20th Century Radio
Boston Blackie is a fictional character created by author Jack Boyle (born before 1880; died circa 1928). Originally a jewel thief and safecracker in Boyle's novels, he became a detective in adaptations for films, radio and television.
The Have Gun — Will Travel radio show was an American Western show that broadcast 106 episodes on CBS between November 23, 1958, and November 22, 1960.
The Adventures of Frank Race was an American radio adventure serial syndicated by Bruce Eells Productions. The 30-minute program's first East Coast broadcast was 1949, and the show ran 43 episodes. Frank Race mainly investigated international...
The Adventures of Sam Spade was a radio series based loosely on the private detective character Sam Spade, created by writer Dashiell Hammett for The Maltese Falcon. The show ran for 13 episodes on ABC in 1946, for 157 episodes on CBS in 1946-1949,...
Originally aired October 31, 1951 Barry Craig, Confidential Investigator is one of the few detective radio series that had separate versions of it broadcast from both coasts.
Bold Venture was a 1951-1952 syndicated radio series starring Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall. It featured adventure, intrigue, mystery and romance in the sultry settings of tropical Havana and the mysterious islands of the Caribbean.
Box 13 was a syndicated radio series about the escapades of newspaperman-turned-mystery novelist Dan Holliday, played by film star Alan Ladd. To seek out new ideas for his fiction, Holliday ran a classified ad in the Star-Times newspaper where he...
Broadway Is My Beat, a radio crime drama, ran on CBS from February 27, 1949 to August 1, 1954. The story revolved around a hardened New York City policeman who worked the homicide devision.
Candy Matson was a radio program on NBC which aired from March 1949 to May 1951. It centered on Candy Matson, a private investigator with a wry sense of humor. The program was notable for having a strong female character as well as a veiled gay...
The adventures of Casey, Crack Photographer for The Morning Express were told in this old time radio series.
CBS Radio Mystery Theater was a dramatic series that aired nightly on the CBS Radio Network from January 6, 1974 through December 31, 1982. There were 1399 programs and counting repeats, the program was aired 2969 times.
The program was an adventure series about Sergeant William Preston of the Northwest Mounted Police and his lead sled dog, Yukon King, as they fought evildoers in the Northern wilderness during the Gold Rush of the 1890s.
Counterspy was an espionage drama radio series that aired on the NBC Blue Network (later the ABC) and Mutual from May 18, 1942 to November 29, 1957.David Harding (Don MacLaughlin) was the chief of the United States Counterspies, a unit engaged during...