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The 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."

Black Museum

51 old time radio show recordings
(total playtime 21 hours, 10 min)
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Crime Drama (1951)

"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 are touched by murder.
"

Text on OTRCAT.com ©2001-2022 OTRCAT INC All Rights Reserved. Reproduction is prohibited.

Orson Welles MicBlack MuseumA pink powder puff and a spotted bed sheet. A tan shoe and a rain slicker. Each week, Orson Welles walks through the museum, picks up one of these objects and tells its murderous horrific story. After each dramatization, Orson Welles ends the show as he did in Mercury Theater of the Air, "obediently yours.Black Museum is based on Scotland Yard's Black Museum (aka Crime Museum) in London, where crime artifacts are stored. This is the largest and oldest museum of its type. Although it is not open to the public, we can get a glimpse of what lays inside through Black Museum. Each program is based on a real crime story and object from the museum.

Please note this collection is also contained in the updated Orson Welles Collection.

Also included in the 'extras' folder is an intriguing list and short details of many of the actual murder cases matched up with the episode titles.

See also: The Police Reporter and Somebody Knows.

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    Black Museum with Orson Welles was an interesting listen. I worked at Scotland Yard as a police officer for a while, dragging bodies out of the Thames River, mostly gangland murders, but I found it interesting. Keep up the good work!

    Doug Verified Purchase

    Love this show. A police procedural without the shoot out, car chases or knock out blows, just pure police work. Kind of like a precursor or early British version to Dragnet. The very first OTR I heard and I was transfixed.Love these and still have them all now

    Ian Verified Purchase

    Whatever show he was on, Welles' voice was made for. I think OTR had so much more talent with writing as well as acting than TV. For the first time I think I see why some people thought TV was a fad. Making you see something you can’t see, but only hear can be very tricky.

    Dan Verified Purchase

    I've always enjoyed Orson Welles but this is my favorite Welles show bar none. Haven't finished all of them yet cause I'm spacing them out.

    Donald Verified Purchase

    I always like the stuff Orson Welles did back in the day. His Black Museum and the 3rd Man I believe are two of his best. Never tire of listening to them.

    Rob Verified Purchase

    What I find interesting about these stories is how they start of with some sort of typical, everyday object, then go on to explain how it was involved in or some key piece of a crime. Even better (the description here notes), it's all based on real objects and real crimes. Interesting stuff.

    James Verified Purchase

    Black Museum with Orson Welles looks interesting. I worked at Scotland Yard as a police officer for a while, dragging bodies out of the Thames River, mostly gangland murders, but I found it interesting. Keep up the good work and I must get my book put on mp3 somehow. Thanks. Douglas

    Doug Verified Purchase

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    51 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $5.00. Total playtime 21 hours, 10 min
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    1. 51 shows - total playtime 21 hours 10 minutes
    2. Black Museum - 01 The .22 Caliber Pistol Aka Little Blue 22.mp3
    3. Black Museum - 02 .32 Calibre Bullet.mp3
    4. Black Museum - 03 Bath Tub.mp3
    5. Black Museum - 04 The Black Gladstone Bag.mp3
    6. Black Museum - 05 The Brick.mp3
    7. Black Museum - 06 The Brass Button.mp3
    8. Black Museum - 07 Can Of Weed Killer.mp3
    9. Black Museum - 08 Canvas Bag.mp3
    10. Black Museum - 09 The Car Tire.mp3
    11. Black Museum - 10 The Champagne Glass.mp3
    12. Black Museum - 11 A Claw Hammer.mp3
    13. Black Museum - 12 Door Key.mp3
    14. Black Museum - 13 The Yellow Scarf.mp3
    15. Black Museum - 14 Four Small Bottles.mp3
    16. Black Museum - 15 French-english Dictionary.mp3
    17. Black Museum - 16 Gas Receipt.mp3
    18. Black Museum - 17 Frosted Glass Shards.mp3
    19. Black Museum - 18 The Hammerhead.mp3
    20. Black Museum - 19 The Jack Handle.mp3
    21. Black Museum - 20 Jar Of Acid.mp3
    22. Black Museum - 21 The Khaki Handkerchief.mp3
    23. Black Museum - 22 A Lady's Shoe.mp3
    24. Black Museum - 23 The Leather Bag.mp3
    25. Black Museum - 24 A Letter.mp3
    26. Black Museum - 25 The Mandolin String.mp3
    27. Black Museum - 26 Meat Juice.mp3
    28. Black Museum - 27 The Notes.mp3
    29. Black Museum - 28 The Old Wooden Mallet.mp3
    30. Black Museum - 29 The Open End Wrench.mp3
    31. Black Museum - 30 A Pair Of Spectacles.mp3
    32. Black Museum - 31 A Piece Of Iron Chain.mp3
    33. Black Museum - 32 The Pink Powderpuff.mp3
    34. Black Museum - 33 Post Card With Picture Of The Rising Sun.mp3
    35. Black Museum - 34 A Prescription.mp3
    36. Black Museum - 35 The Raincoat.mp3
    37. Black Museum - 36 Length Of Sash Cord.mp3
    38. Black Museum - 37 Auto Service Card.mp3
    39. Black Museum - 38 The Sheath Knife.mp3
    40. Black Museum - 39 The Shopping Bag.mp3
    41. Black Museum - 40 Shilling.mp3
    42. Black Museum - 41 A Silencer.mp3
    43. Black Museum - 42 The Small White Boxes.mp3
    44. Black Museum - 43 The Spotted Bedsheet.mp3
    45. Black Museum - 44 The Straight Razor.mp3
    46. Black Museum - 45 The Tan Shoe.mp3
    47. Black Museum - 46 The Telegram.mp3
    48. Black Museum - 47 The Trunk.mp3
    49. Black Museum - 48 Two Bullets.mp3
    50. Black Museum - 49 Walking Stick.mp3
    51. Black Museum - 50 A Women's Pigskin Glove.mp3
    52. Black Museum - 51 Last Show The Wool Jacket.mp3
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    51 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00. Total playtime 21 hours, 10 min
    51 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00
    total playtime 21 hours, 10 min
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    1. 51 shows - total playtime 21 hours 10 minutes
    2. Black Museum - 01 The .22 Caliber Pistol Aka Little Blue 22.mp3
    3. Black Museum - 02 .32 Calibre Bullet.mp3
    4. Black Museum - 03 Bath Tub.mp3
    5. Black Museum - 04 The Black Gladstone Bag.mp3
    6. Black Museum - 05 The Brick.mp3
    7. Black Museum - 06 The Brass Button.mp3
    8. Black Museum - 07 Can Of Weed Killer.mp3
    9. Black Museum - 08 Canvas Bag.mp3
    10. Black Museum - 09 The Car Tire.mp3
    11. Black Museum - 10 The Champagne Glass.mp3
    12. Black Museum - 11 A Claw Hammer.mp3
    13. Black Museum - 12 Door Key.mp3
    14. Black Museum - 13 The Yellow Scarf.mp3
    15. Black Museum - 14 Four Small Bottles.mp3
    16. Black Museum - 15 French-english Dictionary.mp3
    17. Black Museum - 16 Gas Receipt.mp3
    18. Black Museum - 17 Frosted Glass Shards.mp3
    19. Black Museum - 18 The Hammerhead.mp3
    20. Black Museum - 19 The Jack Handle.mp3
    21. Black Museum - 20 Jar Of Acid.mp3
    22. Black Museum - 21 The Khaki Handkerchief.mp3
    23. Black Museum - 22 A Lady's Shoe.mp3
    24. Black Museum - 23 The Leather Bag.mp3
    25. Black Museum - 24 A Letter.mp3
    26. Black Museum - 25 The Mandolin String.mp3
    27. Black Museum - 26 Meat Juice.mp3
    28. Black Museum - 27 The Notes.mp3
    29. Black Museum - 28 The Old Wooden Mallet.mp3
    30. Black Museum - 29 The Open End Wrench.mp3
    31. Black Museum - 30 A Pair Of Spectacles.mp3
    32. Black Museum - 31 A Piece Of Iron Chain.mp3
    33. Black Museum - 32 The Pink Powderpuff.mp3
    34. Black Museum - 33 Post Card With Picture Of The Rising Sun.mp3
    35. Black Museum - 34 A Prescription.mp3
    36. Black Museum - 35 The Raincoat.mp3
    37. Black Museum - 36 Length Of Sash Cord.mp3
    38. Black Museum - 37 Auto Service Card.mp3
    39. Black Museum - 38 The Sheath Knife.mp3
    40. Black Museum - 39 The Shopping Bag.mp3
    41. Black Museum - 40 Shilling.mp3
    42. Black Museum - 41 A Silencer.mp3
    43. Black Museum - 42 The Small White Boxes.mp3
    44. Black Museum - 43 The Spotted Bedsheet.mp3
    45. Black Museum - 44 The Straight Razor.mp3
    46. Black Museum - 45 The Tan Shoe.mp3
    47. Black Museum - 46 The Telegram.mp3
    48. Black Museum - 47 The Trunk.mp3
    49. Black Museum - 48 Two Bullets.mp3
    50. Black Museum - 49 Walking Stick.mp3
    51. Black Museum - 50 A Women's Pigskin Glove.mp3
    52. Black Museum - 51 Last Show The Wool Jacket.mp3
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    51 recordings on 25 Audio CDs. Total playtime 21 hours, 10 min
    51 recordings on 25 Audio CDs
    total playtime 21 hours, 10 min

    Black Museum Disc A001

    1. Black Museum - 01 The .22 Caliber Pistol Aka Little Blue 22
    2. Black Museum - 02 .32 Calibre Bullet

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    Black Museum Disc A002

    1. Black Museum - 03 Bath Tub
    2. Black Museum - 04 The Black Gladstone Bag

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    Black Museum Disc A003

    1. Black Museum - 05 The Brick
    2. Black Museum - 06 The Brass Button

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    Black Museum Disc A004

    1. Black Museum - 07 Can Of Weed Killer
    2. Black Museum - 08 Canvas Bag

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    Black Museum Disc A005

    1. Black Museum - 09 The Car Tire
    2. Black Museum - 10 The Champagne Glass

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    Black Museum Disc A006

    1. Black Museum - 11 A Claw Hammer
    2. Black Museum - 12 Door Key

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    Black Museum Disc A007

    1. Black Museum - 13 The Yellow Scarf
    2. Black Museum - 14 Four Small Bottles

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    Black Museum Disc A008

    1. Black Museum - 15 French-english Dictionary
    2. Black Museum - 16 Gas Receipt
    3. Black Museum - 17 Frosted Glass Shards

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    Black Museum Disc A009

    1. Black Museum - 18 The Hammerhead
    2. Black Museum - 19 The Jack Handle

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    Black Museum Disc A010

    1. Black Museum - 20 Jar Of Acid
    2. Black Museum - 21 The Khaki Handkerchief

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    Black Museum Disc A011

    1. Black Museum - 22 A Lady's Shoe
    2. Black Museum - 23 The Leather Bag

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    Black Museum Disc A012

    1. Black Museum - 24 A Letter
    2. Black Museum - 25 The Mandolin String

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    Black Museum Disc A013

    1. Black Museum - 26 Meat Juice
    2. Black Museum - 27 The Notes

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    Black Museum Disc A014

    1. Black Museum - 28 The Old Wooden Mallet
    2. Black Museum - 29 The Open End Wrench

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    Black Museum Disc A015

    1. Black Museum - 30 A Pair Of Spectacles
    2. Black Museum - 31 A Piece Of Iron Chain

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    Black Museum Disc A016

    1. Black Museum - 32 The Pink Powderpuff
    2. Black Museum - 33 Post Card With Picture Of The Rising Sun

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    Black Museum Disc A017

    1. Black Museum - 34 A Prescription
    2. Black Museum - 35 The Raincoat

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    Black Museum Disc A018

    1. Black Museum - 36 Length Of Sash Cord
    2. Black Museum - 37 Auto Service Card

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    Black Museum Disc A019

    1. Black Museum - 38 The Sheath Knife
    2. Black Museum - 39 The Shopping Bag

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    Black Museum Disc A020

    1. Black Museum - 40 Shilling
    2. Black Museum - 41 A Silencer
    3. Black Museum - 42 The Small White Boxes

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    Black Museum Disc A021

    1. Black Museum - 43 The Spotted Bedsheet
    2. Black Museum - 44 The Straight Razor

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    Black Museum Disc A022

    1. Black Museum - 45 The Tan Shoe
    2. Black Museum - 46 The Telegram

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    Black Museum Disc A023

    1. Black Museum - 47 The Trunk
    2. Black Museum - 48 Two Bullets

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    Black Museum Disc A024

    1. Black Museum - 49 Walking Stick
    2. Black Museum - 50 A Women's Pigskin Glove

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    Black Museum Disc A025

    1. Black Museum - 51 Last Show The Wool Jacket

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