|Season 5, Episode 9|
|Air date||November 23, 1954|
|Written by||Spike Milligan and Eric Sykes|
|Produced by||Peter Eton|
|Musical interludes|| "Truckin'" (Geldray),|
"I Can't Tell a Waltz From a Tango" (Ellington)
The Mystery of the Marie Celeste (Solved)
The Booted Gorilla
After a grand ceremony celebrating the retirement of the last of the London trams, it turns out that there is still one at large. Tram Inspector Seagoon tracks it to the Kingsway tram tunnel and desperately tries to persuade driver Henry Crun to bring it back to the yard.
The London tram (light-rail) system was shut down in 1952 to be replaced by buses, with most of the tram cars being scrapped. Some parts of the former tram system were absorbed by new housing developments, although the Kingsway tunnel itself remained in existence long afterward. Trams eventually returned to the streets of London in 2000.
This episode was adapted for Telegoons as "The Last Tram".
- Anna Neagle
- Jimmy Grafton
- Gilbert Harding
- Kingsway subway
- Sir Winston
- Michael Dennison
- Elsie Gray
- Alan Ladd
- Black Maria
- Included in volume 8 of the BBC Radio Classics releases.