Screen legend Harold Lloyd hosts volume two of The Old Gold Comedy Theatre, a 1944-45 NBC anthology series featuring some of the top names in film and radio. Presenting half-hour versions of popular film comedies in much the same way that The Lux Radio Theater did with drama, this delightful and star-studded series was long considered a lost show until an almost complete set of recordings was found in Lloyd´s basement - recordings that have now been restored to sparkling audio fidelity by Radio Archives. The result is five hours of sparkling entertainment in this second of a two-volume collection. Language: English. Narrator: Harold Lloyd. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/drms/000952de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Edward Kennedy ´Duke´ Ellington (1899 - 1974) was and still remains a powerfully influential figure in the world of music. Whether it was in jazz, popular song, big bands, or modern classical-form compositions, Ellington´s orchestras always led the way, featuring stylish and innovative arrangements, memorable performances by a wide range of talented vocalists and solo performers, and the sheer showmanship of their handsome and charismatic leader. Radio always played a significant role in the popularity of Ellington´s orchestras, whether it was the early 1930s weekly broadcasts from the Cotton Club, 1940s late-night remotes from ballrooms and hotels, or a string of guest appearances on popular network variety shows. However, toward the end of World War II, to promote the Seventh War Loan drive, the United States Treasury Department sponsored a series of broadcasts featuring live in-person performances by Ellington and his orchestra. Language: English. Narrator: Duke Ellington. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/drms/001529de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From the classic script by Antony Ellis. Two men at an arctic station find out how deadly it can be to listen to somebody else´s music all winter long. Script: Antony Ellis. Production: Union Signal. Music: S.A.M. Artwork: Jimmy Dean Horn Cast: Doug Bost, Jeff Ward, Mort Milder Union Signal is Jeff Ward and Doug Bost. From their ruined garage, they´ve been producing radio plays that have been heard on National Public Radio, Pacifica Radio, and Bavarian State Radio, as well as local stations across the country and Joe Bevilacqua´s The Comedy-O-Rama Hour. Their plays have won awards from the BBC and the Midwest Radio Theater Workshop, as well as the Mark Time and Charles Ogle Awards. Doug Bost´s screenplays include Diminished Capacity, Kubuku Rides (This Is It), Focus Group, and Policy of Truth. Radio plays include Dead Man´s Hole, Roadkill, The Dan, and The Bride in the Box. His short stories have been heard on KCRW´s Unfictional. Jeff Ward writes radio plays and musicals. He is the author of December 17, The Toad, Georgia, and the hard-hitting, impeccably researched documentaries Dorcus and October Surprise. He wrote the musical Take One and has written jokes for SNL´s ´´Weekend Update´´. Waterlogg Productions is a full service audio/video entertainment company, founded in 2002 by husband and wife creative duo Joe Bevilacqua and Lorie Kellogg. They are the proud distributors of Union Signal, whose plays have graced Joe Bev´s The Comedy-O-Rama in its XM Radio incarnation. Together, Joe and Lorie have been responsible for over 150 titles distributed exclusively by Blackstone Audio. The complete cast list includes Mary Micari, Michael Mabern, and Mike Giordano. Language: English. Narrator: Doug Bost, Jeff Ward, Mort Milder. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/008092de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Age of Classic Radio was a time of innovation and experimentation, especially in terms of radio drama. A program that took the best of what had come before it and succeeded even further in production, performance, and storytelling actually debuted at the end of Radio´s Golden Age. A direct descendant of the Columbia Workshop, CBS Radio Workshop not only continued to push boundaries in terms of utilizing story, music, voice and more in exciting, modern ways, it broke new ground in radio drama. From having author Aldous Huxley narrate the adaptation of his Brave New World for the show´s debut, to producing an interview with William Shakespeare, to turning a stirring folk ballad into a mix of rhyme. With a performance by William Conrad in ´´The Legend of Jimmy Blue Eyes´´, the CBS Radio Workshop set the standard for modern audio drama. The man behind CBS Radio Workshop, which debuted in 1956, was William Froug. Language: English. Narrator: full cast. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/drms/001490de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Powder River rolls into its 11th season with an epic two-part adventure called ´´The Man from Isandlwana´´, in which a British officer arrives in Clearmont haunted by a terrifying past. Marshal MacMasters and Sheriff Dawes seem besieged by swindlers and land grabbers in ´´When We Trust´´ and ´´An Opinion of Judgment´´. Six exciting audio drama episodes continue the adventures of the citizens of Clearmont, Wyoming, along the mighty Powder River. Episodes include: ´´The Man from Isandlwana, Part 1´´, ´´The Man from Isandlwana, Part 2´´, ´´Arrivals´´, ´´When We Trust´´, ´´The Eviction´´, and ´´An Opinion Of Judgment´´. Executive producer: Mark Vander Berg. Produced by Rich Matheson. Music by Jeffrey Gage. Written and directed by Jerry Robbins. Cover illustration by Jeff Hayes. Language: English. Narrator: Jerry Robbins, The Colonial Radio Players. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/061050de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Doubleday Publishing Company introduced its series of Crime Club imprints in 1928 with Kay Cleaver Strahan´s The Desert Moon Mystery, an imprint which earned them a major mint thanks to a long run of dime-store novels that continued to be released until 1991. Among the books featured under the Crime Club banner were all 50 novels of The Saint, written by Leslie Charteris, and several of the Fu Manchu first editions by Sax Rohmer. The popularity of the novels even stretched to motion pictures, with Universal Studios producing 11 B-mysteries between 1937 and 1939, several of which (The Westland Case, The Lady in the Morgue) featured Crime Club stalwart Detective Bill Crane (played by Preston Foster), as created by mystery author Jonathan Latimer. When The Eno Crime Club premiered over CBS Radio on February 9, 1931, many of the Crime Club imprints were adapted for the six-day-a-week quarter hour series by writers Stewart Sterling and Albert G. Miller. Language: English. Narrator: full cast. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/drms/001521de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Though the romantic drama anthology nature of Curtain Time usually eschewed any kind of ´´star´´, actor Olan Soule portrayed most of the male leads on the program, often opposite actresses like Betty Lou Gerson and Louise Fitch. (Soule later graduated to Nighter in 1943, frequently acting opposite Barbara Luddy.) Directed by Blair Walliser, with music by Henry Weber and the announcing chores handled by Don Gordon, the production offered plenty of the same fare as featured on First Nighter: light and innocuous boy-girl romances that were always lighthearted and entertaining. The show continued to become more and more like its predecessor, First Nighter, adding an usher to the proceedings who would show listeners to their seats in ´´seventh row center´´. The featured performers during this run were Harry Elders and Nannette Sergeant, with Chicago pros like Betty Winkler, Hope Summers, Art Van Harvey, and Arthur Peterson providing solid support. Language: English. Narrator: full cast. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/drms/001520de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Comedy trio The Penny Dreadfuls recount the story of the much-maligned Macbeth, revisit Odysseus’ epic journey and reveal the truth behind Darwin’s famous voyage. The Penny Dreadfuls - Humphrey Ker, David Reed and Thom Tuck - are a comedy trio who specialise in retelling historical events in their own, inimitable way. In these riotous revisionist plays, they present alternative takes on three famous tales, ably assisted by guests including Margaret Cabourn-Smith, Lolly Adefope, Robert Webb and Susan Calman. Macbeth Rebothered: It’s the Scottish Play, but not as we know it: The Penny Dreadfuls present a rebooted version of the classic story that paints the noble King in a very different light. Starring Greg McHugh as Macbeth and Susan Calman as the Narrator. The Odyssey: The Penny Dreadfuls take on Homer´s tale of Odyseuss´s epic journey home from the Trojan Wars and the incredible monsters and enchantress he encounters en route. Starring Robert Webb as Odysseus. The Curse of the Beagle: In 1831, a 22-year-old Charles Darwin set sail on HMS Beagle for a five-year voyage that changed the course of his life. He later published his stories of the trip, but in this reimagining The Penny Dreadfuls uncover the untold story that Darwin kept to himself. Produced by Julia McKenzie. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio. Language: English. Narrator: full cast, Margaret Cabourn-Smith, Robert Webb, Susan Calman, Greg McHugh, Lolly Adefope. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhuk/002647de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In 1950, NBC began broadcasting Nightbeat, considered one of the finest shows of its time. The show featured Randy Stone, a reporter who covered the night beat for the Chicago Star with a unique blend of wit, compassion, and toughness. From murder to mystery, gunplay to climactic chases, from heartache to hardboiled, every night brought a new story to Randy Stone. Radio Archives invites you to listen to six brand-new Nightbeat stories set on the streets of Randy Stone´s Chicago in Nightbeat: Night Stories. Authors Howard Hopkins, Will Murray, Paul Bishop, Mark Squirek, Bobby Nash, and Tommy Hancock breathe new life into Randy Stone, bringing the nostalgic noir feel of the radio series fans have enjoyed for over 60 years to newly written tales that capture the true essence of Nightbeat. A mystery involving a puzzle. A mad killer strangling women. A young boy on the wrong road. An old flame threatening to burn again. Blood and conspiracy in the boxing ring. The murder of a reporter. And at the center of every tale, Randy Stone. This nostalgic collection of new tales for your listening pleasure comes alive courtesy of noted actor Michael C. Gwynne. Delivering each line with a mix of two fisted determination and humanity, Gwynne makes Randy Stone and his Chicago living, breathing realities for both Nightbeat fans and new listeners. Listen as 1950s Chicago comes alive when the sun sets. Join Michael C. Gwynne as Randy Stone in Nightbeat: Night Stories. This collection includes: ´´Introduction´´, by Tommy Hancock; ´´Strangler´´, by Howard Hopkins; ´´The Chicago Punch´´, by Paul Bishop; ´´Puzzle in Purple´´, by Will Murray; ´´Down Addison Road´´, by Mark Squirek; ´´Lucky´´, by Tommy Hancock; and ´´The One That Got Away´´, by Bobby Nash. Michael C. Gwynne´s outstanding achievements have encompassed all areas of entertainment - radio, television and film. Throughout the ´60s Michael could be heard as... Language: English. Narrator: Michael C. Gwynne. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/003630de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
To western fans, he will always be best known as Festus Haggen, the grizzled and cantankerous sidekick of Sheriff Matt Dillon on the CBS television series Gunsmoke. Complete with a three-day growth of beard and a dry-throated voice, Ken Curtis co-starred on the series for 11 years and became one of the best-loved comedic actors in television history. But even die-hard fans of Dodge City may not realize that, in the years just after World War II, their favorite western deputy was, in fact, a singing cowboy - the star of his own movie series at Columbia Pictures and a musical radio favorite to boot. Joining Ken Curtis on this new series of shows, titled Chuck-Wagon Jamboree, was a batch of talented studio musicians called The Novelty Aces, who would support Curtis musically in his solo numbers, appear as laughing and joking hillbilly hicks between songs, and also be featured in their own musical numbers. Art West was both announcer and performer. Language: English. Narrator: full cast. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/drms/001495de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
England in the 1920s. Whilst K9 is off in the TARDIS leading the Black Guardian on a wild goose chase, the Doctor and Romana are enjoying a leisurely lifestyle as the Lord and Lady of a London townhouse. But trouble never stays away from them for long, and before they know it a chance discovery of alien technology leads them deep into the heart of the English countryside, where a malign presence lurks. As the Doctor dodges deadly butlers and ferocious gamekeepers, Romana is faced with a malevolent aunt and an even deadlier peril - marriage. Directed By: Ken Bentley ungekürzt. Language: English. Narrator: Tom Baker, Mary Tamm, Julia McKenzie. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bgfn/000274de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Have you ever wondered what life would be like as a young woman running a farm? Sally Anne Criplett is just that girl. Living with her mole-obsessed, gun-happy, cider-drinking father, Sally has her work cut out. But with the love of local farm boy Johnny Hutchins and their mutual passion for Elvis and farm machinery, life can be full of frolics. Devon Girl is a lighthearted look at farming with a fair sprinkling of colorful locals, such as the adorable best friend Mary, an imposing lesbian vicar, and local irresistible calf dealer Richard Sucksmith. Grab a cup of tea, and sit back for a bit of a giggle with this British comedy directed by multiple award-winning BBC producer Cherry Cookson. Language: English. Narrator: full cast. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/008883de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.