This month it’s a situation where the dangers at sea are not all ‘natural’, plus other great stories to add to the library, and specials to tempt the budget conscious.

The Passage Of The Tangmar

Colonel Hacking of Interpol, who appeared in The Man Who Came To Kill, summonses Dirk Kendall to his London office and tells him to fly to Sydney and sign on as First Officer of the cargo steamer, SS Tangmar, which is sailing for Jamaica.
Whilst aboard Kendall is to observe the actions of six passengers, five of whom are beneficiaries of a million pound will, to be divided equally between all those who safely arrive in Jamaica. Kendall must also discover which of the passengers was responsible for the death of a sixth beneficiary.
It’s an action-packed, fast-moving adventure that combines murder, tragedy and romance, all set on the high seas.
The stars of this series are Nigel Lovell, Gordon Glenwright, Dinah Shearing, Pat Crocker, Don Pascoe and Lionel Stevens.
52 x 12 minute episodes

Dual Purpose Drama Library – Volume 3

As the title of the show implies this series presented different ways of broadcasting – some stations broadcast one segment per day on a Monday to Friday basis, whereas other stations played all 5 episodes on one day as a complete hour-long story.

The stories are all originals written by top radio writers and include romance, mystery, suspense and comedy. The cast and crew enjoyed creating such a variety of entertainment.

Each story is completed in 5 segments and there are eight stories on this volume.

March Specials

Our specials for March are all about 'international intrigue and espionage' – take your pick from these great stories, all just $30.00 each:
The Man From Mi5classic cold-war intrigue and a nursery rhyme?
A Mask For Alexisa special delivery by an unknown courier, plus murder
Walk A Crooked Milesailing, gold bullion, rival gangs and beautiful women
UndercoverOperation Tiger and The Black Diamond – two great mysteries
The Red Gardenia Eastern powers threaten Australian agriculture
From Paris With Lovea stolen identity, lost love, murder and a kidnapping

Spies and Espionage on Radio

It’s a very popular genre – whether it be modern, cold-war or even historical - a good ‘cloak and dagger’ story always works well. And it’s a genre that worked extremely well with the medium of radio – all those word pictures, voice inflections and sound effects create vivid mind pictures. Plus, the images represented in these radio series meant that each individual listener created their own mind pictures – rather than images created by someone else, as happens with TV shows.
Traditionally they were broadcast later in the evening (so that the children didn’t go to bed and have nightmares).
The Adventures of Major Gregory Keen (the first of which is Dossier on Dumetrius) was one of the first post-war espionage series. Its outstanding success meant the follow-on adventure (Deadly Nightshade) was commissioned almost immediately. There are five adventures in the series. Long regarded as a forerunner to the James Bond franchise, The Adventures of Major Gregory Keen were penned by Lindsay Hardy – who had met and mixed with some of the inspirations for his characters when he was in London.
Other popular titles in this genre include A Mask For Alexis, Goodbye Gwynnevere, The Red Gardenia and Undercover.
As the behaviour of spies, investigators and commandos necessarily involves an element of crime – these stories are usually categorised as ‘Crime & Mystery’. Who are we to draw a line on what is crime and what is espionage??
We’ve been told on more than one occasion that many people especially love listening to these shows when commuting to work or ‘grey nomading’ as it keeps their minds focussed during their travels.
Happy listening!
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