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Beachcomber was a nom de plume used by surrealist humorous columnists D. B. Wyndham-Lewis and John Bingham Morton as authors of a Daily Express column called "By the Way". The column was written by Wyndham-Lewis between 1917 and 1924 and subsequently by Morton until 1975; it was revived in the early 1990s and continues today, written by William Hartston.

In 1969, Spike Milligan based a BBC television series named The World of Beachcomber on the columns. According to Milligan, the columns had been an influence on the comedic style of his radio series, The Goon Show.


  • Cram Me With Eels, 1995, Mandarin, London (ISBN 074931947X)
  • Beachcomber: the works of J. B. Morton, 1974, Muller, London

External links

  • A fan site (http://www.edwards.eclipse.co.uk/beachcom.htm)
  • BBC page about The World of Beachcomber (http://www.bbc.co.uk/comedy/guide/articles/w/worldofbeachcomb_1299002088.shtml)

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The Beachcombers - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (297 words)
Davies was the only original cast member who starred in the show's follow-up TV movie The New Beachcombers, produced in 2002, which was an unsuccessful pilot for a revived series.
By which time the program had been syndicated around the world and was particularly popular in the United Kingdom and on PBS in the United States.
East German television ran the series because it had so little controversy, as in one episode the whole episode was based on people arguing over who owned a wayward log.
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