OLD TIME RADIO - 1 CD - 34 mp3 - Total Playtime: 16:07:47
A Life of Bliss, a new radio sitcom, was introduced by the BBC on the 29th of July, 1953, starring George Cole as awkward, absent-minded bachelor David Bliss
In the early episodes, Nora Swinburne played his sister, Pamela Batten & Esmond Knight his brother-in-law, Robert Batten. Later on, these roles were absorbed by Diana Churchill & Colin Gordon
The writer of the series, Geoffrey Harrison, was often late completing his scripts, to the extent that he would still be typing them at the recording sessions while Percy Edwards (the "bark" of 'Psyche' - the dog in the series) entertained the studio audience with his animal impressions.
This series ran for 118 episodes before it moved (in the early 60s) to television.
The series nearly came unstuck right at the beginning, for it was tailor-made for David Tomlinson, in the role of Bliss. Tomlinson was playing in The Little Hut at the time, and when the show ended its London run, six weeks after we started, he was under contract to go on tour with it, which made it impossible for him to do the Sunday recordings. We were in a dilemma, for the programme was obviously a success. Either it had to be taken off or we had to change horses in mid-stream. We realised that to find another David Bliss was not going to be an easy task; but fortune smiled, and we hit on the absolutely right person in George Cole, who has been with us ever since; that is for ninety-four episodes.
The only member of the cast who has been with us for the complete series is Psyche the dog. Psyche presented quite a problem as we didn't know any dog impersonators. Then we thought of contacting Percy Edwards the famous bird imitator, who agreed to tackle the part of the espressive and almost talking dog. Some listeners didn't take kindly to the canine influence in the Bliss household at first, but now Psyche seems to have won all hearts and has quite an impressive fan-mail.
Diana Churchill and Colin Gordon, who play the roles of married sister and brother-in-law respectively make up the permanent basic cast. Or perhaps I should say 'team' for undobtedly it is a well-knit and happy team. There has been a succession of girl friends. But whether wedding bells will ever ring for David will be determined not so much by the Goddess of Love as the steely heart of Godfrey Harrison's typewriter.
A Life of Bliss 54-10-20 - 08 Finding A Girlfriend
A Life of Bliss 57-05-28 - 01 A Matter Of Honour
A Life of Bliss 57-06-04 - 02 The Helpless Widow
A Life of Bliss 57-06-09 - 03 Fishing For A Girlfriend
A Life of Bliss 57-06-25 - 05 The Burglaries
A Life of Bliss 57-07-02 - 06 Jill
A Life of Bliss 57-07-09 - 07 The Return Of Phil Bender
A Life of Bliss 57-07-16 - 08 Mr Hood Is Away
A Life of Bliss 57-07-23 - 09 Pauls Evening Out
A Life of Bliss 57-07-30 - 10 The New Car
A Life of Bliss 57-08-20 - 13 Maxine
A Life of Bliss 57-08-27 - 14 The Flat
A Life of Bliss 57-09-03 - 15 Penny Gays Return
A Life of Bliss 57-09-10 - 16 The Engagement
A Life of Bliss 58-12-31 - 02 Two Dozen Red Roses
A Life of Bliss 59-01-07 - 03 A Spy In The Camp
A Life of Bliss 59-01-14 - 04 How Alob Came To Be Written
A Life of Bliss 59-02-11 - 08 A Moving Story
A Life of Bliss 59-02-18 - 09 United They Stay
A Life of Bliss 59-02-25 - 10 Oh Brother
A Life of Bliss 64-07-19 - 04 Donald Hood
A Life of Bliss 67-01-02 - 01 The Homecoming
A Life of Bliss 67-01-09 - 02 Love In A Deep Freeze
A Life of Bliss 67-01-16 - 03 The Plot Thickens
A Life of Bliss 67-01-23 - 04 Rogue Husband
A Life of Bliss 67-01-30 - 05 The Diplomat
A Life of Bliss 67-02-06 - 06 Guardian Angel
A Life of Bliss 69-01-20 - 01The Export Man
A Life of Bliss 69-01-27 - 02 The Profit Motive
A Life of Bliss 69-02-03 - 03 Better The Dog
A Life of Bliss 69-02-10 - 04 The Hot-line
A Life of Bliss 69-02-17 - 05 The Insecurity Guard
A Life of Bliss 69-02-24 - 06 Some Are More Average Than Others
A Life of Bliss 69-03-03 - 07 The Modest Hero
THESE ARE MP3 RECORDINGS
THEY WILL NOT PLAY IN REGULAR CD PLAYERS
CLICK HERE TO KNOW MORE ABOUT mp3
CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR PRODUCTS
We guarantee delivery of your item. If your item doesn't get there or is damaged, please notify us and we'll reship for you.
FULL REFUND IF NOT SATISFIED