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4.50 from Paddington written by Agatha Christie performed by June Whitfield, Ian Lavender, Joan Sims and Susannah Harker on Audio CD (Abridged)

4.50 from Paddington written by Agatha Christie performed by June Whitfield, Ian Lavender, Joan Sims and Susannah Harker on Audio CD (Abridged)£9.99

Elspeth McGillicuddy is down from Scotland for a holiday and boards the 4:50 train from Paddington station to visit her friend, Miss Marple. During the journey, another train pulls alongside, and through the window Mrs McGillicuddy witnesses a tall, dark man strangling a blonde woman. She reports what...

George Burns and Gracie Allen Show - Collection Volume 1 written by George Burns and Gracie Allen performed by George Burns and Gracie Allen on CD (Unabridged)

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ISBN:  9781543688498
Genre - Main:  Fiction
Genre - Specific:  Humour
Duration:  350 mins
Length:  Unabridged
Author:  George Burns and Gracie Allen
Narrator 1:  George Burns
Narrator 2:  Gracie Allen
Rarity:  Rare

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When real life husband and wife George Burns and Gracie Allen worked together in vaudeville, George was the comic and his wife Gracie had the straight lines. They switched their roles upon discovering that Gracie's delivery got a bigger laugh than George's punch lines. The duo became a big hit on Vaudeville...

and in films so when radio beckoned, they delivered. Their first regular radio work was as supporting players on CBS's The Guy Lombardo Show in the 1930s. When Lombardo switched to NBC, George and Gracie took over the show.

Early on, the two did not play a married couple on the air. For a long time, they continued a 'flirtation act' with George as Gracie's most persistent suitor. But when the show's ratings began to sag toward the end of the 1930s, George decided it was time their real-life marriage was written into the show.

The new format included husband-and-wife characters in a situation comedy setting. George's instincts were spot-on and The Burns & Allen Show went on to new heights, eventually making a successful transition to television. 7/29/40 Going to a Kiddie Party 9/30/40 George Disappears 11/17/42 Hat Box Hostage 1/26/43 King George Becomes a Royal Pain 2/2/43 Good Help is Hard to Find 3/23/43 Making George Sick 3/30/43 Victory Garden 10/26/43 Guest: Hedy Lamarr 11/2/43 Guest: Jack Benny 12/21/43 Guests: Charles Laughton and Elsa Lanchester 12/28/43 Guest: John Garfield 1/25/50 Guest: Ronald Reagan

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