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    • Audrey: The Girl Before the Girl

    • The Secret History of Hollywood
    • By: Adam Roche
    • Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 69
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 66
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 67

    Audrey Hepburn became an instant Hollywood icon whose style and talent instantly captured the public’s imagination. In the ensuing decades, she has gone on to become one of Hollywood’s most enduring legends. But many are unaware of the story leading up to her introduction to the world; a tale of survival, of tragedy, and the triumph of the human spirit.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A fascinating tale

    • By Alex on 26-08-18

    Regular price: £19.99

    • The Adventures of Alfred Hitchcock

    • The Secret History of Hollywood
    • By: Adam Roche
    • Length: 19 hrs and 35 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 44

    In the 1920s, Alfred Hitchcock, the son of a shopkeeper, embarked on a career in the fledgling movie industry, and things were never the same again. From silence to sound, from monochrome to colour, from cinema to television, no other film director would stake such a large claim to entertainment in the twentieth century. In this special series of episodes, hear all about Hitchcock's beginnings, his triumphs and failures, the battles that raged behind the scenes, the people that helped him become the most iconic director of all time, and the darkness inside him that emerged from time to time to cause damage to himself and to those closest to him....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An excellent addition to the series

    • By mjh on 15-08-18

    Regular price: £29.99

    • Bullets and Blood

    • The Secret History of Hollywood
    • By: Adam Roche
    • Length: 19 hrs and 10 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 62
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 60
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 59

    The story of the Warner Brothers studio is the story of the American dream - an immigrant family who escaped a violent beginning, and arrived penniless in America, only to conquer its newest and most lucrative art form. The Warner formula was simple - to thrill audiences with stories torn straight from the headlines, and as such, Warner Studios became the home of the crime film.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Hollywood brought to life

    • By sharon ross on 29-09-18
    • The Secret History of Hollywood
    • By: Adam Roche
    • Length: 19 hrs and 10 mins
    • Release date: 07-09-18
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 62 ratings

    Regular price: £29.99

    • Hunting Witches with Walt Disney

    • The Secret History of Hollywood
    • By: Adam Roche
    • Length: 2 hrs and 50 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 22

    Once upon a time... Hollywood went to war with itself. In the mid-1930s, Communism began to find its way into the film capital of the world, and over the next two decades, it tore the glamorous world of Tinseltown apart. Over four episodes Adam Roche investigates the role of the House Un-American Activities Committee's (HUAC) witch hunt on the careers and output of those in the film industry. As Communist sympathisers are identified and friends turn on friends we hear about how political tendencies affected actors and studios from devastating careers to influencing the films released.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Surprisingly Good!

    • By Simon on 19-09-18

    Regular price: £12.99

    • A Universe of Horrors

    • The Secret History of Hollywood
    • By: Adam Roche
    • Length: 6 hrs and 30 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 33

    Delving deep into the darkest corners of horror movies this series explores the highs and lows of the blood and gore genre following, in particular, the changing fortunes of Universal Horror. From Dracula and Frankenstein to The Black Cat, a movie that even Universal executives deemed "too vile for public consumption", and beyond to the influences of science fiction and the new breed of horror films.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great story, well delivered. Well worth a listen.

    • By mjh on 14-08-18

    Regular price: £19.99

    • The Game is Afoot

    • The Secret History of Hollywood
    • By: Adam Roche
    • Length: 2 hrs and 35 mins
    • Highlights
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19

    In 1939, 20th Century Fox teamed Basil Rathbone with Nigel Bruce in their lavish production of The Hound Of The Baskervilles and Hollywood introduced one of the most enduring detectives to the world of film. Over the decades interest in Sherlock Holmes wavered and he appeared antiquated to a modern world on the brink on a second world war, until a new plan was instigated....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fascinating story of some well-loved characters

    • By Derrick on 19-12-18
    • The Secret History of Hollywood
    • By: Adam Roche
    • Length: 2 hrs and 35 mins
    • Release date: 05-07-18
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 23 ratings

    Regular price: £12.99

    • Sex in Monochrome

    • The Secret History of Hollywood
    • By: Adam Roche
    • Length: 2 hrs and 45 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22

    Guiding us through Hollywood’s varying views and use of sex in its pictures, Adam Roche takes us back to 1921 when Hollywood's fascination with sex is seemingly unstoppable... And then explains how the world’s most powerful industry dealt with censorship for the films of the 30s, 40s and beyond.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant, as ever

    • By Nic Vickery on 18-03-19
    • The Secret History of Hollywood
    • By: Adam Roche
    • Length: 2 hrs and 45 mins
    • Release date: 05-07-18
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 23 ratings

    Regular price: £12.99