The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes radio show (1939-1950, United States)

Episode time

30 minutes


Language

English



The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes 1939 reviewThe New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes radio show


Famous Baker Street detective Sherlock Holmes and his faithful companion Doctor John Watson face wide range of criminals in London and other parts of the United Kingdom, wherever the new mystery will draw them. With Holmes’ unique gift of observation and analytic mind they can match anything that is put in front of them.

This wasn’t the first radio adaptation of Arthur Conan Doyle stories, hence the New Adventures bit in the title. Between 1930 and 1936 The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes were broadcasted with Edith Meiser as the scriptwriter, who kept that role for most of The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. In both cases the episodes were adaptations of original Doyle texts, but also scripts written by Meiser.

The short, 30-minutes long, format did not left a lot of space to delve into the depths of the stories, but with surprising twists and kept in original style they were entertaining audience for 11 years with over 200 episodes produced. Also Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce, who played Holmes and Watson in series of films between 1939 and 1946 reprised their roles for radio.









The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes episodes


The Adventure of the Missing Submarine Plans
The Case of the Retired Colourman
The Copper Beeches
The Mystery of Mrs. Warrens Key
The Adventure of the Missing Bloodstains
The Adventure of the Superfluous Pearl
The Book of Tobit
The Amatuer Mendicant Society
The Viennese Strangler
The Notorious Canary Trainer


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Creators of The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes


Arthur Conan Doyle radio shows

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Edith Meiser radio shows

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Denis Green radio shows

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Anthony Boucher radio shows

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Max Ehrlich radio shows

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Cast of The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes


Basil Rathbone radio shows

as Sherlock Holmes

Nigel Bruce radio shows

as Dr. John Watson

Tom Conway radio shows

as Sherlock Holmes

John Stanley radio shows

as Sherlock Holmes

Ben Wright radio shows

as Sherlock Holmes

Alfred Shirley radio shows

as Dr. John Watson



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