December 22, 2021 Subject:
Back in the mid-sixties, when I was a young teenager, a local radio station would play these stories on Sunday nights. I would listen to them on a radio in my bedroom with my door closed and the lights out before going to sleep. You cannot believe how happy I am to find these stories again! Thank you so much for preserving them and providing such easy access to them.
May 16, 2021 Subject:
Orsen Welles presents stories from Scotland Yard's 'black museum' of crime, based on true crimes recorded in the files of the British police.
Aired in the 1950s, this series was one of several radio shows on which Welles contributed his considerable talents, after rising to frame with the ultimate radio experience: this was the man who panicked America in 1938, with the radio adaptation of 'The War Of The Worlds'.
These crimes, showcased here, are not sensationlised. But they hardly need to be. This was the beginning of the True Crimes format in modern broadcasting, presenting real cases that were every bit as compelling as the detective and police fiction of the time.
December 24, 2013 Subject:
A different era.
These programs are a great piece of history. How different the police were in those days. It seems the public called them sir and they had to do the job the hard way unlike today when a computer does all the work for them. The police may have become more distant to the public today but the same old crimes never seem to alter. It's great entertainment and I'd far prefer this program to a modern radio program such as the archers, and before political correctness blighted our lives.
April 12, 2009 Subject:
A good effort
This is excellent entertainment even though the stories are not always accurate. Orson Welles voice as the narrator adds something though the accompanying 'music' can be quite annoying, but I suppose that this was used a time filler.