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The Nadger Plague

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Season 7, Episode 3
Air date October 18, 1956
Written by Spike Milligan and Larry Stephens
Guest(s) None
Produced by Peter Eton
Musical interludes "Two O'Clock Jump" (Geldray),
"Green Door" (Ellington)
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Synopsis Edit

In 1656, Grytpype and Moriarty travel around England terrifying villagers with apparent symptoms of the Nadger Plague. When they try to swindle Neddie, he turns to witchery to try to thwart them.

Background Edit

Much of the narrative borrows from histories of the Black Plague.

This episode was adapted for Telegoons.

References Edit

Availability Edit

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

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