Topics

Fw: BBC Radio Drama


Chris J Brady
 

Interesting posts recently. Thank you.

Larry and the rest of you guys need to know about a great source for Brit. radio drama.

https://archive.org/details/radioarchive.cx
https://archive.org/download/radioarchive.cx/

To download click on the entry in the listings

https://archive.org/search.php?query=bbc%20radio%204
https://archive.org/search.php?query=bbc%20radio%204%20drama

https://archive.org/search.php?query=bbc%20radio%204%20extra
https://archive.org/search.php?query=bbc%20radio%204%20extra%20drama

https://archive.org/search.php?query=bbc%20radio%202
https://archive.org/search.php?query=bbc%20radio%202%20drama

To download a programme click on the VBR link; the MU3 file contains the link to the MP3 file, you can download this last

CJB
----- Forwarded message -----

From: main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io <digestnoreply@groups.io>
To: "chrisjbrady@..." <chrisjbrady@...>
Sent: Saturday, 3 October 2020, 14:11:42 BST
Subject: [OldTimeRadioResearchers] Old Time Radio Researchers - Digest #290

Groups.io
This is a digest for Old Time Radio Researchers. View all your groups.io groups, and edit your subscriptions, here.
Do not reply to this email. To reply to a message, click the Reply link under the message.
Topics in this digest:
.
1. Re: HISTORICAL CRIME CASES AS DRAMATIZED ON RADIO PROGRAMS: Episode Summary #1
messages:
.
1a. 
Re: HISTORICAL CRIME CASES AS DRAMATIZED ON RADIO PROGRAMS: Episode Summary #1
From: Larry Maupin
Date: Fri, 02 Oct 2020 08:44:13 PDT

Scott, your message is replete with interesting details and suggestions.  I know that Radio Spirits has put together a lot of attractively packaged sets, but I have not purchased anything from it in years.  I think the prices are too high, and sometimes have been disappointed in the audio quality of its recordings.  Others may still like it because the illustrations on the boxes would make a collection of them look nice in a display case or on a mantle.


As for contemporary British radio, I agree that it is a wonderful source of dramatic programs.  I am including three post-1967 series in the curated set I am working on for that very reason.  I think these can qualify under the CBS Radio Mystery Theater exception because David is in the process of certifying that collection, and all the episodes in it were aired after 1962.  I also have dozens of episodes of series such as Saturday Night at the Movies, Saturday Night Theatre, Play of the Week  and Playhouse BBC on cassettes that could comprise a curated set but would probably have to be placed on the Internet Archive because they are not considered old-time radio programs and are all British.

As for curated collections of American Golden Age radio, I think your idea is a good one.  The best thing about these is that there are so many different ways to group episodes into collections that we could have many of them if other members decide to curate their own.  It could be a type of character as you suggest.  I have noticed that there are many characters like Shuffle Shober in Ma Perkins who sound like an ignorant bumpkin but are credited with a homespun wisdom and a good heart, and sometimes turn out to be right on moral issues.  Then there is the seductive homewrecker like Regina Rawlings in Backstage Wife and Alec Ransom in Road of Life

I will stop here, but thank you for the post and I hope other members will have something to say on this topic. 

Larry 

-----------------------------------------

From: "Scott Galley via groups.io"
To: main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io
Cc:
Sent: Friday October 2 2020 7:58:39AM
Subject: Re: [OldTimeRadioResearchers] HISTORICAL CRIME CASES AS DRAMATIZED ON RADIO PROGRAMS: Episode Summary #1

The "Unwritten Law" is a show I'm not familiar with, Larry, although I collect a lot of contemporary British programming. I'm glad that you're taking this path, as the curated set of 'historical cases' seems (in my mind, anyway) to have been covered by companies such as 'Radio Spirits'. If your going to take on such a project, then it's great to read of shows that people may not be familiar with. Contemporary British radio (1967 on, I think, when the BBC changed over from "The Light Programme" to "BBC Radio 2") is a treasure trove of dramatic radio, comedy and the such, so this is a welcome addition.

If we're talking about a curated collection of American Golden Age radio, then why not something obscure, like the "Thespian, or the Ham Actor". Always a favourite character of mine, this stereotypical fellow crops up in Westerns, Crime Shows, Comedies... sometimes for comedic effect, sometimes for real pathos. Just a thought.

Scott

--
Larry Maupin
View/Reply Online | Reply To Group | Reply To Sender | Mute Topic | Top ^ | New Topic
Groups.io © 2020 Groups.io
You are receiving this email because you are subscribed to main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io via chrisjbrady@.... You can unsubscribe here.


Larry Maupin
 

Chris, I'm glad you are enjoying the posts, and thank you for all the links.  It will be an adventure for everyone to be able to explore the different series that they lead to.

Larry

-----------------------------------------

From: "Chris J Brady via groups.io"
To: main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io
Cc:
Sent: Saturday October 3 2020 12:21:29PM
Subject: [OldTimeRadioResearchers] Fw: BBC Radio Drama

Interesting posts recently. Thank you.

Larry and the rest of you guys need to know about a great source for Brit. radio drama.

https://archive.org/details/radioarchive.cx
https://archive.org/download/radioarchive.cx/

To download click on the entry in the listings

https://archive.org/search.php?query=bbc%20radio%204
https://archive.org/search.php?query=bbc%20radio%204%20drama

https://archive.org/search.php?query=bbc%20radio%204%20extra
https://archive.org/search.php?query=bbc%20radio%204%20extra%20drama

https://archive.org/search.php?query=bbc%20radio%202
https://archive.org/search.php?query=bbc%20radio%202%20drama

To download a programme click on the VBR link; the MU3 file contains the link to the MP3 file, you can download this last

CJB
----- Forwarded message -----

From: main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io <digestnoreply@groups.io>
To: "chrisjbrady@..." <chrisjbrady@...>
Sent: Saturday, 3 October 2020, 14:11:42 BST
Subject: [OldTimeRadioResearchers] Old Time Radio Researchers - Digest #290

Groups.io
This is a digest for Old Time Radio Researchers. View all your groups.io groups, and edit your subscriptions, here.
Do not reply to this email. To reply to a message, click the Reply link under the message.
Topics in this digest:
.
1. Re: HISTORICAL CRIME CASES AS DRAMATIZED ON RADIO PROGRAMS: Episode Summary #1
messages:
.
1a. 
Re: HISTORICAL CRIME CASES AS DRAMATIZED ON RADIO PROGRAMS: Episode Summary #1
From: Larry Maupin
Date: Fri, 02 Oct 2020 08:44:13 PDT

Scott, your message is replete with interesting details and suggestions.  I know that Radio Spirits has put together a lot of attractively packaged sets, but I have not purchased anything from it in years.  I think the prices are too high, and sometimes have been disappointed in the audio quality of its recordings.  Others may still like it because the illustrations on the boxes would make a collection of them look nice in a display case or on a mantle.


As for contemporary British radio, I agree that it is a wonderful source of dramatic programs.  I am including three post-1967 series in the curated set I am working on for that very reason.  I think these can qualify under the CBS Radio Mystery Theater exception because David is in the process of certifying that collection, and all the episodes in it were aired after 1962.  I also have dozens of episodes of series such as Saturday Night at the Movies, Saturday Night Theatre, Play of the Week  and Playhouse BBC on cassettes that could comprise a curated set but would probably have to be placed on the Internet Archive because they are not considered old-time radio programs and are all British.

As for curated collections of American Golden Age radio, I think your idea is a good one.  The best thing about these is that there are so many different ways to group episodes into collections that we could have many of them if other members decide to curate their own.  It could be a type of character as you suggest.  I have noticed that there are many characters like Shuffle Shober in Ma Perkins who sound like an ignorant bumpkin but are credited with a homespun wisdom and a good heart, and sometimes turn out to be right on moral issues.  Then there is the seductive homewrecker like Regina Rawlings in Backstage Wife and Alec Ransom in Road of Life

I will stop here, but thank you for the post and I hope other members will have something to say on this topic. 

Larry 

-----------------------------------------

From: "Scott Galley via groups.io"
To: main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io
Cc:
Sent: Friday October 2 2020 7:58:39AM
Subject: Re: [OldTimeRadioResearchers] HISTORICAL CRIME CASES AS DRAMATIZED ON RADIO PROGRAMS: Episode Summary #1

The "Unwritten Law" is a show I'm not familiar with, Larry, although I collect a lot of contemporary British programming. I'm glad that you're taking this path, as the curated set of 'historical cases' seems (in my mind, anyway) to have been covered by companies such as 'Radio Spirits'. If your going to take on such a project, then it's great to read of shows that people may not be familiar with. Contemporary British radio (1967 on, I think, when the BBC changed over from "The Light Programme" to "BBC Radio 2") is a treasure trove of dramatic radio, comedy and the such, so this is a welcome addition.

If we're talking about a curated collection of American Golden Age radio, then why not something obscure, like the "Thespian, or the Ham Actor". Always a favourite character of mine, this stereotypical fellow crops up in Westerns, Crime Shows, Comedies... sometimes for comedic effect, sometimes for real pathos. Just a thought.

Scott

--
Larry Maupin
View/Reply Online | Reply To Group | Reply To Sender | Mute Topic | Top ^ | New Topic
Groups.io © 2020 Groups.io
You are receiving this email because you are subscribed to main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io via chrisjbrady@.... You can unsubscribe here.

--
Larry Maupin