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The Charles Dickens Hour

The Charles Dickens Hour is made up of many different old radio shows that had something related to Charles Dickens. Each week WELF-NPC North Pole City Radio will feature a different show on the station.

The Charles Dickens Hour

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Charles Dickens is considered one of the greatest English Language writers. Written in Victorian England, much of his writing looked into themes of social injustice including child labor, sanitation, and poverty. There are numerous memorable characters that color his stories, such as Ebenezer Scrooge ("Bah! Humbug!"), David Copperfield, Oliver Twist ("Please, sir, I want some more."), Charles Darnay, and the wicked and bizarre Miss Havisham, among many others.

Born February 7, 1812 in Landport, Hampshire, Charles Dickens was the second of eight children born to Navy clerk John Dickens and Elizabeth Barrow Dickens. The Dickens family relocated to Chatham, Kent when the young Charles was 5 years old. He spent most of his boyhood exploring the outdoors and reading. As Charles was enjoying a carefree childhood, John Dickens debts grew to maintain their social position and he was subsequently imprisoned in a debtor's prison. This caused 12 year old Charles to go to work to help support his large family.

Working in a factory, he was greatly moved by the worker's poor conditions and lack of rights. Though his family's financial situation improved, Dickens remained moved by injustice and a strong distaste for the super rich and lawyers. Throughout his life, his journalism and novels reflected his shocked impression of the poor's suffering.

This collection includes is a diverse assortment of shows including Burns and Allen, Escape, Suspense, Lux Radio Theater, Richard Diamond, and many more. Charles Dickens' work has remain popular to this day and none of his writings have gone out of print. There are many Charles Dickens Festivals around the English-speaking world.

Charles Dickens Hour

The following is a listing of the shows that will be played on WELF-NPC Radio. Each week we will feature a new show from the list under the heading of show listed above. We will continue to rotate through this list until we remove the show from the radio station.

Show Title Originally Aired
Basil Rathbone - A Christmas Carol N/A
Burns Allen - Gracies Christmas Carol 12/23/1936
Campbell Playhouse - Christmas Carol Part 1 12/24/1939
Campbell Playhouse - Christmas Carol Part 2 12/24/1939
Chirstmas Program A Christmas Carol W Ronald Colman N/A
Drkildare - 60 A Dickens 03/16/1951 Playing this week on WELF-NPC
Duffys - The Cast Does A Christmas Carol 12/21/1945
Escape - 175 The Man Who Liked Dickens 12/21/1952
Favorite Story - Oliver Twist 05/22/1948
Ft - 152 Tale Of Two Cities 01/11/1950
Globe Theatre - Christmas Carol 12/23/1944
Goon - S10e01 A Christmas Carol 12/24/1959
Lber - A Christmas Carol N/A
Leo Is On The Air - David Copperfield (1935) N/A
Lights Out - The Signal Man 08/24/1946
Lux - 334 A Tale Of Two Cities 01/12/1942
Lux - 477 A Tale Of Two Cities 03/26/1945
Lux - 520 A Tale Of Two Cities 03/18/1946
Mayor - 013 Christmas Carol 12/24/1942
Mt - 103 Tale Of Two Cities 07/25/1938
Nbcut - 031 The Pickwick Papers 03/13/1949
Nbcut - 069 Great Expectations 01/01/1950
Richard Diamond - Christmas Carol 12/24/1949
Richard Diamond - Christmas Carol 12/21/1951
Shortwave - Christmas Carol 12/24/1931
Superman - The Christmas Carol Caper N/A
Susp - 266 The Man Who Liked Dickens 10/09/1947
Susp - Christmas For Carole Dennis Day 12/21/1950
Susp - 494 Mystery Of Edwin Drood, Thepart 1 01/05/1953
Susp - 495 Mystery Of Edwin Drood, Thepart 2 01/12/1953
Susp - 505 The Signalman 03/23/1953
Susp - 832 A Korean Christmas Carol 12/20/1959
Susp - Akorean Christmas Carol 12/20/1959
Theater Guild Ota - 2055 David Copperfield 12/24/1950
Theater Guild Ota - 2147 Great Expectations 04/05/1953

Other shows playing on WELF-NPC North Pole City Radio:

Christmas Music Hour
Rock Music Hour
Friday Night Mysteries
Birdseye Open House
Flash Gordon
Matinee Theater
WELF-NPC Weekly News Update
The Charles Dickens Hour
Superman Radio Show
Standard School Broadcast
Comic Weekly Man


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Friday Night Mysteries Friday Night Mysteries
It is Friday Night. Get yourself a fresh cup of cocoa, a warm blanket, and snuggle up in a chair next to the fireplaced. Then tune into WELF-NPC North Pole City Radio for the Friday Night Mysteries Night.
Saturday Serials Saturday Serials
It's Saturday morning and you know what that means! It's time for all of those favorite radio shows with comedy and adventure from yesteryear.

The Charles Dickens Hour

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Morning Show with Corby Snow Morning Show with Corby Snow
Tune in each morning to the Morning Show with Corby Snow. The show will begin promptly at 9 a.m. with the ringing of the workshop bells, the reciting of the Craftsman Workers Oath, and the Going to Work March.
Matinee Theater Matinee Theater
You can now listen to rebroadcasts of the Matinee Theater from the 1940's every Sunday at 2 p.m. on WELF-NPC North Pole City Radio.
The Birds Eye Open House The Birds Eye Open House
The Birds Eye Open House was hosted by Dinah Shore and will be rebroadcasted on WELF-NPC North Pole City Radio with a different show each week.
The Charles Dickens Hour The Charles Dickens Hour
The Charles Dickens Hour is made up of many different old radio shows that had something related to Charles Dickens. Each week WELF-NPC North Pole City Radio will feature a different show on the station.
Little Orphan Annie Little Orphan Annie
Part of the WELF-NPC North Pole City Radio's Kids Saturday Morning Show block, we will be rebroadcasting shows from the Little Orphan Annie Show.
Christmas on the Moon Christmas on the Moon
There can be no Christmas without Santa Claus, so when our hero finds out that he has been kidnapped and taken to the moon there is no time to spare.
The Lone Ranger The Lone Ranger
Who Was That Masked Man? The Lone Ranger is one of the iconic characters in American folklore, and he got his start on Mutual, airing from 1933 through 1954.
Standard School Broadcast Standard School Broadcast
The Standard School Broadcast began airing in 1928 under the sponsorship of Standard Oil of California, making it one of the earliest educational radio programs.
Superman Radio Show Superman Radio Show
From 1939 right up into the atomic 1950's, Superman was on call in Metropolis. Now Superman is broadcasted on WELF-NPC North Pole City Radio every Saturday morning.
Dick Tracy Dick Tracy
Dick Tracy came from the comic strips to the radio in this great serial. He still fights bizarre villains and the 15 minute shows are filled with cliff-hangers. Tune In.
Howdy Doody Time Howdy Doody Time
What time is it, kids? Take your seat in the Peanut Gallery, It's Howdy Doody Time! Rebroadcasted on WELF-NPC North Pole City Radio every Saturday morning.
Land of the Lost Land of the Lost
The Land of the Lost is a children's deep-sea adventure program about two children who travel in that wonderful kingdom at the bottom of the sea. Lead by Red Lantern, the wisest fish in the sea, Billy and Isabel discover lost objects on the ocean floor.
Flash Gordon Flash Gordon
Flash Gordon first appeared on the comic pages in 1934, following the success of Buck Rogers. Flash soon made the move to radio before the classic film serial starring Buster Crabbe.
Jungle Jim Jungle Jim
Jungle Jim was a long-running jungle adventure show, feet planted firmly in the footsteps of Tarzan, but with the hardware and politics of the modern great white hunter.
Mark Trail Mark Trail
When Mark Trail made his way to the radio from the Sunday Funnies, he picked up a greater sense of adventure, but he still had time to teach kids about life in the Great Outdoors.
Comic Weekly Man Comic Weekly Man
Based on what is published in the weekly paper, The Comic Weekly Man entertains us with a dramatized reading of the Sunday comics, complete with sound effects and music. Young and old alike would follow along with the print copy in hand.
Christmas Mystery Christmas Mystery
Grab yourself a warm cup of cocoa and curl up by the fire. Tune into WELF-NPC on Friday nights for another episode of Christmas Mystery
Christmas Crime Christmas Crime
Crime still happens during the Holidays and Joe Friday, Johnny Dollar, Texas Ranger Jayce Pearson, Richard Diamond, and Paladin will make sure that the grinches don't steal Christmas, St Nick, furs, or a statue of Baby Jesus.
Christmas Detectives Christmas Detectives
Crime does not stop for Christmas, luckily the gumshoes are here with holiday gumdrops.
Sherlock Holmes Sherlock Holmes
One of Santa's and Mrs. Claus' favorite Old Time Radio show is Sherlock Holmes. The game is afoot! as radio listeners get wrapped up in the twists and turns of their favorite consulting detective, Sherlock Holmes.
Untold History Revealed Untold History Revealed
No, this is not Christmas related, but Santa and the elves love history and this podcast is surely history related.
Suspense Suspense
Billed as Radio's Outstanding Theater of Thrills, Suspense offers the of the best of Old Time Radio. The series is the premier mystery-horror radio show with top name talent.
It's a Fibber Christmas It's a Fibber Christmas
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Classical Music Hour Classical Music Hour
The North Pole City Elves love all kinds of music, and classical music is one of their favorites. This hour is dedicated to classical music.
Rock Music Hour Rock Music Hour
The elves that work deep in the mountains mining all of the coal for Santa love rock music. This show is dedicated to them and all of their hard work.
Christmas Music Hour Christmas Music Hour
The Christmas Music Hour is one solid hour dedicated to Christmas Music.
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