OLD TIME RADIO - 13 AUDIO CD - 26 Shows
Total Playtime: 12:11:51
The Adventures of Harry Lime (broadcast in the United States as The Lives of Harry Lime) was an old-time radio program produced in London, England during the 1951 to 1952 season.
Orson Welles reprised his role of Harry Lime from the celebrated 1949 film adaptation of Graham Greene's novel The Third Man. The radio series is a "prequel" to the film, and depicts the many misadventures of con-artist Lime in a somewhat lighter tone than the character's villainy in the film.
Most episodes would begin with "The Third Man Theme" being played, abruptly cut off by an echoing gunshot. Then Welles would speak: "That was the shot that killed Harry Lime. He died in a sewer beneath Vienna, as those of you know who saw the movie The Third Man. Yes, that was the end of Harry Lime ... but it was not the beginning. Harry Lime had many lives ... and I can recount all of them. How do I know? Very simple. Because my name is Harry Lime."
Although often cited as a BBC production, the series was one of a number produced and distributed independently by the prolific Harry Alan Towers. Only sixteen of the episodes were acquired and broadcast by the BBC in the UK. It was the first time that the BBC broadcast episodes of a dramatic series that it did not produce. The full series was syndicated to radio stations in the U.S.
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51-08-03 (1) Too Many Crooks
51-08-10 (2) See Naples and Live
51-08-17 (3) Clay Pigeon
51-08-24 (4) Ticket to Tangier
51-08-31 (5) Voodoo
51-09-07 (6) Bohemian Star
51-09-14 (7) Love Affair
51-09-21 (8) Rogue's Holiday
51-09-28 (9) Work of Art
51-10-05 (10) Operation Music Box
51-10-12 (11) Golden Fleece
51-10-19 (12) Blue Bride
51-10-26 (13) Every Frame Has a Silver Lining
51-11-02 (14) Mexican Hat Trick
51-11-09 (15) Art Is Long and Lime Is Fleeting
51-11-16 (16) In Pursuit of a Ghost
51-11-23 (17) Horse Play
51-11-30 (18) 3 Farthings for Your Thoughts
51-12-07 (19) The Third Woman
51-12-14 (20) An Old Moorish Custom
51-12-21 (21) It's a Knockout
51-12-28 (22) Two Is Company
52-01-04 (23) Cherchez La Gem
52-01-11 (24) Hand of Glory
52-01-18 (25) Double Double Cross
52-01-25 (26) 5000 Pengoes and a Kiss