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Recorded during the golden age of radio, Classic English and Irish Dramas is a remastered collection of classic radio dramas that boasts the kind of virtuoso audio performance rarely heard on radio since. This particular volume features Ralph Richardson in "A Sentimental Journey", and Margaret Lockwood in "Becky Sharpe", but listeners will also be intrigued by the supporting cast, which includes a performance from Laurence Olivier (his only radio drama appearance), as well as Orson Welles, Michael Redgrave, Alec Guinness, and others. Beautiful radio voices and stellar performances will make listeners nostalgic for the days when radio plays enthralled families on a nightly basis.
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Fully restored and remastered, Heritage Media presents the greatest of vintage artists in classic dramas from English and Irish Literature. Here is the legendary Ralph Richardson starring in ‘A Sentimental Journey’, adapted from the original tale by Laurence Sterne and the legendary Margaret Lockwood starring in 'Becky Sharpe' adapted from ‘Vanity Fair’, the original tale by William Makepeace Thackeray. Theatre Royal is a unique series of classic radio dramas produced in the 1950's by the late Harry Alan Towers. Starring the leading theatre artists of the day it is the only series of radio dramas in which Laurence Olivier ever appeared. He was joined by Ralph Richardson, John Gielgud, Orson Welles, Robert Morley, John Mills, Michael Redgrave, Trevor Howard, Robert Donut, Alec Guinness and Margaret Lockwood.
Over the Years, Theatre Royal has received a glittering array of accolades, including: “vivid, tense, and compressed.”( Classic radio)
“Craft, like character, ages well.”(Daily Telegraph)
“Great fun to listen to and, as radio history, they are unsurpassed.” (Sunday Telegraph)
“Voices like these justify the Golden Days tag. We won't hear their like again.” (Sunday Times)
“A must for archive fans. The excitement of vintage radio drama with strong storylines.” (Radio Times.)
©2011 Heritage Media Ltd (P)2011 Heritage Media Ltd
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