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Carter Brown Mystery Hour OTR Old Time Radio Shows OTRS MP3 CD-R 34 Episodes

$ 4.85 USD

Carter Brown isn't the name of a detective, rather it's a pseudonym for an author, or actually several authors of detective fiction in Australia. The primary user of that pseudonym was...

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Carter Brown isn't the name of a detective, rather it's a pseudonym for an author, or actually several authors of detective fiction in Australia. The primary user of that pseudonym was Alan Geoffrey Yates.

In the 1950s, according to the University of Queensland News, imported American cultural items were banned from Australia allowing them to produce many American-style dramas.

The Carter Brown Mystery serials were the Old Time Radio Detective equivalent of the Spaghetti Westerns.

The two serials I listened to were set in the United States, featuring Australian actors playing Americans. Overall, in the two serials I've listened to so far the actors and writers were quite proficient giving few clues that this wasn't really released from a big American city.

The main thing that stood out was when one of actors referred to getting "Petro," a term an American wouldn't use. However, that's somewhat nitpicky. I could imagine what an Englishman would say about some of our efforts to recreate Great Britain.

The theme music to the show is incredibly catchy with a great celtic beat. The dialogue is crisp and up to date. I had to do a couple searches to make sure this wasn't one of those mis-labeled "old time radio shows" that was really performed in the 1980s.

But it was written in the '50s, which made it quite impressive. Unlike, most American detective shows that were half hour dramas, Carter Brown mysteries were four part serials, allowing for more complex plots to develop.

Regarding the suitability of the shows, I've never read the Carter Brown books, but the radio shows fall safely into PG-territory as most vintage radio detectives do.

While Carter Brown mysteries doesn't easily lend itself to be included as one of our "Detective" shows given that they changed detectives every serial, it was still a worthwhile discovery.

 

Includes 34 Episodes!

MP3 Episodes On This CD:

Carter Brown 5xxxx - [01] Call for a Columnist Episode 1.mp3
Carter Brown 5xxxx - [02] Call for a Columnist Episode 2.mp3
Carter Brown 5xxxx - [03] Call for a Columnist Episode 3.mp3
Carter Brown 5xxxx - [04] Call for a Columnist Episode 4.mp3
Carter Brown 5xxxx - [17] Nightmare for Knight Episode 1.mp3
Carter Brown 5xxxx - [18] Nightmare for Knight Episode 2.mp3
Carter Brown 5xxxx - [19] Nightmare for Knight Episode 3.mp3
Carter Brown 5xxxx - [20] Nightmare for Knight Episode 4.mp3
Carter Brown 5xxxx - [29] Widow is Willing Episode 1.mp3
Carter Brown 5xxxx - [30] Widow is Willing Episode 2.mp3
Carter Brown 5xxxx - [31] Widow is Willing Episode 3.mp3
Carter Brown 5xxxx - [32] Widow is Willing Episode 4.mp3
Carter Brown 5xxxx - [37] High Sky Hoodoo Episode 1.mp3
Carter Brown 5xxxx - [38] High Sky Hoodoo Episode 2.mp3
Carter Brown 5xxxx - [39] High Sky Hoodoo Episode 3.mp3
Carter Brown 5xxxx - [40] High Sky Hoodoo Episode 4.mp3
Carter Brown 5xxxx - [41] Crime for a King Episode 1.mp3
Carter Brown 5xxxx - [42] Crime for a King Episode 2.mp3
Carter Brown 5xxxx - [43] Crime for a King Episode 3.mp3
Carter Brown 5xxxx - [44] Crime for a King Episode 4.mp3
Carter Brown 5xxxx - [49] Bella Donna Was Poison Episode 1.mp3
Carter Brown 5xxxx - [50] Bella Donna Was Poison Episode 2.mp3
Carter Brown 5xxxx - [51] Bella Donna Was Poison Episode 3.mp3
Carter Brown 5xxxx - [52] Bella Donna Was Poison Episode 4.mp3
Carter Brown 5xxxx - [69] The Lady Was Leathal Episode 1.mp3
Carter Brown 5xxxx - [70] The Lady Was Lethal Episode 2.mp3
Carter Brown 5xxxx - [71] The Lady Was Lethal Episode 3.mp3
Carter Brown 5xxxx - [72] The Lady Was Lethal Episode 4.mp3
Carter Brown 5xxxx - [77] Kudos for Kahn Episode 1.mp3
Carter Brown 5xxxx - [78] Kudos for Kahn Episode 2.mp3
Carter Brown 5xxxx - [79] Kudos for Kahn Episode 3.mp3
Carter Brown 5xxxx - [80] Kudos for Kahn Episode 4.mp3
Carter Brown 5xxxx - [xx][xx] Swimsuit Sweetheart.mp3

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