Season 9, Episode 15
Air date February 9, 1958
Written by Spike Milligan
Guest(s) George Chisholm
Produced by John Browell
Musical interludes "Once In Love With Amy" (Geldray),
"Is You Still My Baby Now?" (Ellington)
Episode Guide
The Scarlet Capsule
The Gold Plate Robbery

Synopsis Edit

Seagoon's proposal for building the Tay Bridge wins over Moriarty's, so some retaliatory sabotage is in order.

Background Edit

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.

References Edit

Availability Edit

  • Included in volume 18 of the BBC Radio Classics releases.
  • Transcript

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