Dick Barton And The Smash And Grab Raiders
Date: November 2011
Duration: 4 hours 7 minutes
Heralded by an instantly memorable signature tune, the adventures of special agent Dick Barton and his friends, Jock and Snowey, originally ran on the BBC Light Programme between 1946 and 1951. Set in an exciting world of criminal masterminds, espionage and adventure, the series was essential listening for an entire generation. Sadly very few of the BBC's original recordings still survive. However, in 1949 a number of early Barton tales were re-recorded for transmission overseas. Starring Douglas Kelly, these re-stagings found new audiences in Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. Over 300 of these 'international' recordings were rediscovered in the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia in 2009 and allow listeners finally to relive the escapades of the great Dick Barton. In this adventure, Dick, Snowey and Jock join forces with Sir Alexander Morton to fight the dastardly Paragon and his gang of audacious smash and grab raiders, but will they succeed? Find out in this exciting instalment of Dick Barton - Special Agent!