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The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (radio 1946-1947)

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The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes is an American radio show broadcasted from 12 october 1946 to 7 july 1947 on ABC, starring Tom Conway as Sherlock Holmes and Nigel Bruce as John Watson. Written by Dennis Green & Anthony Boucher, introduced by Joseph Bell and sponsored by Kremel Hair Products.

From 1939 to 1946, Basil Rathbone played Sherlock Holmes with his friend Nigel Bruce on ciname and on radio. In 1946, he was proposed to continue for 7 more years, but he wanted to go back to stage and had enough with Sherlock Holmes. So, on 27 may 1946, Rathbone played his last episode on radio: The Singular Affair of the Baconian Cipher.

Tom Conway was chosen to replace Rathbone. Almost all changed, cast, sponsor, writers... and the audience was somewhat disturbed and didn't like Conway that much. At the end of the season (which last 38 episodes from 1946 to 1947). John Stanley and Alfred Shirley will then replace Conway.

The shows were broadcasted on saturdays, 21h30-21h (episodes 1-14) and on mondays 20h30-21h (episodes 15-38).


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