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THE ADVENTURES OF RAFFLES

Listen as E. W. Hornung's gentleman thief, A. J. Raffles-London's many of mystery-solves murders and works to defeat the Nazis.

4 old time radio show recordings
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1 MP3 CD
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2 Audio CDs


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Play a sample episode from November 04, 1942:

"Imposter"



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About this Old Time Radio Show

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Neil Hamilton starred as A. J. Raffles, London's man of mystery, in The Adventures of Raffles. The show featured the adventures of the former gentleman thief along with his sidekick. A.J. Raffles Film 1939A. J. Raffles was the creation of E. W. Hornung, brother-in-law of Arthur Conan Doyle. Raffles and his sidekick seemed to be somewhat based on Doyle's Sherlock Holmes with Raffles as the Holmes-like character and the sidekick as the Dr. Watson-like character. The sidekick on the radio show varied from a character named Reggie to a woman named Doreen. In the books, the sidekick is a man, Bunny Manders.

There were two instances of Raffles on the radio. The first time Raffles appears on American radio is in 1933 or 1934 then again as a summer replacement in 1942. The shows feature mysteries with several types of plots:

  • Raffles works with Scotland Yard but is not quite trusted because of his background.
  • Raffles is hired to steal something but finds a corpse and Scotland Yard detectives appear and he pleads to solve the crime.
  • Raffles breaks ups Nazi spy rings in England even though the character was introduced in 1890 (similar to the later Sherlock Holmes radio series).
Only four episodes of the show exist. In the beginning each episode was a 30 minute standalone story. Later, however, the show became a 15 minute serial.

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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.



    4 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $5.00
    total playtime 1 hours, 25 min
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      4 shows - total playtime 1 hours 25 minutes
      1. Raffles 421104 Imposter.mp3
      2. Raffles 430426 Wemberton Curse.mp3
      3. Raffles 430728 Angel Of Death.mp3
      4. Raffles 450823 Murder Signs Its Name.mp3
  • MP3 downloads are available instantly after purchase!



    4 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00
    total playtime 1 hours, 25 min
    Add MP3 Collection to Cart

    Click here to see disc contents


      4 shows - total playtime 1 hours 25 minutes
      1. Raffles 421104 Imposter.mp3
      2. Raffles 430426 Wemberton Curse.mp3
      3. Raffles 430728 Angel Of Death.mp3
      4. Raffles 450823 Murder Signs Its Name.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



    4 recordings on 2 Audio CDs
    total playtime 1 hours, 25 min

    Disc A001

    1. Raffles 421104 Imposter
    2. Raffles 430426 Wemberton Curse
    3. Raffles 430728 Angel Of Death

    Add Audio CD to Cart - $5.00
    Disc A002

    1. Raffles 450823 Murder Signs Its Name

    Add Audio CD to Cart - $5.00