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Official Detective

This classic old time radio police drama features a crime from the start to finish: from a drunk accused of murder to bride that murders her groom after discovering that he married her for her money. Even spinsters are unsafe at the hands of madmen and murderers! Update: additional episodes

8 old time radio show recordings
available in the following formats:

1 MP3 CD
or
3 Audio CDs


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Play a sample episode from November 01, 1956:

"Drunk Accused of Murder"



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About this Old Time Radio Show

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"Official Detective dedicated to the men who guard your safety and protect your home ... your police department."

Official Detective is a classic old time radio police drama starring Craig McDonnell as Detective Lieutenant Dan Britt and Tommy Evans as Sergeant Al Bowen. With the popularity of realistic police dramas like Dragnet, networked rushed to jump on the patty wagon.

The show features a crime from the start to the end from a drunk accused of murder to bride that murders her groom after discovering that he married her for her money. Even spinsters are unsafe at the hands of madmen and murderers. Plots in this police melodrama offer great twists and an unusual lineup of the usual suspects including a "gay sailor" as a suspect in murder in a butcher shop.

Official Detective Stories is also the name of a popular crime story magazine in the 1940s and 50s which featured flashy covers with attractive women.Official Detective is entertaining and a great addition to fans of police drama shows. It ran on and off the air for almost ten years, but only a few shows remain preserved in the old time radio vaults.

For more true police stories see also:

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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.



    8 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $5.00
    total playtime 3 hours, 5 min
    Add MP3 Collection to Cart

    Click here to see disc contents


      8 shows - total playtime 3 hours 5 minutes
      1. Official Detective 490514 Hogan Murder Case.mp3
      2. Official Detective 500217 Men Dealing Currency Exchanges.mp3
      3. Official Detective 500627 Crime Laboratories.mp3
      4. Official Detective 560223 Murder Butcher Shop Gay Sailor.mp3
      5. Official Detective 561101 Drunk Accused Of Murder.mp3
      6. Official Detective 561108 Spinster Murdered.mp3
      7. Official Detective 561129 Murdered Bridegroom.mp3
      8. Official Detective 561213 Luxury Car Theft Ring.mp3
  • MP3 downloads are available instantly after purchase!



    8 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00
    total playtime 3 hours, 5 min
    Add MP3 Collection to Cart

    Click here to see disc contents


      8 shows - total playtime 3 hours 5 minutes
      1. Official Detective 490514 Hogan Murder Case.mp3
      2. Official Detective 500217 Men Dealing Currency Exchanges.mp3
      3. Official Detective 500627 Crime Laboratories.mp3
      4. Official Detective 560223 Murder Butcher Shop Gay Sailor.mp3
      5. Official Detective 561101 Drunk Accused Of Murder.mp3
      6. Official Detective 561108 Spinster Murdered.mp3
      7. Official Detective 561129 Murdered Bridegroom.mp3
      8. Official Detective 561213 Luxury Car Theft Ring.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



    8 recordings on 3 Audio CDs
    total playtime 3 hours, 5 min

    Disc A001

    1. Official Detective 490514 Hogan Murder Case
    2. Official Detective 500217 Men Dealing Currency Exchanges

    Add Audio CD to Cart - $5.00
    Disc A002

    1. Official Detective 500627 Crime Laboratories
    2. Official Detective 560223 Murder Butcher Shop Gay Sailor
    3. Official Detective 561101 Drunk Accused Of Murder

    Add Audio CD to Cart - $5.00
    Disc A003

    1. Official Detective 561108 Spinster Murdered
    2. Official Detective 561129 Murdered Bridegroom
    3. Official Detective 561213 Luxury Car Theft Ring

    Add Audio CD to Cart - $5.00