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This week as the title implies, we begin the Voyage Of The Dawn Treader.  But we also have Navy Lark in which Commander Murray returns from his honeymoon, we conclude An Utterly Impartial History in which John OFarrell discusses Britain's finest hour we have another supberbly messed up play from the Prunes in which British rail is completely panned and makes me wonder if BR is still just as awful as it sounded in 1970 and we take a deeper look at Chief Inspector West courtessy of Julie Anne in Australia.  Plenty to enjoy why not sit down?

Direct download: 521_the_voyage_of_the_dawntreader_begins.mp3
Category:otr -- posted at: 7:58am PDT

Sorry for the lateness of this episode.  But we're back and on time well weekend on time that is with the conclussion of Prince Caspian.  We also have a fun Navy Lark episode in which Commander Murray gets married to Rita, a look at Billy Bunter from Radio Prune and a look at the Battle of hastings with our utterly impartial look at British history.  Enjoy.  

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Category:otr -- posted at: 8:40pm PDT

This week we begin with spies aboard Troutbridge, then we get an altered history lesson about charterism, we hear Tales Of The Circus in I'm Sorry I'll Reaad That Again conclude Inspector West At Bay and begin Prince Caspian.  Plenty to like oh and we're caught up too.  Enjoy.

Direct download: 519_05_29_2021_prince_caspian_begins.mp3
Category:otr -- posted at: 12:00pm PDT

This week we conclude The Horse And His Boy plus we learn about the Vikings again in our Utterly Impartial History Of Britan, plus it's troubles with Ramona's washing machine in The Navy Lark there are bullets in Bell Street for Chief Inspector West and hey lots of stuff to keep yoou entertained this week, so why not stop in and give us three hours?

Direct download: 518_05_22_21_the_horse_and_his_boy_concluded.mp3
Category:otr -- posted at: 12:00pm PDT

This week we debut a new documentary which is a companion to an audiobook I discovered on my recent flight to Kansas.  It's called An Utterly And Impartial History of Britain and we look at the first episode from 2007.  We go spycatching with Troutbridge's crew from Feb 22 1970 engage in the Canterbury Tales with the Radio Prune Crew from JFeb 22 1970 we continue our Inspector West mystery from 1969 as we listen to Part 6 of Inspector West At Bay and we begin The Horse And His Boy in our look at Narnia.  Lots to sink in to enjoy.

Direct download: 05_15_21_narnia_again_yay.mp3
Category:otr -- posted at: 12:00pm PDT

On this rather delayed show due to the host's vacation, we begin with Navy Lark, then we look at Prince Philip again in his own words talking about his war time experiences.  We then continue our series long look at I'm Sorry I'll Read That Again with the beginning of their eighth series and The Taming Of The Shrew.  We then conclude with Chief Inspector West.  Don't worry as we plan to make up episodes this month.  Enjoy.

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Category:otr -- posted at: 12:00pm PDT

This week in place of a documentary Matt talks in detail about his trip to Dissneyland's grand reopening after 412 days closed due to the pandemic.  We at bwtb would like to publicly thank Jason Lee and Paul and Calvin Barrie from Window To The Magic for making the day so special.  As far as a show well we have two greaat episodes of Navy Lark and we continue Inspector West At Bay.  Please enjoy.  Email brunchwiththebrits@gmail.com and thanks for listening.

Direct download: 515_of_cops_frigates_and_disney.mp3
Category:otr -- posted at: 12:43pm PDT

This week after our hour of naval commedy we meet HRH in a wonderful interview.  We'll be looking at HRH a lot these next few weeks culminating with a full disscussion of his life on May 22 with John Lingard.  We also have Chief Inspector West and conclude The Lion The Witch and The Wardrobe.  I had promised a historical documentary but found HRH more compelling so please forgive the host.  Enjoy.

Direct download: 514_of_lions_witches_and_left_hands_down_a_bit.mp3
Category:otr -- posted at: 12:55am PDT

This week we have two Navy Lark episodes to start us off.  One in which Pertwy is considered for promotion.  Then it's off for a short history of grunge.  Get those old Nirvanah compact discs out.  Then we continue Inspector West At Bay with the second part of that dramatic series and we begin The Lion The Witch And The wardrobe.  Enjoy.  Special thanks to Julie Anne and Joseph for help with navy lark and narnia.

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Category:otr -- posted at: 7:06pm PDT

This week one of the shows is a surprise Easter egg or in this case a birthday gift.  If you want to know in advance check tags but I hhope you'll listen along and be pleaasantly surprised.  We'll start with a Christmas show keeping chronologically with I'm Sorry I'll Read That Again from December 25 1969 then it's off to Portsmouth to see how Troutbridge has fared with Lt. Murray and company returning from leave.  Then sadly we finishe Cosmic Quest with a burning question.  Are we alone?  Then it's surprise time followed by episode 2 and the the conclussiion of The Magician's Nephew.  Plenty to get excited about and very happy birthday wishes to my best friend of 45 years Eric Troup.

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Category:otr -- posted at: 6:54pm PDT

So this week we conclude The Biig Business Lark and we learn about Worlds Beyond from Heather Cooper as it's Easter weekend I've decided to begin The Chronicles Of Narnia and we're going with the Brian Sibbly edition with Morris Denham yes Rumpole himself as the storyteller.  We actually start with episode 1 of The Magician's Nephew.  Enjoy and a blessed Easter and Passover to you my awesome listeners.

Direct download: 511_narnia_begins.mp3
Category:BBC,drama,commedy,otr -- posted at: 4:39pm PDT

This week our featured play is The Falklands Play from 1986.  It's remarkable that it was censored by BBC at that time.  It has an all star cast of people we've seen many times before including Clive Marison and the lady who play Margaret Thatcher is amazing.  We also have two episodes of The Big Business Lark and we learn about the origins of planets so please settle in for almost three hours as only your friends at brunch can come up with.

Direct download: 510_ode20to20the20falklands20war.mp3
Category:otr -- posted at: 10:35pm PDT

This week we conclude Barcester Towers, which means we're putting away the Chronicles for a bit.  I thought it was a good stopping point as we prepare for some Easter brunch in a couple weeks.  We also have two episodes from The Big Business Lark and we learn about the life and death of stars.  

Direct download: 509_farewell_to_barcester_for_now.mp3
Category:otr -- posted at: 2:30am PDT

This week it's two episodes of Big Business followed by a look at the sun and we continue with Barcester Towers.  Enjoy.

Direct download: 508_of_curates_debtors_and_sin_of_all_sorts.mp3
Category:otr -- posted at: 1:53am PDT

This week to catch up you have three Big Business Larks to sink your teeth in to.  Once you've had enough of Sir Charles we'll look at Werner Von Braun with Heather Cooper and begin Barcester Towers.  Oh and some tine in the show Matt goes off on the royal family asks why they could be so cruel to Megan and tries to guess who the racist royals are.  brunchwiththebrits@gmail.com and a review of the final test in India enjoy.

Direct download: 507_matt_goes_racing_with_royaolty.mp3
Category:otr -- posted at: 11:45pm PDT

This week we conclude The Warden.  But we begin with two episodes from the Big Business Lark, and two episodes of Cosmic Quest to  make up for some lost time.  Hope you enjoy.

Direct download: 506_barcester_returneth.mp3
Category:otr -- posted at: 7:28pm PDT

This week we return to Barcester, but this time for the entire run.  We'll be examinin with the warden.  Enjoyn 

Direct download: 505_lets_make_our_way_to_barcester.mp3
Category:otr -- posted at: 12:54am PDT

This was technically last week's brunch.  But with me at the Jack Benny virtual convention plus the craziness of the events in Texas this week, I never got a chance to upload.  So please enjoy The Prisoner of Zenda plus more from Heather Cooper and Matt talks frankly about talk sport's contributions to cricket on the radio.  We must remember Matt's listening from California.  Enjoy.

Direct download: 504_the_prisoner_of_zenda.mp3
Category:otr -- posted at: 5:20pm PDT

Shorter episode this week as we're replacing archival episodes.  This week we continue our Cosmic Quest and learn about broadcasts from the cosmos.  Then Sherlock Holmes comes up against a vampire in Sussex, or does he?  It's our last Holmes for a while.  Enjoy.

Direct download: 503_vampires_from_sussex.mp3
Category:otr -- posted at: 11:41pm PDT

This week we conclude the seventh series of I'm Sorry I'll JRead That Again plus the host has a pleaa about an hour in to the show.  We learn about the beginning of the universe enjoy the Three Gables and conclude with Mort's conclusion.  Enjoy.

Direct download: 502_conclussion_of_mort.mp3
Category:otr -- posted at: 10:19pm PDT

The reference in the title is the new Name That Tune US reboot on NBC.  The host goes over its dreadfulness at the fifty sevventh minute of the show.  This is for those of you who may be discovering the pod for the first time.  We also listen to the tenth and eleventh episodes of The Electric Time trousers, learn about Einstein's Big Blunder enjoy the Mazarin Stone and part 3 of Mort so plenty to enjoy this week.  Email us agt brunchwiththebrits@gmail.com

Direct download: 501_name_that_tune.mp3
Category:otr -- posted at: 5:13pm PDT

It's not the shows reaally but the milestone we celebrate this week.  Ok so we'll continue with the time trousers two episodes of that.  Then we'll learn about deep space on our cosmic quest.  It's still 1901 in the life of Sherlock Holmes and we hear the blanched Soldier.  We also have episode 2 of Mort.  Please enjoy.  I can't thank you enough for sticking with me.  Here's to 500 more.

Direct download: 500.mp3
Category:otr -- posted at: 11:39pm PDT

We made it.  A New Year.  Lots of brunch to look forward to including a double dose of prunes, Heather teaaches us about the origins of the Milky Way remember like the universe itt goes on expanding and expanding in all different directions it can whiz ... know the song?  Email brunchwiththebrits@gmail.com also Sherlock Holmes returns and we start Mort thank you Julie Anne.

Direct download: 499.mp3
Category:otr -- posted at: 9:32pm PDT

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