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3918474_1.jpg The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes was an old-time radio show which aired in the USA from October 2, 1939 to July 7, 1947. Originally, the show starred Basil Rathbone as Sherlock Holmes and Nigel Bruce as Dr. Watson. Together, they starred in 220 episodes which aired weekly on Mondays from 8:30 to 9:00pm. Bromo Quinine sponsored some of the earlier programs on the NBC Blue Network and for a period Parker Pen was the sponsor. The show first aired on the Blue Network but later moved to the Mutual Broadcasting System.

Basil Rathbone's last episode as the famous detective was "The Singular Affair of the Baconian Cipher." He was eager to separate himself from the cast type of Holmes, and even though the show's sponsor Petri Wine offered him generous pay to continue, he decided to move on. Once he did, the sponsor did as well, and Tom Conway took the starring role, though Nigel Bruce got top billing and was always announced first. The new sponsor was Kreml Hair Tonic for Men, and the new series only lasted 39 episodes.

With Rathbone and Bruce, the show exhibited an interesting introduction. The sponsor's spokesman would show up weekly at Dr. Watson's house (then retired and living in California), and share a story about Sherlock Holmes and his adventures over a glass of Petri wine. This offered them the chance to sometimes bring in other characters to contribute to the story, and also gave Watson a chance to summarize or add additional tidbits at the end. Another interesting thing about this radio shows introductions was Watson's anecdotes and comments about his dogs usually referred to as the "Puppies".
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    Nice post… but these are permanently available from
    archive.org/det…otr

    Along with a great many others, Gunsmoke is a particular favourite of mine.
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    BabaORiley10/04/2022 14:25

    Rathbone and Bruce are my faves in sherlock holmes


    Yes He Was Excellent . I Also Love Jeremy Brett. Cushing Was Good As Well.

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    Rathbone and Bruce are my faves in sherlock holmes
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    BabaORiley10/04/2022 14:25

    Rathbone and Bruce are my faves in sherlock holmes


    Yep especially their Hound of the Baskervilles
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    Used to like watching the Rathbone films as a kid on BBC Two early evenings back in the early 80's. But Jeremy Brett is the definitive Holmes for me, outstanding.
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    Boz10/04/2022 14:28

    Yes He Was Excellent . I Also Love Jeremy Brett. Cushing Was Good As Well. …Yes He Was Excellent . I Also Love Jeremy Brett. Cushing Was Good As Well. [Image]


    I believe he is the only actor to reach out to the Conan estate to seek approval of his methods...
    To me he is the perfect screen representation and my favourite, Basil a very close second!

    Heat added btw!
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    Wow - a lot of painful American advertising interjections!
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    deleted11592511/04/2022 00:07

    Used to like watching the Rathbone films as a kid on BBC Two early …Used to like watching the Rathbone films as a kid on BBC Two early evenings back in the early 80's. But Jeremy Brett is the definitive Holmes for me, outstanding.


    Yes I agree I prefer Brett as Sherlock. I also consider the portrayal of Dr John Watson in both. The later Brett Holmes series was far more faithful to the original Sir Arthur Conan Doyle stories as well. Watson was certainly never the confounded idiot that the wonderful actor Nigel Bruce was expected to play in the Rathbone versions. Rathbone was also excellent as Holmes, it's a shame that the producers didn't try to keep to the original storylines and characterization. (edited)
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    GDB222211/04/2022 08:19

    There are roughly twice as many episodes on the other website, or is there …There are roughly twice as many episodes on the other website, or is there a second page? You can get quite a lot of Holmes on BBC Sounds, as well. No ads


    Yeah, but they aren't narrated by Basil Rathbone or Nigel Bruce
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    They are all on available on your podcast player so no need to download them, just search Sherlock Holmes.

    Also the best Sherlock Holmes is played by Ronald Howard . The whole tv series (1954) is available on YouTube.
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    Ironman was my favourite
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    Are these always free or are they likely to charge or have charged?
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    Thanks, this is fantastic
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    Gollywood10/04/2022 14:41

    Are these always free or are they likely to charge or have charged?


    Always You Know My Methods Watson (edited)
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    Thanks Boz.. Sherlock..
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    Cheers
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    Boz10/04/2022 15:03

    Always You Know My Methods Watson


    elementary, my dear Boz

    @gollywood , grab them while they're free
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    Thanks
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    Excellent Boz.
    I never knew this site existed.
    This show takes me back years, in a good way
    Thanks for the share (edited)
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    janner4310/04/2022 19:08

    Nice post… but these are permanently available from h …Nice post… but these are permanently available from https://archive.org/details/sherlockholmes_otrAlong with a great many others, Gunsmoke is a particular favourite of mine.



    There are roughly twice as many episodes on the other website, or is there a second page?

    You can get quite a lot of Holmes on BBC Sounds, as well. No ads (edited)
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    When I posted the Jeremy Brett tv series from archive.org my post was moved to the forums. Why is this any different? :

    (Brett the superior Holmes, obviously) (edited)
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    mastablasta11/04/2022 19:58

    They are all on available on your podcast player so no need to download …They are all on available on your podcast player so no need to download them, just search Sherlock Holmes.Also the best Sherlock Holmes is played by Ronald Howard . The whole tv series (1954) is available on YouTube.


    Ronald Howard didn't have the same gravitas and sadly the budget for the set was far too low and it showed in every episode. He also didn't make as many appearances as other actor in the role.
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    Audible has the complete sherlock collection read by stephen fry for 1 token, its about 2.5 days. also jeeves & wooster and blandings

    also play the sherlock drinking game.drink a pint everytime something is described as singular. a shot every time some poor bugger gets 'medicinal' brandy poured into them and a double any time somebody ejaculates. (edited)
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    dangordon12/04/2022 10:40

    Audible has the complete sherlock collection read by stephen fry for 1 …Audible has the complete sherlock collection read by stephen fry for 1 token, its about 2.5 days. also jeeves & wooster and blandingsalso play the sherlock drinking game.drink a pint everytime something is described as singular. a shot every time some poor bugger gets 'medicinal' brandy poured into them and a double any time somebody ejaculates.


    Yes have them. Also really good.
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    FWIW BBC Sounds currently have the full range of Holmes radio productions from 1957- onwards with Carleton Hobbs and Norman Shelley. Not sorted as you'd like but takes only a little effort to find them by year.
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    TerryFen12/04/2022 15:23

    When I posted the Jeremy Brett tv series from archive.org my post was …When I posted the Jeremy Brett tv series from archive.org my post was moved to the forums. Why is this any different? : (Brett the superior Holmes, obviously)


    Good question - the same thing happened to me… but that’s this site for you nowadays. Still useful, but massively over moderated…
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