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Romancing The Joan

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In this week’s show…

There was a meet-up in London, and people came!

Imagine, if you will, that you are a struggling musician… And imagine if you will, the tune you’d write to make you immortal…

I have podcast recommendations for you!

We’re diving into the Question Pot!

I have the funkiest song in HISTORY! Plus a gorgeous bop from Jo Stafford!

And today’s reviews are all dedicated to the eternal Joan Fontaine. Three movies featuring Saint Joan, but are they all worth catching? Hear what I think of 1938’s Maid’s Night Out, 1944’s Frenchman’s Creek, and 1941’s Suspicion!

Radio entertainment comes this week from Lux

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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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Episode 59: Old School

This week, the SECRET of how to save yourself from drowning (by drinking a what?)...

The Top 10 "THAT GUYS/GALS"...

Find out which five movies Adam would choose to take to a DESERT ISLAND...

PIMPLE fun!

AND reviews on a very scholarly theme, as we take a trip back to school for a pair of Golden Age school movies that are very much worth your time; 1938's 'A Yank At Oxford', and 1940's 'Tom Brown's School Days'.

Radio entertainment comes courtesy of the Screen Guild Theatre, who present a very special story starring a very special guest...

Also, let prizes be drawn, and let prizes be announced!

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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 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 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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The Attaboy Clarence Christmas Special

Join Adam for a show filled to the brim with Yuletide cheer, festive fun and Christmas spirit, as we draw 2014 to a close with the help of special guests Boris Karloff, Lauren Bacall, Dean Martin, Basil Rathbone, Frank Sinatra, The Muppets, Humphrey Bogart, Nigel Bruce, John Barrymore, Rudy Vallee, Nat King Cole, Orson Welles, Michael Caine, Bing Crosby and The Brighton Strangler... 

Also, THRILL to the most homoerotic car advert of all time, LEARN how to get the smoothest kisser for those mistletoe moments, RIDE along with a Christmas detective adventure and BE APPALLED as Humphrey arrives at a neighbour's house, only to find himself face to face with Mr White Christmas himself, in a horrifying recreation of one of the most awkward Christmas songs of all time...

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Episode 19: Big Shots!

In the final episode of Attaboy Clarence’s teens, we’re focusing on some classic action movies!

THRILL to reviews of ‘The Mark of Zorro’, ‘Pimpernel Smith’, ‘The Roaring Twenties’ and ‘Captain Blood’!

FROWN when you hear what’s on the menu for the delightful people who’ve made Adam’s birthday dreams come true!

RECOIL at the thought of Adam’s definition of Kreml Hair Tonic!

WATCH the new Film Club choice; the most dazzling of all Agatha Christie screen adaptations!

DISCOVER one of the most criminally overlooked Hollywood legends, a man who used every spare moment to take down the Nazis during World War II!

WIN not one, but THREE prizes, and all it takes is a little imagination…!

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Episode 17: Who Is Number Fifteen?

Welcome back, everyone!

Forget your contemporary pop stars, why didn’t the ‘Spry’ song ever permeate the national consciousness?

Not only that, but it’s ‘Summer Money Time’, a time to be consistently interrupted.

Adam deals out lashings of High-Octane-80’s-High-Fives to all the good folk who’ve been making his days lately, and the Sexist Advertisement Klaxon once again rears its politically incorrect head.

What’s the most inappropriate radio show that a grammatically worrying “Just Right Sweet” sugar coated treat could possibly be linked to? 

Join The Attaboy Clarence Film Club and sound off, damn you.

PLUS, reviews of the nail-biting noir-thriller ‘The Woman In The Window’, the Cagney comedy ‘The Irish In Us’ ("O’HARA"), a horribly disappointing version of Edgar Allan Poe’s ‘The Black Cat’ starring Basil Rathbone, and James Stewart’s first movie, ‘The Murder Man’.

The radio play this week is an intriguing slice of mystery and drama, entitled ‘Libel’, from the Lux Radio Theatre, so turn the volume up, and settle back in for the just right sweet return of The Attaboy Clarence Podcast!

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Episode 15: They're Here!

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SHOCK! Marvel to the sound of an increasingly drunk Basil Rathbone!

RELAX! At last, a solution to the ever-increasing “Dirty Window Sash” epidemic!

FEAST! Luxuriate in reviews of four classic science-fiction movies, including ‘The Man Who Changed His Mind’, ‘Creature From The Black Lagoon’, ‘Invisible Agent’, and ‘The Trollenberg Terror’… actually make that three classic movies…!

SYMPATHISE! Realise the trauma of speaking to Adam’s father on the telephone!

THRILL! Turn the headphones up high and the lights down low, as Adam presents the original, unedited version of the Orson Welles’ notorious 1938 broadcast of ‘The War Of The Worlds’, the most infamous radio presentation of all time!

REJOICE! Find out who won last week’s competition!

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The New Adventures

Episode 7: The New Adventures...

This week's episode is a belt-buster, with reviews of 'Lucky Jordan', 'And Then There Were None', 'Charlie Chan In Egypt' and 'Bluebeard's Eighth Wife'.

Rita Cansino pops up in one of them, but which one? And who is she, anyway?

Thrill to not one, but two radio shows this week, as Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce get severely uncomfortable on 'The Uneasy Easy Chair', and share an early caper with 'The April Fools Day Adventure'.

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The Brighton Strangler

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Adam fixes the sound, experiments with chamber pots, reviews 'Night Key', loses it completely whilst trying to describe the sheer brilliance of 'The Brighton Strangler' (CANTERBURY!), announces 'The Top 3 Most Disappointing Witticisms That Ever Happened... During A Sword Fight', thanks some special people, and brings you a very apt radio play.

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Night Key

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