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'From all accounts, a huge success'

Updated: Mar 21, 2022

The Goons had been trying to get heard by the BBC for some time before they were finally granted a trial recording. This took place in February 1951, and was preserved by the Aberdeen Evening Standard, of all publications.

Inside information: Trial programme has been recorded tentatively called 'Junior Crazy Gang', including Harry Secombe, Peter Sellers, Michael Bentine, Spike Milligan, [the] Ray Ellington Quartet, Max Geldray and his Harmonica, and the Stargazers. Producer was Pat Dixon. From all accounts a huge success; decision rests with Home Service planners whether it will come on as a series.

(taken from Aberdeen Evening Standard, 16 February 1951)

Article sourced from the British Newspaper Archive.

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