Six Charlies in Search of An Author is an episode of the classic radio comedy, The Goon Show. It was first broadcast on 26 December 1956.
The title is a parody of the play Six Characters in Search of an Author, by Luigi Pirandello. While the plot revolves around the common scenario of Neddie Seagoon being blackmailed by Hercules Grytpype-Thynne and Count Jim Moriarty, its development appears to blur the lines between the writer and the characters. The characters refer to places and times as chapters or pages, the author appears in the story and the characters themselves can edit the plot.
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—Anthony Trollope (18151882)
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—Ralph Waldo Emerson (18031882)