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Operation luna Journey into Space - Operation Luna
The complete first series of this seminal BBC Radio sci-fi drama epic. Charles Chilton's classic radio sci-fi series. The original first series, "Journey to the Moon", was lost, but thirteen episodes were re-recorded in 1958 under the title "Operation Luna", starring Andrew Faulds as Jet Morgan, Alfie Bass as Lemmy, Guy Kingsley Poynter as Doc, David Williams as Mitch and also featuring David Jacobs.

View full source https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Journey_into_Space
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The Goon Show The Goon Show
The Goon Show was a British radio comedy programme, produced and broadcasted by the BBC Home Service from 1951 to 1960, with occasional repeats on the BBC Light Programme. The first series broadcast from 28 May to 20 September 1951, was titled Crazy People; subsequent series had the title The Goon Show.

The show's chief creator and main writer was Spike Milligan. The scripts mixed ludicrous plots with surreal humour, puns, catchphrases and an array of bizarre sound effects. 

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Bright Star Singles Bright Star Singles

Bright Star (aka The Irene Dunne-Fred MacMurray Show) was a 30-minute syndicated radio comedy-drama broadcast in 1952-53.

The storyline followed the misadventures of Hillsdale Morning Star editor Susan Armstrong (Irene Dunne) and her idealistic ace reporter George Harvey (Fred MacMurray) as they attempted to keep the struggling newspaper in business despite continual financial problems.

Harry von Zell and, later, Wendell Niles were the announcers for the series, which was syndicated by Ziv.

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The Great Gilder Sleves Radio show The Great Gildersleves
The Great Gildersleeve is a radio situation comedy broadcast from August 31, 1941, to March 21, 1957.Initially written by Leonard Lewis Levinson. The series was built around the character Throckmorton P. Gildersleeve, a regular element of the The Great Gildersleeve enjoyed its greatest popularity in the 1940s. Actor Harold Peary played the character during its transition from the parent show and later in four feature films released at the height of the show's popularity.
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Afloat with Henry Morgan Afloat with Henry Morgan
Afloat with Henry Morgan was an 52 episode Australian series from, it is generally thought - 1933. Each episode was about 12 minutes long and the series was probably aimed at the youth market.

It is not to be confused with the US show - 'The Henry Morgan Show'.

It was produced by and starred George Edwards, who also produced Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, Frankenstein, Corsican Brothers, and Son of Porthos, all Australian series as well.

We believe that Maurice Francis, an enthusiastic writer, and Nell Sterling, two of George Edwards long-time collaborators, were also featured in 'Afloat With Henry Morgan'.

To save money, Edwards played a variety of different roles and became known as 'the Man With A Thousand Voices'. It was a ventriloquial gift that encompassed small children, every variety of male voice, aged women, and foreigners. The maximum number of voices Edwards produced for a single scene was six; in the course of a single episode he would often double it.

Information for this series brief came from OTRCat.com, 'The Australian Dictionary of Biography Online', and Ian Grieve.
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In the early 1900s Westinghouse Electric employed an outstanding group of research engineers, including Phillips Thomas, who worked for the company for more than 35 years. In the early 1920s Thomas invented an "ultra-audible" microphone that enabled "scientists to hear sounds inaudible to the naked ear." He would later work on radio signal-controlled electric circuitry, and a vortex gun designed to eliminate smoke from factories by shooting it in vortex rings high into the atmosphere. After World War II, Thomas believed that the answer to mental telepathy might be found in the unexplored frequency band between ultra-short radar waves and the longest waves of light. Adventures In Research
A fascinating approach in introducing science to the inquisitive mind written by physicist, Dr. Phillips Thomas, the series first episode aired on the 25th May 1943 and continued for 12 years. Originally Adventures of Research was a Question and Answer session between Dr. Phillips Thomas and Paul Shannon, but to make the show more exciting, the Westinghouse physicist wrote dramatised versions of important discoveries includind  the invention of the typewriter, motor car penicillin, machine gun, skyscraper, and many  more important items.

Some compare the Adventures In Research series to The History Channel or the Discovery Network. The program was sponsored by Westinghouse, a company which knew the importance of science and research, the pysicist  Phillips Thomas worked at Westinghouse Laboratories.

More https://www.otrcat.com/p/adventures-in-research
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Dimension X was an NBC radio program  The first 13 episodes were broadcast live, and the remainder were pre-recorded. Fred Wiehe and Edward King were the directors, and Norman Rose was heard as both announcer and narrator (his famous opening: "Adventures in time and space... told in future tense..."). Dimension X
Dimension X was an NBC radio program broadcast on an unsponsored, sustaining basis from April 8, 1950 to September 29, 1951. The first 13 episodes were broadcast live, and the remainder were pre-recorded. Fred Wiehe and Edward King were the directors, and Norman Rose was heard as both announcer and narrator (his famous opening: "Adventures in time and space... told in future tense...").

View full source https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dimension_X
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Hancock's Half Hour Hancock's Half Hour
BBC radio comedy, and later television comedy series, broadcast from 1954 to 1961 and written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson. The series starred Tony Hancock, with Sidney James; the radio version also co-starred, at various times, Moira Lister, Andrée Melly, Hattie Jacques, Bill Kerr and Kenneth Williams.

The final television series, renamed simply Hancock, starred Hancock alone.
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The Red Planet The Red Planet
The second series of this classic BBC Radio sci-fi drama epic - plus extra bonus material. Charles Chilton's classic radio sci-fi series "Journey Into Space" thrilled listeners between 1953 and 1958, attracting almost eight million people to its gripping tale of the far future and the thrills of interstellar travel.

 View full source https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Journey_into_Space#The_Red_Planet
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The Navy Lark The Navy Lark
The Navy Lark is a radio sit-com about life aboard a British Royal Navy frigate named HMS Troutbridge, (a play on HMS Troubridge, a Royal Navy destroyer) based in HMNB Portsmouth. In series 1 and 2, the ship and crew were stationed offshore at an unnamed location known simply as "The Island". In series 2 this island was revealed to be owned by Lt. Cdr. Stanton.

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he programme was transmitted on the BBC Light Programme and subsequently BBC Radio 2.

View source https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Navy_Lark
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Life With The Lyons Radio Series Life With The Lyons
Life with the Lyons featured a real american family. Ben Lyon and his wife Bebe Daniels had settled in London during the Second World War and featured with Vic Oliver in the radio series Hi, Gang! that ran from 1940 to 1949. Life With the Lyons followed and, with Ben and Bebe, featured their children Richard and Barbara Lyon. Although scripted, it expanded on real-life events.

View full source https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Life_with_the_Lyons
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The Dam Busters Story The Dambusters Story
A great Australian old time radio series from 1954.

This serial chronicled the true story of the RAF Squadron 617, which during WWII was tasked to destroy the Möhne, Eder, and Sorpe dams in Germany. This would wreak havoc on the Ruhr Valley, an integral part of Nazi Germany's industrial base.

The old time radio show Dambusters is taken directly from the book written in 1951 by Paul Brickhill.

The mission to be carried out was code named 'Operation Chastise', and it was flown by the pilots of Royal Air Force Squadron 617. The 617 Squadron was a specialised squadron designed to take out difficult to reach targets, using specialized munitions. The show deals with all aspects of this mission from concept to completion. A great series which tells a great story. 

More info on tis Dambuster Blog abut  author Paul Brickhill https://dambustersblog.com/category/paul-brickhill/
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Dragnet Radio Series Dragnet
Dragnet is an american radio series, enacting the cases of a dedicated Los Angeles police detective, Sergeant Joe Friday, and his partners. The show takes its name from the police term "dragnet", meaning a system of coordinated measures for apprehending criminals or suspects.

Dragnet is perhaps the most famous and influential police procedural drama in media history. The series gave audience members a feel for the boredom and drudgery, as well as the danger and heroism, of police work. Dragnet earned praise for improving the public opinion of police officers.[

Actor and producer Jack Webb's aims in Dragnet were for realism and unpretentious acting. He achieved both goals, and Dragnet remains a key influence on subsequent police dramas in many media.
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Shelock Homes Sherlock Holmes
The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes was an old-time radio show which aired in the USA from October 2, 1939 to July 7, 1947. The show first aired on the Blue Network but later moved to the Mutual Broadcasting System. The radio stories were action packed, filled with atmosphere, and featured great music by Lou Kosloff, as well as excellent sound effects.

Originally, the show starred Basil Rathbone as Sherlock Holmes and Nigel Bruce as Dr. Watson. Together, they starred in 220 episodes which aired weekly on Mondays from 8:30 to 9:00pm. Commercialism seeped into the radio show from the start, as Watson himself, played by various actors, took on the co-host role with a spokesman for G. Washington Tea as a visitor ready to hear a Holmes story. Before a blazing fire with tea always at the brew, Watson reminiscences the great tales between comments on how good the tea is! Bromo Quinine sponsored some of the earlier programs on the NBC Blue Network and for a period Parker Pen was the sponsor.

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Advantures By Morse Adventures by Morse
Adventures by Morse was a syndicated adventure series produced, written and directed by Carlton E. Morse[1] in the mid-1940s, shortly after NBC canceled his I Love a Mystery series. In total, Morse produced 52 episodes of Adventures by Morse, each 30 minutes long.

The 52 30-minute episodes (and two sales pitches) were produced in the mid-1940s. Dates of production and the earliest broadcasts are uncertain. Several Internet sites mention that the entire series was broadcast in 1944, but in the final two chapters of It's Dismal to Die, it is clearly stated that the Second World War has ended. Advertisements have been found for broadcasts in 1946 and 1949.

The series was presented in 13-episode blocks (each containing two stories), with each ten-chapter story ending with a teaser for the following three-chapter story. The City of the Dead and A Coffin for the Lady are mentioned in the promotional recordings as the first and second story respectively. The order used below is the one found most often on fan sites on the Internet.

View Source https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adventures_by_Morse
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Joseph Losey Director Words at War Words At War

As one might well imagine, World War II generated thousands of books, periodical stories and novels spanning the entire spectrum of America and its allies' involvement in the War. Ranging from detailed human interest vignettes to macroscopic views of the strategies, tactics, politics and philosophy of War, these books provided many compelling, heart-rending, inspirational, and cautionary tales of the effect--and aftermath--of war.

In 1943, the United States Office of War Information (OWI), in cooperation with The Council on Books in Wartime, and the National Broadcasting Company combined to suggest a Radio program dramatizing some of the more important of these books.

View source http://www.digitaldeliftp.com/DigitalDeliToo/dd2jb-Words-At-War.html#
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Random History Random History

A selection of original historical broadcasts that include news items, pubblic service announcements , and  advertisements
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All Star Western Theatre All Star Western Theatre
The All Star Western Theatre graced the airwaves in the mid-1940's and was made up of a variety of different shows. The shows delivered riotous laughs and down-to-earth humor that was a pleasant alternative to other heavier and intense programs. The music of these old radio shows was done by a group called "The Riders of the Purple Sage," and was fronted by Foy Willing. Enjoy a rootin' tootin' hoe-down with the best of the West and download All Star Western Theatre today! Of the 78 episodes produced, Otter lists 66 that are in circulation today. So sit back, relax, and enjoy some well produced radio from the 40's.

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Richard Diamond Private Detective Richard Diamond Private Detective
In 1945, Dick Powell portrayed Phillip Marlowe in the movie "Murder My Sweet" based on Raymond Chandler's novel "Farewell My Lovely". This was a radical departure in character for Mr. Powell from a Hollywood song and dance man to a hard-boiled detective. On June 11,1945, the Lux Radio Theater brought "Murder My Sweet" to radio, again with Dick Powell in the lead. These two performances prompted his selection for the part of Richard Rogue, in Rogue’s Gallery after his role for Lux Radio Theater and Richard Diamond came four years later.

Richard Diamond, Private Detective came to NBC in 1949. Diamond was a slick, sophisticated detective, with a sharp tongue for folks who needed it. Diamond enjoyed the detective life, but not as much as entertaining his girl, Helen Asher. After each show, he would croon a number to his Park Avenue sweetheart. Mr. Powell, a former song and dance man, was perfect for the role. He added an extra dimension to the 40's hokey private eye drama.

View full Source  https://archive.org/details/OTRR_Richard_Diamond_Private_Detective_Singles
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Beyond Our Ken (Kenneth Williams.j Beyond Our Ken
Beyond Our Ken (1958–1964) was a radio comedy programme, the predecessor to Round the Horne (1965–1968). Both programmes starred Kenneth Horne, Kenneth Williams, Hugh Paddick, Betty Marsden and Bill Pertwee, with announcer Douglas Smith. Musical accompaniment was provided by the BBC Revue Orchestra. The name is a pun on Kenneth Horne's name and the (now mainly Northern English and Scots) word ken, meaning "knowledge or perception".

Eric Merriman had previously written material for Kenneth Horne on Henry Hall's Guest Night and Variety Playhouse and written some stand-up comedy material for Barry Took. In June 1957 the BBC Radio Variety department asked Merriman to come up with an idea for a radio series starring Horne. Merriman devised a format for the show with the working title Don't Look Now. The original memo on the subject still exists in the BBC archives.

The proposal was for a solo comedy series based on a formula of a fictional week in the life of Kenneth Horne. Other memos from the BBC archive show how the proposed format evolved and the discussion of alternative titles (including Around the Horne).
View full source  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beyond_Our_Ken
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Orson Welles Les Misérables
Les Misérables is a seven-part radio series broadcast July 23–September 3, 1937 (Fridays at 10 p.m. ET), on the Mutual Network.[1][2] Orson Welles adapted Victor Hugo's novel, directed the series and starred as Jean Valjean. The 22-year-old Welles developed the idea of telling stories with first-person narration on the series, which was his first job as a writer-director for radio.[3]:338 Les Misérables was one of Welles's earliest and finest achievements on radio,[4]:160 and marked the radio debut of the Mercury Theatre.

The production costarred Martin Gabel as JaverLes Misérables is a seven-part radio series broadcast July 23–September 3, 1937 (Fridays at 10 p.m. ET), on the Mutual Network.[1][2] Orson Welles adapted Victor Hugo's novel, directed the series and starred as Jean Valjean. The 22-year-old Welles developed the idea of telling stories with first-person narration on the series, which was his first job as a writer-director for radio.[3]:338 Les Misérables was one of Welles's earliest and finest achievements on radio,[4]:160 and marked the radio debut of the Mercury Theatre.

The production costarred Martin Gabel as Javert, Alice Frost as Fantine, and Virginia Nicolson, Welles's first wife, as the adult Cosette. The supporting cast included Ray Collins, Agnes Moorehead, Everett Sloane, Betty Garde, Hiram Sherman, Frank Readick, Richard Widmark, Richard Wilson and William Allandt, Alice Frost as Fantine, and Virginia Nicolson, Welles's first wife, as the adult Cosette. The supporting cast included Ray Collins, Agnes Moorehead, Everett Sloane, Betty Garde, Hiram Sherman, Frank Readick, Richard Widmark, Richard Wilson and William Alland
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Cloak and Dagger Sngles OTR Cloak and Dagger Singles
Cloak and Dagger opened over the NBC network on May 7, 1950. It had a short run through the Summer on Sundays, changing to Fridays after its Summer run. The last show aired Oct. 22, 1950.
The series told fictional stories of OSS agents during World War II who took dangerous missions behind enemy lines, knowing they may never return alive.
The theme music was either identical or very similar to that used by Tales of the Texas Rangers.
Sherman Marks directed. The cast consisted of The Hungarian Giant, played by Raymond Edward Johnson, and Impy, the Midget, played by Gilbert Mack.

https://archive.org/details/OTRR_Cloak_and_Dagger_Singles
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Lights Out Lights Out
Lights Out is an American old-time radio program devoted mostly to horror and the supernatural.

Created by Wyllis Cooper and then eventually taken over by Arch Oboler, versions of Lights Out aired on different networks, at various times, from January 3, 1934 to the summer of 1947 and the series eventually made the transition to television. Lights Out was one of the earliest radio horror programs, predating Suspense and Inner Sanctum.

View full source https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lights_Out_(radio_show)