|Season 5, Episode 18|
|Air date||January 23, 1955|
|Written by||Spike Milligan and Eric Sykes|
|Produced by||Peter Eton|
|Musical interludes|| "Happy Days and Lonely Nights" (Geldray),|
"The Naughty Lady of Shady Lane" (Ellington)
The China Story
The Missing Scroll
Seagoon's mother's heirloom diamond, the Blue Shower, is stolen. Following the advice of a book given to him and his brothers by Grytpype, Seagoon runs off to join the Foreign Legion. The battle rages all the way back to England, where the surprising identity of the thief is revealed.
Beau Geste is a real book, first published in 1924 and popularized by a 1939 movie (and several other adapatations that came after The Goon Show).
- Included in volume 9 of the BBC Radio Classics releases.