Tag Archives: Conan Doyle

Radio Detective Story Hour Episode 191 – Philo Vance Genre Pt. 4

In looking at the development of the American detective genre reflected through Radio Drama, we are now into the early 20th century. Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes has begun to affect many of these early fictional detectives in the rise of the “deductive” detective. ¬†American detective fiction writers including S.S. Van Dine are finding their own detectives are models of the… (more…)

Radio Detective Story Hour Episode 126 – The Lost Special

A year and a half ago, I featured a radio version of Arthur Conan Doyle’s short story, “The Lost Special” which aired over Escape in 1949. At that time, the Suspense version starring Orson Welles was considered lost. Recently, the audio for that 1943 Suspense version has surfaced thanks to Randy Riddle. And so, I am taking another look at… (more…)