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From the golden age of radio drama, these vintage performances feature Theatre Royal's ensemble cast, led by eloquent English actor Ralph Richardson, and a lushly orchestrated soundtrack. Henry James' "The Liar" follows a portrait painter reunited with a former lover, now married to a self-aggrandizing colonel with a penchant for lies. Hoping to reclaim his love, the painter sets out to capture the essence of the sham marriage via a brutally honest portrait of the colonel, thereby forcing his wife to choose between her morals and affections. "Four Meetings" introduces simple New England schoolteacher Caroline Spencer, saving her meager earnings so she might one day travel Europe. Spencer's dreams are tested by a manipulative family member in this tale of hard work and fleeting opportunity.

Publisher's Summary

Fully restored and remastered, Heritage Media presents the greatest of vintage artists in classic dramas of the early America’s. Here is the legendary Ralph Richardson starring in ‘The Liar’ and 'Four Meetings' adapted from the original story by Henry James.

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)

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