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The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (radio 1939-1946)

From The Arthur Conan Doyle Encyclopedia

Ad in The Birmingham News (2 october 1939, p. 11)

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes is an American radio series broadcasted on NBC network from 2 october 1939 to 27 may 1946, starring Basil Rathbone as Sherlock Holmes, Nigel Bruce as Dr. Watson (replaced by Eric Snowden and Joseph Kearns) and Louis Hector as Professor Moriarty.

From october 1943, the show has been renamed : The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.

  • Announcers : Knox Manning (seasons 1-5), Harry Bartell (6)
  • Writers : Edith Meiser (1-5); Denis Green & Anthony Boucher (6)
  • Producers : Harold Kemp (1, 4, 5 & 6), Tom McKnight (2 & 3)
  • Music : Lou Coslowe (1-5), Dean Fosler (6)
  • Sponsors : Bromo Quinine (1-3), Petri Wine (4-6)



The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

Season 1

Ad in The Des Moines Register (2 october 1939, p. 11)

WJZ-NBC (NBC Blue) on Mondays 8.30-9pm

1939

1940


Season 2

WJZ-NBC (NBC Blue) on Sundays 8.30-9pm

1941


Season 3

WEAF-NBC / Blue on Sundays 10.30-11pm

1942


Season 4

WOR-MBS (The Mutual Network) on Fridays 8.30-8.55pm

1943


The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

Season 5

Ad in The Philadelphia Inquirer (15 october 1943, p. 25)

WOR-MBS (The Mutual Network) on Mondays 8.30-9pm

1944

1945


Season 6

WOR-MBS (The Mutual Network) on Mondays 8.30-9pm

1946






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