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Charles Dickens Collection

a diverse assortment of adapted Charles Dickens stories from series including Burns and Allen, Escape, Suspense, Lux Radio Theater, Richard Diamond and many others.

35 old time radio show recordings
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1 MP3 CD
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22 Audio CDs


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"Mayor of the Town: Christmas Carol"



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Charles Dickens WritingCharles Dickens is considered one of the greatest English Language writers.  Written in Victorian England, his much of his writing looked into themes of social injustice including child labor, sanitation, and poverty.  There are numerous memorable characters that color his stories, such as Ebenezer Scrooge ("Bah!  Humbug!"), David Copperfield, Oliver Twist ("Please, sir, I want some more."), Charles Darnay, and the wicked and bizarre Miss Havisham, among many others.

Charles Dickens at TableBorn on February 7th, 1812 in Landport in Hampshire, Charles Dickens was the second of eight children born to Navy clerk John Dickens and Elizabeth Barrow Dickens.  The Dickens family relocated to Chatham, Kent when the young Charles was 5 years old.  He spend most of his boyhood exploring the outdoors and reading.  As Charles was enjoying a carefree childhood, John Dickens debts grew to maintain their social position and he was subsequently imprisoned in a debtor’s prison.  This caused 12 year old Charles Dickens to go to work to help support his large family. 

Working in a factory, he was greatly moved by the worker’s poor conditions and lack of rights.  Though his family’s financial situation improved, Dickens remained moved by injustice and a strong distaste for the super rich and lawyers.  Throughout his life, his journalism and novels reflected his shocked impression of the poor’s suffering. 

This collection includes is a diverse assortment of shows including Burns and Allen, Escape, Suspense, Lux Radio Theater, Richard Diamond, and many more.  Charles Dickens’ work has remain popular and none of Charles Dickens’ writings have gone out of print and there are many Charles Dickens Festivals around the English-speaking world. 

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These classic recordings are available in the following formats:
  • MP3 CDs are delivered by mail. These archival quality MP3 CDs are playable in your computer and many MP3 player devices.



    35 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $5.00
    total playtime 19 hours, 31 min
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      35 shows - total playtime 19 hours 31 minutes
      1. A Christmas Carol 39xxxx Basil Rathbone.mp3
      2. Burns Allen 361223 Gracies Christmas Carol.mp3
      3. Campbell Playhouse 391224 Christmas Carol Part 1.mp3
      4. Campbell Playhouse 391224 Christmas Carol Part 2.mp3
      5. Chirstmas Program A Christmas Carol W Ronald Colman.mp3
      6. Drkildare 510316 60 A Dickens.mp3
      7. Duffys 451221 The Cast Does A Christmas Carol.mp3
      8. Escape 521221 175 The Man Who Liked Dickens.mp3
      9. Favorite Story 480522 Oliver Twist.mp3
      10. Ft 500111 152 Tale Of Two Cities.mp3
      11. Globe Theatre 441223 Christmas Carol.mp3
      12. Goon 591224 S10e01 A Christmas Carol.mp3
      13. Lber A Christmas Carol.mp3
      14. Leo Is On The Air David Copperfield (1935).mp3
      15. Lights Out 460824 The Signal Man.mp3
      16. Lux420112 334 A Tale Of Two Cities.mp3
      17. Lux450326 477 A Tale Of Two Cities.mp3
      18. Lux460318 520 A Tale Of Two Cities.mp3
      19. Mayor 421224 013 Christmas Carol.mp3
      20. Mt 380725 103 Tale Of Two Cities.mp3
      21. Nbcut 490313 031 The Pickwick Papers.mp3
      22. Nbcut 500101 069 Great Expectations.mp3
      23. Richard Diamond 491224 Christmas Carol.mp3
      24. Richard Diamond 511221 Christmas Carol.mp3
      25. Shortwave 311224 Christmas Carol.mp3
      26. Superman The Christmas Carol Caper.mp3
      27. Susp 471009 266 The Man Who Liked Dickens.mp3
      28. Susp 501221 Christmas For Carole Dennis Day.mp3
      29. Susp 530105 494 Mystery Of Edwin Drood, Thepart 1.mp3
      30. Susp 530112 495 Mystery Of Edwin Drood, Thepart 2.mp3
      31. Susp 530323 505 The Signalman.mp3
      32. Susp 591220 832 A Korean Christmas Carol.mp3
      33. Susp 591220 Akorean Christmas Carol.mp3
      34. Theater Guild Ota 501224 2055 David Copperfield.mp3
      35. Theater Guild Ota 530405 2147 Great Expectations.mp3
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    35 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00
    total playtime 19 hours, 31 min
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      35 shows - total playtime 19 hours 31 minutes
      1. A Christmas Carol 39xxxx Basil Rathbone.mp3
      2. Burns Allen 361223 Gracies Christmas Carol.mp3
      3. Campbell Playhouse 391224 Christmas Carol Part 1.mp3
      4. Campbell Playhouse 391224 Christmas Carol Part 2.mp3
      5. Chirstmas Program A Christmas Carol W Ronald Colman.mp3
      6. Drkildare 510316 60 A Dickens.mp3
      7. Duffys 451221 The Cast Does A Christmas Carol.mp3
      8. Escape 521221 175 The Man Who Liked Dickens.mp3
      9. Favorite Story 480522 Oliver Twist.mp3
      10. Ft 500111 152 Tale Of Two Cities.mp3
      11. Globe Theatre 441223 Christmas Carol.mp3
      12. Goon 591224 S10e01 A Christmas Carol.mp3
      13. Lber A Christmas Carol.mp3
      14. Leo Is On The Air David Copperfield (1935).mp3
      15. Lights Out 460824 The Signal Man.mp3
      16. Lux420112 334 A Tale Of Two Cities.mp3
      17. Lux450326 477 A Tale Of Two Cities.mp3
      18. Lux460318 520 A Tale Of Two Cities.mp3
      19. Mayor 421224 013 Christmas Carol.mp3
      20. Mt 380725 103 Tale Of Two Cities.mp3
      21. Nbcut 490313 031 The Pickwick Papers.mp3
      22. Nbcut 500101 069 Great Expectations.mp3
      23. Richard Diamond 491224 Christmas Carol.mp3
      24. Richard Diamond 511221 Christmas Carol.mp3
      25. Shortwave 311224 Christmas Carol.mp3
      26. Superman The Christmas Carol Caper.mp3
      27. Susp 471009 266 The Man Who Liked Dickens.mp3
      28. Susp 501221 Christmas For Carole Dennis Day.mp3
      29. Susp 530105 494 Mystery Of Edwin Drood, Thepart 1.mp3
      30. Susp 530112 495 Mystery Of Edwin Drood, Thepart 2.mp3
      31. Susp 530323 505 The Signalman.mp3
      32. Susp 591220 832 A Korean Christmas Carol.mp3
      33. Susp 591220 Akorean Christmas Carol.mp3
      34. Theater Guild Ota 501224 2055 David Copperfield.mp3
      35. Theater Guild Ota 530405 2147 Great Expectations.mp3
  • Standard Audio CDs are delivered by mail on archival quality media with up to 60 minutes on each CD and play in all CD players



    35 recordings on 22 Audio CDs
    total playtime 19 hours, 31 min

    Disc A001

    1. A Christmas Carol 39xxxx Basil Rathbone
    2. Chirstmas Program A Christmas Carol W Ronald Colman

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    Disc A002

    1. Lber A Christmas Carol
    2. Leo Is On The Air David Copperfield (1935)
    3. Superman The Christmas Carol Caper

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    Disc A003

    1. Shortwave 311224 Christmas Carol
    2. Burns Allen 361223 Gracies Christmas Carol

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    Disc A004

    1. Mt 380725 103 Tale Of Two Cities

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    Disc A005

    1. Campbell Playhouse 391224 Christmas Carol Part 1
    2. Campbell Playhouse 391224 Christmas Carol Part 2

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    Disc A006

    1. Lux420112 334 A Tale Of Two Cities

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    Disc A007

    1. Mayor 421224 013 Christmas Carol
    2. Globe Theatre 441223 Christmas Carol

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    Disc A008

    1. Lux450326 477 A Tale Of Two Cities

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    Disc A009

    1. Duffys 451221 The Cast Does A Christmas Carol

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    Disc A010

    1. Lux460318 520 A Tale Of Two Cities

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    Disc A011

    1. Lights Out 460824 The Signal Man
    2. Susp 471009 266 The Man Who Liked Dickens

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    Disc A012

    1. Favorite Story 480522 Oliver Twist

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    Disc A013

    1. Nbcut 490313 031 The Pickwick Papers

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    Disc A014

    1. Richard Diamond 491224 Christmas Carol

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    Disc A015

    1. Nbcut 500101 069 Great Expectations

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    Disc A016

    1. Ft 500111 152 Tale Of Two Cities
    2. Susp 501221 Christmas For Carole Dennis Day

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    Disc A017

    1. Theater Guild Ota 501224 2055 David Copperfield

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    Disc A018

    1. Drkildare 510316 60 A Dickens
    2. Richard Diamond 511221 Christmas Carol

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    Disc A019

    1. Escape 521221 175 The Man Who Liked Dickens
    2. Susp 530105 494 Mystery Of Edwin Drood, Thepart 1

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    Disc A020

    1. Susp 530112 495 Mystery Of Edwin Drood, Thepart 2
    2. Susp 530323 505 The Signalman

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    Disc A021

    1. Theater Guild Ota 530405 2147 Great Expectations

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    Disc A022

    1. Susp 591220 832 A Korean Christmas Carol
    2. Susp 591220 Akorean Christmas Carol
    3. Goon 591224 S10e01 A Christmas Carol

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