Season 5, Episode 8
Air date November 16, 1954
Written by Spike Milligan and Eric Sykes
Guest(s) None
Produced by Peter Eton
Musical interludes "St. Louis Blues" (Geldray),
"ABC Boogie" (Ellington)
Episode Guide
Lurgi Strikes Britain
The Last Tram (from Clapham)

Synopsis Edit

Learning of a reward for a solution to the mystery of the Marie Céleste, Seagoon assembles a ship and crew to recreate the voyage of the ill-ship. But just as the true explanation is revealed, another mysterious disappearance occurs.

Background Edit

The Mary Celeste is one of the most famous "ghost ships" ever known. It was discovered abandoned but in perfect condition, aside from one missing lifeboat, in December 1872. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle popularized the mystery in a fictional story, referring to the ship as the Marie Céleste and adding many additional embellishments.

This episode was adapted for Telegoons.

References Edit

Availability Edit

  • Included in volume 8 of the BBC Radio Classics releases.
  • Transcript