Ying Tong: A Walk With The Goons
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Publisher: BBC Worldwide Ltd
Date: February 2012
Duration: 0 hours 43 minutes
Roy Smiles' play about Spike Milligan's last days with the Goons and his complex and often fractious relationship with Peter Sellers and Harry Secombe.
During the 1950s, 'The Goon Show' had England laughing week after week, greatly influencing Monty Python and the Beatles, among others - and paved the way for sketch comedy as we know it today. With 'Ying Tong', rising UK playwright Roy Smiles brilliantly chronicles the Goons' surge from cult status to raving success, showcasing the series' trademark surrealism and profound silliness.
Starring James Clyde, Kai Owen and Toby Longworth.