The Goon Show was a British radio comedy programme, originally produced and broadcast by the BBC Home Service from 1951 to 1960.

The show’s chief creator and main writer was Spike Milligan (centre), with collaberation from Eric Sykes. The scripts mixed ludicrous plots with surreal humour, puns, catchphrases and an array of bizarre sound effects.
This is a portrait of Peter Sellers, Spike Milligan and Harry Secombe, drawn with Prismacolor pencils on Bristol Board extra smooth surface, 200 gsm, A4.
Michael Bentine should also have been included, but I just didn’t have the space. Sorry Michael!


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I’m a self-taught artist from the North of England and I like to inject a bit of humour wherever possible, whether it’s in my writing (see my poems), or my artwork.
Thanks for stopping by and please feel free to leave comments on any pieces you like.

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  • IrisGelbart
    IrisGelbartalmost 3 years ago

    Wonderful and lots of fun…….

  • Thanks very much Iris!

    – Margaret Sanderson

    GEORGE SANDERSONalmost 3 years ago

    Absolutley Brilliant Margaret !!
    I loved the goon show !

  • Me too George. I’m glad you like it!

    – Margaret Sanderson

  • Richard Murch
    Richard Murchalmost 3 years ago

    .. They were a great team and terrific humour… Nice work ….I remember listening to them ….

  • I do too Richard! Of course I was just a babe in arms at the time….. Thanks very much for the kind comment.

    – Margaret Sanderson

  • larry flewers
    larry flewersalmost 3 years ago

    “He’s Fallen in the water” brilliant utterly Brilliant work

  • Ah, you remember them too Larry! Thank you so much!

    – Margaret Sanderson

  • Woodie
    Woodiealmost 3 years ago

    Absolutely brilliant artwork Margaret,
    You have a style of your own !!!
    Cheers Neil
    PS Of course I remember them very well, Blue Bottle !!!

  • This is bringing up so much nostalgia, I’m glad I did it now. Thanks Neil.

    – Margaret Sanderson

  • Harry Purves
    Harry Purvesalmost 3 years ago

    Sadly all departed, but reunited in this wonderful artwork. Great likeness and plenty character in this piece. I love the eyes in all three of them, very expressive Margaret.

  • Thank you so much Harry!

    – Margaret Sanderson

  • electriclstorm
    electriclstormalmost 3 years ago

    Beautifully done! Love how you’ve captured their emotions and characters!

  • What a lovely comment Electricstorm. Thank you!

    – Margaret Sanderson

  • billfox256
    billfox256almost 3 years ago

    A real fun creation!!!! Congratulations on being featured!!!! Bill

  • I didn’t know this one had been featured. Thank you so much Bill!

    – Margaret Sanderson

  • Bleee
    Bleeealmost 3 years ago

    brilliant . .so good to see these guys .. I’ve been a fan of theirs since i was a child!

  • I’m pleased you like this Bleee. Thank you.

    – Margaret Sanderson

  • waynea3
    waynea3almost 3 years ago

    Big fan :) Love the Goons, have done for a long long time.
    Beautiful artwork Margaret. “Ying Tong Iddle Eye Poh” :)

  • It brought out the kid in all of us. Thanks Wayne.

    – Margaret Sanderson

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