|Season 9, Episode 9|
|Air date||December 29, 1958|
|Written by||Spike Milligan|
|Produced by||John Browell|
|Musical interludes|| "This Can't Be Love" (Geldray),|
"Mr. Success" (Ellington)
Queen Anne's Rain
Ned's Atomic Dustbin
The Battle of Spion Kop is an unmitigated failure. To salvage it, Parliament decides it needs a singing, dancing, American-style makeover.
Spion Kop, in modern South Africa, was the site of a Boer War battle, although it was in the year 1900. It is remembered as a significant British defeat.
- Included in volume 14 of the BBC Radio Classics releases.