Welcome back to another new year of the Radio Detective Story Hour now beginning ten years.
As promised from the previous podcast, I am presenting a rarely heard audition of what became a three-year radio police procedural called The Line-Up. This audition is identified in the drama as Police Line-Up though that was a working title. The series was one of the best procedurals on radio and I would place it up with – and possibly above – Dragnet, which, while I like it, is almost too dry. The Line-Up had more drama over its run than Dragnet did.
The starring role was held by Bill Johnstone (seen on the left) who for a while portrayed the Shadow in the eponymous series. While Joseph Kearns is heard in the audition (and he is very good), Wally Maher appeared for the first year or so in the actual series as Sgt. Matt Greb.
Music under is the Sonny Stitt Quartet performing “I’ll Be Seeing You.”