Monthly Archives: February 2007

Radio Detective Story Hour Episode 87 – Nero Wolfe

This week begins a multi-podcast look at Rex Stout’s Archie Goodwin character as portrayed on radio. While the podcast will feature episodes from Nero Wolfe, the focus will be on the differences between the actors who portrayed Archie Goodwin on the series. This week’s begins with veteran radio actor John Gibson who portrayed Archie while Santos Ortega portrayed Wolfe in… (more…)

Radio Detective Story Hour Episode 86 – Man From Homicide

An episode from a well-written, but rarely found series about detective Lieutenant Dana of the Homicide Bureau. Starred Dan Duryea (right) as Dana, this series was very short-lived – four months. Only three episodes are known to exist of this rare series. Music under is Roy Eldridge. Podcast: Download | Embed

Radio Detective Story Hour Episode 85 – Gunsmoke Redux

Our final look at Gunsmoke as detective serial. This is from the regular run of Gunsmoke in 1952 starring William Conrad (right). I’ll look at how it shares some elements of the detective genre. Podcast: Download | Embed

Radio Detective Story Hour Episode 84 – Gunsmoke

Gunsmoke? A detective show? This week, a look at how Gunsmoke was first conceived as a hard boiled western detective series. A little history on the beginnings of the concept and an audition recording by two writers of hardboiled radio detective stories – Mort Fine and David Friedkin. This audition starred Rye Billsbury (later Michael Rye) as “Mark Dillon.” Podcast:… (more…)