The Casebook of Gregory Hood

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The Casebook of Gregory Hood

Postby Brianh4u » Mon Dec 07, 2009 2:53 pm

Just letting people know that some of the radio scripts from the "Casebook of Gregory Hood" written by Anthony Boucher and Denis Green are now available in paperback from Crippen & Landru Publishing, as part of their lost classics series. Good addition to any radio collector's library. Hopefully they will publish others as well.

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Re: The Casebook of Gregory Hood

Postby Damian » Tue Nov 15, 2011 3:54 am

The Casebook of Gregory Hood was initially a summer replacement for Sherlock Holmes in 1946 and had much in common with the series for which it was a temporary replacement. It shared the same writers (Boucher and Green) and the curious feature of the announcer discussing the case with one or more of the lead actors. Only a very few episodes of "The Casebook of Gregory Hood" survive.
The Casebook of Gregory Hood was heard from 06/03/46 to 12/25/49 over the MUTUAL radio network. Gale Gordon played the title role until 03/01/48 when Elliott Lewis (picture on right) took over the role. Several additional actors also appeared as Hood. In 1949 Jackson Beck, followed by Paul McGrath and Martin Gabel. The series also had a brief run on ABC from 01/25/50 until 08/31/50.

Anthony Boucher (1911-1968) and Denis Green (1905-1954) created one of the finest detective dramas ever to be broadcast during radio s Golden Age. The Casebook of Gregory Hood features a wealthy San Francisco importer and man-about-town who are drawn into mysterious cases as an amateur sleuth. Each of the cases, whether involving a beeswax candle, or a red capsule, or a sad clown, or an elusive violin, is meticulously plotted so that the listener can, if he or she is clever enough, deduce the solution.

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Re: The Casebook of Gregory Hood

Postby Lou » Tue Nov 22, 2011 11:20 pm

Several Casebook MP3s appear to be in the public domain, and are available at this link: ... HoodPage2/

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