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with Peter Sellers
Harry Secombe , Spike Milligan
' The Fireball of Milton Street'
In the little Sussex hamlet of Milton Street , 'twixt Alfriston and Polegate, word spread among the villagers that the end of the world was at hand. Henry Crun , the gouty old village alchemist, had seen a strange phenomenon through his telescope, Then, on the night of Tuesday, January n, 1801, the Long Man of Wilmington disappeared. It was a night that never ended --darkness completely enveloped Milton Street for more than fifty hours. The villagers said the sky had fallen, but Mistress Bannister , an old trot from Pevensey Marshes, knew better. She hid foreseen it all in her readings of the pitchblende.
The Ray Ellington Quartet
Max Geldray
Orchestra conducted by Wally Stott
Announcer. Wallace Greenslade
Script by Spike Milligan and Eric Sykes
Production by Peter Eton
(The recorded broadcast in the Home Service on February 22)


Unknown: Peter Sellers
Unknown: Harry Secombe
Unknown: Spike Milligan
Unknown: Milton Street
Unknown: Henry Crun
Unknown: Milton Street
Unknown: Mistress Bannister
Conducted By: Wally Stott
Script By: Spike Milligan
Script By: Eric Sykes
Production By: Peter Eton

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