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  • 21st Precinct
    21st Precinct
    Category: Entertainment
    41 Episodes

    Broadcast from July 7th 1953 through November 1st 1956 on the CBS network.
    21ST PRECINCT was a very dramatic police drama. CBS decided to use New York City as the backdrop for this series and to focus on the happenings in an actual police precinct. The premise was to put the listener into the drama from the opening ... See More
  • A Case For Dr Morelle
    A Case For Dr Morelle
    Category: Entertainment
    11 Episodes
    This is a vintage radio drama series about a criminal psychologist, Dr Morelle, who solves murder cases which are too complex for the police. Morelle is played by English film actor Cecil Parker, and is alternately helped and hindered in his investigations by his secretary Miss Frayle, played by film actress Sheila Sim.

    The series was ... See More
    Category: Entertainment
    11 Episodes
    In 1944, NBC wanted a show for younger audiences, not for little kids, but more for those coming of age. That was the impetus for this old time radio great,Adventure Ahead. Although Adventure Ahead was intended for all audiences, it was geared for young men. All of the plots were from famous adventure fiction writers, and they all ... See More
  • Adventures of Horatio Hornblower
    The plot of the show starts with Hornblower being a junior Royal Navy Captain in Napoleonic times. He was sent in Central America on a secret mission. There, he reminisces the times when he was still a seasick and hopeless midshipman. As the story goes on, Hornblower gains promotion regardless of the fact that he lacks the resources and ... See More
  • All Gas and Gaiters Podcast
    All Gas and Gaiters Podcast
    Category: Talk
    35 Episodes
    All Gas and Gaiters, predominantly farcical in nature, was set in the close of the fictional St Ogg's Cathedral and concerned various intrigues and rivalries among the clergy. The "gaiters" in the title refers to part of the traditional dress of bishops and archdeacons. The bishop was easygoing; his friend the archdeacon ... See More
  • Beyond Our Ken
    Beyond Our Ken
    Category: Entertainment
    62 Episodes
    Beyond Our Ken (1958–1964) is a radio comedy program, the predecessor to Round the Horne (1965–1968). Both programs starred Kenneth Horne, Kenneth Williams, Hugh Paddick, Betty Marsden and Bill Pertwee, with announcer Douglas Smith.  The name is a pun on Kenneth Horne's name and the (now mainly Northern English and Scots) word ken, ... See More
  • Black Museum
    Black Museum
    Category: Entertainment
    25 Episodes
    Opening in 1875, the Crime Museum at Scotland Yard is the oldest museum in the world purely for recording crime. The name “Black Museum” was coined in 1877 by a reporter from “The Observer”, a London newspaper, although the museum is still referred to as the Crime Museum. It is this museum that inspired The Black Museum radio series, ... See More
  • Calling All Cars
    Calling All Cars
    Category: Talk
    13 Episodes
    Calling all Cars ran from 1933-1939. It's generally considered to be the inspiration for the old time radio great, Dragnet. Calling All Cars chronicles the L.A. Police Department cases. Although this is an earlier version of the same type of show Dragnet was, there are some differences.

    Calling All Cars was introduced at a time ... See More
  • Counter-Spy
    Category: Entertainment
    15 Episodes
    Counterspy was an espionage drama radio series that aired on the NBC Blue Network and Mutual from May 18, 1942 to November 29, 1957. David Harding was the chief of the United States Counterspies, a unit engaged during World War II in counterintelligence against Japan's Black Dragon and Germany's Gestapo. United States ... See More
  • Crime Does Not Pay
    Crime Does Not Pay
    Category: Talk
    9 Episodes
    Crime Does Not Pay was an anthology radio crime drama series based on MGM 's short film series which began in 1935 with Crime Does Not Pay: Buried Loot. The shows were transcribed at MGM's New York station, WMGM . Written by Ira Marion and directed by Marx B.
  • Frankie Howerd Radio Shows and Songs
    Frankie Howerd Radio Shows and Songs
  • Golden Classics Great OTR Shows
    Golden Classics Great OTR Shows
    Category: Children
    322 Episodes
    Golden Classics Great OTR Shows - Classic Radio Shows From the 30's onwards
  • Parsley Sidings
    Parsley Sidings
    Category: Comedy
    11 Episodes
    arsley Sidings was a BBC Radio sitcom created by Jim Eldridge. It starred Arthur Lowe and Ian Lavender (who were also starring in the television wartime sitcom Dad's Army at that time), together with Kenneth Connor from the Carry On films.

    The scripts are by Jim Eldridge (who would later go on to write for many more series, the ... See More
  • Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson
    Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson - Classic Radio Shows From the 30's onwards
  • Stop Messing About
    Stop Messing About
    Category: Comedy
    14 Episodes
    Forced by circumstance into being a follow-up to Round the Horne, a number of key talents from the previous show were retained and recast, with Kenneth Williams as the new show's main star.

    The sudden death of Round the Horne star, Kenneth Horne, at the end of series four prompted a rewrite of the material intended for series five ... See More
  • Take It From Here Radio Shows
    Take It From Here Radio Shows
    Category: Comedy
    23 Episodes
    Collection Of Old Time Radio Shows
  • The Adventures Of Leonidas Witherall
    The Adventures of Leonidas Witherall, or simply Leonidas Witherall, was radio detective series based on the character created by Alice Tilton (the pseudonym of mystery writer Phoebe Atwood Taylor). Walter Hampden starred as Leonidas Witherall, the William Shakespeare look-alike who worked as an instructor on a boys’ school in New ... See More
  • The Adventures of Philip Marlowe
    The Adventures of Philip Marlowe was a radio series featuring Raymond Chandler's private eye, Philip Marlowe. Robert C. Reinehr and Jon D. Swartz, in their book, The A to Z of Old Time Radio, noted that the program differed from most others in its genre: "It was a more hard-boiled program than many of the other private ... See More
    Category: Talk
    6 Episodes
    The Avengers was most certainly not a household name in South Africa prior to the radio series. With no national television service until 1976, the mechanism simply was not present in the country to show television programmes to mass audiences. While many other countries revelled in the filmed adventures of John Steed and co., South ... See More
  • The Enchanting World of Hinge & Bracket
    Dr Evadne Hinge and Dame Hilda Bracket present an informal evening of music and conversation with jokes a-plenty. Quirky sitcom starring Dr Evadne Hinge and Dame Hilda Bracket, spinster friends who reside in the picturesque village of Stackton Tressel
  • The Men from the Ministry
    The Men from the Ministry
    Category: Comedy
    15 Episodes
    The series was about lazy, bungling, incompetent civil servants, "Number One" – Roland Hamilton-Jones (Wilfrid Hyde-White) and later Deryck Lennox-Brown (Deryck Guyler), "Number Two" – Richard Lamb (Richard Murdoch), with their dim, typo-prone, teenage secretary, Mildred Murfin (Norma Ronald), all watched-over by the ... See More
  • The Sea Hound
    The Sea Hound
    Category: Entertainment
    9 Episodes
    The Sea Hound is an American radio adventure series that ran from June 29, 1942, to August 7, 1951. It began on the Blue Network June 29, 1942 – September 22, 1944, as a 15-minute serial for young audiences, featuring Ken Daigneau as Captain Silver of the ship The Sea Hound. In 1946–47 it aired on the Mutual Broadcasting System. The ... See More
  • The Shadow of Fu Manchu
    The Shadow of Fu Manchu
    Category: Entertainment
    8 Episodes
    The Shadow of Fu Manchu was a radio drama adapted from the first nine Fu Manchu novels by Sax Rohmer. The syndicated series aired from 1939 to 1940 in 15-minute installments. Fu Manchu (Harold Huber) was a diabolical criminal mastermind.
  • The Whistler (radio show)
    The Whistler narrates tales of crime and wrongdoing. At the beginning, he tells us, "I the Whistler know many things, for I walk by night. . . . I know many secrets hidden in the hearts of men and women who have stepped into the shadows." He then proceeds to that episode's story, occasionally making editorial comments ... See More
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