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CBS Campbell Playhouse 1939 broadcast

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The CBS Campbell Playhouse 1939 broadcast of “A Christmas Carol” Lionel Barrymore performs the role of Scrooge for the radio broadcast. Back before television, a holiday season tradition in America was listening to “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens as performed on radio by Lionel Barrymore and narrated by Orson Welles with the Mercury Theatre group. The music was composed… Read more »

Other Radio Adaptations

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The BBC Radio Theatre Adaptation of “A Christmas Carol” The British Broadcasting Corporation is unequaled in the quality of their dramatic broadcasts, and their lavish production of Dickens’ most-loved book is no exception. Generally recognized as one of the best of the old-time radio adaptations, and certainly the most complete and faithful, this rare recording is unmatched in voice talent, quality… Read more »