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 Post subject: Re: Favorite Radio Detective?
PostPosted: Aug Fri 31, 2018 6:45 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Favorite Radio Detective?
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My favorites are Holmes and Watson played by Sir Ralph Richardson and Sir John Gielguld. They often seemed to be having fun solving a mystery.


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 Post subject: Re: Favorite Radio Detective?
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Johnny Dollar is surprisingly good with Bob Bailey. It sounds improbable, an Insurance fraud investigator, but he has a good voice for radio and the episodes are varied and it somehow works.

Jack Webb is (of course) the best. Everyone knows Dragnet, but earlier shows like Jeff Regan and especially, Pat Novak for Hire - are stupendously bad, so bad it's fun to listen to. "Her voice was sticky and sweet, like a furnace full of marshmallows." Every episode is full of stuff like that.

Sherlock Holmes is pretty good, but only the episodes starring Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce, as God intended.

I also like the Sidney Greenstreet and Harry Bartel characterization of Nero Wolfe and Archie Goodwin.


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 Post subject: Re: Favorite Radio Detective?
PostPosted: Nov Mon 19, 2018 2:54 pm 
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Ted wrote:
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Sherlock Holmes is pretty good, but only the episodes starring Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce, as God intended.......

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I prefer the early episodes in the Rathbone-Bruce series,based directly on the Conana Doyle stories.Too bad so few of them still exist.Many of the later ones written by Edith Meiser are pretty bad.


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