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Bengt Mettyl



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2012 11:36 pm    Post subject: Unidentified BBC radio dramas . . . Reply with quote

Here are a few snippets and scenarios - anyone remember these, or have more - or where absent, the actual titles and playwrights?
1) The lines 'There'll be a face at every window and they'll all be hers' and 'Et tu Uncle Brute?' (a dark comedy)
2) With a dying loved one, enquiries are made of people who may be able to 'lend' a year from their own lives. Those who accommodatingly agreed appeared to age overnight. Repayment of the borrowed hours was always the intent, but suddenly things started to go wrong.
3) An invaluable chalice was watched over in a small upper room by the armoured skeleton of an ancestor of the house.
4) The Dark Wind - another displaced-in-time type of play.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 9:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Number three is undoubtedly ‘Look to the Lady’ by Margery Allingham. First Broadcast on SNT on 15 June 1957.

In my opinion the story isn’t one of her best as it lacks a credible array of suspects and the title is something of a give-away. The end is also a bit fanciful.

The radio recording does create an excellent atmosphere of foggy London and then Country House living. It features Allingham’s detective Albert Campion.
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Bengt Mettyl



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2012 2:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you m'sieur. I realise we are reaching back into the mists of time and the little that is remembered (by me at least) is a little sketchy.
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PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2012 4:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do you get many original BBC broadcasts in Canada ?
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Bengt Mettyl



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 31, 2013 7:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The short answer is no. Sitting crouched over a blazing fire clasping a mug of steaming cocoa enthralled as Hobbs and Shelley unravel some mystifying occurrence on the radio is not something one comes across here.
As it happens we do get a satisfyingly big dollop of British TV dramas though.
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