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NATION, Terry; JUNKIN, John; FREEMAN, Dave

The Floggits: Trial script

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London: N.p. [BBC], 1956

40 mimeographed pp., secured with split pin to top left. A little edgeworn and dusty, last page detached, but a well preserved copy.

First edition. TRIAL SCRIPT FOR THE SHOW WHICH BECAME FLOGGITS, STARRING ELSIE AND DORIS WATERS. NO RECORDING OF THIS EPISODE EXISTS. DATED 29 MAY 1956 -- THREE MONTHS BEFORE EPISODE 1 WAS RECORDED.
Floggit's, starring Elsie and Doris Waters, ran for three series on BBC Radio between 1956 and 1959, and among the regular cast were Anthony Newley, Joan Sims, Ron Moody -- and Ronnie Barker, whose radio debut this was. Transplanting their Workers' Playtime characters to a family-run general store, this unexceptional and now very dated show had a stellar writing team: while providing scripts for this middle-of-the-road radio comedy, Freeman, Junkin and Nation were also working on Idiot's Weekly Price 2d, the first attempt to present Goon Show humour to a television audience.
The script offered here is an unmarked trial script for the series, pre-dating the show itself by three months. It is unknown whether it was ever recorded or transmitted.



Keywords: Terry NATION John JUNKIN Dave FREEMAN'
£750.00


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