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The Hundredth Episode!

It’s a very special CENTENARY EDITION of Attaboy Clarence!

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What a thrill it’s been to make one hundred of these shows, so let’s celebrate in the only way I know how, namely to tell you about some amazing movies, to present a wonderful piece of old-time radio, to snap our fingers to some classic music, and…

TIME TRAVEL back with me to some of the highs and lows, including my best impression of a 1970’s radio DJ, and the review that caused me to almost collapse…

…endure… I mean enjoy a CANTERBURY RETROSPECTIVE!

… come along for the moment that I met Brook Darnell LIVE IN PERSON!

…hear the Top 5 ads that kicked the advertising obsession off, PLUS we’ll dust off an old friend in order to make it through a lulu of a bra advert!

…hear the song that HUMPHREY’s covering these days!

SOOKIE’s on hand with her own tribute…

…and for the first time, a review of a movie that isn’t an actual review…

It’s all here in this very special HUNDREDTH EDITION OF ATTABOY CLARENCE! Can you believe we made it?

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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 66: Mermaids And Dog Parades

This week, there's a new game in town, as well as an all new (very overactive) catchphrase!

PLUS...

The reviews are over to you...

And hear about a trio of very curious movies in which you'll find a lovesick mermaid, a David-Lynchian parade of dogs, and a superhero with the worst super-power you've ever heard of!

It's all here, so dive on into Episode 66!

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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 29: This Is Getting Serial...

In this, the 29th incarnation of Attaboy Clarence, we're descending into the grim domain of the serial killer...

Adam brings you three early examples of serial-killer-thrillers in classic cinema, 'Lured' a glossy affair from 1947, 'The Spiral Staircase', a shadowy horror from 1946, and the nightmarish German classic, 'M' from 1931.

Radio entertainment comes in the form of two classic thrillers from Suspense and The Screen Director's Playhouse.

Also, listen as a man in a chamber pot tries to talk up the glamorous side of washing the dishes, and we indulge in a round-the-world quiz, courtesy of Pabst Blue Ribbon beer.

Let the good times roll!

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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 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!

REVIEW! Click a few buttons and leave a review on iTunes if you’ve enjoyed this show!

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Episode 14: Obsession

We've had some great... if... mystifying messages...?

Is anyone in the market for a NEW car?

Adam reviews 'The Body Snatcher', 'The Amazing Doctor Clitterhouse' - yes, you read that correctly - 'The Saint's Vacation', and one of Adam's favourite films of all time: 'Obsession' from 1949, starring the breathtaking Sally Gray.

This week's radio play is from The Screen Guild Theatre, and Adam has actually gone out shopping for this week's competition prize. To enter is so very simple, and so very fun...

Also, details of the next Attaboy Clarence Special, which is coming up in a few weeks, and news of next week's radio play, perhaps the most infamous radio play of all time...

Turn the lights down low, and the headphones up high... and remember #sallygray

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Episode 13: I Wish You Were Dead, Old Man

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This week's episode is a horrifying affair, with reviews of 'Captive Wild Woman' (which may be the best film Adam's ever seen...), 'The Man They Could Not Hang', 'Supernatural', and the superlative British horror 'Dead Of Night' featuring suicidal golfers, creepy children, rooms within mirrors, and sinister dummies...

Also featured are adverts that will help you towards your natural "regularity", and provide the answer to the perennial question: "Why did so many soldiers die in army hospitals?". Dick Powell has the answer...

This week's radio play is a wickedly macabre tale from the marvellously dark radio series, 'Quiet Please', entitled 'The Thing On The Fourble Board'...

Turn the lights down low, and the headphones up high...

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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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