The Lives Of Harry Lime

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02A Ticket To Tangier20150804 (BBC7)
20150805 (BBC7)
Harry is persuaded to travel to Morocco, where a dangerous widow needs his assistance.

Anti-hero Harry's persuaded to travel to Morocco, where a dangerous widow needs his assistance.

Starring Orson Welles as Harry Lime.

The films of Orson Welles, such as 'Citizen Kane', 'The Magnificent Ambersons' and 'Touch of Evil' guaranteed his place in the pantheon of silver-screen heroes.

In the celebrated 1949 film adaptation of Graham Greene's novel 'The Third Man', Harry Lime is introduce as one of cinema's most notorious anti-heroes. Sought in post-war Vienna by pulp writer Holly Martins (Joseph Cotton) and British Army Major Calloway (Trevor Howard), Lime manages to steal the show despite being absent for much of it!

This radio prequel to the film, 'The Lives of Harry Lime' earned Welles even more acclaim. His distinctive tones had already served him well as the radio voice of 'The Shadow' between 1937 and 1938, where he portrayed the crusader with distinctly questionable means of thwarting crime.

Stripped of the film cameras, the character of Harry Lime is not ameliorated for this radio outing. He's an out and out rogue. Lime made it to the airwaves thanks to another Harry - Harry Alan Towers, with whom Welles collaborated on 'The Black Museum'. Like its eponymous anti-hero, this series travelled widely, being syndicated across the USA and on Radio Luxembourg.

The music is by Anton Karas, the zither man.

Produced by Towers of London.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in August 1951.

03Operation Music Box20150805 (BBC7)
20150806 (BBC7)
The anti-hero meets a woman hunting an antique.

The anti-hero meets a woman hunting an antique, which may be more of a wind-up than it first appears.

Starring Orson Welles as Harry Lime.

The films of Orson Welles, such as 'Citizen Kane', 'The Magnificent Ambersons' and 'Touch of Evil' guaranteed his place in the pantheon of silver-screen heroes.

In the celebrated 1949 film adaptation of Graham Greene's novel 'The Third Man', Harry Lime is introduce as one of cinema's most notorious anti-heroes. Sought in post-war Vienna by pulp writer Holly Martins (Joseph Cotton) and British Army Major Calloway (Trevor Howard), Lime manages to steal the show despite being absent for much of it!

This radio prequel to the film, 'The Lives of Harry Lime' earned Welles even more acclaim. His distinctive tones had already served him well as the radio voice of 'The Shadow' between 1937 and 1938, where he portrayed the crusader with distinctly questionable means of thwarting crime.

Stripped of the film cameras, the character of Harry Lime is not ameliorated for this radio outing. He's an out and out rogue. Lime made it to the airwaves thanks to another Harry - Harry Alan Towers, with whom Welles collaborated on 'The Black Museum'. Like its eponymous anti-hero, this series travelled widely, being syndicated across the USA and on Radio Luxembourg.

The music is by Anton Karas, the zither man.

Produced by Towers of London.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in August 1951.

04Two Is Company20150806 (BBC7)
20150807 (BBC7)
The con artist sees dollar signs when a romance runs out of steam.

The con artist sees dollar signs when the romance between a wealthy heir and heiress runs out of steam.

Starring Orson Welles as Harry Lime.

The films of Orson Welles, such as 'Citizen Kane', 'The Magnificent Ambersons' and 'Touch of Evil' guaranteed his place in the pantheon of silver-screen heroes.

In the celebrated 1949 film adaptation of Graham Greene's novel 'The Third Man', Harry Lime is introduce as one of cinema's most notorious anti-heroes. Sought in post-war Vienna by pulp writer Holly Martins (Joseph Cotton) and British Army Major Calloway (Trevor Howard), Lime manages to steal the show despite being absent for much of it!

This radio prequel to the film, 'The Lives of Harry Lime' earned Welles even more acclaim. His distinctive tones had already served him well as the radio voice of 'The Shadow' between 1937 and 1938, where he portrayed the crusader with distinctly questionable means of thwarting crime.

Stripped of the film cameras, the character of Harry Lime is not ameliorated for this radio outing. He's an out and out rogue. Lime made it to the airwaves thanks to another Harry - Harry Alan Towers, with whom Welles collaborated on 'The Black Museum'. Like its eponymous anti-hero, this series travelled widely, being syndicated across the USA and on Radio Luxembourg.

The music is by Anton Karas, the zither man.

Produced by Towers of London.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in August 1951.

05The Dead Candidate20150807 (BBC7)
20150808 (BBC7)
Harry Lime tries to go straight, but ends up embroiled in a dictatorship's shenanigans.

The con artist tries going straight, but still manages to become embroiled in a dictatorship's shenanigans.

Starring Orson Welles as Harry Lime.

The films of Orson Welles, such as 'Citizen Kane', 'The Magnificent Ambersons' and 'Touch of Evil' guaranteed his place in the pantheon of silver-screen heroes.

In the celebrated 1949 film adaptation of Graham Greene's novel 'The Third Man', Harry Lime is introduce as one of cinema's most notorious anti-heroes. Sought in post-war Vienna by pulp writer Holly Martins (Joseph Cotton) and British Army Major Calloway (Trevor Howard), Lime manages to steal the show despite being absent for much of it!

This radio prequel to the film, 'The Lives of Harry Lime' earned Welles even more acclaim. His distinctive tones had already served him well as the radio voice of 'The Shadow' between 1937 and 1938, where he portrayed the crusader with distinctly questionable means of thwarting crime.

Stripped of the film cameras, the character of Harry Lime is not ameliorated for this radio outing. He's an out and out rogue. Lime made it to the airwaves thanks to another Harry - Harry Alan Towers, with whom Welles collaborated on 'The Black Museum'. Like its eponymous anti-hero, this series travelled widely, being syndicated across the USA and on Radio Luxembourg.

The music is by Anton Karas, the zither man.

Produced by Towers of London.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in August 1951.

Stripped of the film cameras, the character of Harry Lime is not ameliorated for this radio outing. He's an out and out rogue. Lime made it to the airwaves thanks to another Harry - Harry Alan Towers, with whom Welles collaborated on 'The Black Museum'. Like itsMissing Hancocks, The

06Five Thousand Pengoes And A Kiss20150810 (BBC7)
20150811 (BBC7)
A dissident's wife engages the con artist to help her to escape from Hungary to Austria.

Starring Orson Welles as Harry Lime.

The films of Orson Welles, such as 'Citizen Kane', 'The Magnificent Ambersons' and 'Touch of Evil' guaranteed his place in the pantheon of silver-screen heroes.

In the celebrated 1949 film adaptation of Graham Greene's novel 'The Third Man', Harry Lime is introduce as one of cinema's most notorious anti-heroes. Sought in post-war Vienna by pulp writer Holly Martins (Joseph Cotton) and British Army Major Calloway (Trevor Howard), Lime manages to steal the show despite being absent for much of it!

This 1951-52 radio prequel to the film, 'The Lives of Harry Lime' earned Welles even more acclaim. His distinctive tones had already served him well as the radio voice of 'The Shadow' between 1937 and 1938, where he portrayed the crusader with distinctly questionable means of thwarting crime.

Stripped of the film cameras, the character of Harry Lime is not ameliorated for this radio outing. He's an out and out rogue. Lime made it to the airwaves thanks to another Harry - Harry Alan Towers, with whom Welles collaborated on 'The Black Museum'. Like its eponymous anti-hero, this series travelled widely, being syndicated across the USA and on Radio Luxembourg.

The music is by Anton Karas, the zither man.

Produced by Towers of London.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in September 1951.

07Love Affair20150811 (BBC7)
20150812 (BBC7)
The con man is in Saudi Arabia hoping to make a killing on oil leases.

The conman is in Saudi Arabia, hoping to make a killing on oil leases, and acquires a wife.

Starring Orson Welles as Harry Lime.

The films of Orson Welles, such as 'Citizen Kane', 'The Magnificent Ambersons' and 'Touch of Evil' guaranteed his place in the pantheon of silver-screen heroes.

In the celebrated 1949 film adaptation of Graham Greene's novel 'The Third Man', Harry Lime is introduce as one of cinema's most notorious anti-heroes. Sought in post-war Vienna by pulp writer Holly Martins (Joseph Cotton) and British Army Major Calloway (Trevor Howard), Lime manages to steal the show despite being absent for much of it!

This radio prequel to the film, 'The Lives of Harry Lime' earned Welles even more acclaim. His distinctive tones had already served him well as the radio voice of 'The Shadow' between 1937 and 1938, where he portrayed the crusader with distinctly questionable means of thwarting crime.

Stripped of the film cameras, the character of Harry Lime is not ameliorated for this radio outing. He's an out and out rogue. Lime made it to the airwaves thanks to another Harry - Harry Alan Towers, with whom Welles collaborated on 'The Black Museum'. Like its eponymous anti-hero, this series travelled widely, being syndicated across the USA and on Radio Luxembourg.

The music is by Anton Karas, the zither man.

Produced by Towers of London.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in September 1951.

This radio prequel to the f!Mitch Benn Music Show, The

08Hyacinth Patrol20150812 (BBC7)
20150813 (BBC7)
Harry is in Panama where an accidental sock-on-the-jaw leads to a spy adventure.

The conman is in Cristobal, Panama where an accidental sock-on-the-jaw leads to a spy adventure.

Starring Orson Welles as Harry Lime.

The films of Orson Welles, such as 'Citizen Kane', 'The Magnificent Ambersons' and 'Touch of Evil' guaranteed his place in the pantheon of silver-screen heroes.

In the celebrated 1949 film adaptation of Graham Greene's novel 'The Third Man', Harry Lime is introduce as one of cinema's most notorious anti-heroes. Sought in post-war Vienna by pulp writer Holly Martins (Joseph Cotton) and British Army Major Calloway (Trevor Howard), Lime manages to steal the show despite being absent for much of it!

This radio prequel to the film, 'The Lives of Harry Lime' earned Welles even more acclaim. His distinctive tones had already served him well as the radio voice of 'The Shadow' between 1937 and 1938, where he portrayed the crusader with distinctly questionable means of thwarting crime.

Stripped of the film cameras, the character of Harry Lime is not ameliorated for this radio outing. He's an out and out rogue. Lime made it to the airwaves thanks to another Harry - Harry Alan Towers, with whom Welles collaborated on 'The Black Museum'. Like its eponymous anti-hero, this series travelled widely, being syndicated across the USA and on Radio Luxembourg.

The music is by Anton Karas, the zither man.

Produced by Towers of London.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in September 1951.

Stripped of the film cameras, the character of Harry Lime is not ameliorated for this radio outing. He's an out and out rogue. Lime made it to the airwaves thanks to another Harry - Harry Alan Towers, with whom Welles collaborated on 'The Black Museum'. Like its eponymous anti-hero!Mitch Benn Music Show, The

0101See Naples And Live20150803 (BBC7)
20150804 (BBC7)

Harry targets an item of jewellery, but is he overlooking something more precious?

Con-artist Harry targets an item of jewellery, but is he overlooking something more precious?

Starring Orson Welles as Harry Lime.

The films of Orson Welles, such as 'Citizen Kane', 'The Magnificent Ambersons' and 'Touch of Evil' guaranteed his place in the pantheon of silver-screen heroes.

In the celebrated 1949 film adaptation of Graham Greene's novel 'The Third Man', Harry Lime is introduce as one of cinema's most notorious anti-heroes. Sought in post-war Vienna by pulp writer Holly Martins (Joseph Cotton) and British Army Major Calloway (Trevor Howard), Lime manages to steal the show despite being absent for much of it!

This 1951-52 radio prequel to the film, 'The Lives of Harry Lime' earned Welles even more acclaim. His distinctive tones had already served him well as the radio voice of 'The Shadow' between 1937 and 1938, where he portrayed the crusader with distinctly questionable means of thwarting crime.

Stripped of the film cameras, the character of Harry Lime is not ameliorated for this radio outing. He's an out and out rogue. Lime made it to the airwaves thanks to another Harry - Harry Alan Towers, with whom Welles collaborated on 'The Black Museum'. Like its eponymous anti-hero, this series travelled widely, being syndicated across the USA and on Radio Luxembourg.

The music is by Anton Karas, the zither man.

Produced by Towers of London.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in August 1951.

Con-artist Harry targets an item of jewellery, but is he overlooking something more precious? Stars Orson Welles. From 1951.

Con-artist Harry targets an item of jewellery, but is he overlooking something more precious? Stars Orson Welles. From 1951.

0201The Third Woman1952070320160606 (BBC7)
20160607 (BBC7)
Con artist Harry is borrowed by British Intelligence for a dangerous espionage mission.

Starring Orson Welles as Harry Lime.

The films of Orson Welles, such as 'Citizen Kane', 'The Magnificent Ambersons' and 'Touch of Evil' guaranteed his place in the pantheon of silver-screen heroes.

In the celebrated 1949 film adaptation of Graham Greene's novel 'The Third Man', Harry Lime is introduced as one of cinema's most notorious anti-heroes. Sought in post-war Vienna by pulp writer Holly Martins (Joseph Cotton) and British Army Major Calloway (Trevor Howard), Lime manages to steal the show despite being absent for much of it!

This 1951-52 radio prequel to the film, 'The Lives of Harry Lime' earned Welles even more acclaim. His distinctive tones had already served him well as the radio voice of 'The Shadow' between 1937 and 1938, where he portrayed the crusader with distinctly questionable means of thwarting crime.

Stripped of the film cameras, the character of Harry Lime is not ameliorated for this radio outing. He's an out and out rogue. Lime made it to the airwaves thanks to another Harry - Harry Alan Towers, with whom Welles collaborated on 'The Black Museum'. Like its eponymous anti-hero, this series travelled widely, being syndicated across the USA and on Radio Luxembourg.

The music is by Anton Karas, the zither man.

Produced by Towers of London.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in July 1952.

Orson Welles brings his infamous con artist character Harry Lime to radio.

0202It's A Knock Out1952071020160607 (BBC7)
20160608 (BBC7)
Con artist Harry has a perfect swindle planned for a greedy gambler, what could go wrong?

Starring Orson Welles as Harry Lime.

The films of Orson Welles, such as 'Citizen Kane', 'The Magnificent Ambersons' and 'Touch of Evil' guaranteed his place in the pantheon of silver-screen heroes.

In the celebrated 1949 film adaptation of Graham Greene's novel 'The Third Man', Harry Lime is introduced as one of cinema's most notorious anti-heroes. Sought in post-war Vienna by pulp writer Holly Martins (Joseph Cotton) and British Army Major Calloway (Trevor Howard), Lime manages to steal the show despite being absent for much of it!

This 1951-52 radio prequel to the film, 'The Lives of Harry Lime' earned Welles even more acclaim. His distinctive tones had already served him well as the radio voice of 'The Shadow' between 1937 and 1938, where he portrayed the crusader with distinctly questionable means of thwarting crime.

Stripped of the film cameras, the character of Harry Lime is not ameliorated for this radio outing. He's an out and out rogue. Lime made it to the airwaves thanks to another Harry - Harry Alan Towers, with whom Welles collaborated on 'The Black Museum'. Like its eponymous anti-hero, this series travelled widely, being syndicated across the USA and on Radio Luxembourg.

The music is by Anton Karas, the zither man.

Produced by Towers of London.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in July 1952.

Orson Welles brings his infamous con artist character Harry Lime to radio.

0203Every Frame Has A Silver Lining1952072420160608 (BBC7)
20160609 (BBC7)
Harry is given some dangerous contraband by a friend. Will he exploit the opportunity?

Harry's given some dangerous contraband by a friend in trouble. Will he exploit the opportunity?

Starring Orson Welles as Harry Lime.

The films of Orson Welles, such as 'Citizen Kane', 'The Magnificent Ambersons' and 'Touch of Evil' guaranteed his place in the pantheon of silver-screen heroes.

In the celebrated 1949 film adaptation of Graham Greene's novel 'The Third Man', Harry Lime is introduced as one of cinema's most notorious anti-heroes. Sought in post-war Vienna by pulp writer Holly Martins (Joseph Cotton) and British Army Major Calloway (Trevor Howard), Lime manages to steal the show despite being absent for much of it!

This 1951-52 radio prequel to the film, 'The Lives of Harry Lime' earned Welles even more acclaim. His distinctive tones had already served him well as the radio voice of 'The Shadow' between 1937 and 1938, where he portrayed the crusader with distinctly questionable means of thwarting crime.

Stripped of the film cameras, the character of Harry Lime is not ameliorated for this radio outing. He's an out and out rogue. Lime made it to the airwaves thanks to another Harry - Harry Alan Towers, with whom Welles collaborated on 'The Black Museum'. Like its eponymous anti-hero, this series travelled widely, being syndicated across the USA and on Radio Luxembourg.

The music is by Anton Karas, the zither man.

Produced by Towers of London.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in July 1952.

Orson Welles brings his infamous con artist character Harry Lime to radio.

0204Work Of Art1952073120160609 (BBC7)
20160610 (BBC7)
Can Harry make a dishonest dollar from some Nazi wartime loot?

Can Harry make a dishonest dollar from Nazi wartime loot arriving in Buenos Aries, in 1944?

Starring Orson Welles as Harry Lime.

The films of Orson Welles, such as 'Citizen Kane', 'The Magnificent Ambersons' and 'Touch of Evil' guaranteed his place in the pantheon of silver-screen heroes.

In the celebrated 1949 film adaptation of Graham Greene's novel 'The Third Man', Harry Lime is introduced as one of cinema's most notorious anti-heroes. Sought in post-war Vienna by pulp writer Holly Martins (Joseph Cotton) and British Army Major Calloway (Trevor Howard), Lime manages to steal the show despite being absent for much of it!

This 1951-52 radio prequel to the film, 'The Lives of Harry Lime' earned Welles even more acclaim. His distinctive tones had already served him well as the radio voice of 'The Shadow' between 1937 and 1938, where he portrayed the crusader with distinctly questionable means of thwarting crime.

Stripped of the film cameras, the character of Harry Lime is not ameliorated for this radio outing. He's an out and out rogue. Lime made it to the airwaves thanks to another Harry - Harry Alan Towers, with whom Welles collaborated on 'The Black Museum'. Like its eponymous anti-hero, this series travelled widely, being syndicated across the USA and on Radio Luxembourg.

The music is by Anton Karas, the zither man.

Produced by Towers of London.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in July 1952.

Orson Welles brings his infamous con artist character Harry Lime to radio.

0205The Golden Fleece1952080720160610 (BBC7)
20160611 (BBC7)
Con artist Harry embarks on a dangerous adventure that takes him from Spain to Hong Kong.

Starring Orson Welles as Harry Lime.

The films of Orson Welles, such as 'Citizen Kane', 'The Magnificent Ambersons' and 'Touch of Evil' guaranteed his place in the pantheon of silver-screen heroes.

In the celebrated 1949 film adaptation of Graham Greene's novel 'The Third Man', Harry Lime is introduced as one of cinema's most notorious anti-heroes. Sought in post-war Vienna by pulp writer Holly Martins (Joseph Cotton) and British Army Major Calloway (Trevor Howard), Lime manages to steal the show despite being absent for much of it!

This 1951-52 radio prequel to the film, 'The Lives of Harry Lime' earned Welles even more acclaim. His distinctive tones had already served him well as the radio voice of 'The Shadow' between 1937 and 1938, where he portrayed the crusader with distinctly questionable means of thwarting crime.

Stripped of the film cameras, the character of Harry Lime is not ameliorated for this radio outing. He's an out and out rogue. Lime made it to the airwaves thanks to another Harry - Harry Alan Towers, with whom Welles collaborated on 'The Black Museum'. Like its eponymous anti-hero, this series travelled widely, being syndicated across the USA and on Radio Luxembourg.

The music is by Anton Karas, the zither man.

Produced by Towers of London.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in August 1952.

Orson Welles brings his infamous con artist character Harry Lime to radio.

0206An Old Moorish Custom1952081420160613 (BBC7)
20160614 (BBC7)
Harry is in Algiers on the trail of treasure lost since 1504 but will love get in the way?

Harry's in Algiers, on the trail of treasure lost since 1504, but will love get in the way?

Starring Orson Welles as Harry Lime.

The films of Orson Welles, such as 'Citizen Kane', 'The Magnificent Ambersons' and 'Touch of Evil' guaranteed his place in the pantheon of silver-screen heroes.

In the celebrated 1949 film adaptation of Graham Greene's novel 'The Third Man', Harry Lime is introduced as one of cinema's most notorious anti-heroes. Sought in post-war Vienna by pulp writer Holly Martins (Joseph Cotton) and British Army Major Calloway (Trevor Howard), Lime manages to steal the show despite being absent for much of it!

This 1951-52 radio prequel to the film, 'The Lives of Harry Lime' earned Welles even more acclaim. His distinctive tones had already served him well as the radio voice of 'The Shadow' between 1937 and 1938, where he portrayed the crusader with distinctly questionable means of thwarting crime.

Stripped of the film cameras, the character of Harry Lime is not ameliorated for this radio outing. He's an out and out rogue. Lime made it to the airwaves thanks to another Harry - Harry Alan Towers, with whom Welles collaborated on 'The Black Museum'. Like its eponymous anti-hero, this series travelled widely, being syndicated across the USA and on Radio Luxembourg.

The music is by Anton Karas, the zither man.

Produced by Towers of London.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in August 1952.

Orson Welles brings his infamous con artist character Harry Lime to radio.

0207Mexican Hat Trick1952082120160614 (BBC7)
20160615 (BBC7)
Can con-artist Harry help a falsely accused man, and make a fast buck doing it?

Can con-artist Harry Lime help a falsely accused man - and make a fast buck doing it?

Starring Orson Welles as Harry Lime.

The films of Orson Welles, such as 'Citizen Kane', 'The Magnificent Ambersons' and 'Touch of Evil' guaranteed his place in the pantheon of silver-screen heroes.

In the celebrated 1949 film adaptation of Graham Greene's novel 'The Third Man', Harry Lime is introduced as one of cinema's most notorious anti-heroes. Sought in post-war Vienna by pulp writer Holly Martins (Joseph Cotton) and British Army Major Calloway (Trevor Howard), Lime manages to steal the show despite being absent for much of it!

This 1951-52 radio prequel to the film, 'The Lives of Harry Lime' earned Welles even more acclaim. His distinctive tones had already served him well as the radio voice of 'The Shadow' between 1937 and 1938, where he portrayed the crusader with distinctly questionable means of thwarting crime.

Stripped of the film cameras, the character of Harry Lime is not ameliorated for this radio outing. He's an out and out rogue. Lime made it to the airwaves thanks to another Harry - Harry Alan Towers, with whom Welles collaborated on 'The Black Museum'. Like its eponymous anti-hero, this series travelled widely, being syndicated across the USA and on Radio Luxembourg.

The music is by Anton Karas, the zither man.

Produced by Towers of London.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in August 1952.

Orson Welles brings his infamous con artist character Harry Lime to radio.

0301Blackmail Is A Nasty Word2017072420170725 (BBC7)Can con artist Harry Lime use the words of a dying gangster to help him out of a spot?

Can con artist Harry use the words of a dying gangster to help him out of a tricky spot?

Starring Orson Welles as Harry Lime.

The films of Orson Welles, such as 'Citizen Kane', 'The Magnificent Ambersons' and 'Touch of Evil' guaranteed his place in the pantheon of silver-screen heroes.

In the celebrated 1949 film adaptation of Graham Greene's novel 'The Third Man', Harry Lime is introduce as one of cinema's most notorious anti-heroes. Sought in post-war Vienna by pulp writer Holly Martins [Joseph Cotton] and British Army Major Calloway [Trevor Howard], Lime manages to steal the show despite being absent for much of it!

This 1951-52 radio prequel to the film, 'The Lives of Harry Lime' earned Welles even more acclaim. His distinctive tones had already served him well as the radio voice of 'The Shadow' between 1937 and 1938, where he portrayed the crusader with distinctly questionable means of thwarting crime.

Stripped of the film cameras, the character of Harry Lime is not ameliorated for this radio outing. He's an out and out rogue. Lime made it to the airwaves thanks to another Harry - Harry Alan Towers, with whom Welles collaborated on 'The Black Museum'. Like its eponymous anti-hero, this series travelled widely, being syndicated across the USA and on Radio Luxembourg.

The music is by Anton Karas, the zither man.

Produced by Towers of London.

Orson Welles brings his infamous con artist character Harry Lime to radio.

0302Paris Is Not The Same2017072520170726 (BBC7)Can con artist Harry use a chance encounter to pursue an old flame and make it profitable?

Can con artist Harry use a chance encounter to pursue an old flame and make it profitable?

Starring Orson Welles as Harry Lime.

The films of Orson Welles, such as 'Citizen Kane', 'The Magnificent Ambersons' and 'Touch of Evil' guaranteed his place in the pantheon of silver-screen heroes.

In the celebrated 1949 film adaptation of Graham Greene's novel 'The Third Man', Harry Lime is introduce as one of cinema's most notorious anti-heroes. Sought in post-war Vienna by pulp writer Holly Martins [Joseph Cotton] and British Army Major Calloway [Trevor Howard], Lime manages to steal the show despite being absent for much of it!

This 1951-52 radio prequel to the film, 'The Lives of Harry Lime' earned Welles even more acclaim. His distinctive tones had already served him well as the radio voice of 'The Shadow' between 1937 and 1938, where he portrayed the crusader with distinctly questionable means of thwarting crime.

Stripped of the film cameras, the character of Harry Lime is not ameliorated for this radio outing. He's an out and out rogue. Lime made it to the airwaves thanks to another Harry - Harry Alan Towers, with whom Welles collaborated on 'The Black Museum'. Like its eponymous anti-hero, this series travelled widely, being syndicated across the USA and on Radio Luxembourg.

The music is by Anton Karas, the zither man.

Produced by Towers of London.

Orson Welles brings his infamous con artist character Harry Lime to radio.

0303Violets, Sweet Violets2017072620170727 (BBC7)Can con artist Harry play off the rival powers in occupied Marseilles and turn a profit?

Can con artist Harry play off the rival powers in occupied Marseilles and turn a profit? Stars Orson Welles.

Starring Orson Welles as Harry Lime.

The films of Orson Welles, such as 'Citizen Kane', 'The Magnificent Ambersons' and 'Touch of Evil' guaranteed his place in the pantheon of silver-screen heroes.

In the celebrated 1949 film adaptation of Graham Greene's novel 'The Third Man', Harry Lime is introduce as one of cinema's most notorious anti-heroes. Sought in post-war Vienna by pulp writer Holly Martins [Joseph Cotton] and British Army Major Calloway [Trevor Howard], Lime manages to steal the show despite being absent for much of it!

This 1951-52 radio prequel to the film, 'The Lives of Harry Lime' earned Welles even more acclaim. His distinctive tones had already served him well as the radio voice of 'The Shadow' between 1937 and 1938, where he portrayed the crusader with distinctly questionable means of thwarting crime.

Stripped of the film cameras, the character of Harry Lime is not ameliorated for this radio outing. He's an out and out rogue. Lime made it to the airwaves thanks to another Harry - Harry Alan Towers, with whom Welles collaborated on 'The Black Museum'. Like its eponymous anti-hero, this series travelled widely, being syndicated across the USA and on Radio Luxembourg.

The music is by Anton Karas, the zither man.

Produced by Towers of London.

Orson Welles brings his infamous con artist character Harry Lime to radio.

0304Double Double Cross2017072720170728 (BBC7)Can con artist Harry extricate himself from a bad case of falling in love in Monte Carlo?

1936: Can con artist Harry Lime extricate himself from a bad case of falling in love in Monte Carlo?

Starring Orson Welles as Harry Lime.

The films of Orson Welles, such as 'Citizen Kane', 'The Magnificent Ambersons' and 'Touch of Evil' guaranteed his place in the pantheon of silver-screen heroes.

In the celebrated 1949 film adaptation of Graham Greene's novel 'The Third Man', Harry Lime is introduce as one of cinema's most notorious anti-heroes. Sought in post-war Vienna by pulp writer Holly Martins [Joseph Cotton] and British Army Major Calloway [Trevor Howard], Lime manages to steal the show despite being absent for much of it!

This 1951-52 radio prequel to the film, 'The Lives of Harry Lime' earned Welles even more acclaim. His distinctive tones had already served him well as the radio voice of 'The Shadow' between 1937 and 1938, where he portrayed the crusader with distinctly questionable means of thwarting crime.

Stripped of the film cameras, the character of Harry Lime is not ameliorated for this radio outing. He's an out and out rogue. Lime made it to the airwaves thanks to another Harry - Harry Alan Towers, with whom Welles collaborated on 'The Black Museum'. Like its eponymous anti-hero, this series travelled widely, being syndicated across the USA and on Radio Luxembourg.

The music is by Anton Karas, the zither man.

Produced by Towers of London.

Orson Welles brings his infamous con artist character Harry Lime to radio.

0305Murder On The Riviera2017072820170729 (BBC7)Can Harry keep his post-war scam on track after he meets a woman with a dead man?

Can con man Harry keep his post-war scam in France on track after he meets a woman with a dead man?

Starring Orson Welles as Harry Lime.

The films of Orson Welles, such as 'Citizen Kane', 'The Magnificent Ambersons' and 'Touch of Evil' guaranteed his place in the pantheon of silver-screen heroes.

In the celebrated 1949 film adaptation of Graham Greene's novel 'The Third Man', Harry Lime is introduce as one of cinema's most notorious anti-heroes. Sought in post-war Vienna by pulp writer Holly Martins [Joseph Cotton] and British Army Major Calloway [Trevor Howard], Lime manages to steal the show despite being absent for much of it!

This 1951-52 radio prequel to the film, 'The Lives of Harry Lime' earned Welles even more acclaim. His distinctive tones had already served him well as the radio voice of 'The Shadow' between 1937 and 1938, where he portrayed the crusader with distinctly questionable means of thwarting crime.

Stripped of the film cameras, the character of Harry Lime is not ameliorated for this radio outing. He's an out and out rogue. Lime made it to the airwaves thanks to another Harry - Harry Alan Towers, with whom Welles collaborated on 'The Black Museum'. Like its eponymous anti-hero, this series travelled widely, being syndicated across the USA and on Radio Luxembourg.

The music is by Anton Karas, the zither man.

Produced by Towers of London.

Orson Welles brings his infamous con artist character Harry Lime to radio.

0401Pearls Of Bohemia2019042920190430 (BBC7)In Genoa, con artist Harry Lime is hired by a beautiful dancer with a tricky problem.

Starring Orson Welles as Harry Lime.

In the celebrated 1949 film adaptation of Graham Greene's novel 'The Third Man', Harry Lime is introduced as one of cinema's most notorious anti-heroes brilliantly portrayed by Welles.

This 1951-52 radio prequel to the film, 'The Lives of Harry Lime' earned Welles even more acclaim. Selected episodes were even broadcast by the BBC – the first drama to be aired that hadn’t been produced in-house.

Stripped of the film cameras, the character of Harry Lime is not ameliorated for this radio outing. He's an out and out rogue. Lime made it to the airwaves thanks to another Harry - Harry Alan Towers. Like its eponymous anti-hero, this series travelled widely, being syndicated across the USA and on Radio Luxembourg.

The music is by Anton Karas, the zither man.

Produced by Towers of London.

The anti-hero is in Genoa, where he's hired by a beautiful dancer with a tricky problem.

Orson Welles brings his infamous con artist character Harry Lime to radio.

0402A Night In A Harem2019043020190501 (BBC7)The anti-hero is in St Moritz, where an Arab princess catches his eye.

‘The Lives of Harry Lime’ was a British-produced radio series, syndicated in America as ‘The Adventures of Harry Lime’. It was produced in 1951/52 by the prolific and colourful British radio producer Harry Alan Towers and stars Orson Welles as the antihero.

A total of 52 episodes were created for the American market, with sixteen of those being bought-in by the BBC – the first dramas to be broadcast by the Corporation that it did not produce itself. The five episodes in this set were not amongst the original sixteen.

These stand-alone stories, often set in exotic locations, act as a prequel to the 1949 film, ‘The Third Man’. In that Graham Greene plot, Lime is a disreputable, ruthless black marketeer who deals in stolen, adulterated penicillin and is eventually hunted down and shot dead in the sewers of post-war Vienna. In these tales, Lime is portrayed as a more roguish character, with occasional hints of Robin Hood.

The radio series features the original soundtrack music composed and performed by Anton Karas.

Producer: Harry Alan Towers

A Towers of London production.

First broadcast on American syndicated radio in 1952.

Orson Welles brings his infamous con artist character Harry Lime to radio.

Con artist Harry Lime is in St Moritz, where an Arab princess catches his eye.

Starring Orson Welles as Harry Lime.

In the celebrated 1949 film adaptation of Graham Greene's novel 'The Third Man', Harry Lime is introduced as one of cinema's most notorious anti-heroes brilliantly portrayed by Welles.

This 1951-52 radio prequel to the film, 'The Lives of Harry Lime' earned Welles even more acclaim. Selected episodes were even broadcast by the BBC – the first drama to be aired that hadn’t been produced in-house.

Stripped of the film cameras, the character of Harry Lime is not ameliorated for this radio outing. He's an out and out rogue. Lime made it to the airwaves thanks to another Harry - Harry Alan Towers. Like its eponymous anti-hero, this series travelled widely, being syndicated across the USA and on Radio Luxembourg.

The music is by Anton Karas, the zither man.

Produced by Towers of London.

Starring Orson Welles as Harry Lime.

In the celebrated 1949 film adaptation of Graham Greene's novel 'The Third Man', Harry Lime is introduced as one of cinema's most notorious anti-heroes brilliantly portrayed by Welles.

Produced by Towers of London.

Produced by Towers of London.

Orson Welles brings his infamous con artist character Harry Lime to radio.

0403The Professor Regrets2019050120190502 (BBC7)Con artist Harry Lime meets an old acquaintance who suspects a spy is headed for America.

Starring Orson Welles as Harry Lime.

In the celebrated 1949 film adaptation of Graham Greene's novel 'The Third Man', Harry Lime is introduced as one of cinema's most notorious anti-heroes brilliantly portrayed by Welles.

This 1951-52 radio prequel to the film, 'The Lives of Harry Lime' earned Welles even more acclaim. Selected episodes were even broadcast by the BBC – the first drama to be aired that hadn’t been produced in-house.

Stripped of the film cameras, the character of Harry Lime is not ameliorated for this radio outing. He's an out and out rogue. Lime made it to the airwaves thanks to another Harry - Harry Alan Towers. Like its eponymous anti-hero, this series travelled widely, being syndicated across the USA and on Radio Luxembourg.

The music is by Anton Karas, the zither man.

Produced by Towers of London.

The anti-hero meets an old acquaintance who suspects a spy is headed for America.

Orson Welles brings his infamous con artist character Harry Lime to radio.

The antihero meets an old acquaintance who suspects that a spy is heading for America.

‘The Lives of Harry Lime’ was a British-produced radio series, syndicated in America as ‘The Adventures of Harry Lime’. It was produced in 1951/52 by the prolific and colourful British radio producer Harry Alan Towers and stars Orson Welles as the antihero.

A total of 52 episodes were created for the American market, with sixteen of those being bought-in by the BBC – the first dramas to be broadcast by the Corporation that it did not produce itself. The five episodes in this set were not amongst the original sixteen.

These stand-alone stories, often set in exotic locations, act as a prequel to the 1949 film, ‘The Third Man’. In that Graham Greene plot, Lime is a disreputable, ruthless black marketeer who deals in stolen, adulterated penicillin and is eventually hunted down and shot dead in the sewers of post-war Vienna. In these tales, Lime is portrayed as a more roguish character, with occasional hints of Robin Hood.

The radio series features the original soundtrack music composed and performed by Anton Karas.

Producer: Harry Alan Towers

A Towers of London production.

First broadcast on American syndicated radio in 1952.

0404The Hard Way2019050220190503 (BBC7)Con artist Harry lands in the charter airline business and meets the strange Mr Butterboy.

Starring Orson Welles as Harry Lime.

In the celebrated 1949 film adaptation of Graham Greene's novel 'The Third Man', Harry Lime is introduced as one of cinema's most notorious anti-heroes brilliantly portrayed by Welles.

This 1951-52 radio prequel to the film, 'The Lives of Harry Lime' earned Welles even more acclaim. Selected episodes were even broadcast by the BBC – the first drama to be aired that hadn’t been produced in-house.

Stripped of the film cameras, the character of Harry Lime is not ameliorated for this radio outing. He's an out and out rogue. Lime made it to the airwaves thanks to another Harry - Harry Alan Towers. Like its eponymous anti-hero, this series travelled widely, being syndicated across the USA and on Radio Luxembourg.

The music is by Anton Karas, the zither man.

Produced by Towers of London.

Harry Lime finds himself in the charter airline business.

Orson Welles brings his infamous con artist character Harry Lime to radio.

0405Honeymoon2019050320190504 (BBC7)Con artist Harry Lime gets embroiled in a bizarre smuggling plot for a notorious Sicilian bandit.

Starring Orson Welles as Harry Lime.

In the celebrated 1949 film adaptation of Graham Greene's novel 'The Third Man', Harry Lime is introduced as one of cinema's most notorious anti-heroes brilliantly portrayed by Welles.

This 1951-52 radio prequel to the film, 'The Lives of Harry Lime' earned Welles even more acclaim. Selected episodes were even broadcast by the BBC – the first drama to be aired that hadn’t been produced in-house.

Stripped of the film cameras, the character of Harry Lime is not ameliorated for this radio outing. He's an out-and-out rogue. Lime made it to the airwaves thanks to another Harry - Harry Alan Towers. Like its eponymous anti-hero, this series travelled widely, being syndicated across the USA and on Radio Luxembourg.

The music is by Anton Karas, the zither man.

Produced by Towers of London.

Harry is embroiled in a bizarre plot to smuggle Sicily's most notorious bandit.

Orson Welles brings his infamous con artist character Harry Lime to radio.