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  • Dick Barton and the Firefly Adventure: A full-cast radio archive drama serial | Edward J. Mason,Morris West

    Dick Barton and the Firefly Adventure: A full-cast radio archive drama serial

    • ORIGINAL (4 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Edward J. Mason, Morris West
    • Narrated By Douglas Kelly, full cast
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    A full-cast radio drama from the 1940s starring Douglas Kelly as Dick Barton. Originally produced for Australian radio, Dick Barton and the Firefly Adventure tells of the arrival in Britain of the American master criminal Ferraro. Operating a violent protection racket, Ferraro extorts money from property owners across the capital. Those who ignore Ferraro's threats see their homes and businesses destroyed. Ferraro's many arson attacks soon earn him a nickname: the Firefly.

  • Radio Crimes: Dick Barton - Special Agent! | Edward J. Mason

    Radio Crimes: Dick Barton - Special Agent!

    • ORIGINAL (2 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Edward J. Mason
    • Narrated By uncredited
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    In 1972, as part of the BBC's Golden Jubilee celebrations, the team came together once more to re-record the very first adventure. The episodes were not stored in the BBC Archives but, thanks to private tapes, these 'lost' recordings can be heard once more. And here they are, in this fast-moving story about a stolen secret weapon, complete with dark caves, deadly spiders, lifts with no floors and - most intriguingly - a tall and mysterious man in a black Homburg.

  • Dick Barton and the Li-Chang Adventure | Edward J. Mason

    Dick Barton and the Li-Chang Adventure

    • ORIGINAL (3 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Edward J. Mason
    • Narrated By Douglas Kelly
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    Douglas Kelly stars in another adventure for radio's greatest hero. Heralded by an instantly memorable signature tune, the adventures of Dick Barton, Jock and Snowey originally ran on the BBC Light Programme between 1946 and 1951. Very few of the BBC's original recordings still survive; however, in 1949 some were re-recorded for transmission overseas. Starring Douglas Kelly, these re-staging’s found new audiences in Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.

  • Dick Barton and the Vulture | Edward J. Mason

    Dick Barton and the Vulture

    • ORIGINAL (4 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Edward J. Mason
    • Narrated By Douglas & Cast Kelly
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    Heralded by an instantly memorable signature tune, the adventures of special agent Dick Barton and his friends Jock and Snowey originally ran on the BBC Light Programme between 1946 and 1951. Set in an exciting world of criminal masterminds, espionage and adventure, the series was essential listening for an entire generation. In the first story of the second radio series, Barton is on the trail of Tony Patelli, a criminal mastermind who has stolen a lorry-load of gold bullion.

  • Dick Barton and the Paris Adventure | Edward J. Mason

    Dick Barton and the Paris Adventure

    • ORIGINAL (4 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Edward J. Mason
    • Narrated By Douglas Kelly
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    Douglas Kelly stars as ‘Dick Barton - Special Agent’ in another thrilling adventure for radio's greatest hero.Heralded by an instantly memorable signature tune, the adventures of special agent Dick Barton and his friends Jock and Snowey were essential listening for an entire generation. Originally starring Noel Johnson, Duncan Carse and Gordon Davies, in an exciting world of criminal masterminds, espionage and adventure, it ran on the BBC Light Programme between 1946 and 1951.

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