Sir, - As the Church
Times was our main source of inspiration when Edwin Apps and I
wrote the comedy series All Gas and Gaiters between 1966
and 1972, it was a delight to see it mentioned so fulsomely (Books, 19 July; Features, 26 July).
It was deeply upsetting for
us when, as the result of an over-zealous accountant, the BBC des-
troyed nearly all five series, leaving only 11 episodes in
existence, an act the Corporation now deeply regrets.
Nevertheless, some of your
readers might be interested to know that all the scripts do still
exist, having spent the past forty years in a cardboard box in my
Opening it recently, we have
been reading them, and are now planning to publish some in book
form. So dear old AGAG will, like Lazarus, live again.
Co-creator of All Gas and Gaiters
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