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The Goon Show was a British radio comedy programme, originally produced and broadcast by the BBC Home Service from 1951 to 1960, with occasional repeats on the BBC Light Programme . The first series, broadcast between May and September 1951, was titled Crazy People ; all subsequent series had the title The Goon Show , a title inspired, according to Spike Milligan, by a Popeye character . [ 1 ] The show's chief creator and main writer was Spike Milligan . The scripts mixed ludicrous plots with surreal humour , puns, catchphrases and an array of bizarre sound effects .
For alternative meanings, see: Calvary (disambiguation) , Mount Calvary (disambiguation) , and Golgotha (disambiguation) . Calvary or Golgotha / ˈ ɡ ɒ l ɡ ə θ ə / was, according to the Gospels , a site immediately outside Jerusalem's walls where Jesus was crucified . Golgotha is the Greek transcription in the New Testament of an Aramaic term that has traditionally been presumed to be Gûlgaltâ (but see below for an alternative).