Thursday, 21 September 2017

1940’s Radio Presents Harry & Edna

Written by Monday, 02 January 2017 12:48 Published in 1940s Variety Shows

Harry and Edna on the wireless with your favourite 1940s Radio Station1940’s Radio Presents Harry & Edna

Harry & Edna on the Wireless

Every Thursday and Sunday 8:00pm GMT

 Join Harry & Edna as they have a good natter about the current British vintage scene & play ‘tip top’ gramophone tunes.

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Nick Carter

Written by Tuesday, 11 October 2016 10:10 Published in 1940s Radio Detective Series

Nick Carter, Master Detective

Thrilling Radio From the 1940's

Nick Carter, Master Detective was a Mutual radio crime drama based on tales of the fictional private detective Nick Carter from Street & Smith's dime novels and pulp magazines. Nick Carter first came to radio as The Return of Nick Carter, a reference to the character's pulp origins, but the title was soon changed to Nick Carter, Master Detective. A veteran radio dramatist, Ferrin Fraser, wrote many of the scripts.

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The Old Gold Comedy Theater

Written by Tuesday, 11 October 2016 07:40 Published in 1940s Variety Shows

The Old Gold Comedy Theater

1940's Variety Theatre

The Old Gold Comedy Theater aired over NBC for one season, from October 29, 1944 to June 10, 1945. The Lennen and Mitchell ad agency wanted to produce a comedy series for Old Gold cigarettes, a brand of the Lorillard Tobacco Company.

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Frontier Town

Written by Tuesday, 11 October 2016 07:17 Published in 1940s Radio Adventure Series

Frontier Town Late 40's Radio Adventure

Frontier Town

Chad Remington is an aspiring new lawyer in the big city whose world and dreams are turned upside down by the news of his father's murder back in the small ranching town of Dos Rios where he was raised. His quest to bring the killer to justice serves as the springboard to an unexpected new career as a crimefighting attorney struggling to bring order to his small corner of the frontier as it makes the difficult transition from the Old West to the New.

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The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

Written by Monday, 10 October 2016 12:54 Published in 1940s Radio Detective Series

Sherlock Holmes on 1940's Radio

A Classic 1940's Radio Detective Series

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.

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The Romance of the Ranchos

Written by Monday, 10 October 2016 10:32 Published in 1940s Vintage Westerns

Romance of the Ranchos

California in the 1940's

Romance of the Ranchos ran from 1941 to 1946 and told the story of the expeditions of men and women that tried to tame the wilds that existed in early California.

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All Star Western Theatre

Written by Monday, 10 October 2016 07:32 Published in 1940s Vintage Westerns

Cowboy Based 1940's Western Variety

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.

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The Danny Kaye Show

Written by Saturday, 08 October 2016 18:30 Published in 1940s Variety Shows

Great 40's Family Favourites

 

The Danny Kaye Show is an American variety show hosted by Danny Kaye that aired on CBS from September 25, 1963, to June 7, 1967, on Wednesday nights. Directed by Robert Scheerer, the show premiered in black-and-white, but later switched to color broadcasts.

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The Alan Young Show

Written by Saturday, 08 October 2016 18:29 Published in 1940s Variety Shows

The Alan Young Show

The British Crossed The Pond - The Alan Young Show

The Alan Young Show is an American radio and television series presented in diverse formats over a nine-year period and starring English actor Alan Young.

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William "Bud" Abbott and Lou Costello

Written by Saturday, 08 October 2016 18:28 Published in 1940s Variety Shows

Abbott and Costello

Vintage Slapstick Comedy From Two of the Masters

William "Bud" Abbott and Lou Costello were an American comedy duo whose work in vaudeville and on stage, radio, film and television made them the most popular comedy team during the 1940s and early 1950s. Their patter routine "Who's on First?" is one of the best-known comedy routines of all time and set the framework for many of their best-known comedy bits.

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