Walter Hampden, "a great and versatile actor," stars
as Leonidas Wintherall, a brainy sleuth that can sniff out any
murderer in record time. A dead-ringer for William Shakespeare
(some like to call Mr. Wintherall "Bill"), Leonidas leads
a double-life as the proprietor of a school for boys in a New
England town and author of Ltn. Hazeltime thriller stories. Like
his character Ltn. Hazeltime, Leonidas often finds himself in
"strange, unexpected situations" involving murder. The story
usually begins with just that, a murder, and Leonidas will make
an announcement like, "There'll be no tea this afternoon.
There has been a murder!" while all the ladies scatter from the
building to leave him sleuthing.
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"Leonidas Witherall" premiered on June 4, 1944 starring Walter Hampden. This half-hour
program aired weekly on Sunday evening. The "Leonidas Wintherall"
radio program is created from the detective book series by Phoebe
Atwood Taylor under the pen name Alice Tilton.
Haven't had enough Tiltons? Swing your ear on over to the one that's "liltin" - Martha Tilton.