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Join Adam for talk about classic movies and old-time radio shows, featuring a specially selected episode each week.

Attaboy Clarence Adam Roche

    • TV & Film
    • 4.9 • 121 Ratings

Join Adam for talk about classic movies and old-time radio shows, featuring a specially selected episode each week.

    Come To Hollywood More Often

    Come To Hollywood More Often

    The Secret History Of Hollywood will now be arriving with you far more frequently! Hear the chapters of these epic stories as they're produced, by becoming a Co-Producer at https://www.patreon.com/attaboysecret
    You'll get access to the complete Secret History of Hollywood catalogue, including THIN: The Thin Man Story, The Adventures Of Alfred Hitchcock, The Game Is Afoot, Bullets And Blood, and much more...
    Queens Of Cinema Series 1, plus instant access to Series 2, which has just begun with the two-part story of Ida Lupino!
    An ALL-NEW Classic Movie Library, designed from scratch - a whole new experience created to allow you to get the best out of Old Hollywood, including trailers, deeper information, and even curated playlists of films!
    Small Tales - short fiction with a sinister edge...
    Bonus review shows!
    Blueprints - a bitesize version of The Secret History Of Hollywood - extra chapters that help to further enhance the stories you've already heard!
    The Seventh Heaven Radio Hour - a bi-weekly music show in which I present the best in Golden Age music as well as the film scores that became legend
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    • 2 min
    Swinging Into Action!

    Swinging Into Action!

    Welcome once more to Attaboy Clarence, in which I shine a light on some of the Golden Age treasures you really need to check out!
    In this edition, it's action all the way, as I turn your attention to a jungle adventure with some terrifying twists and turns, and a society treasure hunt masquerading as a race against time!
    I'll also take a dive into the Question Pot, there's a chance to guess the identity of a Golden Age legend once more, PLUS, let's see if Ray Milland can sell a record player or not...?
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    • 50 min
    Bring On The Empty Horses

    Bring On The Empty Horses

    Attaboy Clarence returns with a bumper edition of Old Hollywood treasures, including...
    ...music from Rosemary Clooney, Judy Garland and George Sanders!
    ...reviews of two movies - a blissful 1938 romantic comedy that's as soothing as a bowl of ice cream, and an Anna May Wong thriller from 1939 that sees our intrepid hero as a doctor fighting to save the life of a crime kingpin!
    ... special guest, comedian and author Ian Moore joins the show to discuss the endless talents of everyone's best pal, David Niven!
    ...and two sterling radio appearances from Niven himself. First, his tender reading of one of history's great love letters. Secondly, Niven's in villain mode as he plays a fraudster out to net a fortune at the expense of an elderly lady for Suspense!
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    • 1 hr 46 min
    Hollywood Time!

    Hollywood Time!

    By supporting the shows, you're not just preserving history; you're becoming a crucial part of the narrative. Your support helps unveil the untold stories, forgotten legends, and the behind-the-scenes secrets that shaped an era. Embrace the enchantment of Old Hollywood, and let's weave its captivating stories together. Signing up is simple - go to https://www.patreon.com/attaboysecret today and become a guardian of cinematic history.
    You'll get access to the complete Secret History of Hollywood catalogue, including THIN: The Thin Man Story, The Adventures Of Alfred Hitchcock, The Game Is Afoot, Bullets And Blood, and much more...
    Queens Of Cinema Series 1, plus instant access to Series 2, which has just begun with the two-part story of Ida Lupino!
    An ALL-NEW Classic Movie Library, designed from scratch - a whole new experience created to allow you to get the best out of Old Hollywood, including trailers, deeper information, and even curated playlists of films!
    Small Tales - short fiction with a sinister edge...
    Bonus review shows!
    Blueprints - a bitesize version of The Secret History Of Hollywood - extra chapters that help to further enhance the stories you've already heard!
    The Seventh Heaven Radio Hour - a bi-weekly music show in which I present the best in Golden Age music as well as the film scores that became legend
    Sign up now at Patreon or go to https://www.patreon.com/attaboysecret
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    • 4 min
    I Spy Crime

    I Spy Crime

    Welcome to the New Year, and to kick off the classic movie jamboree...
    ...two reviews, both of an intriguing nature - Myrna Loy is a very pre-code espionage queen in 1934's Stamboul Quest, while Jack Warner is the methodical detective on the trail of a grisly killer in 1962's Jigsaw...
    Bing's here to sing us into the new year, and it's a positive radio festival in the company of MGM and their nostalgia laden Good News show!
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    • 1 hr 25 min
    The Attaboy Clarence Christmas Cracker 2023

    The Attaboy Clarence Christmas Cracker 2023

    The holidays are here again, and to kick off the festive season, join me on Attaboy Clarence for a Christmas Cracker of yuletide delights, including...
    ...MUSIC from Nat King Cole, Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra...
    ...a festive dive into the QUESTION POT...
    ...a visit from Mr Christmas himself, as he guides us around a very special establishment...
    ...a ghost story with a twist, courtesy of the fiendish minds at Suspense...
    ...and reviews of two very unlikely Christmas movies - a movie in which the villains gleefully take the centre stage, and another with a decidedly noir edge...
    Happy Holidays, and welcome to this year's Attaboy Clarence Christmas Cracker!
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    • 1 hr 16 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
121 Ratings

121 Ratings

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Best Podcast Bar None

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Canterbury Tales

I’m late to this podcast and am loving the opportunity to catch up on the fabulous reviews of classic films, excellent recordings, mad ads and the silken voiced narrator. My favourite podcast.

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Uplifting and insightful entertainment

Adam's meticulous research is magnificently presented as humorous, accessible and fascinating episodes about the huge variety of classic movies and radio still available to us. He not only gives a well rounded view of the historical context of the movies he discusses, he inspires his community of listeners to get involved too. A wonderful companion piece to his equally astonishing The Secret History of Hollywood, which is another beast entirely.

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