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Old Time Radio
May 22, 2022
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Puccini's La Boheme Donald Macleod presents Puccini's La Boheme from the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, the first new production there for more than 40 years. Telling the tragic love story between Mimi and Rodolfo, the opera focuses on their relationship, and that of Rodolfo and his fellow bohemians.   A stellar cast is led by Nicole Car and Michael Fabiano, with Antonio Pappano in the pit. Donald talks to director Richard Jones about the legacy of Boheme productions at the Royal Opera...
Topics: Puccini's, La Boheme, Opera, Classical Music
Old Time Radio
May 22, 2022
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The Tunnel By David Lemon Science fiction drama set in a near-future Britain. Britain 2056: George and his granddaughter are fleeing a chaotic and economically desperate land in an attempt to reach a rumoured safe haven across the water. Can George deliver Chloe to safety with her faith in the future intact? David Lemon's sci-fi drama is set after the collapse of the information age. Cast George ….. Jonathan Coy Chloe ….. Georgia Groome Simon ….. Neil Grainger Mitch ….. Nicola Ferguson...
Topics: The Tunnel, By David Lemon, Sci-Fi, Radio Drama
Old Time Radio
May 22, 2022
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Velvet Blackout By Vincent O'Connell   In 1942 a young woman with amnesia is pulled from a bombed building. A doctor and a policeman think she may know something vital to the British war effort - and they use some unorthodox techniques to force her to remember. Roxanne: Isabella Inchbald Trounce: Ben Crowe Edward: Joel MacCormack Landlord: Tayla Kovacevic-Ebong Nurse: Kath Weare Directed by Marc Beeby. Drama First broadcast:  Thu 19th Oct 2017 14:15 on BBC Radio 4 FM
Topics: Velvet Blackout, By Vincent O' Connell, Radio Drama
Old Time Radio
May 21, 2022
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Live from TheDock, Hull Presented by Tom Redmond Tom Redmond introduces a special BBC Prom from Hull with the Royal Northern Sinfonia and Nicholas McGegan performing music with a maritime flavour. The BBC Proms travels out of London, to Hull - UK City of Culture 2017 - for a site-specific performance of music inspired by water, centering on Handel's Water Music suites, first performed 300 years ago at a river party for George I on the Thames. Pioneering early music expert Nicholas McGegan...
Topics: 2017 Proms, At Stage, @ The Dock, Hull, Classical Music
Old Time Radio
May 21, 2022
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Lamanby By Jacob Polley    Jacob Polley - winner of the 2016 TS Eliot prize for poetry - is regarded as one of the leading talents of the new generation of British poets. Lamanby is his extraordinary story of a childhood house which becomes the site of an alternative personal history.   On the eve of the sale of the house he grew up in, an ancient rural farmhouse of creaking floors and shadows, a man returns to spend a final night in the empty rooms. What he begins to hear and experience in...
Topics: Lamanby, By Jacob Polley
Old Time Radio
May 21, 2022
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The Lambeth Waltz   By Daniel Thurman A comedy featuring Rosemary Brown the psychic dinner lady from Balham to whom some of history's greatest composers dictated new music from beyond the grave.   Rosemary: Marion Bailey Liszt: Matthew Steer Sandra: Chetna Pandya Johnny Carson: Kerry Shale John Lennon: Charlie Clements Director: David Hunter Drama First broadcast:  Thu 26th Oct 2017 14:15 on BBC Radio 4 FM
Topics: The Lambeth Waltz, By Daniel Thurman, Comedy, Radio Drama
Old Time Radio
May 21, 2022
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Someone Dangerous (Part 1) By Andy Mulligan   The lives of recently married Jed and Ira are thrown into turmoil when they discover the previous occupant of the house they have just bought, killed herself in the bath. When Ira finds the young woman's diary under the floor boards, she begins to suspect murder. A taut, dark, two-part mystery thriller with Rob Jarvis and Lizzie Aaryn-Stanton, from Andy Mulligan, the writer of A Kidnapping and School Drama. Cast: Jed...............Rob Jarvis...
Topics: Someone Dangerous, By Andy Mulligan, Two-part mystery thriller, Radio Drama
Old Time Radio
May 21, 2022
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The Hartlepool Spy A comedy-drama by Emmy-winning writer Ian Martin. An all-star cast including Michael Palin, Jim Moir (AKA Vic Reeves), Toby Jones, Gina McKee and Monica Dolan   1804. Britain is at odds with Europe, as usual. And at war with France, again. Paranoia is at boiling point. Sensational rumours flood the country. Napoleon’s spies are everywhere. Towns and villages along the east coast are on high alert. Ships from Bonaparte’s navy have been spotted just beyond the range of...
Topics: The Hartlepool Spy, By Ian Martin, Radio Comedy Drama
Old Time Radio
May 21, 2022 SANWAL
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The Unfortunate Fursey   based on the novel by Mervyn Wall   Adapted by Christina Reid When Satan invades a medieval monastery, he wants the one soul he can't have - Fursey's. Gertie: Fenella Fielding Satan: Timothy Bateson Fursey: John Hewitt Albert: Richard Howard Grey Mare: Ann Manahan Cuthbert: Birdy Sweeney Bishop Flanagan: Maurice O'Callaghan Fr Furiosus: Gerry McSorley King Cormac: Joe McPartland Maeve:   Annalivla Ryan Magnus: B J Hogg Abbot: Louis Rolston Servant: Maureen Dow...
Topics: Mervyn Wall, Unfortunate Fursey, Radio Drama
Old Time Radio
May 21, 2022
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Adrift By Judy Upton The compelling tale of one young woman's struggle to confront her past by reliving the day her mother decided to abandon her for her lover. Daisy: Raquel Cassidy Alan: Alan Williams Freddie: Nicholas Boulton Young Daisy: Jessica Crossley Director Claudine Toutoungi Afternoon Play: Tue 5th Apr 2005 14:15 on BBC Radio 4 FM
Topics: Adrift. By Judy Upton, Radio Drama
Old Time Radio
May 20, 2022 SANWAL
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After the Funeral By Agatha Christie Dramatised by Michael Bakewell Following the interment of Richard Abernethie, his sister Cora blurts out that he was surely murdered. The next day, she is found dead. Starring John Moffat as Hercule Poirot. Frank Thornton as Mr Entwhistle, and John Baddeley as Inspector Morton. Miss Gilchrist: Jennifer Piercey Helen Abernethie: Tessa Worsley Maud Abernethie: Jill Balcon Timothy Abernethie: John Hartley Susan Banks: Fritha Goodey Gregory Banks: Trevor Rawlins...
Topics: After The Funeral, By Agatha Christie, Hercule Poirot, Radio Drama
Old Time Radio
May 20, 2022
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Black Water: An American Story By Joyce Carol Oates Adapted by Sarah Wooley A gripping drama with its origins in American political history adapted from the Pulitzer-nominated novel. Young political writer, Kelly, is staying with friends on an island off the coast of Maine for a Fourth of July party. She is surprised and delighted when a famous US Senator arrives and, over the course of an afternoon of drinking, talking and tennis, she captivates him. The two leave in the evening to catch the...
Topics: Black Water: An American Story, By Joyce Carol Oates, Radio Drama
Old Time Radio
May 20, 2022
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A   Clockwork   Orange   By Anthony Burgess Alex and his vicious gang of 'droogs' revel in horrific violence. They run riot and communicate in 'Nadsat' their own hybridisation of Russian and English slang. When a drug-fuelled night of fun ends in murder, Alex is arrested. He is given a choice: be brainwashed into a good citizen, or face a lifetime in prison. 'Contains Strong Language'. A dramatisation of the controversial dystopian classic about crime and punishment using an original score...
Topics: A Clockwork Orange, By Anthony Burgess, Sci-Fi, Radio Drama
Old Time Radio
May 20, 2022
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Macbeth 2015 A new production of Shakespeare's thrilling tragedy starring Neil Dudgeon and Emma Fielding 'Your face, my thane, is as a book where men / May read strange matters...' Macbeth: Neil Dudgeon Lady Macbeth: Emma Fielding Banquo: Shaun Dooley Macduff: Paul Hilton Weird Sister: Jane Slavin Weird Sister: Carl Prekopp Weird Sister: Ayesha Antoine Duncan: David Hounslow Ross: Ian Conningham Malcolm: Alex Waldmann The Porter: Carl Prekopp Lady Macduff: Anastasia Hille The Son: Kasper...
Topics: Shakespeare's, Macbeth, 2015, Radio Drama
Old Time Radio
May 20, 2022
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Another Shakespeare Martyn Wade's comedy is based on the real-life story of an 18th-Century forger.   In order to convince his father that he has great literary skills, the forger provides him with a number of Shakespearean documents, including an exciting new and undiscovered play. Mr Ireland: James Grout William-Henry: Julian Rhind-Tutt Mrs Freeman: Tessa Worsley Dr Warton/Sheridan: Gavin Muir Dr Parr/Bensley: Andrew Wincott Kemble/Boswell: Roger Walker Director Cherry Cookson Afternoon...
Topics: Martyn Wade, Another Shakespeare, Radio Drama
Old Time Radio
May 20, 2022
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El Cid By Pierre Corneille  Adapted by Ranjit Bolt Pierre Corneille was one of France's three outstanding Classical dramatists, alongside Racine and Moliere.   The Cid is his most famous - but in Britain too little-performed - play. The distinguished translator Ranjit Bolt's refashioning tells the story of the younger Cid, a self-indulgent, love-smitten courtier in 11th-century Spain who when duty calls rises to the occasion to become Spain's greatest hero. The star-studded cast includes...
Topics: Pierre Corneille, El Cid, Radio Drama
Old Time Radio
May 19, 2022
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The Six Faces of Henry VIII Shakespeare's last play, starring Matthew Marsh and Patrick Malahide.   Recorded to mark the 500th anniversary of the accession of Henry VIII in 2009 . In 1509, the 17-year-old Henry acceded to the throne of England.   Shakespeare's play, co-authored with John Fletcher, opens with the arrest for treason of the Duke of Buckingham 12 years later, and tells the story of Henry's struggle to divorce Katherine of Aragon, and the catastrophic fall of the all-powerful...
Topics: Shakespeare, The Six Faces Of Henry VIII, Radio Drama
Old Time Radio
May 19, 2022 SANWAL
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Amarok By Peter Francis Browne Set in the early 18th century, the story of Amarok, an Eskimo, who was discovered drifting in his kayak off the north-east coast of Scotland. Some days later he died of a common cold.   But what if he had survived?   Amarok: Bill Wallis Fraser: Iain Cuthbertson Margot: Juliet Prew Henry: David Bannerman Siko: Ingrid Wiseman Mrs Cotterill: Phyllida Nash Croker: Bob Docherty Roberts: John Church McGill: James Telfer Director: Shaun MacLoughlin Saturday-Night...
Topics: Peter Francis, Browne Amarok, Radio Drama
Old Time Radio
May 19, 2022
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Side Effects by Louise Gooding Joe's wife Marianne hasn't let him see his kids for months. He's desperate, so he holds a roof-top protest, wondering why a happy marriage ended up like this and whether anyone is to blame. Joe: Reece Dinsdale Security guard: Liam Fox Marianne: Caroline Fitzgerald Lauren: Lucy Worrall Sam: Matthew McGuire Karen: Peta Lord Ray: Russell Dixon Reporter: Terence Mann PC: Hamilton Berstock Producer/Director Gary Brown Afternoon Play:   Tue 7th Nov 2006...
Topics: Side Effects, By Louise Gooding, Radio Drama
Old Time Radio
May 18, 2022
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Sound of Cinema: Arthurian Legends Matthew Sweet presents a selection of film music and takes a look at some of diverse range of films inspired by the Arthurian legends in the week of the release of Guy Ritchie's new film "King Arthur: Legend of the Sword" with a score by Daniel Pemberton. The programme includes music by Trevor Jones, Miklos Rozsa, Franz Waxman, Hans Zimmer, Jimmy Van Heusen, Lerner and Loewe, Anne Dudley and ... Monty Python? The Classic Score of the Week is Ron...
Topics: Sound Of Cinema, Episode 172, Arthurian Legends, Music, Easy Listening, Soundtracks & Musicals
Old Time Radio
May 18, 2022
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Sound of Cinema - 1977:   Cinema audiences were introduced to the Galactic Empire, Death Star and Tatooine as the very first Star Wars film - A New Hope - opened in the US. With its Academy Award winning score by John Williams it heralded a new era in music for the movies. Matthew Sweet celebrated its 40th birthday and explored what other scores were making waves in 1977; the year that saw James Bond save the world from Karl Stromberg and his toothy henchman Jaws, Alvy Singer woo...
Topics: Sound Of Cinema, Episode 173, 1977, Music Easy Listening, Soundtracks & Musicals
Old Time Radio
May 18, 2022 SANWAL
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Skios By Michael Frayn On the Greek island of Skios, guests of a celebrated foundation prepare for the yearly lecture, given by scientific guru Dr Norman Wilfred. He turns out to be surprisingly charismatic. In fact he's not Dr Wilfred but a handsome chancer called Oliver Fox who has allowed himself to be misidentified. Meanwhile sexy Georgie, awaiting Oliver, is trapped in a remote villa with the real Dr Wilfred; he has lost his luggage and himself. In 'Skios', skilfully dramatised by Archie...
Topics: Michael Frayn Skios, Farce, Radio Drama
Old Time Radio
May 18, 2022 SANWAL
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Bullitt Robert L Pike's novel dramatised by Adrian Bean Gritty detective story set in the 52nd Precinct in New York, 1963.   Lt Clancy is assigned to protect an important Mafia witness   When he's found dead, Clancy only has a matter of hours to find the killer before his enemy, Assistant District Attorney Chalmers, finds out. Lieutenant Clancy ...... Jason Isaacs Ada Chalmers/Barnett/Renick/Johnny Rossi   ...... Kerry Shale Detective Kaprowski ...... Lou Hirsch Captain Wise/Johnny...
Topics: Robert L Pike. Bullitt, Detective, Radio Drama
Old Time Radio
May 17, 2022 SANWAL
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Friday Night Is Music Night presents a special tribute concert recorded at the Hackney Empire, celebrating the 100th anniversary of the birth of the legendary singer Ella Fitzgerald.   [2017] Starring Clare Teal, Mica Paris, Louise Marshall and Emma Kershaw with the BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by Richard Balcombe. Amazingly, the greatest female jazz singer of the twentieth century started out wanting to be a dancer. She had no ambitions for her voice at all. But fate, in the form of Ella's...
Topics: Ella Fitzgerald, Friday Night is Music Night, 2017
Old Time Radio
May 17, 2022 SANWAL
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Page of Wands By Carole Hayman Gwen Taylor stars as Peggy and Louise Plowright as Rumer. When Peggy and Ken come to the South Coast town of Warfleet they imagine they will exhibit their prize winning pigeon at a convention in the Winter Gardens, then head off to nearby Canterbury to celebrate their 35th Wedding anniversary, with a few days off and a visit to the Chaucer experience. But life takes a different turn when Peggy, out for a walk in the town, sees a flyer for Rumer, the psychic...
Topics: Page Of Wands, By Carol Wayman, Radio Drama
Old Time Radio
May 17, 2022 SANWAL
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Meera Syal stars as Shirley Valentine Written by acclaimed writer Willy Russell Shirley Valentine is a middle-aged Liverpool housewife, who reveals her innermost thoughts and fears in a manner that is both insouciant and poignant. Once an incorrigible anti-establishment rebel, Shirley now chafes under the plodding insensitivity of her husband, Joe and the stultifying pace of her suburban routine. Her life enters a new and exciting phase when, after her best friend, Jane, wins an...
Topics: Meera Syal, Stars As, Shirley Valentine, Radio Drama
Old Time Radio
May 16, 2022 SANWAL
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Crazy Big Fish An uplifting six-part series by Gill Adams about being extraordinary and ordinary all at once. The adventures of five everyday Hull women as they struggle with learning lines, grumpy parents, stiletto heels and a poorly pet. Featuring Rita, Pauline, Gladys, Babs and Sandy - and not forgetting Diana the dog.   1: Fish Is back in Hull 2: A Dog's Life   Rita refuses to audition for Crazy Big Fish, but Sandy and Babs win her over with a little help from Gladys. Then Pauline...
Topics: Crazy Big Fish, by Gill Adams, Radio Drama
Old Time Radio
May 16, 2022
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Donna and the Debonair Diner By Cathy Feeny A sparky 16-year-old waitress and a jaded restaurant critic unwittingly transform each other's eating habits, thereby changing the course of both their lives.  Donna: Jaimi Barbakoff Clement: Geoffrey Whitehead Wayne: Damian Lynch Florence: Sara Markland Miles: Ian Masters Giraldo: Ian Shaw Producer/Director Celia de Wolff Afternoon Play:   Thu 16th Nov 2006 14:15 on BBC Radio 4 FM
Topics: Donna & The Debonair Diner, Cathy Feeny, Radio Drama
Old Time Radio
May 16, 2022 SANWAL
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Conan Doyle's Strangest Case Tony Mulholland's play tells the true story of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's obsession with a miscarriage of justice. Doyle assumes the mantle of his famous creation Sherlock Holmes and sets out to solve the case.   Sir Arthur Conan Doyle: Peter Jeffrey Kathleen Moriarty: Frances Jeater George Edalji: Kim Wall Shapurji: Kaleem Janjua Anson: Richard Avery Campbell: Terry Pearson Distumal: Terry Molloy Vachell: Gerry Hinks With: Roger Hume, Tina Gray, Simon Carter, Daphne...
Topics: Tony Mulholland, Conan Doyle's Strangest Case, Radio Drama
Old Time Radio
May 15, 2022 SANWAL
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The 4.50 From Paddington Michael Bakewell's dramatisation of the Agatha Christie novel For an instant the two trains ran together, side by side. In that frozen moment, Elspeth witnessed a murder. Helplessly, she stared out of her carriage window as a man remorselessly tightened his grip around a woman’s throat. The body crumpled. Then the other train drew away. But who, apart from Miss Marple, would take her story seriously? After all, there were no suspects, no other witnesses… and no...
Topics: Agatha Christie. The 4.50 From Paddington, Miss Marple, Radio Drama
Old Time Radio
May 15, 2022
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Waiting for Mrs Forbes En attendant Mme Forbes Ray Gosling presents a tale of ecclesiastical life in the Diocese of Fulham and Gibraltar. ... I went to a service the other day - the altar looked like an Oxo cube and the priests seemed to be dressed in raincoats - it's all terribly sad…. The Rev Kenneth Forrester is chaplain to the dying Anglican community in Pau, in south-west France. His church, St Andrew's, has neither bells, vergers nor jumble sales -just a tiny congregation of aging...
Topics: Waiting For Mrs. Forbes, Radio Drama
Old Time Radio
May 15, 2022 SANWAL
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The New Marina by Julia Schofield The simple life doesn't come that cheap so Jean is lucky in having a place where she can get away from it all.   With BROCK as Ben the dog. Jean: Sylvestra Le Touzel Tim: Stephen Tompkinson Tom: Michael Graham Cox John Redman: Geoffrey Whitehead Mum: Diana Bishop Sarah: Alice Arnold Mrs Daniels: Jo Kendall Police Sgt: David King PC Connors: David Goudge Directed By: Jane Morgan Saturday-Night Theatre Sat 3rd Feb 1990 19:45 on BBC Radio 4 FM
Topics: Julia Schofield, The New Marina, Radio Drama
Old Time Radio
May 14, 2022
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Never the Bride by Paul Magrs Brenda, the cheerful landlady of a modest B&B in a Victorian seaside town in the North East, isn't quite what she seems. A blend of dark fantasy with mysteries and irreverent one-liners. See how many horror genre references you can spot and pick out your favourite comments. 1/3. 10 Jun 2009 - The Night Owls Brenda, the landlady of a B&B in a Victorian seaside town, isn't quite what she seems. 2/3. 11 Jun 2009 - The Vintage Costumed Hero Ball More spooky...
Topics: Never the Bride, by Paul Magrs, dark fantasy, with mysteries, and irreverent one-liners, Radio Drama
Old Time Radio
May 14, 2022 SANWAL
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Dinsdale Landen in Hector's Fixed Idea (The Absurd Life and Times of Hector Berlioz) by Bruce Stewart. With Elizabeth Bell as Harriet Smithson Peter Woodthorpe as Rossini   and Clive Swift as Liszt I suppose I've got to tell you the truth: but under protest. It's like this. My sweetheart in Paris wrote to me saying she intended to marry her elderly admirer. I thought I should return and shoot her for her faithlessness, and the admirer because - well, he really is very elderly; it seemed to me...
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Old Time Radio
May 14, 2022 SANWAL
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Our Roman Cousins By Bruce Stewart With Iain Cuthbertson as Charles Edward Stuart and Jack May as Henry Stuart. Two hundred years ago, Charles Edward Stuart died.   You will remember him as 'Bonnie Prince Charlie'.   But this play takes you far beyond the glorious prince to the man who, unfortunately, survived the legend. Charles Edward Stuart: Iain Cuthbertson Henry Stuart: Jack May Horace Mann: David March Charlotte Stuart: Emily Richard Cardinal Albani: Paul Sirr Pius VI: Lockwood West...
Topics: Bruce Stewart, Our Roman Cousins, Radio Drama
Old Time Radio
May 13, 2022 Richard Adams
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The Golden Age has Passed A portrait of Sir Arnold Bax (1883-1953)   written and presented by Michael Oliver   With :   Alan Bush   Ann Crowley   Anne Fleischmann Lewis Foreman   Vernon Handley   Anthony Payne   Sir Melford Stevenson Myra Verney Producer: Graham Sheffield Sun 19th Feb 1984, 20:00 on BBC Radio 3 Sir Arnold Edward Trevor Bax, KCVO was an English composer, poet, and author. His prolific output includes songs, choral music, chamber pieces, and solo piano works, but he...
Topics: The Golden Age has Passed, A portrait of Sir Arnold Bax (1883-1953), by Michael Oliver, Classical...
Old Time Radio
May 13, 2022
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McNaughton 1843 - the cells beneath the Old Bailey.   Daniel McNaughton awaits the verdict of his trial for the murder of the prime minister's secretary.   Writer Steve Gooch traces this true story, which made legal history, by letting McNaughton, a humble woodturner, tell his version of events in his own words. Daniel: Ian Hogg Other voices: Tom George Director:Penny Gold Afternoon Play: Thu 9th Sep 2004 14:15 on BBC Radio 4 FM
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Old Time Radio
May 13, 2022 SANWAL
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Will and Testament By Bill Lyons A moderately unhappily married couple, and a girl fed up with looking after a sick mother - what on earth can a hit-man want with them? Hit man: Leslie Grantham Derek: Steve Hodson Sandra: Frances Jeater Sophie: Sarah-Jane Holm Will Lavender: Keith Drinkel Director Jane Morgan Saturday-Night Theatre: Sat 2nd Oct 1993 19:50 on BBC Radio 4 FM
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Old Time Radio
May 12, 2022
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And Then There Were None Agatha Christie's famous detective story without a detective. First published in 1939. Ten guests are separately invited to an island by a person none of them knows very well, if at-all. When they arrive, it seems they have all been invited for different reasons. Nothing quite adds up. An anonymous voice accuses each of them of having murdered someone. By the end of the first night, one of the guests is dead. Stranded by a violent storm and tormented by the nursery...
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Old Time Radio
May 12, 2022
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The Revenge A play for radio without words   by Andrew Sachs This is an experimental play for radio; an attempt to tell a story in terms of sound alone. There is no dialogue, and no coherent speech, yet the play is a thriller with a straightforward storyline full of action and dramatic tension. The play was recorded on location using the naturalistic recording techniques of binaural stereo. With Andrew Sachs as the Man Other parts played by Graham Ashley, Sean Barrett, Michael Deacon, Blain...
Topics: The Revenge, By Andrew Sachs, experimental play, Radio Drama
Old Time Radio
May 11, 2022
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The Dark House By Mike Walker A ground-breaking interactive drama. Three people were trapped in a haunted building. Listeners voted to decide whose perspective will be heard at every moment in this chilling ghost story. Lucy: Claudie Blakley Jim: Alan Ford Kelly: Connie Gurie Producer: Izzy Mant Tue 23rd Sep 2003 23:00 on BBC Radio 4 FM The play is no longer available online but you are welcome to explore the site to find out more about the BAFTA award winning Dark House project....
Topics: Mike Walker, The Dark House, Radio Drama
Old Time Radio
May 11, 2022
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A Plague of Goodness By Wally K. Daly An American evangelist's message is having a devastating effect in the United States.   He asks to come to Britain. Will he be allowed in? What is the reason for his success?   What influence do his wife and chief agent have?   Grant D. Rascovitch: Lee Patterson Elly, his wife: Carole Boyd Jerry Lancombe, Jr: Peter Marinker The Minister: Donald Hewlett Cindy: Annabelle Lanyon Simpson: Andrew Branch Brigadier: Allan Cuthbertson President: Chris Barrie...
Topics: A Plague Of Goodness, By Wally K. Daly, Radio Drama
Old Time Radio
May 11, 2022 RTÉ Radio 1  Drama on One
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Ulster Volunteers   By Gary Mitchell From the battlefields of Belfast to the battlefields of Belgium.. This play moves through two time zones - the Battlefields of Belgium in 1916 and the Battlegrounds of Belfast today. In this dual narrative, the notions of "heroism" and "camaraderie" are explored and examined. "Ulster Volunteers" by Gary Mitchell contains language that some listeners may find offensive. Matthew Mc Elhinney played Dinger Bell, Joanne was Roisin...
Topics: Ulster Volunteers, By Gary Mitchell, Radio Drama
Old Time Radio
May 10, 2022
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London Pride By Adrian Middleton On 11 May 1941 at 3.45am during the Blitz, a high-explosive bomb blasted The Admiral Duncan in Old Compton Street.   Fifty-eight years later a nail bomb exploded in the same pub, now a popular gay venue.   Adrian Middleton's intimate drama about a family in crisis.   Jean: Anne Reid Jack: Tom Georqeson Keith: Kenny Doughty Marcus: David Oyelowo Steve: David Holt Maggie: Tina Gray DrPrasad: Shiv Grewal Aunty May: Becky Hindley Young Jack: Josh Tonkinson Harry:...
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Old Time Radio
May 10, 2022
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The Return to Oasis   The Soldier Poets of El Alamein Benghazi, Tobruk, Tripoli - they are all places with resonance for a disappearing generation of British soldiers who fought in the western desert in the Second World War. This programme revisits a remarkable anthology of poems that grew out of the experiences of those that took part. The Oasis anthology was edited by a group of soldier-poets in Cairo in 1943. Unlike their forbears, the poets of the First World War,...
Topics: The Return To Oasis, The Soldier Poets Of El Alamein, Poetry
Old Time Radio
May 9, 2022 SANWAL
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The World Will Thank Me John Rooney's play explores the love the Irish poet W.B. Yeats felt for Maud Gonne.   Over the years he proposed to her continually. She always refused. with Caitriona Hinds and Amanda Maguire.   Music by Neil Martin played by the composer and Paul Schumann.   Director Pam Brighton Saturday-Night Theatre: Sat 10th Feb 1996 19:50 on BBC Radio 4 FM
Topics: John Rooney, The World Will Thank Me, W.B. Yeats, Radio Drama
Old Time Radio
May 9, 2022
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Standing Sideways Matt Charman's compelling psychological drama stars Claire Skinner as Nancy, a woman dealing with a condition known as personal space phobia. Michael: John Lightbody Sue: Zoe Telford Bandle: Stuart McOuarrle Director/Producer Claudine Toutoungi Afternoon Play: Wed 20th Dec 2006 14:15 on BBC Radio 4 FM
Topics: Standing Sideways, By Matt Charman, compelling psychological drama, Radio Drams
Old Time Radio
May 8, 2022
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Paulo in the Underworld Two fine young criminals are buried in a wooden box by a rival gang.   Even on low oxygen there’s still time the odd fistfight, in this panicked comedy by Rory Duffy. Starring Peter Coonan, Paul Ronan, Steve Blount and Joe Taylor. Sound Supervision Mark McGrath Producer: Aidan Mathews RTÉ Radio 1 Drama on One TX 18 JUL 16   The play took third place in the 2016 PJ O'Connor annual playwrighting competition.
Topics: Paulo In The Underworld, By Rory Duffy, Radio Drama
Old Time Radio
May 8, 2022 RTÉ Radio 1, Drama on One
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Saint Columbanus: The First European In “Columbanus- The First European” we learn about this remarkable man who played such a definitive role in the cultural, educational, and spiritual renewal of Europe after the fall of the Roman Empire - a man who is arguably the most significant Irish religious figure. Columbanus was a man who crossed borders - literally and figuratively. He was born and raised in the south of Ireland but received his spiritual formation in the north where he entered...
Topics: Saint Columbanus, The First European, Radio Drama
Old Time Radio
May 7, 2022 Drama on One RTÉ Radio 1
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The Man in Two Pieces   By Gerard Adlum  Set during the turbulent period of 1920s Ireland, The Man in Two Pieces tells the story of a traveling vaudeville troupe and the 14-year-old boy who  runs away with them.   Led by the emcee, song-and-dance man and all-round impresario, Kerrigan played by Stephen Brennan.   The show also features a strong man  “The Italian Adonis”, played by Enda Oates a mesmerist “The Great Gustavo” played by David Pearse, IRA man played by Arthur Riordan....
Topics: The Man In Two Pieces, By Gerard Adlum, Radio Drama
Old Time Radio
May 7, 2022 SANWAL
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The Old Pals Act By Frederick Bradnum The old pals always meet up for dinner - and why should this evening be any different? But suddenly someone remembers the date; a ghost from the past comes to haunt them and life can never be the same again. Tom Craig: Michael Graham Cox Joanna Craig: Joanna Mackie Basil Jenkinson: John Moffatt Judith Jenkinson: Judy Franklin Arthur Hepperthwaite: Nicholas Courtney Madge Hepperthwaite: Jo Kendall John Calthorpe: Laurence Payne Jean Calthorpe: Jean Trend...
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Old Time Radio
May 6, 2022
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Upstairs by Susan Knight Radio’s the right medium for a séance of sorts when the lodger in the loft turns out to be a duplicate of Dracula.   Joe Taylor plays the Transylvanian lodger. Sunday Playhouse: Sunday 16th 2010 RTÉ Radio 1    
Topics: Susan Knight, Upstairs, Dracula, Radio Drama
Old Time Radio
May 6, 2022
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Time of Their Lives:   Blood and Ice A tale of the creation of Frankenstein. By Liz Lochhead. Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley …. Gerda Stevenson Percy Bysshe Shelley …. Stephen Boxer Lord Byron …. Jack Klaff Claire Clairmont …. Stella Gonet Elise …. Tilly Vosburgh The Creature …. Peter Kelly Music composed and played by Robert Pettigrew. Director: Marilyn Imrie The Monday Play: First broadcast:  Mon 11th Jun 1990 19:45 on BBC Radio 4 FM In 1816 Mary Wollstonecraft eloped with...
Topics: Liz Lochhead Blood And Ice, ghostly tales, Radio Drama
Old Time Radio
May 5, 2022 SANWAL
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Ripples In Maggie Allen's taut drama, Kenneth Haigh plays a man in search of the truth about his daughter's death. What he discovers about her past is disturbing. Leonard Martin: Kenneth Haigh Janie Southern: Mary Wimbush DS Luscombe: Albert Welling Suzanne Martin: Victoria Carling Suzanne (as child): Jessica Hodson Stephen Martin: Nick Dunning Stephen (as child): Sam Crane Paul: Crispin Letts Jake: Gareth Armstrong Michael Laszlo: James Telfer Helena: Lucy Aston Marion Martin: Claire Neilson...
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Old Time Radio
May 5, 2022
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This Is My Car Park By Mark Tuohy Luke's brush with the big time has left him bruised and sleeping rough in a scruffy London car park. But why does he refuse to set foot outside it? Two locals strike up a friendship with him but is it enough to restore his faith in humanity?     Luke: Adam Kotz Sarah: Pippa Haywood Zoe: Emma Noakes Milkman: Steve Edwards Producer/Director Toby Swift Afternoon Play: Mon 18th Dec 2006 14:15 on BBC Radio 4 FM
Topics: This Is My Car Park, By Mark Tuohy, Radio Drama
Old Time Radio
May 4, 2022 RTÉ Radio 1 Drama on One
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Pulse Music / Ceol Cuisle By Dylan Tighe & Séan Mac Erlaine A sonic journey into the thoughts and poetic imagination of the late West Limerick poet Michael Hartnett. Original music and sound design by   Seán Mac Erlaine Texts and quotations are by Michael Hartnett and are drawn from his poems and translations, the Michael Hartnett papers in The National Library, the RTÉ radio archive and from the Claddagh Records recording - "The Blink of an Eye” Additional quotations were drawn...
Topics: Pulse Music / Ceol Cuisle, By Dylan Tighe & Séan Mac Erlaine, A sonic journey, West Limerick...
Old Time Radio
May 4, 2022
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Dead Code:  Ghosts of the Digital Age By Jeff Noon Among the ruins of a housing estate in a futuristic, post-digital world, music haunts the streets as Joe and Dixie struggle with the loss of Charlie.     Music by Vini Reilly of the Durutti Column Songs by Urban Blue Sound design by Steve Brooke Dixie: Emma Atkins Joe: Paul Simpson Bags: Jason Done DJ Broken Tongue: Lemn Sissay Luna: Alison Carney Producer/Director Nadia Molinari The Wire First broadcast: Sat 5th Aug...
Topics: Dead Code, Ghosts Of The Digital Age, Sci-Fi, Radio Drama
Old Time Radio
May 4, 2022
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Chair Written specially for radio by Edward Bond, this drama is set in the year 2077, a time when all our needs are provided for but our freedom is severely curtailed. Alice has been living with a secret she dare not disclose.   Neighbours and relatives are dangerous to confide in or even speak to.   A thought-provoking exploration of the human capacity for brutality, and ultimately, the inability to deny our humanity.   Alice: Maggie Steed Billy: Chris Pavlo Officer: Jean Heywood Prisoner:...
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Old Time Radio
May 3, 2022
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Himan Brown's Mystery Theater (Revival) Link https://archive.org/details/HimanBrownsMysteryTheaterrevival This is the revival of the Peabody Award Winning Radio Drama, originally broadcast from 1974-1982, rebroadcast in 1998 and 2000. The show was never syndicated, so any all episodes out there were once taped from the radio, many with mediocre to poor quality The show's revival in 1998 and 2000 meant that Mystery Theater was on the air once again, but this time it could be recorded with better...
Topics: Himan Brown's Mystery Theater, Revival, 1998 - 2000, Link
Old Time Radio
May 3, 2022
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Langston Hughes at the Third In 1964 - a presidential election year in the United States - the Third Programme broadcast an epic series about African-American life called 'The Negro in America'. In a coup for the BBC, it was co-produced by the great poet of the 1920s Harlem Renaissance, Langston Hughes. His series brought to the airwaves a range of sounds and voices of the Civil Rights struggle, of jazz music and black literature: sounds and voices that had rarely been heard...
Topics: Langston Hughes, At The Third, Profile, Documentary
Community Audio
May 3, 2022
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The Grand Duke or The Statutory Duel Comic opera in two acts by Gilbert and Sullivan A complete performance of the famous Savoy opera  A plot is afoot! To depose Grand Duke Rudolph of Pfennig Halbpfennig. Ludwig,- one of the leading conspirators, expounds the conspiracy's secret sign: By the mystic regulation Of our dark Association Ere you open conversation With another kindred soul- You must eat a sausage-roll! Act 1: Public Square of Speisesaal Act 2: Hall In the Grand Ducal...
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Community Audio
May 2, 2022 The Odd Theatre Company
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The Odd Theatre Company The Oddgasp Halloween Horrors - Readings 1 Count Magnus by M. R. James 2 The Phantom Coach by Amelia B. Edwards 3 The Signal-Man by Charles Dickens The Odd Theatre Company is a theatre group based in Co. Kildare, Ireland
Topics: The Oddgasp, Halloween Horrors, Readings
Old Time Radio
May 2, 2022
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The Lost World:   by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, dramatised in three parts by Peggy Wells and Barry Campbell. 1: The Monster of Enmore Park Being an account of the amazing adventures of Professor E. Challenger, Lord John Roxton, Professor Summerlee and Mr Ed Malone of the Daily Gazette.   The time: 1907. Professor Challenger: Francis de Wolff Edward Malone: Kevin McHugh Lord John Roxton: Gerald Harper Professor Summerlee: Carleton Hobbs Gladys: Carole Boyd McArdle: Henry Stamper Austin: Paul...
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Old Time Radio
May 2, 2022
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Front Row - Neil Young In a rare interview, Neil Young talks to John Wilson about his album 'Americana' and his long, somewhat unpredictable career.   He talks about his politics, the current state of the protest song and the joys of playing with his longterm sparring partners Crazy Horse. Radio 4 on Music 6 August 2014
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May 1, 2022 SW
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A Quiet Time
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May 1, 2022
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Thistlewood By Stewart Conn With music composed and arranged by Adrian Secchi Arthur Thistlewood, executed at Newgate in 1820 for murder and high treason, was one of those historical rarities: an English Revolutionary. 'We will have to take to arms.... we must occupy the Tower and barricade the bridges. Blow open the prison doors and see these lofty Bastilles reduced to ashes. We must take what is Ours...'   John Bull: John Hollis Arthur Thistlewood: Ian Hogg Sea Captain/George Edwards:...
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Old Time Radio
May 1, 2022
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Mastertapes Paul McCartney joins John Wilson.   Recorded in the iconic BBC Maida Vale studios, they discuss songwriting, Paul's solo career in the years immediately after The Beatles, his recent collaborations with Kanye West, and working with the likes of George Martin, Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson and - obviously - John Lennon.   He also takes questions from an audience that includes Paul Weller, Noel Gallagher and Brad Pitt. Producer Paul Kobrak First broadcast:  Sat 28th May 2016...
Topics: Mastertapes, Paul McCartney, Documentary
Old Time Radio
Apr 30, 2022
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Patrick Hamilton Rope Two young undergraduates think they've committed the perfect murder.   To add piquancy to their crime, they invite the victim's father and other guests to a macabre dinner party. Rupert Cadell: Alan Rickman Wyndham Brandon: Adam Bareham Charles Granillo: Andrew Branch Sir Johnstone Kentley: Cyril Luckham Leila Arden: Moir Leslie Kenneth Raglan: Christopher Good Producer: John Tydeman First broadcast: BBC Radio 4 in Saturday-Night Theatre:   Murder for Pleasure in 1983...
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Idris Davies Welsh Miner Poet   Neil Kinnock is a long standing admirer of the poetry of fellow Welshman, Idris Davies. Born in 1905, Davies's two major poetic sequences draw on his experience of life as a miner and the economic hardships in the 1920s and 1930s.   The socialist principles at the heart of Davies' writing chime with the South Wales valleys Kinnock knew half a century later. In the fifties Pete Seeger's setting of "The Bells of Rhymney" turned Davies into a folk hero,...
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Apr 29, 2022 SW
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Graham Greene A Burnt-Out Case Dramatised by Nick Warburton Episode 1 Querry, a celebrated architect of churches believes himself burnt out: unable to feel anything for his profession, his faith or even the suicide of his mistress. He journeys to a remote leper colony in Africa. There, he hopes to live in obscurity, unconcerned with the fate of others and to die, but it seems that he may have a second chance to find both happiness and redemption. Querry: Ben Miles Dr Colin: Danny Sapani Rycker:...
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Old Time Radio
Apr 29, 2022 SW
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A complete performance of the famous Savoy operetta by Gilbert and Sullivan. Ruddigore; or, The Witch's Curse, originally called Ruddygore, is a comic opera in two acts, with music by Arthur Sullivan and libretto by W. S. Gilbert. Act 1 The Fishing Village of Rederring, in Cornwall Act 2 Picture Gallery In Ruddigore Castle.   Robin Oakapple, a young farmer: Peter Prati Richard Dauntless, his foster-brother. a Man-o'-war's man spoken by Barrie Ingham: John Fryatt Sir Despard Murgatroyd, of...
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Old Time Radio
Apr 29, 2022 RTÉ Radio 1 Drama On One
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The Honeysuckle Smasher by Noel T Simpson Martin "the Smasher" presides at demolition derbies on inner-city building-sites, but behind the wrecker's ball and the sledgehammer style, there's a gentle giant who's a total softie. So how will the awkward bachelor negotiate the sudden death of his beloved mam? Joe Hanley was Martin Fogarty, Aine Ní Mhuirí ... his elderly mother, Bernadette McKenna ... Maura, the Charity Shop Manageress, Paul Reid ... Barry, Martin's Boss, Joe Taylor ......
Topics: Noel T Simpson The Honeysuckle Smasher, Radio Drama
Old Time Radio
Apr 29, 2022 RTÉ Radio 1 Drama On One
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Vigil In tonight's premiere of David Butler's first radio-play, the vigil-keeper is a thwarted thirty-something spouse convinced of his wife's infidelity; but when does a person cease to be a vigilant and become a vigilante? Aonghus Og McAnally played poor, paranoid Arthur; Paul Ronan was his  confidant Trevor; Kathy Rose O'Brien ... Jennifer; and Tadhg Murphy the charlatan Chandler. Sound supervisison was by Mark Dwyer. Vigil was produced by Aidan Mathews. RTÉ Radio 1 Drama On One
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Old Time Radio
Apr 28, 2022 Drama On One RTÉ Radio 1
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Keys by Brendan Tiernan In the present day a man reads a newspaper article which stirs his memory and transports the listener back to North County Dublin in 1979 just before the Papal visit.   He recalls his final year of national school as he is tasked with a responsibility he doesn't want. As the play progresses he is challenged to change. Narrator was Joe Taylor  Jemmy Tiernan was played by Liam Carney Boy was played by    Ian O’Reilly  Ms Butler by Aileen Mythen Lorna was Caitriona...
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Old Time Radio
Apr 28, 2022 Drama On One RTÉ Radio 1
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Toronto and The State of Grace By Kevin Barry Two Cavan brothers journey to Knockfierna Hill in West Limerick, to fulfill a promise to their late mother. Performed by Michael Harding, Padraic McIntyre, Patrick Ryan, Denis Conway and Aileen Mythen. Dramaturg: Jesper Bergmann. Sound Supervision & Sound Design: Damian Chennells. Extra location recordings by Ciarán Dunne, Kevin Brew and Niall Quinn. Producer: Kevin Brew Drama On One RTÉ Radio 1 1st TX 7th Sept 2014
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Old Time Radio
Apr 27, 2022 RTÉ Radio, Drama On One
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Greetings From Fukushima   By Erhard Schmied  Translated from the German by Andrew Morton A German detective drama about a nuclear family and the forty shades of Green The Fukushima meltdown in faraway Japan refreshed and fortified the terrible memory of Chernobyl at a time when Putin’s Gazprom grand-standing was beginning to impact European politics; but, however catastrophic the back-story, Erhard Schmied’s play is, in many ways, a nicely traditional thriller about eco-terrorism (and...
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Old Time Radio
Apr 27, 2022 RTÉ Radio, Drama On One
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Strutting and Fretting   Written and performed by Chris McHallem   The play is set on the last night of a spectacularly unsuccessful tour of Macbeth, as the lead actor sits in his dressing room, trying to work out where it all went wrong. Balancing his own disappointments with a fervent appreciation of Shakespeare’s genius, he touches on such subjects as the death of Trotsky, theatre etiquette and the working methods of medieval witches. The radio version is adapted from the stage...
Topics: Chris Mc Hallem, Strutting And Fretting, Radio Drama
Old Time Radio
Apr 26, 2022 RTÉ Radio 1, Drama On One
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Kinsey One Through Five  By Veronica Coburn  It's a beautiful Autumn evening and Princess Grace is getting ready in an ordinary semi-detached in an ordinary Dublin suburb.  Her size 11s are waiting by the door.  Across the city Dylan, a new millennial hipster, pulls on his carefully striped socks.   In Wexford, Eoin's father helps him tie his Grandad's vintage tie.  On this particular evening young men and women, some for the first time, dress as they really want to and prepare to present...
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Old Time Radio
Apr 26, 2022 Drama On One
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False Impressions   By Kevin McKean   Donal O’Kelly as Jimmy Hazzard, a private-eye on the prowl, and Joe Taylor as the snap-shooting Snoop.   Surveillance is itself under the searchlight in this Keystone caper.   Featuring Jennifer O'Dea, Deirdre Monaghan and Jack Lynch Shortlisted for the 2013 PJ O'Connor Awards for Radio Drama.   Produced by Aidan Mathews Drama On One 1st TX 27th July 2013
Topics: Kevin Mc Kean, False Impressions, a private-eye on the prowl Keystone caper, Radio Drama
Old Time Radio
Apr 25, 2022 RTÉ Radio 1
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Lighthouse Stories Presented by Luke Clancy, Lighthouse Stories is a compendium of memories of Irish Lighthouse Keepers, from stormy seas at Fastnet Rock to dazzling visions of nature at Inishtrahull; from the writings of the Lightkeeper poet, DJ O’Sullivan, to the workings of the paraffin light, as explained by Lightkeeper Gerald Butler. Lighthouse Stories Ep.01 Dawn to Dusk We re-live the Lightkeeper’s day - in sound, with recordings by Chris Watson. Lighthouse Stories Ep.02 Danger at Sea...
Topics: Lighthouse Stories, Documentary
Old Time Radio
Apr 25, 2022 RTÉ Radio 1, Drama On One
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Longing Lasts Longer by Penny Arcade. A kick-ass comedy with guts, it's a refutation of nostalgia, It's a crack at gentrification;  not only  the gentrification  of our cities but the gentrification of ideas.   It's a stand up for authenticity, a kick against mediocrity.   No one is spared not even the seemingly banal cupcake!  One thing for sure Penny Arcade tells you where to go and that's your own way!!! Penny Arcade, an Andy Warhol Factory Superstar and a contemporary of...
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Old Time Radio
Apr 25, 2022 RTÉ Radio 1, Drama On One
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The Rough Field  by John Montague With Gerard McSorley, Barry Cassin and Fionnuala Flanagan John Montague's masterwork is more than a landmark in 20th century Irish poetry. It is a landscape and a whole micro-climate; and, like all ecosystems, it has influenced the cultural well-being and the social weather of our human community over almost fifty years. The only silver lining in the cloud-shape of the poet's recent death is the commemorative imperative to broadcast again,...
Topics: The Rough Field, By John Montague, Poetry
Old Time Radio
Apr 24, 2022 RTÉ Radio 1, Drama On One
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A radio version of No Worst There Is None by The Stomach Box adapted and directed by Dylan Tighe and composed by Sean Mac Erlaine. A sonic journey into the psyche of Hopkins as he approaches death – fusing poetry, an original choral score, electronic sound design and found texts. A unique listening experience for one in the bedroom where the poet Gerard Manley Hopkins lived in Newman House Dublin in the 1880’s.   Starring Will O’Connell as Gerard Manley Hopkins and David Heap as Cardinal...
Topics: No Worst There Is None, by The Stomach Box, Radio Drama
Miscellaneous Podcasts
Apr 24, 2022 RTÉ Radio 1 Extra
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Marconi & Me Written and narrated by Zoë Comyns. Performed by Zoë Comyns and José Miguel Jiménez A podcast producer finds a set of code books.   They are the Marconi International Code books. They contain 500 pages of 5-letter codes and their translations.   The main character starts to read the codes obsessively and twist them into her own life story.   In themselves the codes form extraordinarily poetic lists.   The innovative drama charts a crumbling relationship from its...
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Old Time Radio
Apr 23, 2022
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Marcia Sproule By Christopher Fitz-Simon   With the Luftwaffe bombing Belfast and evacuees fleeing in her direction, Marcia's key concern is to ensure she is assigned "a better of class of family". But in war, things rarely turn out as planned.   Marcia: Stella McCusker Albert: John Hewitt Rev Dalkeith: Mlche Docherty Mr Turner: Mark Lambert Major Brunskill: Richard Howard Prudence: Aine McCartney Hilde: Helen Koch-Cooper Miss McNaughten: Julia Dearden Producer/Director Eoin...
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Old Time Radio
Apr 23, 2022 SANWAL
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The Ratcatcher of Hamelin By John Peacock With: James Beattie as Tim, James Aubrey as David, and Sally Dexter as Rachel. The Pied Piper is everywhere in Hamelin and 14-year-old Tim finds himself curiously disturbed by the legend and what lies behind it.   Helga: Tina Gray Edmund Ludeker/The Landgraf: Philip Voss Liesl Ludeker: Edith Kahler Johann: David Bannerman Anna: Jillie Meers Jutte: Helena McCarthy The Pied Piper: Nicholas Boulton With Elaine Claxton, James Taylor and the people of...
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Old Time Radio
Apr 22, 2022 RTÉ Drama on One
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A Galway Girl by Geraldine Aron Maisie and Dermot are the perfect picture of incompatibility. Married in 1950, they tell us about their life together. They bicker, quarrel and disagree, but we also see wonderful moments of joy and connection. By turns poignant and hilarious, ‘A Galway Girl’ shows us the ups and downs of a shared life that was a touching mixture of humour and tragedy, held together by a love that endured. A Galway Girl traces the joys and sorrows of a shared life from Small...
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Old Time Radio
Apr 22, 2022 SANWAL
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The Displaced In Julia Kearsley's play, Mari, an Estonian immigrant after the Second World War, struggles with her own sense of belonging and with the tensions within her family. Mari: Sheila Steafel Anna: Victoria Carling Daavet: Peter Kenny Kai: Tina Gray Mark: Anthony Keetch Lyn: Kristin Milward Taxi driver: Michael Tudor-Barnes Mrs Wainwright: Natasha Pyne Woman at bus stop: Margaret John Sgt Williams: Gavin Muir Sgt Boswell: Tom Bevan Director Matthew Walters Saturday-Night Theatre:...
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Old Time Radio
Apr 21, 2022
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The Memory Experience: In Search of Oldton By Tim Wright in this moving play about memory, loss and the suicide of his father, writer Tim Wright makes a personal journey in search of Oldton, the town of his childhood, which he lost when his father died.   Including contributions from a website community who offer Tim advice and their own stories of things that go missing. Narrator: David Ryall Tim: Jonathan Cullen Producer/Director Pam Marshall Afternoon Play:   Mon 24th Jul 2006...
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Old Time Radio
Apr 21, 2022
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Broken Fences by Ivor Wilson For most people a routine job means something they've done before, know about, can handle. But the word means different things to different people. For a policeman a routine case can be finding out who assaulted and strangled a teenage girl. Even if the murder seems straightforward it can add Intolerable pressure to an already taxing job. It can be the last straw. Andrew Gregg: Jack Carr Jane Tully: Jane Collins Tom Harrigan: Robert Keegan Jack Wallis: Malcolm...
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Old Time Radio
Apr 20, 2022 SANWAL
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Henrietta by William Smethurst 'Being an account of the events leading to the trial of Ford, Lord Grey of Werk, at the King's Bench Bar on 23 November 1682. upon an information exhibited there... for unlawfully tempting and enticing Lady Henrietta Berkeley, then a virgin, unmarried and within 18 years of age to unlawful love, and carrying her away from her father's house to cause her to live in a scandalous manner...' Henrietta: Elizabeth Cassidy Lord Grey: Edward Fox Lady Lucy Berkeley:...
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Old Time Radio
Apr 20, 2022
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Pinocchio - the Story of a Marionette Luigi Chiappini offers an Italian perspective on the enduring appeal of his country's best-loved fictional hero. He talks to artists, writers, film-makers, performers and psychiatrists to find out how a morality tale about a wooden puppet, published by a political satirist in 1881, became one of the most successful children's stories of all time.   Producer Sara Davies   Thu 9th Mar 2006 11:30 on BBC Radio 4 FM
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Old Time Radio
Apr 19, 2022
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Keith Douglas Sean Street retraces the last movements of Keith Douglas, a tank commander in the Sherwood Rangers and one of the finest poets of the Second World War, who three days after D-Day was killed by a shell-burst near the Normandy village of St Pierre.   With poets JC Hall, Anne Stevenson and Tim Kendall, Douglas's biographer Desmond Graham, Stuart Hills of the Sherwood Rangers, and recordings of Betty Jesse, Douglas's last girlfriend, his comrade John Bethell-Fox and the padre who...
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Apr 19, 2022 SW
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Unfinished Business: The 1913 Dublin Lockout, 100 Years on  The Dublin lock-out was a major industrial dispute between approximately 20,000 workers and 300 employers which took place in Ireland's capital city of Dublin. The dispute lasted from 26 August 1913 to 18 January 1914, and is often viewed as the most severe and significant industrial dispute in Irish history. Six Episodes 2013 Program Info pdf
Topics: Unfinished Business:, The 1913 Dublin Lockout, 100 Years on, Documentary
Old Time Radio
Apr 19, 2022 RTÉ Radio 1 Drama On One
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Orange 'n' White 'n' Pointy On Top By Ciarán Gray Derek Hyland has a pet hate and it is orange and white and pointy on top! One night, as his wife sleeps, he decides to get up out of bed and do something about it. Husband and wife Phelim Drew and Sue Collins star as husband and wife Derek and Jill in the first runner up in the 2013 P.J. O’Connor award  RTÉ Radio 1 Drama On One
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Old Time Radio
Apr 19, 2022
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Mum Adapted and directed by Neil Cargill Ronnie Barker's tragi-comic tale of Alison, a secretive loner whose life changes for ever when the spirits of her dead father and boyfriend suddenly materialise in her room.   Alison: Maxine Peake Dad: Sam Kelly Bob: Peter Cutler Afternoon Play:   Thu 28th Sep 2006 14:15 on BBC Radio 4 FM
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Old Time Radio
Apr 19, 2022
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27 Jugglers and a Fire-Breathing Dragon: a History of Speciality Acts   Back in the days of Variety, some of the most important performers on the theatre bills were not the star names but the so-called speciality acts. These were acts that you might expect to see in a circus, like lion-tamers, as well as any number of jugglers, diminutive contortionists, strongwomen, and magicians.   These one-act wonders made a good living out of their strange talents, but with the advent of television,...
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Old Time Radio
Apr 19, 2022
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You Can't Judge a Book by Looking at the Cover   by Chris and Bernard Price Birmingham, 1961: Dave and Johnny escape from the Al Screw Company, Dogpool, in search of life as depicted in pulp fiction and rock 'n' roll. Narrator Terry Molloy Johnny Duke: Neil Coker Dave Lee: Richard Allenson Arthur: Dave Mitty Baz: Andy Hockley Tony: Ken Cumberlidge Leslie: Susan Jeffrey Yvonne: Charlotte Martin Hawkeye: Alton Douglas Donna: Karen Benjamin Wendy: Tania Ison Mrs Prevell: Joyce Gibbs DJ: Alex...
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Old Time Radio
Apr 18, 2022
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No ë l Coward Nude with Violin Adapted for radio by: Peggy Wells Paris 1956 - Paul Sorodin, the world-famous artist, has just died. His family, gathered together for the funeral, is shocked by the discovery that during his life Sorodin had perpetrated an enormous hoax on the international art world. Only Sebastien, his former valet, knows all the answers… Sebastien: Aubrey Woods Isobel Sorodin: Joyce Carey Jane: Patricia Routledge Clinton Preminger Jr: Kerry Francis Colin: Alan Cuthbertson...
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Old Time Radio
Apr 18, 2022
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From Abstraction By Robert Thorogood Paul is young rich and in love. So why does he lock himself in the library and refuse to open the door to anyone? But he cannot lock everyone out. During the night his strange and disconcerting visitors help him to make the most important decision of his life. A witty, moving and passionate radio play. Paul: Daniel Evans Stefan: Andrew Mayer Actor: Emma Fielding Clara: Francesca Dymond Johanna: Francesca Dymond Otto: Steven McNicoll Joseph:Steven McNicoll...
Topics: Robert Thorogood, From Abstraction, Radio Drama