The Adventures of Harry Lime
Each episode begins with a gunshot and Welles saying, in a sepulchral tone, “that was the shot that killed Harry Lime.” After a couple of sentences of exposition, this stock intro continues with Welles intoning, “Harry Lime had many lives. And I can recount all of them. How do I know? It’s simple. Because my name is Harry Lime.”
Each story commences with Lime narrating in a near-mumble and in a slightly glib, world-weary tone.
The British running dates of the series were Aug. 3, 1951-Jul. 25, 1952, with all 35 episodes airing later in syndication in the U.S.
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As a character on the radio Harry Lime is marked by his amorality and unscrupulousness. He was a wanderer and deserter with little regard for obligations. Some have speculated that he served as something of an alter-ego to Welles himself, at least as he appeared during an ugly time in Europe, desperately seeking funds for various projects.