Season 7, Episode 2
Air date October 11, 1956
Written by Spike Milligan
Guest(s) Valentine Dyall
Produced by Peter Eton
Musical interludes "Mountain Greenery" (Geldray),
"Giddy Up a Ding Dong" (Ellington)
Episode Guide
The Nasty Affair at the Burami Oasis
The Nadger Plague

Synopsis Edit

Nedward Seagoon is left a fortune by his rich uncle, with one stipulation: he must wait until he is 100 years old to spend it. To prove he is of age, a cunning plan is hatched involving a different calendar...

Background Edit

The "Peruvian calendar stone" which demonstrates a shorter calendar is probably a misremembered Mayan or Aztec calendar stone. Both used a ceremonial calendar of 270 days (alongside a civil calendar of 365). The boat voyage to Peru may have been inspired by Thor Heyerdahl's voyage on the Kon-Tiki.

References Edit

Availability Edit

  • Included in volume 12 of the BBC Radio Classics releases.
  • Transcript

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