Season 5, Episode 18
Air date January 23, 1955
Written by Spike Milligan and Eric Sykes
Guest(s) None
Produced by Peter Eton
Musical interludes "Happy Days and Lonely Nights" (Geldray),
"The Naughty Lady of Shady Lane" (Ellington)
Episode Guide
The China Story
The Missing Scroll

Synopsis Edit

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.

Background Edit

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).

References Edit

Availability Edit

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