Meet Jarrem Lee, Ghost Hunter (or as he prefers to call it, a psychical detective). With the help of college student Arthur Bennett, he embarks on a series of spine tingling and exciting adventures in the world of the dead.
Episode 1: "The Tollington Hall case" - Sir Frederick Carmichael asks Lee to visit Tollington Hall, where a ghost haunts the attic each night.
Episode 2: "The Ancient Burial Barrow" - A demon is trying to escape from a grave discovered during an archaeological dig.
Episode 03: "Lord Wentworths Statue" - A collector becomes obsessed with a strange statue that becomes more life-like each day.
Episode 04: "Professor Taylor's Final Experiment" - A dying Professor has a plan to cheat death.
©2012 Gareth Tilly (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
These shorts are so much fun to listen to. They stay interesting through out the whole program.
They are great for all to have and enjoy.
Tollington Hall case sets the scene for the rest of the series, introducing characters, methods, and menaces. Brilliant! Ancient Burial Barrow is my favorite. Nothing in the episode is ever scene by Lee and Bennett, only experienced. This is the most subtle way to frighten. Lord Wentworth's statue is pure occult detective at the turn of the century. The episode is delightfully filled with occult references. The final episode is Professor Taylor's Final Experiment. It's a combo of science and occult both H.G. Wells, Thomas Edison, and Jules Verne would've loved. Volume 1 stands alone.
Having listened to a lot of old time radio, I expected to know all the answers and what CRT pulled off with Jarrem Lee had me ready to buy the next volume!
Dandelion Wine, Something Wicked, Captain Blood, Ticonderoga, Jeeves & Wooster. Jarrem Lee establishes the line for Jerry Robbins and CRT in their occult detective shows.
Yup; and again.
I highly enjoyed the dramatic retelling in the old radio play style.
The chilling moments as the investigators realised the truth about Lord Wentworth's infatuation with his new acquisition.
Yes, it was excellent. The character acting and writing easily rendered each character distinguishable from the rest.
I did listen to this in one sitting.
The performances were largely good, very professional - but the lead male playing the young chemist sidekick of Jarrem Lee was a let down. A highly mobile accent and awkward delivery detracted from the overall high quality of the performance. I will still be looking out for more of these shows, but I sincerely hope that experience improves his performance.
Audible is also a big plus for folks in my situation...
This is old time radio fun with modern production quality. Extremely well done with superb voice acting. The story lines are interesting and surprising. Really cannot find any faults with this purchase, especially for such a reasonable price.
I enjoyed this program greatly perfect for a night with nothing better to watch or listen to. I do wish the stories were a but more intensive but overall I enjoyed everything about it especially for the price get it for some old fashioned radio fun
The voice acting and script writing. These shows are incredibly well acted. You actually believe Lee and Bennett are about to do battle with demonic and paranormal forces. The writing is top notch. The stories are immensely enjoyable and feel authentic, from the listing of the occult tomes, the talismans, herbs of protection etc. it feels like I am a 1900s occult investigator!
Yes, very much so! I was in constant suspense waiting for the conclusion and climax of how Lee and Bennett would solve their current investigation.
Jerry Robbins is just amazing as Jerram Lee. His delivery is near perfect, especially with Lee's first introduction to Bennett in the Tollington Hall Case. David Allie (not sure of the spelling) was excellent as the sidekick Bennett. The rest of the players all did phenomenal acting as well.
I certainly chuckled at some of the lighter exchanges between Lee and Bennett and was certainly cheering for them as well!
The stories are thin, the story-telling skeletal, and the performances do nothing to put meat on these bones.
I know the tradition these tales are playing off of, and they'd benefit greatly from attending more closely to the craftsmanship of that model.
I doubt I'll try another of the Jerrem Lee Ghost Hunter stories, but I'd give another Colonial Radio Players production a shot.
I have listened to other Colonial Radio Theater performances, including the Perry Mason series, which I enjoyed. But I had hard time following the plots here because the horrible, horrible British accents were too distracting. My advice: sample the audio before you purchase.
"A Gem of a Find"
I'm a big fan of The Colonial Radio Players, especially the Father Brown series. I had never heard of Jarrem Lee- Ghost Hunter before and really liked this. Will download the whole series. And yes, I know the English accents are a bit dodgy, sometimes a bit Dick Van Dyke in places but as an English person this makes me laugh and is part of the appeal !
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