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  1. 9.9 hrs • 8/9/2016 • Audio Theater

    The award-winning and critically acclaimed Wireless Theatre Company strives to keep radio theater alive and well. From the hilarious to the terrifying, this diverse collection features ten Wireless Theatre productions in a single volume: We Are the BBC by Susan Casanove, directed by Jack BowmanRob Sterling Davies is on the crest of a wave: a celebrated scriptwriter, actor, television personality, the new doyen of Just a Minute, and apparently, Stephen Fry’s new best friend. But all isn’t quite as it seems, and when Stephen discovers that Rob’s BAFTA-winning script was stolen, he undertakes to expose Rob for the fraud he is.We Are the BBC is the follow-up to the hugely popular 2011 hit We Are Not the BBC, and features Nicholas Parsons and Stephen Fry as themselves. We Are Not the BBC by Susan Casanove, directed by Jack Bowman A light-hearted look at the radio drama production process as seen by the members of an amateur dramatics society in a sleepy suburb of Swansea It can’t be difficult to make your own play for radio, can’t it? And with a LAMDA-trained professional actor at the helm, surely nothing could go wrong? After their attempt at Mike Leigh–inspired improvisation doesn’t exactly produce satisfactory results, things start to look up when a visiting celebrity agrees to step in and play the lead role. No Cause for Alarm by Gareth RubinNo Cause for Alarm is a silly play.It has no comment to make about the human condition, love in the twenty-first century, or the Iraq war. Stage Fright by Lynn Howes, directed by Emma TaylorA savagely funny satire on celebrity and theater that garnered five-star reviews at its world premiere, Stage Fright charts the struggle for supremacy between three actors appearing in a play together: old friends Peter and Charles, and Geraldine, the young and vulnerable actress they have befriended.As opening night approaches, it becomes apparent that Geraldine is not who she appears to be, and the friends must fight to salvage their pride, their identity, and their reputations in this thought-provoking tragicomedy. The Mighty Carlins by Collin Doyle, directed by Paul BlinkhornOn the anniversary of his wife’s death, Leo Carlin and his two sons come together for their traditional night of sharing the good and not so good memories of the dearly departed Mrs. Carlin. Beers are drunk. Plans are hatched. Secrets are revealed.The Mighty Carlins is a black comedy that celebrates a family at its worst. Blood and Stone by Marty Ross, directed by Mariele Runacre TempleBased on the true story of Countess Elizabeth Bathory, perhaps one of the greatest mass murderers of all time, a woman who tortured and killed over 600 young women for their bloodToo noble to be executed, in 1610 the “Bloody Lady of Cachtice” was bricked up in a set of rooms in her own castle in Slovakia. Why then should the young and beautiful Katya be at the castle door attracting the close attention of the gaoler and wanting a job looking after the countess? Is it revenge, or some more ghostly visit from Bathory’s past? And if she should help her escape … The St. Valentine’s Day Murder written and directed by Peter DavisIt’s Valentine’s Day, but events turn less than romantic when one of the members of a dating site is murdered. Can detective Jean-Pierre LePoulet find the killer?Recorded in front of an audience at the New Diorama Theatre, the show received rave reviews. Laying Ghosts by Clare Reddaway, directed by Emily WrightWhen Connie’s beloved husband Jack dies after twenty-seven years of marriage, Connie hopes that her only son, Gary, will console her. Gary, however, finds that level of commitment a bit, well, too much of a commitment. Connie is left with interfering neighbor Val until Gary’s girlfriend Sandra rings with some unexpected news.This sets Connie on a journey from a village in the Midlands to Hackney and eventually to Ghana as she finds a way to come to terms with her grief and to forge new friendships and a new life. Emails from Abroad by Julia Messenger and Shirley MawerA play based on travels abroad relayed by emails between the ingenuous first-time traveler and her disillusioned home-bound sisterIt culminates in their role-reversal, with the possibility of closure, a tragic end, or a new beginning. The Trial of Sherlock Holmes by Peter Davis and Matthew WoodcockSherlock Holmes, the world’s greatest consulting detective, is on trial for his life!Trapped in a nightmarish court room and charged with endangering the public and his friends, Holmes is forced to relive some of his most bizarre cases with only Doctor Watson to aid his defense.Gasp at the “Adventure of the Lizard’s Hands”! Work your brain into a frenzy of confusion as our heroes uncover the mystery of a dead man found in the middle of Regent Street! Steady your nerves as you bear witness to some snakes! On a train!But is all this evidence enough to satisfy a mysterious judge with a vendetta against our hero?

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    The Wireless Theatre Collection, Vol. 2 by the Wireless Theatre Company, Susan Casanove, Lester Barry

    The Wireless Theatre Collection, Vol. 2

    Featuring works by Susan Casanove, Lester Barry, and others
    Performed by a full cast
    9.9 hrs • 8/9/16 • Audio Theater
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  2. 0.9 hrs • 6/28/2016 • Audio Theater

    Blighted by phonophobia, a history student takes refuge from the London din in a quiet bookshop off Charing Cross Road. There he makes a chance discovery: an old scrap of paper hidden in a dusty book. On that scrap is a code hiding a lost musical score—the last work of the evil Anton Valderberg Drache! With Halloween approaching, the student races to unlock the mystery, unaware of the supernatural powers he is about to unleash. Phonophobia was recorded live at London’s Leicester Square Theatre.

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    Phonophobia

    Directed by Tom Brazier
    Performed by a full cast
    0.9 hrs • 6/28/16 • Audio Theater
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  3. 1.1 hrs • 6/28/2016 • Audio Theater

    Wickedly acerbic, The Youth of Old Age shows acclaimed British actor Prunella Scales at her dragon-tongued best. As the story’s matriarch, she’s determined to prevent her heir from marrying “out of sorts.” Written and directed by award-winning Stuart Price, you’d be mad not to listen to this wicked comedy.

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    The Youth of Old Age

    Written and directed by Stuart Price
    Performed by a full cast
    1.1 hrs • 6/28/16 • Audio Theater
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  4. 0.5 hrs • 6/28/2016 • Audio Theater

    A hilarious BBC Radio Four spoof from Octavia MacKenzie and Ashley McGuire Today on Radio Hoohah: In My Mind delves into the thoughts of Leonora Velvety Constable-Wheeler and her passion for pugs, Shakespeare, and taking her clothes off when she totally doesn’t realize it. Popular soap opera The Burgers has a few surprises in store when Mrs. White slips on some conditioner in the hairdressers. What’s New has an exclusive look into Dorothy Ahlwhala’s latest novel, Raspberry Ripple, Iron Hoof; the latest theater and music releases; as well as a political hot potato: globalization.

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    Radio Hoohah

    0.5 hrs • 6/28/16 • Audio Theater
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  5. 8.9 hrs • 6/28/2016 • Audio Theater

    The award-winning and critically acclaimed Wireless Theatre Company strives to keep radio theater alive and well. From the hilarious to the terrifying, this diverse collection features ten Wireless Theatre productions in a single volume: Spook Squad by Jim Spiers, directed by Jack BowmanIn this hilarious British comedy, a mismatched bunch of oddballs and geeks, along with a borderline-psychotic television presenter, venture to a haunted inn in England to record the first-ever episode of Spook Squad—a groundbreaking television show investigating the bizarre, the mysterious, and the supernatural. 2010: Space Commander! by Stuart Price, directed by David BeckSince our bodies cannot genuinely explore space, why not get rid of them?Without wanting to trot out the already tired clichés about social networking sites being our main interaction or point out that, with gaming systems becoming so sophisticated, the next generation will spend an overwhelming amount of time interacting through the Internet, it seems obvious to us that we are already heading for a “body-free” future. At first it seems awful, but when you think about it, it could provide many benefits once we get used to it. Dream On by Paul Ekert, directed by Tom BrazierRobert is having a dream about his dead ex-wife. The next night, there she is again, hauntingly familiar in the full personification of her monstrous personality. His current wife is unamused by his nocturnal flirtation with the dead past.As dreams and reality begin to overlap, Robert begins a desperate hunt to find out why this is happening. Is he really losing his mind? The Grimm of Stottesden Hall, written and directed by Stuart PriceBased on the works of Edgar Allen Poe, The Grimm of Stottesden Hall takes listeners on a journey of madness, terror, and gruesome murder! Phonophobia by Jack Bowman and Robert Valentine, directed by Tom BrazierBlighted by phonophobia, a history student takes refuge from the London din in a quiet bookshop off Charing Cross Road. There he makes a chance discovery: an old scrap of paper hidden in a dusty book. On that scrap is a code hiding a lost musical score—the last work of the evil Anton Valderberg Drache! With Halloween approaching, the student races to unlock the mystery, unaware of the supernatural powers he is about to unleash. Medusa on the Beach by Marty RossBiddlecombe is a perfectly ordinary English seaside town—except everyone there has been turned to stone.Two seriously out-of-their-depth police officers uncover the strange truth of what happened when middle-aged and romantically disappointed hairdresser Marjorie Briggs finds something in a polythene bag on the beach that didn’t belong there—something ancient and terrible with the power to seriously muck up the lives of Marjorie and all those she loves and hates. The Youth of Old Age, written and directed by Stuart PriceWickedly acerbic, The Youth of Old Age shows acclaimed British actor Prunella Scales at her dragon-tongued best. As the story’s matriarch, she’s determined to prevent her heir from marrying “out of sorts.” You’d be mad not to listen to this wicked comedy. Devon Girl by Zalie Burrow, directed by Cherry CooksonHave you ever wondered what life would be like as a young woman running a farm? Sally Anne Criplett is just that girl.Living with her mole-obsessed, gun-happy, cider-drinking father, Sally has her work cut out. But with the love of local farm boy Johnny Hutchins and their mutual passion for Elvis and farm machinery, life can be full of frolics.Devon Girl is a light-hearted look at farming with a fair sprinkling of colorful locals, such as the adorable best friend Mary, an imposing lesbian vicar, and local irresistible calf dealer Richard Sucksmith. Radio Hoohah, written and directed by Octavia MacKenzie and Ashley McGuireToday on Radio Hoohah:In My Mind delves into the thoughts of Leonora Velvety Constable-Wheeler and her passion for pugs, Shakespeare, and taking her clothes off when she totally doesn’t realize it.Popular soap opera The Burgers has a few surprises in store when Mrs. White slips on some conditioner in the hairdresser’s.What’s New has an exclusive look into Dorothy Ahlwhala’s latest novel, Raspberry Ripple, Iron Hoof; the latest theater and music releases; and a political hot potato: globalization. Angels in the Dark, written and directed by Susan CasanoveRoger Benezoscee is the worst boss you’ve ever had. What could possibly force this obnoxious, egotistical old megalomaniac to change his ways? Nothing short of a Damascene conversion.This innovative mystery stars Kim Durham (Matt Crawford in The Archers). Fans of anagrams may ponder the significance of the character names: Roger Benezoscee, Cath Crobbit, Seth Treave, and Leymar.Angels in the Dark—a radio play set in total darkness—was inspired by Dialogue in the Dark, the international exhibition in which small groups of people are escorted around a series of darkened rooms by a blind guide. For the full experience, we suggest you listen in the dark too!

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    The Wireless Theatre Collection, Vol. 1 by the Wireless Theatre Company, Stuart Price, Paul Ekert

    The Wireless Theatre Collection, Vol. 1

    Featuring works by Stuart Price, Paul Ekert, and others
    Performed by a full cast
    8.9 hrs • 6/28/16 • Audio Theater
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  6. 0.9 hrs • 6/28/2016 • Audio Theater

    Biddlecombe is a perfectly ordinary English seaside town—except everyone there has been turned to stone. Two seriously out-of-their-depth police officers uncover the strange truth of what happened when middle-aged and romantically disappointed hairdresser Marjorie Briggs finds something in a polythene bag on the beach that didn’t belong there—something ancient and terrible with the power to seriously muck up the lives of Marjorie and all those she loves and hates.

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    Medusa on the Beach

    0.9 hrs • 6/28/16 • Audio Theater
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  7. 1.2 hrs • 6/28/2016 • Audio Theater

    Have you ever wondered what life would be like as a young woman running a farm? Sally Anne Criplett is just that girl. Living with her mole-obsessed, gun-happy, cider-drinking father, Sally has her work cut out. But with the love of local farm boy Johnny Hutchins and their mutual passion for Elvis and farm machinery, life can be full of frolics. Devon Girl is a light-hearted look at farming with a fair sprinkling of colorful locals, such as the adorable best friend Mary, an imposing lesbian vicar, and local irresistible calf dealer Richard Sucksmith. Grab a cup of tea and sit back for a bit of a giggle with this British comedy directed by multiple award–winning BBC producer Cherry Cookson.

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    Devon Girl

    Directed by Cherry Cookson
    Performed by a full cast
    1.2 hrs • 6/28/16 • Audio Theater
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  8. 1.6 hrs • 6/15/2016 • Unabridged

    In a rickety, 17th century converted farmhouse in Dorset, England, a group of authors teaches a creative writing seminar. One of them—a brash American novelist—finds he’s got more to learn about writing and romance than he ever dreamed possible. An L.A. Theatre Works full cast performance featuring: Ian Abercrombie as Jeremy Dean, Michael Brandon as Leo Rapkin, Christine Estabrook as Maude Locket, Jeremy Geidt as Henry Locket, David Hunt as Simon St. Clair, and Melanie van Betten as Penny Seawell. Original music by Raymond Guarna. Directed by Michael Bloom and recorded before a live audience.

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    The Writing Game

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    1.6 hrs • 6/15/16 • Unabridged
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  9. 0.5 hrs • 3/24/2016 • Audio Theater

    As a young lady waits for the subway, the roar of an approaching train becomes a very different kind of roar—and the train becomes a creature of quicksilver and flames. It could be a case of nerves, or a trick of the lighting in a dark, deserted rail station … Or it could be the defiant cry of a creature older than humanity.

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    Last Dragon to Avondale

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    0.5 hrs • 3/24/16 • Audio Theater
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  10. 0.3 hrs • 3/24/2016 • Audio Theater

    Come away with us now to the far off future days of 1985 AD, after men have landed on the moon! When Space Marshal Rory Rammer, and his sidekick, “Skip” Sagan, guard the rule of law and the rights of the innocent from the skies of Earth to the orbit of the moon! In flashback, young Marshal Rammer gets his first posting, to the rough mining town of Luna City, just as a female temperance activist crashes the robot freighter carrying L-City’s monthly shipment of liquor. Rammer must take her into protective custody before the outraged miners capture her and do God-knows-what with her.

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    Rory Rammer, Space Marshal: Luna Shall be Dry!

    Performed by a full a full cast
    0.3 hrs • 3/24/16 • Audio Theater
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  11. 0.2 hrs • 3/24/2016 • Audio Theater

    Come away with us now to the far off future days of 1985 AD, after men have landed on the moon! When Space Marshal Rory Rammer, and his sidekick, “Skip” Sagan, guard the rule of law and the rights of the innocent from the skies of Earth to the orbit of the moon! Investigating a terrorist extortion plot on Venus, Rory and Skip are kidnapped and brought before the shadowy figure behind the scheme: mad geneticist Renée Marceau!

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    Rory Rammer, Space Marshal: The Island of Dr. Marceau

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    0.2 hrs • 3/24/16 • Audio Theater
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  12. 0.2 hrs • 3/24/2016 • Audio Theater

    Come away with us now to the far off future days of 1985 AD, after men have landed on the moon! When Space Marshal Rory Rammer, and his sidekick, “Skip” Sagan, guard the rule of law and the rights of the innocent from the skies of Earth to the orbit of the moon! Recovering an object plunging in from deep space, Rory and Skip, with Prof. Feynman and his daughter, find it is the last survivor of a race of alien vampires.

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    Rory Rammer, Space Marshal: The Last Vampire

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    0.2 hrs • 3/24/16 • Audio Theater
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  13. 0.3 hrs • 3/24/2016 • Audio Theater

    Come away with us now to the far off future days of 1985 AD, after men have landed on the moon! When Space Marshal Rory Rammer, and his sidekick, “Skip” Sagan, guard the rule of law and the rights of the innocent from the skies of Earth to the orbit of the moon! Captain Cosmos, Space Pirate, is waylaying spaceships all over the inner Solar System in his sinister, invisible battle cruiser. But is that any way to make a living?

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    Rory Rammer, Space Marshal: The Phantom Menace

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    0.3 hrs • 3/24/16 • Audio Theater
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  14. 0.2 hrs • 3/24/2016 • Audio Theater

    The war was won, at a tremendous cost. For many millions of soldiers and innocent Europeans, victory came far too late. A small team of scientists work in secret on an ambitious project to transcend time itself, to undo the most horrific war crime ever committed … and to murder a six-year-old child.

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    The Assassins

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    0.2 hrs • 3/24/16 • Audio Theater
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  15. 1.1 hrs • 3/24/2016 • Audio Theater

    In a moonlit garden, three women with disturbing smiles wait. Their eyes gleam like opals and the only color in the silver night is the red of their lips. They long for what they wait for. And what they wait for comes quickly. “Bid me enter…”

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    The Brides of Dracula

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    1.1 hrs • 3/24/16 • Audio Theater
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  16. 0.8 hrs • 3/24/2016 • Audio Theater

    The classic story from H. P. Lovecraft that has inspired millions through literature, games, movies, comics, and the horror of their own imaginations. Ph’nglui mglw’nafh Cthulhu R’lyeh wgah’nagl fhtagn. An ancient evil awakens in the southern ocean, inspiring madness in all those who sense its coming. That is not dead which can eternal lie, and with strange aeons even death may die.

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    The Call of C’thulhu

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    0.8 hrs • 3/24/16 • Audio Theater
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