Tales of Old Dartmoor

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This is an essential part of Christmas to a certain sub-section of the British. Decades after the first broadcasts there always was a repeat immediately after the Queen’s Speech on the World Service.

Those of us who spent parts of a childhood in the Empire, or at least abroad, might even have looked forward to Brenda speaking unto the nation.

The Goons:

Seagoon:
And now, segregate the sinful sexes-­

Sellers:
Wait! How many sexes are there?

Seagoon:
Two.

Sellers:
It’s not enough I say, go out and order some more.

Rather modern really, no?

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Flatten me kruker and nosh me schlappers. You’ve prompted me to dig out a tape recorder and play the old rust and plastic film recordings.

Bernie G.
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I grew up listening to this stuff on the wireless (a wood-look Bakelite set), pre-television. The wife’s father was the real fan however, and the only thing I retain of his are a collection of well-thumbed Spike Milligan books ‘My Part in…’.

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The Goon Show was before my time; however I did enjoy ‘Michael Bentine Time’ on BBC then ‘Michael Bentine’s Potty Time’ on ITV when young
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Bentine%27s_Potty_Time

That said, Tales of Old Dartmoor is a damned sight better than any BBC “comedy” post 2010

Merry Christmas everyone