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Which British crime radio drama is your favorite?
The Black Museum
75%
 75%  [ 3 ]
Secrets of Scotland Yard
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
Whitehall-1212
25%
 25%  [ 1 ]
Total Votes : 4

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kristiina05101



Joined: 05 Aug 2009
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Location: Vermont

PostPosted: Sun Dec 20, 2009 1:17 pm    Post subject: Whitehall-1212 Reply with quote

Happy Holidays to All -

Many of you will perhaps be familiar with the program Whitehall-1212. If not, I would like to recommend it.

I have listened repetitively to the crime threesome of The Black Museum, Secrets of Scotland Yard, and Whitehall-1212, and while all three do at times cover the same notorious British murders (with at times notable departures) I find Whitehall-1212 to be the most consistently satisfying. The re-enactments and dramatizations are most compelling with this series, with a regular ensemble cast. By the end of the series I was able to identify the regular actors by voice, in particular Horace Braham (sp?) and Lester Fletcher. Since the individual episodes do not seem to come with titles, I would suggest a new listener could start with #21.

One thing I especially like about this series overall is that it strikes the best balance when it comes to pity over the tragedy of a victim being murdered and the sometimes comic appearance of some murderers. There are a couple of shows in this series depicting the murder of children and while this can be a painful subject I think Whitehall-1212 handles this variety of crime appropriately.

I was actually sad to come to the end of the 41-episode run of this series. I also enjoy the Black Museum (hosted of course by Orson Welles) but the dramatizations in Whitehall-1212 I think are superior. Secrets of Scotland Yard really suffers (again, in my humble opinion) from poor audio quality and a weird male chauvinistic slant in some places. I say this not being particularly sensitive to chauvinism.

To add a bit of fun I think I will add a poll...for those (and I'm sure there are many) who have listened to all three series, which of them is your favorite?

I would appreciate hearing others' thoughts on these programs....

I apologize if this is not in the correct forum...

Thanks!
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 28, 2009 6:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kristiina,

Welcome to the forum. Very Happy


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kristiina05101



Joined: 05 Aug 2009
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 01, 2010 8:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Brad!

A Great 2010 Everybody!

So weird to type that number...and '10 looks somehow strange too...
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