This collection features five episodes of the classic NBC radio show starring Bob Hope: Cary Grant, Gary Cooper, Ginger Rogers, Lum 'n' Abner, and The Andrews Sisters.
Columbus did not discover America. That honour goes to Norseman Bjarni Herjolfsson whose storm-driven Viking longship took him briefly to the mainland of North America. Yet it was five centuries before Europeans arrived once more on the American coast. Columbus happened to be the first.
Sigmund Freud will be remembered by most people for the 'slip' that bears his name. But the most far-reaching of Freud's contributions is arguably that of psychoanalysis. He developed it, claimed to have made staggering discoveries with it, and used these discoveries to propose theories about human behaviour that are still the subject of heated debate.
France had fallen. All Britain waited for the inevitable German invasion. But first the Luftwaffe must destroy the Royal Air Force. It was the greatest air battle of all time against seemingly overwhelming odds. This programme follows the events of the epic weeks of the summer of 1940 and pays tribute to Winston Churchill's "Few" who saved Britain from the Nazi hordes.
Shakespeare lived for only 52 years, yet enriched the English language with an astonishing number of literary masterpieces. This dramatisation tells the story of Shakespeare's life in the boisterous days of the ageing Queen Elizabeth and the early years of her successor, James the First. It covers most of the known facts of his life and presents the man as well as the poet and dramatist.
Here's how Britain, at the height of her imperial power, sent an entire fleet to blockade Greece. The extraordinary story climaxes with Lord Palmerston's great and remarkable patriotic speech in the British House of Commons, which reversed the Government's defeat.
This episode of Bob Hope's classic NBC radio show, broadcast from the US Marine Air Corps base in Santa Barbara, California, originally aired on January 4, 1944.