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Fair Winds To The South Seas Discovery of NZ   By Brian Millard; John O'Leary On the thirteenth of December 1642, sailors aboard two small ships belonging to the Dutch East India Company sighted land. This was the first reported sighting by Europeans of Aotearoa, New Zealand. The man commanding the expedition was Abel Janszoon Tasman. Narrator: John O'Leary. Cast: Paul Robinson (Abel Tasman), Ken Blackburn (Antonie Van Dieman), John Callen (Pilot Major Francois Vissher). Radio NZ: Word...
Topics: Fair Winds To The South Seas The Discovery of New Zealand, Documentary Drama, Radio NZ
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The Blind Man Starring Hugh Laurie as Larry Keating Set in 1961, a famous blind jazz pianist, Larry Keating, agrees to a radical new medical procedure - an eye transplant. The operation is a success but his new eyes are those of a murdered man, and captured on their retina is the image of his murderer. Larry and his new nurse, Jenny, begin a quest to track him down - before someone else dies. Speaking about his part in the drama, Hugh Laurie says: “The first time I read Ernest Lehman’s...
Topics: Ernest Lehman, Alfred Hitchcock, The Blind Man, Radio Drama
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CBC MAIGRET Based on the novels of   Georges Simenon 2 Maigret And The Killer Program Guide: pdf Starring Budd Knapp as Maigret CBC Stage - 1974-1977 - From Toronto Adapted by Frederick Spoerly Directed by Peter Donkin Saturdays, CBC-AM, 55-60 minutes Georges Simenon (1903-1989) was born in Liège, Belgium. He is best known in the English-speaking world as the author of the Inspector Maigret books. His prolific output of more than four hundred novels and short stories has made him a household...
Topics: 2 CBC Maigret And The Killer, Georges Simenon, CBC Maiget, Radio Drama
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Carter Mysteries: The Incident of the Russian Visitors By Jonathan Holloway The 20th Century has left the Carter warehouse crammed with history. When a dodgy pair arrive looking for a long-lost Russian table it's the beginning of a far-reaching and dangerous tale. Lisa: Jeany Spark Phil: Stephen Greif Gul: Sharif Dorani Steven: Harry McEntire Dmitri: Stephen Critchlow Viktor: David Hounslow Dan: Sam Dale Director: David Hunter.  Drama First broadcast:  Fri 17th Apr 2015 14:15 on BBC Radio...
Topics: Carter Mysteries, The Incident of the Russian Visitors, By Jonathan Holloway, Radio Drama
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DON GREY MARINE INVESTIGATOR   These two half-hour plays by     Thomas Gilchrist, sea-captain     turned radio script writer, recount     episodes in the adventurous career     of Don Grey, marine investigator.     They were part of a series which    was  broadcast in Canada over a     long period of time . Only two   episodes have survived.      Don Grey: Doug Haskins   Director: Raymond Whitehouse   From CBC Vancouver   57 Blair's Son Kidnapped   In the...
Topics: Don Grey Marine Investigator, Radio Drama, OTR
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Love Me Do By Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran As the world faces nuclear extinction two Americans trapped in London find themselves thrown together in the countdown to the Cuban missile crisis. Cast: Dorothy ..... Miranda Raison Shack ..... Adam James Richard ..... Stephen Hogan Candice ..... Susie Riddell Lindsay ..... Christine Kavanagh Patrick ..... Stephen France Marie ..... Francesca Spencer Martin ..... Patrick Brennan Jonathan ..... Don Gilet Dentist ..... Joe Sims General Power ........
Topics: Love Me Do, Laurence & Marks Maurice Gran, Radio Drama
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The Continuing Adventures of Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid (Deceased) An original western by Sebastian Baczkiewicz. It’s 1904. New Mexico. Legendary lawman Pat Garrett has grown weary and old. An altercation with President Roosevelt has left his future looking bleak, his present is awash with whisky, blood and bullets, and all the while he’s haunted by a ghost from his past. This is the story of how the myth of the Wild West was created and how outlaws were forged into great American...
Topic: The Continuing Adventures Of Pat Garrett And Billy The Kid ( Deceased)
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A comedy series about the adventures of a Revenue Man in Canada's Maritime Provinces during Prohibition. Inspector John McMulloch's job was to keep the Maritimers away from liquor and to keep the Rum Runners away from the Maritimers. His exploits took him throughout the Atlantic Provinces of Canada in a weird and wonderful assortment of encounters with the smugglers, headed by amiable but formidable Cap'n Charlie. Program info: pdf
Topics: Rum Runners, Radio Comedy, Canada
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3: Final CurtainL The glamour of the music halls begins to fade for Richard. Nick Ollanton: Tom Baker Old Richard: Bryan Pringle Young Richard: Richard Hollick Tommy Beamish: Steven Frost Julie Blane: Bridgit Forsyth Inspector Furness/Johnson: Russell Dixon Cissie Mapes: Deborah McAndrew Nancy: Kathryn Hunt Jennings: John Lloyd Allingham Barney: Mike Edmunds Sam: Freddie Davies Sun 2nd Oct 1994, 14:30 on BBC Radio 4 FM Written in the mood of Angel Pavement, this imaginative novel is set in...
Topic: J.B. Priestley Lost Empires Part 03 Radio Drama
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Vanishing Point pdf = Program Guide A Canadian radio drama series produced and aired by CBC Radio from 1984 to 1986.   Created and produced by Bill Lane, Vanishing Point was the CBC’s follow-up to Nightfall, which had instilled new life into its many regional drama centers. Like that series, Vanishing Point drew from the CBC's entire coast to coast network, gathering together the CBC's finest production, engineering, writing, and acting talent to mount one of the better radio dramas...
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Topics: Vaniishing Point, suspenseful tales, Radio Drama
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Saturday-Night Theatre: Five Little Pigs Sat 18th Jun 1994, 19:50 on BBC Radio 4 FM By Agatha Christie. Sixteen years after her mother was convicted of murdering her father, the young Carla Lemarchant seeks the help of Hercule Poirot. Dramatised by Michael Bakewell.   Director Enyd Williams   Hercule Poirot: John Moffatt Meredith Blake: Graham Crowden Philip Blake: Derek Waring Miss Williams: Carmel McSharry Elsa Greer: Suzy Aitchison Angela: Charlotte Attenborough Caroline Crale: Jemma...
Topics: Agatha Christie, Five Little Pigs, Hercule Poirot, Radio Drama
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Appointment With Danger (1951) Al Goddard (Alan Ladd) is a detective employed by the U.S. Postal Service to investigate a murder of another detective. Once Goddard arrives in Indiana, he locates the key witness, Sister Augustine (Phyllis Calvert), a beautiful nun. Then he infiltrates the murderer's group by convincing the boss, Earl Boettiger (Paul Stewart), that he can be a useful thug. Goddard quickly learns of Boettiger's master plan, but, when the gang figures out his cover, he must save...
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2: First Night.   It's the year before the Great War, and Richard Herncastle's apprenticeship is teaching him more than just the art of illusion. Nick Ollanton: Tom Baker Old Richard: Bryan Pringle Young Richard: Richard Hollick Harry Burrard: Freddie Davies Tommy Beamish: Steven Frost Julie Blane: Bridgit Forsyth Cissie Mapes: Deborah McAndrew Nancy: Kathryn Hunt Jennings: Russell Dixon Bosenby: Russell Dixon Johnson: John Lloyd Bllingham Barney: Mike Edmunds Nonnie: Ann-Marie Frater...
Topics: J.B. Priestley Lost Empires Part 02, Radio Drama
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The Wonderful Wizard of Oz By L Frank Baum Dramatised by Linda Marshall Griffiths When a tornado strikes her farmhouse in Kansas, young Dorothy is lifted to the magical world of Oz where she embarks upon a perilous journey to find her way back home.   Dorothy: Amelia Clarkson Wizard of Oz/Kalidah/Uncle Henry: Jonathan Keeble Scarecrow: Kevin Eldon Tinman: Burn Gorman Lion: Zubin Varta Witch of the North/South/West/Aunt Em: Emma Fielding King monkey/Miner: Andrew Westfield Munchkin/Gatekeeper:...
Topics: L Frank Baum, The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz, Radio Drama
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LAUGH IN A HALF Join host Walter Rinaldi for a half-hour of classic comedy with a penchant for the best in Canadian talent. Program Guide: pdf
Topics: Laugh In A Half, Classic Comedy, Canada
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Dr McGregor and The Case Of The Curious Bones By Betty Lambert The story of two old women and the death of a man who both claimed   he had loved. Was he murdered? Of course he was, but by who and how.   Directed by Gerald Newman CBC Radio From Vancouver National AM   30 minutes OTX Summer Stage 6 March 1962 RTX 27   Theatre 10.30 November 1968     Betty Lambert was a renowned Canadian playwright  and English professor   at Simon Fraser University in  Vancouver, British Columbia. Her...
Topics: Dr McGreggor and TheCase Of The Curious Bones, Betty Lambert, Radio Drama, Canad
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Chris McHallem Farkham Hall at Christmas   RTÉ Radio 1: Drama on One: Sun, 27 Dec 2015 A tale of war, nobility and occasional cross-dressing. With some adult content both upstairs and downstairs. “Since the end of the first war with the Boers, the British Army had been at peace……Apart from the second war with the Boers…..” Farkham Hall at Christmas follows the trials and tribulations of Lord and Lady Farkham (and all the young Farkhams) between the outbreak of World War One and...
Topics: Chris Mc Hallem, Christmas At Farkham Hall, Radio Drama
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CBC Mystery Theatre The Mystery Theater was a radio series that was written, adapted, produced and broadcast by the CBC from 1966 to 1968. Chills, thrills, mystery and adventure make up the stories from this classic series from the CBC.  Weekly mystery dramas originated in various CBC production centres:  H alifax,  M ontreal,  W innipeg and  V ancouver.  Episodes were also aired as:  Theatre 10:30, Playhouse and others. Centre for Broadcasting and Journalism Studies (CCBJS) Since...
Topics: CBC Mystery Theatre, Chills, thrills, mystery, adventure, Science Fiction, Radio Drama
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Fulton Lewis III WOR Mutual Commentary President Richard Nixon 1974 05 14 January 25, 1936 - September 6,  2017 An American journalist, the only son of the late network   American   news  commentator  Fulton Lewis Jr. . After the death of his father on August 20, 1966, Lewis was asked by the  Mutual Broadcasting System  to continue the elder Lewis' nightly 15-minute broadcasts, which he did until 1979. His commentaries were heard on over 500 of the network's affiliates by an estimated 16...
Topics: Fulton Lewis Jr., WOR Mutual, commentary, President Richard Nixon, 1974 05 14
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Beryl: A Love Story on Two Wheels As an ill child, Beryl Burton was told never to exercise. And then she met a young cyclist called Charlie: "The first year I pushed her, the second year I rode with her, and the third year she was at the head of the bunch”.   Maxine Peake writes and stars in this true love story of Beryl Burton, a working class mum from Morley in Leeds who, with no financial backing or training, combined farm work with global domination in all areas of cycling...
Topics: Beryl A Love Story On Two Wheels, By Maxine Peake, Radio Drama
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Dramatised by David Wade FOUR EPISODES MERGED TO ONE: TABLE OF CONTENTS: 1: Miss Honeychurch, Giotto and Too Much Beethoven. 1905. Lucy and Charlotte arrive at the Pensione Bertolini in Florence to discover they have not been given their promised rooms.  Lucy Honeychurch ...... Cathy Sara
 Charlotte Bartlett ...... Sheila Hancock
 Mr Emerson ...... John Moffatt 
George Emerson ...... Gary Cady
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Topics: E. M. Forster, A Room With A View, Radio Drama
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The Final Reckoning Written by Petros Markaris - one of the country’s most popular writers. Greece, 2008: just prior to the elections that will bring Tsipris to power. This is a cleverly disguised police procedural which takes us beneath the headlines and exposes a country in moral as well as financial crisis. Episode 1 It begins with the quadruple suicide of four elderly women, friends who can longer see how to survive in a country where poverty is an arm of government policy. But somehow...
Topics: Reading Europe, Greece, The Final Reckoning, Radio Drama
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Redacted Greta Scacchi and Nicholas Murchie head the cast in Hugh Costello's political thriller of secrets and lies. Monica: Greta Scacchi Jonathan: Nicholas Murchie Fiona: Lauren O'Neil Shofi: Ashley Kumar Kitty: Alice Kerrigan Justin: John Dougall Derek: Christian Patterson Lucas: David Reakes Director: Alasdair Cross Drama First broadcast:  Thu 10th Aug 2017 14:15 on BBC Radio 4 FM Twice a year thousands of confidential state files are released to the press and public- files that detail...
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Afternoon Play: Left at Marrakech Thu 7th Aug 2008, 14:15 on BBC Radio 4 FM By Richard Stevens In 1943, B-17 Lucky Charm takes off from Florida on its way to active service in England. Joining the US crew are two British hitch-hikers who need a lift home. But each leg of their journey is beset with increasing difficulty and danger. Is there a Jonah on board?   Producer/Director:…….Fiona McAlpine Albie:……Will Keen Draper:……Jonathan Cullen Charlie:……Clare Corbett...
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A Kestrel for a Knave Robert Rigby’s dramatisation of Barry Hines’s 1968 coming-of-age novel set in a mining town in South Yorkshire. Young Billy Casper is ridiculed and bullied at home and at school but he discovers meaning and purpose in his harsh day-to-day existence when he finds a beautiful kestrel he calls Kes. Life fleetingly takes on direction, meaning and some small status for Billy as he trains his hawk, but will this kind-of-contentment be short-lived? Billy Casper ….. George...
Topics: Robert Rigby, A Kestrel For A Knave, powerful story of survival in a tough, joyless world, Radio...
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The Mystery of Agatha Christie [1984] Now that Dr Janet Morgan's authorised biography is published, the puzzle of how and why a reserved, dignified upper-middle-class lady became "the undisputed queen of crime" is more or less solved.   But the enigma of Agatha Christie's life and personality will continue to be as fascinating as her own ingenious murders. Frances Donnelly follows the clues, with the aid of Dr Janet Morgan, Harry Keating, Christianna Brand and others. BBC Bristol...
Topics: The Mystery Of Agatha Christie, [1984], Documentary
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IDEAS: The Holden Caulfield Fan Club He’s arguably the single most compelling character in 20th century literature. Ever since the 1951 publication of “The Catcher in the Rye," Holden Caulfield has enjoyed enormous popularity with youthful readers. Paul Kennedy discusses Holden's enduring appeal with a wide variety of committed fans. CBC RADIO ONE FRIDAY OCTOBER 8, 1999
Topics: The Holden Caulfield Fan Club, The Catcher in the Rye, J.D. Salinger, Discussion, IDEAS, CBC RADIO...
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Waiting for the Boatman By Stephen Wakelam The painter Mario Minniti has travelled to Naples to seek out his old friend and former mentor Caravaggio.   But on arrival, the great painter is nowhere to be found. In a bid to track him down, Mario retraces Caravaggio's last known movements.   His search reveals a life lived dangerously. Mario Minniti: David Tennant Piero: Anton Lesser Abraham Vinck: Peter Hamilton-Dyer Cecco: Joe Dempsie Marchesa di Colonna: Tracy Wiles Guard: Harry...
Topics: Waiting For The Boatman By Stephen Wakelam, Radio Drama
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By Agatha Christie First published in 1942 whodunit Dramatised by Michael Bakewell When a young blonde is found dead at Gossington Hall, it takes St Mary Mead's most famous resident to solve the vicious murder Cast: Miss Jane Marple .... June Whitfield Colonel Melchett …. Richard Todd Dolly Bantry …. Pauline Jameson Colonel Bantry …. Jack Watling Sir Henry Clithering …. Graham Crowden Conway Jefferson …. John Hartley Inspector Slack …. John Baddeley Adelaide Jefferson …....
Topics: Agatha Christie, The Body In The Library, Miss Marple, Radio Drama
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He Leadeth Me https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c6LufXa_eSc Dwelling in  #Beulah  Land (1911) by Charles Austin Miles https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cXVhN_PiAbM Cornerstone - A Cappella Hymn (contemporary) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kAyytvmUzmY A SHELTER IN THE TIME OF STORM (A Capella Hymn) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5oLkKQp94Qo Near The Cross - Reawaken Hymns (Acoustic Hymn) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7O7ZygaUvsA Zack Harold - Heaven Came Down (RCBC 2-21-21)...
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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...
Topics: Ruddigore, by Gilbert and Sullivan, Operetta
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The Trial by Peter Whalley Falling in love with a stranger has never been scarier: A gripping new thriller. Vibrant, young, attractive, Mollie Spiers, signs up to internet dating. When the man she arranges to meet looks suspicious she spontaneously sits next to another man, Colin, and hurriedly asks him to pretend they're on a date. Molly and Colin fall for each other and what seems like serendipity turns into a chilling thriller. As Mollie falls headlong in love Colin is arrested on a murder...
Topics: Peter Whalley, The Trial, Radio Drama
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Broadcast -  15/02/38  Regional Programme London Live from the Scala Theatre, Berlin -  Opening and closing announcements  by Stuart Hibberd 1) Little Old Lady - Peggy Dell 2) Medley - 'Cause My Baby Says It's So, Where Are You, Remember Me? - June Malo, Horsey Horsey - Dick Murphy, You Can't Stop Me From Dreaming - Alice Mann, Home Town - The Henderson Twins, If It's the Last Thing I Do, The Merry-Go-Round Broke Down - The Carson Sisters, Twelfth Street Rag 3) Tiger Rag - Accordion Solo by...
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Afternoon Drama: Octopus First broadcast: Tue 8th Oct 2013, 14:15 on BBC Radio 4 FM By Anita Sullivan Have you ever wondered what it would be like to have eight legs, no bones, and skin that changes colour? Hester is a Marine Biologist seeking to discover what it means to be an octopus. When she's called in to help the local aquarium try to breed two Giant Pacific Octopus (GPO), she uses the opportunity to carry out a social recognition experiment. Can an octopus recognise an...
Topics: Anita Sullivan, The Octopus, Radio Drama
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Afternoon Drama: Lying Low First broadcast: Fri 22nd Sep 2017, 14:15 on BBC Radio 4 FM Stephen Wakelam’s play about Samuel Beckett's mysterious three-week stay in Folkestone in March 1961. The playwright checks deliberately into a quiet hotel under a pseudonym and it's here that he befriends Janet who works part-time at the hotel while studying for her French A-level. They bond over an Agatha Christie novel. This burgeoning friendship tests Janet's loyalties, presenting her with a...
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Harold Pinter's The Dreaming Child Unmade Movies The world premiere of Harold Pinter's unproduced film screenplay, based on Karen Blixen's elusive and mysterious short story of love and loss. It's Bristol in 1868 and Emily, married to wealthy Tom Carter, is haunted by her passionate first love affair with a young soldier who subsequently dies at sea. Seven years later and unable to have children themselves, they decide to adopt a boy from the slum.   Jack however is not an ordinary child –...
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By Agatha Christie Dramatised by Michael Bakewell A perverse eccentric's idea of amusement goes horribly wrong when a murderer strikes during a game of bridge.   Fortunately, Hercule Poirot is among the guests. Hercule Poirot …… John Moffatt Mr Shaitana …… Christopher Godwin Ariadne Oliver …… Stephanie Cole Colonel Race …… Donald Sinden Supt Battle …… Ioan Meredith Mrs Lorrimer …… Mary Wimbush Dr Roberts …… David Timson Major Despard …… Nigel Anthony Anne...
Topics: Cards On The Table, By Agatha Christie, Hercule Poirot, Radio Drama
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CBC MAIGRET 1 Maigret In Society Based on the novels of   Georges Simenon Program Guide: pdf Starring Budd Knapp as Maigret CBC Stage - 1974-1977 - From Toronto Adapted by Frederick Spoerly Directed by Peter Donkin Saturdays, CBC-AM, 55-60 minutes Georges Simenon (1903-1989) was born in Liège, Belgium. He is best known in the English-speaking world as the author of the Inspector Maigret books. His prolific output of more than four hundred novels and short stories has made him a household...
Topics: 1 CBC Maigret In Society, Georges Simenon, Radio Drama, CBC Maigret
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A Day by the Sea Written by N.C. Hunter Adapted by Mollie Greenhaigh The loves, hopes and fears of a Dorsetshire family are brought together and revealed over a few short hours in the course of a day by the sea. With Wendy Hiller and Michael Hordem. Laura Anson: Wendy Hiller Dr Farley: Michael Hordern Frances Farrar: Barbara Leigh Hunt Julian Anson: Richard Pasco David Anson: Alan Wheatley Miss Malhieson: Elizabeth Kelly William Gregson: Ronald Herdman Humphrey Caldwell: Fraser Kerr Elinor:...
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The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner By Alan Sillitoe Dramatised by Robert Rigby It's the late 1950s: Borstal boy Smith remembers his crimes and plots his future as he runs, training for the national cross-country event. The governor is desperate for the kudos of victory, telling Smith that hard work and athletic success will turn him into an honest man. At only 17 years old, Smith is a genuinely angry young man. His life is already a battle between them and us. There are the In-laws, as...
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Classic Serial: The Bell From - Sun 7th Nov 1999, 15:00 on BBC Radio 4 FM By Iris Murdoch, dramatised in three parts by Michael Bakewell. Music Elizabeth Parker.   Producer Catherine Bailey   Director Jane Morgan.  1: Sex and religion come into conflict in this story of a lay community which is seriously disturbed by the arrival of an errant wife. Dora Greenfield: Cathryn Bradshaw NoelSpens: Charlie Simpson Paul Greenfield: Nicholas Farrell James Tayper Pace: Philip Voss TobyGashe: Jamie...
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Heart of Darkness First broadcast: Sun 17th Jan 2021, 15:00 on BBC Radio 4 LW By Joseph Conrad Adapted by Anita Sullivan A new adaptation of Conrad’s classic novel, reimagining it for the 21st Century. Maya is an environmental scientist, sent into the heart of the Congo Rainforest after contact is lost with a research team. But what was the nature of their research? And what has become of their charismatic team leader – Kurtz. Maya…. Georgia Henshaw Leon…. Peter Bankole Blaise…....
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Short Drama Series: Resistance Radio New Zealand 15 Episodes From 21 July 2013 In the not too distant future the New Zealand government is advocating the surgical implant of an electronic chip in the brains of all of the population. The government rhetoric is that ‘linking’ will lead to efficiency gains in health, taxation, banking and an overall rise in productivity. Not everyone is convinced and a resistance movement arises in small pockets around the country. The centre of resistance...
Topics: Resistance, By Becca Barnes, Sci-Fi, Radio New Zealand, 2013
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Saturday-Night Theatre Sat 1st Sep 1984, 20:30 on BBC Radio 4 FM The Legion of the Lost An historical comedy by Paul Bryers. During the Napoleonic Wars, a French invasion of Wales was set up as a diversionary tactic. It was led by an American revolutionary colonel with more of a taste for wine and women than for military strategy, and his invasion of Fishguard is one of the least celebrated but most amusing episodes in history. Directed by Cherry Cookson   The Narrator: Tenniel Evans Col...
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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
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Trial by Laughter   Ian Hislop and Nick Newman's comedy drama based on the real trial transcripts. William Hone is the forgotten hero of free speech in Britain. He was a bookseller, publisher and satirist. In 1817, he stood trial for 'impious blasphemy and seditious libel’. His crime was to be funny. Worse than that he was funny by parodying religious texts. And worst of all, he was funny about the despotic government and the libidinous monarchy. Hone ...... Robert Wilfort Prince Regent...
Topics: Trial By Laughter, By Ian Hislop & Nick Newman, Comedy Drama, Radio Drama
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Peter Shaffer's award-winning play combines fiction and history. Details the final years of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Antonio Salieri, an older composer, propelled by jealousy, plots the tragic downfall of his brilliant rival. 1781: Court Composer Antonio Salieri is the most famous musician in all of Vienna and a great favourite of Emperor Joseph II. Then, from nowhere a youngman called Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart changes all that. Salieri becomes desperate - how can he rid himself of this...
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Orson Welles' Heart of Darkness Unmade Movies The broadcast premiere of Orson Welles’ unproduced screenplay of Joseph Conrad's celebrated novel. Staring James McAvoy. It's the 1890s and Mr Kurtz, one of the senior agents of an Ivory trading company, has disappeared. Marlow, a skipper, is hired to take a steamship up the Congo River to find him. But the further he and the other company men travel up river, the greater the sense of impending danger, and the more disturbing the rumours that...
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Clarence Meredith Hincks  1885 - 1964  A Recollection  Canadian Physician Pioneer in Mental Health CBC Radio Canadian Mental Health Association 1965 "Few men in the history of Canadian medicine have had such a beneficial effect on the nation's attitudes toward mental illness, or have contributed so much to a better understanding of the foundations of mental health." Canad. Med. Ass. J. Feb. 8, 1964, vol. 90...
Topics: Clarence Meredith Hincks, 1885-1964, Documentary, CBC Radio, Canadian Mental Health Pioneer
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Friday-Night is Music Night! Happy Birthday John Williams! First broadcast: Fri 14th Dec 2012, 20:00 on BBC Radio 2 A long time ago in a galaxy not so far, far away composer John Williams sat at his grand piano to sketch out ideas for his next film score. He knew little about the subject matter apart from the fact that it was a "spaceship film". His friend Steven Spielberg had recommended him to the film's producer who was called George Lucas. He set to work on the main theme - a...
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Dangerous Visions The Double First broadcast: Sun 10th Jun 2018, 15:00 on BBC Radio 4 FM   Jonathan Holloway's reimagining of Dostoyevsky's nightmare vision of a lonely civil servant driven to madness when his life is stolen by a doppelganger. Produced and directed by Gemma Jenkins Jonathan Holloway has taken Dostoyevksy's tale of the lonely civil servant on the verge of a nervous breakdown and relocated it to a steampunk version of 19th Century St Petersburg, substituting the...
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Salt is Leaving by J. B. Priestley   Dramatised for radio by Elizabeth Bradbury   Dr Salt is determined to leave Birkden, but when a patient of his suffering from chronic nephritis suddenly disappears and the police seem unconcerned, he becomes equally determined to find her.   His persistence soon makes him some very powerful enemies.   Dr Salt: Frederick Treves Maggie Culworth: Patricia Gallimore Alan Culworth: Alan Devereux Buzzy: Ralph Lawton Supt Hurst: Jack Holloway Jill Frinton:...
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MURDER FOR CHRISTMAS 2: The Nine Tailors By Dorothy L. Sayers, dramatised by Michelene Wandor On his way to visit friends at Walbeach, Lord Peter Wimsey's car lands in a ditch and he and Bunter are forced to take shelter at Fenchurch St Paul. Here they learn of the theft of the Wilbraham emeralds... Starring: Gary Bond as Lord Peter Wimsey, Jeffery Dench as Fr Venables, Terry Molloy as Supt Blundell, Mary Wimbush as Tailor Paul, Hedli Niklaus as Batty Thomas   BBC Pebble Mill Director: Vanessa...
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Mr. Standfast John Buchan's First World War thriller, dramatised by Bert Coules. 1/2. Richard Hannay is ordered to pose as a pacifist and sent to Glasgow. Along the way he meets a teenage British Secret Service agent who will change the course of his life.  Richard: David Robb Sir Walter: Clive Merrison Moxon: Struan Rodger Mary: Jasmine Hyde Peter: Jon Glover Launcelot: Thomas Arnold Abel: John Guerrasio Miss Doria: Briony McRoberts Miss Claire: Liza Sadovy Andrew: John Stahl George: Peter...
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Everybody's Got Conditions By Sarah Wooley 1961. Tennessee Williams had just turned 50. In spite of a string of successful plays (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, A Streetcar Named Desire), the Broadway critics had been scathing about his most recent work. As always with a work by Williams his next play, The Night of the Iguana had star parts for women. Initially he had his heart set on Katherine Hepburn but she wouldn't sign up for a long run so the play's producer got creative and the supporting role...
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Bright Eyes is an American indie rock band founded by singer-songwriter and guitarist Conor Oberst. It consists of Oberst, multi-instrumentalist and producer Mike Mogis, arranger, composer and trumpet and piano player Nate Walcott, and a rotating line-up of collaborators drawn primarily from Omaha's indie music scene. Between 1998 and 2011, the band's albums were released through Saddle Creek Records, a Nebraska-based label founded by Justin Oberst (Conor's brother) and Mogis. In...
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Written and dramatised from his own novel, CROSSING THE RIVER, by Caryl Phillips. SOMEWHERE IN ENGLAND is a story of love and race set in Yorkshire during the Second World War. When the US Army arrived in Britain during World War Two, it came in still-segregated units. When a platoon of black GIs sets up camp near a quiet Yorkshire village, there are far-reaching consequences both for rebellious GI Travis Johnson and local shopkeeper, Joyce. Joyce: Helen Longworth Travis: Rhashan Stone Len:...
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Vintage Archers Christmas Thu 25th Dec 1986, 08:05 on BBC Radio 4 FM Join the Archer family as they share memories and events from the last 35 years.   Producer Liz Rigbey BBC Pebble Mill   Cast from the past: Laura Archer: Gwenda Wilson   Dan Archer: Harry Oakes   Dan Archer: Edgar Harrison   Doris Archer: Gwen Berryman   Jack Archer: Denis Folwell   Lillian Archer: Elizabeth Marlowe   John Tregorran: Basil Jones Carol Grey: Ann Cullen Grace Fairbrother: Ysanne Churchman Bob...
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Unmade Movies: Hitchcock’s The Blind Man Alfred Hitchcock and Ernest Lehman’s unfinished screenplay, the follow-up to North by Northwest - completed by Mark Gatiss in 2015. Adapted for radio by Laurence Bowen. Set in 1961, a famous blind jazz pianist, Larry Keating, agrees to a radical new medical procedure - an eye transplant. The operation is a success but his new eyes are those of a murdered man, and captured on their retina is the image of his murderer. Larry and his new nurse, Jenny,...
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Victory Unmade Movies Harold Pinter's screenplay of Josef Conrad's last major novel, in a special adaptation for radio by Sir Richard Eyre. It's 1900 in the Dutch East Indies. Disenchanted with life and humanity, Heyst, a mysterious Swedish Baron, lives alone on a deserted island. He believes he can avoid suffering by cutting himself off from others, but his life is altered when he visits the neighbouring island for a doctor's check up. Here he meets and falls in love with Lena, a young English...
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The Great Eastern Bonus Materials Downloads:  1 Program Guide: pdf   2 The show that never was...pdf   ​3 The ad that never was...MPEG1 ​4 Roger Greeley unexpurgated mp3 5 ​A Great Eastern Marconi Special mp3
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The Monday Play: Caesar and Cleopatra Mon 21st Apr 1975, 19:30 on BBC Radio 4 FM   With Alan Badel as Caesar and Sarah Badel as Cleopatra Bernard Shaw's famous 'history' takes a typically Shavian view of these two famous characters. The God Ra: David March Ftatateeta: Beatrix Lehmann Pothinus: Peter Woodthorpe Rufio: Hector Ross Britannus: Nigel Lambert Apollodorus: Sandor Eles Theodotus: Alan Dudley Ptolemy: Judy Bennett Achillas: Paul Gaymon Lucius Septimus: Alan Rowe Centurion: Anthony...
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Julian Rhind-Tutt stars in a powerful re-imagining of Cosmonaut Vladimir Komarov's final moments as he hurtles towards earth. Death of a Cosmonaut Amid the space race frenzy of Cold War Russia, Vladimir Komarov was sent into space to mark the anniversary of Lenin's birth. Though his ship, the Soyuz 1, had failed multiple safety checks, the launch went ahead. As soon as he reached orbit, system failures began. From the award-winning writer and director partnership behind Comment is Free comes a...
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Dear Arthur, Love John A comedy drama by Roy Smiles   It's often assumed that it was Dad's Army that made John Le Mesurier and Arthur Lowe well known. This is not so. Arthur Lowe had come to national attention, after a long apprenticeship in theatre, as the uptight church warden Mr Swindley in Coronation Street. John had made many films and found success as the diffident Colonel in the popular sitcom George And The Dragon. But it was Dad's Army, late in their lives, that brought them fame,...
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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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Agatha Christie   The Mirror Crack'd from Side to Side From the book first published in 1962   Dramatised by Michael Bakewell. Lines from Tennyson's poem The Lady of Shalott form a vital clue to a murder. After her husband died, Dolly Bantry sold Gossington Hall to ex-film star Marina Gregg and her husband. When the glamorous couple throw a benefit for the local hospital, the grounds are thronged with curious visitors, but for one of them, the day ends in tragedy. It is...
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Thirty Minute Theatre: Lightbulbs Tue 21st Nov 1995, 14:00 on BBC Radio 4 FM A tale of the supernatural. In Alex Jones's first radio play, Steve returns from abroad to find there's something nasty in the shed. Music by Alex Jones Director Sue Wilson Steve:\…….David Holt Joan:…..Jillie Meers Bill:….Terry Molloy Karen:….Lorna Laidlaw Aunt Dot:…..Joyce Gibbs With Sunny Ormonde, Richard Cumow and Mia Busby.
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The Vinyl Cafe Christmas - Stuart McLean  01 Christmas At The Turlingtons
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CBC MAIGRET Based on the novels of   Georges Simenon 3 Maigret Sets A Trap Program Guide: pdf Starring Budd Knapp as Maigret CBC Stage - 1974-1977 - From Toronto Adapted by Frederick Spoerly Directed by Peter Donkin Saturdays, CBC-AM, 55-60 minutes Georges Simenon (1903-1989) was born in Liège, Belgium. He is best known in the English-speaking world as the author of the Inspector Maigret books. His prolific output of more than four hundred novels and short stories has made him a household...
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Classic Serial: Lost Empires By J.B. Priestley Sun 18th Sep 1994, 14:30 on BBC Radio 4 FM Three-part serialisation, dramatised by Bert Coules Music Chris Monks Director Kate Rowland.   1: Overture and Beginners.   It is 1913 when Richard Hemcastle leaves his dead-end job to join his Uncle Nick"Ganga Dun , the Maharajah of Mystery" in the vulgar world of the music halls. Nick Ollanton: Tom Baker Old Richard: Bryan Pringle Young Richard: Richard Hollick Harry Burrard: Freddie...
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CBC MAIGRET Based on the novels of   Georges Simenon 4 Maigret Investigates Program Guide: pdf Starring Budd Knapp as Maigret CBC Stage - 1974-1977 - From Toronto Adapted by Frederick Spoerly Directed by Peter Donkin Saturdays, CBC-AM, 55-60 minutes Georges Simenon (1903-1989) was born in Liège, Belgium. He is best known in the English-speaking world as the author of the Inspector Maigret books. His prolific output of more than four hundred novels and short stories has made him a household...
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Greenmantle By John Buchan, dramatised by Patricia Hannah A ripping yarn by any standards, Greenmantle is set across two action-packed months during the The Great War. A classic espionage and adventure featuring the reckless Richard Hannay. Tasked with unraveling a mysterious message, 1/2. In 1915 Richard Hannay is summoned to the War Office where he is told of an impending Holy War in the East. Greenmantle - once a mythical figure, now made flesh - is preparing to lead a great Islamic army...
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J’Accuse By Hattie Naylor In a newspaper article from 1898, the writer Emile Zola took a stand against the French military and judicial establishment's wrongful imprisonment of Jewish army officer Alfred Dreyfus.   Here, with naturalistic dialogue, Louis Gregori gives a right-wing perspective on the events that led him to believe that the murder of the guiltless Dreyfus was the correct and only action.   Louis Gregori: Mark Heap Dominique: Kathryn Hunt Arnaud: Graeme Hawley Emile Zola:...
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Roald Dahl: Boy Patrick Malahide provides the voice of Dahl in a colourful adaptation by Lucy Catherine. A full dramatisation of tales from his own childhood. Sometimes magical, sometimes grotesque but always true, Dahl's boyhood stories are as remarkable as the acclaimed fiction he would go on to write as an adult. "An autobiography is a book a person writes about his own life. It is usually full of all sorts of boring details. This is not an autobiography.” The story...
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September in the Rain By John Godber Jack and Liz are in Blackpool for one last time. John Godber's classic stage play tells the touching and funny story of a marriage through a lifetime of holidays together. Liz: Jane Godber Jack: John Godber Directed by Toby Swift Saturday Drama First broadcast:  Sat 3rd Sep 2011 14:30 on BBC Radio 4 FM
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Tolkien in Love Based on real events and written by Sean Grundy.   Starring Will Merrick (Skins, The Rack Pack) as Ronald and Claudia Jessie (Line Of Duty, Their Finest) as Edith. John Ronald Reuel Tolkien and Edith Mary Bratt first met in 1908. They were both orphans living in a boarding house in Birmingham. Despite the difference in their ages and religions - she was 19 and Protestant, he was 16 and Catholic - they fell in love. When Ronald's guardian, Father Francis Xavier Morgan, found...
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Unmade Movies:   Arthur Miller’s The Hook The world broadcast premiere of Arthur Miller’s unproduced screenplay tells the story of a 1950s Brooklyn longshoreman who is fired for standing up to his corrupt union boss, but decides to fight back by standing for union president. 1951. The Brooklyn Docks. Dawn. Hundreds of longshoreman queue in line to see if they’re going to be given a counter and picked for work in that day’s gang. It’s dangerous work, but with a hierarchy of corrupt...
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Talking To Zeus By Don Shaw Inspired by the book Talking To Zeus, by Jane Shaw; Greek, green, fresh and vivid, this is based on a true story set in the world renowned environmental gardens called Helikion.   Perched on a steep hillside, thirty miles from Athens, Jane starts work as an intern in the Gardens which are managed by the elderly, feisty, eccentric, garden fanatic Joy. Helikion is at the forefront of the battle against global warming. World scientists come to observe and take note....
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Terence Rattigan Festival 'THE BROWNING VERSION' Mon 30th Sep 1957, 21:30 on BBC Home Service Basic Starring Sir John Gielgud and Angela Baddeley, CBE. Adapted by Cynthia Pughe Produced by Norman Wright Teacher Andrew Crocker-Harris is on the verge of retirement - and a divorce. But he has a shot at trying to redeem his dignity when a young schoolboy gives him an unexpected parting gift... Andrew Crocker-Harris ...... John Gielgud Millie Crocker-Harris ...... Angela Baddeley Frank Hunter .........
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White Christmas  By Teddy Weatherford  And The All Start Swing Band Teddy Weatherford  (October 11, 1903 − April 25, 1945) was an American jazz pianist and an accomplished stride pianist. One of the first jazz musicians ever to perform in India, ca. 1937... http://shanghaisojourns.net/shanghais-dancing-world/2018/6/26/its-all-about-teddy-the-master-text-on-teddy-weatherford-asias-great-jazz-ambassador https://www.cairn-int.info/article-E_LHOM_202_0169--swingin-india.htm
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An Indescribable Beauty A young German writes letters home to his mother after immigrating to Wellington in 1859. Wellington, 1859, and a young German immigrant called Friedrich August Krull writes a series of letters home to his mother about his new life in a far-flung country. More than century later, those letters have been collected in a new book An Indescribable Beauty, published by Awa Press. The letters capture a country on the cusp of change, and describe a New Zealand we would...
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Munchausen Alistair McGowan stars as Baron Munchausen and all the other 43 characters in David Spicer's comic drama about truth, lies and credibility, bringing the exploits of the legendary Lord of Lies right up to date. Characters from history and fiction collide in a drama featuring radio's largest cast of characters but smallest acting company of the year. The original stories, The Surprising Adventures of Baron Munchausen, were the inventions of thief, swindler and satirist, Rudolph Raspe,...
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Agatha Christie - Endless Night Joy Wilkinson's adaptation This psychological thriller concerns the murderous ambitions of a young adventurer, Michael. His dream is to build a magnificent house in the English countryside - but that requires money. Luckily he meets a beautiful heiress. Starring Jonathan Forbes as Mike, Lizzy Watts as Ellie, Sarah Stewart as Greta, Victoria Lennox as Mrs Lee, Chris Pavlo as Mr Constantine, John Rowe as Philpott, Joseph Tremain as Young Mike, Dan Starkey as...
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Agatha Christie's Death in the Clouds Dramatised by Michael Bakewell. It is 1935 and Hercule Poirot's horror of flying is compounded when a fellow passenger on a cross-channel aeroplane is found murdered. Poirot: John Moffatt Lady Horbury: Carolyn Jones Chief Insp Japp: Philip Jackson Fournier: Geoffrey Whitehead Daniel: Murray Melvin Jane: Teresa Gallagher Norman: Ben Crowe Jean: Andrew Harrison Dr Bryant: Bruce Purchase Elise: Liza Sadovy Anne: Priyanga Elan Steward/Clerk: Stephen Critchlow...
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Classic Serial: Don't Look Now Sun 9th Dec 2001, 15:00 on BBC Radio 4 FM Daphne Du Maurier's chilling tale, dramatised in one episode by Ronald Frame. John and Laura Bennett are on holiday in Venice, trying to get over the tragic death of their daughter. They seem to be succeeding, until a blind psychic starts relaying messages to them. Director: Patrick Rayner Laura Bennett: Anna Chancellor John Bennett: Michael Feast Policeman: Sean Baker Waiter: Ewan Bailey Sister: Colette O'Neil Eilidh:...
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The Magician's Daughter Comic drama, by Adam Beeson During revolutionary turmoil in 19th-century Europe a celebrated magician is shot on stage.   With his dying breath he passes on the secrets of his act to his daughter.   Fearing the unwanted attentions of jealous rivals, she disappears. Kronos: James Bryce Great Visado: Paul Young Katya: Lucy Paterson Richardson: Richard Conlon Cameron: Nick Underwood Chisnok: Mark McDonnell Zontik: Simon Donaldson Producer/ director: Bruce Young Afternoon...
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Frankie Goes to Flensburg By Jennifer Howarth, based on a true story.   In the spring of 1945, as the war in Europe was ending, Frank Howarth, a Major in the Royal Artillery and a lawyer in civilian life, was taken out of the frontline of the invading Allied army in Holland and sent with two other soldiers to Flensburg in Northern Germany. Their task was to set up a civilian administration - but what they found there was truly surprising. Starring Paul Popplewell and Sam Troughton, this is a...
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Rock Meets Bone Rock Meets Bone was a 30-minute radio program that aired on CKDU from September-December 1989. It focused on Nova Scotian grassroots arts and culture through its features on people and subjects including Philip Glass, Gaelic song, and storytelling. The show was created by writer Danny Blouin and director Brian Guns with the assistance of the Naropa Institute of Canada. It was produced by Denny Blouin, Sam Bercholz and Brian Guns, who also voiced the narration. The program's...
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Talk to Me: HP Lovecraft The strangest story of all HP Lovecraft's 'weird tales' isn't fiction at all: it's true. It concerns his marriage to Sonia Greene, a successful businesswoman whose family had fled Ukraine to make a life in the USA. The story is revealed through interviews with Lovecraft and his friends and family by producer Mary Ward-Lowery. Howard Phillips Lovecraft's horror fiction has achieved cult status in recent decades, but was admired only by a small circle of friends in his...
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Afternoon Drama: Stannie and Jim First broadcast: Wed 11th Aug 2010, 14:15 on BBC Radio 4 FM By Simon Littlefield Trieste 1914.   A fictional romance is woven round a comic re-imagining of James Joyce's relationship with his brother Stanislaus as they fight, write and prepare for war. Stannie - Andrew Scott James - Aidan Mcardle Beatrice - Alison Pettit Nora - Tessa Nicholson Baron Ralli - Michael Shelford Captain - David Seddon Dr Silvestri - Sam Dale Irredentist - Tony Bell Director -...
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CBC MAIGRET 5 The Reluctant Witness Based on the novels of   Georges Simenon Program Guide: pdf Starring Budd Knapp as Maigret CBC Stage - 1974-1977 - From Toronto Adapted by Frederick Spoerly Directed by Peter Donkin Saturdays, CBC-AM, 55-60 minutes Georges Simenon (1903-1989) was born in Liège, Belgium. He is best known in the English-speaking world as the author of the Inspector Maigret books. His prolific output of more than four hundred novels and short stories has made him a household...
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Man in His Time   The sci-fi master Brian Aldiss's award-winning story about space travel and how it affects life back home is adapted for radio to celebrate his 80th birthday, and is introduced by Aldiss himself. An interplanetary astronaut, who upon return home is flummoxed to discover that he experiences everything around him on Earth as 3.3077 minutes into everyone else’s future. 1 The hazards of space travel and its impact back home.   2 As the lone survivor of a Mars mission returns...
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Dover and the Smoking Gun By Paul Mendelson (An original story based on characters created by Joyce Porter) A new adventure for Chief Inspector Dover, Scotland Yard's most unwanted man - and his long-suffering 'gofer', Sergeant MacGregor. MacGregor takes leave to return to Glasgow for the funeral of an old flame. But was her death a tragic accident or foul play? Reluctant to leave London as usual, Dover heads north to help his grief-stricken colleague find out the truth. Chief Inspector Wilfred...
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RANDY BACHMAN'S VINYL TAP is two hours of music and stories from one of Canada's musical legends. Randy Bachman has been an integral part of Canada's music scene for more than 40 years as part of The Guess Who, Bachman Turner Overdrive and as a solo artist. On VINYL TAP, Bachman spins his favourite tunes and shares stories from his life on the road and in the studio. Program Guide: pdf
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Lulu's Back In Town By Danny McCahon It's 1969 and Glasgow singer Lulu is making her mark on television with her own series complete with guest stars from the world of music and variety. Meanwhile she's also working hard in the recording studio but the hits are harder to come by. Lulu cares passionately about music and is torn between being expected to record lightweight pop songs and the more soulful music she would prefer to work on. On a personal level life is also changing: she's just met...
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Margaret Visser's Christmas CBC Radio Rewind 22-12-16 The Christmas tree, mistletoe, the fireplace, giving gifts: they're all well known symbols of Christmas. But they haven't always been part of the Christmas tradition. The origins of some of these symbols might surprise you. Margaret Visser is a cultural anthropologist. For many years she was a guest on CBC Radio, pulling back the curtain on the origins of everyday things to expose how everything from salt to having a bath to how...
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A documentary about the Anglo-American novelist and screenwriter Raymond Chandler who died in 1959. Chandler had a huge influence on the style of the modern detective story. His protagonist, Philip Marlowe, is considered synonymous with the 'private detective' and was played on screen by Humphrey Bogart. First broadcast 4th March 1991. An Irish radio documentary from RTÉ Radio 1, Ireland  Written and presented by Bill Long. Produced by Padraic O'Neill.
Topics: Old Yellow Gloves, Raymond Chandler, documentary