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Across The Pacific: Humphrey Bogart20150628 (BBC7)

1943: America is at war with Japan. Can one man thwart a dangerous spy network?

1943: America is at war with Japan. Can one man thwart a dangerous spy network? Humphrey Bogart leads The Screen Guild Players.

Dime A Dance: Lucille Ball20150705 (BBC7)

1944: Dance hall worker Ginger Allen is embroiled in the hunt for a murderer.

Selected shows from the golden days of American radio in the 1940s and 50s, when many of Hollywood's greatest screen stars were regular performers, often re-enacting their famous film roles.

Lucille Ball stars as New York dance hall worker Ginger Allen, who is embroiled in the terrifying hunt for a dangerous killer.

Adapted from Cornell Woolrich's classic 1938 short story. From CBS Radio's Suspense series which ran from 1942 to 1962.

Lucille Ball (1911-1989) was dubbed the 'Queen of B-Movies' in the 1940s, before she became an American TV icon in her hit comedy series I Love Lucy (1951-1957). She was also the head of the studio which made it. More TV comedy hits followed like The Lucy Show, Here's Lucy, and Life with Lucy.

Produced and directed by William Spier.

First broadcast in the USA on 13 January 13, 1944 on the Columbia Broadcasting System.

Drive In: Judy Garland20150719 (BBC7)

1946: A lot of things can happen at a drive-in that are not on the menu.

1946: A lot of things can happen at a drive-in that are not on the menu. Judy Garland stars in CBS Radio's suspense series.

Lifeboat: Tallulah Bankhead20150726 (BBC7)

July 1943: Survivors are adrift in the Atlantic. Stars Tallulah Bankhead.

July 1943: Survivors are adrift in the Atlantic. Stars Tallulah Bankhead. A Screen Directors Playhouse production for NBC radio.

Rocky Fortune: Frank Sinatra20150712 (BBC7)

1953: Genial drifter Rocky's new job as an oyster shucker lands him in a smuggling ring.

Selected shows from the golden days of American radio in the 1940s and 50s, when many of Hollywood's greatest screen stars were regular performers, often re-enacting film roles.

Frank Sinatra portrayed job-seeking drifter Rocky Fortune for NBC for 25 episodes during an album-recording hiatus that ended with the release of the legendary 'Songs for Young Lovers' in 1954.

In this episode, as a lowly 'Oyster Shucker', Rocky's taken on at the Fifty Fathoms Clam House. He inadvertently gets involved with a pearl smuggling scam, but will he get the girl - sassy Iris?

Cast includes: Jack Nessel, Lynne Allen and Jack Kruschen.

Directed by Andrew C Love.

Announcer: Eddy King.

First broadcast in the USA on NBC (National Broadcasting Company) in 1953.