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Episode 94: The Scream Queen

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In this week’s show…

SING along with a Mexican stereotype!

Do you have enough BLADES?

Tap your foot to music by Charles Trenet and Freddy Martin!

And THRILL to the tale of Universal Horror icon, the “Queen Of The Screamers”, Miss Evelyn Ankers!

There’s also news afoot!

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The Aaaargh-ttaboy Clarence Halloween Special!

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Wooooooo! (That’s a ghost noise, by the way…)

It’s a spookfest this time round, with ghoulish reviews of three classic chillers, including a mad doctor with ice on the brain, a mad doctor with a murderer on his hands, and a mad doctor with a secret in the basement…

There’s eerie music from Louis Armstrong, Bing Crosby and Mary Ann McCall!

Brook Darnell returns for an inside look at one of horror’s greatest icons!

There’s a dip into the Question Pot!

The winner of the Jamaica Inn competition is announced!

Sookie’s been getting into the Halloween spirit…

PLUS there’s a classic slice of Halloween radio…

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Episode 92: Come On, Inn

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In this week’s episode…

A glimpse of the FUTURE courtesy of Admiral!

Alka-Seltzer reinvents the ALPHABET!

Talking DONKEYS!

The Dr Crespi remix refuses to DIE! (Just like the film…)

Three new CANTERBURYS!

Music from Sir Lancelot and Charles Trenet!

Reviews of three movies! Two troublesome movies from 1932, starring Marian Marsh and Warren William, AND Alfred Hitchcock’s maligned British thriller set on the Cornish coast!

PLUS enter the competition!

Radio entertainment comes this week from Suspense!

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Episode 91: Ready, Eddie, Go!

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In this week’s episode…

There’s a lovely new Sherlock Holmes book to investigate!

A new Canterbury!

The winner of the Audrey Hepburn competition is announced!

Advice for all you white-shoe-wearers!

Gorgeous music from Cab Calloway and Bessie Smith!

And…

A whole show dedicated to Edward G Robinson! A quartet of movies to tell you about, including the tale of an actor who takes revenge against a villain using a VERY OBVIOUS TWIST, a racketeer who makes the worst beer in the world, a crusading doctor who’s out to stop syphilis, and a dapper crime boss who joins a monastery!

It’s all inside, PLUS a visit to the Old Gold Comedy Show for half an hour of classic radio!

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Episode 90: Auf Wiedersehen

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Attaboy Clarence is back!

In this episode, hear the most (un)impressive song that ever sold a beer!

There’s a brace of musical delights from Benny Goodman and Johnny Mercer!

The Question Pot throws up more queries…

There’s a rather huge announcement!

Enter the Audrey Hepburn competition!

An icon of horror pops in to send things viral!

Sookie has a plan!

PLUS…

Reviews of two classic movies from 1932, both of which feature one of classic cinema’s greatest pairings, William Powell and Kay Francis!

Radio entertainment this week comes from the Lux Radio Theatre

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Episode 89: Murder On The Air

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In this week's show...

Gift ideas! FASCINATING MUSICAL gift ideas!

A dive into the murky QUESTION POT (featuring all new Canterbury... 😱

Musical interludes from Sir Lancelot and Dinah Shore!

The improbable conversations between Terry The Fly and the victim of his cruel practical joke!

And MOVIE REVIEWS of 1949's 'Thieves Highway', 1935's 'The Crime Of Dr. Crespi', and 1934's 'Death At Broadcasting House'

PLUS... radio entertainment courtesy of Suspense...

Welcome along to Episode 89 of Attaboy Clarence!

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Episode 88: All About Myrna

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This week's show is dedicated to a very special lady...

Myrna Loy remains one of the Golden Age's most beloved stars. But do you know how she got her start? And what can the marvellous Brook Darnell dig up about her from the Library Of Congress in this week's edition of 'Brook's Inside Looks'?

There's also music from Bob Hope, as well as a flying visit to the Question Pot!

Reviews this week are of four Myrna movies: I Love You Again (1940), The Thin Man Goes Home (1945), Too Hot To Handle (1938), and Libeled Lady (1936).

Radio entertainment this week comes from the Lux Radio Theatre AND Suspense...

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Episode 87: Hoods In The Woods

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In this week's episode, some belated thank yous, gorgeous music from Perry Como, Bing Crosby and Grace Kelly...

PLUS...

Reviews of three movies... 1947's 'When The Bough Breaks' (most definitely NOT a psychological thriller), 1948's 'Here Comes Trouble' (most definitely almost a David Lynch film), and perhaps Adam's new most favourite film ever, 1944's 'Timber Queen' starring Richard "Grumpy Russell "Russ" Evans" Arlen, Sheldon Leonard, and the best character names ever! Oh and the best fight ever! And the worst plan ever! And... you'll see...

Radio entertainment this week comes from Suspense

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Episode 86: Gumshoes And Gentlemen

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Welcome back to an all-new series of Attaboy Clarence!

In this week's show, the benefits of fanfares, the most romantic song ever about a food product, more chances to guess at 'Who The Hell Is That Hollywood Legend?', PLUS...

News of a brand new FILM CLUB...

An ANNOUNCEMENT! (kind of...)

Another dive into the QUESTION POT...

REVIEWS of three classic movies, 'Jim Hanvey - Detective' from 1937, starring Donald Tru... Guy Kibbee! 1939's 'The Amazing Mr Williams' starring Joan Blondell and Melvyn Douglas, and 1938's 'The Baroness And The Butler' starring William Powell and Annabella!

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Episode 85: CENSORED

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In this week's episode...

The "clever mademoiselle" herself, Miss Brook Darnell returns for another edition of 'Brook's Inside Looks'...

There's a new Canterbury, courtesy of Smokey from Rated H...

The competition winner is announced. Have you won?

The Question Pot throws up three new classic movie queries...

Gorgeous music from Sophie Tucker and Fred Astaire....

And a trip into the darker side of classic cinema, as we take a look at three movies from the Golden Age that were BANNED! 

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Episode 84: Look At The Stars

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In this week’s episode…

MUSIC from Doris Day, Billie Holiday and Jimmy Dorsey!

Reviews of two movies! A lesser-seen Universal Horror movie starring the Queen Of Camp and The Master Of Lumbering! And a romantic comedy featuring a war between astronomy and astrology starring William Powell and Hedy Lamarr!

ALSO…

How do you advertise oil by talking about outdoor clothing?

Who has a name that feels like ice-cream for the soul?

What ranks as “10” on the Doggie Compliment Scale?

What does the newest member of the Canterbury Pantheon sound like?

How on earth do you enter the new competition to win a book full of classic movie star posters?

The answers are all inside the new episode of Attaboy Clarence, so come on in and find out...

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Episode 83: The Same Procedure As Every Year

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Welcome back, everyone!

To kick off 2018, there's news of a new REWARD for audiophiles!

Behold the CHRISTENING of an ALL-NEW CANTERBURY!!!

FIND OUT what Sookie's favourite song is!

A brand new edition of 'Who The Hell IS That Hollywood Legend?'

A dip into the QUESTION POT!

The most BORING ad about explosives EVER!

Plus...music from Sophie Tucker, Fred Astaire and Judy Garland, and reviews of two classics: 1946's 'The Postman Always Rings Twice', and European cultural phenomenon 'Dinner For One' from 1963.

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The Attaboy Clarence Christmas Special 2017

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It's the Attaboy Clarence Christmas Special for 2017, featuring...

Gene Autry, Janet Leigh, Robert Mitchum, Greer Garson, Brook Darnell, Sherlock Holmes, Dr Watson, a very old-time radio version of the nativity, the Christmas Pot, Sookie, Frank Sinatra, and of course, YOU the listeners!

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Episode 81: What, Ho!

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In this episode...

Hear all about the BFI meetup! 

Sing-along with a classic calypso melody!

And brace yourself for a... brace of reviews... 1937's 'Think Fast, Mr Moto', starring Peter Lorre, an Austro-Hungarian, playing a Japanese secret agent, disguised as an Egyptian... or something, plus  a very early big-screen outing for P.G. Wodehouse's inimitable duo, Jeeves & Wooster, in 1936's Thank You, Jeeves'... but is it worth your time?

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Episode 80: My Fair Girl

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In this, the OAK Anniversary episode, we'll hear music from George Formby and Doris Day, PLUS...

A chat with Secret History Of Hollywood researcher, Brook Darnell...

Who The Hell Is That Hollywood Legend has even the great Orson Welles stumped...

It's the Christmas season, so get those greetings in for the Festive Special...

Listeners have been in touch with all kinds of messages, including a cinema that needs rescuing and a serial killer's head!

Plus, reviews of two movies featuring a very early Audrey Hepburn, 1951's 'One Wild Oat, and 1952's 'Secret People'...

Radio entertainment this week is very unorthodox...

Episode 79: Time To Kill

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In this week's show...

EMAILS from a nostalgic film lover, a Swedish girl with great taste, an almost-murder victim, and a PR guru who hasn't done her research...

MUSIC from The Andrews Sisters, Ray Noble and Billie Holiday...

NEWS of Film Festivals and Film Screenings...

DISGUISES courtesy of 'Who The Hell Is That Hollywood Legend?'...

SOOKIE has a grand idea...

...and REVIEWS of two macabre classics: the fiendish 'The Three Weird Sisters' from 1948, and the time-travelling noir thriller, 'Repeat Performance' from 1947...

Radio entertainment comes this week from Suspense...

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Episode 78: Revenge Of The Klaxon

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Attaboy Clarence returns with exciting news of BBC Old-Time Radio treats!

Also...

There's a dangerously BREATHTAKING ad for Dentine...

THANK YOUS to fling around!

MUSIC from Hoagy Carmichael and Cole Porter!

And MENU RECOMMENDATIONS to go with the two movies I've chosen for you this week...

Murderous brothers can't keep a maid hidden in Fritz Lang's 1950 gothic noir, 'House By The River', and sexism runs rampant in 1939's 'Day-Time Wife', a film that's shocking for all the wrong reasons!

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Episode 77.5 - My Kingdom For A Dram!

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The show is on a temporary break (the school holidays are punishing!), but I just couldn't resist dropping in with an episode to keep you going! 

This slightly diet-edition version of the normal show features reviews of two classics, 1949's 'Whisky Galore' from Ealing, and 1958's 'Indiscreet', starring Cary Grant and Ingrid Bergman.

Also, I'll be giving you a very brief slice of Hollywood history, a whistle-stop story about a very famous screen credit...

Radio entertainment comes this week from Lux Radio Theatre

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Episode 77: Cary Grant-arama

In this week's show...

A new radio star has been born! (literally... I have proof!)

Who knew that boys toys could be for girls, too?

Someone's been visiting another podcast to talk about stuff. See if you can guess who...?

Who The Hell Is That Hollywood Legend will be over in a flash, so get your answers ready!

The Question Pot throws up all sorts of queries!

There's music from Cliff Edwards, Judy Garland, and the one and only Mr. George Formby!

PLUS reviews of two movies starring the inimitable Mr. Cary Grant. One is perhaps the romantic movie ever made (and reviewed in the most shamelessly romantic way possible), and the other features our hero as courtesan to a teenage girl (although it's not as weird as it sounds...)

It's all here as we embark upon Episode 77 of Attaboy Clarence!

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Episode 76: Brave Men

In this week's episode, we'll be flinging around a few birthday wishes, PLUS...

REVEALED! The winner of the James Cagney competition...

REVIEWS! Three more classic movies to enjoy, including Joan Blondell in a battle of the sexes (1935's Traveling Saleslady), Jon Pertwee in a murder-mystery-vaudeville-comedy-thriller (1949's Murder At The Windmill), and the first screen role for Fred Astaire (1933's Dancing Lady)

There's MUSIC from Fred Astaire, Nat King Cole, and a very, VERY unusual blast from Adam's past...

PLUS another new competition that'll give one lucky winner a chance to own an instant bundle of RKO B-Movie classics!

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