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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 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 68: Can't Lose

Attaboy Clarence is back!

In this episode, Thank Yous, Canterburys, Bulletins and more questions from the Question Pot!

PLUS...

Another game of 'Who The Hell Is That Hollywood Legend?'!

Sookie muses on her Christmas!

Competition time!

Reviews of three movies featuring octopus villains, eternal youth and a con man with a heart of gold!

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Episode 67: I Can't Give You Anything But Love, Baby

This week, who on earth can fit eight great tomatoes into an itty-bitty can?

Apart from that, The Question Pot throws up a new assortment of queries...

Is it Clippercraft, or Clippercrap?

The Julio Iglesias-flavoured email song is back!

Sookie has a birthday wish!

We play 'Who The Hell Is That Hollywood Legend?' again...

PLUS, we're looking at three more movies, 'Our Vines Have Tender Grapes' (a film with a title you have to give twice, EVERY TIME!), 'Over The Garden Wall' (Romeo & Juliet meets 1930's Britain), and the quintessential screwball comedy classic 'Bringing Up Baby'.

Radio entertainment comes courtesy of the Lux Radio Theatre

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Episode 57: Shadows Of Hitchcock

This week, HEAR the way that cars should be sold!

THRILL to some doctors advice regarding laxatives!

LISTEN to reviews of two films directly inspired by the "Master Of Suspense", Alfred Hitchcock; 'Non-Stop New York' starring Adam's new crush, Anna Lee (floaty music), and 'Night Train To Munich' starring the irrepressible duo, Charters and Caldicott!

Radio entertainment this week comes from the Screen Director's Playhouse, a very interestingly cast version of Hitchcock's personal favourite movie...

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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 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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Here's a link to the radio spinoff series I mentioned at the end of the show

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Episode 18: Heavenly Creatures

This week, we’re in the arms of the angels….

Movieland was obsessed with them in the 1940’s, so we take a closer look at three prime examples of the afterlife, as seen in the movies ‘A Matter Of Life And Death’, ‘The Bishop’s Wife’, and ‘Here Comes Mr Jordan’.

We’ll hear an urbane reaction to the first Film Club choice, as well as details of the newest addition.

Vintage adverts come in the form of Skelly Men, Golden Whistles and Pepsi Cola (“Quiet, Kay”)

The radio play was just too hard to decide upon this week, which led Adam to make a drastic decision…

…and REVEALED! The name and subject of the next special, due in just a few episodes time…

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