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Episode 64: Capracorn

This week, we're celebrating one of the Golden Age's greatest directors, and Columbia's saviour, Mr Frank Capra, with a look at three of his finest films...


HEAR an ad that features a song that doesn't rhyme!

ROCK WITH LAUGHTER at America's "funniest" comedy duo (?)...

DISCOVER why the great financial crisis happened...

...and much more!

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Episode 28: The Con Is On!

In this subterfuge-laden episode, listen as Adam brings you the latest headlines, news of the upcoming Alfred Hitchcock special, mends a terrible wrong, and brings you reviews of three movies from the Golden Age that had con-artists at their heart; Preston Sturges' 'The Lady Eve' (1941), Frank Capra's 'Lady For A Day' (1933), and Ernst Lubitsch's finest hour, 'Trouble In Paradise' (1932).

Radio goodness this week comes courtesy of the Lux Radio Theatre, who this time around have a guest producer...

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Episode 26: Attaboy, Clarence

In this run-up-to-Christmas episode, Adam tries to explain the podcast to new listeners, using a sexually repressed BBC announcer from the forties, a Cock-er-ney pub landlord and a Dutch porn star.

MEET the youngest Attaboy Clarence fan in the world, and listen as she recites the dialogue of a crazed, amnesiac actor with a penchant for strangling...

DISCOVER the folly of 'Long Distance' and 'Old Spice' and...

REVEL in not just a review of Adam's favourite movie of all time, but a radio adaptation, brought to you by Lux, and starring James Stewart and Donna Reed in their original roles.

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Episode 23: You Have Failed, Monk!

In this week's episode... 

LEARN all about Adam's aversion to Wella-Hella-Hellas!

TAKE a chill pill with Walt and Phil!

REALISE the advertising magic of using a bu-bu-bu-bu-bu-bu-bu-buhh-bu-bum in your commercial!

GAWP at Bela Lugosi's crazy inventions in the 1939 horror 'The Phantom Creeps' and marvel at the ineptitude of bald robots with eyebrows, magic meteorites, paralysis spiders, and the wisdom of using ex-convicts named Monk to adjust your invisibility belts!

THRILL to a review of the film that could quite easily be mistaken for a piece of Frank-Capra-Corn, the utterly delightful 'It Happened Tomorrow' and...

GUESS the secret word, as we join Groucho Marx in this week's slice of classic radio, the most popular radio quiz of its day, the astonishingly wonderful 'You Bet Your Life'

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It Happened One Night

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Happy Valentine's Day! It's Episode 4, Adam's lucky number?

Thrill to Brad Pitt and Tom Cruise in that vampire film... what's it called again? Hear the greatest line of movie dialogue Adam's heard all week, and what is the Baz in Baz Luhrmann actually short for?

Enter the competition to win the perfect Valentine's present, and hear reviews of Alfred Hitchcock's often overlooked masterpiece, 'Foreign Correspondent' and the Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers classic, 'Shall We Dance?".

This week's radio presentation is from the Lux Radio Theatre: Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert in Frank Capra's 'It Happened One Night'.


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Review: Foreign Correspondent

Feature: The Ten Best Classic Romance Movies

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