The Idiot Weekly, Price 2d
|The Idiot Weekly, Price 2d.|
|Country of origin||United Kingdom|
|No. of episodes||6|
|Running time||30 minutes per episode|
|Original run||24 February 1956 – 30 March 1956|
The Idiot Weekly, Price 2d was the first serious attempt to translate the humour of The Goon Show to television. It was made by Associated-Rediffusion during 1956 and was broadcast only in the London area.
Although written mainly by Spike Milligan, there were many contributions from members of the writers' co-operative Associated London Scripts, including Dave Freeman and Terry Nation, with Eric Sykes credited as the script editor. The series was produced and directed by Richard Lester.