Ellery Queen, which was introduced on CBS Radio as The Adventures of Ellery Queen, was a detective series that featured Hugh Marlowe as the title character. The show was originally a replacement for the Screen Guild Theater, which was a popular anthology series. It was broadcast on three radio stations, starting on CBS Radio from June 18, 1939 to September 22, 1940, then on NBC Radio from 1942 to 1944, back to CBS radio from 1945 to 1947, and finally on ABC Radio on 1947-1948. The basic format of the show was that, a mystery would be presented, then the guest celebrities would try to solve it.
Much to the CBS executives' surprise, the show was such a huge hit among many listeners. In fact, on October 8, 1939, at the show's "The Mother Goose Murders" episode, the station suddenly went off air, and got back with only 9 minutes left for the show, causing a lot of listeners to call and complain. Knowing that the show was really popular, Ellery Queen remained on air for 8 seasons.
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Please enjoy these 31 old time radio episodes:
|01.20.1944||the scarecrow and the snowman||
+ "The Scarecrow and The Snowman". Sponsored by: Bromo Seltzer. A good mystery about a tough case th...
|01.22.1944||ellery queen (161) the scarecrow and the snowman|
|04.13.1944||dead mans cavern||
+Program #1. , AFRS rebroadcast. "The Adventure Of Dead Man's Cavern". A corpse is found in a cave ...
|04.15.1944||ellery queen (173) dead man's cavern|
|07.13.1944||the foul tip||
+The guest "Armchair Detective" is organist Charles La Torre. A movie cowboy is resisting a divorce ...
|07.15.1944||ellery queen (186) the foul tip|
|08.01.1945||ellery queen (237) nick the knife|
|08.09.1945||nick the knife||
+An excellent whodunit. A psychopathic knife slasher is on the loose. AFRS program name: "Mystery "...
|11.07.1945||the message in red||
+ "The Adventure Of The Message In Red". Sponsored by: Anacin, Hill Cold Tablets. Three women have b...
|11.07.1945||ellery queen (249) the message in red|
|03.27.1946||the armchair detective||
+ Ellery Queen invites you match wits with him as he relates a mystery and before revealing the solu...
|03.05.1947||nikki porter suspect||
+A bank robber with a broken nose has been shot and murdered on board a train. The evidence points t...
+ , AFRS rebroadcast. "Number Thirty-One". A murdered butler provides the clue Ellery needs to convi...
|11.27.1947||ellery queen (329) the saga of ruffy rux|
|12.04.1947||ellery queen (330) man in the street|
|01.04.1948||the bad boy ford theater|
|04.29.1948||the three frogs||
+ "The Three Frogs". Nikki befriends a young juvenile delinquent who's being framed for robbery. T...
+ "The Case Of One Diamond". Ellery is invited to spend the weekend protecting the famous Gallows ...
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