|Season 6, Episode 8|
|Air date||November 8, 1955|
|Written by||Spike Milligan|
|Produced by||Peter Eton|
|Musical interludes|| "Pete Kelly's Blues" (Geldray),|
"Rap Your Troubles In Drums" (Ellington)
Foiled By President Fred
The International Christmas Pudding
While stationed at the British Embassy in Peking, Seagoon hears of an imminent invasion of Manchuria. British citizens are hastily gathered and evacuated via plane, which crashes in the Himalayas, leading to their eventual discovery of Shangri-La.
Shangri-La was invented by James Hilton in his book Lost Horizon, which this episode parodies. In the book, the evacuation was originally from the British Raj.
- Included in volume 19 of the BBC Radio Classics releases.