Monthly Archives: October 2006

Radio Detective Story Hour Episode 70 – Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar #3

We’re now at part 3 of our look at Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar. This week I’ll focus on the portrayal of the detective by actor Edmond O’Brien. This run of the series takes on a much darker less whimsical tone as created by the new producer Jaime De Valle. Podcast: Download | EmbedLike this:Like Loading…

Radio Detective Story Hour Episode 69 – Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar #2

Continuing the look at the history of Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar. I’ll be looking at the first serial Johnny Dollar – actor Charles Russell (right) and how he approached the character. I’ll also look at how he differed from Dick Powell’s portrayal that was heard in the previous podcast. Music under is “Evansessence” by Anne Farnsworth from the Podshow Music… (more…)

Radio Detective Story Hour Episode 68 – Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar #1

This week the start of a series looking at the history of Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar and how it changed over its 13 year history. This week’s is an audition recording starring Dick Powell as Johnny in an episode that never aired. Podcast: Download | EmbedLike this:Like Loading…

Radio Detective Story Hour Episode 67 – 21st Precinct

Another police procedural radio series besides Dragnet was 21st Precinct. It was in some ways even more straight-forward than Jack Webb’s version. This show looked at the 21st precinct of a New York City borough and the people who lived and died in it. Podcast: Download | EmbedLike this:Like Loading…

Radio Detective Story Hour Episode 66 – The Saint

This week an extensive look at the history of The Saint, aka Simon Templer and its author Leslie Charteris (right). I’ll look at the different media appearances of the series plus snippets of interviews with one of Charteris’ biographers Dick Fiddy. Interview clips come from Geoffrey Richards and the BBC. Music under is “Fantasia” by Duke Ellington. Podcast: Download |… (more…)

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