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THE LITTLE THINGS IN LIFE

 Little Things In Life

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ABOUT THIS OLD TIME RADIO SHOW:
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Alan Bunce

Although the "Golden Age of Radio" had been gone for more than a decade, Mutual was riding a resurgence of radio drama with its afternoon umbrella program Radio Playhouse.

Arguably, Radio Playhouse rode the coat tails of the surprisingly popular CBS Radio Mystery Theater. Neither of the radio programs were recreations of the great shows of the terrific programs of the 30's, 40's and 50's. Instead, they were the highest point in the evolution of an art form which had fallen from commercial favor.

Just like the best shows of the Golden Era, Radio Playhouse was a commercial venture. Daytime had become the "TV's richest market", but it was an expensive place for advertisers to make their presence known. Ad exec Richard Cox pitched the idea to Bristol Myers as a very cheap way to reach housewives.

There were four programs under the umbrella of Radio Playhouse, each of which filled a quarter of the 3 4pm hour. Beginning and ending were the soap operas "The Faces of Love" and "To Have and To Hold". Classic romance novels were serially dramatized on "Author's Studio" in the second slot. The light comedy in the third quarter hour, "The Little Things In Life", helped to keep the whole thing from being too serious.

"The Little Things" was created by Peg Lynch, who is better known to old time radio fans for her show Ethel and Albert. She has been called "the lady who invented the sitcom" and is listed as one of the great American humorists of the twentieth century.

She was not known for the wild laughter of joke based humor. In fact, "The Little Things In Life" is a very accurate description of her work. She found amusement in the foibles which plague all of us from time to time, from losing our car keys to following the wrong directions to an out of town wedding.

Ethel And Albert
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MP3 DISK CONTENTS: [Help]
Volume 1: 75 shows - total playtime 14 hours 41 minutes

LTIL 750804 001 Modernday Highway Signs
LTIL 750805 002 Toothaches Dentist Vacation
LTIL 750806 003 Waiting For Daughter To Return
LTIL 750807 004 Wedding Anniversary
LTIL 750808 005 Chosen To Be Paul Revere
LTIL 750811 006 A Womans Place Is In Home
LTIL 750812 007 How Little Things Just Disappear
LTIL 750813 008 Sleeping In A Tent
LTIL 750814 009 Driving Car In A Nightgown
LTIL 750815 010 Invited For A Swim Nude
LTIL 750818 011 Frustrations With Computers
LTIL 750819 012 Borrowing Things Vs Friendship
LTIL 750820 013 Feeling A Need For A Fire Drill
LTIL 750821 014 Mike Fright During An Interview
LTIL 750822 015 Not Listening To Each Other
LTIL 750825 016 Complicated Simple Cold
LTIL 750826 017 Fed Up With Womens Lib
LTIL 750827 018 Spending Night In A Motel
LTIL 750828 019 Crisis With A Dead Pet
LTIL 750829 020 Modern Life And Repairman
LTIL 750901 021 Neighbors Marital Quarrel
LTIL 750902 022 Clean Room Or No Party
LTIL 750903 023 Uninvited Guests
LTIL 750904 024 Trying To Say Goodbye
LTIL 750905 025 Discovering Left Behind Clothing
LTIL 750908 026 Teaching Wife A Lesson
LTIL 750909 027 More Forgotten Guest Items
LTIL 750910 028 Life Of Home
LTIL 750911 029 Grandmother At 85
LTIL 750912 030 To Be Or Not Superstitious
LTIL 750915 031 Tag Sale Problems
LTIL 750916 032 Cherished Momentoes In Attic
LTIL 750917 033 Fined Littering And Jaywalking
LTIL 750918 034 An Old Vase And Tag Sale
LTIL 750919 035 50 c Pearl Necklace
LTIL 750922 036 Shoes In Washing Machine
LTIL 750923 037 Mother Baxters Birthday
LTIL 750924 038 Alex Tangles With A Skunk
LTIL 750925 039 Tom Wayward Son Returns
LTIL 750926 040 Check Stub Problem
LTIL 750929 041 Mr B And Secretarial Problems
LTIL 750930 042 Scheduling Car Checkups
LTIL 751001 043 Business Convention Diet
LTIL 751002 044 Noise And Prowler
LTIL 751003 045 Mrs B And Tv Sports
LTIL 751006 046 Mr B Loses His Barber
LTIL 751007 047 Friends Plan Your Trip
LTIL 751008 048 Carelessness With Cars
LTIL 751009 049 Reducing Christmas Card List
LTIL 751010 050 Selecting Christmas Cards
LTIL 751013 051 Girl From Office
LTIL 751014 052 Aunt Maggie Is Coming
LTIL 751015 053 Aunt Maggies In Chicago
LTIL 751016 054 Arrival Of Aunt Maggie
LTIL 751017 055 Home Made Christmas Cards
LTIL 751020 056 Mrs B Matchmaker
LTIL 751021 057 Styling Aunt Maggies Hair
LTIL 751022 058 Maynard Blake For Dinner
LTIL 751023 059 Waiting Up For Aunt Maggie
LTIL 751024 060 Informal Family Snapshots
LTIL 751027 061 How To Win Boyfriends
LTIL 751028 062 Neither Borrower Nor Lender
LTIL 751029 063 Trouble Opening A Jar Of Olives
LTIL 751030 064 Neighbors Home Movies
LTIL 751031 065 Halloween Night
LTIL 751103 066 Rearranging Furniture
LTIL 751104 067 High Cost Of Living
LTIL 751105 068 Mr B Delivery Boy
LTIL 751106 069 Cutting Household Expenses
LTIL 751107 070 Mr Bs Secretary To Dinner
LTIL 751110 071 Missing Newspaper Section
LTIL 751111 072 Night Prowlers
LTIL 751112 073 Baxters Are Locked Out
LTIL 751113 074 Time Spent On Telephone
LTIL 751114 075 Guest Doesnt Speak English

Volume 2: 75 shows - total playtime 14 hours 40 minutes

LTIL 751117 076 Endless Reminiscences
LTIL 751118 077 Route To Arizona
LTIL 751119 078 Planning A Dinner Party
LTIL 751120 079 Sky Diving Challenge
LTIL 751121 080 Dinner And Old Girlfriend
LTIL 751124 081 Surprise Birthday Party For Peggy Part 1
LTIL 751125 082 Surprise Birthday Party For Peggy Part 2
LTIL 751126 083 Free Turkey
LTIL 751127 084 Real First Thanksgiving
LTIL 751128 085 Two Hundred Dollar Debt
LTIL 751201 086 Helping Debbie With Algebra
LTIL 751202 087 Mr Bs Washington Trip
LTIL 751203 088 Mr B Returns From His Trip
LTIL 751204 089 Being Old Fashioned
LTIL 751205 090 Mr B Forgets Dinner Party
LTIL 751208 091 Lost Car Keys
LTIL 751209 092 Mysterious Christmas Gift
LTIL 751210 093 Teaching Aunt Maggie Bridge
LTIL 751211 094 Hints About Christmas Gift
LTIL 751212 095 Debbies 34 Year Old Boyfriend
LTIL 751215 096 Habits Of Husbands
LTIL 751216 097 Perfect Christmas Tree
LTIL 751217 098 Putting Up Christmas Tree
LTIL 751218 099 Where Are Decorations
LTIL 751219 100 Whos Missing A Hairpiece
LTIL 751222 101 Baxters Accused Of Shoplifting
LTIL 751223 102 No Christmas Gift For Elaine
LTIL 751224 103 Never Mailed Christmas Cards
LTIL 751225 104 Christmas Day At Baxters
LTIL 751226 105 Evie Wants A Different Gift
LTIL 751229 106 Aunt Maggies New Years Trip
LTIL 751230 107 Aunt Maggies Evening Dress
LTIL 751231 108 New Years Eve And All Alone
LTIL 760101 109 New Years Resolution
LTIL 760102 110 Three A.m. Visitors
LTIL 760105 111 Terrible Smell In House
LTIL 760106 112 Mr B Doesnt Need Glasses
LTIL 760107 113 Aunt Maggie Cuts Pictures
LTIL 760108 114 Wearing A Wedding Ring
LTIL 760109 115 Mrs B Upset About Ring
LTIL 760112 116 Mrs Bs Ski Trip
LTIL 760113 117 Talking Mr B Out Of Ski Trip
LTIL 760114 118 Mrs B Charts A Plane
LTIL 760115 119 Daytime Quiz Shows
LTIL 760116 120 Persuading Aunt Maggie To Stay
LTIL 760119 121 Fixing Up Garage Apartment
LTIL 760120 122 Taking Family Out To Dinner
LTIL 760121 123 Smoking In Restaurants
LTIL 760122 124 Problems Giving Up Smoking
LTIL 760123 125 How Many Items In Handbag
LTIL 760126 126 Family Pictures In A Wallet
LTIL 760127 127 Mr Baxters Snoring
LTIL 760128 128 Whats Miss Perkins First Name
LTIL 760129 129 Unchaperoned Weekend
LTIL 760130 130 Bon Voyage Party
LTIL 760202 131 Worrying About Debbie
LTIL 760203 132 Furnace Service Contract
LTIL 760204 133 Dangers Of Flying
LTIL 760205 134 Arriving With Wrong Coat
LTIL 760206 135 What To Have For Dinner
LTIL 760209 136 Checking On Aunt Maggie
LTIL 760210 137 Saving Time
LTIL 760211 138 Rushing Alex To Vet
LTIL 760212 139 Seasick Cruise
LTIL 760213 140 How To Bring Up Children
LTIL 760216 141 Mrs Baxter Sued For Slander
LTIL 760217 142 Mr Bs Parents Very Upset
LTIL 760218 143 Getting Daughter To Help More
LTIL 760219 144 Sending Tape To Aunt Maggie
LTIL 760220 145 Bob's Express Line
LTIL 760223 146 Toms New Bride
LTIL 760224 147 Toms Marriage Problems
LTIL 760225 148 Discussing A Trip To Europe
LTIL 760226 149 Calling Aunt Maggie In Hospital
LTIL 760227 150 Wheres Bobs Christmas Tie

 


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