Brunch With The Brits

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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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 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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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 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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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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