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Johnny Dollar (Yours Truly Johnny Dollar)

"The freelance investigator with the action-packed expense account" was one of the best and final old time radio detective series of the golden age of radio.
741 12
Add To Cart: $60.00


The series covered crimes ranging from check fraud, petty theft, and bunko detail to more sensational topics like murder, drug abuse, and taboo topics such as sex crimes and child abduction and murder. With a semi-documentary style, realism would be the show's feature. Jack Webb began hanging out at police headquarters and riding with detective teams on house calls. Update: Sound quality upgrades and few additional AFRS recordings
394 8
Add To Cart: $40.00


SUSPENSE is the premier mystery-horror radio show with top name talent! Update: 50 new episodes and better sound quality
1008 20
Add To Cart: $100.00

Richard Diamond

(update) with additional episodes: this humorous and fun detective radio show, dealt with tough issue like murder and mystery. This collection also contains scripts, pictures, logs, and three recordings with introductions by Dick Powell.
116 5
Add To Cart: $25.00

Sherlock Holmes

"The game is afoot" as radio listeners get wrapped up in the twists and turns of their favorite consulting detective, Sherlock Holmes.
212 3
Add To Cart: $15.00

Bob Bailey

Everyone's favorite investigator in Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar, Bailey starred in a number of tough guy detective old time radio shows.
770 13
Add To Cart: $65.00

Nero Wolfe

Nero Wolfe may have been one of the most eccentric detectives in fiction, but he was also one of the most effective. The Adventures of Nero Wolfe aired in different versions from 1943 to 1951.
27 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Boston Blackie

(update) with 17 additional episodes and many sound upgrades: Boston Blackie is too good natured to be hard boiled. Often accused by bungling cops, Boston Blackie is obligated to solve the case!
199 4
Add To Cart: $20.00

Adventures of Ellery Queen

Ellery Queen was an author who solved mysteries in his spare time and then wrote about his harrowing adventures; his sidekick was his own father, Richard Queen.
19 1
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Jack Webb

Best known for his no-nonsense role of Sgt Friday on Dragnet, Jack Webb also appeared in other old time radio shows such as Pat Novak for Hire, Jeff Regan, Johnny Modero, Pete Kelly's Blues, and his many guest appearances in Escape, Suspense, The Whistler and much more! Updated: additional Pat Novak episodes + sound upgrades
492 10
Add To Cart: $50.00

Philip Marlowe

(update) Raymond Chandler's action-packed hard boiled detective drama starring Vah Heflin and Gerald Mohr!
105 3
Add To Cart: $15.00

Sam Spade

Created by Dashiell Hammett, Howard Duff appears in this action-packed old time radio show full of dames, wisecracks, adventure, and laughs. Update: Additional episodes
78 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Rare Detective and Crime Shows

features rare and highly collectible crime shows: this compilation is a fascinating look at the different key players in crime solving including detectives, spies, private investigators, cops, FBI agents, newspaper reporters, attorneys, defense attorneys, informants, and even personnel in the emerging field forensic science. Update: Adventures of PC49
102 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Broadway is My Beat

Broadway is My Beat is a popular hard-boiled detective drama that stars Larry Thor as Detective Danny Clover, an ex shoe-shiner on the "Great White Way" in New York theater district. Update: 30 additional episodes and better sound quality
169 4
Add To Cart: $20.00

Texas Rangers (Tales of the Texas Rangers)

With the gritty police realism of Dragnet and the grown-up Western fusion of pragmatism and romance heard on Gunsmoke, The Tales of the Texas Rangers had everything it needed to be a hit.
92 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

I Love a Mystery

(update) Long awaited ILAM serials are now complete including Temple of the Vampires! With new Episodes, Photos, Interviews, Audition Recordings and much more.
201 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Man Called X

Enemies around every corner, does that pretty girl need saving or will she slide a knife between your ribs? These are important questions in the world of espionage when your are The Man Called X. Update: sound upgrades
86 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Perry Mason

There was a lot more to Radio's Perry Mason than the thoughtful and proper courtroom genius Raymond Burr portrayed on TV. The radio Mason was as likely to answer a slight with gunshots as an "objection, your Honor."
253 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Agatha Christie

Enjoy these "whodunits" from the famous detective novelist: These exciting old time radio tales from various series have plot twists perfect for "radio's outstanding theater of thrills".
18 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Box 13

Dan Holiday, retired newspaper man turned fiction writer and adventurer extraordinaire. To gain ideas for his books, he places an ad in the paper "Adventure wanted – will go anywhere, do anything – Box 13."
52 1
Add To Cart: $5.00


(update) now with additional episodes: The Falcon is full of hard hitting detective old time radio action. Follow the shadowy detective, weary of police, out solving cases!
95 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Green Hornet

Now updated with over 20 additional recordings of crime fighting action. Follow the "Flight of the Bumblebee", The Green Hornet, and his side kick, fierce fighter, skilled driver, and all around best pal Kato for even exciting listening.
161 3
Add To Cart: $15.00

Saint (Vincent Price)

Vincent Price as The Saint would rather toss off a witty remark than engage in fisticuffs, but his suave charm nets as many pretty girls as any hardboiled dick.
62 1
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Bulldog Drummond

(update) with additional old time radio episodes: follow the detective adventures of Bulldog Drummond who has "the appearance of an English gentleman: a man who fights hard, plays hard and lives clean."
33 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Barrie Craig (Barry Craig)

Laid Back Private Investigator Solves Cases from his Madison Avenue Office! Update: better sound quality
77 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Mr and Mrs North

It began as a light comedy about a normal couple living in Greenwich Village, NY. The next season it turned into a mystery show. Alice Frost and Joseph Curtin played Pam and Jerry North. Later Richard Denning and Barbara Britton played the famous roles of Mr and Mrs North.
85 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Harry Lime (The Third Man)

Orson Welles played the lovable scoundrel Harry Lime in the film noir The Third Man, and later brought the role to radio in The Adventures of Harry Lime. Whether he is more lovable more scoundrel is open to debate, but he is always entertaining.
52 1
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Night Beat

Frank Lovejoy stars as Randy Stone in the US broadcasts, a toughened, street-wise Chicago Star reporter working the Night Beat in the early 1950s. Update: new vol. 3 including South African broadcasts
88 3
Add To Cart: $15.00

Casey Crime Photographer

"SNAP!" Casey's crime photography often give him a snootfull of something foxingly mysterious. And the crime chase is on! Update: additional AFRS broadcast
81 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Best of Dragnet

Original Compilation of OTRCAT's favorite Dragnet Episodes!
53 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Fat Man

Although he is a product of pulp-writer Dashiel Hammett, it is hard to say whether The Fat Man is a hardboiled or softboiled detective. Either way, his stories make for some delicious mysteries.
47 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Michael Shayne

Michael Shayne, "the reckless, red-headed Irishman" was a popular hard-boiled detective created by American crime novelist Brett Halliday. Update: additional episodes
61 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Dangerous Assignment

Steve Mitchell, international operative, had two jobs: get in and out of danger. Update: additional shows and sound upgrades
111 3
Add To Cart: $15.00

Nick Carter Master Detective

(update) Nick Carter now with better audio and 100 new episodes. Look Smart, Patsy!
150 3
Add To Cart: $15.00

Dashiell Hammett

Writer of the Maltese Falcon, Red Harvest, and The Thin Man, Hammett has an enduring reputation as the godfather of the hard-boiled detective genre and one of the greatest mystery writers of all time.
151 4
Add To Cart: $20.00

Bold Venture

(update) with 27 additional episodes and better sound quality: Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall appear in this great radio adventure
57 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Dick Tracy

Dick Tracy came from the comic strips to the radio in this great serial. He still fights bizarre villains and the 15 minute shows are filled with cliff-hangers. Tune In!
70 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Murder at Midnight

The Witching Hour is a great time to be awake, listening to the radio and being frightened out of your wits, because there is usually Murder at Midnight. Update: 6 additional broadcasts and sound upgrades
45 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Pat Novak for Hire

one of Jack Webb's earliest successful attempts at crime drama with enough hard-boiled metaphors to sink a ship! Update: two additional episodes + sound upgrades
25 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Atomic Radio

OTRCAT original collection featuring radio shows inspired by the Atomic Age. A blast from the past, this collection includes a bombardment of shows from all genres including Science Fiction, comedy, horror, detective, and drama. Update: additional recordings
73 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

FBI In Peace and War

(update) now with additional episodes, this long running series starred crime-fighter Martin Blaine as the infallible Field Agent Sheppard. This realistic crime fiction is told from the perspective of the criminal and the FBI hunted him down.
99 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Mr Keen Tracer of Lost Persons

Produced by the Hummerts, this detective series is one of radio's longest running shows.
58 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Gang Busters

This "best remembered" of all the crime stoppers shows was billed as "the only national program that brings you authentic police case histories." Update: 22 additional episodes.
114 3
Add To Cart: $15.00

Let George Do It

Follow George Valentine (Bob Bailey) as a detective handy man, who got his jobs from responses to a newspaper ad. This old time radio show is complete with toughs, mysterious rendezvous, and people who aren't who they claim. Update: Additional episodes
206 4
Add To Cart: $20.00

Charlie Chan

With requisite Chinese chords and stings from the organist we have several selections from the casebook of the Incomparable Charlie Chan, Detective, Philosopher, and Modern Chinese Sage.
15 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Counterspy (David Harding, Counterspy!)

(update) now with additional episodes: follow the exciting "Counter Spies!"--the fictional unit of the Federal Government lead by David Harding.
71 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Detective Collection

Menagerie of the best-of Detective Shows-An OTRCAT exclusive!
119 2
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Mr District Attorney

Follow "Mr. D.A." on his adventures into the heart of the crime world and sending shockwaves of fear through all villains, fictional AND in reality. Update: additional episodes
87 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Philo Vance

Follow the intelligent and extremely courteous gumshoe, Philo Vance. The radio series pays homage to the original detective novels of Van Dine first published in the mid 1920's.
103 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Avengers - SA

Part James Bond, part Wonder Woman, The Avengers epitomized Sixties British Cool on the small screen. The infrastructure for TV broadcasting was slow to be adopted in South Africa, but they had this terrific version of The Avengers from Springbok Radio.
110 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Thin Man

(update) additional episodes: follows an ex-detective, Nick Charles, and his sophisticated, glamorous, wealthy wife, Nora Charles, on their escapades to unravel mystery where ever it may lie by sleuthing and solving murders; billed the "happiest married couple in radio."
12 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Rocky Jordan

(update) now with 50+ new episodes and better sound quality: Jack Moyle plays Rocky Jordan, the hard-boiled detective in exotic Cairo, Egypt. This collection also contains the only two known existing episodes of A MAN CALLED JORDAN (the predecessor series to ROCKY JORDAN).
101 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

This is Your FBI

(update) with over 160 additional episodes: endorsed by J Edgar Hoover himself, this fact-based drama told the story of FBI cases from the agent's point of view.
359 4
Add To Cart: $20.00

Crime Classics

"A series of true crime stories from the records and newspapers of every land, from every time. Your host each week, is Mr. Thomas Hyland- connoisseur of crime, student of violence, and teller of murders." Update
50 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Christmas At War

Take a magical sleigh ride back into World War II Christmas celebrations with this incredible collection of radio shows from every genre.
49 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Alan Ladd

This collection represents some of the best performances of Alan Ladd (born Alan Walbridge Ladd) during the golden age of radio. Of slight build (five feet, five inches tall), he never considered himself to be a handsome actor. In a quote is said, "I have the face of an ageing choirboy and the build of an undernourished featherweight.
81 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Dame Detectives - Rare Female Crimefighters

An OTRCAT Original collection including some never before released detective dramas featuring women crime fighters.
35 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

John Dickson Carr

Mystery writer extraordinaire John Dickson Carr was a prolific writer during the golden age of detective mysteries in the 1930s. He is considered a master of "locked room mysteries" stories that required complex logic to solve because on the surface they seemed unsolvable.
42 1
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Raymond Burr

best known from television's Perry Mason, Raymond Burr starred in Dragnet, Fort Laramie, and Pat Novak for Hire. Update: additional recording
125 3
Add To Cart: $15.00

Fu Manchu (Shadow of Fu Manchu)

The Shadow of Dr. Fu Manchu is a diabolically fun mystery serial from the late 1930's. Update: now with 40+ additional episodes.
83 1
Add To Cart: $5.00


Inter-meshing true crime stories of the day with fiction, this realistic police drama gives radio audiences a look behind the scenes at police headquarters. Update: additional show
80 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Mystery is My Hobby

Author Barton Drake in Mystery is My Hobby goes around solving murders almost on a whim.
78 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Twenty First Precinct (21s Precinct)

Based on true stories, 21st Precinct aired after Dragnet gained popularity and audiences were hungry to hear behind-the-scenes stories of police life. Update: 14 additional episodes
104 3
Add To Cart: $15.00

Candy Matson

A ringing telephone and a sexy voice answers… "Candy Matson, YU 2-8209," and then the organ swells into the theme song, "Candy." Why couldn't an intelligent, knockout of a blond get the scoop on crime as smartly as any man? Candy Matson was as good an answer as was ever on radio.
14 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Blackstone Magic Detective

Follow Blackstone, Rhoda, and John's tales of adventure and how magic saved the day. Update: (update) 19 additional episodes
55 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Molle Mystery

"A startling new series, featuring the world's most spine-tingling plays and stories. Presented every Tuesday evening by Molle Brushless Shaving Cream." Update: 15 additional episodes
71 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Rogues Gallery

Rogue's Gallery featured detective Richard Rogue (first played by Dick Powell) and his often annoying alter ego, Eugor. Update: 7 additional episodes
32 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Old Time Radio Fights Nazi Spies

from Superman to Amos n Andy to Fibber McGee and Molly all your favorites are up in arms to protect America from Nazi Spies and saboteurs!
34 1
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Black Museum

Orson Welles stars in "The Black Museum. A Repository of Death. Here in the grim stone structure on the Thames which houses Scotland Yard is a warehouse of homicide, where every day objects ... all touched by murder."
51 1
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Calling All Cars

(update) now with 25 additional episodes: this classic police drama is one of the earliest of the genres. A precursor to the popular police drama Dragnet, Calling All Cars portrayed the true crime stories of the Los Angeles Police Department.
299 4
Add To Cart: $20.00

Casebook of Gregory Hood

(update) with additional episodes: written by collaboration of the veteran Sherlock Holmes script writers, Anthony Boucher and Denis Green. When Rathbone left the Sherlock Holmes series in 1946, it was suggested The Casebook of Gregory Hood was its replacement.
15 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Barton Yarborough

When living in Los Angeles, Barton Yarborough became a steady player among the community of "Radio Row" actors and soon landed the role as Ben Romero on Dragnet.
278 6
Add To Cart: $30.00

Epic Casebook

(update) Clever South African Inspector Carr Investigates in this Popular Detective Drama!
49 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Hercule Poirot

(update) with additional episodes and special recordings: Hercule Poirot is the greatest detective ever? Certainly a gripping favorite from Agatha Christie!
13 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

I was a Communist for the FBI

This series capitalized on the new Red scare of the early 1950s: recorded without any assistance from the FBI, which refused to cooperate.
75 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Crime and Peter Chambers

(update) now with a dozen additional episodes, Dane Clark plays the role of Peter Chambers, the playboy detective with an eye for solving crime and a taste for beautiful women.
22 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Somebody Knows

Summer replacement series for Suspense with the premise was that there are no perfect crimes, that someone, somewhere, could have the one missing clue. Update: additional shows
10 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Gerald Mohr

An anthology to Gerald Mohr, this extensive collection contains almost 300 radio appearances on various detective shows, horror-dramas, and radio comedies.
233 5
Add To Cart: $30.00

Espionage Spies and Secrets Agents

this extensive compilation includes a sampling and many rare and popular broadcasts of "Radio Espionage" from all different genres.
176 4
Add To Cart: $20.00

Paul Frees

"the man with 1,000 voices" appeared in a multitude of old time radio series and later memorable TV appearances. Update: additional recordings
347 7
Add To Cart: $35.00

Damon Runyon

Damon Runyon was the master of the slang of this gangsterish style in this lighthearted New York gangster series starring top voice talent of the era. Update: additional episodes and sound quality improvements
52 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Danger with Granger

Steve Granger was a typical Hard Boiled detective. Danger With Granger is filled with twists, turns, and double crosses. Granger assure us that each episode is "one of my most interesting cases." Updated.
36 1
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Frank Race

With a "James Bond meets Johnny Dollar" cachet, The Adventures of Frank Race follows a former OSS officer around the world from one scrape to another and in and out of the arms of another pretty girl.
43 1
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Jeff Regan Investigator

The Ladies Love Jack Webb as a Private Eye! An OTRCAT Favorite!
25 1
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Orson Welles

Best known for his airing of "War of the Worlds", Orson Welles made numerous appearances on a variety of different shows during his magnificent radio career. He was truly a creative genius in radio, before he went on to Hollywood.
374 11
Add To Cart: $55.00

Hardboiled Detectives

An OTRCAT Original collection, a hard boiled detective can take a beating like a man and still have a snarky well-constructed comment. Weve collection the toughest detectives in this mean collection.
80 2
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Softboiled Detectives

An OTRCAT Original collection, a softboiled detective or classic detective uses more brain less brawn to solve the most baffling of crime.
54 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Detective Couples (Sleuths and Sweethearts)

What's a private dick with out his lovely dame in tow? An original OTRCAT.com compilation, Sleuths and Sweethearts features our favorite old time radio detective couples from Avengers to The Thin Man.
47 1
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Adventures of the Abbotts

The Adventures of the Abbotts stars Claudia Morgan and Les Damon as the husband and wife detective team, Jean and Pat Abbott. In each episode, Jean helps her husband, a well-renowned San Franciscan private eye, to solve yet another mystery.
13 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Squad Cars

(update) 31 additional episodes: With vivacious music and a flare for drama, this show depicts police work in the most sensational form possible. This old time radio show is South Africa's best police drama based on real cases from the South African Police inspired by old time radio's Dragnet.
71 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

My Name is Adam Kane

(update) South African Radio show featuring a swinging British Spy, a la James Bond, who fought spies, traveled the world, and charmed dames.
44 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Address Unknown

Address Unknown is a well-performed show about missing persons from South Africa. Each show dramatizes a real case of a missing person taken from the Missing Persons Bureau files in London.
31 1
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Big Town

This popular crime drama chronicles the stories of diligent, sober champions of justice, Steve Wilson, initially played by Edward G Robinson. Update: additional episodes and better quality sound
41 1
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Part big city adventure, part romance, part situation comedy, The Adventures of Maisie starring Ann Sothern was the story of a “liberated” single girl in post-War America.
85 1
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Random Rarities 05

More Never before Released Rare Shows with Shows -- An OTRCAT Exclusive!
49 1
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Cloak and Dagger

Most spy stories are pure fiction, but Cloak and Dagger is the real deal! Taken from the files of the OSS, precursor the the CIA, the show highlights the exploits of men who go into danger for their country.
22 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Crime Does Not Pay

(update) with additional episodes: this old time radio series portrays murder, theft, and racketeering, and other crimes. Exposes the consequences of these misdeeds and teaching listeners as the title suggests "crime does not pay!"
63 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Rocky Fortune

Frank Sinatra took a short break from his singing career to star as a "taker of odd jobs" in the semi-hard-boiled Rocky Fortune.
25 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Voices of Johnny Dollar

Eight actors took the title role of Johnny Dollar over the years and each brought their own touches to the character. This is a sample of their work on the Johnny Dollar old time radio show.
157 3
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Christmas Detectives

Crime doesn't stop for Christmas, luckily the gumshoes are here with holiday gumdrops.
50 1
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