"Elementary my dear Watson!"

Discussion in 'Radio' started by Frankie Lamb, Jun 12, 2009.

  1. Frankie Lamb

    Frankie Lamb One of the Regulars

    Messages:
    139
    Location:
    Los Angeles
    One of my favorite things to do ( I guess I'm just easy to please ) is to listen to old radio programs in my car as a wander about with no particular destination in mind. I have several thousand old radio programs on MP3 CD's.
    Lately I've been listening to the old radio shows of Sherlock Holmes mysteries.
    Many of the later ones featured Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce, but the earlier ones were with two other men whose name I can't recall at the moment. In my opinion BR and NB are the definitive Holmes and Watson, however, the other fellows who did the earlier shows were quite good, especially the one who played Holmes. He had the same inflections and manner as BR.
    Here in the L.A. area it's been cloudy and overcast for the past week, not unlike London's weather, and it lent a certain feeling of being in Jolly Old England as I drove about the green countryside whilst Holmes urged Watson on with the inevitable, "Quickly Watson, the game is afoot!"
    I must remember to wear my Bowler the next time I'm out on a drive.
    Frankie L.
     
  2. JennyLou

    JennyLou Practically Family

    Messages:
    689
    Location:
    La Puente, Ca
    Hey Frankie Lamb. I use to love listening to otr while I drove also, but I don't have a lot of them on my ipod and I got tired of listening to the same ones.
     
  3. Shangas

    Shangas I'll Lock Up

    Messages:
    6,111
    Location:
    Melbourne, Australia
    I am a *BIG* fan of OTR. It's a wonderful form of entertainment. And I am an avid Holmesian. I have about...lord...probably 100 (or about there) OTR Holmes episodes, from the 1930s to the 1950s, in my collection, on my computer.
     
  4. I have a few episodes of "Hercule Poirot" in New York from the 1940's and also Agatha Christie's ABC Murders staring Charles Laughton, they are still quite engaging 70 years on, However, knowing M.Poirots love of Art Deco I cant really believe he would ask for a Louis X111 style Apartment at a posh Manhattan hotel!
     
  5. lindylady

    lindylady A-List Customer

    Messages:
    383
    Location:
    Georgia
    This sounds good! I am an avid reader of the Sherlock Holmes mysteries, and I didn't even know that you could find otr programs of Sherlock online :eusa_doh: . Can anyone provide a link?
     
  6. Wally_Hood

    Wally_Hood One Too Many

    Messages:
    1,773
    Location:
    Screwy, bally hooey Hollywood
  7. Shangas

    Shangas I'll Lock Up

    Messages:
    6,111
    Location:
    Melbourne, Australia
    I'm a big Sherlock Holmes fan.

    I have the entire Rathbone & Bruce radio series and the entire Conway & Bruce series (as well as several other OTR shows, Holmes related and not.)

    Happy to help with acquiring OTR episodes. Just PM me.
     
  8. bobalooba

    bobalooba One of the Regulars

    Messages:
    275
    Location:
    near seattle
    I loved all the old mystery otr, my favorites are "yours truly, johny dollar" and "philo Vance"

    Sadly though my old computer went Kaput and I haven't reloaded just because I haven't gotten around to it.
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.