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As we close out 2014,  I thought it'd be kind of fun to introduce or re introduce you to my love of early science fiction.  So we look at Verne's Journey To The Center of the Earth.  It's a wonderful story and well dramatized from december 9 of 1995.  Enjoy

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However don't let the title fool you as we delve deep in to archives to bring you an exciting version of "A Christmas Carol," with Ralph Richardson as narrator and Scrooge.  It's basically Sir Ralph and a few cast members given some lines and when you listen to mid sixties BBC drama you note the differences.  Gone is the enhanced sound so they used the literature.  Enjoy.  We'll also start the show by remembering the amazing Christmas of the Trenches of 1914 and we conclude with another ghost story the Shepherd.  On behalf of Maria and Sophie the Dog I'd like to wish you all the happiest of Christmasses and we'll conclude Season 7 next week with a drama of epic proportion.  Enjoy

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How many of you have been home for the holidays ... and not told your parents the whole truth about your well being?  This week two selections which explore just that.  We first look at Christmas Decorations a short story and conclude with The Holly And The Ivy starring Stephen Murray from September 11 1971.  Finally the host will talk about his first Christmas home froom college.  You will enjoy this episode imensely.  Remember to email the show at brunchwiththebrits@gmail.com tweat us @bwtbrits and follow us on facebook.

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If you've been a listener to this podcast you know how much we look forward to our yearly chat with audio drama actor radio presenter and now recently retired John Lingard from Lincolnshire in the United Kingdom.  John has read us books presented original programs on the history of British broadcasting and come up with lots of filler and intro matterial for this humble podcast.  So it's a pleasure at this time of holidaay reflection to welcome him back.  This time skype worked.  So well in fact we're considering more pannel discussions.  We hope you enjoy our conversation as we tackle the privatization of trains Black Friday, is pub life changing?  Does Prince George have playmates?  and the excitement of the upcoming National Association of broadcasters convention in Vegas plus New Media Expo.  Thanks again John for your work in this project.  We'll conclude with some genuine laughter as only Jerome K Jerome can dish it out with After Supper Ghost stories.  A good long brunch so why not fill a glass of your favvorite beverage and join us.

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This week we conclude the Cesar trillogy with An Empire Without End.  There is a bit of historicaal liberty taken here but it does add to the story and I think you'll enjoy it.  Please enjoy also as we conclude the Roman Way.  The seasonal interview will be next week.

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We'll first look at Romans and how they played then it's back to the cesars.  jEnjoy

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I begin this description by writing that when this show first started these were some of the first plays in my collection.  So I'm excited to present series 3 of Caesar.  Go back to ep 25 for series 1 if you'd like.  Anyhow this play discusses Victoria and Postumus of Gaul and the third century crissis Galinus had in defending and keeping control of Rome.  British actors make great Romans.  Enjoy.

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In The Polish Soldier a man comes to terms with his vanished childhood while we begin to look agt Britain's first conquerors the Romans.  Please enjoy.

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This week you're really going to hear the host explain why he's sick of Disney's Frozen as he invites you to acompany him on a real winter journey.  Plus we'll conclude Fifty Years of Heart and Soul.  Enjoy.

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We sadly conclude Dad's Army this week but we also have our look at Mo town and those who are no longer with us and we conclude with The Ghost on the Moor enjoy

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This week we continue our Play's the Thing series with "Our Lady of Sligo," by Sebastian Barrie.  It's a story of a womn dying reliving her past and the cruel pain of cancer. We also have Dad's Army in Is ther Honey Left for Tea in which Godfrey may lose his cottage to an airfield and we continue our look at Hitsville USA with a look at the ladies of Motown.  Enjoy.

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We apologize in advancce for the length of the podcast but hope you will enjoy Major Barbara, one of Bernard Shaw's finest pieces of satire.  We'll start with Dad's Army and the Two and a Half Feathers continue with Fifty Years of Heart and Soul by learning about the Funk Brothers and conclude with Major Barbara from the Peter Hall Co enjoy.

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This week we'll continue Dad's Army with The Captain's Car.  A French General is vissiting Warmington and the platoons have a bit of a motor mix up.  We then go back to Motor City and learn about Mo Town's writers in the second episode of Fifty Years of Heart and Soul.  We conclude with Out of the Daark a play about the poet Edward Thomas who died during the first world war.  Enjoy

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This week in Warmington there's a turkey dinner for pensioners, plus we begin the documentary Hitsville USA Fifty Yeaars of Heaart and Soul the story of Mo Town.  Our feaatured play is The Queen's Reggtreat.  When a gilted school teacher goes to Cornwall to recover in a friends' cottage she reaalizes there really is more to life.  Enjoy.

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This week all hay breaks loose in a country house as we listen to Noel Coard's Hay Feever.  We also continue studying the war of 1812 and in Warmington On Sea a Nazi pilot is trapped in a clock tower.  Enjoy.

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As scotland prepares to vote tommorow the host begins this week with a heart felt message.  We then hear Dad's Army and listen to The Cricket Match from July 1976 learn about the War of 1812 in Sceptred Isle, that is we start to learn about it however the American matter is skipped until next week.  Our feature this week is No Man's Land.  This play does contain explicit dialect.  It stars Michael Hordern and Dirk Bogard and it's from 1992.  Enjoy

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At 19 years old Lee leaaves his comfortable home in the Cotswolds bound for adventure.  As this is our second play in our new series I dedicate this to our friend and listener Roger Bromitch in Australia.  We also got Roger's email and are looking in to his request.  Also this week we'll discuss the Peninsular War and hear about a Jumbo sized problem in Warmington On Sea.  Enjoy.

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After The King Must Die we here at the studio have decided to spend a few weeks dvoted to those plays we never seem to play enough of.  Those one acts the BBC is so famous for.  So after we've seen how the vicar does as a home guardsman in The Recruit and hear about the Ministry of talents in sceptred isle we'll travel in our minds to Sussex georgeous Sussex and listen to The Secret Summer of Daniel Lions.  Tom a young Methodist is drawn to movies when a movie set comes to his vvillage at the turn of the twentieth century.  It's a gret cast and we think you'll enjoy it.  Speaking of plays ... what are some of your favorites?  Would you like to co host a play?  It must be at most an hour and a half at least fifteen to thirty minutes.  Yes the bBC did have fifteen minuters.  Email me at brunchwiththebrits@gmail.com or and producerdirectormaria@gmail.com if the play is more then 90 minutes we'll probably run it between commedy series.  Enjoy Remember we're on facebook and twitter at bwtbrits

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It's a new format while Matt works on projects at the office meantime the vicar has joined the home guard.  Enjoy

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You're going to hear hints of a new format this week on bwtb more in 315 but in the meantime enjoy the conclussion of the Man in the Brown Suit.

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As we've been busy hob nobbing with friends at Disneyland making new friends and catcching up with old I thought it necesarry to conclude The King Must Die.  It's an awesome conclussion.  We'll also continue The Man in the Brown Suit which we will conclude next week.  Enjoy

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This week as I'am at frinds of the magic ... if you're at Disneyland look for Maria and I serving tea literally we'll be just showing King Must Die for one episode.  Enjoy

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This week we continue the Man in the Brown Suit we learn about a prime minister in exile and Theseus meets his Amazonian love.  Enjoy

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This week more from King Must Die.  We also continue Dad's Army and The Man In the Brown Suit plus a lengthy discussion of the Battle of Cophenhagen.

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This week we'll begin with Episode 2 of the Man in The Brown Suit completeing Chapter 6 and stopping in Chapter 11.  We'll then have two episodes of Dad's Army, in The Big Gun a naval gun is donated to the Home Guard and in teh Big Parade the home guard unit tries to find a mascot to march in the big parade.  We'll discuss the Irish rebellions of 1801 in This Sceptred Isle and continue with The King must Die.  Enjoy

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Yes we begin another bed time series with Agatha Christie's The Man in the Brown Suit bringing us ever closer to that next Poirot dramatization.  We also have two episodes of Dad's Army and we conclude with what David Hartinge calls "brilliant."  The King must Die.  Enjoy.

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We'll also have one episode of Sceptred Isle but enjoy this kingly catch up.  Strong language and brief suggestive dialogue

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Matt has been working on a long project from work.  Here are four dad's army episodes from Series 3 catching us up with that series.  King Must Die fans you get yours next episode. 

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Yes sometimes work gets in the way of these fine shows.  So on Sunday June 29 Matt sat down and recorded some shows..  In this one we'll conclude PG Woodhouse's Smith In The City.  King Must Die fans will look for 307 enjoy

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This week it's more from Dad's Army Sceptred Isle The King Must Die and Smith In The City.  We start with Smith in the City move in to Dad's army leaarn about the beginnings of the French Revolution and continue the King mMust Die.  Enjoy

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This week we begin the story of Theseus as never told before.  It's Part one of an eleven part epic called The King must Die.  We also return to Warmington On Sea for an hour of Dad's Army and continue our reading of Smith In The City.  We also discuss the French Revolution and Tom Paine's Rights of Man.  Enjoy

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This week we continue Smith In The City plus we'll begin to learn of the Madness of King George.  Our feature of course is the Long Goodbye a Philip Marlow novel writeen by raymond Chandler dramatized by Bill Morrison and starring Ed Bishop.  Enjoy

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So there I was relaxing this morning coffee on one hand bagel on the other bloody Mary Somewhere between the twain and going through brunch and no wonder 301 is so short.  You're missing Smith In The City Part 1.  Here it is and please enjoy read by Jonathan Cecil.  Again the spirit of Lingard is with us in the voice of Smith.  Enjoy this then go back and listen to 301 His Last Bow.  You'll be glad you did.

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However for those of you who can't get enough of Smith fear not as we'll begin Smith In The City.  It's not John Lingard but Jonathan Cecil this time.  It's almost as if the two are walking in one shadow.  Also we'll look at the Irish victims of the American Revolution.  Enjoy.

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No emotions no frills just good old brunchy fun as we listen to an awesome Navy Lark and the best Sherlock Holmes in the Bert Cools collection.  Enjoye

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This week Matt talks about his trip to Westfest and his meeting with Michelle from disneydreamgirls.com no worries Maria was there as well.  But we do have a show a full show in fact as we listen to three more episodes of Navy Lark, follow that up with a look at Yorktown and finish off with Sherlock Holmes and Mike and Smith.  Enjoy.

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The last time we did this was way back on 210.  Well this time we have the meg space and I thought I'd give you a bonus episode of some feedback in which daavid Hartinge and Rudy Lowing's questions are answered a question is posed to you the listeners and we'll listen to chapter 22 of Mike and P Smith ... mainly concerning shoes.  Enjoy.

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This week while Matt and Maria are at Westfest enjoy a full brunch including Sherlock Holmes in the Adventure of The Dying Detective three full episodes of Navy Lark plus we continue our look at the American Revolution and give you four more chapters of Mike and P Smith.  Mr. Downy is on the scent.  Enjoy.

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As it's the time of yeaar when we think also of ham, brisket and yes ... candy ... here's some brunch.  Only an hour of Navy Lark as we continue Seaason 6 then it's a look at the declaration of Independence plus one of the best Sherlock Holmes cases ever.  We'll conclude as alwys with Mike and P Smith enjoy.

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We're returning to This Sceptred Isle this week as we begin to examine The American War of Independence from a British point of view.  We'll also look at some Us history courtessy of Stan Freeberg.  But we also have an hour of Navy Lark and four chapters of Mike and P sSmith.  Our featured drama features Holmes nd watson dealing with a mysterious lodger.  Enjoy.

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I certainly hope you're enjoying thge long brunches as much as Maria and I are.  The microphone is sounding better each recording session and we welcome suggestions on its improvements.  Now on to this week.  This week we stawrt as uusual with Navy Lark and three episodes.  It's Four five and six from Season 6 and we hope Mr. Philips is doing better with Heather ... stay tuned.  Then it's off to Baker Street and The Adventure of The Cardboard Box.  We'll end with chapters 5 through 8 of Mike and P Smith read by our dear friend John Lingard.  Enjoy.

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This week, Daavid Bales our long time friend and listener is celebrating his birthdaay and we've started recording on the new computer.  The mike needs to be worked on and we're aware of this however we do hope that Mr. Bales aproves of his birthday gift.  We start with not one or two but three Navy Lark episodes as we get season 6 started with a wrip roaring bang.  Then we'll begin a new Sherlock Holmes series.  Finally our co host and friend from across the pond begins his reaading of Mike and P Smith the p as always is silent.  So enjoy and prepare for a lot more longer shows.  Lots more memory means lots more fun in the Brunch studio. 

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This week we get a brief look at the start of the American Revolution then it's the long awaited conclusion of this current Lord Peter mystery.  Enjoy. 

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As we veer away from Sceptred Isle for a short break learn more about the voice of Loonie Tunes and a great voice in otr.  Enjoy. We also finish Secret Adversary and continue with our Peter Whimsay mystery The Five Red Herrings.

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This week we look at not one but the possibility of two Peter Whimsay episodes next week.  However we do finish the Secret Adversary this week yes tommy and Tuppence and done as is Navy Lark for at least a week's break.  Enjoy

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More from Whimsay the Navy Secptred Isle and two chapters of Secret Adversary.  Enjoy

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A quick starting note.  BABT 9 is also included with three chapters of Secret Adversary.  We start with Navy Lark and The Whitlesea Regatta.  Then in Sceptred Isle we learn about the Boston massacre ... well not really but that's what the title says.  We then continue with The Five Red Herrings.  Stay tuned for three chapters from Agatha Christies' Secret Adversary. Enjoy

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Further adventures of Tommy and Julius. Enjoy

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Why have all of Campbell's murder suspects dissappeared?  Lord Peter Whimsay continues to investigate.  Plus we have Navy Lark with A Deliberate Bashing which Povy is behind and we'll begin to learn about the industrial revolution.

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The gang find Jane but what will they larn about that fateful liner trip?  Enjoy

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This week we begin The Five Red Herrings in which Lord Peter is off to Scotland for a fishing holiday.  We also have Navy Lark and Sceptred Isle.  Enjoy

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The story of the woman who composed the Doctor Who theme.  Also Sceptred Isle with JJames Cook and the return of Navy Lark.  Enjoy.

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More from Tommy and Julius as he and Julius continue the search for Jane Finn ... but where pray tell is Tuppence?  Enjoy

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Who we kidding?  It's a conversation and we'd like to warn you it was recorded using sky recorder so the sound may not be what it could have been had we used mp3 to skype.  Any questions please email producerdirectormaria@gmail.com and let her know ideas about skype recording for next year's chat.  It is understandable however and we hope you enjoy our yearly chat with audio drama actor John Lingard of Lincoln England a very dear friend of both the host ... and the show.  It feels great to be back. We hope you've missed us as we have all of you and we hope your holidays were amazing.  Also a surprise for listener Carina Join us on facebook or email the show at brunchwiththebrits@gmail.com thanks and enjoy

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