Lot 99

Crazy People.- 

An extremely rare working radio script for Crazy People No 29, marked ‘Michael’ (Bentine) in blue ink on top of first page, also marked throughout with changes and various annotations, featuring several pencil cartoons to page versos (possibly in the hand of Micheal Bentine), one depicting Spike’s character “Mad” Dan Eccles in a spacesuit,  wear and soiling overall, tears and losses to paper, fraying to final pages,transmission date Monday 23rd July 1951′. 

***Crazy People was the title of the first series of a British radio comedy programme created and written by Spike Milligan and originally produced and broadcast by the BBC Home Service from 28 May to 20 September 1951. Subsequent the series had the title The Goon Show and went on to become one of the most successful radio programmes in British culture. No recordings of any episode of Crazy People are known to have survived.

Estimate: £600-£800