The chapters are headed with quotations ranging eclectically through the international canon and counter-canon from Sophocles
and The Ramayana of Valmiki (an ancient Indian epic) to Spike Milligan
, via Charles Baudelaire
, T. S. Eliot
May 1951: The BBC experimentally launched a comic radio...
experimentally launched a comic radio series, Crazy People; as The Goon Show, it ran for nine years and became a household word.