|Season 9, Episode 15|
|Air date||February 9, 1958|
|Written by||Spike Milligan|
|Produced by||John Browell|
|Musical interludes|| "Once In Love With Amy" (Geldray),|
"Is You Still My Baby Now?" (Ellington)
The Scarlet Capsule
The Gold Plate Robbery
Seagoon's proposal for building the Tay Bridge wins over Moriarty's, so some retaliatory sabotage is in order.
Inspired by one of the most famous bridge disasters of all time, the collapse of the railway bridge over the Firth of Tay in 1879 just as a train was crossing it, killing 9. The real cause was its inability to remain stable in high winds.
The collapse also inspired William McGonagall's most famous poem.
- Suckeyhall Street
- Lou Praeger
- Labour exchange
- Tower Bridge
- William McGonagall
- Rita Hayworth
- Included in volume 18 of the BBC Radio Classics releases.