Many of theater’s bygone greats loved performing on the radio because it gave them an opportunity to give voice to some of the world’s best-known literary characters without having to put on all that sticky makeup. And so it is with Sir Laurence Olivier’s performance of Robert Louis Stevenson’s STRANGE CASE OF DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE. The listener can hear the delight in Olivier’s voice when he announces that he “will be playing one of the most fascinating dual roles ever created.”

Also in this vintage Heritage Media series, Sir Alec Guinness is featured in “The Man Who Could Work Miracles” by H.G. Wells. Golden listening from the golden age of BBC Radio.