Sirius/XM to drop Book Radio?
Sirius/XM to drop Book Radio?Some sad news has come our way for those of you who have been listening to us over the Sirius/XM satellite radio system, as of June 30th we are told that Book Radio is being dropped and Imagination Theatre, Harry Nile, Sherlock Holmes and the rest of our gang will no longer be broadcast. We'll still be around just no longer on their system. To help us get over this loss please send dark chocolate.
41 New shows have been added to the Single Episode Download Page
A BLADE OF GRASS Original Air Date 11/11/76 Why is the sole survivor of a space disaster being kept from public view?
THE THING IN THE WOODS - Original Air Date 4/11/74 A post-Armageddon story about a family fleeting an unknown peril deep in the woods.
THE VILKMAN THEORY - Original Air Date 4/25/74 A scientist believes that werewolves exist and he is sure he is about to find one. But has he really thought this through?
THE EARTH IS OUR - Original Air Date 9/11/73 This time out Dameron's helping NASA to find the source of radio signals that are filling the entire radio spectrum of the planet, except at the poles.
ROOSTERTAIL - Original Air Date 9/18/73 The fast boats, the big buck and murder. Dameron takes on the mystery of the exploding hydroplane racing boat and the death of the driver. Guest starring Hydro racing legend Bill Muncey
THE CASE OF THE BAFFLED BALLERINA Original air date 12/4/94 It's a case of manslaughter and blackmail with Harry to the rescue, we hope.
THE CASE OF THE DOMINANT SEVENTH Original air date 1/1/95 A music school starts playing some harsh notes when someone begins terrorizing the staff
THE CASE OF THE FISHEYE MURDERS Original air date 7/31/94 Harry discovers that a deck of cards can lead to recreation or mutiple murders.
THE CASE OF THE GOLDEN CAVALRY PART ONE Original air date 1/15/12 A murdered man is found with Harry's business card, happens all the time, but this guy wasn't even a client. However before our boy can figure it out he becomes involved with the Napoleonic Wars and a former TV personality with an ego the size of the universe. All this before breakfast.
THE CASE OF THE GOLDEN CAVALRY PART TWO Original air date 1/22/12 Several new players join in the fun as Harry and Meeker finally make contact with the mysterious Mr. Verhagen and get a better idea of just who did kill Jim Pemberton.
THE CASE OF THE HOT YACHT Original air date 6/6/93 Harry's client is beautiful, Southerner and something he can't quite put his finger on.
THE CASE OF THE SINISTER MINISTER Original air date 8/7/94 Harry sets out to expose a radio preacher who believes it's better to receive then to give.
THE CASE OF THE SLEEPING WITNESS Original air date 1/4/98 People die in hospitals all the time but one death leads directly to Murphy's commitment of a serious felony.
THE CASE OF THE TEN STORY TOMBSTONE Original air date 2/6/94 Here's one about a bus ride, a dead guy named "Apple Nose" and $4,000.00 in bloodsoaked bills. Some guys have all the luck.
DEADLINE FOR MURDER Original air date 2/6/94 Here's one about a bus ride, a dead guy named "Apple Nose" and $4,000.00 in bloodsoaked bills. Some guys have all the luck.
THE DOLLAR VALUE OF DEATH Original air date 2/6/94 Going back to L. A. for the first time since he left in 1950, Harry looks for a missing man and finds out he's been typecast as a P. I. Guest starring Russell Johnson
DUTCHER'S BEAT Original air date 7/21/02 An old friend and an unsolved murder makes for a combination that finds Harry Nile right in the middle
FIVE FEET UNDER Original air date 5/20/12 Ever have one of those days when getting out of bed was the worst decision you could have made? Harry Nile is having one, what with a dead "almost "client, blackmail and murder all before the sunsets.
HARRY AND THE HOMEWORK Original air date 10/15/95 A surveillance case turns sour on him and Harry Nile couldn't be happier.
HARRY GOES UNDERGROUND Original air date 4/2/95 Are a series of mysterious robberies in 1950's Seattle successful because of dead 1920's bootleggers? Harry Nile thinks it's possible.
THE McLAUGHLIN MATTER Original air date 3/6/94 A weeping and frightened wife asks Harry Nile for protection from a murderous husband.
THE MEATLOAF MATTER Original air date 11/6/94 A missing person case doesn't get any easier when Harry Nile's right hand gal, Murphy, walks out of his life.
MIRACLE MILE Original air date 8/11/02 When a friend from his L. A. days asks Harry Nile to return to Southern Cal. and help get him out of a jam, Seattle's favorite P.I. hops the first plane out and flies straight into a mess he can do nothing to stop.
MOTIVE Original air date 6/8/03 Harry Nile is hired to prove that a confessed murderer didn't commit the crime he says he did. Featuring Russell Johnson of "Gilligan's Island"
MURPHY: WANTED FOR MURDER Original air date 1/9/94 America's favorite P.I's gal pal plays Good Samaritan and gets locked up for homicide.
OSTERMAN'S DREAM Original air date 2/5/95 A drive by shooting and a dream of his death take Harry Nile into the back alleys of Skid Row Seattle.
RICH LITTLE POOR GIRL Original air date 10/4/98 Harry Nile is called in to check out a little girl whose father has "abandoned" her in a Seattle motel room with a stuffed animal and thousands in cash.
SKIP TRACE Original air date 5/12/02 Harry Nile is asked by the widow of a sleazy P.I. to take up the case that may have cost her husband his life. Not much of an incentive, right?
STICKY FINGERS Original air date 12/2/92 Hired by a major department store to catch a shoplifter isn't exactly how Harry Nile hoped to spend Xmas.
THE EFFECT Original air date 4/29/12 This is chapter 13 "War Comes to Harry Nile." The war in Europe is over, in the Pacific the Allies are getting ready for the invasion of the Japanese Islands with low estimates for loss of life being around a million souls. Harry Nile isn't aware of that number when he's asked to guard a brand new invention that could shorten the war and cut the number of deaths by hundreds of thousands. No, it's not the Atomic Bomb.
THE KEY Original air date 5/2/93 Harry Nile's hired to locate a little old lady who steals house keys, and when he does, he finds she's been murdered.
THIRD FLOOR REAR Original air date 3/5/95 Harry Nile hates Baseball, but he hates dying even more. How can he use one to prevent the other?
WIRED FOR MURDER Original air date 5/9/04 A blind woman says overheard her stepson plotting her murder, but until he makes a move the police can't help her. So who you gonna call, Harry Nile of course.
THE WORTHINGTON COLLECTION Original air date 7/20/03 A two million dollar art theft involves Harry Nile in the world of a 1950's style self-help guru.
MOVIES FOR YOUR MIND -
THE DIOGENES SYNDROME - Original air date 1/16/94 A bump on the head causes a glib advertising man to utter nothing but the truth. Hmmm, truth in advertising, now there's a can of worms.
JERICHO'S GRAVE - Original air date 11/20/11 A story from the old west that can resonate with today. A dying man's life story can set a youth on the right road but will he listen?
MATCHMAKER - Original air date 3/16/03 How can a dead dentist, two complete strangers and spectral messages join together to make a
love story? Guest starring John Patrick Lowrie
THE DEMO - Original air date 1/18/04 Door to door selling is tough enough with bad weather; foul tempered dogs and the desperate need to make a sale. With all that does it really need to be dangerous as well?
THE LIEUTENANT - Original air date 8/6/94 A strange experience on the high desert reveals a secret gone very wrong.
THREE WISE MEN - Original air date 3/8/92 A retired B-52 pilot is recruited by his former commander to fly a secret nuclear strike mission against an ally.
THE MASTER CRAFTSMAN - Original air date 8/22/04 Holmes and Watson are asked to discover how a young woman was murdered in a room in which she was alone and all of the doors and windows were bolted.
THE HISTORY OF HARRY NILE IS COMPLETE
After ten years of work we're proud to announce the release of Volumes 26 and 27 of The History of Harry Nile, the last chapters of the story. These final two CD collections bring Harry and Murphy to November of 1959, a long way from our first volume that started their story back in December of 1939. Over twenty years in the life of America's favorite private investigator, 149 episodes.
In volume 26 you get:
THE FRENDS OF JULES RISKIN- In this special double length story, a stark tragedy brings Harry back to Chicago, and the family he left there.
A KEY TO MURDER- At last, here is the story of Harry Nile's very first case as a private investigator in Chicago.
TWENTY GRAND- A special double length Harry Nile adventure. Could a one-of-a-kind car be a cause for crime and suicide? Looking for the truth, Harry picks up an interesting helpmate and faces a man with murder on his mind.
THE FIFTH LETTER- Never Judge a book by its cover or a client by his bank balance. Harry learns this hard truth as he investigates a case of blackmail. Featuring Golden Age Radio and film stars Jean Rouverol (One Man's Family), James Lydon (Life With Father) along with TV and film star Alice Backes.
In volume 27 you'll hear:
THE CASE OF THE INTERSTATE STALKER- Harry plays a dangerous game when he comes to the aid of his sister Angie as she tries to out run the unwanted attentions of a madman.
THE MOBIUS MATTER- Harry Nile gets one for the books. A husband and wife each think one is trying to kill the other and both hire our boy to prove it. Featuring Richard Sanders of "WKRP in Cincinnati".
Three weeks after recording this last show Phil Harper suddenly passed away on October 11, 2004. He wanted Harry to carry on if anything happed to him and we have honored that request, but Phil will always be one of a kind. Curtin down. Three weeks after recording this last show Phil Harper suddenly passed away on October 11, 2004. He wanted Harry to carry on if anything happed to him and we have honored that request, but Phil will always be one of a kind. Curtin down.
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A NEW BOOK ABOUT OUR SHERLOCK HOLMES SERIES
M. J. Eilliott has just published a collection of scripts for both the Further Adventures and the Classic Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, a total of 11 in all. Its full of behind the scenes tidbits and the reader gets a real sense of what it takes to write for us. The Sherlock Holmes Society reviewed it thus: M J Elliott contributed his first script in 2003 and is now one of the most prolific and intelligent writers in the field. If you ve ever listened to a radio play and asked yourself, How did they do that? or even, Why did they do that? You'll love Sherlock Holmes on the Air. Source: Sherlock Holmes Society of London.
Look for it on Amazon.
MURPHY'S WRITTEN A BOOK
If Harry Nile's partner Murphy ever wrote a book what type do you would think it would be? Well, no need to wonder because she has written one, or rather May Anne Dorward the actror who plays Murphy has and it's one we here at JFP think would a great addition to anyone's personal library. It's call "Words to Thrive By" check it out on Amazon or go to Mary Anne's website at maryannedorward.com.
OUR NEXT LIVE PERFORMANCE WILL BE ON MONDAY JANUARY 28TH
Live performances at The Kirkland Performance Center
PAYPAL HAS COME TO JFP
We are now acceptng Paypal as a way to pay for all of your orders. So for those of you who aren't comfortable using your credit cards to order online here's a way that fast and easy.
IN THE NEWS:
John Patrick Lowrie (Sherlock Holmes) has a new book out called "Dancing With Eternity." It's his first novel and for those who love Science Fiction based on possible probabilities with a dash of swashbuckling and moral concepts that will stir a response in every reader, this is a must read. Check it out on Amazon.com.
Description: What would happen if Odysseus met Captain Ahab in the Fortieth Century? Only Captain Ahab is a beautiful woman named Steel who owns her own starship, and Odysseus is an unemployed actor named Mohandas who's stuck on the backside of a backwater moon because he won't pay his taxes. Everybody almost everybody lives forever, and there's a telepathic Internet that allows the entire population of the galaxy to communicate at will and even experience the world from another person's perspective
THE FURTHER ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES SET #5
All new items are available as CDs and downloads.
And the New Voice of Murphy is...? Mary Anne Dorward!
A graduate of the University of California, Berkeley Mary Anne has been a professional actress on stage, television and radio since she was 17. Her career has taken her from appearances on Broadway, Television and regional theatre to our microphones, appearing for the last 13 years as the voice of Dr. Watson' beloved wife Mary. Recently we were proud to announce her casting as the new voice of "Murphy" in our long running Private Detective series "The Adventures of Harry Nile." However, she is more then just a fine actor. Mary Anne is a veteran of the National Speakers Association, Global Speakers Federation, a speaker, author, coach, award-winning radio host and cancer survivor. She is committed to being a positive influence in the lives, organizations and companies she touches through her speaking and writing. She has coached leaders in the business and the not-for-profit communities to help them both gain visibility and raise millions of dollars.
Mary Anne's 10 year commitment to making the world a better place through her company, My Real Voice, extends beyond working with professionals to further their bottom line. She knows that the most important speech many of us give is a toast at a wedding, a eulogy, or for a dinner with friends. Mary Anne delights in working on projects of all scales, helping everyday speeches become extraordinary ones. Her new book "Words To Thrive By - Powerful Storied Of Courage and Hope" is set for a January 2012 release. Her website is www.myrealvoice.com
NEW SETS & VOLUMES AVAILABLE AS DOWNLOADS
THE FURTHER ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES SET #5
We have talked and talked and talked about the possibility of an App for our site. We've looked at the pros (of which there are many) and we've looked at the cons and even though there are fewer cons, they outway the pros.
And then we discovered QR codes. We will be slowly altering our printed materials, i.e. cd inserts and brochures, etc. to contain this handy little code so that you can simply scan it with your smartphone or tablet device and have it in your history to easily look up what we're doing at Jim French Productions.
As a preview, here's our code. Scan it with your favorite electronic gizmo and see what happens!