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Bulldog Drummond

Bulldog Drummond is a radio crime drama in the United States. It was broadcast on Mutual April 13, 1941 – March 28, 1954. Garyn G. Roberts wrote in his book, Dick Tracy and American Culture: Morality and Mythology, Text and Context, "With its trademark foghorn, Bulldog Drummond was one of the premiere mystery programs of its time."


Bulldog Drummond was "a British investigator called 'Bulldog' because he was relentless in the pursuit of criminals." The character was created by British author H. C. McNeile. In addition to McNeile's books, Drummond was featured in a series of films from Paramount Pictures in the 1930s. Drummond was described as "a polished man-about-town, whose hobby is crime detection and the apprehension of criminals."


Radio historian John Dunning commented, "With his sidekick Denny, Captain Hugh Drummond solved the usual run of murders, collected the usual run of bumps on the head, and ran afoul of underworld characters ranging from radium thieves to counterfeiters." In a 1948 column in the Oakland Tribune, media critic John Crosby called the program "the first of the more successful exemplars of radio espionage and intrigue."


One notable aspect of Bulldog Drummond was its opening (created by producer-director Himan Brown), which "evoked a London ambiance with footsteps, a foghorn, shots, and three blasts of a police whistle." Following the sound effects, an announcer introduced the program with the line, "Out of the fog ... out of the night ... and into his American adventures ... comes ... Bulldog Drummond."


The program was initially set in Great Britain, but after two months the setting was moved to the United States, thus leading some sources to identify it as The American Adventures of Bulldog Drummond. In another change from the books, the radio program omitted Drummond's wife "and his gaggle of ex-army comrades." He did, however, keep his butler, Denny.

Episodes

Bulldog Drummond - 00 - White Star and the Ringer
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Bulldog Drummond - 00 - Geiger Counter
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Bulldog Drummond - 00 - Help Wanted
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Bulldog Drummond - 00 - Case of the Atomic Murders
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Bulldog Drummond - 00 - Death Rides a Racehorse
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Bulldog Drummond - 00 - Fatal Right
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Bulldog Drummond - 00 - Death Ship
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Bulldog Drummond - 00 - Capt Drummond Fights the Nazis
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Bulldog Drummond - 00 - Axis Submarine
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Bulldog Drummond - 00 - Bulldog Drummond_xx-xx-xx_(xxx)_Porcelain Ming Cat
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Bulldog Drummond - 00 - Bulldog Drummond_xx-xx-xx_(xxx)_Death Rides A Racehorse [Next Week Death Loops The Loop]
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Bulldog Drummond - 00 - Bulldog Drummond_xx-xx-xx_(xxx)_Blind Mans Bluff
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Bulldog Drummond - 00 - Bulldog Drummond_48-07-14_(348)_The Deadly Stand In --- (PRE-EMPT By Democrat Convention In NY Chicago)
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Bulldog Drummond - 00 - Bulldog Drummond_48-07-07_(347)_Death Under The Big Top (aka-Murder At The Circus The Circus)
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Bulldog Drummond - 00 - Bulldog Drummond_48-06-16_(344)_Death In The Deep (aka-Murder Off Catalina Death Ship)
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Bulldog Drummond - 00 - Bulldog Drummond_48-05-12_(339)_The Island Of Death (aka-Fiery Island Island Of Hate)
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Bulldog Drummond - 00 - Bulldog Drummond_48-04-28_(337)_Murder Has An Open Mind (aka-The Penny Arcade Huberts Museum)
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Bulldog Drummond - 00 - Bulldog Drummond_48-04-21_(336)_Ghost Town (aka-Devil Flats)
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Bulldog Drummond - 00 - Bulldog Drummond_47-12-24_(319)_Murder Leaves A Lonely Trail (aka-The Bookstore Lonely Trail)
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Bulldog Drummond - 00 - Bulldog Drummond_47-01-17_(283)_Claim Check On Death (aka-Claim Check Murders Atomic Murders Geiger Counter)
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Bulldog Drummond - 00 - Bulldog Drummond_45-09-24_(214)_Escape Into Death
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Bulldog Drummond - 00 - Bulldog Drummond_45-09-10_(212)_Murder In The Death House
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Bulldog Drummond - 00 - Bulldog Drummond_45-08-13_(208)_Help Wanted
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Bulldog Drummond - 00 - Bulldog Drummond_45-05-07_(194)_Murder In The Moonlight
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Bulldog Drummond - 00 - Bulldog Drummond_45-04-23_(192)_Dinner Of Death
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Bulldog Drummond - 00 - Bulldog Drummond_42-01-25_(031)_--- (Martin Gabel Quondam Shadow Fills In For George Coulouris)
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Bulldog Drummond - 00 - Bulldog Drummond_41-09-28_(014)_Hijackers (aka-Richards Mob)
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