The Big List of Detective Shows

I get asked a lot about what shows we’re going to play as replacements in the line up become necessary, so I decided to make a list of the shows I would like to do, the shows I’m not going to do and those I’m not sure about. If there’s another detective show that’s not on the list, please leave it in the comments or call the show at 208-991-GR8D (4783).

The only shows that I will consider are either American made shows or shows made for American syndication that were produced before February 15, 1972.

The most up to date version of this list will be kept here.

Already Done or Doing:

Box 13

Pat Novak for Hire

Johnny Madero

Jeff Regan

Let George Do It

Sherlock Holmes

Yours Truly Johnny Dollar


Adventures of Ellery Queen

Adventures of the Abbotts

Amazing Mr. Malone/Murder and Mr. Malone

Barrie Craig

Big Guy

Boston Blackie

Broadway is My Beat

Candy Matson

Casebook of Gregory Hood

Charlie Chan

Defense Attorney

The Falcon

Father Brown

The Fat Man

Frank Race

Hercule Poirot

I Deal in Crime

Inspector Thorne

Johnny Fletcher

Martin Kane

Matthew Slade

Michael Shayne

Miss Pinkerton

Mr. and Mrs. North (Frost-Curtain Version)

Mystery is My Hobby

Nero Wolfe

Nick Carter


Pete Kelly’s Blues

Philip Marlowe


Philo Vance (NBC Version)

Richard Diamond

Rogue’s Gallery

The Saint

Tales of Fatima

Thin Man

Probably Yes:

Sam Spade


Adventures by Morse

Detectives Black and Blue

I Love a Mystery

I Love Adventure

Jonathan Brixton (aka Attorney for the Defense.)

Mr. and Mrs. North (Briton and Denning version)

Philo Vance (Ziv Transcription)

Need to hear more episodes to make up my mind:

Adventures of Christopher London

Big Town

Bulldog Drummond

Heathstone of the Death Squad

Call the Police

Cases of Mr. Ace

Casey, Crime Photographer

Cloak and Dagger

Crime Correspondent

Crime Doctor

Danger Dr. Danfield

Danger with Granger

Dangerous Assignment

Dick Tracy

Dr. Tim Detective

Front Page Farrell

It’s a Crime, Mr. Collins

Miss Sherlock

Mister Chameleon

Mr. District Attorney

Mr. Keen Tracer of Lost Persons

Mr. Moto

Official Detective

The Private Files of Rex Saunders

Results, Inc.

Rocky Jordan

Stand By for Crime

Strange Wills

That Hammer Guy

  3 comments for “The Big List of Detective Shows”

  1. February 19, 2013 at 5:59 am

    I really want to know how come you labeled this posting, “The Big
    List of Detective Shows

  2. Kymm Zuckert
    April 15, 2018 at 1:19 pm

    I wish you’d do Gangbusters. I know it’s more of a cop shop than a detective show, but so is Dragnet. It was such a popular show at the time, and I never hear it anywhere. Perhaps there aren’t a lot of episodes in circulation, but it was on for 21 years, so I can’t imagine that is so. Also, my dad was a regular on it, so that’s my not-so-secret reason for wishing you would play it!

  3. Frank Mackey
    April 25, 2018 at 9:45 am

    Any thoughts on doing the Whistler? Does that not quite fit the mold since he’s not a detective?

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