Brunch With The Brits

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 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 or on the wttm forums if you're a member. Not sure about wttm? wWhy not? Go to 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 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 don't forget to review us ij itunes. Hope you enjoy in full stereo. Matt Cox Questions?

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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 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 and look under the author Patrick O'brien. Once you've done that look at the third Aubrey novel. Enjoy.

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