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Marlowe On The BBC
In 1977 & 78, the BBC produced a collection of Raymond Chandler's Philip Marlowe stories. The series was produced by John Tydeman, dramatized by Bill Morrison, and featured an American actor,Ed Bishop as Marlowe. Unlike Gerald Mohr's perpetually angry potrayal in the 50's, Bishop's deadpan delivery was a better fit to Chandler's spare style. I don't know who did the music, but it was great.

Sample shows - left click headphones to listen, right-click & save-as to download

Show Title Broadcast Date File Size Length
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Left-click to listen, Right-click to download The Big Sleep(1 of 3) 9/26/77 12.9 00:28:01 The first of the series. Marlowe is hired to rid a rich old man of a blackmailer.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download The Big Sleep(2 of 3) 9/26/77 12.8 00:28:01

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download The Big Sleep(3 of 3) 9/26/77 12.5 00:27:22

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download The High Window(1 of 2) 10/17/77 15.3 00:44:50 A typically convoluted Chandleresque tale of murder, blackmail, and deception with all the loose ends tied up neatly at the end. More or less.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download The High Window(2 of 2) 10/17/77 15.2 00:44:23 A typically convoluted Chandleresque tale of murder, blackmail, and deception with all the loose ends tied up neatly at the end. More or less.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Little Sister(1 of 3) 12/5/77 12.8 00:28:03 Orfa May comes to LA to find her brother.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Little Sister(2 of 3) 12/5/77 12.8 00:28:01 Orfa May comes to LA to find her brother.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Little Sister(3 of 3) 12/5/77 12.7 00:27:56 Orfa May comes to LA to find her brother.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download The Long Goodbye(1 of 3) 1/16/78 12.7 00:27:49 Begins with Marlowe picking Terry Lennox up out of the gutter and ends with him investigating Terry's death.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download The Long Goodbye(2 of 3) 1/16/78 12.8 00:28:04 Begins with Marlowe picking Terry Lennox up out of the gutter and ends with him investigating Terry's death.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download The Long Goodbye(3 of 3) 1/16/78 13.4 00:29:24 Begins with Marlowe picking Terry Lennox up out of the gutter and ends with him investigating Terry's death.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Down The Mean Streets With Philip Marlowe 3/7/00 6.37 00:27:51 A BBC documentary exploring Raymond Chandler, and the making of the BBC production of his novels.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download The Big Sleep(2 of 2) xx/xx/xx 10 00:43:42 The classic Raymond Chandler mystery, dramatized by Bill Morris, and starring Ed Bishop as Philip Marlowe. A good presentation, and it doesn't leave as many plot holes as the Bogart movie version.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download The Big Sleep(1 of 2) xx/xx/xx 10.2 00:44:37 The classic Raymond Chandler mystery, dramatized by Bill Morris, and starring Ed Bishop as Philip Marlowe. A good presentation, and it doesn't leave as many plot holes as the Bogart movie version.

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