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Sherlock Holmes

One of Santa's and Mrs. Claus' favorite Old Time Radio show is Sherlock Holmes. The game is afoot! as radio listeners get wrapped up in the twists and turns of their favorite consulting detective, Sherlock Holmes.

Sherlock Holmes

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7:00 p.m.

"Everything comes in circles - even Professor Moriarty It's all been done before, and will be again." So said Holmes, and he was right. Conan Doyle killed Holmes off in disgust, but had to "resurrect" him and continue the tales, as the public knew what they liked, and wanted more of the same!

Sherlock Holmes episodes on radio are often dismissed, as are the many films. Yet for his fans and all lovers of mystery, the swirling London fogs, murder most foul, odd villains and an upper class becoming modern as London's denizens struggle in pitiful poverty means "the game is afoot!" Holmes actually has a long and wonderful history on the radio.

For American radio, the heroine of Holmes on the radio was Edith Meiser, an actress who loved the stories and was convinced they would make great listening. She scripted several Conan Doyle stories and took them around. Meiser entrepreneured a fitting sponsorship for the show herself, and went back to the network triumphantly. Beginning in the early 1930s, she single handed wrote the show for over a dozen years, first working from the Conan Doyle canon, and then continuing to create stories in the spirit of the originals.

A spot of crass commercialism seeped into the old time radio show from the start, as Watson himself, played by various actors, took on the co-host role with a spokesman for G. Washington Tea as a visitor ready to hear a Holmes story. Before a blazing fire with tea always at the brew, Watson reminiscences the great tales between comments on how good the tea is!

In 1955, the transcribed re-ran of the original great Conan Doyle stories with the fine actors Sir John Gielgud as Holmes, and Sir Ralph Richardson as Watson, and in "The Final Problem," Orson Welles as Moriarty. This series is held in high regard by all fans of Holmesiana.

For over one hundred years, these Sherlock Holmes episodes have thrilled and chilled the world. These radio dramatizations are collected from a variety of sources, including fine British ones, and together offer more exciting adventures and more clues to more mysteries than any mere mortal could possibly keep straight. But we have a special man in charge. "My name is Sherlock Holmes. It is my business to know what other people don't know."

The following is a listing of the shows that will be played on WELF-NPC Radio. Each week we will feature a new show from the list under the heading of show listed above. We will continue to rotate through this list until we remove the show from the radio station.

Show Title Originally Aired
The Empty House 10/05/1932
The Three Students 11/02/1932
Murder By Proxy 01/18/1933
Death at Stonehenge 03/15/1933
Jewish Breast Plate 11/11/1934
Lux Radio Theater William Gillette 11/18/1935 Playing this week on WELF-NPC
The Devil's Foot 05/30/1936
Armchair Solution 06/06/1936
The Immortal Sherlock Holmes 09/25/1938
The Bruce Partington Plans 11/06/1939
Wisteria Lodge 12/18/1939
The Three Garridebs 12/29/1939
The Second Stain 01/29/1940
The Golden Pince-nez 02/12/1940
The Reigate Squires 02/26/1940
The Retired Colourman 03/25/1940
The Copper Beeches 10/06/1940
The Boscombe Valley Mystery 12/22/1940
The Hound of the Baskervilles part5 02/09/1941
Shoscombe Old Place 03/09/1941
The Stockbroker's Clerk 11/09/1941
Mystery Of Mrs. Warrens Key 12/07/1941
The Copper Beeches 05/07/1943
The Priory School 07/02/1943
The Greek Interpreter 07/23/1943
Murder In The Waxworks 07/30/1943
Missing Leonardo Da Vinci 08/06/1943
Missing Dancer 08/20/1943
The Cardboard Box 08/27/1943
The Missing Bloodstains 05/15/1944
The Superfluous Pearl 05/22/1944
Book Of Tobit 03/26/1945
Amateur Mendicant Society 04/02/1945
Viennese Stranger 04/09/1945
Notorious Canary Trainer 04/23/1945
Unfortunate Tobacconist 04/30/1945
Purloined Ruby 05/07/1945
In Flanders Field 05/14/1945
The Speckled Band 05/17/1945
Paradol Chamber 05/21/1945
Limping Ghost 09/03/1945
Colonel Warburtons Madness 09/10/1945
Case Of The Out Of Date Murder 09/17/1945
Eyes Of Mr. Leyton 09/24/1945
The Problem of Thor Bridge 10/01/1945
Mystery Of The Vanishing Elephant 10/08/1945
Manor House Case 10/15/1945
Great Gandolfo 10/22/1945
Murder In The Moonlight 10/29/1945
Gunpowder Plot 11/05/1945
The Speckled Band 11/12/1945
Case Of The Double Zero 11/19/1945
Case Of The Accidental Murderess 11/26/1945
Murder In The Casbah 12/03/1945
A Scandal in Bohemia 12/10/1945
Second Generation 12/17/1945
Night Before Christmas 12/24/1945
Strange Case Of The Iron Box 12/31/1945
Strange Case Of The Murderer In Wax 01/07/1946
Murder Beyond The Mountains 01/14/1946
Telltale Pigeon Feathers 01/21/1946
Strange Case Of The Demon Barber 01/28/1946

Other shows playing on WELF-NPC North Pole City Radio:

Rock Music Hour
Standard School Broadcast
Dick Tracy
It's a Fibber Christmas
Land of the Lost
Birdseye Open House
Christmas Detectives
Matinee Theater
Christmas on the Moon
Howdy Doody Time
Jungle Jim
Mark Trail


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Matinee Theater Matinee Theater
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The Birds Eye Open House The Birds Eye Open House
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The Charles Dickens Hour The Charles Dickens Hour
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Little Orphan Annie Little Orphan Annie
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Christmas on the Moon Christmas on the Moon
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The Lone Ranger The Lone Ranger
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Standard School Broadcast Standard School Broadcast
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Superman Radio Show Superman Radio Show
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Dick Tracy Dick Tracy
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Howdy Doody Time Howdy Doody Time
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Land of the Lost Land of the Lost
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Flash Gordon Flash Gordon
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Jungle Jim Jungle Jim
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Mark Trail Mark Trail
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Comic Weekly Man Comic Weekly Man
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Christmas Mystery Christmas Mystery
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Christmas Crime Christmas Crime
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Christmas Detectives Christmas Detectives
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Sherlock Holmes Sherlock Holmes
One of Santa's and Mrs. Claus' favorite Old Time Radio show is Sherlock Holmes. The game is afoot! as radio listeners get wrapped up in the twists and turns of their favorite consulting detective, Sherlock Holmes.
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