister. When Inspector Seagoon asks Henry Crun who he is, Minnie Bannister is heard to call back, "don't tell him Henry…". So there you have it, proof indeed of the power of the Goon Show.

For us, the enthralled fans of today, (some of whom weren't even born when the show was first broadcast ), that legacy still goes on. And that's why we've got a GSPS in our midst.

You can't beat it folks - you too need a GSPS in your midst- get yours now - after all,  we mustn't let the Goon humour that Spike created disappear from our memories. So - check out the rest of our pages from the navigation menu up there on the top of your screen and enjoy, then send in your application for membership… After all - without you we wouldn't be able to carry on going on. So please join now!!!!