|Season 7, Episode 3|
|Air date||October 18, 1956|
|Written by||Spike Milligan and Larry Stephens|
|Produced by||Peter Eton|
|Musical interludes|| "Two O'Clock Jump" (Geldray),|
"Green Door" (Ellington)
Drums Along the Mersey
The MacReekie Rising of '74
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.
Much of the narrative borrows from histories of the Black Plague.
This episode was adapted for Telegoons.
- Included in volume 20 of the BBC Radio Classics collection.