Flywheel, Shyster and Flywheel

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.


90120. Flywheel, Shyster and Flywheel. February 20, 1933. Blue net, WJZ, New York aircheck. Sponsored by: Esso (two of the commercials are music fills for local inserts). The program is also known as, "The Five-Star Theatre." Uncle Abner Flywheel comes from the farm to visit his nephew. He's looking for someone to whom to leave the farm. Flywheel and Ravelli visit the farm. See cat. #98401 for the same script broadcast May 18, 1991. Groucho Marx, Chico Marx, Harry Jackson and His Orchestra. 29:57. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

73736. Flywheel, Shyster and Flywheel. May 8, 1933. Blue Network. Sponsored by: Standard Oil. Groucho and Chico appear in a series also known as, "The Five-Star Theatre." Groucho Marx, Chico Marx. 8:06. Audio condition: Very good. Excerpt.

88473. Flywheel, Shyster and Flywheel. May 15, 1933. Blue Network. Sponsored by: Standard Oil. Flywheel is producing a gangster movie. The show ends with an elaborate arrangement of, "S' Wonderful" (with a chorus). The final 14:34 of the program only. The program is also known as, "The Five-Star Theatre." Groucho Marx, Chico Marx, George Hicks (announcer). 14:34. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

65483. Flywheel, Shyster and Flywheel. May 22, 1933. Blue Network. Sponsored by: Standard Oil. A "three act comedy" of "Flywheel, Shyster and Flywheel." The program has a live audience, so Groucho and Chico appear in costume! The first tune is, "Hosannah." After stowing away on an ocean liner, Sir Roderick Mortimer (Groucho), the famous African explorer, meets an escaped lion. The last show of the season. The program is also known as, "The Five-Star Theatre." Groucho Marx, Chico Marx, Leonard Joy and His Orchestra. 29:42. Audio condition: Very good. Apparently complete.

88469. Flywheel, Shyster and Flywheel. June 2, 1990. Program #1, series #1. BBC Light Programme. 10:30 P.M. (UTC). Flywheel and Ravelli guard the Rembrandt during a society wedding. A funny script, and the cast sounds just like Groucho, Chico and Margaret Dumont. The program is also known as, "The Five-Star Theatre," and is based on the scripts of March 20, 1933 and May 1, 1933. David Firman (music), Arthur Sheekman (writer), Mark Brisendon (adaptor), Michael Barson (compiler of the original scripts), Nat Perrin (writer), Kerry Shale, Lorelei King, Graham Hoadley (announcer), Vincent Marzello, Garrick Hagon, Michael Roberts (as Groucho), Frank Lazarus (as Chico), Dirk Maggs (producer, director). 28:43. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

88470. Flywheel, Shyster and Flywheel. June 9, 1990. Program #2, series #1. BBC Radio4. 10:30 P.M. (UTC). Flywheel and Ravelli make theatre history by playing Romeo and Juliet, while avoiding the landlord and the rent that's due. The program is also known as, "The Five-Star Theatre," and is based on the script of February 27, 1933. "Groucho" sings, "Lydia, The Tattooed Lady." Lorelei King, Graham Hoadley (announcer), Vincent Marzello, Garrick Hagon, Kerry Shale, Michael Barson (compiler of the original scripts), Nat Perrin (writer), Arthur Sheekman (writer), David Firman (music), Mark Brisendon (adaptor), Dirk Maggs (producer, director), Michael Roberts (as Groucho), Frank Lazarus (as Chico). 28:22. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

88471. Flywheel, Shyster and Flywheel. June 16, 1990. Program #3, series #1. BBC Radio4. 10:30 P.M. (UTC). Ravelli is kidnapped by Big Joe Crookly, and held for ransom. The program is also known as, "The Five-Star Theatre," and is based on the scripts of March 20, 1933 and May 1, 1933. The program was repeated on August 13, 1990. Lorelei King, Graham Hoadley (announcer), Vincent Marzello, Garrick Hagon, Kerry Shale, Michael Barson (compiler of the original scripts), Nat Perrin (writer), Arthur Sheekman (writer), David Firman (music), Mark Brisendon (adaptor), Dirk Maggs (producer, director), Michael Roberts (as Groucho), Frank Lazarus (as Chico). 28:47. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

88472. Flywheel, Shyster and Flywheel. June 23, 1990. Program #4, series #1. BBC Radio4. 10:30 P.M. (UTC). A $1000 reward is being offered for the return of a Pekinese named, "Foo Foo." The program is also known as, "The Five-Star Theatre," and is based on the script of February 12, 1933. The program was repeated on August 20, 1990. Michael Roberts (as Groucho), Frank Lazarus (as Chico), Lorelei King, Graham Hoadley (announcer), Vincent Marzello, Garrick Hagon, Kerry Shale, Michael Barson (compiler of the original scripts), Nat Perrin (writer), Arthur Sheekman (writer), David Firman (music), Mark Brisendon (adaptor), Dirk Maggs (producer, director). 28:15. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

88467. Flywheel, Shyster and Flywheel. June 30, 1990. Program #5, series #1. BBC Light Programme. Wealthy Mrs. Willoughby needs a money-losing business, and Flywheel has just the boxer to sell to her, "One-Round Gombatz." The program is also known as, "The Five-Star Theatre." The program uses a script originally broadcast on June 30, 1933. Michael Roberts and Frank Lazarus sound exactly like Groucho and Chico. Well done! Lorelei King, Michael Roberts (as Groucho), Frank Lazarus (as Choco), Graham Hoadley (announcer), Vincent Marzello, Garrick Hagon, Kerry Shale, Michael Barson (compiler of scripts, announcer), Dirk Maggs (producer, director), Mark Brisendon (adaptor), Arthur Sheekman (writer), David Firman (music), Nat Perrin (writer). 27:49. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

88468. Flywheel, Shyster and Flywheel. July 7, 1990. Program #6, series #1. BBC Light Programme. The last show of the first series. Flywheel runs for the position of judge for Boss Plunkett, and has a debate with Judge Maxwell. The program is also known as, "The Five-Star Theatre," as is based on the script of March 13, 1933. Michael Roberts (as Groucho), Frank Lazarus (as Chico), Lorelei King, Graham Hoadley (announcer), Vincent Marzello, Garrick Hagon, Kerry Shale, Michael Barson (compiler of scripts, announcer), Nat Perrin (writer), Arthur Sheekman (writer), David Firman (music), Mark Brisendon (adaptor), Dirk Maggs (producer, director). 28:50. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

94802. Flywheel, Shyster and Flywheel. May 11, 1991. Program #1, series #2. BBC Radio4. 6:30 P.M. (UTC). The program is also known as, "The Five-Star Theatre." Dr. Hackenbush pays a house call on Mrs. Carroway (a Margaret Dumont clone). Michael Roberts, Frank Lazarus, Lorelei King, Graham Hoadley, Vincent Marzello, Nat Perrin (writer), Arthur Sheekman (writer), Mark Brisendon (adaptor), Dirk Maggs (producer), David Firman (music). 29:55. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

94801. Flywheel, Shyster and Flywheel. May 18, 1991. Program #2, series #2. BBC Radio4. 6:30 P.M. (UTC). The program is also known as, "The Five-Star Theatre." A visit to uncle Abner Flywheel, down on the farm in Hickory Corners. "Groucho" sings, "Go West, Young Man." See cat. #90120 for the same script, previously used on February 20, 1933. Michael Roberts (as Groucho), Frank Lazarus (as Chico), Lorelei King, Graham Hoadley, Vincent Marzello, Nat Perrin (writer), Arthur Sheekman (writer), Mark Brisendon (adaptor), Dirk Maggs (producer), David Firman (music). 30:25. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

94803. Flywheel, Shyster and Flywheel. May 25, 1991. Program #3, series #2. BBC Radio4. The program is also known as, "The Five-Star Theatre." Ravelli is arrested and sent to jail for fighting and insulting women. He stops in the midst of a jail break to sing, "Never Swat A Fly." Michael Roberts, Frank Lazarus, Lorelei King, Graham Hoadley, Vincent Marzello, Nat Perrin (writer), Arthur Sheekman (writer), Mark Brisendon (adaptor), Dirk Maggs (producer), David Firman (music), William Hootkins. 28:00. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

94804. Flywheel, Shyster and Flywheel. June 1, 1991. Program #4, series #2. BBC Radio4. The program is also known as, "The Five-Star Theatre." Flywheel and Ravelli are running a department store. Michael Roberts, Frank Lazarus, Lorelei King, Graham Hoadley, Vincent Marzello, Nat Perrin (writer), Arthur Sheekman (writer), Mark Brisendon (adaptor), Dirk Maggs (producer), David Firman (music), William Hootkins. 27:18. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

96196. Flywheel, Shyster and Flywheel. June 8, 1991. Program #5, series 2. BBC Radio4. Flywheel and Ravelli try to inherit John Smith's house on Long Island. Ravelli sings, "You Can't Have Me Loving You." The program is also known as, "The Five-Star Theatre." Michael Roberts, Frank Lazarus, Graham Hoadley, Vincent Marzello, Lorelei King, Nat Perrin (writer), Arthur Sheekman (writer), Dirk Maggs (producer), David Firman (composer, conductor), Mark Brisendon (adaptor). 25:48. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

96197. Flywheel, Shyster and Flywheel. June 15, 1991. Program #6, series 2. BBC Radio4. Flywheel and Ravelli are in Hollywood, representing Tyrone Prince. Flywheel sings, "Hold Me Thusly" (which must be heard to be believed). The program is also known as, "The Five-Star Theare." Michael Roberts, Frank Lazarus, Nat Perrin (writer), Arthur Sheekman (writer), Graham Hoadley, Vincent Marzello, Lorelei King, David Firman (music), Mark Brisendon (adaptor), Dirk Maggs (producer). 27:36. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

93968. Flywheel, Shyster and Flywheel. July 11, 1992. Program #1, series #3. BBC Radio4. The program is also known as, "The Five-Star Theatre" and is based on the script of July 11, 1932. Flywheel and Ravelli hitch-hike to Florida but wind up in Ridgefield, Tennessee at the haunted Craxton mansion. "Groucho" and "Chico" sing, "Life Is So Peculiar." Michael Roberts, Frank Lazarus (writer, performer), Graham Hoadley, Spike Milligan, Dick Fosboro (writer, performer), David Firman (music), Nat Perrin (writer), Arthur Sheekman (writer), Mark Brisendon (adaptor), Dirk Maggs (producer), Lorelei King. 29:55. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

93969. Flywheel, Shyster and Flywheel. July 18, 1992. Program #2, series #3. BBC Radio4. 10:30 A.M. (UTC). The program is also known as, "The Five-Star Theatre." Flywheel and Ravelli are in the Canadian woods on a fishing trip. They're also on the trail of, "The Laughing Hyena," an escaped murderer. Lorelei King, Michael Roberts, Graham Hoadley, Vincent Marzello, Frank Lazarus, David Firman (music), Nat Perrin (writer), Arthur Sheekman (writer), Mark Brisendon (adaptor), Dirk Maggs (producer). 30:42. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

96194. Flywheel, Shyster and Flywheel. July 25, 1992. Program #3, series #3. BBC Rdio4. The program is also known as, "the Five-Star Theatre." "Chico" sings, "Gorganzola" ("Three Cheers For The Green, White and Blue"). "Fly By Wheel Tours" starts its first sightseeing run in New York City. Michael Roberts, Frank Lazarus (performer, lyrics), Graham Hoadley, Lorelei King, Spike Milligan, Dick Vosburgh (performer, lyrics), Nat Perrin (writer), Arthur Sheekman (writer), Mark Brisendon (adaptor), David Firman (music), Dirk Maggs (producer). 29:39. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

96195. Flywheel, Shyster and Flywheel. August 1, 1992. Program #4, series 3. BBC Radio4. Flywheel and Ravelli are heading toward Chicago to run, "The Chicago Clarion." Ravelli sings, "My Brother Makes The Noises For The Movies," a very clever tune. The program is also known as, "The Five-Star Theatre." Michael Roberts, Frank Lazarus (performer, lyrics), Graham Hoadley, Vincent Marzello, Lorelei King, Nat Perrin (writer), Arthur Sheekman (writer), Mark Brisendon (adaptor), David Firman (arranger), Dirk Maggs (producer), Dick Vosburgh (lyrics), Paul McGuire (conductor). 29:03. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

96233. Flywheel, Shyster and Flywheel. August 8, 1992. Program #5. BBC. Flywheel and Ravelli are down at Coney Island. They sing, "Sing Me A Sensible Song." The program is also known as, "The Five-Star Theatrre." Michael Roberts, Frank Lazarus, Lorelei King, Vincent Marzello, Nat Perrin (writer), Arthur Sheekman (writer), Mark Brisendon (adaptor), David Firman (music), Dirk Maggs (producer). 27:34. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

96234. Flywheel, Shyster and Flywheel. August 15, 1992. Program #6. BBC. It's Christmas day; Ravelli and Flywheel find themselves in a swanky restaurant. "Groucho" sings, "I've Got A Little List" (from "The Mikado"). Michael Roberts, Frank Lazarus, Lorelei King, Vincent Marzello, Nat Perrin (writer), Arthur Sheekman (writer), Mark Brisendon (adaptor), David Firman (music), Dirk Maggs (producer), Paul McGuire (conductor). 28:14. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

Report contains 22 programs.