A guide to series one of the Goon Show: Crazy People

Episode 1 (recorded 27 May 1951)

  1. Herschell & Jones
  2. The Story of the BRM
  3. Dick Barton, Special Agent
  4. The Quest for Tutankhamen
  5. Salute to Britain

Fascinating fact:
First use of the word ‘lurgi’.

Episode 2 (recorded 3 June 1951)

  1. Herschell & Jones
  2. Ernest Splutmuscle, Rat Catcher
  3. A Hundred Years from Today
  4. The East Pole

Scripted credits:
The script was concocted by Spike Milligan. Additions to the mixture made by Larry Stephens.

Episode 3 (recorded 10 June 1951)

  1. Herschell & Jones – Jones’ Schooldays
  2. Russian Sports
  3. Sound Effects
  4. The Bluffs
  5. History of Flight

Scripted credits:
The script was written in Urdu by Spike Milligan and Larry Stephens and translated by Jimmy Grafton.

Episode 4 (recorded 17 June 1951)

  1. Herschell & Jones – Jones goes to prison
  2. Slimming
  3. Honeymoon Memories
  4. Parliament in Session
  5. The Conquest of Everest

Scripted credits:
The script was mapped out by Spike Milligan and Larry Stephens and plotted by Jimmy Grafton.

Episode 5 (recorded 24 June 1951)

  1. Herschell & Jones – Jones’ adventures in Russia
  2. Visit to the Health Clinic
  3. Story of the Airliner
  4. Holidays
  5. Story of the Yukon Gold Rush

Scripted credits:
The script cargo was swung aboard by Spike Milligan and Larry Stephens and lashed and stowed by Jimmy Grafton.
Fascinating fact:
First scripted appearance of Major Bloodnok (although the name Bloodnok has been crossed through and replaced with O’Shea).

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Episode 6 (recorded 1 July 1951)

  1. Further Adventures of Herschel
  2. The Story of Civilisation
  3. Splutmuscle – The Boxer
  4. Operations of MI6
  5. African Adventures

Scripted credits:
Script equipment and stores including a Bentine bundle were supplied by Messrs Spike Milligan and Larry Stephens through selling agent Jimmy Grafton.

Episode 7 (recorded 8 July 1951)

  1. Herschel & Jones
  2. The History of Communications
  3. Adventures of Phillip String
  4. Sea Stories
  5. The Building of the Merseygoon Tunnel

Scripted credits:
Script was dug up by Spike Milligan and Larry Stephens and refined by Jimmy Grafton.
Fascinating fact:
First named appearance of a character called Eccles (although played by Peter Sellers).

Episode 8 (recorded 15 July 1951)

  1. Herschel & Jones
  2. BBC Skit
  3. Episode 2 of Phillip String
  4. Commentaries from the Funfair
  5. The Goonbird

Scripted credits:
Spike Milligan and Larry Stephens wrote the log which was then chopped up by Jimmy Grafton.
Fascinating fact:
Eccles appears again but this time played by Spike Milligan.

Episode 9 (recorded 22 July 1951)

  1. Herschel & Jones
  2. Summertime Activities
  3. Episode 3 of Phillip String
  4. Splutmuscle the Private Investigator
  5. Journey into Space

Scripted credits:
Script was by Spike Milligan, Larry Stephens and Jimmy Grafton.
Fascinating fact:
Contains a version of┬áthe ‘World’s Funniest Joke‘.

Episode 10 (recorded 29 July 1951)

  1. Herschel & Jones
  2. The Building of the Sydney Harbour Goon Bridge
  3. Air Pageant and Widdigoon Country Fair Commentary
  4. The Story of Colonel Slocombe

Scripted credits:
Regimental orders were scripted by Spike Milligan and Larry Stephens and the seal was affixed by Jimmy Grafton.

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Episode 11 (recorded 5 August 1951)

  1. Herschel & Jones
  2. Stories of Scotland Yard
  3. Mock Sea-battle Commentary
  4. The Quest for the White Queen

Scripted credits:
The script was discovered by Spike Milligan and Larry Stephens and dusted off by Jimmy Grafton.
Fascinating fact:
First appearance of Major Bloodnok.

Episode 12 (recorded 12 August 1951)

  1. Herschel & Jones
  2. The Bentine Lurgi-driven Tank
  3. The Quest for Cloot Wilmington

Scripted credits:
The script was written in cipher by Spike Milligan and Larry Stephens and decoded by Jimmy Grafton.

Episode 13 (recorded 19 August 1951)

  1. Herschel & Jones
  2. Survey of Britain
  3. Clushboot-on-Sea
  4. The Story of Colonel Slocombe

Scripted credits:
The script was designed for me by Spike Milligan and Larry Stephens under the watchful eye of my publicity agent Jimmy Grafton.

Episode 14 (recorded 26 August 1951)

  1. Herschel & Jones
  2. Dick Barton, Special Agent
  3. The Boxer Rebellion

Scripted credits:
The whole thing was deliberately planned by Spike Milligan and Larry Stephens and callously approved by Jimmy Grafton.

Episode 15 (recorded 2 September 1951)

  1. Herschel & Jones
  2. The Goonitania
  3. The Quest for the Ring-tailed Yakkabakaka

Scripted credits:
The funeral notices were written by Spike Milligan and Larry Stephens and printed by Jimmy Grafton.

Episode 16 (recorded 9 September 1951)

  1. Courting Hydia Harbinger
  2. The Salvaging of the Goonitania
  3. Sound Effects Men on Trial
  4. Bloodnok of Burma

Scripted credits:
History was created by Spike Milligan and Larry Stephens and chronicled by Jimmy Grafton.

Episode 17 (recorded 16 September 1951)

  1. Music Lessons
  2. The Brabagoon
  3. Holiday Time
  4. Bloodnok the Peacemaker

Scripted credits:
Passes were made out by Spike Milligan and Larry Stephens and signed by Jimmy Grafton.

Special episode (recorded 16 December 1951)
Title: Cinderella

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