A script for 'The Phantom Raspberry Blower Of Fleet Street or The Extraordinary Foul, Noiseome And Naughty Iconoclast Of Old London Town', circa late 1960s,
Lot 140
A script for 'The Phantom Raspberry Blower Of Fleet Street or The Extraordinary Foul, Noisesome And Naughty Iconoclast Of Old London Town', circa late 1960s,
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A script for 'The Phantom Raspberry Blower Of Fleet Street or The Extraordinary Foul, Noisesome And Naughty Iconoclast Of Old London Town',
circa late 1960s,
sixty-three mimeographed pages in pale green card covers, the title page detailing this as a First Draft of 'A One-Hour Colour TV Special and listing Peter Sellers as Inspector Alexander of Scotland Yard, also starring Spike Milligan and Harry Secombe

Footnotes

  • This was to see the light of day as 'The Phantom Raspberry Blower Of Old London Town' in BBC TV's series 'The Two Ronnies' in the 1970s. It was credited to 'Spike Milligan And A Gentleman', the latter now known to be Gerald Wiley, the nom de plume adopted by Ronnie Barker for his contributions to this and other shows. As originally conceived by Milligan in this original draft, it was designed to be a vehicle for the stars of The Goon Show, last broadcast in 1960. Although cast, it never went into production, largely due to Peter Sellers' film commitments. The production for 'The Two Ronnies' turned it into an episodic format, with dialogue changes to accommodate this, whilst sticking fairly closely to the original plot and characters, featuring a Jack The Ripper-style madman haunting Victorian London's street and maiming or killing his victims by blowing a raspberry at them.
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