An American in England was a radio drama series about World War II. Presented in a documentary form, the show began airing on 1942 and featured Norwan Corwin, an American WWII reporter. Corwin was interviewing British people and narrating the events that were taking place in England back then. The series was produced by Edward R. Murrow.
Corwin auditioned several British actors for the role of narrator, but at the last minute he rejected them all and sent for American actor Joseph Julian to come to England to do the show. Julian arrived via bomber, the day before the first broadcast.
The purpose of the series was to let America see what the British people were really like, through the eyes of an American. The series ran for just six episodes on CBS, in the summer and fall of 1942.
- Radio Shows
Please enjoy these 6 old time radio episodes:
|08.31.1942||an american in england (05) the yanks are here||
+ A six-part portrait of American G. I.'s in wartime England. Well done. Excellent shortwave audio....
|09.07.1942||an american in england (06) an anglo american angle||
+ Program #6. "An Anglo-American Angle". A lyrical drama/documentary, originating in Britain, abou...
|12.01.1942||an american in england (07) cromer (1)||
+ A portrait of a sleepy little seaport which happens to be the closest English town to Nazi German...
|12.08.1942||an american in england (08) home is where you hang your helmet (1)||
+ A sound portrait of wartime London. A rebroadcast of a program heard earlier in the summer of 194...
|12.15.1942||an american in england (09) an anglo american angle||
+ A lyrical drama/documentary, originating in Britain, about the stark conditions in wartime Englan...
|12.22.1942||an american in england (10) clipper home||
+ A fascinating narrative of a trip from London to America under wartime conditions. The last of a ...