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Season 5, Episode 7
Air date November 9, 1954
Written by Spike Milligan and Eric Sykes
Guest(s) None
Produced by Peter Eton
Musical interludes "Pink Champagne" (Geldray),
"My Very Good Friend the Milkman"/"It's a Sin to Tell a Lie" (Ellington)
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Synposis Edit

Count Moriarty contacts Dr. Ned Seagoon with news about an incipient epidemic: Lurgi! Once the victims are quarantined in a camp in Blackpool, Grytpype reveals the solution, which just happens to include some benefits for his business.

Background Edit

"Goosey & Bawkes" is a play on "Boosey & Hawkes", a major sheet music publisher, and at the time, also a purveyor of brass band instruments.

"Lurgi" took on a life of its own as a British dialect term for illness. See Lurgi for more.

This episode was adapted for Telegoons.

References Edit

Availability Edit

  • Included in volume 2 of the BBC Radio Classics releases.
  • Transcript

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