Old Time Radio Revives the Brilliant Sherlock Holmes and Watson

There are many old time radio shows that are fun to listen to, but nothing beats a good mystery with the ever impressive Sherlock Holmes and his faithful side kick Dr. Watson.

Two of the most popular actors to ever play these roles were Sir Basil Rathbone as Sherlock Holmes and Nigel Bruce as Dr. Watson. They played these characters in 14 Hollywood films before they took up the [...] Continue Reading…

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The Inner Sanctum Mysteries – Eerie, Suspenseful Shows Straight from the Airwaves

The “Inner Sanctum Mysteries” series, was an eerie old time radio showed that aired from 1947 until 1952. The program was an anthology of suspense and mystery shows. Himan Brown was the creator and producer. It aired on Sunday nights and told a variety of macabre stories about lunatics, murders, gremlins, and ghosts.

The eerie sound of a creaking door with a background of organ music started and ended [...] Continue Reading…

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Even on the Radio – Father Knows Best

Long before Father knew best on television, the “Father Knows Best” old time radio show was airing across the country. The show was created by writer, Ed James. On August 25, 1949, NBC aired the first episode. The show was about an average middle class family in the Midwest. It aired on Thursday evenings and was sponsored by General Foods.

Robert Young played the father, Jim Anderson, an insurance salesman. [...] Continue Reading…

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Charlie Chan – Detective with the Wisdom of the Ancestors

One of the most beloved characters of old time radio was the Chinese-American, Charlie Chan. Chan was a detective on the Honolulu police force though his adventures often took him around the world.

The character of Charlie Chan was created in 1923 by Earl Derr Biggers. As well as a detective, Chan was an avid stamp collector. He was also a devoted family man with fourteen children. His Number One [...] Continue Reading…

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