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(update) Clever South African Inspector Carr Investigates in this Popular Detective Drama!

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"Murder In The Bag"



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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.  

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    49 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $5.00
    total playtime 21 hours, 42 min
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      49 shows - total playtime 21 hours 42 minutes
      1. Epic Casebook 64xxxx A Type Set for Death.mp3
      2. Epic Casebook 64xxxx Consignment for Death.mp3
      3. Epic Casebook 64xxxx Dead Lie.mp3
      4. Epic Casebook 64xxxx Death Before Exposure.mp3
      5. Epic Casebook 64xxxx Death Has No Pain.mp3
      6. Epic Casebook 64xxxx Death Is No Accident.mp3
      7. Epic Casebook 64xxxx Death on the Double.mp3
      8. Epic Casebook 64xxxx Final Chapter.mp3
      9. Epic Casebook 64xxxx Grand Prix Is Death.mp3
      10. Epic Casebook 64xxxx Identification for Death.mp3
      11. Epic Casebook 64xxxx Murder by Assignment.mp3
      12. Epic Casebook 64xxxx Murder of Brave.mp3
      13. Epic Casebook 64xxxx Murder on the Brain.mp3
      14. Epic Casebook 64xxxx No Bed of Roses.mp3
      15. Epic Casebook 64xxxx Pipeline to Death.mp3
      16. Epic Casebook 64xxxx The Snatch from Death.mp3
      17. Epic Casebook 64xxxx The Traffic of Death.mp3
      18. Epic Casebook 64xxxx Til Death Do Us Part.mp3
      19. Epic Casebook 64xxxx Too Close a Shave.mp3
      20. Epic Casebook 64xxxx Warnings Anonymous.mp3
      21. Epic Casebook 671208 No Holds Barred.mp3
      22. Epic Casebook 680404 Death Among the Sleepers.mp3
      23. Epic Casebook 691002 Murder in the Bag.mp3
      24. Epic Casebook 691109 Antithesis of Life.mp3
      25. Epic Casebook 691204 Death is the Victo.mp3
      26. Epic Casebook 691211 Death On The Count.mp3
      27. Epic Casebook 69xxxx The Fall of a Rich Girl.mp3
      28. Epic Casebook 69xxxx The Final Interest.mp3
      29. Epic Casebook 700319 Waters Of Death.mp3
      30. Epic Casebook 711101 Keeping Death On The Road.mp3
      31. Epic Casebook 720913 An Authors Ending.mp3
      32. Epic Casebook 730612 Switch on for Deat.mp3
      33. Epic Casebook 730811 More Precious than.mp3
      34. Epic Casebook 791227 Concrete Evidence.mp3
      35. Epic Casebook 79xxxx An Open and Shut Case.mp3
      36. Epic Casebook 79xxxx Death Among the Rushes.mp3
      37. Epic Casebook 79xxxx Murder on a False Note.mp3
      38. Epic Casebook 79xxxx The Mask of Death.mp3
      39. Epic Casebook 79xxxx The Plant That Died.mp3
      40. Epic Casebook 800217 Stung into Action.mp3
      41. Epic Casebook 850627 Murder Annonymous.mp3
      42. Epic Casebook Conjurers Illusion.mp3
      43. Epic Casebook Crossed Telephone Lines.mp3
      44. Epic Casebook Death in the Wifes Name.mp3
      45. Epic Casebook Death Most Known.mp3
      46. Epic Casebook Gates to Death.mp3
      47. Epic Casebook Rapture Of Death.mp3
      48. Epic Casebook The Clue That Nev.mp3
      49. Epic Casebook Threads Of Death.mp3
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    49 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00
    total playtime 21 hours, 42 min
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      49 shows - total playtime 21 hours 42 minutes
      1. Epic Casebook 64xxxx A Type Set for Death.mp3
      2. Epic Casebook 64xxxx Consignment for Death.mp3
      3. Epic Casebook 64xxxx Dead Lie.mp3
      4. Epic Casebook 64xxxx Death Before Exposure.mp3
      5. Epic Casebook 64xxxx Death Has No Pain.mp3
      6. Epic Casebook 64xxxx Death Is No Accident.mp3
      7. Epic Casebook 64xxxx Death on the Double.mp3
      8. Epic Casebook 64xxxx Final Chapter.mp3
      9. Epic Casebook 64xxxx Grand Prix Is Death.mp3
      10. Epic Casebook 64xxxx Identification for Death.mp3
      11. Epic Casebook 64xxxx Murder by Assignment.mp3
      12. Epic Casebook 64xxxx Murder of Brave.mp3
      13. Epic Casebook 64xxxx Murder on the Brain.mp3
      14. Epic Casebook 64xxxx No Bed of Roses.mp3
      15. Epic Casebook 64xxxx Pipeline to Death.mp3
      16. Epic Casebook 64xxxx The Snatch from Death.mp3
      17. Epic Casebook 64xxxx The Traffic of Death.mp3
      18. Epic Casebook 64xxxx Til Death Do Us Part.mp3
      19. Epic Casebook 64xxxx Too Close a Shave.mp3
      20. Epic Casebook 64xxxx Warnings Anonymous.mp3
      21. Epic Casebook 671208 No Holds Barred.mp3
      22. Epic Casebook 680404 Death Among the Sleepers.mp3
      23. Epic Casebook 691002 Murder in the Bag.mp3
      24. Epic Casebook 691109 Antithesis of Life.mp3
      25. Epic Casebook 691204 Death is the Victo.mp3
      26. Epic Casebook 691211 Death On The Count.mp3
      27. Epic Casebook 69xxxx The Fall of a Rich Girl.mp3
      28. Epic Casebook 69xxxx The Final Interest.mp3
      29. Epic Casebook 700319 Waters Of Death.mp3
      30. Epic Casebook 711101 Keeping Death On The Road.mp3
      31. Epic Casebook 720913 An Authors Ending.mp3
      32. Epic Casebook 730612 Switch on for Deat.mp3
      33. Epic Casebook 730811 More Precious than.mp3
      34. Epic Casebook 791227 Concrete Evidence.mp3
      35. Epic Casebook 79xxxx An Open and Shut Case.mp3
      36. Epic Casebook 79xxxx Death Among the Rushes.mp3
      37. Epic Casebook 79xxxx Murder on a False Note.mp3
      38. Epic Casebook 79xxxx The Mask of Death.mp3
      39. Epic Casebook 79xxxx The Plant That Died.mp3
      40. Epic Casebook 800217 Stung into Action.mp3
      41. Epic Casebook 850627 Murder Annonymous.mp3
      42. Epic Casebook Conjurers Illusion.mp3
      43. Epic Casebook Crossed Telephone Lines.mp3
      44. Epic Casebook Death in the Wifes Name.mp3
      45. Epic Casebook Death Most Known.mp3
      46. Epic Casebook Gates to Death.mp3
      47. Epic Casebook Rapture Of Death.mp3
      48. Epic Casebook The Clue That Nev.mp3
      49. Epic Casebook Threads Of Death.mp3
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    49 recordings on 25 Audio CDs
    total playtime 21 hours, 42 min

    Disc A001

    1. Epic Casebook 64xxxx A Type Set for Death
    2. Epic Casebook 64xxxx Consignment for Death

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    Disc A002

    1. Epic Casebook 64xxxx Dead Lie
    2. Epic Casebook 64xxxx Death Before Exposure

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    Disc A003

    1. Epic Casebook 64xxxx Death Has No Pain
    2. Epic Casebook 64xxxx Death Is No Accident

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    Disc A004

    1. Epic Casebook 64xxxx Death on the Double
    2. Epic Casebook 64xxxx Final Chapter

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    Disc A005

    1. Epic Casebook 64xxxx Grand Prix Is Death
    2. Epic Casebook 64xxxx Identification for Death

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    Disc A006

    1. Epic Casebook 64xxxx Murder by Assignment
    2. Epic Casebook 64xxxx Murder of Brave

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    Disc A007

    1. Epic Casebook 64xxxx Murder on the Brain
    2. Epic Casebook 64xxxx No Bed of Roses

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    Disc A008

    1. Epic Casebook 64xxxx Pipeline to Death
    2. Epic Casebook 64xxxx The Snatch from Death

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    Disc A009

    1. Epic Casebook 64xxxx The Traffic of Death
    2. Epic Casebook 64xxxx Til Death Do Us Part

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    Disc A010

    1. Epic Casebook 64xxxx Too Close a Shave
    2. Epic Casebook 64xxxx Warnings Anonymous

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    Disc A011

    1. Epic Casebook 69xxxx The Fall of a Rich Girl
    2. Epic Casebook 69xxxx The Final Interest

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    Disc A012

    1. Epic Casebook 79xxxx An Open and Shut Case
    2. Epic Casebook 79xxxx Death Among the Rushes

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    Disc A013

    1. Epic Casebook 79xxxx Murder on a False Note
    2. Epic Casebook 79xxxx The Mask of Death

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    Disc A014

    1. Epic Casebook 79xxxx The Plant That Died
    2. Epic Casebook Conjurers Illusion

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    Disc A015

    1. Epic Casebook Crossed Telephone Lines
    2. Epic Casebook Death in the Wifes Name

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    Disc A016

    1. Epic Casebook Death Most Known
    2. Epic Casebook Gates to Death

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    Disc A017

    1. Epic Casebook Rapture Of Death
    2. Epic Casebook The Clue That Nev

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    Disc A018

    1. Epic Casebook Threads Of Death
    2. Epic Casebook 671208 No Holds Barred

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    Disc A019

    1. Epic Casebook 680404 Death Among the Sleepers
    2. Epic Casebook 691002 Murder in the Bag

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    Disc A020

    1. Epic Casebook 691109 Antithesis of Life
    2. Epic Casebook 691204 Death is the Victo

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    Disc A021

    1. Epic Casebook 691211 Death On The Count
    2. Epic Casebook 700319 Waters Of Death

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    Disc A022

    1. Epic Casebook 711101 Keeping Death On The Road
    2. Epic Casebook 720913 An Authors Ending

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    Disc A023

    1. Epic Casebook 730612 Switch on for Deat
    2. Epic Casebook 730811 More Precious than

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    Disc A024

    1. Epic Casebook 791227 Concrete Evidence
    2. Epic Casebook 800217 Stung into Action

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    Disc A025

    1. Epic Casebook 850627 Murder Annonymous

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