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
Episode Guide
Operation Christmas Duff

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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