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
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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