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The Fear of Wages

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Season 6, Episode 25
Air date March 6, 1956
Written by Spike Milligan and Larry Stephens
Guest(s) None
Produced by Pat Dixon
Musical interludes "Side By Side" (Geldray),
"Pink Champagne" (Ellington)
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Synopsis Edit

In order to claim their back pay for finishing World War II so late, the Fourth Armoured Thunderboxes must transport the Japanese troops they have defeated and all their stores of nitroglycerine back to London.

Background Edit

The story was inspired by the 1953 French thriller The Wages of Fear (Le salaire de la peur) about two trucks full of nitroglycerine being transported to a South American oilfield.

This episode was adapated for Telegoons.

References Edit

Availability Edit

  • Included in volume 20 of the BBC Radio Classics releases.
  • Transcript

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