The Curse of the Flying Wombat

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I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again
"The Curse of the Flying Wombat"
Genre Comedy
Running time 30 minutes
Country of origin United Kingdom
Home station BBC Home Service
Starring Tim Brooke-Taylor
John Cleese
Graeme Garden
David Hatch
Jo Kendall
Bill Oddie

The Curse of the Flying Wombat is a 13-part serial of the British radio comedy series I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again. It was written by Graeme Garden and Bill Oddie.

Cast and characters[edit]

(complete cast in order of appearance)

Main characters are listed in bold letters

  • King Lear — John Cleese
  • Tim Brown Windsor — Tim Brooke-Taylor
  • Host of the "Puma and Mowing Machine" — David Hatch
  • Mr. Hatch — David Hatch
  • Lady Fiona Rabbit-Vacuum (Jim Lad) — Jo Kendall
  • The Bosun — Bill Oddie
  • Captain Cleese — John Cleese
  • The Hand — Bill Oddie
  • "Lookout" — Bill Oddie
  • Casey O'Sullivan — Bill Oddie
  • Masher Wilkins — John Cleese
  • The First Class Passenger — John Cleese
  • Grimbling (Butler to Tim's Aunt) — Bill Oddie
  • Lady Constance de Coverlet — Tim Brooke-Taylor
  • Maisie Robinson — Jo Kendall
  • Colonel Clutch-Featheringhaugh — David Hatch
  • Nosebone — Bill Oddie
  • Wong (the Supply-Keeper) — Tim Brooke-Taylor
  • Wong Tu (his brother) — John Cleese
  • Mustafa Drink (the Slave Trader) — David Hatch
  • "Hurricane" Flossie — Tim Brooke-Taylor
  • The Caliph — Bill Oddie
  • Angus McFergus — Bill Oddie
  • Jeannie McFergus — Jo Kendall
  • Slave-Girl Trader — Bill Oddie
  • Torturer — John Cleese
  • Zoo Keeper — John Cleese
  • Policeman — John Cleese
  • Sir ..... of the Desert — John Cleese
  • Sand Witch — Bill Oddie
  • Bar Keeper — Bill Oddie
  • Ali Baba — Bill Oddie
  • Dwarf — Bill Oddie
  • High Priestess — Jo Kendall
  • Dawn — Jo Kendall
  • Curtain — Tim Brooke-Taylor
  • Armand — Bill Oddie


The Curse of the Flying Wombat - Part 1[edit]

In 1411, John of Gaunt ....... (opening music)

  • Skit: Vets (Bird, Cocker Spaniel)
  • Skit: Jo Kendall's Italian
  • Skit: Three baby sketch ("I can reach the china cupboard - it's going to be smashing!")
  • Song: "The Ferret Song"
  • Episode: "The Curse of the Flying Wombat - Part 1"


The Curse of the Flying Wombat - Part 2[edit]

  • Skit: Angus Prune and Miss Bedsock
  • Skit: Killferret Hall, Glasgow Hall (with Scottish song and Rhubarb Tartan)
  • Skit: Leslie Grapevine and bird impressions
  • Skit: Timothy and Jo Kendall honeymoon
  • Skit: Mr. Potter's idea about horse-racing
  • Song: "My Mom Has Lost My Dad"
  • Episode: The Curse of the Flying Wombat - Part 2


The Curse of the Flying Wombat - Part 3[edit]

  • Skit: John Cleese's bathtub (bath night)

(opening music)

  • Skit: Mr. Smiley (Military Actor: Mercenary)
  • Skit: Alice through the looking glass
  • Skit: John and Mary sketch
  • Skit: Minister (on new coal face techniques) falling apart
  • Song: "Where Is My Smile"
  • Episode: The Curse of the Flying Wombat - Part 3


The Curse of the Flying Wombat - Part 4[edit]


The Curse of the Flying Wombat - Part 5[edit]

  • Skit: Let's change the image

(opening music)

  • Skit: The Spy With My Cold
  • Skit: Gentlewoman's Protection Action Group
  • Skit: Brown: Girl in Boy's School
  • Song: "Recorded - Live in Cabaret"
  • Episode: The Curse of the Flying Wombat - Part 5


The Curse of the Flying Wombat - Part 6[edit]

  • Skit: Meet the Orchestra
  • Skit: Jungle outside lavatory
  • Skit: Sadistic boss
  • Skit: Newsflash: Closure of House of Commons
  • Song: "With a Girl Like You - Wild Things"
  • Episode: The Curse of the Flying Wombat - Part 6


The Curse of the Flying Wombat - Part 7[edit]

  • Skit: New Movies - including:
  • ---- Western: "Flower of the West: The Lone Hydrangea"
  • ----"The Sound of Monks (with their own version of Supercalifrigalisticexpialadotious)
  • Skit: Policeman with wife
  • Song: "Working on the Railroad"
  • Episode: The Curse of the Flying Wombat - Part 7


The Curse of the Flying Wombat - Part 8[edit]

  • Skit: Scientific breakthrough
  • Skit: Clapham Mystery Trial (including: songs from the Policeman's Opera)
  • Song: "The Ferrets of Old England"
  • Episode: The Curse of the Flying Wombat - Part 8


The Curse of the Flying Wombat - Part 9[edit]

"Oscar" nominations for Radio Angus Prune Awards for Bravery

  • Skit: International Cabaret (including 'Greek' song)
  • Skit: John and Mary sketch (with burglars)
  • Skit: Amateur Comedy (Shakespeare)
  • Song: "Baby Go to Sleep" (lullaby)
  • Episode: The Curse of the Flying Wombat - Part 8


The Curse of the Flying Wombat - Part 10[edit]


The Curse of the Flying Wombat - Part 11[edit]


The Curse of the Flying Wombat - Part 12[edit]


The Curse of the Flying Wombat - Part 13[edit]

  • Skit:
  • Skit:
  • Skit:
  • Song: "I Love a Show" (Footlights)
  • Episode: The Curse of the Flying Wombat - Part 13

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