An American In England

Copyright 2017, J. David Goldin

These are all the examples of this program in the radioGOLDINdex database. These listings are accurate as of October 29, 2017. The programs are listed chronologically, partial dates appear first, unknown dates appear last.


51181. An American In England. August 24, 1942. Program #4. CBS net. "Women Of Britain". Sustaining. The program originates from Britain and is heard in the United States via shortwave. A moving portrait of wartime London, from the point of view of the women workers who are taking the place of men who are away in the army. The system cue was possibly added live, the program sounds as if it were being played back from 78 r. p. m. transcriptions. Norman Corwin (writer, director), Edward R. Murrow (producer), Benjamin Britten (composer, conductor), Joseph Julian (narrator), John Snay (announcer), The Orchestra Of The Royal Air Force, Olga Edwards, Dorothy Greene, Curigwen Lewis, Joan Miller, John Snagge, Julian Somers, Arthur Young, Clifford Buckton, R. P. O'Donnell (conductor). 29:28. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

48237. An American In England. August 31, 1942. Program #5. BBC origination, CBS rebroadcast. "The Yanks Are Here". Sustaining. A six-part portrait of American G. I.'s in wartime England. Well done. Excellent shortwave audio. Joseph Julian (narrator), Norman Corwin (writer, director), Benjamin Britten (composer), John Snay (announcer), Edward R. Murrow (producer), R. P. O'Donnell (conductor). 29:43. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

51182. An American In England. December 1, 1942. Program #1. CBS net. "Cromer". Sustaining. A portrait of a sleepy little seaport which happens to be the closest English town to Nazi Germany, and how it has been affected by the war. This is possibly a rebroadcast from earlier that year, as the program was first heard during the summer of 1942. See cat. #4886 for the same script broadcast May 9, 1944. The program closing has been deleted. British origination. See cat. #61583 and #64303 for Lyn Murray conducting the incidental music he wrote for this program. Norman Corwin (writer, director), Joseph Julian (narrator), Frank Lovejoy. 28:27. Audio condition: Very good. Incomplete.

51183. An American In England. December 8, 1942. Program #2. CBS net. "Home Is Where You Hang Your Helmet". Sustaining. A sound portrait of wartime London. A rebroadcast of a program heard earlier in the summer of 1942. There were apparently six programs in the original summer series. Norman Corwin (writer, director), Lyn Murray (composer, conductor), Joseph Julian (narrator), Myra Hess (piano), The Orchestra Of The Royal Air Force, Everett Sloane. 29:47. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

51197. An American In England. December 15, 1942. Program #6. CBS net. "An Anglo-American Angle". Sustaining. A lyrical drama/documentary, originating in Britain, about the stark conditions in wartime England. Norman Corwin (writer, director), Benjamin Britten (composer), Joseph Julian (narrator), Edward R. Murrow (producer, performer), The Orchestra Of The Royal Air Force, Edna Best, Nicholas Joy, Alfred Shirley. 29:40. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

3588. An American In England. December 22, 1942. CBS net. "Clipper Home". Sustaining. A fascinating narrative of a trip from London to America under wartime conditions. The last of a series of six programs broadcast as part of "The Columbia Workshop." Norman Corwin (writer, director), Joseph Julian (narrator), Lyn Murray (composer, conductor, arranger). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

Report contains 6 programs.