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Kevin Lauderdale takes over the hosting duties for Presenting the Transcription Feature. Twice a month he’ll bring you the best of Old Time Radio comedy, drama, and quiz shows. This time out, it’s a double-shot of the BBC with two British programs. The Men from the Ministry has fun with incompetent British civil servants, and in The Lives of Harry Lime, Orson Welles reprises his role as the criminal mastermind from the classic film thriller The Third Man.

 

 

 

 

Episodes

05:49 The Men from the Ministry, "The Big Rocket," November 6, 1962

37:42 The Lives of Harry Lime, "The Bohemian Star," September 7, 1951

 

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It's been some time since the last episode of Presenting the Transciption Feature and sadly this episode brings John's stint as host to an end.  But fear not, the show is not over.  Listen in as John tells you who is taking over the show and what it will be like.  In order to prepare for the change in hosts, John presents the final part of the last Adventures of Superman and the final episodes of The Avengers serials he ran before his long break.  Thanks to all for listening and stay tuned.

 

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Guest host Kevin Lauderdale (It Has Come to My Attention, Mighty Movie's Temple of Bad) brings to your attention an assortment of old time radio Christmas comedy, commercials, and songs. 

Episode Extracts, December 21, 2013

7:38 "The Jack Benny Show", Armed Forced Radio and Television Service special, December 1957

34:25  Don Wilson Jell-O ad, "The Jack Benny Show",  December 17, 1939

35:26  Rexall ad, "The Phil Harris / Alice Faye Show", December 19, 1948

36:28 "The Bob Hope Show", Armed Forced Radio and Television Service special, December 1957

51:17 Bing Crosby Chesterfield cigarettes ad, "The Bing Crosby Show", December 20, 1950

53:35 Bing Crosby war-time rationing PSA, "The Kraft Music Hall (The Bing Crosby Show)",  December 16, 1943

54:45 "The Jack Benny Show", December 20, 1953

1:01:47  Phil Harris sings "Jingle Bells", "The Phil Harris / Alice Faye Show", December 19, 1948

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    Dragnet returns to Presenting the Transcription Feature as Jack Webb once again patrols the streets of Los Angeles in a quest for law and order.  This week, Joe Friday looks into the beating of a woman who has recently joined "The Big Church".  In addition, there are episodes of The Adventures of Superman and The Avengers.

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    November 2, 2013
    0:29 - Whispers Radio Promo
    4:34 - The Adventures of Superman - "Pillar of Fire at Graves End", part 2 - August 7, 1940
    17:59 - Dragnet - "Daddy's Girl" - November 2, 1950
    49:39 - The Avengers - "The Morning After", part 2

     


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      Presenting the Transcription Feature: The Mercury Theater on the Air - The War of the Worlds

      The War of the Worlds is an episode of the American radio drama anthology series The Mercury Theatre on the Air. It was performed as a Halloween episode of the series on October 30, 1938, and aired over the Columbia Broadcasting System radio network. Directed and narrated by actor and future filmmaker Orson Welles, the episode was an adaptation of H. G. Wells's novel The War of the Worlds(1898).

      The first two thirds of the 62-minute broadcast were presented as a series of simulated news bulletins, which suggested to many listeners that an actual alien invasion by Martians was currently in progress. Compounding the issue was the fact that the Mercury Theatre on the Air was a sustaining show (it ran without commercial breaks), adding to the program's realism. Although there were sensationalist accounts in the press about a supposed panic in response to the broadcast, the precise extent of listener response has been debated.

      In the days following the adaptation, however, there was widespread outrage and panic by certain listeners, who had believed the events described in the program were real. The program's news-bulletin format was described as cruelly deceptive by some newspapers and public figures, leading to an outcry against the perpetrators of the broadcast. Despite these complaints—or perhaps in part because of them—the episode secured Welles' fame as a dramatist.

      To celebrate the 75th anniversary of the broadcast of this program, John shares the original broadcast as well as tells you about the BBC production of Independence Day UK, a tie-in audio drama to the blockbuster movie done in the style of The War of the World.  Check out Kevin Lauderdale's more detailed look at the original production on his It Has Come to My Attention.

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      October means that we dip in once again to the CBS Radio Mystery Theater.  This year, we look at the final year of EG Marshall's turn as host of the long running anthology series. Plus, we conclude the current stories for Superman and The Avengers and premiere new stories.

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      October 26, 2013
      0:29 - The Weekly Podioplex Promo
      4:35 - The Adventures of Superman - "Pillar of Fire at Graves End", part 1 - August 5, 1940
      16:25 - CBS Radio Mystery Theater - "Daddy's Girl" - October 26, 1981
      1:01:32 - The Avengers - "The Morning After", part 1



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      October means that we dip in once again to the CBS Radio Mystery Theater.  This year, we look at the final year of EG Marshall's turn as host of the long running anthology series. Plus, we conclude the current stories for Superman and The Avengers and premiere new stories.

      Please comment on this episodes here or write john@chronicrift.com or call 888-866-9010.

       

       

       


      October 19, 2013
      0:29 - Teenage Wasteland Podcast Promo
      4:30 - The Adventures of Superman - "Lighthouse Point Smugglers", part 6 - August 3, 1940
      15:40 - CBS Radio Mystery Theater - "The Equalizer" - October 19, 1981
      58:25 - The Avengers - "From Venus with Love", part 6


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      October means that we dip in once again to the CBS Radio Mystery Theater.  This year, we look at the final year of EG Marshall's turn as host of the long running anthology series. Plus, we conclude the current stories for Superman and The Avengers and premiere new stories.

      Please comment on this episodes here or write john@chronicrift.com or call 888-866-9010.

       

       

       


      October 12, 2013
      0:29 - Twisted Geeks Podcast Promo
      4:35 - The Adventures of Superman - "Lighthouse Point Smugglers", part 5 - July 31, 1940
      15:35 - CBS Radio Mystery Theater - "The 500 Carats" - October 12, 1981
      59:55 - The Avengers - "From Venus with Love", part 5



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      October means that we dip in once again to the CBS Radio Mystery Theater.  This year, we look at the final year of EG Marshall's turn as host of the long running anthology series. Plus, we conclude the current stories for Superman and The Avengers and premiere new stories.

      Please comment on this episodes here or write john@chronicrift.com or call 888-866-9010.

       

       

       

      October 4, 2013
      0:29 - The Regis Jack Experience Netcast Promo
      3:46 - The Adventures of Superman - "Lighthouse Point Smugglers", part 4 - July 29, 1940
      16:45 - CBS Radio Mystery Theater - "The Solid Gold Zarf" - October 4, 1981
      1:01:34 - The Avengers - "From Venus with Love", part 4

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      It had a great lead actor, an interesting take on the Western genre, and was produced when Westerns were king on television.  So why did Frontier Gentleman only last a little less than a year?  It's the featured presentation this month and that and more will be discussedPlus, we continue the current stories for Superman and The Avengers.

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      September 14, 2013
      0:29 - The Revcast Roundtable Promo
      3:50 - The Adventures of Superman - "Lighthouse Point Smugglers", part 4 - July 27, 1940
      15:55 - Frontier Gentleman - "A Horse for Kendall" - September 14, 1958
      41:03 - The Avengers - "From Venus with Love", part 4


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