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The Secrets of Scotland Yard

The Secrets of Scotland Yard was a successful crime drama series, initially airing internationally between 1949 and 1951. Selected episodes finally came to a US radio network for a brief run much later in 1957 over the Mutual Broadcasting System. The series boasted well over 100 episodes, one of which, "The Bone From A Voice Box", apparently served as the prototype for another well remembered Towers Of London dramatic series, The Black Museum. In both series, well known actors were employed as host / narrator, Orson Welles in The Black Museum and Clive Brook here. In fact, the shows were so similar that some of the same actual Scotland Yard cases were dramatized for both series (with totally different scripts, and casts). The Secrets of Scotland Yard was an independent production of the Towers of London syndicate in England for world wide distribution. Each week, an audience of anxious radio-listeners tuned in to hear these true crime stories of the London Metropolitan Police unfold, as the detectives at the Yard investigated some of England’s most famous criminals. Their trials have become legendary. Stories presented in the series include the theft of the British crown jewels by Colonel Thomas Blood; the story of a man who finds an armless and legless body wrapped in ribbons and lace; or the strange story of two close brothers who love one another enough to contemplate the murder of a brother’s affluent, yet unsightly and ignorant, wife. Murders, forgery, and robberies all get a through review on the program. Each time, Scotland Yard detectives are afoot to solve the crime mystery! The Secrets of Scotland Yard was initially hosted by Clive Brook, probably for the first year or so. To add to the air of authenticity, Brook sometimes discusses matters with Percy Hoskins, a 1950s crime expert and reporter for the London Daily Express. Hoskins knew every nook and cranny in London’s seedier districts and personally reported on many of the major crimes of the day. A student of crime, Hoskins was also one of the founders of the Saints and Sinners Club of London, an educational organization dedicated to true crime investigation methods and results.

Episodes

Secrets Of Scotland Yard xx-xx-xx_xxx Ronald Vivian Light
Show Details22min 40s
Secrets Of Scotland Yard xx-xx-xx_xxx Black Market Murder
Show Details24min 56s
Secrets Of Scotland Yard xx-xx-xx_xxx Root of All Evil Money
Show Details26min 7s
Secrets Of Scotland Yard xx-xx-xx_xxx Saved By A Piece Of Paper aka Identifications
Show Details28min 7s
Secrets Of Scotland Yard xx-xx-xx_xxx Scales of Justice aka Robert Wood
Show Details27min 22s
Secrets Of Scotland Yard xx-xx-xx_xxx Servant Problem
Show Details28min 55s
Secrets Of Scotland Yard xx-xx-xx_xxx Smoke Clings to the Hair
Show Details27min 39s
Secrets Of Scotland Yard xx-xx-xx_xxx Story of Walter Miller
Show Details26min 58s
Secrets Of Scotland Yard xx-xx-xx_xxx Theft of the British Crown Jewels
Show Details27min 2s
Secrets Of Scotland Yard xx-xx-xx_xxx _Witchcraft Law
Show Details24min 23s
Secrets Of Scotland Yard xx-xx-xx_xxx Fence
Show Details22min 38s
Secrets Of Scotland Yard xx-xx-xx_xxx_ Jack the Ripper
Show Details28min 1s
Secrets Of Scotland Yard xx-xx-xx_xxx_ Poisoner
Show Details19min 19s
Secrets Of Scotland Yard xx-xx-xx_ 011_ Murder At Moat House Farm
Show Details25min 18s
Secrets Of Scotland Yard xx-xx-xx_xxx_ Liverpool Bank Fraud
Show Details28min 1s
Secrets Of Scotland Yard xx-xx-xx_xxx_ Charles Piece
Show Details18min 25s
Secrets Of Scotland Yard xx-xx-xx_xxx_ Blodie Belgium
Show Details18min 28s
Secrets Of Scotland Yard xx-xx-xx_xxx_ Greeneyed Monster
Show Details28min 5s