Husband and wife detective teams are one of mystery radio’s favorite formats after the private eye’s of the Hardboiled school. The foibles of marriage can be entertaining enough, but throw in a juicy murder or two and you may not have domestic bliss, but listeners will tune in every week!
Adapted from the novels of Frances Crane, The Adventures of the Abbots had enough light hearted banter to go with the drama that it was as much a comedy as a mystery.
based on characters created by Frances Crane which appeared in her novels from the 1940s to the 1960s, and like The Thin Man, and Mr & Mrs North, where the wife helps her husband solve cases. Charles Webster (1945, 1947), Les Tremayne (1946)and Les Damon (1954-1955) played San Francisco Private Detective Pat Abbott. His wife Jean was played by Julie Stevens (1945, 1947), Alice Reinheart (1946) and Claudia Morgan (1954-1955). Abbott Mysteries was broadcast by Mutual from 1945 to 1947, and The Adventures of the Abbotts was broadcast by Mutual from 1954 to 1955 Click here to read more about Adventures Of The Abbotts
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Please enjoy these 17 old time radio episodes:
|01.23.1955||the ghost in the sea blue dress|
|01.30.1955||adventures of the abbotts (18) the rickshaw red lipstick||
+ Program #2. , AFRTS rebroadcast. "The Rickshaw-Red Lipstick".
|01.30.1955||the canary yellow message|
|02.20.1955||adventures of the abbotts (20) the yellow chip||
+ Program #3. , AFRTS rebroadcast. "The Yellow Chip".
|02.20.1955||the sign of the golden dragon|
|02.27.1955||adventures of the abbotts (21) the burnt copper powder||
+ Program #4. , AFRTS rebroadcast. "The Burnt Copper Powder".
|03.06.1955||adventures of the abbotts (22) the blood red diamond|
|03.13.1955||the dead white flame|
|03.13.1955||adventures of the abbotts (23) the dead white flame||
+ Program #6. , AFRTS rebroadcast. "The Dead White Flame".
|03.20.1955||adventures of the abbotts (24) the canary yellow sack||
+ Program #7. , AFRTS rebroadcast. "The Canary-Yellow Sack".
|03.20.1955||treason in black and white|
|03.27.1955||adventures of the abbotts (25) the clue of the ivory thread||
+ Program #8. , AFRTS rebroadcast. "The Clue Of The Ivory Thread".
|04.03.1955||adventures of the abbotts (26) the fabulous emerald necklace||
+ Program #9. , AFRTS rebroadcast. "The Fabulous Emerald Necklace".
|04.10.1955||adventures of the abbotts (27) the pink elephant||
+ Program #10. , AFRTS rebroadcast. "The Pink Elephant".
|04.17.1955||adventures of the abbotts (28) the blue rocket express||
+ Program #11. , AFRTS rebroadcast. "The Blue-Rocket Express".
|04.24.1955||adventures of the abbotts (29) the dead white lifeboat||
+ Program #12. , AFRTS rebroadcast. "The Dead-White Lifeboat".
|05.01.1955||adventures of the abbotts (30) blood red city||
+ Program #13. , AFRTS rebroadcast. "The Blood Red City". The Abbotts try get away from murder case...
|05.01.1955||uncle walter is in town|
|05.08.1955||adventures of the abbotts (31) the green eyed divorcee||
+ , AFRTS rebroadcast. "The Green-Eyed Divorcee".
|05.15.1955||adventures of the abbotts (32) the canary blond heiress||
+ , AFRTS rebroadcast. "The Canary Blonde Heiress".
|05.22.1955||adventures of the abbotts (33) the clicking silver||
+ , AFRTS rebroadcast. "The Clicking Silver".
|05.29.1955||adventures of the abbotts (34) gentlemen in the nile green suit||
+ , AFRTS rebroadcast. The Gentleman In The Nile Green Suit".
|06.05.1955||adventures of the abbotts (35) murder of the fabulous redhead||
+ , AFRTS rebroadcast. "The Murder Of A Fabulous Redhead".
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