The world-famous sleuth is back in this astounding 60-episode collection (many previously believed to have been lost) direct from the original radio broadcasts. Featuring Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce, this collection contains nearly 30 hours of Old Time Radio broadcasting at its best. Digitally remastered from the original broadcast recordings, this amazing set is a true collector's item for Sherlock Holmes fans everywhere!
"Out of order stories, but a good listen"
Vincent Price and Basil Rathbone brilliantly interpret twenty of Edgar Allan Poe's most chilling stories and poems - an unforgettably intense listening experience!
"Excellent performance, poor formatting."
A night of horrors is in store for Sherlock Holmes when he disguises himself as Watson and hides in a wax museum—to catch the killer of ten young girls on Hampstead Heath!
Straight from the airwaves of the '30s and '40s come these digitally re-mastered recordings from the live radio broadcasts featuring the original cast (including performances by Basil Rathbone as Sherlock) as they performed episodes starring the world's most famous sleuth: Sherlock Holmes.
When Dr. Watson plays Santa for a group of young children on Christmas Eve, a simple mistake puts everyone’s life in jeopardy. Can Holmes prevent this tragedy and solve a puzzling crime at the same time?
Holmes must deceive Dr. Watson, Inspector Lestrade and a faceless killer. If Holmes is discovered, his life and the lives of his friends won’t be worth a plug farthing.
The odds were long that two deaths would occur at the gambling casino where Holmes and Watson were spending their holiday. But were they murders—or suicides? A classic mystery for armchair detectives!
"Painful to listen to"
From 1939-1946 Americans gathered around their radio to listen to The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, featuring Basil Rathbone as the high-strung crime solver and Nigel Bruce as his phlegmatic assistant, Dr. Watson. Witty, fast-paced and always surprising, these great radio plays, written by the prolific writing team of Anthony Boucher and Denis Green, are as fresh today as they were then.
"The golden days of radio"
“Ask no more questions, Watson. Keep your wits about you.” A beautiful woman posing as a beggar, and a clandestine organization in a warehouse! Holmes and Watson go back to the scene of a murder and into a deadly trap!
The legends of King Arthur remained one of Tennyson's major interests during his long life. The Idylls of the King is his longest and most ambitious work read here by Basil Rathbone.
"Oh, to be English !!!"
For many longtime fans, Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce will always personify Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson, but it may come as a surprise to even the most devoted Baker Street enthusiast to discover that for one radio season the world's greatest consulting detective was portrayed by actor Tom Cornway, best remembered for playing The Falcon in a series of 1940s films.
Basil Rathbone reads Nathaniel Hawthorne's short story, set in Puritan New England, which addresses one of his common themes: the conflict between good and evil in human nature and, in particular, the problem of public goodness and private wickedness.
"Magnificent story! Exquisite performance!"
Basil Rathbone reads Nathaniel Hawthorne's short story about the minister of a small town who suddenly and without explanation starts to wear a black veil.
"Skips around frequently!"
“I must say, his actions tonight hardly seem the behavior or a sane man!" comments Dr. Watson on the peculiar musings of the babbling butler. Yet this is only the beginning, as Holmes and Watson find themselves drawn into an investigation of not one, but two tragic deaths.
"couldn't finish it even though it's an hour"
Nine spine-chilling stories from Charles Dickens, Edgar Allan Poe, Robert Louis Stevenson, and Jerome K. Jerome, read by Laurence Olivier, Nelson Olmsted, and Basil Rathbone.
"Boring and hard to find the story"
“I think John would be very unhappy in the fourth dimension,” said Mrs. Watson, as she and her husband contemplated investing in the new and mysterious time machine called The Paradol Chamber. An irritated Holmes comes along to see the contraption for himself, and he and Watson take a very unscheduled trip—in the company of a corpse!
Witty, fast-paced and always surprising, these great radio plays, written by the prolific writing team of Anthony Boucher and Denis Green, are as fresh today as they were then, and feature perfect sound, along with nostalgic war-time announcements, original narrations and radio commercials.
For many longtime fans, Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce will always personify Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson, but it may come as a surprise to even the most devoted Baker Street enthusiast to discover that, for one radio season the world's greatest consulting detective was portrayed by actor Tom Cornway, best remembered for playing The Falcon in a series of 1940s films.
A young friend of Dr. Watson’s faces certain death in a duel with Colonel Sebastian Moran. The young man was accused of cheating at cards, but Holmes knows murder is in the making!
"Couldn't finish it even though it's an hour"