ⓘ Shangri-La Again

                                     

ⓘ Shangri-La Again

Spike Milligans radio play Shangri-La Again is based loosely on the novel Lost Horizon by James Hilton.

The story is set during the invasion of Manchuria 1933. Ned Seagoon leading British inhabitants of Peking in a desperate attempt to escape from the invading Japanese army. Pilot by the name of Count Moriarty offers to fly residents to freedom for a considerable fee, but even his plans fall through when his plane crashes in the mountains.

Moriarty, Seagoon and other survivors must rely on a mysterious, barefoot boy by the name of cornflower blue, to guide them to a safe place. Cornflower, leads them in a beautiful town called Shangri-La hidden from the world and, presumably, free from all its vices. As cornflower says: "no drink, no sex, no sin. And im fed up with it, I am!"

However, Seagoon finds utter beauty of Shangri-La compelling and must decide whether to accept the invitation of Henry Cruns to remain in office for the new Dalai Lama or return to his former life in the world outside.

                                     
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