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Classic Radio Theater for February 2, 2021 Hour 2 - Barrie Craig's Zero Hour

USA Classic Radio Theater

Barrie Craig, Confidential Investigator starring William Gargan, originally broadcast February 2, 1954. Zero Hour. Also Calling All Detectives, originally broadcast October 25, 1948, Prize fighter hires Jerry to cure him of superstitions.

49mins

2 Feb 2021

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Episode 422 – Hard-Boiled Heroics (Philip Marlowe, Pat Novak, & Barrie Craig)

Down These Mean Streets (Old Time Radio Detectives)

Two-fisted action, tough guy narration, dangerous dames - the hard-boiled detective shows of the golden age of radio had it all. We'll hear three of those gumshoes in radio mysteries. First, Gerald Mohr is Philip Marlowe in "The Lady Killer" (originally aired on CBS on August 20, 1949). Then, Jack Webb stars as Pat Novak For Hire in "Fleet Lady" (originally aired on ABC on March 6, 1949). Finally, William Gargan plays Barrie Craig, Confidential Investigator in "Crimson Queen" (originally aired on NBC on January 4, 1953).

1hr 37mins

31 Jan 2021

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Barrie Craig and Johnny Dollar

Case Closed! (old time radio)

https://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/archive.org/download/rr32020/CaseClosed708.mp3 Case Closed begins with Barrie Craig, Confidential Investigator this week. We’ll hear the September 7, 1954, broadcast titled, Ghosts Don’t Die In Bed. (30:22) Our second story is The Unholy Two Matter, from Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar. That episode originally aired January 10, 1960. Download CaseClosed708 Case Closed is made possible by your support. If you’re able to help, visit donate.relicradio.com for more information. Thank you!

7 Oct 2020

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Episode 394 – Discreet Detection (Barrie Craig, Confidential Investigator)

Down These Mean Streets (Old Time Radio Detectives)

William Gargan played several cops on screen and the radio, but his most famous role may have been Barrie Craig, the sardonic New York shamus who qupped his way through cases for five years on the air. We'll hear Gargan in a pair of mysteries, beginning with "Zero Hour" (originally aired on NBC on February 2, 1954). Then we'll hear "Mid-Summer Lunacy" (originally aired on NBC on August 17, 1954).

1hr 7mins

19 Jul 2020

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Barrie Craig and Michael Shayne

Case Closed! (old time radio)

https://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/archive.org/download/rr32020/CaseClosed694.mp3 Case Closed begins with Barrie Craig, Confidential Investigator and his story from October 24, 1951, Microfilm In The Fishtank. (30:00) Our second story comes from The Adventures Of Michael Shayne. Here’s The Newton Murder Case, from April 2, 1945. Download CaseClosed694 Escape into the golden age! Case Closed is made possible by your support. If you’re able to help, visit donate.relicradio.com for more information. Thank you!

1 Jul 2020

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WGN Radio Theatre #472: Barrie Craig, Confidential Investigator, Kraft Music Hall, The Mysterious Traveler, Bold Venture, Mr. and Mrs. Blandings, Sherlock Holmes, The Columbia Workshop & The Bill Stern Sports Newsreel (PART 1)

WGN Radio Theatre

Carl Amari and Lisa Wolf are bringing you 5 of the best hours from the Golden Age of Radio on the WGN Radio Theatre for June 6th, 2020. First up we have “Barrie Craig, Confidential Investigator: Long Way Home” starring: William Gargan; (07-08-52). Next up is a classic episode from “Kraft Music Hall” starring Bing Crosby & Bob Hope; (04-13-44). Our third episode is “The Mysterious Traveler: Queen of the Cats” starring: Maurice Tarplin; (07-02-44). “Bold Venture: A Bullet for Shannon” starring: Humphery Bogart & Lauren Bacall (04-16-51). Following Bold Venture is “Mr. and Mrs. Blandings: Child Psychology” starring: Cary Grant & Betsy Drake; (04-29-51). Next we have “Sherlock Holmes: Singular Affair of the Egyptian Curse” starring: Tom Conway & Nigel Bruce; (03-10-47). In hour 5 we have “The Columbia Workshop: Just a Plain Blue Suit” starring: Larry Haines; (02-16-46). Lastly, a classic episode from “The Bill Stern Sports Newsreel” with special guest, Gene Autry; (10-10-47). PT 1: https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3764703/3764703_2020-06-09-161703.64kmono.mp3

9 Jun 2020

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WGN Radio Theatre #472: Barrie Craig, Confidential Investigator, Kraft Music Hall, The Mysterious Traveler, Bold Venture, Mr. and Mrs. Blandings, Sherlock Holmes, The Columbia Workshop & The Bill Stern Sports Newsreel (PART 2)

WGN Radio Theatre

Carl Amari and Lisa Wolf are bringing you 5 of the best hours from the Golden Age of Radio on the WGN Radio Theatre for June 6th, 2020. First up we have “Barrie Craig, Confidential Investigator: Long Way Home” starring: William Gargan; (07-08-52). Next up is a classic episode from “Kraft Music Hall” starring Bing Crosby & Bob Hope; (04-13-44). Our third episode is “The Mysterious Traveler: Queen of the Cats” starring: Maurice Tarplin; (07-02-44). “Bold Venture: A Bullet for Shannon” starring: Humphery Bogart & Lauren Bacall (04-16-51). Following Bold Venture is “Mr. and Mrs. Blandings: Child Psychology” starring: Cary Grant & Betsy Drake; (04-29-51). Next we have “Sherlock Holmes: Singular Affair of the Egyptian Curse” starring: Tom Conway & Nigel Bruce; (03-10-47). In hour 5 we have “The Columbia Workshop: Just a Plain Blue Suit” starring: Larry Haines; (02-16-46). Lastly, a classic episode from “The Bill Stern Sports Newsreel” with special guest, Gene Autry; (10-10-47). PT 2: https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3764704/3764704_2020-06-09-164304.64kmono.mp3

9 Jun 2020

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This Is Your FBI and Barrie Craig

Case Closed! (old time radio)

https://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/archive.org/download/rr12020/CaseClosed677.mp3 We begin our hour of Case Closed with The Dark Journey, the October 20, 1950, broadcast from This Is Your FBI. (30:16) Barrie Craig, Confidential Investigator comes in second with his story from February 9, 1955, Nobody Lives There Anymore. Download CaseClosed677

4 Mar 2020

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Barrie Craig and Calling All Cars

Case Closed! (old time radio)

https://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/archive.org/download/rr12020/CaseClosed661.mp3 Barrie Craig, Confidential Investigator opens this week’s Case Closed with his story, Kitchens Come With Knives. That one aired September 22, 1953. Then, Calling All Cars brings us Murder In Room 9, their episode from November 5, 1936. Download CaseClosed661

13 Nov 2019

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Barrie Craig and The Thin Man

Case Closed! (old time radio)

http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/archive.org/download/rr12019/CaseClosed625.mp3 Barrie Craig, Confidential Investigator is first on this week’s Case Closed with his story, Fog Over Murder. That episode aired October 13, 1953. The Adventures Of The Thin Man follows with The Strange Case Of Professor Wainger, which aired sometime in 1942. Download CaseClosed625

6 Mar 2019

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