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Educating Archie

a charming decidedly British ventriloquism old time radio show with Peter Brough, his dummy, Archie Andrews, and a little rising star 14 year old Julie Andrews.

13 old time radio show recordings
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1 MP3 CD
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7 Audio CDs


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About this Old Time Radio Show

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Educating Archie

We still maintain that ventriloquism on the Radio just shouldn't work, but it is always a treat when it does!

Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy were of course hugely popular in the US from their radio debut on the Rudy Vallee show in Dec, 1937, until Bergen's passing in 1978.

Educating ArchieAcross the pond, a similar role was played by Peter Brough and his dummy, Archie Andrews (not to be confused with the Archie Andrews who wed Veronica Lodge). Brough began performing with Archie during the 1940's. Archie famously went missing a number of times during his career, sometimes stolen, other times left on the train in the confusion of British Rail travel. In 1951 while traveling to Leeds, Brough went to the dining car and the car in which he had been sitting was removed from the train! Fans waited outside the theater for news of Archie's return, while Brough modified his script and made the performance without his protege. Archie was made in 1942, and supposedly the mold used to make him was destroyed in the Blitz.

The humor in Educating Archie is decidedly British; but understated and over-the-top. Educating Archie played on from 1950 through 1958, and was adapted to television in 1956 (Marty Feldman wrote some of the TV episodes). An extra treat for fans of the radio show was Archie's girlfriend in the early years of the program; 14 year old Julie Andrews, long before her Sound of Music fame.

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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.



    13 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $5.00
    total playtime 6 hours, 5 min
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      13 shows - total playtime 6 hours 5 minutes
      1. Educating Archie 501030 120 Guy Fawkes Night.mp3
      2. Educating Archie 511019 212 Cinema.mp3
      3. Educating Archie 511130 218 Untitled.mp3
      4. Educating Archie 521211 314 Getting Ready For Christ.mp3
      5. Educating Archie 540211 418 Nellie Horse.mp3
      6. Educating Archie 540325 420 Polly Potter Sketch.mp3
      7. Educating Archie 540401 425 Burglar.mp3
      8. Educating Archie 561003.mp3
      9. Educating Archie 570130.mp3
      10. Educating Archie 590000 Bet.mp3
      11. Educating Archie 590301 824 Around British Isle.mp3
      12. Educating Archie Spilt Ink Beacon Lighters.mp3
      13. Educating Archie With Tony Hancock 1951.mp3
  • MP3 downloads are available instantly after purchase!



    13 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00
    total playtime 6 hours, 5 min
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      13 shows - total playtime 6 hours 5 minutes
      1. Educating Archie 501030 120 Guy Fawkes Night.mp3
      2. Educating Archie 511019 212 Cinema.mp3
      3. Educating Archie 511130 218 Untitled.mp3
      4. Educating Archie 521211 314 Getting Ready For Christ.mp3
      5. Educating Archie 540211 418 Nellie Horse.mp3
      6. Educating Archie 540325 420 Polly Potter Sketch.mp3
      7. Educating Archie 540401 425 Burglar.mp3
      8. Educating Archie 561003.mp3
      9. Educating Archie 570130.mp3
      10. Educating Archie 590000 Bet.mp3
      11. Educating Archie 590301 824 Around British Isle.mp3
      12. Educating Archie Spilt Ink Beacon Lighters.mp3
      13. Educating Archie With Tony Hancock 1951.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



    13 recordings on 7 Audio CDs
    total playtime 6 hours, 5 min

    Disc A001

    1. Educating Archie Spilt Ink Beacon Lighters
    2. Educating Archie With Tony Hancock 1951

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    Disc A002

    1. Educating Archie 501030 120 Guy Fawkes Night
    2. Educating Archie 511019 212 Cinema

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    Disc A003

    1. Educating Archie 511130 218 Untitled
    2. Educating Archie 521211 314 Getting Ready For Christ

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    Disc A004

    1. Educating Archie 540211 418 Nellie Horse
    2. Educating Archie 540325 420 Polly Potter Sketch

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    Disc A005

    1. Educating Archie 540401 425 Burglar
    2. Educating Archie 561003

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    Disc A006

    1. Educating Archie 570130
    2. Educating Archie 590000 Bet

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    Disc A007

    1. Educating Archie 590301 824 Around British Isle

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