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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 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 or and 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 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 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 thanks and enjoy

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Tommy is alive but what now?  Enjoy

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Gripping conclussion of Dicens's novel plus the not so gripping conclusion of TV Lark and more from Sceptred Isle.  Enjoy

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Now that we have Tuppence baffeledlet's return to that dingy house in Soho.  Enjoy.

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This week we larn about Goldsmith and Stern in This Sceptred Isle and continue Dickens's Barnaby Rudge.  Enjoy.

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More from Tuppence Sir James and Julius as tommy remains missing

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Yes we begin Dickens imortal classic Barnaby Rudge this week.  Matt got promoted and we decided to celebrate with our Dickens novel.  We start though with TV Lark and The Patarney land elections from March 15 of 1963 continue Sceptred Isle by learning about the Stamp Act from Feb 28 of 1996 then listen to bArnaby Rudge from Feb 25 of 2012 Enjoy

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The next chapter in The Secret Adversary

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Yes we'll have the final Sherlock Holmes for a while.  We'll also have more from TV Lark and Sceptred Isle.  Why the delay?  The host will explain.

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We continue Agatha Christie.  Enjoy.

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We're trying a new form of brunch this week and you tell me if you like what's missing.  We'll have TV Lark as the gang are on safari a return to Sceptred Isle as we learn about Boswell and Johnson and Sherlock Holmes is off to investigate what may be a murder and a botched burglary.  Enjoy.

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It's nice being back.  We open with a brief announcement about future shows and you can email us tempoarily at  we conclude Nat King Cole this week plus with TV Lark we're back in Portsmouth we hear a crucial chapter in The SEcret Adversary and conclude with an adventure about a missing rugby player.  Enjoy.

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Sherlock Holmes investigatges a crime involving Russian anarachists plus more from Nat Cole and TV Lark and Secret Adversary.  Enjoy.

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A cheating scandals mars a English university and Holmes and Watson are sent to investigate.  Plus Nat King Cole The Voice and TV Lark and enter Sir James Peal Egerton.

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Need I say more?  Sherlock Holmes is back along with a new documentary on Nat King Cole and more from tv lark.  Enjoy.

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Okay after a long vacation we're back with tow hours and forty six minutes more of brunch fun.  And it's because we

decided to conclude just to keep things simple A Small Town In Germany.  Plus we'll begin a new lark series.  This

one The TV Lark and it's before Navy Lark Series 5.  We'll hear the first episode entitled Opening Night don't worry

John Lingard.  Great sound quality.  It's from Jan 25 1963 and before we put the British history book away for a bit

it's time for Sceptred Isle and the first look at The AGe of Revolutions from 1760 to 1792.  We'll be discussing the

end of the seven years war.  Don't forget two chapters of The Secret Advasary as well.
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This week brunch is short.  It's because next week we'll be starting what I'm affectionately refering to as Thirty Weeks of Lark ... or so.  So that we're caught up on Navy Lark entirely.  Thanks to the producer for getting us TV Lark.  So this week it's Sceptred Isle A Small Town in Germany and two chapters of Secret Adversary.  We apologize for the lateness but with friends of the magic and the producer's bday we've been taking some time off.  We're back however as of Saturday August 24 depending on where you live.
 And it's great to be back.
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Okay this week's brunch is long.  Two hours and forty four minutes and it's thanks to Ray Noble.  Yet I hope you enjoy it.  We begin by welcoming an old friend.  As most of you know we've been chronicling the well loved commedy The Navy Lark.  This was one of Fred's favorites and we begin the fifth series by going back to April 5 of 1963 and listen to First Day Out of Dock.  We then listen to The Ray Noble Story.  This was not a documentary made for BBC but rather Capital Radio and we'll hear Ray that wonderful charming band leader who made an impression both here in the United States ... he did lead the band during the Burns and Allen early years and over in Britain.  Then it's back to Germany and episode 3 of A Small Town in Germany.  This is well dramatized and we're certainly hoping you're enjoying it.  We end with two chapters of Secret Adversary.  Enjoy.
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This week we conclude Harry Lime.  We'll hear the episode Greek Meets Greek and then it'll be done.  We then move to This Sceptred Isle and learn about India and the death of George II from Feb 13 of 1996.  We'll also have the second episode of A Small town in Germany from August 29 of 1982 and we'll conclude with the second Chapter of The Secret Adversary.  Enjoy
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This week a changing of the guard.  As always we'll start with Harry Lime but two episodes this week.  We'll listen

to HOneymoon from July 11 of 1952 then The Blue Caribou from July 18 of 1952.  Special thanks to Matthew Ellif for

his sharing of his collection.  Then It's This Sceptred Isle from January 12 of 1996.  The known world is at war and

it's not 1914.  We then begin A Small Town In Germany from August 22 of 1982 full dramatization of the JOhn Le CAre

book.  A high ranking British official is missing from the German embassy during a right wing rally.  We then will

conclude with a new audio book as we delve in to Agatha Christie's The Secret Adversary.  Enjoy
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  Brunch With The Brits 270 is here.  Join us as we clean up lose ends so to speak.  First of all due to its incomplete nature the episode of Harry LIme entitled Honeymoon will not be heard.  The Only BBC offering this week will be Sceptred Isle and that will cover Militias and Pitt's plan to invade Canada.  Then we'll finish Mike A Public School Story with Chapters 25 through 29.  AGain thanks to John Lingard for all his work.
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This week we celebrate the Fourth by doing a little house cleaning.  We have our usual suspects.  Harry Lime is from July 4 of 1952 and it's entitled Paris is Not The Same.  On Sceptred Isle we'll learn of the Black HOle of Calcuta and then four chapters of Mike A Public School Story read by our listener and dear friend John Lingard.  Enjoy. And stay tuned to the end for some very special Fourth of July merriment.  Remember we did win our Independence from the British after all.
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This week on Brunch we want you to note the new times for Brunch We're actually going to attempt to get the shows to you between Thursday and Friday nights here in the Us or possibly Wednesday depending on the host's vacation plans.  We hope you're having a good summer yourselves and here's this week's line up.  We'll start with Harry Lime as always and listen to The Hard Way from June 27 of 1952.  We'll then return to England and learn about Pitt's anxieties in This Secptred Isle from Feb 7 of 1996.  We finish dad's ARmy Series 2 this week with The Day The Baloon went up from June 24 of 1975 and conclude with Mike. By the way if you're enjoying Mike you get Chapter 19 and a bit of bonus brunch with Chapter 20.  Enjoy.
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This week on BWTB we'll begin as always with The Lives of Harry Lime and The Professor Regrets from June 20 of 1952.

 We'll then meet Clive of India and find out how India looked in the mid seventeenth century.  Note it was not a

colony yet.  In Dad's Army what happens when the platoon are sent off to do ... farmwork?  And is Warden Hodges

turning a new leaf?  And we'll conclude with Mike Chapter 18.  Bob has good news for Mike.  Enjoy.
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This week we'll start with The LIves of Harry Lime and Blackmail is a Nasty Word from June 13 of 1952.  Then in

Sceptred Isle we'll discuss more of mid eighteenth century England.  We'll then listen to Dad's army and hear what

happens when A Wilso becoes bank manager.  We'll conclude with Mike and hear more from the Edington match and what

happens when the school gets chcicken pox.  Enjoy.
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This week on BWTB we'll begin as always with The LIves Of Harry Lime and "A Night In A Harem."  Then we'll discuss

Hogarth and the Price of Gin in this Sceptred Isle.  On Dad's Army Captain Mannering becomes a "Fallen Idol," and

we'll end as always with Mike and Chapter 16.  Uncle John's in town and he talkes a look at Mikes' wrist.  Is it

really hurt?  Enjoy
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Matt Cox Host
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Brunch With The Brits 264 features Harry Lime on the Mediteranean again as we solve The Pearls of Bohemia from May 30 of 1952.  We learn then about Bonnie Prince Charley in This Sceptred Isle.  In Dad's Army what happens when Jones loses money meant for a charity "Don't Panic," ... no really don't.  We conclude with Mike and as Mike has been threagtened after insulting a fellow cricket player what then?
 Ways to Listen
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Matt Cox Host
Maria CAstaneda Producer

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Harry LIme could be the headliner but we also have Dad's Army Sceptred Isle and Mike gives a grave insult on the cricket pitch.  Sorry about the late show and have a good Memorial holiday.

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This week on Brunch as we begin 262 it's not the shows it's the host's birthday and he reminisces fondly about a trip taken to Palm Springs.  Yes the host is forty now.  Oh yes and we have shows.  We start as always with Harry Lime and the Elusive Vermeer from May 16 of 1952.  Then we go to January 30 of 1996 and hear about Robert Wallpole's downfall.  In dad's ARmy the home guard are sent to guard a pow camp of Italian soldiers from May 13 of 1975 in Don't Fence Me In.  And we conclude with Mike Chapter 13 Mike gets his first chance in Reakin's first eleven at cricket.  You'll learn a lot about baseball's distant cousin.
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Matt Cox Host
Maria CAstaneda Producer

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This week whilst the host celebrates his fortieth you get an episode of Harry Lime called Viva La Chance from May 9 of 1952.  Harry's back in Paris for this crazy misadventure which will have you asking who really got conned?  In Dad's Army meanwhile Walker has birds for Mannering but it's where he puts them that has everyone guessing.  And Sergant Wilson has a little secret too.  On Sceptred Isle we'll learn about Rule Britania and a bottled ear and Mike finally gets his first chance at first class cricket for Reakin.  Enjoy. 
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This week on Brunch Harry Lime is in Austria as he joins the circus.  From April 25 of 1952.  Meanwhile we'll get to

know Turnip Townsend and more about Wallpole as George II takes the throne in Sceptred Isle.  We then listen to

Dad's Army and War Dance.  Captain Mannering decides the platoon needs a little fun for morale and Pike is engaged. 

Or is he?  And at school thegreat picnic has begun in Mike as read by John Lingard and written by PG Woodhouse. 

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This week on Brunch it's a much shorter show.  As we're at Westfest sponsored by DPN. 
1 Harry Lime this week is from April 18 of 1952 and it's The Painted Smile.  Harry's off to Scicily this trip.
2 In Sceptred Isle we learn about dirty taxes and tolls.
3 Dad's Army deals with "Brains VS Braun
4 We end with Mike read by our friend John Lingard.  What happened after the row at school?  Enjoy.

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A brief word of warning about this week's BWTB.  It has explicit moments that may not be suitable for all listeners.  It has an e label in i tunes due to a bit of language as we were at the Renaissance Fair last week and this week we present some of the Ren fair musicicians we uncovered.  We appologize in advance if we offend.  Special thanks to The Merry Wives of Windsor and the Poxy Bogarts for allowing us to use their music to give listeners a tast of a true Southern California classic.  If there are Ren fairs in your part of the world or country not only do we strongly suggest you attend if it's up your alley we'd like to hear about them.  There is a show this week as well and we start as always with The lives of Harry Lime from April 11 of 1952.  Harry travels all over Europe and Havannah to uncover a mysterious gentleman's past.  The episode is entitled Man of Mystery.  Then in This Sceptred Isle we'll leawrn about the real seventeenth century aka what life was like for the real common English.  We'll move on to Dad's army and listen to A Soldier's Farewell.  Mannering takes what Charles Boyier says seriously about Napoleon.  We'll conclude with Mike Chapter 8 read by our friend across the pond John Lingard.  A row happens and while Mike is not involved ... he knows about it.  Enjoy.
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This week on Brunch a big announcement from the host ... Harry Lime is taking a week off.  well you've heard the episode already as we played it back in December.  So we'll start with
1 This Sceptred Isle and learn about Robert Wallpole England's first Prime Minister.
2 Dad's Army will deal with a Brush With The Law from March 31 of 1975.
3 As we continue with The Return Of Sherlock Holmes we'll meet Charles AGustus Milverton from March 24 of 1994.  Peter Vaughn starrs along with Clive Marison and Michael Williams.
and finally
John LIngard returns with Mike Chapter 7 in which Mike is discussed.  Enjoy.
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This week Matt Cox asks why he can't listen to propper Radio comentary for England and Montenegro from his snug home in California?  Come on Five Live give us a chance.  He then talks about theglories of Talksport and then we get to Brunch with Harry Lime Sceptred Isle Sherlock Holmes andyet another adventure with Mike.  Enjoy.

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As it's the weekend and another episode of Brunch is in the works I'd like to begin this press release with an apology.  The host admits unabashedly he was listening to a certain basketball tournament during recording and Kansas was playing and Kansas won.  Only in March ... even if K State loses if K U wins it's okay.  Now let's talk about Brunch.
1  We start as always with Harry Lime who is off to India this week from March 21 of 1952 with an episode called Faith Lime And Charity. Branded.
2 In This Sceptred Isle from January 18 of 1996 you'll learn of the Jacobite rising.
3  Dad's Army this week is from March 18 of 1975 thetitle is Branded and it's a great episode.
4 Then we have our Sherlock Holmes episode.  It's called The Adventure of the Pryory School from March 24 of 1995.  And finally
5 Mike Chapter 5 read by John Lingard has Mkike and Bob having a brotherly talk.  Thanks to John Lingard for his work on this project.
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This week you get in the host's humble opinion the best Sherlock Holmes episode in the series so far.  But let's look at everything else we have to offer.
1  The LIves Of Harry Lime from March 14 of 1952  Harry's in Marseilles this time with some shady folks in Violets Sweet Violets.  We apologize for the sound quality
2  My Music from March 15 of 1970.  We say goodbye to My Music this time.
It will return but we are actively looking for My Music Series 6 Fred didn't have it in his collection.
3  Our historical break as we listen to This Sceptred Isle.  We'll learn this week about the King Who Didn't Speak English as in George I Elector of Hanover.
4 Dad's Army and Sergant Save My Boy.  What happens when poor Pike is trapped behind barbed wire?
5 Sherlock Holmes and we continue with The Adventure of The Solitary Cyclist.  Probably Bert Coles best so far from March 9 of 1994 starring Clive Marison and Michael Williams
and we conclude with
6 Mike a Public School story Chapter 4 Read by our own John LIngard.  Mike plays cricket for the first time.  Hey this moves slowly but PG Woodhouse is wonderful.  Enjoy the show

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I admit I make a mistake this week but this Sherlock Holmes adventure is awesome.  YOu'll also enjoy more from Harry Lime My Music Mike gets to school and makes a friend and Dad's Army.  We also continue Queen anne's reign by looking at the end of the war in France.  Enjoy.

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A practical joke has Sherlock Holmes up in arms.  there is also the usual suspects Harry Lime My Music Dad's army Sceptred Isle and chapter 2 of Mike A Public School Story read by John Lingard.  Enjoy.

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Yes he's back with The Adventure Of The Empty House.  We also begin a twenty nine episode PG Woodhouse reading of Mike A Public School Story from John Lingard.  But we also have Dad's ARmy with If The Cap Fits My Music and Harry Lime with It's IN The Bag and don't forget our look at English history with This Sceptred Isle.  Enjoy.

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And so much more.  We start with Harry Lime and the story jdead JCandidate.  Then we'll play a round of my Music and see how the pannel does with the letter D.  We then learn about the Union of England and Scotland.  We listen to the concluding episode in the first series of Hancock's Half Hour.  Then we love you guys so we're bringing back jDad's Army for its second series.  First episode Don't Forget the Diver.  Then we'll conclude the Old Curiosity Shop.  It's a three hour thirty minute brunch ... enjoy it.

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This week we continue the Old Curiosity Shop.  Plus we'll hear Harry Lime in "Earl On Troubled Waters."  Hancock tells us of "The Sheikh" we learn of the jBattle of Blenheim and have a round of my Music.  Enjoy.

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This week will Grandpa sucumb to gambling?  And what of Quilp?  Well you will have to wait as we bring back this sceptred Isle plus Hancock buys a house on a cliff .  Enjoy.

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And yes we will have Part 2 of Dickens classic but first Harry Lime graces us with Five Thousand Pengos and A Kiss from January 25 1952.  Then we cross over to My Music from January 25 of 1970 after which we listen to Hancock's Half Hour from January 11 1955 and the Monte Carlo Rally and we conclude with episodes 6 through 10 of The Old Curiosity Shop.  Nell and her Grandfather are on the open road, Kit still looks for work and what of Daniel Quilp brother Frank and Dick Swiveler?  stay tuned.  Enjoy.

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After to long a delay we return to Charles Dickens.  We begin The Old Curiosity Shop Dicken's fourth novel.  We actually begin the show with Harry Lime then play a round of My Music and watch Hancock bungle his way across the English Channel.  Enjoy.

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This week a break from the irrepressible Harry Lime.  See you've heard this episode before.  Because of that we have My Music from January 11 1970 then we listen to Hancock's Half Hour in which the lad has his own Cinderella experience.  We finally conclude with the Hobbit.  Hopefully you all saw the movie.  Attn Dickens fans the Old Curisosity Shop starts next week in full stereo and send us a note at thanks and as always enjoy

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