QUICK SEARCH
CATEGORIES
   Adventure
   All Shows
   Children
   Comedy
   Compilation
   Detective
   Drama
   Gossip
   Historical
   Holiday
   Music
   Mystery-Horror
   News
   Personality
   Quiz
   Rare
   Religious
   Sci Fi
   Serials
   Soap Operas
   South African
   Sports
   Westerns
   WWII
   On Sale
   Newest Additions
   Quick Order
BROWSE BY DECADE
   1910s
   1920s
   1930s
   1940s
   1950s
LISTENER FAVORITES
01.Sam Spade
02.Philip Marlowe
03.Sherlock Holmes
04.Have Gun Will Travel
05.Best of Suspense
06.Amos and Andy
07.I Love a Mystery
08.Johnny Dollar (Yours Truly Johnny Dollar)
09.Gunsmoke
10.Inner Sanctum Mysteries
SHOPPING CART
You have no items in your cart
Old Time Radio> Detective
South African
  Next Detective Show (Espionage Spies and Secrets Agents Collection) >>
Next South African Show (Father Dear Father) >>

EPIC CASEBOOK

 Epic Casebook

1 MP3 CD - 16 episodes


ADD TO CART $5.00




LISTEN TO A SAMPLE EPISODE [Help]
"Murder In The Bag"
Or right click here to save
the Mp3 file to your computer.


ABOUT THIS OLD TIME RADIO SHOW:
All text on OTRCAT.com are ©2014 OTRCAT INC - All Rights Reserved. Reproduction is prohibited.

South African Detective Drama (1950-1977)

This South African program is pretty standard "Whodunit" fare, but as it turns out it is a very good Whodunit.

The series premiered on South Africa's Springbok Radio in 1957. Inspector Carr of the Murder Squad follows a pretty standard Whodunit formula. He is called in to investigate a murder which has occurred under unusual circumstances. There may be one or more obvious and not so obvious suspects, and Inspector Carr narrates as he works his way through the questioning and investigation. When he has the facts straight in his mind, he confronts the murderer and usually gets a full confession. After assuring us that justice will be satisfied, Carr breaks the forth wall, and asks the audience if they have saw the "one clue" that was the murderer's one foul up. After the final station break all is revealed.

For most of the run the series was sponsored by the Epic food company, a South African producer of cooking oil, margarine, and peanut butter. The original Inspector Carr was played by Don Davis, but the role is most closely identified with Hugh Rouse.

Like Inspector Carr, Rouse was a naturalized South African. After serving in the Royal Navy in WWII, Rouse went to work with the South African Broadcasting Company in an administrative capacity. Rouse thought he would make a better broadcaster than a clerk, and he got his chance when the Springbok commercial radio service open launched in 1950. for many years part of South African life was the call "The World at One, Seven and Ten-thirty, Hugh Rouse reporting". Rouse was interested in much more than reading the news, as evidenced by his portrayal of Inspector Carr and his association with the South African Radio version of The Avengers.  

Check out these other "Intriguing" shows at OTRCAT.com: ABC Mystery Time, Escape, Suspicion, Counterspy David Harding, FBI in Peace and War, Intrigue, and I was a Communist for the FBI.

All text on OTRCAT.com are ©2014 OTRCAT INC - All Rights Reserved. Reproduction is prohibited.



MP3 DISK CONTENTS: [Help]
16 recordings - total playtime 7 hours 28 minutes

Epic Casebook Inspector Carr Conjurers Illusion
Epic Casebook Inspector Carr Crossed Telephone Lines
Epic Casebook Inspector Carr Death in the Wifes Name
Epic Casebook Inspector Carr Death Most Known
Epic Casebook Inspector Carr Gates to Death
Epic Casebook Inspector Carr Rapture Of Death
Epic Casebook Inspector Carr The Clue That Nev
Epic Casebook Inspector Carr Threads Of Death
Epic Casebook Inspector Carr 691002 Murder in the Bag
Epic Casebook Inspector Carr 691204 Death is the Victo
Epic Casebook Inspector Carr 691211 Death On The Count
Epic Casebook Inspector Carr 700319 Waters Of Death
Epic Casebook Inspector Carr 711101 Keeping Death On The Road
Epic Casebook Inspector Carr 720913 An Authors Ending
Epic Casebook Inspector Carr 730612 Switch on for Deat
Epic Casebook Inspector Carr 730811 More Precious than

 


LISTENERS WHO ENJOYED THESE RECORDINGS ALSO COLLECTED:


Please note MP3 CDs cannot play on standard CD players!
Please click here read more about the MP3 format or click here to see a list of audio CDs.

E-mail this page to a friend


Current Parse Time: 1.186 s with 61 queries (0.099239)