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Old Time Radio
Jun 15, 2022 SANWAL
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Go Down in Darkness A thriller by Rod Beacham 'Just about the last time I saw Sue before she vanished, she said something very odd ... she said that when she was 25 something terrible was going to happen to her. I didn't really take her seriously .. -. but the night before last, this dream ... she was standing in front of me, staring at me and just repeating it over and over again:   "Something terrible is going to happen. Something terrible is going to happen".'   Matt: Steve...
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Topics: Go Down In Darkness, By Rod Beacham, Radio Drama
Old Time Radio
Jun 15, 2022 SW
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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,...
Topics: David Spicer, Munchausen, Radio Drama
Old Time Radio
Jun 15, 2022 Drama On One RTÉ Radio 1
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James Joyce - Dubliners   15 Dubliners - The Dead The fifteenth story in James Joyce’s Dubliners. Gabriel Conroy attends a party, and later, as he speaks with his wife, has an epiphany about the nature of life and death. At 15–16,000 words this story has also been classified as a novella. ————————- James Joyce’s Dubliners is a vivid and unflinching portrait of “dear dirty Dublin” at the turn of the twentieth century. These fifteen stories, including such...
Topics: James Joyce, Dubliners, 15 The Dead, Radio Drama
Old Time Radio
Jun 14, 2022 SW
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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...
Topics: Endless Night, By Agatha Christie, psychological thriller, Radio Drama
Old Time Radio
Jun 14, 2022 SW
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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
Old Time Radio
Jun 14, 2022 Drama On One  RTÉ Radio 1
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James Joyce - Dubliners   14 Grace This is the fourteenth story in James Joyce's Dubliners. After Mr. Kernan injures himself falling down the stairs in a bar, his friends try to reform him through Catholicism. ————————- This work of art reflects life in Ireland at the turn of the last century, and by rejecting euphemism, reveals to the Irish their unromantic realities. Each of the 15 stories offers glimpses into the lives of ordinary Dubliners, and collectively they paint a...
Topics: James Joyce, Dubliners, 14 Grace, Radio Drama
Old Time Radio
Jun 13, 2022 SW
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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...
Topics: Sean Grundy, Tolkien In Love, Radio Drama
Old Time Radio
Jun 13, 2022 Drama On One RTÉ Radio 1
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James Joyce - Dubliners   13 A Mother This is the thirteenth story in James Joyce's Dubliners. Mrs Kearney tries to win a place of pride for her daughter, Kathleen, in the Irish cultural movement, by starring her in a series of concerts, but ultimately fails. ————————- This work of art reflects life in Ireland at the turn of the last century, and by rejecting euphemism, reveals to the Irish their unromantic realities. Each of the 15 stories offers glimpses into the lives of...
Topics: James Joyce, Dubliners, 13 A Mother, Radio Drama
Old Time Radio
Jun 12, 2022 SANWAL
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Arabian Afternoons Inspired by The Arabian Nights Stars Sirine Saba as Shahrazad Episode 1:   The Casper Logue Affair By Sebastian Baczkiewicz   Diplomat Bob Goldacre has lost sight of an American businessman in Baghdad.   Shahrayar: Kevork Malikyan Aseera: Betsabeh Emran Rahim: Sargon Yelda Goldacre: Trevor White Hammond: Bruce Alexander Casper: Nathan Osgood Kindermann: Rufus Wright Carlton: John Biggins Charlene: Alison Pettit Director: Abigail le Fleming Producer: Abigail le Fleming...
Topics: Arabian Afternoons Inspired, by The Arabian Nights
Old Time Radio
Jun 12, 2022 World Service
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By Joanne Gutknecht Judy and Arnold can’t stop fighting, even though it’s affecting their teenage son Daniel badly. Daniel has learning difficulties and the tensions between his parents are tearing him apart.   Set in the 1990s in a rural community engulfed by a forest fire, the play explores a marriage in disintegration. DANIEL……………… Rupert Simonian JUDY………………... Jennifer Woodward ARNOLD……………. Trevor White GRANDMA…………. Liza Ross...
Topics: Playing With Fire. By Joanne Gutknecht, Radio Drama
Old Time Radio
Jun 12, 2022 World Service
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The Day Dad Stole a Bus by Péricles Silveira Nayara’s Dad wants her to see her Grandmother’s house in Bento Rodrigues, Brazil, years after a dam disaster destroyed the village.   But why has he stolen a bus to take her there? And why do things keep disappearing?   Cast Dad ….. Stephen Tompkinson Nayara ….. Wunmi Mosaku Josef Sudek ….. Matthew Marsh Mr Augusto ….. Peter Hamilton Dyer Ze Ribeiro ….. Don Gilet Mum ….. Alison Belbin Young Julio ….. Kai O’Loughlin Original...
Topics: The Day Dad Stole A Bus, By Péricles Silveira, Radio Drama
Old Time Radio
Jun 12, 2022 World Service
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A Broken Heart in a Warzone By Aziz H In this dark comedy set in an unnamed warzone, two thieves have come up with an audacious plan to use the bombing raids for their own ends. All is going well, until an adulterous domestic drama – and a wild animal – threaten their complacency. CAST: Dalia - Sirine Saba Rami - Paul Chahidi Khalid - Waleed El Gardi Ali/Old Man - Nabil Elouahabi Hatem - Omar Malik Samier/Presenter - Adam El Hagar Soldier/Boy - Alexander Devrient Producer/director: Marion...
Topics: A Broken Heart In A Warzone, By Aziz H., Dark Comedy, Radio Drama
Old Time Radio
Jun 12, 2022 SANWAL
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The Taste of Proof Adapted from his book by Bill Knox 'No fingerprints around, Frank. Everything wiped... except one thing. The cap of a whisky bottle we found in the waste-basket... a bottle that had been in the manager's cupboard. That bottle cap had one fingerprint. Yours.'   Chief Insp Thane: Paul Kermack Insp Moss: Robert Trotter Frank Humble: Arthur Boland PC Beech: Michael Bruce Sgt MacLeod: Robert Docherty Mary Thane: Mary Riggans Doc Williams: Michael Elder Dan Laurence: Willy Joss...
Topics: The Taste Of Proof, By Bill Knox, Radio Drama
Old Time Radio
Jun 12, 2022 SW
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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...
Topics: Frankie Goes to Flensburg, By Jennifer Howarth Radio Drama
Old Time Radio
Jun 12, 2022 Drama On One RTÉ Radio 1
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James Joyce - Dubliners   12 Ivy Day In The Committee Room This is the twelfth story in James Joyce's Dubliners. Minor politicians fail to live up to the memory of Charles Stewart Parnell. ————————- This work of art reflects life in Ireland at the turn of the last century, and by rejecting euphemism, reveals to the Irish their unromantic realities. Each of the 15 stories offers glimpses into the lives of ordinary Dubliners, and collectively they paint a portrait of a nation....
Topics: James Joyce - Dubliners, 12 Ivy Day In The Committee Room, Radio Drama
Old Time Radio
Jun 11, 2022 SW
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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
Old Time Radio
Jun 11, 2022 SANWAL
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When We Are Married J.B. Priestley's classic comedy about three couples who receive a rude shock in the midst of their joint silver wedding celebrations. Albert Parker: Alun Armstrong Annie Parker: Gwen Taylor Herbert Soppitt: Alan Bennett Clara Soppitt: Brenda Blethyn Joe Helliwell: Michael Jayston Maria Helliwell: Nicola Pagett Mrs Northrop: Elizabeth Spriggs With: Polly James, Cathryn Bradshaw, Peter Woodthorpe, Timothy Watson, Deborah Berlin,   Paul Panting and James Taylor Music: Stuart...
Topics: When We Are Married, By J.B. Priestley, Classic Comedy, Radio Drama
Old Time Radio
Jun 11, 2022 SW
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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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Topics: Everybody's Got Conditions, By Sarah Wooley, Radio Drama
Old Time Radio
Jun 11, 2022 Drama On One RTÉ Radio 1
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James Joyce - Dubliners   11 A Painful Case The eleventh story in James Joyce's Dubliners. Mr Duffy rebuffs Mrs Sinico, then, four years later, realises that he has condemned her to loneliness and death. ————————- This work of art reflects life in Ireland at the turn of the last century, and by rejecting euphemism, reveals to the Irish their unromantic realities. Each of the 15 stories offers glimpses into the lives of ordinary Dubliners, and collectively they paint a portrait...
Topics: James Joyce, Dubliners 11 A Painful Case, Radio Drama
Old Time Radio
Jun 10, 2022 SW
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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 –...
Topics: Unmade Movies, Harold Pinter's, The Dreaming Child, Radio Drama
Old Time Radio
Jun 10, 2022 SANWAL
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Roses Have Thorns by Ivor Wilson Frank Carter is taking early retirement from teaching. In theory, he's glad to go; in practice, he was good and very popular and he liked being both. Carter: Geoffrey Banks Dixon: Robin Bowerman Head: Neville Barber Hilary: Jane Hazelgrove Topliss: Simon Bleackley John: Colin Meredith Brown: Keith Clifford Kath Carter: Ann Rye McEwan: Malcolm Raeburn Chairman: John Jardine Philip: Simon Carter Maureen: Judith Barker Robert: Nicholas Fry Janet: Judy Holt Directed...
Topics: Roses Have Thorns, By Ivor Wilson, Radio Drama
Old Time Radio
Jun 10, 2022 SW
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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...
Topics: Redacted, By Hugh Costello, Radio Drama
Old Time Radio
Jun 10, 2022 Drama On One RTÉ Radio 1
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James Joyce - Dubliners   10 Dubliners - Clay The tenth story in James Joyce's Dubliners. The spinster Maria, a laundress, celebrates Halloween with her former foster child Joe Donnelly and his family. ————————- This work of art reflects life in Ireland at the turn of the last century, and by rejecting euphemism, reveals to the Irish their unromantic realities. Each of the 15 stories offers glimpses into the lives of ordinary Dubliners, and collectively they paint a portrait of...
Topics: James Joyce, Dubliners, 10 - Clay, Radio Dramaz
Old Time Radio
Jun 9, 2022 SANWAL
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Rough Cider In Peter Lovesey's thriller set in the 60's, a lecturer is forced to re-live his childhood memories of a gruesome murder. Did he contribute to a miscarriage of justice? Dramatised by Michael Z Lewin Theo: Rob Edwards Alice: Briony Glassco Mr Lockwood: Neville Jason Mrs Lockwood: Tina Gray Barbara: Oona Beeson Harry: Peter Whitman Duke: David Jarvis Bernard: Malcolm Ward Sally: Frances Jeater Voss: Don McCorkindale Danny: Lyndam Gregory Dr Ott: Gavin Muir Young Theo:   William...
Topics: Rough Cider, By Peter Lovesey, Thriller, Radio Drama
Old Time Radio
Jun 9, 2022 SW
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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:...
Topics: Somewhere In England. By Caryl Phillips, Radio Drama
Old Time Radio
Jun 9, 2022 Drama On One RTÉ Radio 1
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James Joyce - Dubliners   09 Dubliners - Counterparts The ninth story in James Joyce's Dubliners. Farrington, a lumbering alcoholic scrivener, takes out his frustration in pubs and on his son Tom. ——————————— This work of art reflects life in Ireland at the turn of the last century, and by rejecting euphemism, reveals to the Irish their unromantic realities. Each of the 15 stories offers glimpses into the lives of ordinary Dubliners, and collectively they paint a portrait...
Topics: James Joyce, Dubliners, 09 - Counterparts, Radio Drama
Old Time Radio
Jun 8, 2022 SW
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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...
Topics: Unmade Movies, Harold Pinters, Victory, Radio Drama
Old Time Radio
Jun 8, 2022 SANWAL
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Staying Still Mike Walker's thriller is set on a remote Scottish island and in the Brazilian rainforest. When Jack Lowell is not busy organising survival courses for unhealthy executives, he is living with an Amazon tribe. Then his wife and daughter are killed in a motorway accident. Unhinged, Jack applies tribal law to a party of executives. Jack: Nigel Anthony Kirstie: Hilary MacLean Murdo: Bob Docherty Tommy: David Bannerman J: Pavel Douglas Justine: Patricia Gallimore Lizzie: Deborah Berlin...
Topics: Staying Still By Mike Walker, Thriller, Radio Drama
Old Time Radio
Jun 8, 2022 SANWAL
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Journey to the Centre of the Earth Jules Verne's classic adventure, dramatised by Steve Walker Lidenbrok, a Hamburg geologist, decodes runes which tell of a passage to the centre of the Earth.   Axel: Nathaniel Parker Prof Lidenbrok: Nicholas Le Prevost Rosemarie McNab: Kristin Milward Hans/Student: Oliver Senton Grauben: Deborah Berlin Martha: Eva Stuart With Peter Yapp, Michael Tudor-Barnes and Joshua Towb Director Eoin O'Callaghan  Saturday-Night Theatre:   Sat 9th Dec 1995...
Topics: Journey To The Centre Of The Earth, By Jules Verne, Sci-Fi, Adventure
Old Time Radio
Jun 8, 2022 SW
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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...
Topics: Unmade Movies, Orson Welles, Heart Of Darkness, Radio Drama
Old Time Radio
Jun 8, 2022 SW
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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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Topics: Lulu's Back In Town, By Danny McCahon, Radio Drama
Old Time Radio
Jun 8, 2022 Drama On One RTÉ Radio 1
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James Joyce - Dubliners   08 Dubliners - A Little Cloud The eighth story in James Joyce's Dubliners.  Little  Chandler's dinner with his old friend Ignatius Gallaher casts fresh light on his own failed literary dreams. The story also reflects on Chandler's mood upon realising that his baby son has replaced him as the centre of his wife's affections. ——————————— This work of art reflects life in Ireland at the turn of the last century, and by rejecting euphemism, reveals...
Topics: James Joyce, Dubliners, 08 Dubliners - A Little Cloud, Radio Drama
Old Time Radio
Jun 7, 2022
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A Streetcar Named Desire In Tennessee Williams's masterpiece set in New Orleans, Blanche Dubois’s tender feelings are destroyed by Stanley Kowalski's brutal desire as they battle for the control of those close to them. Blanche: Glenne Headly Stanley: Vincent D'Onofrio Stella: Amy Brenneman Mitch: David Selby Steve: Fred Coffin Eunice: Rondi Reed Pablo: Armondo Molina Doctor: Jamie Hanes Matron: Lyvingston Holmes Music by John Roby. Director Martin Jenkins Sunday Play: A Streetcar Named Desire...
Topics: A Streetcar Named Desire, By Tennessee Williams, Radio Drama
Old Time Radio
Jun 7, 2022 SW
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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...
Topics: Death Of A Cosmonaut, By James Fritz, Radio Drama
Old Time Radio
Jun 7, 2022 Drama On One RTÉ Radio 1
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James Joyce - Dubliners   07 Dubliners - The Boarding House The seventh story in James Joyce's Dubliners.  Mrs  Mooney successfully manoeuvres her daughter Polly into an upwardly mobile marriage with her lodger Mr Doran. ——————————— This work of art reflects life in Ireland at the turn of the last century, and by rejecting euphemism, reveals to the Irish their unromantic realities. Each of the 15 stories offers glimpses into the lives of ordinary Dubliners, and...
Topics: James Joyce, Dubliners, 07 Dubliners - The Boarding House, Radio Drama
Old Time Radio
Jun 6, 2022 SW
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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
Old Time Radio
Jun 6, 2022 SANWAL
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Galbraith and the Midas Touch A thriller serial in six episodes By Robert Barr Episode1: Watch the Birdie A photograph circling the heads of three people at a party on a lawn sparks a fresh mystery for veteran detective. Bill Galbraith …. Bernard Hepton Tommy Evans …. Richard Davies Finch …. Garard Green Sailor …. Kevork Malikyan Tully …. Clive Merrison Bavister …. Eric Richard Mrs Palmer …. Margery Withers First broadcast:  Tue 4th Oct 1977 11:05 on BBC Radio 4 FM medium...
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Old Time Radio
Jun 6, 2022 SW
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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...
Topics: Unmade Movies, The Hook, By Arthur Miller, Radio Drama
Old Time Radio
Jun 6, 2022 SW
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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
Old Time Radio
Jun 6, 2022 Drama On One RTÉ Radio 1
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James Joyce - Dubliners   06 Dubliners - Two Gallants The sixth story in James Joyce's Dubliners. Two con men, Lenehan and Corley, find a maid who is willing to steal from her employer. ——————————— This work of art reflects life in Ireland at the turn of the last century, and by rejecting euphemism, reveals to the Irish their unromantic realities. Each of the 15 stories offers glimpses into the lives of ordinary Dubliners, and collectively they paint a portrait of a...
Topics: James Joyce, Dubliners, 06 Dubliners, Two Gallants, Radio Drama
Old Time Radio
Jun 5, 2022 SANWAL
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The Seagull by Anton Chekhov A version by Thomas Kilroy   Chekhov's classic play is transposed to the West of Ireland in 1896. Social unrest and a crumbling society form the background to personal turmoil as Isobel Desmond, great actress of the London stage, returns to her Irish estate and a family trapped in a complex and vicious circle. Isobel Desmon: Anna Massey Aston: Alan Rickman Constantine: Dominic Guard Lily: Fiona Victory DrHickey: T.P. McKenna Pauline: Kate Binchy Peter: Alan...
Topics: The Seagull, By Anton Chekhov, Radio Drama
Old Time Radio
Jun 5, 2022 SW
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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,...
Topics: Unmade Movies, Hitchcock's, The Blind Man, Radio Drama
Old Time Radio
Jun 5, 2022 Drama On One RTÉ Radio 1
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James Joyce - Dubliners   05/15 Dubliners - After The Race The fifth story in James Joyce's Dubliners.  College  student Jimmy Doyle tries to fit in with his wealthy friends. ——————————— This work of art reflects life in Ireland at the turn of the last century, and by rejecting euphemism, reveals to the Irish their unromantic realities. Each of the 15 stories offers glimpses into the lives of ordinary Dubliners, and collectively they paint a portrait of a nation. James...
Topics: James Joyce, Dubliners 05Dubliners, After The Race, Radio Drama
Old Time Radio
Jun 4, 2022 SW
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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
Old Time Radio
Jun 4, 2022
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Wagner's Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg Sir Antonio Pappano conducts Wagner's epic comedy. Walther wants to marry Eva, but is only allowed do so if he wins the song contest held by the local guild of mastersingers. His self-taught method of song-writing breaks all the complicated rules, but fortunately the wise Hans Sachs is on hand to offer advice on both song-writing and love. Bryn Terfel sings the central role of Hans Sachs. Gwyn Hughes Jones is Walther, and Rachel Willis Sorensen is Eva....
Topics: Wagner, Die Meistersinger Von Nürnberg, Opera
Old Time Radio
Jun 4, 2022 SW
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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:...
Topics: A Day By The Sea, By N..C. Hunter, Radio Drama
Old Time Radio
Jun 4, 2022 SW
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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...
Topics: Dover And The Smoking Gun, Radio Drama
Old Time Radio
Jun 4, 2022 Drama On One RTÉ Radio 1
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James Joyce - Dubliners   04/15 Dubliners - Eveline The fourth story in James Joyce's Dubliners. A young woman weighs her decision to flee Ireland with a sailor. ——————————— This work of art reflects life in Ireland at the turn of the last century, and by rejecting euphemism, reveals to the Irish their unromantic realities. Each of the 15 stories offers glimpses into the lives of ordinary Dubliners, and collectively they paint a portrait of a nation. James...
Topics: James Joyce, Dubliners, 04 Dubliners - Eveline, Radio Drama
Old Time Radio
Jun 3, 2022 BBC World Service
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U.Me: The Musical An international love story staged for radio, U.Me: The Musical tells the story of two young people on opposite sides of the world who meet online and make a true connection during the Coronavirus pandemic. Having moved to London to start a new job just as everything in her world stops, Rose (Anoushka Lucas) meets Ryo (Martin Sarreal) across a crowded video conference at work. He's a Japanese-American living in Kyoto experiencing a quarter-life crisis and is starting out...
Topics: The Live Event, U.Me The Musical, Radio Musical
Old Time Radio
Jun 3, 2022 SANWAL
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My Cousin Rachel An adaptation of Daphne du Maurier's romantic thriller, dramatised by Bryony Lavery, starring Francesca Annis and Adam Godley. Rachel is the beautiful Countess Sangaletti, who marries Ambrose in Italy. His letters home to his cousin Philip hint that he is being poisoned, but when Rachel comes to England, Philip is torn between love and suspicion. Rachel: Francesca Annis Philip: Adam Godley Ambrose: Philip Voss Kendall: Terence Edmond Rainaldi: Malcolm Ward Louise: Oona Beeson...
Topics: My Cousin Rachel, By Daphne Du Maurier, Radio Drama
Old Time Radio
Jun 3, 2022 SW
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Rock and Doris and Elizabeth On the 15th July 1985, Rock Hudson appeared at a press call on the first day of filming for the TV show Doris Day's Best Friends as a favour to his old friend. His ravaged appearance shocked the world. At the same time another old friend, Elizabeth Taylor, was beginning a crusade to raise awareness of the little-understood AIDS. Tracy Ann Oberman's play is inspired by these events, imagining how they might have played out and exploring the relationships between...
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Old Time Radio
Jun 3, 2022 Drama On One RTÉ Radio 1
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James Joyce - Dubliners   03/15 Dubliners - Araby The third story in James Joyce's Dubliners. A boy falls in love with the sister of his friend, but fails in his quest to buy her a worthy gift from the Araby bazaar. ——————————— This work of art reflects life in Ireland at the turn of the last century, and by rejecting euphemism, reveals to the Irish their unromantic realities. Each of the 15 stories offers glimpses into the lives of ordinary Dubliners, and collectively...
Topics: James Joyce, Dubliners, 03 Dubliners, Araby, Radio Drama
Old Time Radio
Jun 2, 2022 SW
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F. Scott Fitzgerald:   The Lost Stories (Omnibus) A selection of stories taken from a collection of previously unpublished work by F Scott Fitzgerald, I'd Die For You: and Other Lost Stories. 01 Introduction & Thank You for the Light Read by Laurel Lefkow and Karen Bartke 02 The Couple Finn Den Hertog reads a previously unpublished tale about the disintegration of a young marriage.   03 Salute to Lucy and Elsie Stuart Milligan reads a previously unpublished story about honour, morals...
Topics: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Lost Stories Omnibus
Old Time Radio
Jun 2, 2022 SANWAL
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Unnatural Death The novel by Dorothy L. Sayers dramatised for radio by David Geary. With Hugh Burden as Lord Peter Wimsey and Clifford Norgate as Det-Insp Charles Parker. PARKER: Look, two doctors examined that body - one with close knowledge of the deceased, the other entirely independent. They found nothing. WIMSEY: As would 99 doctors out of 100. The 100th might be looking for something the others weren't. PARKER: But looking for what? Clifford Norgate: Det-Insp Charles Parker Dr Carr: John...
Topics: Unnatural Death, By Dorothy L. Sayers, Radio Drama
Old Time Radio
Jun 2, 2022 SW
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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
Old Time Radio
Jun 2, 2022 Drama On One  RTÉ Radio 1
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James Joyce - Dubliners   02/15 Dubliners - An Encounter The second story in James Joyce's Dubliners. Two schoolboys playing truant encounter a perverted, middle-aged man. ——————————— This work of art reflects life in Ireland at the turn of the last century, and by rejecting euphemism, reveals to the Irish their unromantic realities. Each of the 15 stories offers glimpses into the lives of ordinary Dubliners, and collectively they paint a portrait of a nation. James...
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Jun 1, 2022 SANWAL
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Last Seen Wearing Colin Dexter's Inspector Morse is reluctant to take over an old missing persons case from a dead colleague, but murder is Morse's speciality and the case soon has complications. Dramatised by: Guy Meredith Inspector Morse: John Shrapnel Sergeant Lewis: Robert Glenister Chief Supt Strange: John Hartley Mrs Ainley: Auriol Smith Donald Phillipson: Miles Anderson Sheila Phillipson: Melinda Walker Gwen Taylor: Frances Jeater George Taylor: Donald Sumpter Reginald Baines: Terence...
Topics: Last Seen Wearing, By Colin Dexter, 1994, Radio Drama
Old Time Radio
Jun 1, 2022 SW
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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...
Topics: Adam Beeson, The Magician's Daughter, Comic Drama, Radio Drama
Old Time Radio
Jun 1, 2022 Drama On One RTÉ Radio 1
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James Joyce - Dubliners   01/15   The Sisters The opening story in James Joyce's Dubliners. After the priest Father Flynn dies, a young boy who was close to him and his family, deals with his death superficially. ——————————— This work of art reflects life in Ireland at the turn of the last century, and by rejecting euphemism, reveals to the Irish their unromantic realities. Each of the 15 stories offers glimpses into the lives of ordinary Dubliners, and collectively they...
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May 31, 2022 SANWAL
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RTÉ Drama On One: From 1 June - 2022 James Joyce's masterpiece Dubliners in its entirety.   The fifteen short tales that comprise Joyce's panoramic vision of the capital and its denizens. Program info pdf
Topics: James Joyce, Dubliners, Begins, 1 June 2022, pdf
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May 31, 2022 SW
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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...
Topics: Agatha Christie, Death In The Clouds, Hercule Poirot, Radio Drama
Old Time Radio
May 31, 2022 Drama On One  RTÉ Radio 1
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After Life By John Boorman After a hasty dispatch to the next world, Joe Devlin, Brendan Gogarty and their respective wives, Áine and Hilary, find themselves floating in very illustrious company in the hereafter. CAST Conor....... Laurence Kinlan Gerry ...........Brian Gleeson Brendan .. Stephen Rea Áine ........... Angeline Ball Jo ............... Brendan Gleeson Hilary ..... Susan Fitzgerald Angel ...... Saoirse Ronan Shakespeare ... Nick Dunning Churchill ..... Brendan Gleeson Kant...
Topics: After Life. By John Boorman, Radio Drama
Old Time Radio
May 31, 2022 SANWAL
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Protection By John Wainwright 'This isn't Chicago, in the mid-thirties! It isn't even London! A Northern provincial city in 1968. That's all. The Capone era's dead and buried - and it isn't having the kiss of life on my patch!’ Yorkshire, 1968. The protection racket. The Mutual Trust and Accident Prevention Insurance Society; Southerners as criminals. Det. Chief Supt. Lewis: David Mahlowe Div. Supt. Collins: Bob Grant Det-Insp. Raff: Roger Rowland Romney: Douglas Fielding Darkie Hall: Frank...
Topics: Protection, By John Wainwright, Radio Drama
Old Time Radio
May 31, 2022
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Bell, Book and Candle By John van Druten Adapted and directed by Ned Chaillet Bewitched and bewildered, Anthony Henderson wanders into the Christmas cauldron of a Knightsbridge witches' coven just when Gillian Holroyd decides that she wants a new man in her life.   With Michael N Harbour, Twiglet, Midge and Bonaparte.  Gillian Holroyd: Beatie Edney Anthony Henderson: Stephen Moore Miss Holroyd: Ann Beach Nicholas Holroyd: Nicholas Boulton Music By: Mia Soteriou Clarinet Merlin Shepherd...
Topics: John Van Druten, Bell, Book And Candle, 1997, Radio Drama
Old Time Radio
May 30, 2022 SANWAL
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The Serpent's Back Ian Rankin's play is set in the seething Old Town of Edinburgh in 1794, where the resourceful if low-born Mr Cullender, a caddie and manservant, goes in search of a double murderer.   Mr Cullender ‘Cully': Alexander Morton Gisborne: Richard Greenwood Lady: Wendy Seager Mr Mack: Norman MacLean Walter Scott: Tom Smith Comte: Kern Falconer Deacon Brodie/Fordyce: Paul Young Braxfield: Michael Elder Urquhart: Liam Brennan. Lucky Aird: Sheila Donald Ballantyne: Steven McNicoll...
Topics: The Serpent's Back, By Ian Rankin, in search of a double murderer, Radio Drama
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May 30, 2022
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Paul and Yolande On the Cote d'Azur in the 1950s a penniless upper-class woman cannot forget the man she could never marry. Linda Grant's play dramatises what may have happened to Yolande Jackson after the end of her relationship with Paul Robeson. Yolande: Deborah Findlay Paul: Colin McFarlane Mr Jackson: David Codings Peggy: Jenny Funnell Prince: Andrew Branch Director Celia de Wolff Afternoon Play:   Tue 10th Oct 2006 14:15 on BBC Radio 4 FM
Topics: Paul And Yolande, By Linda Grant, Radio Drama
Old Time Radio
May 30, 2022 SW
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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...
Old Time Radio
May 30, 2022 SANWAL
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Lights, Camera, Kidnap! By Lucy Catherine Episode 1 Set in that most secretive of hermit states, North Korea, we begin in the late 1970s when Kim Jung-Il, the Great Leader's son, is put in charge of the country's film industry at the age of 25. Like his father, Jung-Il sees cinema as an instrument of mass propaganda. But he's also a genuine movie buff and is appalled by the poor quality of North Korea's offerings. After all, this is the age of Spielberg, Scorsese, Coppola - and Jung-Il can...
Topics: Lights, Camera, Kidnap!
Old Time Radio
May 30, 2022 SANWAL
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For Elise A play for radio by Kenneth Bird With Sebastian Shaw as Chief Inspector Lynch In the cloistered silence of the Abbey, while a gale rages outside. Chief Inspector Lynch examines the body of the saintly Brother Placid. Certain curious features a plaster on his chin. blisters on his toes, and, lying in a work-shed, an unfinished wood carving of a Madonna-lead the Inspector into a case of murder Evelyn Lynch: Nancy Jackson Det Sgt Mansell: Peter Wilde Father Anselm: John Wyse The Abbot:...
Topics: Kenneth Bird, For Elise, Radio Drama
Old Time Radio
May 29, 2022
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Aurora Leigh Aurora Leigh is a talented young poet. Determined not to conform to society's expectations and instead pursue literary ambitions, she shuns marriage in order to navigate her own path in life. Aurora Leigh …. Joanna Vanderham Marian /Susan …. Emily Pithon Romney …. Bryan Dick Lady Waldemar / Aunt …. Rosina Carbone Lord Howe …. Toby Hadoke Dramatised from Elizabeth Barrett Browning's epic poem by Michael Symmons Roberts. Directed by Charlotte Riches. Drama First...
Topics: Aurora Leigh, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Poetry, Radio Drama
Old Time Radio
May 29, 2022
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Agatha Christie's   Elephants Can Remember Dramatised by Michael Bakewell A provocative question posed by a formidable busybody sends Hercule Poirot and Ariadne Oliver on a series of journeys to unravel the mystery of a tragedy from the distant past - provoked in equal measure by love and hate. Hercule Poirot: John Moffat Ariadne: Julia McKenzie Chief Superintendent Garroway: Trevor Cuthbertson Celia: Rachel Bavidge Desmond: Ifan Meredith Mrs Burton-Cox: Paula Jacobs Julia: Jane Wenham Nanny:...
Topics: Agatha Christie, Elephants Can Remember, Hercule Poirot, Radio Drama
Old Time Radio
May 29, 2022 SANWAL
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A Gazelle in Park Lane   By Dorothy and Campbell Christie   Adapted by Peggy Wells Guard: Anthony Jackson Major-domo: Ronald Herdman Stan Dunnock: John Bryning Lucy McKay: Margaret Gordon H E Sheikh Farid: David March H H The Princess Aziza (Vicky):   Patricia Gallimore H H The Sultan of Zarand: John Justin H H The Prince Saleem: Nigel Anthony Richard Acton-Hicks: Geoffrey Wincott H H The Amir of Kirtaka: Cyril Shaps   Mabel Dunnock: Marjorie Westbury Jenny West: Elizabeth Proud H H The...
Topics: Dorothy And Campbell Christie, Gazelle In Park Lane, Radio Drama
Old Time Radio
May 29, 2022
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Like an Animal Written by Meic Povey Mair wants to move to a new bungalow to end her days but Defi wants to stay in their mountain farmhouse.   Neither choice will wipe out the tragedy in their past.   Mair: Sian Phillips Defi: Glyn Houston Director Alison Hindell Afternoon Play: Wed 20th Apr 2005 14:15 on BBC Radio 4 FM
Topics: Like An Animal, By Meic Povey, Radio Drama
Old Time Radio
May 28, 2022 SANWAL
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The Bed-Sitting Room Three years since the nuclear misunderstanding which led to the third world war ("and it's no idle boast when I remind you that this was the shortest world war on record... two minutes twenty eight seconds... including the signing of the Peace Treaty which is now on sale at Her Majesty's Stationery Office with a free T-shirt") survivors gather together on the former-streets of London. In amongst the rubble, Captain Kak and his fiancee Penelope find Lord Fortnum,...
Topics: The Bed Sitting Room. atmospheric, surrealist play was originally written by John Antrobus and...
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May 28, 2022 Colgate University English Department 2010
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Tessa Hadley by Colgate University English Department Hadley is the author of three highly praised novels, Accidents in the Home, which was longlisted for the Guardian First Book Award, Everything Will Be All Right, and The Master Bedroom. Tessa Jane Hadley FRSL (born 28 February 1956; née Nichols) is a British author, who writes novels, short stories and nonfiction.   Her writing is realistic and often focuses on family relationships.   2010-11-18
Topics: Tessa Hadley, Lecture
Old Time Radio
May 28, 2022 SANWAL
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A Very Civil War by Chris Curry There's nothing like the family to give you support when you need it, except in Cath's case, when you're pregnant and you don't want to be. Cath: Diane Whitley Dorothy: Jane Lowe Nan: Paula Tilbrook Linda: Lesley Nicol Colin: Russell Dixon Directed by Tony Cliff Saturday-Night Theatre Sat 5th Aug 1989 19:45 on BBC Radio 4 FM
Topics: Chris Curry, Very Civil War, Radio Drama
Old Time Radio
May 28, 2022
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Books Written by Tessa Hadley Novelist Paul Sand died 20 years ago and now his wife has died too. At their seaside home her daughter and a university researcher meet. She needs to sell up and clear out: he wants to see what papers the great man has left behind.   Mr Lascelles ...... David Collins Paul Sand ...... Philip Madoc Chris Elliott ...... Adam Levy Terry Untermeyer ...... Niamh Cusack Music composed by Geoff Nichols,   Imogen Triner (oboe),   John Welch (piano)   Producer/Director...
Topics: Books, By Tessa Hadley, Radio Drama
Old Time Radio
May 27, 2022 SW
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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)
Old Time Radio
May 27, 2022 SW
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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
Topics: September In The Rain, By John Godber, Radio Drama
Old Time Radio
May 27, 2022 SW
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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
Old Time Radio
May 26, 2022 SW
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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...
Topics: Alan Sillitoe, The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner, Radio Drama
Old Time Radio
May 26, 2022 1955 Radio Éireann Ireland
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Big Jim A Play for Radio By James Plunkett   A foray into the forgotten founding narrative of the 1913 Lockout.. Centenaries can be dodgy stratagems. Instead of subverting the status quo, which is always their proclaimed intention, they all too often serve it by softening critique into commemoration and commemoration into mere ceremonial. Perhaps that’s why, at the official unveiling of the Big Jim bronze memorial monument in central Dublin thirty years ago, the then President Patrick...
Topics: Big Jim, By James Plunket, Psrt 1 and 2
Community Audio
May 26, 2022
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            MEMORIAL DAY   —   2022
Topic: MEMORIAL DAY -- 2022
Old Time Radio
May 26, 2022 SW
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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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Old Time Radio
May 26, 2022 SW
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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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Old Time Radio
May 25, 2022 SW
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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....
Topics: Talking To Zeus, By Don Shaw, Radio Drama
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May 25, 2022 RTÉ Drama on One
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RTÉ Drama on One presents: 'An Evening with Tennessee Williams This selection of his writings includes an extract from his memoirs followed by two dramas “Talk to Me Like the Rain and Let Me Listen” and “The Lady of Larkspur Lotion”.
Topic: An Evening With Tennessee Williams
Old Time Radio
May 25, 2022 SW
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Suspicion for 10 Voices By Mark Lawson Starring:   Simon Russell Beale as William Byrd   Anton Lesser as Sir Francis Walsingham Musical Director: Neil Brand During the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, England was a protestant country standing alone against formidable European and papal enemies. Fear of a Roman Catholic fifth column was rife. But when William Byrd, Elizabeth's favourite composer, is arrested and charged with placing secret papist messages within the music of the Chapel Royal, the...
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Old Time Radio
May 24, 2022 SANWAL
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Mrs Sidhu Investigates   Murder With Masala By Suk Pannu Mrs Sidhu is Slough's answer to Miss Marple. Meera Syal stars as the Indian Aunty sleuth. 01 Samosas, Suspicion and Stately Homes Since her husband's death, she’s built a successful reputation as a caterer expanding into well-heeled Berkshire, where posh clients pay better. But when crime strikes, Mrs Sidhu embroils Inspector Burton – while at home, she’s plagued by her wily catering supplier Mr Varma and her wayward son, Tez. In...
Topics: Mrs. Sidhu Investigates, By Suk Pannu, Comedy, Radio Drama
Old Time Radio
May 24, 2022 SW
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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...
Topics: Agatha Christie, The Mirror Crack'd from Side to Side, Miss Marple, Radio Drama
Old Time Radio
May 24, 2022 SW
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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
Old Time Radio
May 24, 2022 SW
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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
Old Time Radio
May 24, 2022 SW
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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,...
Topics: Dear Arthur, Love, John By Roy Smiles, Radio Drama
Old Time Radio
May 24, 2022 SW
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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
Old Time Radio
May 23, 2022
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The Visitor's Book By Stephen Gallagher Read by Terence Edmond A couple renting a holiday home start to feel that something happened there the year before… Short Story: Wed 22nd Jan 1992 16:45 on BBC Radio 4 FM Producer: Duncan Minshull
Topics: The Visitor's Book, By Stephen Gallagher, Short story reading
Old Time Radio
May 23, 2022 SANWAL
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Hangover Square Dramatised by Sam Boardman-Jacobs Patrick Hamilton's novel is set in pre-war Earls Court. Everyone is frantically pursuing a good time, and George is obsessed by Netta, a bit-part actress and pace-setter of a fast-living crowd. George Harvey Bone: Nicholas Farrell Netta: Amanda Redman Peter: David Thorpe Enid: Sara Coward Johnnie: Christopher Scott Eddie Carstairs: John Webb Ellen: Patricia Gallimore Albert Drexel: John Baddeley Alex: Richard Pearce George's aunt: Veda Warwick...
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Old Time Radio
May 23, 2022
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Sand By Tilly Black As tensions mount after President Nasser's nationalisation of the Suez Canal in 1956, the unfolding political drama is seen through the eyes of ten-year-old Elizabeth, whose holiday diary tells a poignant human story alongside the public events that are changing the political map for ever.   Elizabeth: Holly Bodimeade Khalid: Omar Berdouni Henry: Richard Mitchley Kate: Jenny Coverack Miss Watkins: Jacqueline Tong Ali: Auday Putrus Sofia: Mouna Albakry Director: Sara Davies...
Topics: Sand, By Tilly Black, Radio Drama
Old Time Radio
May 23, 2022 SW
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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 ........
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Old Time Radio
May 23, 2022 SW
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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:...
Topics: J'Accuse, By Hattie Naylor, Radio Drama
Old Time Radio
May 22, 2022
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Holbein's Skull   By Martyn Wade   A deliciously funny play about art, relationships and sexuality. It just happens to have taken place in London a few hundred years ago.   Hans Holbein, an up-and-coming artist, is about to begin work on his painting The Ambassadors. Cast: Jean de Dinteville ..... Jack Farthing Georges de Selve ..... Sam Alexander Margery Horsman ..... Lauren Cornelius Hans Holbein/King Henry VIII ..... Clive Hayward   Produced and Directed by Tracey Neale Drama First...
Topics: Holbein's Skull, By Martyn Wade, Radio Drama