The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

Old-time Radio Show 1939-46

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The first table below has all of the 54 Rathbone and Bruce episodes that I currently have in my collection. They're listed by broadcast date, and there's also a broadcast script in pdf format which is great to read whilst imagining Rathbone and Bruce's voices doing the parts. The second table lists the 38 episodes starring Nigel Bruce and Tom Conway.

I'm always on the lookout for more episodes, the chances of any of the missing ones showing up are slim but I hope there's at least a few hidden away in a forgotten box or attic that haven't been found yet. If and when I'm lucky enough to get any more, I'll add them to the lists.

The episodes available for download below are in their original state, with all the adverts left intact. Old-time Radio episodes are in the public domain, so free from copyright. Please click on the links below to download the episodes (mp3 format).

I've edited out the annoying interruptions that take up 6 minutes per episode on average from all the episodes in my possession, while keeping some of the chatter between Dr. Watson and the host for continuity. These edited episodes are available to buy on CD here, purchasers of the CD will be emailed any future episodes added to my collection.

Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce at the mic Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce at the mic
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Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce Episode List

º = poor quality recording
† = very poor quality recording
Broadcast Date Download Icon
The Bruce Partington Plans º 06 | 11 | 1939 Download
The Adventure of the Musgrave Ritual SCRIPT ONLY (pdf) 11 | 12 | 1939 Download
The Retired Colourman º 11 | 03 | 1940 Download
The Copper Beeches 08 | 10 | 1940 Download
The Hound of the Baskervilles - Part 5 (final third missing) º 09 | 02 | 1941 Download
The Mystery of Mrs Warren's Key 07 | 12 | 1941 Download
The Cardboard Box † (partial episode) 27 | 08 | 1943 Download
The Adventure of the Superfluous Pearl º 22 | 05 | 1944 Download
The Book of Tobit 26 | 03 | 1945 Download
The Amateur Mendicant Society 02 | 04 | 1945 Download
The Viennese Strangler 09 | 04 | 1945 Download
The Notorious Canary Trainer 23 | 04 | 1945 Download
The Unfortunate Tobacconist 30 | 04 | 1945 Download
The Purloined Ruby 07 | 05 | 1945 Download
In Flanders Field 14 | 05 | 1945 Download
The Missing Bloodstains º 15 | 05 | 1945 Download
The Paradol Chamber 21 | 05 | 1945 Download
The Limping Ghost 03 | 09 | 1945 Download
The Story of Colonel Warburton's Madness 10 | 09 | 1945 Download
The Case of the Out of Date Murder 17 | 09 | 1945 Download
The Eyes of Mr. Leyton 24 | 09 | 1945 Download
The Problem of Thor Bridge 10 | 01 | 1945 Download
The Mystery of the Vanishing White Elephant 08 | 10 | 1945 Download
The Manor House Case 15 | 10 | 1945 Download
The Great Gandolfo 22 | 10 | 1945 Download
Murder by Moonlight 29 | 10 | 1945 Download
The Gunpowder Plot 05 | 11 | 1945 Download
The Speckled Band 12 | 11 | 1945 Download
The Case of the Double Zero 19 | 11 | 1945 Download
The Case of the Accidental Murderess 26 | 11 | 1945 Download
Murder in The Casbah 03 | 12 | 1945 Download
A Scandal in Bohemia 10 | 12 | 1945 Download
The Second Generation 17 | 12 | 1945 Download
The Night Before Christmas 24 | 12 | 1945 Download
The Strange Case of the Iron Box 31 | 12 | 1945 Download
The Strange Case of the Murder In Wax 07 | 01 | 1946 Download
Murder Beyond Mountains 15 | 01 | 1946 Download
The Telltale Pigeon Feathers 21 | 01 | 1946 Download
The Strange Case of the Demon Barber 28 | 01 | 1946 Download
The Indiscretion of Mr. Edwards 04 | 02 | 1946 Download
The Guileless Gypsy 11 | 02 | 1946 Download
The Camberwell Poisoners 18 | 02 | 1946 Download
The Terrifying Cats with Eric Snowden as Dr. Watson 25 | 02 | 1946 Download
The Submarine Caves 04 | 03 | 1946 Download
The Adventure of the Living Doll 11 | 03 | 1946 Download
The Adventure of the Blarney Stone 18 | 03 | 1946 Download
The Girl with the Gazelle 25 | 03 | 1946 Download
April Fools' Day Adventure 01 | 04 | 1946 Download
The Adventure of the Disappearing Scientists 08 | 04 | 1946 Download
The Mystery of the Headless Monk 15 | 04 | 1946 Download
The Tankerville Club Scandal 22 | 04 | 1946 Download
The Waltz of Death 29 | 04 | 1946 Download
The Man with the Twisted Lip 06 | 05 | 1946 Download
The Strange Adventure of the Uneasy Easy Chair 13 | 05 | 1946 Download
The Haunting of Sherlock Holmes with Joseph Kearns as Dr Watson 20 | 05 | 1946 Download
aThe Singular Affair of the Baconian Cipher 27 | 05 | 1946 Download

The Singular Affair of the Baconian Cipher was Rathbone's final show and he was replaced by Tom Conway for a further 38 episodes, with Nigel Bruce continuing as Dr. Watson. All the shows are listed below for download.
Advert-free versions of these episodes are available to buy here.

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Nigel Bruce and Tom Conway Episode List

º = poor quality recording Broadcast Date Download Icon
The Adventure of the Stuttering Ghost 12 | 10 | 1946 Download
The Adventure of the Black Angus 19 | 10 | 1946 Download
The Clue of the Hungry Cat 26 | 10 | 1946 Download
The Adventure of the Original Hamlet 02 | 11 | 1946 Download
The Singular Adventure of the Dying Schoolboys 09 | 11 | 1946 Download
The Adventure of the Genuine Guarnarius 16 | 11 | 1946 Download
The Adventure of the Sally Martin 23 | 11 | 1946 Download
Death of Mrs Abernathy º 30 | 11 | 1946 Download
The Case of the Coptic Compass º 07 | 12 | 1946 Download
The Adventure of the Elusive Emerald 14 | 12 | 1946 Download
The Adventure of the Grand Old Man 21 | 12 | 1946 Download
The Singular Affair of the White Cockerel 28 | 12 | 1946 Download
The Darlington Substitution Case º 04 | 01 | 1947 Download
The Adventure of the Devil’s Foot 13 | 01 | 1947 Download
The Singular Affair of the Babbling Butler 27 | 01 | 1947 Download
The Adventure of the the Dying Detective 03 | 02 | 1947 Download
The Strange Case of the Persecuted Millionaire 10 | 02 | 1947 Download
The Adventure of the Haunted Bagpipes 17 | 02 | 1947 Download
The Horseless Carriage 24 | 02 | 1947 Download
Queue for Murder 03 | 03 | 1947 Download
The Singular Affair of the Egyptian Curse with Ben Wright as Holmes 10 | 03 | 1947 Download
The Adventure of the Creeping Man 17 | 03 | 1947 Download
The Adventure of the Scarlet Worm 24 | 03 | 1947 Download
The Adventure of Maltree Abbey 31 | 03 | 1947 Download
The Tolling Bell 07 | 04 | 1947 Download
The Adventure of the Carpathian Horror 14 | 04 | 1947 Download
The Lion's Mane 21 | 04 | 1947 Download
The Island of Death 28 | 04 | 1947 Download
The Remarkable Affair of the Pointless Robbery 05 | 05 | 1947 Download
The Adventure of Wisteria Lodge 12 | 05 | 1947 Download
The Harley Street Murders 19 | 05 | 1947 Download
The Adventure of the Submerged Baronet 26 | 05 | 1947 Download
The Red Headed League 02 | 06 | 1947 Download
Murder in the Locked Room 09 | 06 | 1947 Download
Death in the North Sea 16 | 06 | 1947 Download
Adventure of the Speckled Band 23 | 06 | 1947 Download
The Adventure of the Innocent Murderess 30 | 06 | 1947 Download
The Adventure of the Iron Maiden 07 | 07 | 1947 Download