The Legacy of The Goon Show

A synthesis porfolio researched and compiled by Brin Coleman for FdA Broadcast Production at The Manchester College.

My name is Brin Coleman.

I'm currently studying for a degree in Broadcast Production at The Manchester College / Manchester Metropiltan University.

This website is part of an assignment which goes by the name of Professional and Academic Development, essentially a research paper. As you can see, the subject I have chosen to research is The Legacy of The Goon Show.

The assignment is in two parts, a synthesis portfolio, which comes in the shape of this website, and a presentation given on the subject I have chosen to research. You will also find a representation of that presentation here too.

While this is technically an academic work (note all the Harvard referencing), it is a subject that brings great joy to many people.

Contents (click title to view)

The Goons: Spike Milligan, Harry Secombe, Peter Sellers. Photo: copyright BBC
The Goons: Spike Milligan, Harry Secombe, Peter Sellers. Photo: © Reuters (Hardcastle, 2014)

The Legacy of The Goon Show - presentation 22 March 2016
The full transcript along with images and video used in a presentation I gave on this subject, as part of this assignment, at The Manchester College on 22nd March 2016.

Andy Secombe interview
An interview with Andy Secombe, son of The Goon Show's Harry Secombe.
He talks about life with his father as well as taking on the role of Neddie Seagoon in Goon Again.

Ted Kendall interview
Without Ted Kendall, we wouldn't be listening to The Goon Show today.
An interview with the man responsible for restoring the audio of every available episode of The Goon Show.

Reflections and Research Diary
A look at the process of researching and presenting this portfolio, from focussing the original area of research to building this website from scratch.

References
A complete list of Harvard references used in this synthesis portfolio.

Next: The Legacy of The Goon Show - Presentation »»

References

Hardcastle, Ephraim, 2014. Just why did Spike Milligan and Peter Sellers laugh so much?. [photograph] Available at: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-2852474/EPHRAIM-HARDCASTLE-Just-did-Spike-Milligan-Peter-Sellers-laugh-much.html