Scripts for Educating Archie

Scope and Content

Educating Archie was a BBC radio comedy series starring the ventriloquist Peter Brough and his doll Archie Andrews. At various times the supporting cast included Tony Hancock, Hattie Jacques, Beryl Reid, Max Bygraves and a young Julie Andrews. Plots revolved around Andrews' time at school, with actors playing various tutors and school friends of Andrews.

Writers on the series included Eric Sykes, Sid Colin and Ronald Wolfe. The radio series ran from 1950 to 1959. A television version was made for ITV between 1958 and 1959.

These scripts are predominantly photocopies, though there are also examples of original scripts.

Arrangement

The scripts are arranged by series and then by episode number. This may be the order in which they were recorded or in accordance with the rehearsal schedule, rather than the order in which they were broadcast.