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Bad tour coach stories have not come in yet but you'll hear my best and worst to get this string of tales off the ground.  We also have regular brunch including Embassy Lark, in which the staff take a day off due to Tratvian flu, we conclude the Lost Kingdoms Of Africa series with a trip to West Africa, the prunes teach us of bow legs and Rumpole shows us a bad apple.  Plenty to enntertain so why not give us a listen?  Enjoy.

Direct download: 482.mp3
Category:otr -- posted at: 7:54pm PDT

Ok you want involvement?  You got it.  At the hour and fifty eight minute mark of the podcast this week I ask you to tell me your worst coach stories.  This is because this week on I'm Sorry I'll Read That Again during Operation Chocolate we listen to John Klese's tour guide impression which he made famous on Flying Circus.  So bring forth your worst and PDM says your best tour coach stories from anywhere in the world.  email brunchwiththebrits@gmail.com or send audio to producerdirectormaria@gmail.com and next week I'll tell you my worst.  With Rumpole we learn of the Gentle Art of Blackmail on Embassy Lark it's an every day story bring on the archery and with our Lost Kingdoms of Africa it's off to Greaat Zimbabwe.  Please enjoy and sorry pardon for the tardiness.

Direct download: 481.mp3
Category:otr -- posted at: 11:26am PDT

480

This week the british embassy in Tratvia leaarns what it means to do it yourself.  Plus it is off to the ancient kingdom of Ethiopa.  Our Rumpole case this week involves the dearly departed and as always we ahave our prunes.  Enjoy.  

Direct download: 480.mp3
Category:otr -- posted at: 1:05am PDT

479

This week we begin to disect the lost kingdoms of Africa with a look at Nubia.  We also learn how Mr. Pettigrew joined the foreign office and those loveable prunes take us to ten thousand BC.  But most importantly we meet Horace Rumpole and she who must be obeyed as we listen to Rumpole and the Confession Of Guilt.  Dedicated to Fred Bertelsen who would have had a birthday this week.  Enjoy.

Direct download: 479.mp3
Category:BBC,otr -- posted at: 1:05am PDT

This week Sir Jeremy seems to have difficulty planning a party.  Also we'll conclude our mocumentary as Podmore preps for the summer ashes.  The prunes deal with making fun of Victorian melodrama and our play deals with a matter near and dear to my heart as the heroine has cerebral palsy.  Please enjoy.  Also major teasers for nexgt time.

Direct download: 478.mp3
Category:otr -- posted at: 11:45pm PDT

477

This week, it's off to hte highlands of England's friendly neighbor to the north, as we listen to a play called The Apple Tree.  We also learn how Pod handles a tour of the subcontinent, that's cricket for those keeping score and we learn about the Vikings again in I'm Sorry I'll Read That Again and why does the King always show up when Sir Jeremy needs a nip of brandy?  Enjoy.  I did.

Direct download: 477.mp3
Category:otr -- posted at: 11:03pm PDT

This is late, I realize that.  This week our play is All My Sons by Arthur Miller.  We also have lots of fun with Pod and our prune collection.  No Embassy Lark this week due to the length of this week's play.  Enjoy.

Direct download: brunch_476.mp3
Category:otr -- posted at: 8:08pm PDT

This week we continue with BBC plays about America or written by Americans with a nod to my favorite play of all time.  Thornton Wilder's Our Town from 1946.  After the seriousness of our last documentary we presennt a mocumentary with our friend former England cricket player Dave Podmore and we begin Series 6 of I'm Sorry I'll Read That Again and one of Troutbridge's own drops in to the tratvian Embassy.  Plus lots of laughter from Matt and pdm.  So please enjoy this episode of Brunch With The brits dedicated with love to the staff of Test Match special.

Direct download: 475.mp3
Category:BBC,otr,plays,drama,Ourtown -- posted at: 12:51am PDT

This week's play is jusgt fun.  It's called The Big Broadcast and it takes place agt a Chicago radio station in 1932.  We also conclude the summer of 1940 with a look at the Home Guard nd in the British Embassy in Tratvia the king is presented a gift, that keeps breaking.  Our current prune series ends with an ode to desert.  Enjoy.

Direct download: 474.mp3
Category:BBC -- posted at: 11:35pm PDT

Happy Independence Day to those who celebrate and happy Canada Day to those who celebrated.  For the rest of you hey the premier league is back in action tomorrow.  In any case we have a new show and it doesn't fail to dissapoint in which we start with Embassy Lark and learn about how the king knows what's going on in the British embassy in Tratvia, we move on to the Summer of 1940 and get a better look at the blitz, in I'm Sorry I'll Read That Again it's a parody of Ulyses and to conclude our first look at American literature for the month of July the play Bartleby the Scrivener by Herman Mellvville adapted by Chery Cookson and starring Ian Holm.  Enjoy.

Direct download: 473.mp3
Category:BBC -- posted at: 8:58pm PDT

This week our play deals with bird watching, literally, the prunes make fun of Jeeves we learn about the British fighter pilot yes you'll hear spitfires in action and when a certain British embassy abroad loses a flagpole you'll hear how they deaal with it.  Also the host talks football, whether he likes fake crowd noise etc.  Enjoy and pleaase contact the show at brunchwiththebrits@gmail.com

Direct download: 472.mp3
Category:otr,bbc -- posted at: 10:48pm PDT

This week's play deals also with mental illness, in a lighter sort of way as we look at the quirky antics of Dame Margaret Rutherford, in the mid 1950s.  We also commit ourselves to a four week documentary looking at the summer of 1940 as only the BBC can tell the story.  Also the prunes look at othello and this week Her Majesty's ambassador to Tratvia takes a holiday.  Enjoy.

Direct download: 471.mp3
Category:otr,bbc -- posted at: 11:39am PDT

I don't pretend to be a mental health expert, but this week's play does deal with mental illness.  We'll be looking at Hearing Voices, which describes in greaat detail a policeman's horrifying abuse by schitzofrenia.  I know I also speaak for John, when I say we may be hosts but we are also hear to listen.  Please enjoy.  We will also hear the story of Radio 1 and have our embassy lark and prunes as well.  Btw meant to publish this last week, thanks to John for letting us know.

Direct download: bwtb_470.mp3
Category:otr -- posted at: 11:10am PDT

This week we begin the third series of The Embassy Lark from March 5 of 1968 with the episode The King's New Hostess.  We then have I'm Sorry I'll Read That Again with The Wild and Wooly Peter West from June 18 of 1967 then we have quite a play.  It's a first in a new series of host's picks entitled Single But Living Together from June 2 of 2011.  Enjoy.

Direct download: 469.mp3
Category:BBC,otr,plays -- posted at: 5:51pm PDT

This week, we finish jFatherland, Navy Lark, for the time being and we return to a galaxy far far away.  You also hear that some of the host's favorite resturants are opening again, get a first hand report from Western Australia on life down under during lock down and we mourn Heather Jean Chasen with John Lingard, and a Crossroads snipet.  Happy brunching.

Direct download: 468.mp3
Category:otr -- posted at: 1:17pm PDT

So after our mammoth three and a half hour brunch last week, this one's only two hours.  We've got Navy Lark, we've got a new documentary, we continue Fatherland we have prunes and we have Matt and Maria bantering about Sgtarwars?  Yep?  It's all here enjoy.

Direct download: 467.mp3
Category:otr,bbc -- posted at: 4:54pm PDT

If you remember the glory days of Brunch With The Brits, glory daays which one daay may return due to this quaranteen, you may remember back in the days of mevio when space was unlimited and we sometimes did shows that were up to three hours. Some of you miss that and have told us that in no uncertain terms. Well, it's for you, you that have opined and so you shall have, this time on Brunch we give you not one not two but over three and a half hours of brunchy goodness. We start with a sectiion of our seasonal interview with John, that actually happened before the interview. Then we start the show. In Navy Lark, we learn why Philips did as well as he did at Dartmouth, then we conclude The Making Of Music with a look at the Royal Albert. Then we talk to John, about Britain in lockdown, Brexit, the latest TV offerings get those brit boxes ready and wait for it the popularity of the shipping news. We then conclude with Fatherland. March has a Swiss visa, but what will he leaarn once he's in Zurich? Relax, enjoy, it's Brunch.

Direct download: 466.mp3
Category:otr -- posted at: 8:48pm PDT

This time on Brunch With The Brits, we continue Navy Lark and see what happens when the chief decides to enter Johnson in a manpowered flying contest. It's from October 22 1967. Then it's Grand Opera with The Making Of Music from July 12 2007 we examine the faults of the British army with the prunes from May 21 1967 and go back to June 16 1998 for episode 2 of Fatherland. Enjoy.

Direct download: 465.mp3
Category:otr -- posted at: 9:16pm PDT

Just how would things be different, if Germany had won the second world war? We'll be going inside a fictional Fatherland as we begin Fatherland by Robert Harris, starring Anton Lesser. We also find out whaat happens when Cuthbert joins the Navy, listen to some music virtuosis and meet Doctor Club. Plenty of brunch to go round this time. Enjoy.  Remember you can email the show at brunchwiththebbrits@gmail.com.

Direct download: 464.mp3
Category:otr,bbc -- posted at: 8:44pm PDT

This week we conclude Gaudy Night, also have Navy Lark, I'm Sorry I'll Read That Again and we'll look at Weber in The Making Of Music.

Direct download: 463.mp3
Category:otr -- posted at: 12:11am PDT

This week, we answer mail from Daavid, Jim and John, along with our regular offerings.  We listen to Navy Lark from October 1 1967 entitled Buging Burgled Beer then we learn about Schubert in the making of Music.  Afgter that it's another episode of I'm Sorry I'll Read That Again after that it's Part 4 of Gaudy Nights  Enjoy

Direct download: 462.mp3
Category:otr -- posted at: 9:19pm PDT

This week we almost lost the episode.  I'm thrilled to write that dropbox stores files so thank God for them.  Anyhow we've added a new series of I'm Sorry I'll Read That Again this week.  But we start with Navy Lark and the episode seeing Red from September 24 1967 then we listen to The Making of Music where we continue to study bethoven by looking at one of his best symphonies.  Then as promised we go to April 23 1967 to see the prunes where their story this week is Knights of the Round Table perhaps a bit of Holy Grail's infancy in there.  We conclude with Part 3 of Gaudy Night and this I can tell you.  Lord Peter is back from Rome.  Enjoy.  Remember to email us at brunchwiththebrits@gmail.com and send voice messages to producerdirectormaria@gmail.com enjoy

Direct download: 461.mp3
Category:otr,bbc -- posted at: 7:15pm PDT

We've returned.  With everything crazy going on about you in the world, we thought some good old fashioned brunch was just the thing you needed.  We continue Navy Lark with Computerizing learn about bethoven in the Making of Music, then continue with episode 2 of Gaudy Night.  Please enjoy.  There is a new microphone for you to endure.  Please send us your quarantine stories at brunchwiththebrits@gmail.com or a voice recording to producerdirectormaria@gmail.com

Direct download: 460.mp3
Category:otr -- posted at: 10:03pm PDT

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