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BBC entertainment in which Alan Melville strung together sketches, songs, parodies and guest appearances to a different letter of the alphabet each week.

Derived originally from a published format by playwright and humorist Wolf Mankowitz, it was somewhat ahead of its time and rather sophisticated for the day.

An impersonation of gardening expert Percy Thrower giving advice on how to dispose of unwanted garden gnomes brought anguished letters objecting to such wilful destruction and offering kind homes for spurned statuary.