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The Sinking of Westminster Pier

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Season 5, Episode 21
Air date February 13, 1955
Written by Spike Milligan and Eric Sykes
Guest(s) None
Produced by Peter Eton
Musical interludes "Brazil" (Geldray),
"My Lean Baby" (Ellington)
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Synopsis Edit

Westminster Pier sinks, accompanied by bad poetry. Grytpype and Moriarty are hired to lower the Thames to recover it, but at last a new pier is needed.

Background Edit

The story was inspired by real-life flooding problems at Westminster Pier.

References Edit

Availability Edit

  • Included in volume 9 of the BBC Radio Classics releases.
  • Transcript

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