Month: June 2012

EP0694: Sherlock Holmes: The Bruce Partington Plans

Sherlock Holmes tries to solve the death of a young government official and recover stolen submarine twins.

Original Air Date: September 26, 1948

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EP0693: Let George Do It: The Noose Hangs High

Bob Bailey
George is hired by a newspaper man to investigate two eccentric brothers who have lived alone in a house since their friend committed suicide and they were wrongfully charged with his murder.

Original Air Date: April 16, 1951

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EP0692: Pete Kelly’s Blues: Hot Letters

Jack Webb

Some mugs plant a letter on Pete Kelly,  but when a gunman takes a shot at Kelly, an altar boy dies in the crossfire.

Original Air Date: July 25, 1951

 

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Jimmy Durante and Al Jolson on Cell Phones

Some folks are keeping the golden age of entertainment alive. Enter Al Jolson impersonator Rick Rogers and Jimmy Durante impersonator Brad Kay. In these two videos they perform a Durante and Jolson song from a radio episode of Kraft Music Hall.  They then imagine what the two great entertainers might have sung about a modern plague-cell phones.

You can skip the first 3 minutes of the first video (which is getting the stage set) and skip right into “Jimmy” and “Jolson” recreating radio magic. While no one would mistake these guys for the original, they do capture their spirits:

 

EP0691: Barrie Craig: Never Murder a Mummy

William Gargan

A mummy sent to Craig’s office sets him on the trail of a very modern murder.

Original Air Date: March 30, 1955

 

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