|Season 5, Episode 7|
|Air date||November 9, 1954|
|Written by||Spike Milligan and Eric Sykes|
|Produced by||Peter Eton|
|Musical interludes|| "Pink Champagne" (Geldray),|
"My Very Good Friend the Milkman"/"It's a Sin to Tell a Lie" (Ellington)
The Mystery of the Marie Celeste (Solved)
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.
"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.
- Rita Hayworth
- Struck off the rolls
- Phillip Harbin
- Sir Robert Boothby
- Joe Louis
- Call Me Madam
- Mooney and King
- Malcolm Sargent
- Edward Perdom
- Included in volume 2 of the BBC Radio Classics releases.