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The Battle of Spion Kop

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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)
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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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