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    • Treasury of Classic Children's Stories

    • By: Oscar Wilde, Brothers Grimm
    • Narrated by: Audrey Hepburn, John Ritter, Sharon Stone, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 34 mins
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    Audrey Hepburn performs selections from her Grammy Award winning "Enchanted Tales" (adapted by Mary Sheldon); John Ritter tells the story of "Jack and the Beanstalk"; Sharon Stone delivers an off-the-wall rendition of "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" (the tale by the Brothers Grimm, retold by Richard Hack); and Orson Welles performs the all-time favorite "The Happy Prince" (by Oscar Wilde).

    Regular price: £6.59

    • 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

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

    • By: Orson Welles
    • Narrated by: Orson Welles
    • Length: 1 hr and 1 min
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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

    • The Greatest Mysteries of All Time, Volume 6

    • By: Wilkie Collins, C. P. Donnell Jr., John Collier, and others
    • Narrated by: David Warner, Christopher Cazenove, Orson Welles, and others
    • Length: 4 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
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      3 out of 5 stars 1
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    The Greatest Mysteries of All Time, Volume 6 is an exciting addition to this series, featuring the most acclaimed writers, past and present. This unique collection of master writers, including Wilkie Collins, Aldous Huxley, and Edith Wharton, edited by multi-award winning mystery connoisseur Otto Penzler, is a delightful mixture of mystery and suspense.

    Regular price: £16.99

    • 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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    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

    • Classic Russian Dramas Starring Laurence Olivier, Orson Welles, Michael Redgrave and Trevor Howard, Volume 1

    • By: Theatre Royal, Alexander Pushkin, Nikolai Gogol
    • Narrated by: Orson Welles, Michael Redgrave
    • Length: 40 mins
    • Original Recording
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    Fully restored and remastered, Heritage Media presents the greatest of vintage artists in classic dramas from the literature of Russia. Here is the legendary Orson Welles starring in ‘The Queen of Spades’, adapted from the original tale by Alexander Pushkin and Michael Redgrave starring in 'The Overcoat' adapted from the original tale by Nikolai Gogol.Theatre Royal is a unique series of classic radio dramas produced in the 1950s by the late Harry Alan Towers.

    Regular price: £3.99

    • H.G. Wells Meets Orson Welles - October 28, 1940

    • By: Orson Welles
    • Narrated by: Orson Welles
    • Length: 7 mins
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    A short conversation between the famous author and the famous actor and director, who adapted The War of the Worlds for radio. The program was originally broadcast on KTSA, San Antonio, Texas.

    Regular price: £0.69

    • Mercury Theatre: Treasure Island - July 18, 1938

    • By: Orson Welles
    • Narrated by: Orson Welles
    • Length: 1 hr and 3 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: £0.69

    • Orson Welles: Les Miserables, Episode 6, The Barricade

    • By: Orson Welles
    • Narrated by: Orson Welles
    • Length: 28 mins
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    Les Miserables (1937) was Orson Welles' first radio series. He served as actor, director, producer, and adaptor, developing narrative and audio techniques that would later be used for The Mercury Theatre on the Air.

    Regular price: £0.59

    • The War of the Worlds (Dramatized)

    • By: Mercury Theatre on the Air
    • Narrated by: Orson Welles
    • Length: 59 mins
    • Original Recording
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    One of the most memorable programs in broadcast history, the Halloween Eve 1938 broadcast of The War of the Worlds set off a nationwide panic that's almost unimaginable today. Presented by the Mercury Theatre on the Air and its creatve genius, Orson Welles, the drama based on H.G. Wells' classic novel tells the story of a Martian invasion of Earth.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An all time classic

    • By Andyjn on 27-02-16

    Regular price: £5.79

    • The Bride of Death

    • By: The Shadow
    • Narrated by: Orson Welles, Agnes Moorehead
    • Length: 29 mins
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    This episode of The Shadow was originally broadcast on March 6, 1938.

    Regular price: £0.99

    • Les Misérables

    • Radio Drama of the Classic Victor Hugo Masterpiece
    • By: Victor Hugo
    • Narrated by: Orson Welles
    • Length: 3 hrs and 19 mins
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    This 1937 radio dramatization was written, produced, and performed by none other than the incomparable Orson Welles of War of the Worlds fame. The story of the book is faithfully retold (with questionable subjects carefully camouflaged) and is suitable for students aged 10 and older. This live recording, masterfully performed by an incredible professional cast, includes sound effects, music, and an unforgettable story.

    Regular price: £13.19

    • The War of the Worlds

    • By: H. G. Wells
    • Narrated by: Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten
    • Length: 57 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 4
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      5 out of 5 stars 3
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    Marsbewohner landen in New Jersey. Ein Radioreporter berichtet live von ihrem Angriff auf die Bevölkerung. Die Hörer erleben ein beklemmendes Szenario... bis Orson Welles es in der Absage zum Halloween-Scherz erklärt.

    Regular price: £9.49

    • 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
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    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

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

    • By: Orson Welles
    • Narrated by: Orson Welles
    • Length: 57 mins
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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

    • The Best of Mercury Theater with Orson Welles

    • The Golden Age of Radio, Old Time Radio Shows and Serials
    • By: PDQ Audioworks
    • Narrated by: Orson Welles
    • Length: 12 hrs and 1 min
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    Twelve of the best episodes from the original broadcasts of the Mercury Theater, featuring Orson Welles. Includes the original broadcast of War of the Worlds. Digitally re-mastered from the recordings of live, on -air performances by Orson Welles and the cast of the Mercury Theater.

    Regular price: £24.19

    • A Christmas Carol (Radio Spirits Version - Dramatized)

    • By: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Orson Welles, Lionel Barrymore
    • Length: 55 mins
    • Original Recording
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 13
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Orson Welles' dramatic anthology series Mercury Theatre on the Air, infamous for its Halloween broadcast of War of the Worlds, found a sponsor and became Campbell Playhouse in December 1938. The program continued to feature the charismatic and fiery Welles as both a host and an actor. The great Lionel Barrymore portrayed Ebenezer Scrooge in Campbell Playhouse's annual performance of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Christmas Carol Full of Warmth from Times Past

    • By Highlight on 30-12-14

    Regular price: £0.99

    • The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

    • By: Arthur Conan Doyle
    • Narrated by: Sir John Gielgud, Orson Welles
    • Length: 7 hrs and 12 mins
    • Original Recording
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
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    Sir John Gielgud stars as Sherlock Holmes with Sir Ralph Richardson as Dr. Watson. John's brother, Val Gielgud, the celebrated mystery author and producer, directs several episodes and co-stars in one of them... as Sherlock's brother! As a finishing touch, Orson Welles plays the evil Moriarty. The shows created by this very special team are possibly the greatest Sherlock Holmes radio programs ever produced. This set features all sixteen episodes in their most complete surviving examples - taken from what currently exists of the syndication masters.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent Classic Gielgud is Sherlock ❤️

    • By Highlight on 02-02-15

    Regular price: £21.69

    • The Count of Monte Cristo (Dramatised)

    • By: Alexandre Dumas
    • Narrated by: Orson Welles
    • Length: 51 mins
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    Orson Welles stars in this full-cast performance of Dumas' classic novel about a young man, falsely imprisoned by his jealous 'friends' in the early 19th century. He escapes and uses a hidden treasure to exact his revenge.

    Regular price: £6.99

    • The Lives of Harry Lime, a.k.a. The Third Man, Vol. 1

    • The Classic Radio Collection
    • By: Hollywood 360
    • Narrated by: Orson Welles, full cast
    • Length: 5 hrs and 35 mins
    • Original Recording
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4 out of 5 stars 3
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Made as a prequel to the hit film The Third Man, this radio show was created to follow the adventures of the popular character Harry Lime, played here and in the movie by Orson Welles. The 1949 film The Third Man won an Academy Award and was an international success, called "magic" by Roger Ebert and "one of the finest films ever made" by The New York Times.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Awful Performance

    • By aljfox on 24-06-18

    Regular price: £19.69

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