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The podcast is comprised mostly from selected old time radio shows that are the highest quality I can find and the favorite episodes of many old time radio fans; plus some old Classic TV, history, or anything of a nostalgic nature from time to time. Enjoy!


Jim Reeves Christmas Radio Show

Jim Reeves was one of the best of the "Nashville Sound" style country and western singers. His fame was widespread, not only in the USA, but also in Britain, India, Scandanavia and South Africa. Born in 1923 in Panola County, Texas, Jim after college began to pursue a professional baseball career but was sidelined by an injury to his leg while a pitcher with the Houston Buffaloes. He also for a brief period was a full-time radio announcer. He began his recording career in 1945, and also composed his own songs. The peak of his career came in late 1959-early 1960 with the success of the single "He'll Have To Go", which reached number 2 in the U.S. hit record charts and number 12 in Britain, ultimately reaching three million in sales. After his success he made successful tours of the U.S., Scandinavia and South Africa.

Jim Reeves Christmas Radio Show.mp3

The Lady from the Sea by Henrik Ibsen

Translated by Ann Jellicoe, Henrik Ibsen's classic drama of Ellida, who after a torrid affair with a sailor has settled for marriage to a kind,
elderly doctor. But the sailor returns....
The action of the play takes place during a summer in the 1880s in a small town on a fiord in northern Norway.   

Margaret Leighton and John Clements with Robert Ayres, Michael Gwynn and Richard Fasco 
Produced By: Charles Lefeaux

Third Programme, 19 September 1961  20.00
11-08-17 

The Lady from the Sea by Henrik Ibsen.mp3

SNT - The Best Baby by William Andrew (1978)

With Gwyneth Guthrie, Diana Olsson and Finlay Welsh 

 'Twenty years ago my baby brother was kidnapped and abandoned on a hillside. The police asked a lot of questions of a lot of people but we never did find out who did it. Leave it alone, will you. No one can possibly find the answer now!' 

 Directed By: Gordon Emslie BBC Scotland

Pauline Browning: -Sheila Donald
Sylvia Dunn: Diana Olsson
a child: Marry Rrigans: Barrie
Emma Forrest: Gwyneth Guthrie
Peter Forrest: Finlay Welsh
Barrie Browning: Robert Trotter
Colin Teviot: Tom Cotcher
Dorothy: Isobel Gardne 

 Saturday-Night Theatre
BBC Radio 4 FM, 14 January 1978 20.30
 

To Wake The Dead (part 2)

Publication date 1997-10-22

To Wake the Dead, a detective story by John Dickson Carr featuring his series detective Gideon Fell. A mystery of the type known as a whodunnit.

To Wake The Dead 02.mp3

To Wake The Dead (part 1)

Publication date 1997-10-22

To Wake the Dead, a detective story by John Dickson Carr featuring his series detective Gideon Fell. A mystery of the type known as a whodunnit.

To Wake The Dead 01.mp3

Cleft Stick

Cleft Stick by R D Wingfield
Publication date 1973-12-19

A woman claims she was attacked by a stranger while walking home through some woods, and killed her attacker with her husband's gun. But when she is interviewed by the police, she denies that she ever told her husband of such an attack.


Cleft Stick.mp3

King Solomon's Mines

King Solomon's Mines
by H Rider Haggard
Publication date 1990-12-29

Radio adaptation of the classic Victorian tale of adventure in darkest Africa. 

King Solomon's Mines.mp3

Dr Jekyll And Mr Hyde

Dr Jekyll And Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stephenson

Publication date 2007-02-03

Radio adaptation of the classic tale.

Dr Jekyll And Mr Hyde.mp3

Gaslight by Patrick Hamilton


Publication date 1968-10-26

Set in Victorian London, a wife notices that after her husband leaves each evening, the gaslight drops as if somebody else is in the house, turning on another light. Is this true, or is she going mad? Then she receives a stranger who tells her a peculiar story...... Classic mystery by Patrick Hamilton.

Gaslight by Patrick Hamilton.mp3

Gunsmoke - Uncle Finney

 
 
When Merry Florene's brothers return to Dodge to turn in their 103 year old Uncle Finney for fifty dollars, you know some shenanigan are afoot. 

Maverick - Shady Deal at Sunny Acres

 
 
Bret is picked clean & stranded in Sunny Acres by the burg's arrogant banker, so he puts together an M Team of con artists to take down & embarrass the handle-barred buzzard in Denver, while Bret sits whittling & rocking in a chair on a shady Sunny Acres porch, poor-mouthing all by-passers that he's "just working on" a plan. The small-town banker is way out of his league in silver-rich Denver with seductive Sam Crawford, intimidating Big Mike, slicksters Gentleman Jack & Dandy Jim etc. as Maverick's operatives in this classic episode.
 
 

Danny Meets Andy Griffith


Danny is arrested by Sheriff Andy Taylor for going through an unnoticed stop sign in the town of Mayberry.

Danny Meets Andy Griffith.mp4

Wyatt Earp Becomes a Marshal

 
Initially resistant to becoming a lawman, Wyatt Earp has a change of heart after seeing the sheriff of Ellsworth, Kansas murdered in cold blood by the inebriated brother of town scourge Ben Thompson.

Wyatt Earp Becomes a Marshal.mp4

The Cabin

 
To escape a potentially lethal blizzard, Matt seeks shelter in a cabin in which two psychopathic bandits have enslaved and repeatedly molested a young woman after murdering her father.

The Cabin.mp4

Maverick s01e01 War of the Silver Kings


War of the Silver Kings - Season 1, Episode 1 - 22 Sep. 1957 - We first glimpse Bret unshaven & dirty, lugging a rifle, trying to register at a classy hotel. Using the $1000 bill pinned inside his jacket, and adding some dollar-size strips cut from a newspaper, Bret cadges a room via a bulging envelope for the guest safe.

Maverick s01e01 War of the Silver Kings,mp4 


 

Bob Dylan - No Direction Home 2-2

"Bob Dylan: No Direction Home" is a two-hour, two-part music intensive radio special features exclusive music, interviews and other content from Bob Dylan's personal archives.

Bob Dylan - No Direction Home 2-2

Bob Dylan - No Direction Home 1-2

"Bob Dylan: No Direction Home" is a two-hour, two-part music intensive radio special features exclusive music, interviews and other content from Bob Dylan's personal archives.

Bob Dylan - No Direction Home 1-2

Charlie Poole - You Ain't Talkin' to Me


Charlie Poole (1892-1931), groundbreaking banjoist/songwriter, is known as the "Robert Johnson of country music." With his banjo-fiddle-guitar trio, The North Carolina Ramblers, Poole wrote and recorded country music's first mega-hit single ("Don't Let Your Deal Go Down") and many other classic songs that gave birth to the music of both Bill Monroe and Hank Williams. In this one-hour music intensive documentary, host Laura Cantrell traces the origins of modern country music through the songs of Charlie Poole.

Charlie Poole - You Ain't Talkin' to Me.mp3

Shirley Temple

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Shirley Temple Black (April 23, 1928 – February 10, 2014) was an American film and television actress, singer, dancer, and public servant, most famous as Hollywood's number-one box-office star from 1935 through 1938. As an adult, she entered politics and became a diplomat, serving as United States Ambassador to Ghana and later to Czechoslovakia, and as Chief of Protocol of the United States.

Temple had her own radio series on CBS. Junior Miss debuted March 4, 1942, with Temple in the title role. The series was based on stories by Sally Benson first published in The New Yorker. Sponsored by Procter & Gamble, Junior Miss was directed by Gordon Hughes, with David Rose as musical director.

Shirley Temple.mp4

Agatha Christie - Philomel Cottage

The recently married Alix Martin is obsessed with a recurring dream of her new husband’s murder.
Agatha Christie - Philomel Cottage.mp3

Agatha Christie - Witnesss for the Prosecution

Leonard Vole is arrested for the murder of Emily French, a wealthy older woman. Unaware that he was a married man, Miss French made him her principal heir, casting suspicion on Leonard.

Agatha Christie - Witnesss for the Prosecution.mp3

The Three Stooges

The Three Stooges were an American vaudeville and comedy act of the mid–20th century best known for their numerous Columbia short subject films, still syndicated on television in the 21st Century. Their hallmark was physical farce and slapstick. In films, the Stooges were commonly known by their first names: "Moe, Larry, and Curly" or "Moe, Larry, and Shemp", among other lineups depending on the films. There were six active stooges, five of whom performed in the shorts. Moe and Larry were always present until the last years of the ensemble's run of more than forty years.

The Three Stooges.mp4