The New Adventures Of Sherlock Holmes - The Harley Street Murders (03-03-47)

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The Harley Street Murders (Aired March 3, 1947)
According to Holmes, it was an encounter with the father of one of his classmates that led him to take up detection as a profession and he spent the six years following university working as a consulting detective, before financial difficulties led him to take Watson as a roommate, at which point the narrative of the stories begins. From 1881, Holmes is described as having lodgings at 221B Baker Street, London, from where he runs his private detective agency. 221B is an apartment up seventeen steps, stated in an early manuscript to be at the "upper end" of the road. Until the arrival of Dr. Watson, Holmes works alone, only occasionally employing agents from the city's underclass, including a host of informants and a group of street children he calls the Baker Street Irregulars. THIS EPISODE: March 3, 1947. ABC network. "The Harley Street Murders" aka: "Queue For Murder". Sponsored by: Kreml Hair Tonic, Kreml Shampoo. A man dies in an opium den, a doctor dies in his office on Harley Street. Holmes works on the case, which involves decapitation and a strangulation with a Chinaman's queue. The story is based on, "The Man With The Twisted Lip" by Arthur Conan Doyle. Tom Conway, Nigel Bruce, Joseph Bell (announcer), Arthur Conan Doyle (author), Anthony Boucher (writer), Denis Green (writer), Tom McKnight (producer), Alex Steinert (composer, conductor). 29:25. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.
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