Graham Greene - The Third Man

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01Heard Of Harry Lime?20160627

Samuel West reads from the classic Graham Greene novella that inspired one of the most acclaimed films of all time, starring Orson Welles.

In today's episode, as snow falls on a ravaged postwar Vienna, penniless pulp Western writer Rollo Martins arrives, hoping to meet his old school chum and hero, Harry Lime. But why isn't Harry there to greet him? Rollo is about to learn the first of many shocking truths about his greatest friend...

Greene's novella was published the year after the film, The Third Man, was released, but formed the basis of Greene's screenplay. The Oscar-wining film, directed by Carol Reed, is now considered a masterpiece, and was chosen by the BFI as the best British film of the 20th century in 1999.

Author: Graham Greene, 1904-91, one of the most acclaimed and most popular writers of the 20th century, was awarded the Novel Prize for Literature in 1967. His novels include: Brighton Rock, The End of the Affair, The Power and the Glory, and The Honorary Consul.

Reader: Samuel West

Abridger: Richard Hamilton

Producer: Justine Willett

Music from the original soundtrack written and performed by Anton Karas.

01Heard Of Harry Lime?20160627

Samuel West reads from the classic Graham Greene novella that inspired one of the most acclaimed films of all time, starring Orson Welles.

In today's episode, as snow falls on a ravaged postwar Vienna, penniless pulp Western writer Rollo Martins arrives, hoping to meet his old school chum and hero, Harry Lime. But why isn't Harry there to greet him? Rollo is about to learn the first of many shocking truths about his greatest friend...

Greene's novella was published the year after the film, The Third Man, was released, but formed the basis of Greene's screenplay. The Oscar-wining film, directed by Carol Reed, is now considered a masterpiece, and was chosen by the BFI as the best British film of the 20th century in 1999.

Author: Graham Greene, 1904-91, one of the most acclaimed and most popular writers of the 20th century, was awarded the Novel Prize for Literature in 1967. His novels include: Brighton Rock, The End of the Affair, The Power and the Glory, and The Honorary Consul.

Reader: Samuel West

Abridger: Richard Hamilton

Producer: Justine Willett

Music from the original soundtrack written and performed by Anton Karas.

02Everybody's In A Racket20160628

Second-rate thriller writer Rollo Martins has arrived in a snow-bound postwar Vienna to meet his old school chum Harry Lime - only to find that Harry has recently been killed in a car accident. And now the police are accusing him of racketeering. Rollo is desperate to clear his old friend's name, and already the circumstances of Harry's death are proving suspicious...

Samuel West reads from the classic Graham Greene novella that inspired one of the most acclaimed films of all time, starring Orson Welles.

Author: Graham Greene

Reader: Samuel West

Abridger: Richard Hamilton

Producer: Justine Willett

Music from the original soundtrack written and performed by Anton Karas.

02Everybody's In A Racket20160628

Second-rate thriller writer Rollo Martins has arrived in a snow-bound postwar Vienna to meet his old school chum Harry Lime - only to find that Harry has recently been killed in a car accident. And now the police are accusing him of racketeering. Rollo is desperate to clear his old friend's name, and already the circumstances of Harry's death are proving suspicious...

Samuel West reads from the classic Graham Greene novella that inspired one of the most acclaimed films of all time, starring Orson Welles.

Author: Graham Greene

Reader: Samuel West

Abridger: Richard Hamilton

Producer: Justine Willett

Music from the original soundtrack written and performed by Anton Karas.

03I'd Like To Hear Him Squeal20160629

In a snow-bound postwar Vienna, writer Rollo Martins is still the on hunt for evidence to clear Harry Lime's name. But the web of lies and deceit surrounding his old friend's death is growing ever more intricate....And who is the mysterious third man, said to be present at Harry's death?

Samuel West continues reading from the classic Graham Greene thriller that inspired the acclaimed 1949 film.

Author: Graham Greene

Reader: Samuel West

Abridger: Richard Hamilton

Producer: Justine Willett

Music from the original soundtrack written and performed by Anton Karas.

03I'd Like To Hear Him Squeal20160629

In a snow-bound postwar Vienna, writer Rollo Martins is still the on hunt for evidence to clear Harry Lime's name. But the web of lies and deceit surrounding his old friend's death is growing ever more intricate....And who is the mysterious third man, said to be present at Harry's death?

Samuel West continues reading from the classic Graham Greene thriller that inspired the acclaimed 1949 film.

Author: Graham Greene

Reader: Samuel West

Abridger: Richard Hamilton

Producer: Justine Willett

Music from the original soundtrack written and performed by Anton Karas.

04Do You Believe In Ghosts?20160630

Faced with the harsh fact that his old friend Harry Lime wasn't the hero he thought him to be, Rollo is drowning his sorrows. Doubting he'll ever track down the third man present at Harry's death, or even get Harry's girl to fall in love with him, Rollo's desperate to leave the war-torn city. But the elusive Harry Lime is about to shock him one more time....

Samuel West continues reading Graham Greene's classic thriller, which was the inspiration for the 1949 film, starring Orson Welles.

Author: Graham Greene

Reader: Samuel West

Abridger: Richard Hamilton

Producer: Justine Willett

Music from the original soundtrack written and performed by Anton Karas.

04Do You Believe In Ghosts?20160630

Faced with the harsh fact that his old friend Harry Lime wasn't the hero he thought him to be, Rollo is drowning his sorrows. Doubting he'll ever track down the third man present at Harry's death, or even get Harry's girl to fall in love with him, Rollo's desperate to leave the war-torn city. But the elusive Harry Lime is about to shock him one more time....

Samuel West continues reading Graham Greene's classic thriller, which was the inspiration for the 1949 film, starring Orson Welles.

Author: Graham Greene

Reader: Samuel West

Abridger: Richard Hamilton

Producer: Justine Willett

Music from the original soundtrack written and performed by Anton Karas.

05Bloody Fool20160701

Harry Lime is very much alive, but no longer the heroic figure from Rollo Martins' school days. In a snow-covered, war-torn Vienna, Rollo decides to confront his old friend over the terrible crimes he's said to have committed. But, first he has to track him down -

Samuel West reads the final part of Graham Greene's classic thriller - the inspiration for the 1949 film, starring Orson Welles.

Author: Graham Greene

Reader: Samuel West

Abridger: Richard Hamilton

Producer: Justine Willett

Music from the original soundtrack written and performed by Anton Karas.

05Bloody Fool20160701

Harry Lime is very much alive, but no longer the heroic figure from Rollo Martins' school days. In a snow-covered, war-torn Vienna, Rollo decides to confront his old friend over the terrible crimes he's said to have committed. But, first he has to track him down -

Samuel West reads the final part of Graham Greene's classic thriller - the inspiration for the 1949 film, starring Orson Welles.

Author: Graham Greene

Reader: Samuel West

Abridger: Richard Hamilton

Producer: Justine Willett

Music from the original soundtrack written and performed by Anton Karas.