Mask in place, cloak flowing, gas gun at the ready – radio’s pulpiest crime-fighter prowls the streets of a corrupt American city as The Green Hornet! Hop aboard the sleek, supercharged vehicle known as The Black Beauty with wealthy young publisher Britt Reid and his faithful valet Kato for 20 thrilling tales of urban crime!
Bill Nighy stars as actor and amateur sleuth Charles Paris in this BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of Simon Brett’s novel.
The Whistler was one of radio’s top mystery programs airing from May 16, 1942 until September 22, 1955, sponsored by the Signal Oil Company.
Made as a prequel to the hit film The Third Man, this radio show was created to follow the adventures of the popular character Harry Lime, played here and in the movie by Orson Welles.
Michael Shayne, “the reckless, redheaded Irishman”, was a popular hard-boiled detective created by crime novelist Brett Halliday. In the novels, Michael Shayne settled in Miami just after WWII, making crime pay by fighting it with a license and an attitude. Like Mike Hammer and Philip Marlowe, Shayne was a loner. The backstory on Mike is …
In 1948, America was buzzing with crime, corruption, and vice – but The Green Hornet was buzzing, too! The postwar era paved the way for a new kind of criminal, and our hero found himself embroiled in espionage (in addition to his regular racket busting). And in this major chapter in the legend of the …
The history of crime detection has produced no more famous name than that of Sexton Blake
A BBC Radio 4 dramatisation of Ellis Peters’ thrilling mystery, featuring medieval monk Brother Cadfael.
BBC Radio 4 Dramatisation starring David Threlfall, Tina Kellegher and T P McKenna.
The very first adventure of radio legend and national hero Special Agent Dick Barton.