December 27, 2011
John Stanley as Sherlock Holmes
There have been a number of different actors who brought the great Sherlock Holmes to life over the airways. I have been listening a great deal lately to John Stanley as Sherlock Holmes on the Internet Archive. Like many of the programs, I first heard him on Greg Bell's Old time radio channel (#82) on Sirius/XM.
John Stanley's Sherlock Holmes was a well developed 30 minute program with great production values. Alfred Shirley played Dr. Watson. An episode I heard recently - given the holidays - was "The Adventure of the Christmas Bride." This pair acted together from 1947 to 1948. These scripts were based on the characters, but were original stories.
Other Sherlock Holmes on the Internet Archive Include:
- Basil Rathbone as Holmes
- Tom Conway as Holmes
- John Stanley's second year as Holmes - and Ian Martin & George Splevin at Watson)
- Here are 125 episodes combined into one group.
I will write more about these - but it is nice to have all these collected on one page. I always loved Sherlock Holmes - even with the wartime movies (staring Basil Rathbone) that had him fighting the Nazis....
Posted by cseeman at December 27, 2011 12:19 PM