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What do a Prohibition-era Speak-easy clarinetist, a boys school headmaster who looks like William Shakespeare, a piano player, and a criminologist have in common with tough cops, an assistant DA, private eyes, and defense attorneys? They're all among the forgotten detectives of old time radio.

Join your host Adam Graham and rediscover these long-forgotten programs. Some of them may have aired for years, others for a single Summer, but all have left less than ten episodes behind. Together we'll take a listen to these obscure crime solvers.

Note: This is part of the larger Great Detectives of Old Time Radio podcast.

The Forgotten Detectives of Old Time Radio Adam's Old Time Radio

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    • 4.9 • 22 Ratings

What do a Prohibition-era Speak-easy clarinetist, a boys school headmaster who looks like William Shakespeare, a piano player, and a criminologist have in common with tough cops, an assistant DA, private eyes, and defense attorneys? They're all among the forgotten detectives of old time radio.

Join your host Adam Graham and rediscover these long-forgotten programs. Some of them may have aired for years, others for a single Summer, but all have left less than ten episodes behind. Together we'll take a listen to these obscure crime solvers.

Note: This is part of the larger Great Detectives of Old Time Radio podcast.

    Pete Kelly's Blues: Vera Brand

    Pete Kelly's Blues: Vera Brand

    Original Release Date: June 12, 2012 

    Pete finds himself being forced into marriage with a mobster’s girl. 

    Original Air Date: July 11, 1951 

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    • 34 min
    Pete Kelly's Blues: Gus Trudeau

    Pete Kelly's Blues: Gus Trudeau

    Original Release Date: June 5, 2012

    An old friend of Kelly’s is suspected of murdering a local Kansas City mobster. 

    Original Air Date: July 4, 1951  

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    • 35 min
    Pete Kelly's Blues: Gus Trudeau (Audition)

    Pete Kelly's Blues: Gus Trudeau (Audition)

    Original Release Date: September 8, 2012

    Pete Kelly’s old mentor escapes prison and is tagged for a murder rap. And everyone assumes Pete knows where is.

    Audition Recorded: February 1951

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    • 30 min
    Christopher London: The System-A Code for Murder

    Christopher London: The System-A Code for Murder

    Original Release Date: February 28, 2012

    Christopher London travels from New York to the South of France to solve the murder of a great musician.

    Original Air Date: May 29, 1950

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    • 35 min
    Christopher London: The Terrible Price of Sugar

    Christopher London: The Terrible Price of Sugar

    Original Release Date: February 20, 2012

    Christopher London is hired by a sugar magnate to find out how one of his competitors is massively underselling him. However, London finds the case far more dangerous than he thought.

    Original Air Date: February 26, 1950

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    • 31 min
    Christopher London: The Adventure of the Emerald Ring

    Christopher London: The Adventure of the Emerald Ring

    Release Date: February 14, 2012

    Christopher London is hired to find a missing heiress.

    Original Air Date: February 5, 1950

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    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 Ratings

TJ 54321 ,

Another Great Podcast

This is another in the great Old Time Radio podcasts by Adam Graham. This one focuses on minor or forgotten deceptive series from the days of radio. As is the case with everything that Adam produces, each episode is well curates and worth the listen.

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