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Brad
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2007 9:44 am    Post subject: Have you heard a real good show lately Reply with quote

Feel free to use this section of the forum to let others know about good shows you've listened to.

Just name the show, a short description and where to find the show.

The show doesn't have to be from this site. Link to anywhere you found a good show.

This could be a good place for new listeners to start their adventure in Old Time Radio. Very Happy


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2007 10:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

OK, my good friends. I'll start the ball rolling with this show. It stars Agnes Moorhead (from the "Bewitched" TV show) and is about an old lady that takes in borders with mysterious consequences. Title: The Old Ones Are Hard To Kill. It's the first of 1399 CBS Mystery Radio Theater shows. You'll love it. It's great. Enjoy Very Happy

http://www.mysteryshows.com/CBS-Radio-Mystery-Theater/CBSRMT_0001_Old_ones_are_hard_to_kill.mp3

If you have time to listen to the show, please share your comments about it!

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2007 2:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

    As I posted in another thread, right now I'm listening to Dragnet.
    Here are some of the 'cream of the crop' out of the 150 or so episodes that I've gone through this pass . . .

    Dragnet. March 9, 1950. Program #39. NBC net.
    The Big Thank You. Sponsored by: Fatima Cigarettes.
    Annie Johnson, a woman on parole from a murder conviction,
    is suspected of harming Laura Muller, who has disappeared.
    Radio Television Life magazine names Dragnet "Outstanding New Program."
    Jack Webb, Barton Yarborough.
    Dragnet 1950-03-09 (039) Homicide - The Big Thank You

    Dragnet. November 16, 1950. Program #75. NBC net.
    The Big Parrot. Sponsored by: Fatima Death Sticks.
    Arson in a rooming house is covering up a double murder.
    The program features a graphic confession making for good radio.
    Jack Webb, Barton Yarborough.
    Dragnet 1950-11-16 (075) Homicide - The Big Parrot
    Note: The program features a graphic confession making for good radio.

    Dragnet. May 17, 1951. Program #101. NBC net.
    The Big Blast. Sponsored by: Fatima Coughin Nails.
    The program begins "Fatima is proud to present its Academy Award winning radio show"
    (the motion picture "Academy" never gave awards for radio programs!).
    Josephine Stevens has been murdered with a shotgun, as her seven year old boy watched!
    Jack Webb, Barton Yarborough.
    Dragnet 1951-05-17 (101) Homicide - The Big Blast
    Note: Very well written!

    Dragnet. June 28, 1951. Program #107. NBC net.
    The Big Cliff. Sponsored by: Fatima Oral Fixation Substitutes.
    An old woman named Gertrude Turner, has been found dead.
    The autopsy reveals "death by suffocation."
    Sixty seven year old Mr. Turner is the main suspect.
    Jack Webb, Barton Yarborough, George Fenneman (announcer).
    Dragnet 1951-06-28 (107) Homicide - The Big Cliff

    Dragnet. July 5, 1951. Program #108. NBC net.
    The Big Love. Sponsored by: Fatima Phallic Devices.
    The program begins with an interesting warning:
    "Ladies and gentlemen, this program is for you, not your children!"
    Mrs. Gorman has disappeared with her two year old daughter.
    Mr. Gorman suspects his wife's boyfriend, Ralph Kane.
    A portrait of a most unusual mother.
    Jack Webb, Barton Yarborough, George Fenneman (announcer).
    Dragnet 1951-07-05 (108) Homicide - The Big Love


    Dragnet. December 27, 1951. Program #133. NBC net.
    The Big Sorrow. Sponsored by: Fatima Lung Busters.
    A dragnet is set up for two escaped convicts, determined not to be taken alive.
    "Ben Romero", the part that had been played by Barton Yarborough is "killed off"
    in a touching scene (Barton Yarborough had just died).
    The program is dedicated to Barton Yarborough's memory.
    Barney Phillips, George Fenneman (announcer), Hal Gibney (host),
    Jack Webb, James Moser (writer), Vic Perrin, Walter Schumann (conductor).
    Dragnet 1951-12-27 (133) Homicide - The Big Sorrow

    I hope that you enjoy these as much as I did . . .

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2007 12:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anything Marlowe.

With Gerald Mohr, of course, known as "The King of Atomic Cool" Cool
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2007 12:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quote:
As I posted in another thread, right now I'm listening to Dragnet.
Here are some of the 'cream of the crop' out of the 150 or so episodes that I've gone through this pass . . .


News Update!

forget this reply..... got my head out of my Uno and clicked on the Request download link.....worked perfectly.....sorry...

Senile moment there Smile


Howdy Hi, catfreak!

To let you know, I clicked on those Dragnet links..... I got a "request download Link" page...... Said the filename, but nothing clickable.....

So, how am I screwing up...... Very Happy

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 18, 2010 1:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I heard another good one the other day: Supense: Breakthough (Jan. 7, 1962.)

This is a fine cold war drama, obviously set in 1962 Berlin. Berlin was a city then was split in two; West Berlin (free Berline) and East Berline (Communist.)

The story centers around a man from the Western part of the city who has come to pick up his mother in the Eastern part of city. But it's not so easy getting back. As a matter of fact, it's quite an ordeal.

This story is fascinating not only for is suspenseful take of this historical situation but also the acting and characters involved.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 2010 8:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I heard a particularly good Western the other day from the series THE DEATH VALLEY DAYS (episode is: 380617 The Burro Who Had No Name)

A couple of prospectors buy some burros but stay away from a white/grey one, who they think will bring them bad luck.

The plot seems simple enough but trust me, this one is worth listening to because it brings out a range of emotion in you. It's funny and it's sad as well.

As far as I know, there are only 6 or 7 DEATH VALLEY DAYS shows in existence. If anyone knows of more than that, please let me know where they can be found.
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Mike Hobart



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 14, 2010 7:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This week I've mostly been listening to some old BBC shows.

Journey Into Space #3: The World in Peril

Great sci-fi from 1955, still amazingly gripping even today.

Bleak Expectations

Would you believe a parody of Charles Dickens?

Baldi


Amiable whodunit series made by BBC Northern Ireland about a priest/professor who keeps stumbling across murders. Some scripts are by that old pro Simon Brett.
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22Vines



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2011 10:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi All

Want to share some good Christmas shows (maybe already mentioned):

CBSRMT - Christmas Carol - w/ HG Marshall acting - very good

CBSRMT - Private Miracle - I listen to this each year - great show.

Adventures in Good Music - Karl Haas - Story of the Bells - good luck finding this one - If you have a copy let me know there are multiple recordings - I have a copy on Vinyl - not really OTR - more new OTR. A great show for Christmas. It will be played on a few radio stations soon (traditionally on Christmas Eve). Love it.

Dragnet - 22 Rifle - a question here - my MP3 file kept stopping and restarting on different downloaded recordings, wonder if it is my MP3 player? Sad show.....talk about forgiveness – very tuff ending.

Dragnet - Big Jesus - wow - great show - nice twist.

Family Theater - Crossroads of Christmas - I have never heard this series before - really impressed - positive - great story for season.

Trying a few BBC Christmas shows - nothing connected yet. Any recommendations?

Christmas Carol - w/ Lionel Barrymore - many choices - have to say that the CBSRMT one is more fun.

Suspense - Christmas for Carol - really a great story

Suspense - Twas the night before Christmas - Another classic - just found this one.

Quiet Please - Very Unimportant Person
Quiet Please - Berlin 1945 - Both awesome shows

So what are your favorites?
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2013 2:03 pm    Post subject: Dick Barton Special Agent 'The Cabatolin Diamonds' Reply with quote

For those fans of Dick Barton Special agent keep a look out on UK BBC Radio 4 Extra starting next week 'The Cabatolin Diamonds in 20 parts. Starring Douglas Kelly. This is one of the 1940's shows found in Australia.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b036v8py

For those interested a bit more background info here
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dick_Barton
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-22689138
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2013 6:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Tuned To Yesterday podcast #388 WRVO

My Favorite Husband "George's Mother" 3/4/49

Some amusing mother-in-law bits, and a nice guest role for Gale Gordon, who was to appear opposite Lucy many times on television.

Duffy's Taver
n 9/15/44

The idea (Rudy Vallee guest starring as a sleuth The Hummer in a whodunit written by Archy) is superior to the execution, but it's mildly entertaining.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2013 6:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Screen Directors Playhouse - "Call Northside 777" (1948)

I have seen this movie, but not for a long time. James Stewart reprises his role as the reporter who becomes convinced an innocent man is serving a life sentence. William Conrad is his editor, and Paul Frees is in there somewhere too.

SUSPENSE March 15, 1959
"Death in Box 234" was written by Don Hahn and produced/directed by William N. Robson. Frank Lovejoy starred as a bank teller with a plan for the perfect crime. He makes it sound convincing, in spite of the contrived twist at the end.

PETE KELLY'S BLUES

#4 "Little Jake, the Altar Boy" from July 25, 1951 - Jack Webb mixing it up with jazz musicians and gangsters in Prohibition-era Kansas City. The target listener for this show might be a baby-boomer who grew up watching "The Untouchables" on TV and buying re-issues of old jazz records.

DRAGNET “The Big Customer” 6/22/54 NBC / AFRS
A man is killed in a hold-up. Is the obvious suspect the killer?

SCREEN DIRECTORS’ PLAYHOUSE “The Big Clock” 7/8/49 NBC
Ray Milland reprises his screen role as a journalist who finds himself involved in a frame-up. Not bad, but I miss the claustrophobic feel of the movie.

MR. AND MRS. NORTH
(1-17-45) “Murder in a Crowd” starring Joseph Curtin and Alice Frost as Jerry and Pam North. An author friend of the Norths stages a murder in a crowd, but the prank takes a sinister turn when a real murder occurs. AFRS rebroadcast (as Mystery Play-house) runs 26 min. The odd thing about these characters is that they were originally a non-mystery series in the New Yorker. Once they started solving murders though, they never looked back.

My Friend Irma - this is the one where Jane is asked to pose for a photographer and plans to spend the evening doing herself up to look her best. Irma and Al attempt to help and chaos reigns supreme!
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