Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s detective genius, Sherlock Holmes,
came to NBC radio in 1930 with Richard Gordon playing the legendary sleuth. By
1939 Basil Rathbone was heard as Holmes, with Nigel Bruce as Doctor Watson. The
duo was simultaneously starring in a popular series of Sherlock Holmes features
for Twentieth Century Fox and later for Universal Studios. By the end of the mid-1940s, Rathbone was
eager to separate himself from the radio show to avoid being typecast. Though
the show’s sponsor offered him generous pay to continue, he decided to move on.
Tom Conway then took over the role, with Nigel Bruce
continuing as Watson. Conway and Bruce were replaced in 1947 by John Stanley
and Alfred Shirley. Others to portray Holmes and Watson during the radio
program’s run were George Shelton and Ian Martin and Ben Wright and Eric
Snowden. In 1955 NBC signed heavyweights John Gielgud and Sir Ralph Richardson
to star as Holmes and Watson, but with radio quickly giving way to television, it
lasted only one season. This collection contains twelve amazing Sherlock Holmes
adventures, starring Tom Conway and Nigel Bruce.
Episodes include “The Clue of the Hungry Cat,” “The
Adventure of the Original Hamlet,” “The Singular Affair of the Dying Schoolboys,”
“The Adventure of the Genuine Guarnarius,” “The Adventure of the Sally Martin,”
“The Strange Death of Mrs. Abernetty,” “The Adventure of the Half-Eaten Apple, the
Coptic Compass, and the Unclothed Corpse,” “The Adventure of the Elusive
Emerald,” “The Adventure of the Grand Old Man,” “The Singular Affair of the
White Cockerel,” “The Darlington Substitution Case,” and “The Singular Affair
of the Babbling Butler.” Download and start listening now!