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Episode 52: Quiet Please

Creep on into Episode 52, as new diets are put to the "tesht"...
 
Adam discovers a trade secret, and we get hygiene tips from Sookie...

Reviews this week include 'The Man Who Broke The Bank At Monte Carlo', 'Quiet Please - Murder!', and 'The House On 92nd Street'...

Radio entertainment comes courtesy of The Screen Guild Theatre, the place where a rather sinister assassination attempt once took place...

Come on in and hear all about it...

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Episode 51: Crime Time

This week, we're hanging out at the dark end of the street, as Adam presents three classic crime movies: 1932's 'The Hatchet Man', 1939's 'King Of The Underworld', and 1947's 'Kiss Of Death'...

Also, listen to how survey men used to waste their time...

Discover some fascinating new uses for Carnation evaporated milk...

Hear an entirely new range of Canterburys, including the "Canter-Betty", the "Candy-Bury Man" and the all new "Metallicanterbury"...

Plus, radio entertainment from the Lux Radio Theatre!

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Episode 50: First Class Or Nothing

This week a SHOUTY MAN gets Adam on the straight and narrow...

...discover the answer to that question you've often asked yourself, namely "What Are The Four Maddest Songs From Years Gone By?"...

...a completely unexpected advert, AND...

...reviews of three more classic movies:

Charlie Chan In The Secret Service (1944)
The Little Giant (1933)
Midnight (1939)

Radio entertainment comes courtesy of the Lux Radio Theatre

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Episode 49: Bogie Man

Attaboy Clarence returns featuring...

...vegetable cocktails, thank yous, computer-operating dogs, AND...

...three movies featuring Humphrey Bogart as a pilot, a cowboy, and a visitor to the east! Radio entertainment comes courtesy of a very special pairing...

Welcome back to Attaboy Clarence! Take a seat and relax.

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The Attaboy Clarence Christmas Special 2015

Merry Christmas, and welcome to the second annual festive edition of Attaboy Clarence, featuring...

A completely natural conversation about a Letter To Santa!

A festive Disney Christmas gift!

Santa playing 20 Questions!

Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson undergoing a very special identity crisis!

A warm and fuzzy adaptation of a true Christmas classic!

PLUS...

Special appearances from Bing Crosby, Walt Disney, Judy Garland, Sookie the dog, Arthur Askey,The Three Little Pigs, Basil Rathbone, Donald Duck, Perry Como, The Brighton Strangler, Nigel Bruce, Dinah Shore, Frank Sinatra, YOU GUYS, and the return of Humphrey...

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Episode 47: The Haunted Shores

This week, Adam returns to horror once more, reviews of three classic scary movies: The Ghost Train (1941), House Of Horrors (1946), and The Uninvited (1944).

There's annoyance aplenty in the form of Arthur Askey, lumbering murderers in the form of The Creeper, and chills on the coast with Ray Milland...

ALSO, hear an ad translated on the fly, LISTEN to the most niche medical product of all time, and TURN DOWN THE LIGHTS as the Screen Director's Playhouse provides the thrills...

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Episode 46: Brother To Sun, Friend To Rain

This week, Adam receives some unwanted attention from a bad piano player, and tries to work out what the hell the "green can" song is all about...

CANTERBURYS of all varieties! A competition WINNER! A special GUEST!

AND... THREE movies to tell you about: 'Dodsworth' (1936), 'Reckless' (1935) and the ridiculous (and ridiculously entertaining) 'Tarzan's New York Adventure' (1942), otherwise known as 'Tarzan Goes To Court'.

Radio entertainment comes courtesy of the Lux Radio Theatre, and features the superlative talents of Cary Grant and Claudette Colbert.

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Episode 45: Here Be Monsters!

This week, we're tiptoeing into the shadows once more, as a light is thrown onto some amazing creature features: 'The Valley Of Gwangi' (1969) and 'The Fly' (1958)...

But it isn't all good news, because Adam also accidentally watched his NEW WORST FILM OF ALL TIME, 1956's 'Indestructible Man' starring Lon Chaney Jr... (shudder...)

We'll also SING disturbing songs around a campfire, MARVEL at how cool popcorn can't be, and throw out some very international CANTERBURYS, so cringe in fear... It's Episode 45: Here Be Monsters!

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Episode 44: The Girl In The Pasture

Notable occurrences! Bowling! Creepy phone calls! Hip-Hop-Hippity-Hop Robot Canterburys! They're all here...

But this week also belongs to Ireland's most indomitable redhead, a star who has long carried the torch of the Golden Age, but who has now sadly departed to join her co-stars, Ireland's finest, and The Queen Of Technicolor herself, Miss Maureen O'Hara.

Adam will be shining a torch on three of his favourite Maureen O'Hara films, 'The Hunchback Of Notre Dame' (1939), 'Sentimental Journey' (1946), and 'The Quiet Man' (1952), along with a double bill of her radio appearances, from 'Suspense', and 'The Lux Radio Theatre'.

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Episode 43: Go Ahead, Remake My Day

Attaboy Clarence returns with...
...a visit from Adam's dog!
Hygiene tips with Stinky Sue!
Canterburys of every variety!
News of a Hitchcock competition!
A song about a cat that isn't rude in any way!
Mrs Evans, the woman who just loves some orange juice!

And reviews of three classic movies that have seen remakes in recent years: Out Of The Past (1947), The Big Clock (1948), and Brewster's Millions (1945).

Radio entertainment comes courtesy of the Old Gold Comedy Theatre, and Harold Lloyd himself.

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Episode 42: Champagne For Ronald

In this week's episode...

MAN UP with Lustre Cream! The most macho of all the shampoos!

GET DOWN to the sound of Uncle Geoffrey's rapping skills!

VOTE for TWO UK Podcaster Awards finalists! 

SCOWL at a very sexist man with a great big nose!

RECOIL in horror at the sound of your favourite movie quotes in a different tongue!

PUNCH THE AIR as a listener with a very cool name takes to the skies armed with X-Ray specs and a knowledge of French wines!

And SWOON to reviews of three movies starring this week's featured legend, Mr Ronald Colman, 1937's 'The Prisoner Of Zenda', 1950's 'Champagne For Caesar', and, in Adam's opinion, the finest romantic drama ever, 1942's 'Random Harvest'.

We'll also take a trip to Ivy College for a lesson in human kindness with 'The Halls Of Ivy' and join the Screen Guild Theatre for a wonderful adaptation of one of the films mentioned in the show.

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Episode 41: A Devil Of A Time

It's the very devilish Episode 41, containing...

Great news for pimps! Humphrey Bogart in-jokes! The return of The Brighton Strangler! Spam-Wiches! Cold-remedy Genies! A phone call to Adam's dad!

PLUS

Up pops the Devil in reviews of three films: 'The Seventh Victim', 'Alias Nick Beal', and 'The Devil And Daniel Webster'

Radio entertainment this week comes from a show that hasn't been featured here before, and tells the devilish tale of the price of seven years good luck...

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Episode 40: Ealing Good

In this week's episode, Adam's going through a midlife crisis! We'll hear a selection of songs with crazy-ass names! And we'll use All-Bran to restore our "regularity" back in tune...

Reviews this week come from England's finest, Ealing Studios, and a trio of films it produced in the early twentieth century, 'The Love Lottery', 'Barnacle Bill', and 'Pink String And Sealing Wax'...

...and utilising some terrible sleight-of-hand, Adam will link the whole boiling lot to a classic piece of radio entertainment...

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Episode 39: Jimmy The Gent

In this week's episode...

LEARN how to make food taste better, with the judicious application of wine...

GRIMACE as we discover if it's possible to improve some classic movie lines with the use of sound effects...

CELEBRATE the birthdays of Adam and his all-time favourite movie star, this week's guest of honour: the one and only Mr James Cagney.

This week's reviews are of three of Mr Cagney's classics, including 1933's 'Lady Killer', 1936's 'Great Guy', and 1941's 'The Strawberry Blonde'.

Radio entertainment comes this week in the form of a very suspenseful outing for Cagney, as he pays a visit to radio's outstanding theatre of thrills, plus we'll take a trip back to 1981, when Cagney and his best friend, Pat O'Brien, journeyed to England, and recounted the story of how they met.

ALSO: Some thank yous! A mailing list! An amicable split! AND find out what the next special will be, once Hitchcock Part 3 has been finished...

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Episode 38: Good Lawd!

In this episode, Adam puts a whole new SLANT on Shakespearean names, ENTERS a competition live on air, and CREATES a new classic movie fan (with your help)...

We'll take a look at Humphrey Bogart's chilling 1951 thriller, 'The Enforcer', Mickey Rooney's preposterously befuddling attempt at going gangster in 1950's 'Quicksand', and take a trip through the creation of the Earth, hand in hand with "De Lawd", in the often controversial, but surprisingly delightful 'The Green Pastures' from 1936.

Radio entertainment this week comes from the Lux Radio Theatre, in a very biblical adaptation, starring Victor Mature and Hedy Lamarr.

ALSO WITH ADDED Mentalfloss! Podcast Awards! 1980's High Fives! Machine-Gun-Canterburys!

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Episode 36: Basil The Great

This week, REEL at some rather startling news, TRANSFORM your life with Pabst Blue Ribbon beer, RELAX as there's finally a 'Thank You' theme, and DIG IN to a great big bowl of Cheerios.

This week we're going Full Rathbone, as Adam tells you about three films featuring one of the Golden Age's greatest stars, two you may not have heard of, and one you definitely have!

We're then off to radio land for a double bill of a rather amazing radio show starring Basil The Great himself as... well, you'll see...

 

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Movies reviewed this week: Love From A Stranger (1937), Sin Takes A Holiday (1930), The Adventures Of Robin Hood (1938)

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Episode 35: Shock, Horror!

This week we're descending into the shadows to look at three classic horror movies - a peculiar little British portmanteau of chills entitled 'Three Cases Of Murder', Bela Lugosi as a deadly doctor with a remote control hedge in 'Voodoo Man', and the supremely creepy tale of a man's gamble with dark powers in 1949's 'The Queen Of Spades'...

We're also shooting cereal from guns again, as well as trying to find out how Clippercraft do it? And just how would a conversation between a famous cowboy and the daughter of a horror icon sound?

Find out in this week's episode...

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Episode 34: Kapow!

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This week there's a new section with a jingle, but without a name (as yet...), which involves the repeated flinging around of Canterburys. Will you get one in the face?

Tide Soap gives Adam a rash, and the spokesman for Bromo Quinine gives us all some hideous medical advice, as well as this year's summer earworm...

For the reviews this week we're taking to the skies alongside a trio of the Golden Age's superheroes: Batman, Captain Marvel and Rocket Man!

Radio entertainment comes courtesy of the Golden Age superhero who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men...

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Episode 33: The Worst of The Best

This week, come FLY with Adam as we take a trip to see where you're all from.

LISTEN to the mesmeric chant of a tobacco auctioneer!

PUZZLE at the spelling ability of a Vimms salesman!

And DESCEND into the greatest year in Hollywood's history, to trawl through the mud as Adam presents The Worst Movies Of 1939, a list that includes Englishman Boris Karloff as a Chinese-American-English-Chinese detective or something, a Laurel-less Hardy being stalked by a lovesick elephant, and Bela Lugosi and Lionel Atwill in the worst film ever reviewed on this podcast!

Radio entertainment finds us in the company of a sinister doctor played by one of horror's greats, as we journey into "Radio's Outstanding Theatre Of Thrills" once more...

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Films mentioned in this show: The Mystery Of Mr Wong (1939), Zenobia (1939), The Gorilla (1939)

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Episode 32: Red, Green, Blue, Yellow and White!

Welcome to the Ninja-sode, the one that came from nowhere to attack you in the dark!

This week, news bulletins and high fives, along with Ivory Flakes (or something), plus why must Adam spend every lunchtime alone?

Movie reviews come threefold today, courtesy of 'Angel On My Shoulder', 'Confession', and 'Mr Blandings Builds His Dream House', and the Lux Radio Theatre supplies us with another wonderful hour of comedy with one of cinema's true greats.

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