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Europe Confidential

hosted by Basil Rathbone, this mystery old time radio show follows the newspaper reporter, Mike Connoy, in "the world's greatest mysteries."

21 old time radio show recordings
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"Blackmailed Spy Affair"



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About this Old Time Radio Show

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"Presenting the World's Greatest Mysteries ... "
[ dum dum dum dum... ]

Basil RathboneRecorded for Syndication, the mystery tale series, Europe Confidential is hosted by the movie and radio star, Sir Basil Rathbone. Much of Rathbone's early career was playing the suave villain in swash-bucklers and period-costume dramas, often doomed to die at the end of a long sword fight with Errol Flynn ("I could have killed Errol Flynn any time I wanted" he would quip in his autobiography.) Rathbone's most famous role was Sherlock Holmes. He first portrayed the famous detective on the screen in the 1939 The Hound of the Baskervilles. He would reprise the Detective in 14 films and many times on Radio. He felt that the Holmes role had trapped him in a typecasting that he couldn't escape, and this may be part of the reason he became associated with Europe Confidential. Rathbone as host appears at the beginning of each episode, and again at the end of several. His speech seems to have been recorded separately and edited onto the rest of the episode; he introduces the show and the main character, reporter Mike Connoy, but not the story of the episode.

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Reporter Mike Connoy is palyed by actor Lionel Murton. Murton played small roles in a number of films and television, but there is no record on his having any other Radio work.

Mike Connoy is a reporter for an American newspaper, but based in Paris. Connoy gets involved in Wartime espionage, Postwar spy cases, murder mysteries, cases of mistaken identity, blackmail, and art theft. Like any good fictional reporter, he always has the mystery figured out long before the police, and scoops his competitors in the process. All in all, Europe Confidential is a fun piece of 1950's radio entertainment.

For more newspaper-crime reporting, see also: Big Town, Big Story, Casey Crime Photographer, Europe Confidential, Front Page Farrell, Night Beat, and Shorty Bell Cub Reporter.

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These classic recordings are available in the following formats:
  • MP3 CDs are delivered by mail. These archival quality MP3 CDs are playable in your computer and many MP3 player devices.



    21 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $5.00
    total playtime 9 hours, 56 min
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      21 shows - total playtime 9 hours 56 minutes
      1. Europe Confidential 31 Blackmailed Spy.mp3
      2. Europe Confidential 32 Missing Bullfighter.mp3
      3. Europe Confidential 33 Weinriche.mp3
      4. Europe Confidential 34 Judy Diamond.mp3
      5. Europe Confidential 35 Senator Payne.mp3
      6. Europe Confidential 36 Spaniard.mp3
      7. Europe Confidential 37 Jane Ferris.mp3
      8. Europe Confidential 38 Whiplash Steele.mp3
      9. Europe Confidential 39 Henri Dubois.mp3
      10. Europe Confidential 40 Silver Monkey.mp3
      11. Europe Confidential 41 Stolen Van Geoff.mp3
      12. Europe Confidential 42 Air Race.mp3
      13. Europe Confidential 43 Paul Winfield.mp3
      14. Europe Confidential 44 Desert Gold.mp3
      15. Europe Confidential 46 Sniper.mp3
      16. Europe Confidential 47 Football Pool.mp3
      17. Europe Confidential 48 Circus Clown.mp3
      18. Europe Confidential 49 Brett Monahan.mp3
      19. Europe Confidential 50 Raymond Shortly.mp3
      20. Europe Confidential 51 Museum Breakin.mp3
      21. Europe Confidential 52 Fountain.mp3
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    21 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00
    total playtime 9 hours, 56 min
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      21 shows - total playtime 9 hours 56 minutes
      1. Europe Confidential 31 Blackmailed Spy.mp3
      2. Europe Confidential 32 Missing Bullfighter.mp3
      3. Europe Confidential 33 Weinriche.mp3
      4. Europe Confidential 34 Judy Diamond.mp3
      5. Europe Confidential 35 Senator Payne.mp3
      6. Europe Confidential 36 Spaniard.mp3
      7. Europe Confidential 37 Jane Ferris.mp3
      8. Europe Confidential 38 Whiplash Steele.mp3
      9. Europe Confidential 39 Henri Dubois.mp3
      10. Europe Confidential 40 Silver Monkey.mp3
      11. Europe Confidential 41 Stolen Van Geoff.mp3
      12. Europe Confidential 42 Air Race.mp3
      13. Europe Confidential 43 Paul Winfield.mp3
      14. Europe Confidential 44 Desert Gold.mp3
      15. Europe Confidential 46 Sniper.mp3
      16. Europe Confidential 47 Football Pool.mp3
      17. Europe Confidential 48 Circus Clown.mp3
      18. Europe Confidential 49 Brett Monahan.mp3
      19. Europe Confidential 50 Raymond Shortly.mp3
      20. Europe Confidential 51 Museum Breakin.mp3
      21. Europe Confidential 52 Fountain.mp3
  • Standard Audio CDs are delivered by mail on archival quality media with up to 60 minutes on each CD and play in all CD players



    21 recordings on 11 Audio CDs
    total playtime 9 hours, 56 min

    Disc A001

    1. Europe Confidential 31 Blackmailed Spy
    2. Europe Confidential 32 Missing Bullfighter

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    Disc A002

    1. Europe Confidential 33 Weinriche
    2. Europe Confidential 34 Judy Diamond

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    Disc A003

    1. Europe Confidential 35 Senator Payne
    2. Europe Confidential 36 Spaniard

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    Disc A004

    1. Europe Confidential 37 Jane Ferris
    2. Europe Confidential 38 Whiplash Steele

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    Disc A005

    1. Europe Confidential 39 Henri Dubois
    2. Europe Confidential 40 Silver Monkey

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    Disc A006

    1. Europe Confidential 41 Stolen Van Geoff
    2. Europe Confidential 42 Air Race

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    Disc A007

    1. Europe Confidential 43 Paul Winfield
    2. Europe Confidential 44 Desert Gold

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    Disc A008

    1. Europe Confidential 46 Sniper
    2. Europe Confidential 47 Football Pool

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    Disc A009

    1. Europe Confidential 48 Circus Clown
    2. Europe Confidential 49 Brett Monahan

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    Disc A010

    1. Europe Confidential 50 Raymond Shortly
    2. Europe Confidential 51 Museum Breakin

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    Disc A011

    1. Europe Confidential 52 Fountain

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