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  • 21st Precinct
    21st Precinct
    Category: Drama
    111 Episodes
    21st Precinct GenrePolice drama Running time30 minutes Country of originUnited States Language(s)English SyndicatesCBS StarringEverett Sloane AnnouncerArt Hanna Bob Hill Original release1953 – 1956 21st Precinct (aka Twenty-First Precinct and Twenty First Precinct) was a police drama broadcast on CBS radio from July 7, 1953, to Ju See more...
  • 33 Half Moon Street
    33 Half Moon Street
    Category: Drama
    45 Episodes
    Airing after the Golden Age Of Radio, 33 Half Moon Street,the great Michael Todd played the part of Investigator Aubrey Mason, whose slogan was "We do anything, anywhere, at anytime", and also went along guaranteeing success of every case. The name of the show is the address of the detective agency, 33 Half Moon Street. See more...
  • 50 Greatest OTR Shows
    50 Greatest OTR Shows
    Category: Drama
    57 Episodes
    50 Shows. Some of the best shows ever produced. Titles like 20000 Leagues Under the Sea, A Connecticut Yankee In King Arthur's Court, Around the World in 80 Days, Casablanca, Grapes of Wrath, Gulliver's Travels, Red Badge of Courage, Snow White, The Time Machine, Wuthering Heights and many more. See more...
  • ABC Mystery Time
    ABC Mystery Time
    Category: Drama
    13 Episodes
    ABC Mystery Time came on the air late enough in the Golden Age of Radio that all of the episodes should have survived. This is doubly sad because it was such a terrific program. The network and its affiliates tinkered with the title of the program at times, calling it Masters Of Mystery, Mystery Time Classics, and just plain old M See more...
  • Academy Award Theater
    Academy Award Theater
    Category: Drama
    39 Episodes
    Academy Award was a CBS radio anthology series that presented 30-minute adaptations of plays, novels or films. The program's title is listed in one source as Academy Award Theater. Rather than adaptations of Oscar-winning films, as the title implied, the series offered "Hollywood's finest, the great picture plays, t See more...
  • A Case For Dr Morelle
    A Case For Dr Morelle
    Category: Leisure
    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 serie See more...
  • A Day In The Life Of Dennis Day
    A Day In The Life Of Dennis Day
    Category: Comedy
    47 Episodes
    For most of the program's time on the air, Dennis Day played a soda jerk who sang as he worked. His character was naive, innocent, and prone to making wisecracks, much like the character Day played on The Jack Benny Program. Radio historian John Dunning wrote, "His [the character's] name was Dennis Day, but not, he See more...
  • ADVENTURE AHEAD
    ADVENTURE AHEAD
    Category: Leisure
    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 by Morse
    Adventures by Morse
    Category: Drama
    53 Episodes
    Adventures by Morse is a syndicated adventure series produced, written and directed by Carlton E. Morse in the mid-1940s, shortly after NBC canceled his I Love a Mystery series. Morse produced 52 episodes of the program, each 30 minutes long. See more...
  • Adventures of Horatio Hornblower
    Adventures of Horatio Hornblower
    Category: Drama
    46 Episodes
    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 resourc See more...
  • Adventures of the Abbotts
    Adventures of the Abbotts
    Category: Drama
    23 Episodes
    Adventures of the Abbotts also known as Abbott Mysteries. The Adventures of the Abbotts stars Claudia Morgan and Les Damon as the husband and wife detective team, Jean and Pat Abbott. In each episode, Jean helps her husband, a well-renowned San Franciscan private eye, to solve yet another mystery. See more...
  • Adventures Of The Thin Man
    Adventures Of The Thin Man
    Category: Drama
    8 Episodes
    The Thin Man episodes from the 1941-50 series based on the popular book and movie, starring Claudia Morgan as Nora Charles and Les Damon, David Gothard, Les Tremayne, and Joseph Curtain as Nick Charles. See more...
  • Afloat with Henry Morgan
    Afloat with Henry Morgan
    Category: Drama
    52 Episodes
    Afloat with Henry Morgan was radio broadcast that aired, as many would say, in 1933. Each episode was 12 minutes long, and was dedicated for the young listeners in particular. The producer and star of the show was George Edwards, the same person who produced the popular series Frankenstein and Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, to name a few. See more...
  • Air Adventures Of Jimmy Allen
    The Air Adventures of Jimmie Allen is an American radio adventure serial broadcast from 1933 until 1937. The 15-minute syndicated program was created by writers Bob Burtt and Bill Moore, both of whom were from Kansas City, Missouri. See more...
  • Alien Worlds
    Alien Worlds
    Category: Drama
    30 Episodes
    Jump to navigation Jump to search. Alien Worlds was a syndicated radio show created by radio personality Lee Hansen. It aired 26 half-hour episodes between 1978 and 1980, becoming well known for its realistic sound effects, high production values and documentary style of dialog. See more...
  • A Life Of Bliss
    A Life Of Bliss
    Category: Comedy
    35 Episodes
    A Life of Bliss, a new radio sitcom, was introduced by the BBC on the 29th of July, 1953, starring George Cole as awkward, absent-minded bachelor David Bliss In the early episodes, Nora Swinburne played his sister, Pamela Batten & Esmond Knight his brother-in-law, Robert Batten. See more...
  • All Gas and Gaiters Podcast
    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 archd See more...
  • All Star Western Theatre
    All Star Western Theatre
    Category: Drama
    94 Episodes
    All Star Western Theatre Vintage Radio: Adventure & Musical Variety All Star Western Theater was an adventure and musical variety show broadcast in the 1940s. The series featured drama, comic skids, and American Western-style music performance when Western Swing was all the rage. See more...
  • Amos & Andy
    Amos & Andy
    Category: Comedy
    228 Episodes
    Amos 'n' Andy is an American radio and television sitcom set in Harlem, the historic center of Afro-American culture in New York City. The original radio show, which ran from 1928 to 1960, was created, written and voiced by two white actors, Freeman Gosden and Charles Correll, who played Amos Jones (Gosden) and Andrew Ho See more...
  • Archie Andrews
    Archie Andrews
    Category: Comedy
    52 Episodes
    Archie was invariably dressed in a broad-striped blazer, and addressed the ventriloquist as "Brough". The television scripts were written by Marty Feldman and Ronald Chesney. The radio show had a children's fan club that at one time had 250,000 members. Among future stars who appeared on the show were Tony Hancock, See more...
  • Arch Obolers Plays
    Arch Obolers Plays
    Category: Drama
    42 Episodes
    Arch Oboler was an American playwright, screenwriter, novelist, producer, and director who was active in radio, films, theater, and television. He generated much attention with his radio scripts, particularly the horror series Lights Out, and his work in radio remains the outstanding period of his career. Praised as one of broadca See more...
  • Audio Books Crime & Mystery
    Audio Books Crime & Mystery
    Category: Books
    1 Episode
    Crime & Mystery Audio Books - Sherlock Holmes - See more...
  • Author's Playhouse
    Author's Playhouse
    Category: Drama
    37 Episodes
    Author's Playhouse is an anthology radio drama series, created by Wynn Wright, that aired on Mutual in 1940-1941, on the NBC Blue Network from March 5, 1941, until October 1941. It then moved to the NBC Red Network where it was heard until June 4, 1945. Philip Morris was the sponsor between 1942-43. See more...
  • Avalon Time
    Avalon Time
    Category: Comedy
    41 Episodes
    Avalon Time is an American old-time radio comedy/variety program that ran from 1938-1940 on NBC's Red Network. The program was named after its sponsor, Avalon cigarettes. Over the course of its run, Avalon Time was also sponsored by Sir Walter Raleigh Pipe Tobacco and the Bulova Watch Company. See more...
  • Barrie Craig, Confidential Investigator
    Barrie Craig, Confidential Investigator was a detective drama heard on NBC Radio from October 3, 1951 to June 30, 1955. Detective Barrie Craig worked alone from his Madison Avenue office. Unlike his contemporaries Sam Spade and Philip Marlowe, Craig had a laid-back personality, somewhat cutting against the popular hard-boiled dete See more...
  • Beyond Midnight
    Beyond Midnight
    Category: Drama
    43 Episodes
    This series was written by Michael McCabe and was produced in South Africa. It was a replacement for another series McCabe produced, called SF68. That series adapted famous Sci-fi stories to radio, and it seems to have been the place where McCabe honed his craft. The subject matter to Beyond Midnight was more horror oriented, incl See more...
  • Beyond Our Ken
    Beyond Our Ken
    Category: Comedy
    76 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) wor See more...
  • Big Business Lark
    Big Business Lark
    Category: Comedy
    13 Episodes
    The Big Business Lark was a radio comedy sitcom of partly satirical form broadcast in 1969. It starred Jimmy Edwards and Frank Thornton and was written by Laurie Wyman as a spin-off from The Navy Lark, although no characters cross over between the two shows. In a sense, the spin-off element was in the The X Lark name format. The See more...
  • Big John and Sparkie
    Big John and Sparkie
    Category: Stories for Kids
    97 Episodes
    Big John and Sparkie was a 1950’s radio show created by Jon Arthur. Although the show was intended for kids, many adults also became avid listeners due to its funny and very entertaining theme. The show is about Big John and his “little boy” Sparkie. Sparkie is said to be (and sounds like) an “elf from the land of make-believe,” b See more...
  • Black Museum
    Black Museum
    Category: Drama
    52 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 seri See more...
  • Blackstone, the Magic Detective
    Blackstone, the Magic Detective
    Category: Drama
    53 Episodes
    Blackstone, the Magic Detective, otherwise known as Blackstone, the Magician, was based on the life story of Harry Blackstone, who is considered as “the world’s greatest magician.” Ed Jerome starred as Blackstone, alongside Ted Osborne and Fran Carlon as John and Rhoda, respectively. The show’s format was pretty much similar to O See more...
  • Bobby Benson and the B-Bar-B Riders
    Bobby Benson and the B-Bar-B Riders is an old-time radio juvenile Western adventure program in the United States, one of the first juvenile radio programs. It was broadcast on CBS October 17, 1932 - December 11, 1936, and on Mutual June 21, 1949 - June 17, 1955. See more...
  • Boston Blackie
    Boston Blackie
    Category: Drama
    198 Episodes
    Boston Blackie. What a name for a good guy. It is an excellent name for a bad guy turned good guy. Blackie, who was created by novelist Jack Boyle, was originally a jewel thief, safe cracker, and confidence man. Blackie changed his ways and became a private investigator though the local police still suspected him of being a bad gu See more...
  • Box 13
    Box 13
    Category: Drama
    52 Episodes
    In Box 13 Dan Holiday, a newspaper reporter turned fiction writer, puts an advert in his old paper The Star Times, in search of ideas for his story. The ad reads 'Adventure wanted, will go anyplace, do anything. Write to Box 13.' The replies, therefore, arrived at the Newspapers Box 13, and with them always brought troub See more...
  • Broadway Is My Beat
    Broadway Is My Beat
    Category: Drama
    166 Episodes
    Broadway Is My Beat, a radio crime drama, ran on CBS from February 27, 1949 to August 1, 1954. With Anthony Ross portraying Times Square Detective Danny Clover, the show originated from New York during its first three months on the air. For the remainder of the series, the role of Detective Danny Clover was portrayed by Larry Thor See more...
  • Bulldog Drummond
    Bulldog Drummond
    Category: Drama
    27 Episodes
    Bulldog Drummond is a radio crime drama in the United States. It was broadcast on Mutual April 13, 1941 – March 28, 1954. Garyn G. Roberts wrote in his book, Dick Tracy and American Culture: Morality and Mythology, Text and Context, "With its trademark foghorn, Bulldog Drummond was one of the premiere mystery programs of its See more...
  • Buster Brown Gang
    Buster Brown Gang
    Category: Kids & Family
    21 Episodes
    Buster Brown was a comic strip character created in 1902 by Richard F. Outcault. Adopted as the mascot of the Brown Shoe Company in 1904, Buster Brown, his sweetheart Mary Jane, and his dog Tige, an American Pit Bull Terrier, were well-known to the American public in the early 20th century. The character's name was also used See more...
  • Calling All Cars
    Calling All Cars
    Category: Drama
    277 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 t See more...
  • Candy Matson, YUkon 2-8209
    Candy Matson, YUkon 2-8209
    Category: Drama
    14 Episodes
    Candy Matson is a radio program on NBC West Coast that aired from June 29, 1949, to May 20, 1951. It centred on Candy Matson, a female private investigator with a wry sense of humour and a penthouse on Telegraph Hill in San Francisco. The program was notable for having a striking female character "without a trace of squeamish See more...
  • Captain Midnight
    Captain Midnight
    Category: Drama
    206 Episodes
    Radio origins Sponsored by the Skelly Oil Company, the Captain Midnight radio program was the creation of radio scripters Wilfred G. Moore and Robert M. Burtt, who had previously scored a success for Skelly with their boy pilot adventure serial The Air Adventures of Jimmie Allen. Developed at the Blackett, Sample and Hummert adver See more...
  • Casey, Crime Photographer
    Casey, Crime Photographer
    Category: Drama
    77 Episodes
    On July 7, 1943, the CBS Radio Network launched the long-running radio series called Casey, Crime Photographer, (originally called Flashgun Casey). The show was very successful. It was renamed in April 1944 to Casey, Press Photographer, and again in June 1945 to Crime Photographer. It was finally called Casey, Crime Photographer i See more...
  • CBS Radio Mystery Theater
    CBS Radio Mystery Theater
    Category: Drama
    1,368 Episodes
    CBS Radio Mystery Theater (a.k.a. Radio Mystery Theater and Mystery Theater, sometimes abbreviated as CBSRMT) was a radio drama series created by Himan Brown that was broadcast on CBS Radio Network affiliates from 1974 to 1982, and later in the early 2000s was carried by the NPR satellite feed. The format was similar to that of c See more...
  • Charlie Chan
    Charlie Chan
    Category: Drama
    44 Episodes
    Charlie Chan was heard in several different series on three networks (the NBC Blue Network, Mutual, and ABC) between 1932 and 1948. Walter Connolly initially portrayed Chan on Esso Oil's Five Star Theater, which serialized adaptations of Biggers novels. See more...
  • Claudia
    Claudia
    Category: Drama
    389 Episodes
    Claudia, also known as Claudia and David, is an American old-time radio drama. One version was broadcast on CBS July 4, 1941 - September 26, 1941[1] and another was syndicated in 1947. Claudia and David was first heared on radio in a segment on the June 6, 1941, episode of The Kate Smith Hour. At that time, Claudia had just fallen See more...
  • Counter-Spy
    Counter-Spy
    Category: Drama
    61 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 Co See more...
  • Crime Classics
    Crime Classics
    Category: Drama
    66 Episodes
    Crime Classics was a radio docudrama of CBS which was aired from June 15, 1953 to June 30, 1954. The show was produced, created and directed by Elliott Lewis. With consultation with Lewis, Morton Fine and David Friedkin wrote every single episode of the show. The show was hosted by Thomas Hyland which was played by Lou Merrill. See more...
  • Crime Club
    Crime Club
    Category: Drama
    30 Episodes
    The Crime Club was an imprint of the Doubleday publishing company, which later spawned a 1946-47 anthology radio series. Many classic and popular works of detective and mystery fiction had their first U.S. editions published via the Crime Club, including all 50 books of The Saint by Leslie Charteris (1928-1983). The imprint also p See more...
  • Crime Does Not Pay
    Crime Does Not Pay
    Category: Society & Culture
    62 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. See more...
  • Damon Runyon Theater
    Damon Runyon Theater
    Category: Drama
    52 Episodes
    Alfred Damon Runyon (October 4, 1880 – December 10, 1946) was an American newspaperman and short story writer. The Damon Runyon Theater radio series dramatized 52 of Runyon's short stories in weekly broadcasts running from October 1948 to September 1949 (with reruns until 1951). The series was produced by Alan Ladd's May See more...
  • Dangerous Assignment
    Dangerous Assignment
    Category: Drama
    92 Episodes
    Starring Brian Donlevy as Steve Mitchell, Dangerous Assignment is a product of the Cold War, with mystery and intrigue cropping up across the globe. Mitchell, an agent for an unnamed U.S. goverment agency, is dispatched to some exotic, faraway place at the beginning of each episode. See more...
  • Danger with Granger
    Danger with Granger
    Category: Drama
    25 Episodes
    Danger with Granger, a half-hour radio show created by Mutual Broadcasting, was adapted from the dramatic files of a New York City Private detective named Steve Grainger. Rarely or without using a gun, Grainger would always be involved in a variety of cases which ranges from robbery to murder to smuggling. The show aired in 1950s See more...
  • Dark Fantasy
    Dark Fantasy
    Category: Drama
    27 Episodes
    Dark Fantasy was a horror/ suspense thriller old time radio program that consisted of thirty-one (31) short episodes that aired from November 21, 1941 until June 19, 1942 broadcasting from Station WKY in Oklahoma City. Though the anthology barely made a year of air time, it managed to capture a huge audience due to the creepy and See more...
  • Dick Tracy
    Dick Tracy
    Category: Stories for Kids
    58 Episodes
    First developed for radio in 1934 for the New England region, the show was an immediate hit and was then done on from 1935-37. Republic Pictures began the Dick Tracy cliffhangers in the movies, which also helped kids get excited about following his adventures on radio. Fifteen minute serials were produced for a full five nights a See more...
  • Doctor Kildare
    Doctor Kildare
    Category: Drama
    60 Episodes
    Doctor Kildare radio show was one of the more popular medical drama serializations on old time radio. The story revolved around the life of James Kildare, from his struggles as an intern until he became a full-fledged doctor as well as the many intrigues and politics in the medical field. In 1949, MGM recruited Lew Ayres (Dr. Kild See more...
  • Dragnet
    Dragnet
    Category: Drama
    350 Episodes
    Dragnet was an American radio, television and motion picture series, enacting the cases of a dedicated Los Angeles police detective, Sergeant Joe Friday, and his partners. The show takes its name from the police term "dragnet", meaning a system of coordinated measures for apprehending criminals or suspects. Dragnet is pe See more...
  • Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde - Australian Radio
    Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde was a 15 minute radio serial that ran for 52 episodes from September 9, 1943 to February 16, 1944 starring George Edwards. George Edwards (born as Harold Parks, 11 March 1886 in Kent Town, South Australia – 1953) was an Australian actor and producer. Edwards was a pioneer of the radio serial in Australia. See more...
  • Escape
    Escape
    Category: Drama
    70 Episodes
    Escape is an American radio drama. It was radio's leading anthology series of high-adventure radio dramas, airing on CBS from July 7, 1947 to September 25, 1954. Since the program did not have a regular sponsor like Suspense, it was subjected to frequent schedule shifts and lower production budgets, although Richfield Oil sig See more...
  • Exploring Tomorrow
    Exploring Tomorrow
    Category: Science Fiction
    26 Episodes
    Exploring Tomorrow was an American old-time radio series which ran on the Mutual Broadcasting System from December 4, 1957, until June 13, 1958. An advertisement described it as "the first science-fiction show of science-fictioneers, by science-fictioneers and for science-fictioneers - real science fiction for a change!" See more...
  • Father, Dear Father
    Father, Dear Father
    Category: Comedy
    10 Episodes
    Father, Dear Father started as a television show and was made into a film, an American version (Daddy's Girls), and the South African radio play. The show was about a divorced writer with two teenage daughters, their nanny, and an ex-wife with her new husband. Stories revolve around the father, Patrick Glover, working hard t See more...
  • Fibber McGee and Molly
    Fibber McGee and Molly
    Category: Comedy
    622 Episodes
    Fibber McGee and Molly was a 1935-1959 American radio comedy series. The situation comedy, a staple of the NBC Red Network for the show's entire run and one of the most popular and enduring radio series of its time, ran as a stand-alone series from 1935 to 1956, and then continued as a short-form series as part of the weekend See more...
  • Ford Theater
    Ford Theater
    Category: Drama
    28 Episodes
    Ford Theater as a radio series lasted for only two seasons. Its first season was broadcast from New York City on NBC with such actors as Ed Begley, Shirley Booth, Gary Merrill, Everett Sloane and Vicki Vola. This season ran from October 5, 1947, to June 27, 1948. Due to poor ratings, Ford moved the show to Hollywood and CBS for th See more...
  • Fort Laramie
    Fort Laramie
    Category: Drama
    41 Episodes
    Fort Laramie is a CBS Radio Western series starring Raymond Burr as Captain Lee Quince. It aired Sunday afternoons January 22–October 28, 1956, at 5:30pm ET. Produced and directed by Norman Macdonnell, this Western drama depicted life at old Fort Laramie during the 19th Century. See more...
  • Frankie Howerd Radio Shows and Songs
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  • Frontier Town
    Frontier Town
    Category: Drama
    47 Episodes
    Frontier Town was an American radio adventure serial syndicated by Bruce Eells Productions. The 30-minute programme's first known broadcast was in 1949, and the show ran for 47 episodes. Because it was syndicated, it aired on different stations on different days. For instance, in New York City, the first episode ran on WINS o See more...
  • Ghost Corps
    Ghost Corps
    Category: Drama
    24 Episodes
    Ghost Core is the name given to the mystery-shrouded organization of freelance diplomats operating throughout the near and Far East." K.C. Smith, a man who is trained to handle any fiend in the Middle East, is also very fluent in all the Eastern dialects and is familiar with the customs there. Everyday, he ventures out into t See more...
  • Golden Classics Great Radio Shows
    Golden Classics Great Radio Shows
    Category: Drama
    14,761 Episodes
    Golden Classics Great Radio Shows - Classic Radio Shows spanning the last 90 years. Shows from all genre, adventure, comedy, crime, horror and sci-fi. See more...
  • Gunsmoke
    Gunsmoke
    Category: Drama
    474 Episodes
    In the late 1940s, CBS chairman William S. Paley, a fan of the Philip Marlowe radio series, asked his programming chief, Hubell Robinson, to develop a hardboiled Western series, a show about a "Philip Marlowe of the Old West". Robinson instructed his West Coast CBS Vice President, Harry Ackerman, who had developed the Ph See more...
  • Harry Worth
    Harry Worth
    Category: Comedy
    18 Episodes
    Harry Bourlon Illingsworth, professionally known as Harry Worth, was an English comedy actor, comedian and ventriloquist. Unlike the brash humour of other comedians at the time, Worth portrayed a charming, gentle and genial character, totally bemused by life, creating comedic confusion wherever he went. See more...
  • High Adventure (SA)
    High Adventure (SA)
    Category: Drama
    86 Episodes
    High Adventure (1972–1985) - a series of dramatised adventure dramas. Replaced the series "Next Stop Makouvlei" on Tuesday evenings. The series was directed by Henry Diffenthal at the Olympia Recording Studios in Durban. Writers included Ron Evans, Denver Morgan, Norman Partington etc. The series moved to Thursday evenin See more...
  • Incredible, but True
    Incredible, but True
    Category: Drama
    80 Episodes
    This series consisted of 15 minute shows, similar in format to Ripley's Believe It Or Not that had aired from 1930 to 1948. It was hosted/narrated by Ken Nordine and was produced by Unusual Features Syndicate. This syndicated series was heard on the Mutual network during 1950 and 1951 on various days and at various times. Fo See more...
  • Inner Sanctum Mystery
    Inner Sanctum Mystery
    Category: Drama
    132 Episodes
    Inner Sanctum Mystery, also known as Inner Sanctum, is a popular old-time radio program that aired from January 7, 1941, to October 5, 1952. It was created by producer Himan Brown and was based on the imprint given to the mystery novels of Simon & Schuster. In all, 526 episodes were broadcas See more...
  • It Sticks Out Half A Mile
    It Sticks Out Half A Mile
    Category: Comedy
    14 Episodes
    The original pilot episode, set in 1948, involved former bank manager and Home Guard Captain Mainwaring (Arthur Lowe) deciding to renovate a decrepit seaside pier in the fictional town of Frambourne-on-Sea, only to find when applying for a bank loan that the manager of the local branch is his former chief cashier and Home Guard Se See more...
  • Jerry At Fair Oaks
    Jerry At Fair Oaks
    Category: Kids & Family
    0 Episodes
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  • Journey Into Space
    Journey Into Space
    Category: Science Fiction
    74 Episodes
    Journey Into Space is a BBC Radio science fiction programme, written by BBC producer Charles Chilton. It was the last radio programme in the UK to attract a bigger evening audience than television. Originally, four series were produced (the fourth being a remake of the first), which went on to be translated into 17 languages (incl See more...
  • Jungle Jim
    Jungle Jim
    Category: Drama
    354 Episodes
    Syndicated by Hearst and sponsored by the Comic Weekly, The Adventures of Jungle Jim radio series premiered November 2, 1935. Matt Crowley had the title role for three years until Gerald Mohr stepped in as Jungle Jim beginning April 24, 1938. Vicki Vola and Franc Hale portrayed Shanghai Lil, and Juano Hernandez was the Hindu serva See more...
  • Kenneth Williams Playhouse
    Kenneth Williams Playhouse
    Category: Comedy
    8 Episodes
    A series of four shows broadcast in July 1975 with only two things in common--they all starred Kenneth Williams and were produced by Simon Brett. ***Plus Kenneth Williams four Cabaret Shows, But have not been able to find any information*** See more...
  • Let George Do It
    Let George Do It
    Category: Drama
    242 Episodes
    Let George Do It is an American radio drama series produced from 1946 to 1954 by Owen and Pauline Vinson. Bob Bailey starred as private investigator George Valentine; Olan Soule voiced the role in 1954. Don Clark directed the scripts by David Victor and Jackson Gillis. The few earliest episodes were more sitcom than private eye sh See more...
  • Lights Out
    Lights Out
    Category: Drama
    86 Episodes
    Lights Out is an American old-time radio program devoted mostly to horror and the supernatural. Created by Wyllis Cooper and then eventually taken over by Arch Oboler, versions of Lights Out aired on different networks, at various times, from January 3, 1934 to the summer of 1947 and the series eventually made the transition to te See more...
  • Lux Radio Theatre
    Lux Radio Theatre
    Category: Drama
    736 Episodes
    Lux Radio Theatre, sometimes spelled Lux Radio Theater, a classic radio anthology series, was broadcast on the NBC Blue Network (1934–35) (owned by the National Broadcasting Company, later predecessor of American Broadcasting Company [ABC] in 1943–1945); CBS Radio network (Columbia Broadcasting System) (1935–54), and NBC Radio (19 See more...
  • Magnificent Montague
    Magnificent Montague
    Category: Comedy
    7 Episodes
    The Magnificent Montague ran from 1950 to 1951 and starred Monty Woolley as Edwin Montague who along with his wife, played by Anne Seymour was always getting mixed up in comedic adventures. See more...
  • Ma Perkins
    Ma Perkins
    Category: Drama
    150 Episodes
    Ma Perkins (sometimes called Oxydol's Own Ma Perkins) is an American radio soap opera which was heard on NBC from 1933 to 1949 and on CBS from 1942 to 1960. Between 1942 and 1949, the show was heard simultaneously on both networks. During part of its run on NBC, that network's coverage was augmented by use of transcripti See more...
  • Molle' Mystery Theatre
    Molle' Mystery Theatre
    Category: Drama
    71 Episodes
    NBC's Mystery Theatre began airing with much fanfare on September 7, 1943. The series promised stories from the greatest classical and contemporary mystery authors--and production values to match. And it kept its promise. It was aided from the outset by the addition of an 'annotator'--as it was described in the 1940 See more...
  • Mr District Attorney
    Mr District Attorney
    Category: Drama
    84 Episodes
    District Attorney is a radio crime drama, produced by Samuel Bischoff, which aired on NBC and ABC from April 3, 1939, to June 13, 1952 (and in transcribed syndication through 1953). The series focused on a crusading D.A., initially known only as "Mister District Attorney," or "Chief", and was later translated t See more...
  • Mr & Mrs Blanding
    Mr & Mrs Blanding
    Category: Comedy
    11 Episodes
    Mr & Mrs Blandings," was the NBC OTR sitcom, starring Cary Grant & Betsy Drake as Jim & Muriel Blandings, a spin-off from Cary Grant's hit movie "Mr. Blandings Build his Dream House. See more...
  • Much Binding in the Marsh
    Much Binding in the Marsh
    Category: Comedy
    40 Episodes
    Much-Binding-in-the-Marsh was a comedy show broadcast from 1944 to 1954, firstly by BBC radio and subsequently Radio Luxembourg. It starred Kenneth Horne and Richard Murdoch as senior staff in a fictional RAF station battling red tape and wartime inconvenience. Over the years the station turned to non-combatant operations, became See more...
  • Murder At Midnight
    Murder At Midnight
    Category: Drama
    29 Episodes
    Murder at Midnight was an old-time radio show featuring macabre tales of suspense, often with a supernatural twist. It was produced in New York and was syndicated beginning in 1946. The show's writers included Robert Newman, Joseph Ruscoll, Max Ehrlich and William Norwood, and it was directed by Anton M. Leder. The host was R See more...
  • Murder By Experts
    Murder By Experts
    Category: Drama
    15 Episodes
    Murder By Experts ran on Mutual from June 1949 through December of 1951. Its total run consisted of 130 episodes of crime and mystery that quickly birthed a loyal following of listeners and swiftly gained the respect and approval from the radio world at large. See more...
  • My Friend Irma
    My Friend Irma
    Category: Comedy
    15 Episodes
    My Friend Irma is a media franchise that was spawned by a top-rated, long-running radio situation comedy created by writer-director-producer Cy Howard. The radio show was so popular in the late 1940s that its success escalated the films, television, a comic strip and a comic book that comprise the franchise. Marie Wilson portrayed See more...
  • Mysterious Circumstances
    Mysterious Circumstances
    Category: Drama
    17 Episodes
    Mysterious Circumstances are 30 minutes of British radio shows. No information about this mystery shows. See more...
  • Mystery Is My Hobby
    Mystery Is My Hobby
    Category: Drama
    75 Episodes
    Starring Glen Langan as the lead character Barton Drake, Mystery Is My Hobby is a detective series that aired on Mutual Radio from 1947 to 1948. In the series, Drake was writer who loves to solve crimes and mysteries, together with his sidekick Noah Danton, a police officer. Before each episode ended, Drake would cite his line &qu See more...
  • Nick Carter Master Detective
    Nick Carter Master Detective
    Category: Drama
    125 Episodes
    Nick Carter, Master Detective was a Mutual radio crime drama based on tales of the fictional private detective Nick Carter from Street & Smith's dime novels and pulp magazines. Nick Carter first came to radio as The Return of Nick Carter, a reference to the character's pulp origins, but the title was soon changed to See more...
  • Nick Harris Detective
    Nick Harris Detective
    Category: Drama
    13 Episodes
    Based off the successes of Nicholas Boilvin Harris, Nick Harris is a top sleuth of the early 1900s. The real man Nick Harris was a police reporter for the LA Times when he was asked to join the Los Angeles Police Department by the captain of the LAPD. In 1906, a few years later, Nick Harris started his own detective agency and we See more...
  • Nightfall
    Nightfall
    Category: Drama
    71 Episodes
    Nightfall is the title of a radio drama series produced and aired by CBC Radio (see Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) from July 1980 to June 1983. While primarily a supernatural/horror series, Nightfall featured some episodes in other genres, such as science fiction, mystery, fantasy, and human drama. One episode was even adapted See more...
  • Old Gold Comedy Theater
    Old Gold Comedy Theater
    Category: Comedy
    30 Episodes
    The Old Gold Comedy Theater aired over NBC for one season, from October 29, 1944 to June 10, 1945. The Lennen and Mitchell ad agency wanted to produce a comedy series for Old Gold cigarettes, a brand of the Lorillard Tobacco Company. The show was patterned after the successful format used by the Lux Radio Theatre and Cecil B. DeMi See more...
  • Orson Welles On The Radio
    Orson Welles On The Radio
    Category: Drama
    18 Episodes
    Orson Welles On The Radio - A collection of radio shows that Orson Wells appeared in or produced. See more...
  • OTR Christmas Shows
    OTR Christmas Shows
    Category: Performing Arts
    616 Episodes
    OTR Radio Christmas Shows Comedy - Drama - Variety. See more...
  • 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, See more...
  • Pat Novak, for Hire
    Pat Novak, for Hire
    Category: Drama
    26 Episodes
    Pat Novak, for Hire is an old-time radio detective drama series which aired from 1946–1947 as a West Coast regional program and in 1949 as a nationwide program for ABC. The regional version originally starred Jack Webb in the title role, with scripts by his roommate Richard L. Breen. When Webb and Breen moved from San Francisco to See more...
  • Philo Vance
    Philo Vance
    Category: Drama
    84 Episodes
    Three radio drama series were created with Philo Vance as the title character. The first series, broadcast by NBC in 1945, starred José Ferrer. A summer replacement series in 1946 starred John Emery as Vance. The best-known series (and the one of which most episodes survived) ran from 1948 to 1950 in Frederick Ziv syndication and See more...
  • Police Headquarters
    Police Headquarters
    Category: Drama
    15 Episodes
    Police Headquarters was a 1932 crime radio drama. Bruce Eells Associates produced this series which was syndicated to West Coast NBC radio stations. Each program lasted for about 15 minutes: music was featured in the first part of the show, an announcer would do a commercial or two, then the 12 minute episode would follow. A total See more...
  • Quiet, Please!
    Quiet, Please!
    Category: Drama
    86 Episodes
    Quiet, Please! was a radio fantasy and horror program created by Wyllis Cooper, also known for creating Lights Out. Ernest Chappell was the show's announcer and lead actor. Quiet, Please debuted June 8, 1947, on the Mutual Broadcasting System, and its last episode was broadcast June 25, 1949, on the ABC See more...
  • Ranger Bill
    Ranger Bill
    Category: Drama
    217 Episodes
    Ranger Bill is a Christian radio program from the 1950s, produced by Moody Radio. With over 200 episodes produced, Ranger Bill stars Miron Canaday as the title character and Stumpy Jenkins and Ed Ronne, Sr as Grey Wolf. The main character, Ranger Bill, is a forest ranger located in the town of Knotty Pine along the Rocky Mountains See more...
  • Richard Diamond, Private Detective
    Dick Powell starred in the Richard Diamond, Private Detective radio series as a wisecracking, former police officer turned private detective. Episodes typically open with a client visiting or calling cash-strapped Diamond's office and agreeing to his fee of $100 a day plus expenses, or Diamond taking on a case at the behest o See more...
  • Rogue's Gallery
    Rogue's Gallery
    Category: Drama
    23 Episodes
    Rogue's Gallery, first titled as Bandwagon Mysteries, was an American detective drama radio program. Its title is a play on the name of its main character, Richard Rogue, and a collection of photographs of criminals, commonly known as a rogues gallery . See more...
  • Sears Radio Theater
    Sears Radio Theater
    Category: Drama
    39 Episodes
    Sears Radio Theater was a radio drama anthology series which ran weeknights on CBS Radio in 1979, sponsored by the Sears chain. Often paired with The CBS Radio Mystery Theater during its first season, the program offered a different genre of drama for each evening's See more...
  • Secret Agent K7
    Secret Agent K7
    Category: Drama
    66 Episodes
    These fifteen minute episodes of mystery and espionage from the 1939 broadcasts begin with a prolonged organ intro so the local announcer could get in a couple of commercials for the local furniture store or dairy! Each single episode lasted about 12 and 1/2 minutes, but each "case" is really quite interesting and exciti See more...
  • Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson
    Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson
    Category: Drama
    167 Episodes
    Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson - Classic Radio Shows From the 30's - 40's - 50's - 60's and 70's The Greatest Detective Duo. See more...
  • Sherlock Holmes - Conway & Bruce (US)
    The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sherlock Holmes: Tom Conway - Dr. Watson: Nigel Bruce In the fall of 1946, Basil Rathbone left the radio program and was replaced by Tom Conway, a fine British actor known for playing RKO Picture's The Falcon, with Nigel Bruce continuing his portrayal of Dr. Watson. The series maintaine See more...
  • Sherlock Holmes Gielgud & Richardson
    Sir John Gielgud (Sherlock Holmes) and Sir Ralph Richardson (Dr. Watson) star in this old time radio show dramatization of Sir Arthur Conan Doyles Sherlock Holmes detective stories. The programs aired in 1954 and 1955. There were 16 shows total in this radio series. See more...
  • Sherlock Holmes - Hobbs & Shelley (UK)
    Hobbs and Shelley were The Holmes and Watson of the BBC from 1952 to 1969. Many think they are still the definitive portrayals of the characters on the radio. The Hobbs' Holmes is logical and incisive, but does retain a sense of humor and an obvious affection for his chronicler. See more...
  • Sherlock Holmes - Marsden & Moffatt
    Sherlock Holmes was played by Roy Marsden with the part of Dr. Watson played by John Moffatt. John Moffatt is no stranger to radio and, in fact, played the role of Holmes, Watson and Inspector Gregson on radio. He’s probably best known for his role as Hercule Poirot in the BBC’s presentation of many of Agatha Christie’s novels on See more...
  • Sherlock Holmes -Rathbone & Bruce
    Sherlock Holmes -Rathbone & Bruce
    Category: Drama
    122 Episodes
    The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes was a very popular Old-time Radio (OTR) show that aired in the United States, and starred Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce from October 1939 to July 1947. The episodes were written by Edith Meiser, Dennis Green and Anthony Boucher. Together, Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce appeared in 220 episode See more...
  • Sherlock Holmes - Stanley & Shirley (US)
    The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, Sherlock Holmes: John Stanley - Dr. Watson: Alfred Shirley See more...
  • Space Patrol
    Space Patrol
    Category: Science Fiction
    112 Episodes
    The mission of Space Patrol was to bring law and order to the interplanetary frontier. Each episode centered around the Space Patrol crew commanded by Commander Buzz Corry, as the crew jumped around the universe in Terra V. The show aired on ABC from 18 Sep 50 until 19 Mar 55. The cast included Ed Kemmer as Commander Corry, Lyn O See more...
  • Speed Gibson of the International Secret
    Speed Gibson of the International Secret Police was a radio adventure series written by Virginia Cooke. It was centered on the adventures of Speed Gibson, a fifteen-year-old pilot who, through his uncle Clint Barlow, becomes a member of the International Secret Police. Speed was described as “a typical American boy: interested in See more...
  • Spy Catcher
    Spy Catcher
    Category: Drama
    25 Episodes
    "... A series of true stories of the unceasing search for enemy spies in War Time, based on the memoirs of Lieutenant Oreste Cornel Pinto of the Allied Counter-Intelligence service ..." Oreste Pinto was a Dutch Intelligence Officer whom General Eisenhower called "the greatest living expert in security." The rad See more...
  • Stand By For Crime
    Stand By For Crime
    Category: Drama
    26 Episodes
    Standby for Crime, as the title suggests, was a radio show about crimes and mysteries. It started on the early 1950s and became known for its "true story delivery" of crime stories. Like Dragnet, Gangbusters, and Mr District Attorney, Standby for Crime was also one of the most popular crime radio shows during the time it See more...
  • Stop Messing About
    Stop Messing About
    Category: Comedy
    27 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 serie See more...
  • Strange As It Seems
    Strange As It Seems
    Category: Drama
    0 Episodes
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  • Suspense
    Suspense
    Category: Drama
    906 Episodes
    Suspense is a radio drama series broadcast on CBS Radio from 1940 through 1962. One of the premier drama programs of the Golden Age of Radio was subtitled "radio's outstanding theatre of thrills" and focused on suspense thriller-type scripts, usually featuring leading Hollywood actors of the era. Approximately 945 See more...
  • Take It From Here
    Take It From Here
    Category: Comedy
    156 Episodes
    Take It from Here was a British radio comedy programme broadcast between 1948 and 1960. It was written by Frank Muir and Denis Norden, and starred Jimmy Edwards, Dick Bentley and Joy Nichols. When Nichols moved to New York City in 1953, she was replaced by June Whitfield and Alma Cogan. The show is best remembered for introducing See more...
  • Tales of the Texas Rangers
    Tales of the Texas Rangers
    Category: Drama
    92 Episodes
    Tales of the Texas Rangers, a western adventure old-time radio drama, premiered on July 8, 1950, on the US NBC radio network and remained on the air through September 14, 1952. Movie star Joel McCrea starred as Texas Ranger Jayce Pearson, who used the latest scientific techniques to identify the criminals and his faithful horse, C See more...
  • The Adventures Of Frank Merriwell
    Frank Merriwell is a fictional character appearing in a series of novels and short stories by Gilbert Patten, who wrote under the pseudonym Burt L. Standish. The character appeared in over 200 dime novels between 1896 and 1930 (some between 1927 and 1930 were written by other authors with the same pen name), numerous radio dramas See more...
  • The Adventures of Frank Race
    The Adventures of Frank Race
    Category: Drama
    10 Episodes
    The Adventures of Frank Race was an American radio adventure serial syndicated by Bruce Eells Productions. The 30-minute program's first East Coast broadcast was 1949, and the show ran 43 episodes. Because it was syndicated, it aired on different stations on different days. For instance, in New York City, the first episode ra See more...
  • The Adventures of Harry Lime
    The Adventures of Harry Lime
    Category: Drama
    48 Episodes
    The Adventures of Harry Lime (broadcast in the United States as The Lives of Harry Lime) is an old-time radio program produced in the United Kingdom during the 1951 to 1952 season. Orson Welles reprises his role as Harry Lime from the celebrated 1949 film The Third Man. The radio series is a prequel to the film and depicts the man See more...
  • 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 Maisie
    The Adventures Of Maisie
    Category: Drama
    0 Episodes
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  • The Adventures Of Paul Temple
    The Adventures Of Paul Temple
    Category: Drama
    32 Episodes
    ​Paul Temple is a fictional character, created by English writer Francis Durbridge (1912–1998). Temple is a professional author of crime fiction and an amateur private detective. Together with his journalist wife Louise, affectionately known as Steve after her pen name "Steve Trent", he solves whodunnit crimes through su See more...
  • The Adventures of Philip Marlowe
    The Adventures of Philip Marlowe
    Category: Leisure
    101 Episodes
    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 d See more...
  • The Adventures of Rocky Jordan
    The Adventures of Rocky Jordan
    Category: Drama
    88 Episodes
    Rocky Jordan was a radio series about an American restaurateur in Cairo who each week became involved in some kind of mystery or adventure. The show was broadcast on CBS from October 31, 1948 to September 10, 1950, and then again from June 27, 1951 to August 22, 1951. The character of Rocky Jordan had been introduced to listeners See more...
  • The Adventures of Sam Spade
    The Adventures of Sam Spade
    Category: Drama
    68 Episodes
    The Adventures of Sam Spade, Detective was a radio series based loosely on the private detective character Sam Spade, created by writer Dashiell Hammett for The Maltese Falcon. The show ran for 13 episodes on ABC in 1946, for 157 episodes on CBS in 1946-1949, and finally for 51 episodes on NBC in 1949-1951. The series starred Howa See more...
  • The Adventures Of The Falcon
    The Adventures Of The Falcon
    Category: Drama
    96 Episodes
    The Falcon radio series premiered on the Blue Network on April 10, 1943, continuing on NBC and Mutual until November 27, 1954. Some 70 episodes were produced. Like the Falcon film series, the radio plots mixed danger, romance and comedy in equal parts. Each show began with a telephone ringing and Michael Waring, the Falcon, answer See more...
  • The Air Adventures of Biggles
    The Air Adventures of Biggles
    Category: Drama
    35 Episodes
    The Air Adventures of Biggles was a radio series which was produced and broadcast in Australia between 1945 and 1954. The series was first produced in Adelaide by AWA (Amalgamated Wireless Australasia Ltd). In 1949, production was moved to Sydney from the 209th episode onwards and ran on for a total 1256 episodes. See more...
  • The Alan Young Show
    The Alan Young Show
    Category: Comedy
    46 Episodes
    The Alan Young Show is an American radio and television series presented in diverse formats over a nine-year period and starring British-Canadian-American actor Alan Young. The series began on NBC Radio as a summer replacement situation comedy in 1944, featuring vocalist Bea Wain. It then moved to ABC Radio with Jean Gillespie por See more...
  • The Aldrich Family
    The Aldrich Family
    Category: Comedy
    101 Episodes
    The Aldrich Family, a popular radio teenage situation comedy (July 2, 1939 – April 19, 1953), was also presented in films, television and comic books. In the radio series' well-remembered weekly opening exchange, awkward teen Henry's mother called, "Hen-reeeeeeeeeeeee! Hen-ree Al-drich!", and he responded with See more...
  • The Amazing Mr. Malone
    The Amazing Mr. Malone
    Category: Drama
    10 Episodes
    The Amazing Mr. Malone (also known as Murder and Mr. Malone) is an American radio crime drama series based on the John Malone series of mystery novels by Craig Rice. The series began on ABC in 1948 and was broadcast on NBC Radio in 1951. Socialite John Joseph Malone (Gene Raymond, George Petrie, Frank Lovejoy) is a tough Chicago c See more...
  • The Arthur Haynes Show
    The Arthur Haynes Show
    Category: Comedy
    8 Episodes
    Hobo Haynes and a series of other working-class characters fight back against the authorities and anybody else who might look down on them. Many musical acts of the time also appear to add a little variety to proceedings. Stars: Arthur Haynes, Nicholas Parsons, Leslie Noyes See more...
  • Theatre 10:30
    Theatre 10:30
    Category: Drama
    8 Episodes
    Theatre 10:30 was a Canadian Old Time Radio show. The date of the broadcast for the episodes is generally unknown. The shows are in the genres of horror, fantasy and mystery. It was a production of CBC Radio. See more...
  • THE AVENGERS (SOUTH AFRICA)
    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., Sou See more...
  • The Betty Witherspoon Show
    The Betty Witherspoon Show
    Category: Comedy
    10 Episodes
    The Betty Witherspoon Show This show was the idea of David Hatch, with production by Simon Brett, but this wasn't the first time that Williams and Ray had paired up. In 1959 they had both appeared in Carry On Teacher, Ray as the Headmaster of the School and Williams as the English Teacher. Nearly a decade later in 1968, they See more...
  • The Big Story
    The Big Story
    Category: Drama
    9 Episodes
    The Big Story is an American radio and television crime drama which dramatized the true stories of real-life newspaper reporters. The only continuing character was the narrator, Bob Sloane. Radio The Big Story Genre Crime drama Running time 30 minutes Country of origin United States Language English Syndicates NBC Starring Bob Sl See more...
  • The Bob and Ray Show
    The Bob and Ray Show
    Category: Comedy
    273 Episodes
    Bob and Ray were an American comedy duo whose career spanned five decades. Composed of comedians Bob Elliott (1923–2016) and Ray Goulding (1922–1990), the duo's format was typically to satirize the medium in which they were performing, such as conducting radio or television interviews, with off-the-wall dialogue presented in See more...
  • The Casebook of Jerry Browning, Private
    The Casebook of Jerry Browning, Private Detective" or "Calling All Detectives" was a crime drama radio show sponsored by Sealy Mattress company, and featured Paul Barnes who played all the roles including the role of detective Browning. During the show, Paul Barnes randomly dials a telephone number, then gives one o See more...
  • The Charlotte Greenwood Show
    The Charlotte Greenwood Show
    Category: Comedy
    7 Episodes
    The Charlotte Greenwood Show is a radio situation comedy in the United States. It was broadcast on NBC from June 13 to September 5, 1944 and on ABC from October 15, 1944 to January 6, 1946. See more...
  • The Cisco Kid
    The Cisco Kid
    Category: Drama
    344 Episodes
    The Cisco Kid came to radio October 2, 1942, with Jackson Beck in the title role and Louis Sorin as Pancho. With Vicki Vola and Bryna Raeburn in supporting roles and Michael Rye announcing, this weekly series continued on Mutual until February 14, 1945. It was followed by a thrice weekly series on a Mutual-Don Lee regional network See more...
  • The Clock
    The Clock
    Category: Drama
    55 Episodes
    The Clock was a radio anthology narrated by Father Time and broadcast 80 half-hour episodes from November 3, 1946, to May 9, 1948. Its stories were mostly mystery and crime with a tiny smattering of supernaturally-themed episodes. The Clock originated in Australia and was syndicated to the United States. See more...
  • The Creaking Door
    The Creaking Door
    Category: Drama
    36 Episodes
    The Creaking Door was an old-time radio series of horror and suspense shows originating in South Africa. The series was first aired in 1964-65. The stories are thrillers in the Inner Sanctum vein, and generally thought of favorably by most fans of OTR. It was sponsored by State Express 555 (pronounced "State Express Three Fiv See more...
  • The Cruise of the Poll Parrot
    The Cruise of the Poll Parrot
    Category: Drama
    39 Episodes
    The Cruise of the Poll Parrot tells the story of a Whaling voyage from New Bedford in 1858. The whaling ship Poll Parrot is named for its mascot, a wise parrot called Poll. Poll Parrot is also the name of the sponsor, Poll Parrot Shoes. Poll Parrot was the High Quality Children's line of the International Shoe Company of St L 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 See more...
  • The Green Hornet
    The Green Hornet
    Category: Drama
    37 Episodes
    Classified as a juvenile crime drama but written and acted with more adult style than most of the breed, "The Green Hornet"---whose protagonist fought crime by infiltrating or even partnering (initially) with known criminal operations, which deceive police into believing him a wanted criminal himself---was the creation o See more...
  • The Halls of Ivy
    The Halls of Ivy
    Category: Comedy
    14 Episodes
    The Halls of Ivy featured Ronald Colman as William Todhunter Hall, the president of small, Midwestern Ivy College, and Benita Hume as his wife, Victoria, a former British musical comedy star who sometimes feels the tug of her former profession, and followed their interactions with students, friends, and college trustees. Others in See more...
  • The Harold Peary Show
    The Harold Peary Show
    Category: Comedy
    38 Episodes
    When Harold Peary left The Great Gildersleeve in 1950, everyone seemed satisfied with the way Willard Waterman filled the role. Everyone but Peary, that is, so he recreated Gildy on a new network as Honest Harold. 38 old time radio show recordings See more...
  • The Jack Benny Program
    The Jack Benny Program
    Category: Comedy
    140 Episodes
    ***********SOME SHOWS SOUND QUALITY NOT GOOD******** Jack Benny first appeared on radio as a guest of Ed Sullivan in 1932. He was then given his own show later that year, with Canada Dry Ginger Ale as a sponsor --The Canada Dry Program, beginning May 2, 1932, on the NBC Blue Network and continuing there for six months until Octobe See more...
  • The Life of Riley
    The Life of Riley
    Category: Comedy
    132 Episodes
    The Life of Riley starring William Bendix as lovable, blundering, Chester A. Riley, was a radio situation comedy broadcast during and after wartime 40s. Because of its overwhelming radio popularity, Riley graduated as easily to a 1949 feature film, as it did to 1950s television. Also, in 1958, it hit the newsstands, when Dell Comi See more...
  • The Magic Island
    The Magic Island
    Category: Kids & Family
    0 Episodes
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  • The Man Called X
    The Man Called X
    Category: Drama
    93 Episodes
    Herbert Marshall had the lead role of agent Ken Thurston/"Mr. X" who took on dangerous cases in a variety of exotic locations. Leon Belasco played Mr. X's comedic sidekick, Pegon Zellschmidt, who always turned up in remote parts of the world because he had a "cousin" there. Pegon would annoy and help Mr. X See more...
  • The Marriage
    The Marriage
    Category: Drama
    24 Episodes
    The Marriage was a short-lived radio series which starred Hume Cronyn and Jessica Tandy. Based on their earlier Broadway play, The Fourposter, the series aired Sunday evenings on NBC at 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time from October 4, 1953, through March 28, 1954. The scripts were mostly written by Ernest Kinoy, and the closing theme was &q See more...
  • The Mel Blanc Show
    The Mel Blanc Show
    Category: Comedy
    42 Episodes
    Mel Blanc's success on The Jack Benny Program led to his own radio show on the CBS Radio Network, The Mel Blanc Show, which ran from September 3, 1946 to June 24, 1947. Blanc played himself as the hapless owner of a fix-it shop, as well as a wide range of comical support characters. Other regular characters were played by Mar See more...
  • The Men from the Ministry
    The Men from the Ministry
    Category: Comedy
    152 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 See more...
  • The Mysterious Traveler
    The Mysterious Traveler
    Category: Drama
    77 Episodes
    Written and directed by Robert Arthur and David Kogan, the radio series was sponsored by Adams Hats. It began on the Mutual Broadcasting System, December 5, 1943, continuing in many different timeslots until September 16, 1952. The lonely sound of a distant locomotive heralded the arrival of the malevolent narrator (portrayed by M See more...
  • The Price of Fear
    The Price of Fear
    Category: Drama
    21 Episodes
    The Price of Fear is a horror/mystery radio serial. The host and star of the show was Vincent Price. This show stands out in Price's radio career as some of the episodes are based on fictional adventures of Vincent Price himself, in which Price plays himself, while others have him merely introducing the macabre tale of the w See more...
  • The Random Jottings of Hinge and Bracket
    The Random Jottings of Hinge and Bracket, which ran for 68 episodes from 1982 to 1989, was scripted by Gerald Frow, and placed the stars in a variety of comedy situations, each episode being introduced from a supposed entry in Dame Hilda's diary. With the death of Daphne Heard in 1983, Maud's mantle was assumed by charac See more...
  • The Saint
    The Saint
    Category: Drama
    85 Episodes
    The Saint was a radio adventure program in the United States that featured a character ("a swashbuckling, devil-may-care Robin Hood type who, in his attempt to help people, remained just one step ahead of the police and crooks—both of whom he combatted") created by author Leslie Charteris. As the program's introduct See more...
  • The Scarlet Pimpernel
    The Scarlet Pimpernel
    Category: Drama
    50 Episodes
    Historical adventure series from the novel (1952 - 53) Produced in London, and first appearing as the summer replacement for The Cavalcade of America, this radio drama is a wonderful recreation of the novel. The role of the Pimpernel is played by the actor Marius Goring, best known as composer Julian Craster in the movie classic, See more...
  • The Sea Hound
    The Sea Hound
    Category: Leisure
    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. T See more...
  • The Sealed Book
    The Sealed Book
    Category: Drama
    26 Episodes
    The Sealed Book was a horror and mystery series aired on Mutual from June to September 1945. Produced by Jock MacGregor, it went on-air for 30 minutes every Sunday evenings, from 10:30pm to 11:00pm. Philip Clarke was the show’s host, while David Kogan and Robert Arthur Jr. were the scriptwriters. See more...
  • The Secrets of Scotland Yard
    The Secrets of Scotland Yard
    Category: Drama
    18 Episodes
    The Secrets of Scotland Yard was a successful crime drama series, initially airing internationally between 1949 and 1951. Selected episodes finally came to a US radio network for a brief run much later in 1957 over the Mutual Broadcasting System. The series boasted well over 100 episodes, one of which, "The Bone From A Voice See more...
  • The Shadow
    The Shadow
    Category: Drama
    199 Episodes
    The Shadow is the name of a collection of serialized dramas, originally in 1930s pulp novels, and then in a wide variety of media, and it is also used to refer to the character featured in The Shadow media. One of the most famous adventure heroes of the 20th century United States, the Shadow has been featured on the radio, in a lo See more...
  • The Shadow of Fu Manchu
    The Shadow of Fu Manchu
    Category: Leisure
    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. See more...
  • The Stories of Sherlock Holmes
    The Stories of Sherlock Holmes
    Category: Drama
    16 Episodes
    The Stories of Sherlock Holmes was a South African radio show series of 50 episodes, produced by Michael Silver and aired on Springbok Radio (Johannesburg, South Africa), starring Graham Armitage as Sherlock Holmes and Kerry Jordan as Dr. Watson. The episodes were around 20-30 minutes each and broadcasted on Sunday evenings at 6 p See more...
  • The Weird Circle
    The Weird Circle
    Category: Drama
    78 Episodes
    The Weird Circle was a syndicated series produced in New York and licensed by Mutual, and later, NBC's Red network (Digital Deli Too). For two seasons, it cranked out 39 shows (78 total) consisting mostly of radio adaptations of classic horror stories. The production values were adequate, but nothing to get excited about. Not See more...
  • The Whistler
    The Whistler
    Category: Drama
    385 Episodes
    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 commen See more...
  • The Zero Hour
    The Zero Hour
    Category: Drama
    130 Episodes
    The Zero Hour (aka Hollywood Radio Theater) was a 1973–74 American radio drama anthology series hosted by Rod Serling. With tales of mystery, adventure and suspense, the program was broadcast for two seasons. Some of the scripts were written by Serling. Originally placed into syndication on September 3, 1973, the series was picked See more...
  • This Is Your FBI
    This Is Your FBI
    Category: Drama
    302 Episodes
    This Is Your FBI is a radio crime drama broadcast in the United States on ABC from April 6, 1945, to January 30, 1953, for a total of 409 shows. FBI chief J. Edgar Hoover gave it his endorsement, calling it "the finest dramatic program on the air". Producer-director Jerry Devine was given access to FBI files by Hoover, See more...
  • True Detective Mysteries
    True Detective Mysteries
    Category: Drama
    25 Episodes
    One of the swiftness radio series, the True Detective Mysteries program broadcast over CBS every Thursday evening, owes much of its popularity to the action which takes place in the studio. Reproducing as it does true stories of various police cases, it is often impossible to go into every detail of the story, and so far no one ha See more...
  • Unit 99
    Unit 99
    Category: Drama
    11 Episodes
    The show was an ABC net origination, AFRTS rebroadcast which was first aired on August 23, 1957 and known to have lasted until June 13, 1958. Tony Kester was the director. James B. Hicks (Chief of Sacramento Police) was the host and Dan Meredith was the sergeant on duty. See more...
  • Voyage of the Scarlet Queen
    Voyage of the Scarlet Queen
    Category: Drama
    35 Episodes
    Voyage of the Scarlet Queen was a radio drama portraying the adventures of the 78-foot ketch Scarlet Queen in the South Pacific. It was broadcast on Mutual from 3 July 1947 to 14 February 1948. Each episode opens with an entry from the ship's log, such as: "Log entry, the ketch Scarlet Queen, Philip Kearney, master. Pos See more...
  • Whispering Streets
    Whispering Streets
    Category: Drama
    39 Episodes
    Whispering Streets was a romantic soap opera/drama that picked up where it left off the previous week. The minor character of the week would narrate and leave you to wonder which minor character would be the major character the next week. The show had a slew of famous narrators over their run, such as Cathy Lewis, Ann Seymour Bett See more...
  • Wild Bill Hickok
    Wild Bill Hickok
    Category: Drama
    257 Episodes
    Wild Bill rode "Buckshot," and Jingles rode "Joker." Guy Madison played Marshal Wild Bill Hickok on radio and TV, with Andy Devine as Jingles. Hollywood actors did the bad guys and townsfolk. Charlie Lion did the announcing, and was "Panhandle Jim" for the Corn Pops commercials. See more...
  • Witch's Tale
    Witch's Tale
    Category: Drama
    41 Episodes
    The Witch's Tale was a horror-fantasy radio series which aired from May 21, 1931, to June 13, 1938, on WOR, the Mutual Radio Network, and in syndication. The program was created, written, and directed by Alonzo Deen Cole (February 22, 1897, St. Paul, Minnesota - April 7, 1971). Cole's spooky show was hosted by Old Nancy, See more...
  • Words At War
    Words At War
    Category: Drama
    89 Episodes
    In 1943, the United States Office of War Information (OWI), in cooperation with The Council on Books in Wartime, and the National Broadcasting Company combined to suggest a Radio program dramatisation some of the more important of these books. Words At WarThe Council on Books in Wartime was a non-profit organization founded in th See more...
  • X Minus One
    X Minus One
    Category: Science Fiction
    52 Episodes
    X minus one was effectively the return of Dimension X, and although the opening sequence was revamped and the announcer became Fred Collins, the stories were still as bizarre and intriguing as its predecessor. The first X minus one shows used scripts from Dimension X, but soon created new shows, employing the talents of many great See more...
  • Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar
    Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar
    Category: Drama
    714 Episodes
    Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar was a radio drama that aired on CBS Radio from February 18, 1949 to September 30, 1962. The first several seasons imagined protagonist Johnny Dollar as a standard private investigator drama. See more...