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In this episode we return to Dial M For Pizza. this is pure stupid sketch comedy but as I like stupid sketch comedy and let's face it who among us doesn't love sketch comedy? Stupid sketch comedy anyone? ... Anyone ... Anyone? Okay well we move on to Slipstream part 5 entitled "Fight For The Future," and guess what gang? Slisptream is over. What serial do I debut next week? Stick arond but I won't give it away. Moving on to Fred and he gives us another episode of Hitchhikers. After that? well we revissit Jean and Lionel. It's another episode of "As Time Goes By." Loving the feedback and remember gang it doesn't matter what ep you're on you'll catch up.

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In this episde we look at Steven Blackburn another episode of Slipstream and hear Hitchhikers four. Yes Four. Part 3 is already on the podcast as we couldn't open it. Then we look at a well loved panel show slash documentary. 

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Storms storms storms in the Gulf more on the way and for some reason Hitchhikers 3 didn't wanna play. No problem. We have to keep the story current so we are doing the next best thing. Here uncut is Hitchhikers 3 no intro except the one written by your humble host. Enjoy.

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This week at Brunch a bit of advice ... whatever you do ... don't panic. We begin with the second episode of "The Newly Discovered Casebook of Sherlock Holmes," with the story of the "Obese Escapologist," then we continue with part 3 of Slipstream. aAfter that we begin the Hitchhikers Guide To the Galaxy. What is the answer to life the universe and everything in it? Well gang if you've seen the film hear the radio series that literally started it all. Oh yes before the book there was a radio series. And Uncle Fred is playing parts 1 and 2. Please please please enjoy and remember if you don't like the programs ... don't panic. Remember to send email to brunch@london.com we'd love to hear from you. 

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Okay so this week is Doc Green I should have looked I should have looked but I didn't okay? I had other things to do like listen to the all about the mouse podcast for the first time but this week here's your Doc Green we finish Cadfel finish Mrs. Bradley and I like Peter Cook so much we look at how Sir Arthur builds minature Christs. All right it's British humor I've been wanting to put some comercials together to see if some of my podcast pals will pbut with brunch bein even a bit explicit with the occasion d word h word and so on. Never heard f bombs in Brunch though. Enjoy

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Okay everyone guess what? Guess what? Only two more eps and we're so caught up it's not even funny. Yes caught up. For starters we're introducing you to Mrs. Lestrange Bradley psycholoist detective and all around busy body. Everyone enjoy her because the program is called "Mystery of a Butcher Shop." Anyway Fred continues Cadfel and we get a half hour with Mr. Dixon. Btw guys and galses I'm so almost done uploading with these and od it feels great to be caught up. Btw listening to All About the Mouse while uploading. Unique.

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Okay gang here's Brunch 22 and boy was this fun. We returned to Jeeves or ws this the infamous Sherlock Holmes or Dial M/ I can't remember but we finished West continued Cadfel and well enjoy these two hours. We're almost caught up just as I'm almost caught up on my Disney podcasts.

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Okay gang. I have to admit I can't remember what in the name of God I played but I do know that there's Inspector West 7 and cadfel 3. I think this one has the Undiscovered casebook of Sherlock Holmes which is one of my favorite satires I've discoveed. Hope you enjoyed thesci fi from the weekend and remember Uncle fred and I are back for Brunch 31 this weekend. Oh and we find out what I'm alergic to tomorow. I'm pleased to tell you though I've been hive free for seven days. enjoy

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In this episode we begin by revissiting the Inivitable Jeeves. After that Inspector West continues and Fred opens with the Castle. The Castle is a spoof of a medival sitcom after which we begin a brother Cadfel mystery. Enjoy. Five more counting this and Brunch is all caught up.

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In this episode we serve up more pizza and after that continue the sixth episode of West followed by a Kit Marlowe mystery and the second part of Dead Man's Ransom

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In this episode we debuted Whose Line is it Anyway? After which Inspector West cintinues and then Fred enteres the picture with a game show entitled "Foul Play," and we ook in again at Jean and Lionel. Enjoy

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Okay gang guess what? Here's an ep that didn't make it originally up to the podcast page originally. This is why I'm putting all the eps on the brunch feed. Anyway we begin with "dan Dare Meets Judge Dread," and after that we have part 3 of Inspector West. After that Fred introduces us to Don Camillo and we listen to the end of Falco. Hey only five more episode wait check that six more to upload. Enjoy. Enjoy this week. I'll have more later.

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Okay for those waiting for Winnie sorry man sorry I am suffering from the worst alergic reaction I've ever had and this is the day of my actual alergie tests. So if you have any advice send it to brunch@london.com. Before I go in to full detail glad you're enjoying. I'm looking at show stats which I don't check as offten as I should but you guys rock. Anyway we revissit Mark Steel and an older program called "The Mark Steel Solution." His moto? Give him thirty minutes and he'll convince you of anything. Well Mark is going to convince us of our family. Anyway after that we continue Inspector West. Fred hits us with My Word and we finish up Falco. So please enjoy. Matt and Fred and seriously if anyone has had an alergie test you know the one where they pin you with all kinds o crud at once tips and suggestions will be appreciated. Remember we're three days from radio out of the past.org's first ever sci fi marathon and I'm hosting the first leg so vissit me at http://www.radiooutofthepast.org. Enjoy

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Hey thunderstorms have passed over Mississippi and the show is finally here. In this episode we are introduced to ddDave Podmore a cricketeran egotistical cricketer at that. Guys? It's British humor. If it's to much let me know and fast forward. Moving on we go back to 1988 and the second episode of "Whose Line is it anyway? Your panelists John Sessions, Stephen Fry Hugh Lori as in House and N Rytel. Then it's on to Fred's half to hear "My Word," and "MY music." Lots of shameless promos for the marathon. It's a crack for us at live radio so join us next week won't you at 12 p.m. Eastern at http://www.radiooutofthepast.org Enjoy

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First off sorry on the tardiness of episode 30. It's ready but there are mamoth thunderstorms down in Mississippi so It's not quite ready for me to download and brin up here. But once I've got it from Fred rest assured you'll have it. Meanwhile back to classic brunches and episode 16. We begin with "I'm Sorry I'll Read That aain," a program featuring the Cambridge circus. You would know them later as Monty Python's flyin circus but the main voice you'll recognize here is John Klese. Please enjoy this bit of British otr. Then we move to Inspector west and the first episode of a new Inspector West drama Battle for Inspector wWest. Enjoy. After this Fred takes over and we continue Falco followed by "My Word." So please enjoy. Oh and gang? Next Friday is Fred bertelsen's birthday and as he's been busy you know with Chicago and "Books And beyond," plus his contribution to Brunch this week I'm afraid he'll forget. So why not drop him a line at brunch@london.com? I know he'll apprecite it. I'll have notes on "Journeys in Time and Space," with the plubication of Brunch 30 but enjoy 16

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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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This week on Brunch we say goodbye to Dan Dare. After we return to Earth we look again at Jean and Lionel. Lionel's off to his lecture in Norwich and Jean decides to surprise him. Then again it's Jean who is suprised. Now in Fred's hour we begin with Falco and "The Silver Pigs." Marcus Falco is a Roman detective in the year 70 A.D. He's a publican and is sent to investiate a senator's daughter's death. After that we meet for the first time the man in black. Oh otr fans know him from Suspense. But this is the BBC edition and we'll look at "The Judge's House." For all shows this week accept for Dan Dare if you have yung children ... well discretion advised.

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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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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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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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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 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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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 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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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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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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Couple house keeping notes here. First we're on next week but not on August 8 or 9 depending on when you download. But Fred Bertelsen is going to be at the first ever http://www.radiooutofthepast.org convention in Chicago. So if you're going to be in Chicago or in the Chicago area and you want to actually meet Fred and why wouldn't you he'd love to meet you. Just email us at brunch @london.com and let Fred know you'll be there. As for me ... well I'd love to be at that convention but family comes first and it's our anual camping trip. So I'll be in Kernville that's just past Bakersfield in the awesome Kern River Valley. Just think rafting my butiful wife our friends plenty of Lake Isabela blonde campfires marshmallows and candy bars and you all know what that means. Oh and a few camp songs as well. anyway this week I'll conclude Cesar with the life of Caligula. He's not the monster you're expecting if you've seen the movie but you'll understnad more. The Saint is a cheritcter about whom you know if you've listened to the old time radio version starring Vincent Price. Warning this ain't Vincent Price. Enjoy and I'll have more during the week. Please stay tuned because I'll bring more past episodes to the feed. As you all know now we're on itunes and I'm already seeing a difference so welcome everyone welcome pour yourselves a good cup of tea and enjoy.

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Due to the passin of Matt's dad it's a short summary. Matt was in Cambria that week for the funeral. So he played the first episode of Why Bother and we continued Inspector west at Home. then Fred played Daunt and Dervish. ejoy. Clifferd Cox 1937 to 2008. Go Red Sox for Cliff though I'm a diehard Angels fan. Enjoy

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Why would you think you were listening to episode 3? Well Matt stuck with Jeeves. I don't know maybe because I love P G Woodhouse. Here's the Jeeves ep for this week. It's called Honoria Glossop and again Bertie avoids love. Then it's back to our Inspector West serial. In Fred's hour we meet Father Brown a GK Chesterton creation and revissit Frank Muir in a special called "The World According to Frank Muir." Enjoy.

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Matt continues "Inspector West At Home," and first plays the second Jeeves episode with the story "Pearls Mean Tears." fred meanwhile introduces us to two beloved panel shows. "My Word," and My Music." Both had a wonderful history on a'American Public radio. Enjoy

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Sorry if you accidentally got ep 1 again. This episode will introduce us to Jeeves with "The inimitable Jeeves," and the first story from that 1925 book. We then introduce you to Chief Inspector West in part 1 of our first serial. In Fred's hour ask yourself Is Christopher Marlowe also a super spy? And then we'll look at a real mystery featuring Kit Marlowe. Check out the show on Jan 20 it's more polished and Matt's not even back from Kansas yet. Watch it'll all go wild next week.

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This is whre it all began Originally broadcast Jan 122008 Matt wasn't with us as he was attending his grandmother's funeral back in Kansas. The show opens with what was then live chat. You'll hear Bob Acosta the chair of Radio Out of the past. In matt's hour we listen to Daunt and Dervish. It's the first episode in that series. Daunt and Dervish are old friends who worked for MI during thewar. Now the war is over and these two ladies have opened a detective agency. Fred introduces us to a French detective Maigret. Please enjoy.

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In the second play of Cesar entitled "The Arena," from July 27 2003 we look at Augustus. Augustus was Cesar's adopted nephew and one power hungry man. We look at his life as he is an old man watching games in the Roman Arena. After we finish that Fred reintroduces us to Lionel and Jean. They've gotten toether now and realize the love from 38 years ago is still very much there so what's going to happen now? AFter that it's pannel show time as we listen to "My Music." Enjoy and remember on the week of August 8 we're off. Matt and Fred Coment by sending us a note to brunch@london.com

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This week we begin Brunch with Cesar the first of three plays looking at "The Lives Of The Cesars," by Suetonius. The play runs a little under an hour and does contain strong language. AFter that Fred introduces us to Inspector Mccleavy of Edinburgh and we have our fifteen minute musical. Any questions or suggestions can be sent to brunch@london.com Enjoy everyone.

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On this week's episode Matt begins with part one of a documentary on Wolfman Jack. We hope you enjoy "In Search of the Wolf." We then return to BBC radio 4 from May 2006 and the Tragedies from episode 1 of The reduced Shakespeare Company. What's American about that you ask? You'll have to listen and find out. We then finish In Search of the Wolf. Sorry didn't have a date on it as my torent guy didn't know but it was narrated by Nick Berclaugh for Radio 4. Fred then presents in its entireity "The Big sSleep," by Raymond Chandler." This is the first novel featuring Philip Marlowe and stars Ed bBishop in tas that great Private Eye. All dramas come from Matt Cox and Fred Bertelsen's personal collections and are copyright by the BBC.

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