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Hijackers (Aired September 28, 1941)
The Bulldog Drummond stories followed Captain Hugh "Bulldog" Drummond, D.S.O., M.C., a wealthy former WWI officer of the fictional Loamshire Regiment, who, after the war, spends his new-found leisure time as a private detective. Drummond is a proto-James Bond figure and a version of the imperial adventurers depicted by the likes of John Buchan. In terms of the detective genre, the first Bulldog Drummond novel was published after the Sherlock Holmes stories, the Nayland Smith/Fu Manchu novels and Richard Hannay's first three adventures including The Thirty-Nine Steps. The character first appeared in the novel Bulldog Drummond (1920), and this was followed by a lengthy series of books and adaptations for films, radio and television. "Drummond... has the appearance of an English gentleman: a man who fights hard, plays hard and lives clean. THIS EPISODE: September 28, 1941. "Hijackers". A Mutual network presentation/audition program with sales copy for the program instead of commercials. Captain Drummond and faithful Denny break up a hijacking gang with one of Drummond's inventions, a paint that changes color! Possibly recorded during the summer of 1941. George Coulouris, Everett Sloane. 26:59. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.
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