An Actor´s Tricks: Lorna Marshall, Yoshi Oida
The Invisible Actor: Yoshi Oida, Lorna Marshall
Edward Marshall-Hall, who was born in Brighton in 1858, became perhaps the country´s most successful advocate of all time, building his reputation on a phenomenal talent for acquitting defendants in murder trials where a guilty verdict had seemed a foregone conclusion. Given that murder during this period carried a sentence of execution by hanging, he can be said to have saved a considerable number of souls, male and female, from the horrors of the noose. This series features reconstructions of Marshall-Hall´s dramatic courtroom displays and his ingenious and persuasive tactics. It also takes us back to the strange and often sinister stories behind the terrible crimes in question. The series is presented by barrister and writer John Mortimer QC (creator of Rumpole at the Bailey), while actor Tom Baker (one of the best of the early Dr Whos) brings to the role of Marshall Hall all the theatricality, humour and mercurial moodiness for which the great advocate was known. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Butt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bbcw/001866/bk_bbcw_001866_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Rockabilly singer Wanda Jackson and actor Robert Forster on this edition of Fresh Air. Wanda Jackson had several hits in the late 50s and early 60s, including ´´Mean Mean Man´´, ´´Let´s Have a Party´´, and ´´Fujiyama Mama´´. In the 70s she kept recording music, mostly gospel. She´s 65 now and still touring. She´s just released her first studio recording in 15 years, Heart Trouble.Guest musicians, including Elvis Costello and The Cramps, join her for several tracks. In the 1960s, actor Robert Forster starred in films like Medium Cool and Reflections in a Golden Eye. Then, for the next 20-some years, he appeared in B-movies and horror films. His career was resurrected with his role as a bail-bondsman in Quentin Tarantino´s Jackie Brown. Recently, he´s starred in Mulholland Drive, Me, Myself and Irene and Charlie´s Angels: Full Throttle. Now he plays Marshall Sisco in the new ABC series Karen Sisco. (Broadcast Date: November 5, 2003) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Terry Gross. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/whyy/031105/rt_whyy_031105_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this issue:THE FINANCIAL PAGE´´Soak the Very, Very Rich´´, by James Surowiecki: Building a smarter tax code.THE TALK OF THE TOWN´´Dry Run´´, by Mimi Sheraton: America’s hope preps for the culinary Olympics.´´Graphic Novel´´, by Samantha Henig: Artists reimagine Richard Price´s Lush Life.DOWNTOWN CHRONICLES´´Sleeping with Weapons´´, by Tad Friend: Why did John Lurie disappear?A CRITIC AT LARGE´´Queen of Crime´´, by Joan Acocella: How Agatha Christie created the modern murder mystery. POP MUSIC´´The Dotted Line´´, by Sasha Frere-Jones: What do record labels do now? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dan Bernard, Christine Marshall. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/nyer/100818/pe_nyer_100818_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Here are 12 exciting episodes of international intrigue from the golden age of radio. ´´Wherever there is mystery, adventure, intrigue, in all the strange and dangerous places in the world, there you will find the man called X!´´ Debonair British actor Herbert Marshall stars as FBI secret agent Ken Thurston, ´´the man who crosses the ocean as readily as you and I cross town; he is the man who fights today´s war in his unique fashion, so that tomorrow´s peace will make the world a neighborhood for all of us.´´ Leon Belasco plays Mr. X´s comedic sidekick, Pagan Zeldchmidt, who always turns up in remote parts of the world to assist Thurston. The Man Called X debuted over CBS radio on July 10, 1944, moved to NBC in 1950, and continued through May 20, 1952. In 1956 Ziv Television adapted The Man Called X as a 39-episode syndicated series starring Barry Sullivan as Ken Thurston. This collection contains the following episodes and the dates they aired on radio: Antarctic Expedition (3 Apr 47), Mr. Messler and the Insurance (17 Apr 47), Acme Oil Refinery (24 Apr 47), Stamp Story (15 May 47), A Journey to Xenophon (27 Oct 50), Professor Czorny Disappears behind the Iron Curtain (3 Nov 50), Race against Death (21 Apr 51), Knocked off His Feet (11 May 51), Enough Intrigue to Fill a Book (18 May 51), Amazon River (15 Jun 51), Petroleum Sabotage in Lima (1 Jan 52), A Flying Trip to Nowhere (8 Jan 52). 1. Language: English. Narrator: Herbert Marshall, Leon Belasco, full cast. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/009297/bk_blak_009297_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Debonair British actor Herbert Marshall starred as FBl secret agent Ken Thurston, ´´the man who crosses the ocean as readily as you and I cross town; he is the man who fights today´s war in his unique fashion, so that tomorrow´s peace will make the world a neighborhood for all of us.´´ Leon Belasco played Mr. X´s comedic sidekick, Pagan Zeldchmidt, who always turned up in remote parts of the world to assist Thurston. ´´The Man Called X´´ debuted over CBS July 10, 1944, moved to NBC in 1950 and continued through May 20, 1952. In 1956, Ziv Television adapted ´´The Man Called X´´ as a 39-episode syndicated series starring Barry Sullivan as Ken Thurston. 2/29/48 Storm Over the Alps 3/7/48 Passport to Danger 2/3/51 Pirate Submarine 2/17/51 Escape From North Korea 3/17/51 Student Riots at Leiden 3/31/51 The Missing Papers 4/7/51 Land Reclamation 5/25/51 Medicine Smuggling 1/15/52 Radio Freedom 1/29/52 Swindling Racket 2/12/52 Relief Supplies to Italy are Stolen 2/26/52 Venezuela Waterway Sabotage 1. Language: English. Narrator: full cast. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/009774/bk_brll_009774_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From his role in the highly-acclaimed TV drama, ´´The Night Manager´´, to the rumours surrounding his relationship with pop sensation, Taylor Swift, Tom Hiddleston is in high demand after attracting global attention for his portrayal of Loki in Marvel´s ´´Cinematic Universe´´. Sarah Marshall gives a detailed account of this Emmy and BAFTA award-winning actor.