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Goon Show Factoids!

Goon Show Factoids!

On June 15, 2015, Posted by , In The Goon Show LIVE! other bits, By , , With Comments Off on Goon Show Factoids!

a brandy balloonDid you know that alcohol was forbidden by the BBC during rehearsals and recording of any show including The Goon Show.

To get their fix though, Milligan, Sellers, Secombe et al mixed brandy with milk to conceal their illicit beverage.

The catchphrase “Round the back for the old brandy!” was used in later episodes to announce the exit of a character or a musical interlude.