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Follow That Cab (Aired April 19, 1946)
NBC's Mystery Theatre began airing with much fanfare on September 7, 1943. The series promised stories from the greatest classical and contemporary mystery authors -- and production values to match. And it kept its promise. It was aided from the outset by the addition of an 'annotator'-- as it was described in the 1940s --named Geoffrey Barnes. The annotator served in the role of expositor, filling in on the plot development as necessary and providing a back-story when needed. The apparent distinction made between a narrator and an annotator, was a matter of degree. Mr. Barnes, a distinguished and celebrated amateur criminologist in his own right, was apparently on hand to help the listener analyze and understand the various mysteries and their underlying crimes within each script Show Notes From The Digital Deli & The Old Time Radio Researchers Group. THIS EPISODE: April 19, 1946. NBC network. "Follow That Cab". Sponsored by: Molle, Double Dandereen. Two taxi drivers who think they're detectives come upon a corpse and a chance to solve the crime. A script that is supposed to be played for laughs...the story fails, terribly! Bernard Lenrow (host, as "Geoffrey Barnes"), Dan Seymour (announcer), Larry Slon (writer), Sidney Slon (writer), John Gibson, Larry Haines, Alexander Semmler (composer, conductor). 29:34. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.
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