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The Heartbeat Theater

sponsored by the Salvation Army, gives dramatic accounts of regular people helping others through illness, tragedy, and heartbreak.Episodes illustrate problems can be solved with faith, optimism, and the help of good Samaritans.

83 old time radio show recordings
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2 MP3 CDs
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42 Audio CDs


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"Friends and Brothers"



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About this Old Time Radio Show

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Salvation Army 1950

The Salvation Army sponsored The Heartbeat Theatre old time radio show which gives dramatic accounts of regular people helping others through illness, tragedy, heartbreak, and more.  Each episode illustrates that with faith, optimism, and the help of good Samaritans (sometimes too good to believe), we can work through any problem together.

Salvation ArmyThe show was sponsored by The Salvation Army to raise funds.  Many of the characters in the show either volunteer as Salvation Army Officers or live in a Salvation Army sponsored Home.  There are numerous examples of how the organization aids others in need in every facet of life.  The show quotes Bible verses and proclaims the power of prayer, but is neither pushy nor preachy. 

The Heartbeat Theatre is a serious but uplifting old time radio shows which includes such various topics like bigotry, alcoholism, murder, tornados, suicide, train wrecks, small town gossip, public cynicism, loneliness, deadbeat husbands, cheating wives, and old women dying on toboggans. 

For other uplifting dramas, see also: Family Doctor, Adventures of Uncle Jimmy, One Man's Family, Doctor Christian, Freedom USA , and Green Valley Line.

Text on OTRCAT.com ©2001-2016 OTRCAT INC All Rights Reserved. Reproduction is prohibited.

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.



    83 recordings on 2 MP3 CDs for just $10.00
    total playtime 40 hours, 13 min
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    Volume 1 - 43 shows - total playtime 21 hours 16 minutes
    MP3 CD
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    1. Heartbeat Theatre 580202 101 Remrkble Incident Whitney Hills.mp3
    2. Heartbeat Theatre 580817 129 Egghead.mp3
    3. Heartbeat Theatre 580824 130 Friends Brothers.mp3
    4. Heartbeat Theatre 581012 137 Awakening Uncle Charlie-Skips.mp3
    5. Heartbeat Theatre 581019 138 Best Policy.mp3
    6. Heartbeat Theatre 581109 141 Success.mp3
    7. Heartbeat Theatre 581116 142 Sighting.mp3
    8. Heartbeat Theatre 590329 161 Children Of Light.mp3
    9. Heartbeat Theatre 590405 162 Old Winthrop Place V.mp3
    10. Heartbeat Theatre 590412 163 Memory Of Tomorrow.mp3
    11. Heartbeat Theatre 590419 164 Sour Drum Song.mp3
    12. Heartbeat Theatre 590426 165 Last Witness.mp3
    13. Heartbeat Theatre 590503 166 Lucky Break.mp3
    14. Heartbeat Theatre 590503 166 the Lucky Break.mp3
    15. Heartbeat Theatre 590510 167 Say To Mountain.mp3
    16. Heartbeat Theatre 590517 168 Ghost Of Danton Hill.mp3
    17. Heartbeat Theatre 590719 177 Black Keys Into White.mp3
    18. Heartbeat Theatre 590726 178 Con Man.mp3
    19. Heartbeat Theatre 590802 179 Family Album.mp3
    20. Heartbeat Theatre 590809 180 Lie.mp3
    21. Heartbeat Theatre 590830 183 Once A Thief.mp3
    22. Heartbeat Theatre 590906 184 A Good Angel.mp3
    23. Heartbeat Theatre 591220 199 Kettle.mp3
    24. Heartbeat Theatre 591227 200 Yuan Tan.mp3
    25. Heartbeat Theatre 600117 203 Abstract.mp3
    26. Heartbeat Theatre 600124 204 Count Of Nine.mp3
    27. Heartbeat Theatre 600131 205 Malignancy.mp3
    28. Heartbeat Theatre 600207 206 Promise Box.mp3
    29. Heartbeat Theatre 600214 207 Too Late To Classify.mp3
    30. Heartbeat Theatre 600221 208 Hole In Doughnut.mp3
    31. Heartbeat Theatre 600228 209 City That Was.mp3
    32. Heartbeat Theatre 600306 210 Yankee.mp3
    33. Heartbeat Theatre 600313 211 Saga Of Mannie Mooche.mp3
    34. Heartbeat Theatre 600320 212 Letter To Editor.mp3
    35. Heartbeat Theatre 600327 213 Uncle Ken.mp3
    36. Heartbeat Theatre 600403 214 Witch Of Tory Place.mp3
    37. Heartbeat Theatre 600410 215 Rumble.mp3
    38. Heartbeat Theatre 600417 216 Easter Parade.mp3
    39. Heartbeat Theatre 600424 217 Eyes To Blind.mp3
    40. Heartbeat Theatre 600501 218 Pegray Revisited.mp3
    41. Heartbeat Theatre 600508 219 To Forgive.mp3
    42. Heartbeat Theatre 600515 220 Stranger In House.mp3
    43. Heartbeat Theatre 600605 223 Trial.mp3
    Volume 2 - 40 shows - total playtime 18 hours 57 minutes
    MP3 CD
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    1. Heartbeat Theatre 600612 224 No Beds.mp3
    2. Heartbeat Theatre 600619 225 It Just Happened.mp3
    3. Heartbeat Theatre 600626 226 Coward.mp3
    4. Heartbeat Theatre 600717 229 Wanted.mp3
    5. Heartbeat Theatre 600724 230 Higher Court.mp3
    6. Heartbeat Theatre 600731 231 Second Sight.mp3
    7. Heartbeat Theatre 600807 232 Rollaway Bed.mp3
    8. Heartbeat Theatre 600911 237 Panic Gordon Hayes.mp3
    9. Heartbeat Theatre 600918 238 Flight From Love.mp3
    10. Heartbeat Theatre 600925 239 Three Can Be More.mp3
    11. Heartbeat Theatre 601002 240 Burning Wheel.mp3
    12. Heartbeat Theatre 601009 241 Portrait Of A Prophet Part 1.mp3
    13. Heartbeat Theatre 601016 242 Portrait Of A Prophet Part 2.mp3
    14. Heartbeat Theatre 601023 243 Tea Party.mp3
    15. Heartbeat Theatre 601030 244 Emergency.mp3
    16. Heartbeat Theatre 610312 263 A Case In Point.mp3
    17. Heartbeat Theatre 610423 269 Canvas Palace.mp3
    18. Heartbeat Theatre 610528 274 Find My Brother.mp3
    19. Heartbeat Theatre 610604 275 Mirror Of Ice.mp3
    20. Heartbeat Theatre 610611 276 Funny Man.mp3
    21. Heartbeat Theatre 611217 303 In His Footsteps.mp3
    22. Heartbeat Theatre 611224 304 Third Saturday In Advent.mp3
    23. Heartbeat Theatre 611231 305 Hand On My Shoulder.mp3
    24. Heartbeat Theatre 620506 323 Dday For Dory.mp3
    25. Heartbeat Theatre 620513 324 Executive Decision.mp3
    26. Heartbeat Theatre 620826 339 Pennies From Heaven.mp3
    27. Heartbeat Theatre 651114 507 With Hand To Man.mp3
    28. Heartbeat Theatre 651121 508 A Wind At Thanksgiving.mp3
    29. Heartbeat Theatre 670827 600 Private World Of Tommy.mp3
    30. Heartbeat Theatre 671210 615 A Comeback At Twilight.mp3
    31. Heartbeat Theatre 671217 616 Seventysecond Christmas.mp3
    32. Heartbeat Theatre 690831 705 Education Of Mr Phipps.mp3
    33. Heartbeat Theatre 690907 706 Ten To One.mp3
    34. Heartbeat Theatre 740922 969 Ez Credit Speed Problems.mp3
    35. Heartbeat Theatre 740929 970 Mrs. Higgins Good Taste.mp3
    36. Heartbeat Theatre 741006 971 Proof Of A Man.mp3
    37. Heartbeat Theatre 741013 972 A Stitch In Time.mp3
    38. Heartbeat Theatre 760509 1054 Broken Circle.mp3
    39. Heartbeat Theatre Xxxxxx Xxx Pygmalion In Reverse.mp3
    40. Heartbeat Theatre Xxxxxx Xxx Wild Turkey.mp3
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    83 recordings on 2 MP3 Collection Downloads for just $10.00
    total playtime 40 hours, 13 min
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    Volume 1 - 43 shows - total playtime 21 hours 16 minutes
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    1. Heartbeat Theatre 580202 101 Remrkble Incident Whitney Hills.mp3
    2. Heartbeat Theatre 580817 129 Egghead.mp3
    3. Heartbeat Theatre 580824 130 Friends Brothers.mp3
    4. Heartbeat Theatre 581012 137 Awakening Uncle Charlie-Skips.mp3
    5. Heartbeat Theatre 581019 138 Best Policy.mp3
    6. Heartbeat Theatre 581109 141 Success.mp3
    7. Heartbeat Theatre 581116 142 Sighting.mp3
    8. Heartbeat Theatre 590329 161 Children Of Light.mp3
    9. Heartbeat Theatre 590405 162 Old Winthrop Place V.mp3
    10. Heartbeat Theatre 590412 163 Memory Of Tomorrow.mp3
    11. Heartbeat Theatre 590419 164 Sour Drum Song.mp3
    12. Heartbeat Theatre 590426 165 Last Witness.mp3
    13. Heartbeat Theatre 590503 166 Lucky Break.mp3
    14. Heartbeat Theatre 590503 166 the Lucky Break.mp3
    15. Heartbeat Theatre 590510 167 Say To Mountain.mp3
    16. Heartbeat Theatre 590517 168 Ghost Of Danton Hill.mp3
    17. Heartbeat Theatre 590719 177 Black Keys Into White.mp3
    18. Heartbeat Theatre 590726 178 Con Man.mp3
    19. Heartbeat Theatre 590802 179 Family Album.mp3
    20. Heartbeat Theatre 590809 180 Lie.mp3
    21. Heartbeat Theatre 590830 183 Once A Thief.mp3
    22. Heartbeat Theatre 590906 184 A Good Angel.mp3
    23. Heartbeat Theatre 591220 199 Kettle.mp3
    24. Heartbeat Theatre 591227 200 Yuan Tan.mp3
    25. Heartbeat Theatre 600117 203 Abstract.mp3
    26. Heartbeat Theatre 600124 204 Count Of Nine.mp3
    27. Heartbeat Theatre 600131 205 Malignancy.mp3
    28. Heartbeat Theatre 600207 206 Promise Box.mp3
    29. Heartbeat Theatre 600214 207 Too Late To Classify.mp3
    30. Heartbeat Theatre 600221 208 Hole In Doughnut.mp3
    31. Heartbeat Theatre 600228 209 City That Was.mp3
    32. Heartbeat Theatre 600306 210 Yankee.mp3
    33. Heartbeat Theatre 600313 211 Saga Of Mannie Mooche.mp3
    34. Heartbeat Theatre 600320 212 Letter To Editor.mp3
    35. Heartbeat Theatre 600327 213 Uncle Ken.mp3
    36. Heartbeat Theatre 600403 214 Witch Of Tory Place.mp3
    37. Heartbeat Theatre 600410 215 Rumble.mp3
    38. Heartbeat Theatre 600417 216 Easter Parade.mp3
    39. Heartbeat Theatre 600424 217 Eyes To Blind.mp3
    40. Heartbeat Theatre 600501 218 Pegray Revisited.mp3
    41. Heartbeat Theatre 600508 219 To Forgive.mp3
    42. Heartbeat Theatre 600515 220 Stranger In House.mp3
    43. Heartbeat Theatre 600605 223 Trial.mp3
    Volume 2 - 40 shows - total playtime 18 hours 57 minutes
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    1. Heartbeat Theatre 600612 224 No Beds.mp3
    2. Heartbeat Theatre 600619 225 It Just Happened.mp3
    3. Heartbeat Theatre 600626 226 Coward.mp3
    4. Heartbeat Theatre 600717 229 Wanted.mp3
    5. Heartbeat Theatre 600724 230 Higher Court.mp3
    6. Heartbeat Theatre 600731 231 Second Sight.mp3
    7. Heartbeat Theatre 600807 232 Rollaway Bed.mp3
    8. Heartbeat Theatre 600911 237 Panic Gordon Hayes.mp3
    9. Heartbeat Theatre 600918 238 Flight From Love.mp3
    10. Heartbeat Theatre 600925 239 Three Can Be More.mp3
    11. Heartbeat Theatre 601002 240 Burning Wheel.mp3
    12. Heartbeat Theatre 601009 241 Portrait Of A Prophet Part 1.mp3
    13. Heartbeat Theatre 601016 242 Portrait Of A Prophet Part 2.mp3
    14. Heartbeat Theatre 601023 243 Tea Party.mp3
    15. Heartbeat Theatre 601030 244 Emergency.mp3
    16. Heartbeat Theatre 610312 263 A Case In Point.mp3
    17. Heartbeat Theatre 610423 269 Canvas Palace.mp3
    18. Heartbeat Theatre 610528 274 Find My Brother.mp3
    19. Heartbeat Theatre 610604 275 Mirror Of Ice.mp3
    20. Heartbeat Theatre 610611 276 Funny Man.mp3
    21. Heartbeat Theatre 611217 303 In His Footsteps.mp3
    22. Heartbeat Theatre 611224 304 Third Saturday In Advent.mp3
    23. Heartbeat Theatre 611231 305 Hand On My Shoulder.mp3
    24. Heartbeat Theatre 620506 323 Dday For Dory.mp3
    25. Heartbeat Theatre 620513 324 Executive Decision.mp3
    26. Heartbeat Theatre 620826 339 Pennies From Heaven.mp3
    27. Heartbeat Theatre 651114 507 With Hand To Man.mp3
    28. Heartbeat Theatre 651121 508 A Wind At Thanksgiving.mp3
    29. Heartbeat Theatre 670827 600 Private World Of Tommy.mp3
    30. Heartbeat Theatre 671210 615 A Comeback At Twilight.mp3
    31. Heartbeat Theatre 671217 616 Seventysecond Christmas.mp3
    32. Heartbeat Theatre 690831 705 Education Of Mr Phipps.mp3
    33. Heartbeat Theatre 690907 706 Ten To One.mp3
    34. Heartbeat Theatre 740922 969 Ez Credit Speed Problems.mp3
    35. Heartbeat Theatre 740929 970 Mrs. Higgins Good Taste.mp3
    36. Heartbeat Theatre 741006 971 Proof Of A Man.mp3
    37. Heartbeat Theatre 741013 972 A Stitch In Time.mp3
    38. Heartbeat Theatre 760509 1054 Broken Circle.mp3
    39. Heartbeat Theatre Xxxxxx Xxx Pygmalion In Reverse.mp3
    40. Heartbeat Theatre Xxxxxx Xxx Wild Turkey.mp3
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    83 recordings on 42 Audio CDs
    total playtime 40 hours, 13 min

    Disc A001

    1. Heartbeat Theatre Xxxxxx Xxx Pygmalion In Reverse
    2. Heartbeat Theatre Xxxxxx Xxx Wild Turkey

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    Disc A002

    1. Heartbeat Theatre 580202 101 Remrkble Incident Whitney Hills
    2. Heartbeat Theatre 580817 129 Egghead

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    Disc A003

    1. Heartbeat Theatre 580824 130 Friends Brothers
    2. Heartbeat Theatre 581012 137 Awakening Uncle Charlie-Skips

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    Disc A004

    1. Heartbeat Theatre 581019 138 Best Policy
    2. Heartbeat Theatre 581109 141 Success

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    Disc A005

    1. Heartbeat Theatre 581116 142 Sighting
    2. Heartbeat Theatre 590329 161 Children Of Light

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    Disc A006

    1. Heartbeat Theatre 590405 162 Old Winthrop Place V
    2. Heartbeat Theatre 590412 163 Memory Of Tomorrow

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    Disc A007

    1. Heartbeat Theatre 590419 164 Sour Drum Song
    2. Heartbeat Theatre 590426 165 Last Witness

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    Disc A008

    1. Heartbeat Theatre 590503 166 Lucky Break
    2. Heartbeat Theatre 590503 166 the Lucky Break

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    Disc A009

    1. Heartbeat Theatre 590510 167 Say To Mountain
    2. Heartbeat Theatre 590517 168 Ghost Of Danton Hill

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    Disc A010

    1. Heartbeat Theatre 590719 177 Black Keys Into White
    2. Heartbeat Theatre 590726 178 Con Man

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    Disc A011

    1. Heartbeat Theatre 590802 179 Family Album
    2. Heartbeat Theatre 590809 180 Lie

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    Disc A012

    1. Heartbeat Theatre 590830 183 Once A Thief
    2. Heartbeat Theatre 590906 184 A Good Angel

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    Disc A013

    1. Heartbeat Theatre 591220 199 Kettle
    2. Heartbeat Theatre 591227 200 Yuan Tan

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    Disc A014

    1. Heartbeat Theatre 600117 203 Abstract
    2. Heartbeat Theatre 600124 204 Count Of Nine

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    Disc A015

    1. Heartbeat Theatre 600131 205 Malignancy
    2. Heartbeat Theatre 600207 206 Promise Box

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    Disc A016

    1. Heartbeat Theatre 600214 207 Too Late To Classify
    2. Heartbeat Theatre 600221 208 Hole In Doughnut

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    Disc A017

    1. Heartbeat Theatre 600228 209 City That Was
    2. Heartbeat Theatre 600306 210 Yankee

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    Disc A018

    1. Heartbeat Theatre 600313 211 Saga Of Mannie Mooche
    2. Heartbeat Theatre 600320 212 Letter To Editor

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    Disc A019

    1. Heartbeat Theatre 600327 213 Uncle Ken
    2. Heartbeat Theatre 600403 214 Witch Of Tory Place

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    Disc A020

    1. Heartbeat Theatre 600410 215 Rumble
    2. Heartbeat Theatre 600417 216 Easter Parade

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    Disc A021

    1. Heartbeat Theatre 600424 217 Eyes To Blind
    2. Heartbeat Theatre 600501 218 Pegray Revisited

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    Disc A022

    1. Heartbeat Theatre 600508 219 To Forgive
    2. Heartbeat Theatre 600515 220 Stranger In House

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    Disc A023

    1. Heartbeat Theatre 600605 223 Trial
    2. Heartbeat Theatre 600612 224 No Beds

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    Disc A024

    1. Heartbeat Theatre 600619 225 It Just Happened
    2. Heartbeat Theatre 600626 226 Coward

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    Disc A025

    1. Heartbeat Theatre 600717 229 Wanted
    2. Heartbeat Theatre 600724 230 Higher Court

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    Disc A026

    1. Heartbeat Theatre 600731 231 Second Sight
    2. Heartbeat Theatre 600807 232 Rollaway Bed

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    Disc A027

    1. Heartbeat Theatre 600911 237 Panic Gordon Hayes
    2. Heartbeat Theatre 600918 238 Flight From Love

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    Disc A028

    1. Heartbeat Theatre 600925 239 Three Can Be More
    2. Heartbeat Theatre 601002 240 Burning Wheel

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    Disc A029

    1. Heartbeat Theatre 601009 241 Portrait Of A Prophet Part 1
    2. Heartbeat Theatre 601016 242 Portrait Of A Prophet Part 2

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    Disc A030

    1. Heartbeat Theatre 601023 243 Tea Party
    2. Heartbeat Theatre 601030 244 Emergency

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    Disc A031

    1. Heartbeat Theatre 610312 263 A Case In Point
    2. Heartbeat Theatre 610423 269 Canvas Palace

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    Disc A032

    1. Heartbeat Theatre 610528 274 Find My Brother
    2. Heartbeat Theatre 610604 275 Mirror Of Ice

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    Disc A033

    1. Heartbeat Theatre 610611 276 Funny Man
    2. Heartbeat Theatre 611217 303 In His Footsteps

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    Disc A034

    1. Heartbeat Theatre 611224 304 Third Saturday In Advent
    2. Heartbeat Theatre 611231 305 Hand On My Shoulder

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    Disc A035

    1. Heartbeat Theatre 620506 323 Dday For Dory
    2. Heartbeat Theatre 620513 324 Executive Decision

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    Disc A036

    1. Heartbeat Theatre 620826 339 Pennies From Heaven
    2. Heartbeat Theatre 651114 507 With Hand To Man

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    Disc A037

    1. Heartbeat Theatre 651121 508 A Wind At Thanksgiving
    2. Heartbeat Theatre 670827 600 Private World Of Tommy

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    Disc A038

    1. Heartbeat Theatre 671210 615 A Comeback At Twilight
    2. Heartbeat Theatre 671217 616 Seventysecond Christmas

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    Disc A039

    1. Heartbeat Theatre 690831 705 Education Of Mr Phipps
    2. Heartbeat Theatre 690907 706 Ten To One

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    Disc A040

    1. Heartbeat Theatre 740922 969 Ez Credit Speed Problems
    2. Heartbeat Theatre 740929 970 Mrs. Higgins Good Taste

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    Disc A041

    1. Heartbeat Theatre 741006 971 Proof Of A Man
    2. Heartbeat Theatre 741013 972 A Stitch In Time

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    Disc A042

    1. Heartbeat Theatre 760509 1054 Broken Circle

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