Turn the wireless on please Sid.
Dick Barton of course.
Cant miss tonights episode, it really was a cliffhanger last nights episode; turn it up a bit please Sid.
The voice from the radio announces Will Barton survive the fall in front of the train?!!!
Has Barton gone off the rails?!!!
The theme played by Charles Williams, Devils Galop plays and fades.
Tone Keep that budgie quiet Sid! Dicks in a bit of a tight spot, he might not get out of it.
Sid How do you work that out?
Tone One false move and he could be frazzled.
Bill He gets out of it alright Tone.
Tone How do you know? Do you write the scripts you fool?
Bill No Ive just been reading the Radio Times and its on next week so he must survive alright.
Tone Why must you spoil it for me and Sid?
Bill Its obvious whose pushed him anyway.
Tone Well, who was it then?
Bill It was probably the cross eyed Chinaman.
A groan is heard and the voice of Barton comes over the air.
What the devil?! Im a lucky blighter, a few seconds later and I would have been mince meat. Ive landed in the safety pit below the rails but I darent move because the current will be still switched on. Ive got to keep calm; I didnt notice anyone following me but I felt the push alright.
Bill I told you didnt I?
Tone How could it be the cross eyed Chinaman? He got his come uppance in the last series. Pierrepoint hung him in Pentonville.
Sid Tones right you know Bill; I reckon its Colonel Buggaroff of the Kazikastan Secret Police and..
Tone Shhhhhhh, lets hear it Sid.
The voice of Snowy White
Come on up Captain Barton, give us your and; Lummy that was a narrow escape.
The voice of Dick Barton
Yes, Snowy that was a mighty close call; what are you doing here, by the way old chum?
The voice of Snowy White
Both me and Jock followed you after you left the office; if you didnt take those death threats seriously me and aggis did. The lowlife that pushed you under the train was..
Tone Sid, whats happened?
Sid The bloomin valves gone and we aint got a spare.
Bill Oh what a shame that was the last in the present series, theyre repeats of a previous series next week.
Tone Typical that is; I havent missed an episode for 6 years and Ive missed the last minute of the most exciting episodes ever been broadcast. We need people like Dick; in fact the whole world needs someone upright, true, brave and bold like Captain Richard Barton MC. Ill have to avoid the milkman and postman tomorrow, I dont want them giving the game away; No, Ill wait to hear who pushed Dick under until the new series comes around next year.'