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    • Mercury Theatre: The War of the Worlds - October 30, 1938

    • By: Orson Welles
    • Narrated by: Orson Welles
    • Length: 51 mins
    • Original Recording
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    The Mercury Theatre on the Air, a radio series created by Orson Welles, presented adaptations of classic literary works. These were performed by actors from Welles' celebrated Mercury Theatre repertory company, with music composed or arranged by Bernard Herrmann. The series ran from July to December 1938, after which the title was changed to The Campbell Playhouse.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A true classic

    • By robert on 05-09-17

    Regular price: £0.69

    • The War of the Worlds (Dramatized)

    • By: Orson Welles
    • Narrated by: Orson Welles
    • Length: 56 mins
    • Original Recording
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 18

    The original uncut Radio Broadcast. On the evening of October 30th, 1938, Earth went to war with Mars. Martians invaded New Jersey! Here, the famous panic broadcast that shook the world, starring Orson Welles.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A legendary broadcast which deserves praise!

    • By Alistair on 21-04-18

    Regular price: £2.79

    • Campbell Playhouse: I Lost My Girlish Laughter - January 27, 1939

    • By: Orson Welles
    • Narrated by: Orson Welles
    • Length: 57 mins
    • Original Recording
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    Orson Welles both starred in and directed The Campbell Playhouse, a radio drama (1938-40) produced by Welles and John Houseman. The episodes include adaptions of classic novels and plays as well as radio versions of the era's popular films.

    Regular price: £0.59

    • Orson Welles: The Ultimate Collection

    • By: Orson Welles
    • Narrated by: Orson Welles
    • Length: 60 hrs and 44 mins
    • Original Recording
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      3 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 7
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      3 out of 5 stars 7

    If you are a lover of Old-Time Radio and a fan of Orson Welles, you won't want to miss this treasure chest of legendary Orson Welles' radio broadcasts! With his flair for the sensational and innovative, Welles captured audiences' attention with his 1930s CBS weekly drama series The Mercury Theatre on the Air, later renamed The Campbell Playhouse, which featured hour-long dramatizations of classic books.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • GREAT OLD TIME 1930’s Orson Welles

    • By Highlight on 04-11-17

    Regular price: £6.79

    • The Lives of Harry Lime, Volume 2

    • By: Orson Welles
    • Narrated by: Orson Welles, full cast
    • Length: 5 hrs and 41 mins
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    In the film noir classic The Third Man, Orson Welles played Harry Lime - rouge, scoundrel, and black marketeer in postwar Vienna. At the end of the film, in a spectacular chase through the sewers of the city, Harry met his end. But in radio's first prequel, Welles resumed the role in The Lives of Harry Lime, a series produced in England by Harry Alan Towers.

    Regular price: £27.69

    • The Lives of Harry Lime, Volume 3

    • By: Orson Welles
    • Narrated by: Orson Welles, full cast
    • Length: 4 hrs and 41 mins
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    In the film noir classic The Third Man, Orson Welles played Harry Lime - rouge, scoundrel, and black marketeer in postwar Vienna. At the end of the film, in a spectacular chase through the sewers of the city, Harry met his end. But in radio's first prequel, Welles resumed the role in The Lives of Harry Lime, a series produced in England by Harry Alan Towers.

    Regular price: £33.89

    • Mercury Theatre: Julius Caesar - September 11, 1938

    • By: Orson Welles
    • Narrated by: Orson Welles
    • Length: 1 hr and 6 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    The Mercury Theatre on the Air, a radio series created by Orson Welles, presented adaptations of classic literary works. These were performed by actors from Welles' celebrated Mercury Theatre repertory company, with music composed or arranged by Bernard Herrmann.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Orson Welles IS Brutus

    • By Mrs W. on 01-06-17

    Regular price: £0.69

    • The Lives of Harry Lime, Volume 1

    • By: Orson Welles
    • Narrated by: Orson Welles, full cast
    • Length: 9 hrs and 19 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    In the film noir classic The Third Man, Orson Welles played Harry Lime - rogue, scoundrel, and black marketeer in postwar Vienna. At the end of the film, in a spectacular chase through the sewers of the city, Harry met his end. But in radio's first prequel, Welles resumed the role in The Lives of Harry Lime, a series produced in England by Harry Alan Towers.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Very Enjoyable

    • By Mr. R. Bruce on 12-02-17

    Regular price: £33.89

    • Campbell Playhouse: The Murder of Roger Ackroyd - November 12, 1939

    • By: Orson Welles
    • Narrated by: Orson Welles
    • Length: 55 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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    Orson Welles both starred in and directed The Campbell Playhouse, a radio drama (1938-40) produced by Welles and John Houseman. The episodes include adaptions of classic novels and plays as well as radio versions of the era's popular films.

    Regular price: £0.59

    • Mercury Theatre: The 39 Steps - August 1, 1938

    • By: Orson Welles
    • Narrated by: Orson Welles
    • Length: 1 hr and 8 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
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      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    The Mercury Theatre on the Air, a radio series created by Orson Welles, presented adaptations of classic literary works. These were performed by actors from Welles' celebrated Mercury Theatre repertory company, with music composed or arranged by Bernard Herrmann. The series ran from July to December 1938, after which the title was changed to The Campbell Playhouse.

    Regular price: £0.69

    • Mercury Theatre: Dracula - July 11, 1938

    • By: Orson Welles
    • Narrated by: Orson Welles
    • Length: 53 mins
    • Original Recording
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    The Mercury Theatre on the Air, a radio series created by Orson Welles, presented adaptations of classic literary works. These were performed by actors from Welles' celebrated Mercury Theatre repertory company, with music composed or arranged by Bernard Herrmann.

    Regular price: £0.69

    • Mercury Theatre: Around the World in 80 Days - October 23, 1938

    • By: Orson Welles
    • Narrated by: Orson Welles
    • Length: 57 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    The Mercury Theatre on the Air, a radio series created by Orson Welles, presented adaptations of classic literary works. These were performed by actors from Welles' celebrated Mercury Theatre repertory company, with music composed or arranged by Bernard Herrmann. The series ran from July to December 1938, after which the title was changed to The Campbell Playhouse.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • You can't pass by an opportunity Of listening to an Orson Welles radio play.

    • By Jodi Dougan on 23-09-17

    Regular price: £0.69

    • Orson Welles' Almanac

    • D-Day Special
    • By: Orson Welles' Almanac
    • Narrated by: Orson Welles, Agnes Moorehead
    • Length: 29 mins
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    The CBS Radio series Orson Welles' Almanac was usually a half-hour variety show. But on June 7, 1944, the day after the D-Day landing in France by Allied forces, Welles presented this special dramatic broadcast. Starring Agnes Moorehead, it takes the form of a mother's letter to her son (with a Wellesian twist at the end).

    Regular price: £0.52

    • Mercury Theatre: The Pickwick Papers - November 20, 1938

    • By: Orson Welles
    • Narrated by: Orson Welles
    • Length: 1 hr and 1 min
    • Original Recording
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    The Mercury Theatre on the Air, a radio series created by Orson Welles, presented adaptations of classic literary works. These were performed by actors from Welles' celebrated Mercury Theatre repertory company, with music composed or arranged by Bernard Herrmann. The series ran from July to December 1938, after which the title was changed to The Campbell Playhouse.

    Regular price: £0.59

    • Mercury Theatre: The Immortal Sherlock Holmes - September 25, 1938

    • By: Orson Welles
    • Narrated by: Orson Welles
    • Length: 56 mins
    • Original Recording
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    The Mercury Theatre on the Air, a radio series created by Orson Welles, presented adaptations of classic literary works. These were performed by actors from Welles' celebrated Mercury Theatre repertory company, with music composed or arranged by Bernard Herrmann. The series ran from July to December 1938, after which the title was changed to The Campbell Playhouse.

    Regular price: £0.59

    • Campbell Playhouse: The Magnificent Ambersons - October 29, 1939

    • By: Orson Welles
    • Narrated by: Orson Welles
    • Length: 55 mins
    • Original Recording
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    Orson Welles both starred in and directed The Campbell Playhouse, a radio drama (1938-40) produced by Welles and John Houseman. The episodes include adaptions of classic novels and plays as well as radio versions of the era's popular films.

    Regular price: £0.69

    • Les Misérables: The Original Radio Broadcast Starring Orson Welles as Jean Valjean

    • By: Victor Hugo, Orson Welles (adaptation)
    • Narrated by: Orson Welles
    • Length: 3 hrs and 12 mins
    • Original Recording
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      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Les Misérables: The Radio Broadcast was a seven-part radio series broadcast July 23 - September 3, 1937, on the Mutual Network. Orson Welles adapted Victor Hugo's novel, directed the series, and starred as Jean Valjean. The 22-year-old Welles developed the idea of telling stories with first-person narration on the series, which was his first job as a writer-director for radio. Les Misérables was one of Welles's earliest and finest achievements on radio, and marked the radio debut of the Mercury Theatre.

    Regular price: £14.49

    • The Mercury Theatre on the Air

    • By: Orson Welles, John Houseman
    • Narrated by: Orson Welles, full cast
    • Length: 9 hrs and 53 mins
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    Before creating cinematic masterpieces like Citizen Kane, Orson Welles established his creative credentials with The Mercury Theatre on the Air, an hour-long showcase that allowed him, producer John Houseman, musical director Bernard Hermann, and a close-knit team of performers and technicians to broadcast innovative adaptations of both well-known and obscure stories and programs that quickly set a new standard for dramatic radio production.

    Regular price: £27.69

    • Mercury Theatre: The Count of Monte Cristo - August 29, 1938

    • By: Orson Welles
    • Narrated by: Orson Welles
    • Length: 59 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    The Mercury Theatre on the Air, a radio series created by Orson Welles, presented adaptations of classic literary works. These were performed by actors from Welles' celebrated Mercury Theatre repertory company, with music composed or arranged by Bernard Herrmann.

    Regular price: £0.69

    • Campbell Playhouse: A Christmas Carol - December 23, 1938

    • By: Orson Welles
    • Narrated by: Orson Welles
    • Length: 1 hr
    • Original Recording
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      3 out of 5 stars 1
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      3 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1

    Orson Welles both starred in and directed The Campbell Playhouse, a radio drama (1938-40) produced by Welles and John Houseman. The episodes include adaptions of classic novels and plays as well as radio versions of the era's popular films.

    Regular price: £0.59

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