The Telegoons

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The Telegoons
Created by Grosvenor Films
Starring Voices of Peter Sellers, Harry Secombe and Spike Milligan
Country of origin United Kingdom
No. of episodes 26
Running time 15 minutes per episode
Original channel BBC
Original release 5 October 1963 – 1 August 1964

The Telegoons is a comedy puppet show, adapted from the highly successful BBC radio comedy show of the 1950s, The Goon Show produced for BBC television and first shown during 1963 and 1964. Two series of 13 episodes were made. The series was briefly repeated immediately after its original run, and all episodes are known to have survived. Harry Secombe, Peter Sellers and Spike Milligan reprised their original voice roles from the radio series and appeared in promotional photos with some of the puppets from the series. A Telegoons comic strip appeared in TV Comic during the 1960s. Among the puppeteers were Ann Field, John Dudley, and Violet Phelan.

The only official broadcasts of any Telegoons material since the 1960s were a short excerpt, claimed to have been newly printed from the original negative, shown on the 1980s BBC archive series Windmill, and a brief excerpt during the quiz programme Telly Addicts.

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