Season 9, Episode 9
Air date December 29, 1958
Written by Spike Milligan
Guest(s) None
Produced by John Browell
Musical interludes "This Can't Be Love" (Geldray),
"Mr. Success" (Ellington)
Episode Guide
Queen Anne's Rain
Ned's Atomic Dustbin

Synopsis Edit

The Battle of Spion Kop is an unmitigated failure. To salvage it, Parliament decides it needs a singing, dancing, American-style makeover.

Background Edit

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.

References Edit

Availability Edit

  • Included in volume 14 of the BBC Radio Classics releases.
  • Transcript

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