The New Radio Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, Vol. 1
Date: February 2021
Duration: 7 hours 49 minutes
Enjoy sixteen thrilling crime stories solved by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's brilliant detective Sherlock Holmes as they keep you glued to your chair-cup of tea in hand!
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's detective genius, Sherlock Holmes, came to NBC radio in 1930 starring Richard Gordon. By 1939, Basil Rathbone was heard as Holmes with Nigel Bruce as Doctor Watson. The duo were simultaneously starring in a popular series of Sherlock Holmes features for Fox, and later for Universal. By the end of the feature run in the mid 1940's, Rathbone was eager to separate himself from the radio show to avoid being typecast, and decided to move on. Tom Conway took over with Nigel Bruce continuing as Watson (in this paring Nigel Bruce received top billing). Tom Conway and Nigel Bruce were replaced in 1947 by John Stanley and Alfred Shirley. Others to portray Holmes and Watson over the radio run were George Shelton and Ian Martin, and Ben Wright and Eric Snowden. In 1955, NBC signed heavyweights Sir John Gielgud and Sir Ralph Richardson to star as Holmes and Watson, but with radio fast giving way to television, it only lasted one season. You'll hear Basil Rathbone, Tom Conway, John Stanley, and Sir Ralph Richardson (Holmes); and Nigel Bruce, Alfred Shirley, and Sir John Gielgud (Watson) in these sixteen episodes.
9/3/45 - The Limping Ghost9/10/45 Colonel Warburton's Madness9/17/45 The Case of the Out of Date Murder10/1/45 The Problem with Thor Bridge10/8/45 The Mystery of the Vanishing Elephant5/27/46 The Singular Affair of the Baconin Cipher1/13/47 The Adv. of the Devil's Foot 2/3/47 The Dying Detective2/17/47 The Haunted Bagpipes11/2/47 The Adventure of the Copper Beeches4/4/48 The Case of the Imitation Pearls5/2/48 The Adv. of the Sinister Crates of Cabbages5/9/48 The Adv. of the Illustrious Client5/30/48 A Case of Identity1/2/55 Dr. Watson Meets Sherlock Holmes3/13/55 The Case of the Blue Carbuncle4/24/55 The Empty House