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The Reason Why

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Season 7, Episode Special
Air date August 22, 1957
Written by Spike Milligan and Larry Stephens
Guest(s) Valentine Dyall
Produced by Jacques Brown
Musical interludes None
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Synopsis Edit

A gap forms in the Thames embankment, and the Hon. Harold Bowles goes to Egypt to find a piece of statuary to plug it for free.

Background Edit

Much of this episode draws on the real story of Cleopatra's Needle, which did indeed have a terrible time being brought to London. The real reason why, however, was to commemorate the defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte.

References Edit

Availability Edit

  • Included in volume 17 of the BBC Radio Classics releases.
  • Transcript

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