Brunch With The Brits

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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