We got most of the Goon shows at CBC on 12 inch LPs. There was a stern warning on each disc that it was to be returned to BBC after use. Since there were many piles of these LPs abounding around the studios, I guess many of these records never made it back to BBC!
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> On Mar 9, 2018, at 12:40 AM, Tim Gillett <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> It's mainly the earlier Goon shows (1951 to 1953) that werent preserved.
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_The_Goon_Show_episodes#Series_overview----- Original Message -----From: "Marie O'Connell" <[log in to unmask]>To: <[log in to unmask]>Sent: Friday, March 09, 2018 1:10 PMSubject: Re: [ARSCLIST] The British Library's race to save old audiorecordings> Ying tong iddle i po>> On Fri, Mar 9, 2018 at 6:00 PM, Clark Johnsen <[log in to unmask]>> wrote:>>> Aha! Well that's some good news. The discs probably have better longevity>> than any tape would have.>>>> He fallen in th' water!>>>> On Thu, Mar 8, 2018 at 11:56 PM, Steve Smolian <[log in to unmask]>wrote:>>>> > Dunno about the tapes. They went out on 16" discs originally- I gotsome>> > good dubs from Bermuda- and they were repackaged for the US andprobably>> > the other colonies as well. WBAI used to carry them.>> >>> > Don't fall in the water,>> >>> > Steve>> >>> > -----Original Message----->> > From: Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List <>> > [log in to unmask]
> V> On Behalf Of Clark Johnsen>> > Sent: Thursday, March 08, 2018 11:38 PM>> > To: [log in to unmask]>> > Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] The British Library's race to save old audio>> > recordings>> >>> > Effin' BBC over-recorded their The Goodies masters just to save money.>> > (The Goodies were as funny as any of those TV troupes.) The same thing>> > nearly happened to Monty Python and Benny Hill tapes. But somehow, inthe>> > nick of time. . .>> >>> > One must wonder whether the Goon Show radio tapes survive.>> >>> > On Thu, Mar 8, 2018 at 5:00 AM, CJB <[log in to unmask]> wrote:>> >>> > > http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/technology-43231982/the->> > > british-library-s-race-to-save-old-audio-recordings>> > >>> >>>
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