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The Scarlet Capsule

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Season 9, Episode 14
Air date February 2, 1959
Written by Spike Milligan
Guest(s) Andrew Timothy
Produced by John Browell
Musical interludes Unidentified
Episode Guide
Dishonoured - Again
The Tay Bridge

Synopsis Edit

Professor Ned Quatermass investigates the mystery of a haunted capsule found buried at a Department of Transport work site.

Background Edit

This is a parody of the serial Quatermass and the Pit, which had just finished airing on BBC TV. (The film version, also known as Five Million Years to Earth, would not be made until several years later.)

References Edit

Availability Edit

  • Included without music in volume 1 of the EMI Comedy Classics releases.
  • Transcript

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