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The Adventure of the Speckled Band (radio 1930)

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William Gillette around 1930

On October 20, 1930, Gillette performed the first serial radio-version of Sherlock Holmes: The Adventure of the Speckled Band. It was based on the original theater version by Conan Doyle, re-adapted by Edith Meiser, and was the first time Holmes was portrayed on radio as part of a continuing series. It was transmitted by WEAF-NBC (New York) and sponsored by George Washington Coffee. This show became the pilot of a series and, after William Gillette, Richard Gordon took over the part for the remaining 34 programs in the series.

  • Radio : WEAF-NBC
  • Monday 20 october 1930
  • Sponsor : George Washington Coffee
  • 30 min.


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