In the film noir classic The Third Man, Orson Welles played Harry Lime - rouge, scoundrel, and black marketeer in postwar Vienna. At the end of the film, in a spectacular chase through the sewers of the city, Harry met his end. But in radio's first prequel, Welles resumed the role in The Lives of Harry Lime, a series produced in England by Harry Alan Towers.
Volume 3 present Lime's criminal adventures before he met his doom - bank heists, confidence schemes, swindles, and such, in a series of witty and well written lighthearted dramas featuring Welles and a virtual stock company of talented actors in adventures set in such exotic locales as Paris, Venice, Tangiers, and the French Riviera.
Chapters: #1 Violets, Sweet Violets; #2 Faith, Lime and Charity; #3 Pleasure Before Business; #4 Fool's Gold; #5 Man of Mystery; #6 The Painted Smile; #7 Harry Lime Joins the Circus; #8 Suzie's Cue; #9 Viva La Chance; #10 The Elusive Vermeer.