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As we begin our final podcast of 2008 I'd like to thank all the friends of the show. New old everyone. You're who make this show a pleasure to create every week. This week you'll hear plenty of Heather playing Crash in the background plus episode 4 of The Spy Who Came in from the Cold we take another look at Dave Podmore and take an early look at a young commedian named John Klese. Enjoy and happy New Year. Also check out http://www.themortis.com

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It's early because well Cousin Tia's getting married and that's where I'll be Friday and I got a haircut scheduled for the morrow. Yay. Okay so what's on tap this week? Well after we hear part 3 of The SpyWho Came in From The Cold we listen to that Dickens classic first published in 1843. Enjoy and Merry Christmas Uncle Scrooge oops sorry

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In this episode we begin with episode 2 of The Spy Who Came IN From The Cold. After that we listen to Charles Dickens The Haunted Man And The Ghost's Bargain. The book was first published in 1848. It's a lot like Doctor Faustus. Then the show goes to the Goons. It's their verssion of A Christmas Carrol and if you like it let me know. Enjoy

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First off welcome to the holiday season. If you've nothing better to do this weekend and want to listen to some good live old time radio vissit http://www.radiooutofthepast.org for the third annual Christmas aka holiday marathon. Okay free plug over let's talk about this week. I finally got on Tower Of Terror and I've been meaning to talk about it at wttm and what with work being the usual postThanksgiving busy I thought I"d just say this. What the heck was I afraid of? I loved it. This week I start our Brunch with a bit of serial. Yes missspelling on purpose. We begin listening to The Spy Who Came In From The JCold this week. It's an espionage novel that's been numbered as one of the hundred greatest novels of all time. In our first episode Alec Lemus returns to England after being the station chief at Berlin's MI office. He's in for quite a surprise. I don't have a date on the episodes but the book came out in 1963. After episode 1 we have our mystery. It's our first look at Hercule Poirot. "Hercule Poirot's Christmas," by Agatha Christie takes place in 1938. This edition is from December 24 1986. Just who killed Simeon Lee? Was it his son David? Or Harry? Or George? Could it be Pilar the Spanish refugee? Was it Colnel Muster with the axe in the study? Oops wrong mystery. Enjoy. Full two hours in stereo. Questions or comments brunch@london.com and you can find me at myspace.com just look for Matt Cox it's as easy as grabing popcorn for aMortis Matine. Enjoy your weekend everyone.

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We listen to Radio 3's parade's end from May 18 2003. This is the second part of our wWorld War I perspective. It's just a bit under three hours this week so if it takes you longer then a day to listen don't worry. It took me three. This is known as Madox Ford's best work. Enjoy. And happy Thanksgiving

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This week we try three things. First a memorial to Fred my dear friend and co host who died last MOnday of cancer. You will be dearly missed and I hope that I flying solo can do the show half as well. Because we have a schedule we honour it and after a long intro from me we listen to part 5 of Whose Body from Jan 27 1974. Just who is the murderer? After that it's time for our two part salute to World War I. This week the German perspective with All Quiet On The Western Front from November 9 2008. Program in stereo with a warning. Due to language may not be appropriate for children. Then our memormials from Bob Acosta founder of radio out of the past. And we're trying something new. Endorsing podcasts we dig. Don't believe me? Check out www.mortismatinee.com and see what movie Scott and the fam have picked this week. Or how about checking out my friend minion to the mouse. Finally I'm at Disneyland to celebrate my friend Patrick Herd's birthday on Tuesday 25 November. If you see me say hey. Most importantly tell me what you'd like to hear on the show. I've already got a few surprises loaded in the works. Fred will be greatly missed and if I can do one tenth of what that man did I'll consider my life a good fullfillling one. Coments questions? hit me up at brunch@london.com or on the wttm forums if you're a member. Not sure about wttm? wWhy not? Go to www.windowtothemagic.com and find out what I'm talking about. If Fred was my mentor in how to play radio shows Paul is my podcast guru swami whatever. I know it'll be hard but enjoy. Matt Cox

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Lots to finish this week. First off no word on Fred and we're starting to plan that he may not be back. Be on the lookout of Brunch voice mail coming soon. Got a question about the show? Tell me about it. You can also email me at brunch@london.com Now on with the show. We finish "Why Bother," thisweek. Sir Arthur tells us about his adiction to drugs. As it's Peter Cook please practice parental guidance. Then it's off to 1923 and episodes 3 and 4 of Whose Body. Actually these were broadcast in 1974 and feature Ian Carmichael as Peter Wimsey and Peter Jones as Bunter. Yes The Book that Peter Jones. Then we finish HMS Surprise. More info on the books Whose Body and HMS Surprise? Check out http://www.amazon.com don't forget to review us ij itunes. Hope you enjoy in full stereo. Matt Cox Questions? brunch@london.com

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With Fred in the hospital gravely ill this is my chance to go solo and yet while I'm flying solo I miss Fred. But fear not. Before Fred got to sick he left me a lesson plan for his hour. So here goes. We begin with Why Bother and hear about Arthur's experiences as a prisoner of war. After that we set sai with Jack Aubrey with HMS Surprise. The Surprise arrives in India where Steven's past is revissited. Finally we meet Lord Peter Whimsay with Whose Body which was first published in 1923. The serial was first produced in late 1973 and 1974 and starrs Ian Carmichael as lord peter. Enjoy and keep Fred in possitive thoughts. If you'd like to email me you can follow me on the wttm forums and this week drop me a line at mbcox99@sbcglobal.net thanks

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First off call the Brunch voice mail at 206-337-4078 to leave comments on future shows including this week's. The Avengers is trying something new plus we hit the Statue of Liberty with Troutbridge and along with Winston and Walter discover that Winston had a double in Algiers. Enjoy. And listen to an old recording.

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We begin this week with that chilling tale of WW Jacobs "The Monkey's Paw," written by WW Jacobs and presented by Christopher Lee as the last of his "Fireside Tales, from December 30 2004. After that we turn our thoughts to Fred who will play the final episode of "The Hound Of The Baskervilles," from June 28 1998. After that we proceed to the story none of you guessed. I go in to full detail in the program but I'll give this much away. Just go to http://www.amazon.com and look under the author Patrick O'brien. Once you've done that look at the third Aubrey novel. Enjoy.

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As I get ready to publish this our first episode in glorious stereo sound let me give you a word of warning. First use both ear buds for the best sound or a stereo or car stereo. But you're gonna want both speakers especially next week. Second ... this morning I got an email from our Chair Bob Acosta over at http://www.radiooutofthepast.org. Our dear friend and co host's health is taking a sharp decline sharper then planned so he has a doctor's apointment MOnday to just see what's going on. Full details to start the show but if you go right in to the drama and not listen to my intro then please pray for Fred. it's ... his breatheing. Next this week we're plahying Robert Louis Stevenson's Doctor Jekyl and Mr. Hyde and follow that with the ffirst episode of Hound of The Baskervilles. I do hope you enjoy. If you've got time drop Fred a quick word at brunch@london.com I'm sure he'll enjoy. Matt

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Okay so this horror thing needs a little lightening up. I mean let's face it there were Santa Ana winds a plenty this week while Brunch was being put together Dsl's were not connecting or disconnecting I tested new work software and yet and yet ... Brunch is on time. And what's on tap for Brunch 38? Well we start with "Billion Dollar Baby," a profile of Alice Cooper by a leading bBritish rock jock. After an hour with Alice we listen again to "As Time Goes By," and travel back 700 years or so to check on or favorite knight and learn what happens when "The Castle," gets a satellite dish. Should be fun real quick notes check your feeds this week I've got a couple of "Bedtime Tidbits," planned only a couple because next week leading up to all hallows Eve we'll be putting on some wonderful stories for your evening firetime. Now if the weather in California would just get cold enough for firetime. On October 31 at 7 pm eastern join us at http://www.radiooutofthepast.org for a live Hallowene marathon of great old time radio which I"ll eventually put up here in case you can't come and oh yes November 25 yours truly is going to be at Disneyland along with my dear friend Eric Troup partying with Patrick Herd as in wttm's own so if for some reason you have nothing to do you live in California or can fly down to California you can come and meet the not so better half of Brunch With The Brits. Just like you could meet Fred in Chicago next summer. Now when are Fred and I planning a trip to London for a real bBrunch With The Brits? ... You know I've never thought about that but that would be fun. Gonna have to contact Jenna at Main Street Travel. ... And get a passport haven't had one in ten years Heather doesn't even have one yet poh and speaking of Heather this is her first presidential election guys and while I did rock the cradle she's not 18 she's just never voted before. Okay enought chit chat yack yack and flip flam let's refrain from hibernating and we'll all enjoy the show. In all sincerity if a Brunch London trip interests you email us and you're darn right I'll contact Jenna over at Main Street tTravel.I don't know call it Brunch With The Brits London Blitz no that'd be to just not cool funny but not cool.

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And here it is. Brunch 37 please enjoy. Sherlock Holmes Vs Dracula starts us off and no it's not a comedy. Next we have a vissit from the Man in Black and Fear on Four and we conclude with a bitsy of a surprise from Frederick. enjoy

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As most of you know from my profile I have been blind since birth. But it hasn't stopped me from leading a fully capable life full of enjoyment adventure love and hapiness. So last week when "Blindness was released in theaters I had to see if our pals at the BBC had released the book as a drama. They have and it's good. Two surprises. One it's in stereo so enjoy and if you like the sound email us at brunch@london.com Second this play contains sceens which may not be suitable for the ears of younger listeners. I highly urge you to practice guidence when listening with children. Enjoy.. 

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What's one of Fred Bertelsen's greatest atributes? You can say fine radio host outstanding co host has an extemperaneous side is willing to help anyone with anything otr or BBC related but he's also a bit of a snoop. In a good way. This is a program called dDead Fall and was part of the CBC mystery project or as they say project take the pro part likepro sports and you get the idea. Anyway Mystery Project actually put several BBC plays among its titles and here's one of them. You might also enjoy the Winter Olympic update from Salt Lake in 02. Please enjoy the man in blue as he flies solo for this little surprise. Questions? Coments? brunch@london.com oh and btw if you've ever wanted to hear me live not that you've wanted to but if you do I'm on tomorow over at http://www.radiooutofthepast.org playing classic old time radio. So please go over there check it out and if it strikes your fancy drop in between five and six. That's pm and that's Pacific or eiht or nine eastern. Program starts at nine or six sharp with a bit of chitchat beforehand. The company'd be real glad to welcome you in the words of Barliman Butterburr we don't get many outsiders very offten. MC

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We tried something different this week. Shortening the length of the episode as in the number of megs. Do you notice a difference in sound? Is it bad? Please let us know. Now on with the show. We say goodbye to Brideshead and the Ministry of Fear. Please enjoy. Questions? Coments? brunch@london.com or look for me at the wttm forums.

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There comes a time when people make mistakes. Even the Great Big Bird of Sesame Street fame or didn't you have Big Bird Sings when you were a child. Such was the case with Matt Cox last week when he unwittingly sent Fred Brideshead 3 for the final editing. Because of this and to keep the story current you're getting two episodes this week plus a Graham Green thriller from Fred. More about these in a moment but first a poll question. We open by asking you how you feel about different lengths of the show each week or two? Reason is BBC has so many 90 minute productions out we're holding back when we're not sharing. So would you mind some 90 minute plays? If so would you still mind if the other host plays an hour or would you rather see us keep to our two hour format? The neat thing about podcasts you can pause us if you need to. Please please please email us at brunch@london.com and let us know what you think. We'll keep discussing this as the answers come in and we thank you in advance for participating. When you email let us know who you are and where you're listening. I'm loving the hits and we'd love to know more a bit more about you and your favorite BBC programs. Even if you know nothing about the BBC and are learning from us let us know. Meanwhile this week. sSorry about the latenes. And the mistake. Perhaps it was the chocolate or the champagne or the strawberries as Heather and I relaxed in the desert. But if you want to know where we were vissit http://www.marriott.com/ctdca and take a look. Anyway you'll get Brideshead 2 and 3 this week from March 16 and 23 2003 followed by Graham Green's Ministry of Fear. This was originally broadcast on July 7 1973 but Radio 4 made it in to a two part two hour drama. Don't forget to email us your thoughts on 90 minute plays and we look forward to it. Matt and Fred

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And so this week we begin Brideshead Revissited. It's the story of Charles Rider and his friendship with Sebastian Flight. We look back with Charles from his time as a captain in the infantry in 1944. The story really begins in 1923 with the introduction of Charles and Sebastian. Remember this was a tv show and a recent film besides a book. As you listen pay attention to the different classes. We then spin out of this world with Fred to finish Hitchhikers and return to the little world of Don Camillo. Enjoy. Btw gang I leave for the desert on Thursday so I won't get the show until I get home. These aniversaries. Only come once a year and Mrs. Cox and I need a vacation. Don't forget to email us at brunch@london.com enjoy

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In this episode we return to Dial M For Pizza. this is pure stupid sketch comedy but as I like stupid sketch comedy and let's face it who among us doesn't love sketch comedy? Stupid sketch comedy anyone? ... Anyone ... Anyone? Okay well we move on to Slipstream part 5 entitled "Fight For The Future," and guess what gang? Slisptream is over. What serial do I debut next week? Stick arond but I won't give it away. Moving on to Fred and he gives us another episode of Hitchhikers. After that? well we revissit Jean and Lionel. It's another episode of "As Time Goes By." Loving the feedback and remember gang it doesn't matter what ep you're on you'll catch up.

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In this episde we look at Steven Blackburn another episode of Slipstream and hear Hitchhikers four. Yes Four. Part 3 is already on the podcast as we couldn't open it. Then we look at a well loved panel show slash documentary. 

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Storms storms storms in the Gulf more on the way and for some reason Hitchhikers 3 didn't wanna play. No problem. We have to keep the story current so we are doing the next best thing. Here uncut is Hitchhikers 3 no intro except the one written by your humble host. Enjoy.

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This week at Brunch a bit of advice ... whatever you do ... don't panic. We begin with the second episode of "The Newly Discovered Casebook of Sherlock Holmes," with the story of the "Obese Escapologist," then we continue with part 3 of Slipstream. aAfter that we begin the Hitchhikers Guide To the Galaxy. What is the answer to life the universe and everything in it? Well gang if you've seen the film hear the radio series that literally started it all. Oh yes before the book there was a radio series. And Uncle Fred is playing parts 1 and 2. Please please please enjoy and remember if you don't like the programs ... don't panic. Remember to send email to brunch@london.com we'd love to hear from you. 

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Okay so this week is Doc Green I should have looked I should have looked but I didn't okay? I had other things to do like listen to the all about the mouse podcast for the first time but this week here's your Doc Green we finish Cadfel finish Mrs. Bradley and I like Peter Cook so much we look at how Sir Arthur builds minature Christs. All right it's British humor I've been wanting to put some comercials together to see if some of my podcast pals will pbut with brunch bein even a bit explicit with the occasion d word h word and so on. Never heard f bombs in Brunch though. Enjoy

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Okay everyone guess what? Guess what? Only two more eps and we're so caught up it's not even funny. Yes caught up. For starters we're introducing you to Mrs. Lestrange Bradley psycholoist detective and all around busy body. Everyone enjoy her because the program is called "Mystery of a Butcher Shop." Anyway Fred continues Cadfel and we get a half hour with Mr. Dixon. Btw guys and galses I'm so almost done uploading with these and od it feels great to be caught up. Btw listening to All About the Mouse while uploading. Unique.

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Okay gang. I have to admit I can't remember what in the name of God I played but I do know that there's Inspector West 7 and cadfel 3. I think this one has the Undiscovered casebook of Sherlock Holmes which is one of my favorite satires I've discoveed. Hope you enjoyed thesci fi from the weekend and remember Uncle fred and I are back for Brunch 31 this weekend. Oh and we find out what I'm alergic to tomorow. I'm pleased to tell you though I've been hive free for seven days. enjoy

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Okay gang here's Brunch 22 and boy was this fun. We returned to Jeeves or ws this the infamous Sherlock Holmes or Dial M/ I can't remember but we finished West continued Cadfel and well enjoy these two hours. We're almost caught up just as I'm almost caught up on my Disney podcasts.

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In this episode we begin by revissiting the Inivitable Jeeves. After that Inspector West continues and Fred opens with the Castle. The Castle is a spoof of a medival sitcom after which we begin a brother Cadfel mystery. Enjoy. Five more counting this and Brunch is all caught up.

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In this episode we debuted Whose Line is it Anyway? After which Inspector West cintinues and then Fred enteres the picture with a game show entitled "Foul Play," and we ook in again at Jean and Lionel. Enjoy

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In this episode we serve up more pizza and after that continue the sixth episode of West followed by a Kit Marlowe mystery and the second part of Dead Man's Ransom

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Okay for those waiting for Winnie sorry man sorry I am suffering from the worst alergic reaction I've ever had and this is the day of my actual alergie tests. So if you have any advice send it to brunch@london.com. Before I go in to full detail glad you're enjoying. I'm looking at show stats which I don't check as offten as I should but you guys rock. Anyway we revissit Mark Steel and an older program called "The Mark Steel Solution." His moto? Give him thirty minutes and he'll convince you of anything. Well Mark is going to convince us of our family. Anyway after that we continue Inspector West. Fred hits us with My Word and we finish up Falco. So please enjoy. Matt and Fred and seriously if anyone has had an alergie test you know the one where they pin you with all kinds o crud at once tips and suggestions will be appreciated. Remember we're three days from radio out of the past.org's first ever sci fi marathon and I'm hosting the first leg so vissit me at http://www.radiooutofthepast.org. Enjoy

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Okay gang guess what? Here's an ep that didn't make it originally up to the podcast page originally. This is why I'm putting all the eps on the brunch feed. Anyway we begin with "dan Dare Meets Judge Dread," and after that we have part 3 of Inspector West. After that Fred introduces us to Don Camillo and we listen to the end of Falco. Hey only five more episode wait check that six more to upload. Enjoy. Enjoy this week. I'll have more later.

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Hey thunderstorms have passed over Mississippi and the show is finally here. In this episode we are introduced to ddDave Podmore a cricketeran egotistical cricketer at that. Guys? It's British humor. If it's to much let me know and fast forward. Moving on we go back to 1988 and the second episode of "Whose Line is it anyway? Your panelists John Sessions, Stephen Fry Hugh Lori as in House and N Rytel. Then it's on to Fred's half to hear "My Word," and "MY music." Lots of shameless promos for the marathon. It's a crack for us at live radio so join us next week won't you at 12 p.m. Eastern at http://www.radiooutofthepast.org Enjoy

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First off sorry on the tardiness of episode 30. It's ready but there are mamoth thunderstorms down in Mississippi so It's not quite ready for me to download and brin up here. But once I've got it from Fred rest assured you'll have it. Meanwhile back to classic brunches and episode 16. We begin with "I'm Sorry I'll Read That aain," a program featuring the Cambridge circus. You would know them later as Monty Python's flyin circus but the main voice you'll recognize here is John Klese. Please enjoy this bit of British otr. Then we move to Inspector west and the first episode of a new Inspector West drama Battle for Inspector wWest. Enjoy. After this Fred takes over and we continue Falco followed by "My Word." So please enjoy. Oh and gang? Next Friday is Fred bertelsen's birthday and as he's been busy you know with Chicago and "Books And beyond," plus his contribution to Brunch this week I'm afraid he'll forget. So why not drop him a line at brunch@london.com? I know he'll apprecite it. I'll have notes on "Journeys in Time and Space," with the plubication of Brunch 30 but enjoy 16

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This week on Brunch we say goodbye to Dan Dare. After we return to Earth we look again at Jean and Lionel. Lionel's off to his lecture in Norwich and Jean decides to surprise him. Then again it's Jean who is suprised. Now in Fred's hour we begin with Falco and "The Silver Pigs." Marcus Falco is a Roman detective in the year 70 A.D. He's a publican and is sent to investiate a senator's daughter's death. After that we meet for the first time the man in black. Oh otr fans know him from Suspense. But this is the BBC edition and we'll look at "The Judge's House." For all shows this week accept for Dan Dare if you have yung children ... well discretion advised.

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This week at Brunch a bit of everything. Mattt plays "The Belgian Nurse." This play was originally broadcast on January 13 2007 and is the story of two women volunteers with the UN and their friendship. It's deeper then that but give it a listen. After that we move to a show called "Great Lives," and a look at May West and finally Fred gives us a bit of "My Word." Don't forget that next week no Brunch as Matt's with the wife and family camping Fred will be attending the first ever radiooout of the past convention in Chicago Illinois. Wanna listen? Go to http://www.radiooutofthepast.org. It'll be a blast. See you in two weeks and enjoy the program.

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In this episode more fun with the BBC. We start with Dan Dare part 3 and after our adventure on Venus keeps us in suspense yet again ... sorry guys one more week we go back to Dial M For Pizza. Yes we'll play I spy with nuclear subs. After that Fred takes us back to Crem de la Crime and Inspector Nibblett describes "The Cereal Killers." After that he concludes by introducing us to Patrella. Patrick Patrella is a beat cop from London't toughest neighborhood. Enjoy. 

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In this episode we begin with the second episode of Dan Dare. More adventures on Venus. After that we return to Earth to a simpler times. Bingo is in love again and this time with a Comunist. What happens when he tries to make Bertie join the cause? Enjoy. Finally Frederick returns to finish off "The Valley of Fear." I promise Marist and wWilliams will return. Enjoy

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This was a fun serial for me. For we begin with Dan Dare Pilot of The Future. Campy? You bet. I mean come on Dan Dare is a hero from the fifties. British? I mean gang Dan and Digby are chattin about biscuits and tea while exploring Venus. bBut it's fun and I hope for the next four installments you let Dan in to your hearts. They've done no more Dan Dare since. After Dan Dare we'll listen to episode 2 of As Time Goes By. Jean and Lionel go on a "date," of sorts. Then Fred Bertelsen plays the first episode of "In The Valley of Fear." This is an Arthur Conan Doyle novel and I warn you. This is not Rathbone and Bruce but more of an accurate portrait of Sherlock Holmes. Please enjoy

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In this episode we begin with Anthony Trollope's The Warden. This will be the first of two parts and tells the story of a kindly warden of a hospital and what happens when church and state collide. We then debut "As Time Goes By where you are first introduced to Jean and Lionel two lovers who fell in love long ago and are meeting again. After this Fred winds up with the Bing Crosby Trail

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We conclude the Warden this week. After that Fred introduces us to Dixon of Dock Green. Dock Green is a fictional English village and Dixon is the beat cop. After that we listen to the end of the Bing Crosby Trail and i hope you enjoy this. Enjoy

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Saturday Night Theater was a Radio 4 classic. And tonight's Brunch was no acception as we presented a whol hour and a half play. Remember the shot that killed Harry Lime? If you liked old time radio you do. This week we present "The Third Man," starring Ian Henri as Harry Lime and Rollo Martins being played by Philip Marlowe himself Ed Bishop or back then Edward Bishop. For those of you who don't know it's okay as "The Third Man," is what started it all. It spawned a ten episode BBC series back in the fifties after its release as a movie. It starred Joseph Cotton and Orson Wells. If you were a fan of the film you won't be disapointed with the play. Script is literally from screenplay. Enjoy. After the curtain comes down fred steps in to take us on the fourth installment of "The Bing Crosby Trail." 

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In this episode Inspector West concludes but we begin with Remember Munich. Munich rfefers to a plane crash which killed eight Manchester United players. Harry Greg remembers his friends for BBC Northern Ireland. Inspector West winds up and Fred introduces us to Rumpole a charming barrister. And after that? Well it's time for a leisurely stroll along the Bing Crosby trail. Enjoy

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Hi it's Wednesday July 30 and as it's my day off I'm uploading more past episodes. I'll be working on the new episode later today and remember after this one we're off for a week so time to hopefuly finish the past episodes. In this episode Matt begins with a new comedy Dial M For Pizza the first episode entitled Eureka. This is pure out of the blue sketch comedy ala Monte Python picture the goons gone eighties. It's from 88 so as weired as this sounds it's an oldie but a goody. Then it's back to Cief Inspector West At Home and just what is the Whistler up to? Roger's been reinstated at Scotland Yarsd but that bein said he's not out of the woods yet. In Fred's hour we'll hear "Twentieth Century Vampire," another comedy series that I kinda hope Fred plays more of. If you like it email us and let us know at brunch@london.com. Then we listen to "The Bing Crosby Trail," episode 1 from Radio 2. We'l be following Michael Friedland for the next six episodes and I do hope you enjoy this. Matt and Fred

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In this episode a new comedy is debuted plus a lecture and we return to our two great serials. Fir starters Matt presents the Mark Steel Lecture. Mark Steel is a frequent commentator on BBC Radio and a columnist in the Independent. In his first historical lecture he discusses Oliver Cromwell and then we revissit Chief Inspector West. After that we present The Klithrow Kid. Jimjy Klithrow was a sitcom from the 1950s and he enjoyed success as an adult playng an eleven year old. We then end with more great Bing Crosby music. Btw note the sound changes are getting better. Enjoy. Matt and Fred

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Matt continues "Inspector West At Home," and first plays the second Jeeves episode with the story "Pearls Mean Tears." fred meanwhile introduces us to two beloved panel shows. "My Word," and My Music." Both had a wonderful history on a'American Public radio. Enjoy

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Couple house keeping notes here. First we're on next week but not on August 8 or 9 depending on when you download. But Fred Bertelsen is going to be at the first ever http://www.radiooutofthepast.org convention in Chicago. So if you're going to be in Chicago or in the Chicago area and you want to actually meet Fred and why wouldn't you he'd love to meet you. Just email us at brunch @london.com and let Fred know you'll be there. As for me ... well I'd love to be at that convention but family comes first and it's our anual camping trip. So I'll be in Kernville that's just past Bakersfield in the awesome Kern River Valley. Just think rafting my butiful wife our friends plenty of Lake Isabela blonde campfires marshmallows and candy bars and you all know what that means. Oh and a few camp songs as well. anyway this week I'll conclude Cesar with the life of Caligula. He's not the monster you're expecting if you've seen the movie but you'll understnad more. The Saint is a cheritcter about whom you know if you've listened to the old time radio version starring Vincent Price. Warning this ain't Vincent Price. Enjoy and I'll have more during the week. Please stay tuned because I'll bring more past episodes to the feed. As you all know now we're on itunes and I'm already seeing a difference so welcome everyone welcome pour yourselves a good cup of tea and enjoy.

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Due to the passin of Matt's dad it's a short summary. Matt was in Cambria that week for the funeral. So he played the first episode of Why Bother and we continued Inspector west at Home. then Fred played Daunt and Dervish. ejoy. Clifferd Cox 1937 to 2008. Go Red Sox for Cliff though I'm a diehard Angels fan. Enjoy

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Why would you think you were listening to episode 3? Well Matt stuck with Jeeves. I don't know maybe because I love P G Woodhouse. Here's the Jeeves ep for this week. It's called Honoria Glossop and again Bertie avoids love. Then it's back to our Inspector West serial. In Fred's hour we meet Father Brown a GK Chesterton creation and revissit Frank Muir in a special called "The World According to Frank Muir." Enjoy.

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This is whre it all began Originally broadcast Jan 122008 Matt wasn't with us as he was attending his grandmother's funeral back in Kansas. The show opens with what was then live chat. You'll hear Bob Acosta the chair of Radio Out of the past. In matt's hour we listen to Daunt and Dervish. It's the first episode in that series. Daunt and Dervish are old friends who worked for MI during thewar. Now the war is over and these two ladies have opened a detective agency. Fred introduces us to a French detective Maigret. Please enjoy.

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Sorry if you accidentally got ep 1 again. This episode will introduce us to Jeeves with "The inimitable Jeeves," and the first story from that 1925 book. We then introduce you to Chief Inspector West in part 1 of our first serial. In Fred's hour ask yourself Is Christopher Marlowe also a super spy? And then we'll look at a real mystery featuring Kit Marlowe. Check out the show on Jan 20 it's more polished and Matt's not even back from Kansas yet. Watch it'll all go wild next week.

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In the second play of Cesar entitled "The Arena," from July 27 2003 we look at Augustus. Augustus was Cesar's adopted nephew and one power hungry man. We look at his life as he is an old man watching games in the Roman Arena. After we finish that Fred reintroduces us to Lionel and Jean. They've gotten toether now and realize the love from 38 years ago is still very much there so what's going to happen now? AFter that it's pannel show time as we listen to "My Music." Enjoy and remember on the week of August 8 we're off. Matt and Fred Coment by sending us a note to brunch@london.com

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This week we begin Brunch with Cesar the first of three plays looking at "The Lives Of The Cesars," by Suetonius. The play runs a little under an hour and does contain strong language. AFter that Fred introduces us to Inspector Mccleavy of Edinburgh and we have our fifteen minute musical. Any questions or suggestions can be sent to brunch@london.com Enjoy everyone.

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On this week's episode Matt begins with part one of a documentary on Wolfman Jack. We hope you enjoy "In Search of the Wolf." We then return to BBC radio 4 from May 2006 and the Tragedies from episode 1 of The reduced Shakespeare Company. What's American about that you ask? You'll have to listen and find out. We then finish In Search of the Wolf. Sorry didn't have a date on it as my torent guy didn't know but it was narrated by Nick Berclaugh for Radio 4. Fred then presents in its entireity "The Big sSleep," by Raymond Chandler." This is the first novel featuring Philip Marlowe and stars Ed bBishop in tas that great Private Eye. All dramas come from Matt Cox and Fred Bertelsen's personal collections and are copyright by the BBC.

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