HARRY NILE RETURNS TO KIRKLAND PERFORMANCE CENTER ON MONDAY MAY 20TH.
Yes Harry Nile, the hard luck Private Eye of the 1950’s is coming back to the Kirkland Performance Center for our next live recording session on Monday May 20th. Last time we were at KPC Jim French Productions was celebrating the 15th anniversary of The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and to help make the evening even more special Harry gave up his usual time to let JFP record a double length Holmes adventure. Now he’s back, with a new tale of a murder that may not have happened and a suspect who admits she could be guilty, should be guilty but just may not be. We call it "It’s More Complicated Then You Think." The show will feature Mary Kae Irvin, Ellen McLain, Anna-Lisa Carlson, Maggie Stenson, Gary Schwartz and of course Larry Albert as Harry Nile.
Following Harry’s story we’ll be recording episode 110 of the Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes written by M. J. Elliott and starring John Patrick Lowrie, the longest running audio Holmes in the history of American radio. Ellen McLain will return to the stage along with Dennis Bateman, Lawrence Albert and John Murray as Inspector Gregson. The story is called "The Ferrers Engine" and it is unlike any Holmes investigation we’ve ever presented.
For tickets just call the Kirkland Performance Center box off at 425 893 990 or go on line to kpcenter.org. The doors open at 7:00 with curtain going up at 7:30. Remember that’s Monday night May 20th. KPC’s address is 350 Kirkland Ave. Kirkland WA. We’ll see ya there
HERE'S ANOTHER TWENTY EPISODES JUST ADDED TO THE SINGLE EPISODE DOWNLOAD COLLECTION
FROM CRISIS –- SATURDAY IT RAINED – Original Air Date 2/21/74 An escaped convict terrorizes an old woman in her home, but is she completely defenseless?
UNCLE JOHN'S TROUBLE - Original Air Date 5/9/74 A kindly old man can accurately predict the future, so he's shown the same respect such seers have enjoyed throughout time...he's put in a mental institution.
FROM DAMERON –- THE MIND CHANGERS- Original Air Date 8/28/73After the disappearance of six British scientists Dameron looks for the key in a quaint English Village.
FROM HARRY NILE – BLUES FOR MAGGIE BROWN – Original air date 6/4/95 Harry goes ghost hunting when a jazz singer hires him to give the final downbeat to an unwanted spook. Featuring Russell Johnson (Gilligan's Island) and Harry Anderson (Night Court).
THE CASE OF THE SANDS OF TIME – Original air date 10/9/94 A six-year-old murder pops up to give Harry Nile a headache and get him into a shootout.
MY KID, THE COP – Original air date 7/2/95 A dying man's plea sends Harry back to Chicago and the police department he was forced to leave.
THE SAM NAVOLA MATTER– Original air date 5/7/95 John Ratzenberger, "Cheers" and Dancing With the Stars" guest stars as a rival P. I. who takes it on himself to both teach Harry how to be a successful detective and catch a prowler.
WAR COMES TO HARRY NILE CHAPTER 11: SECRET MISSION – Original air date 12/18/11 December 1941 the first wartime Christmas for the USA since 1917, just weeks after surprise attack on Pearl Harbor; Harry agrees to take on a domestic surveillance case because there might be a slim chance he'd be helping the war effort. How, he's not sure and why should modified B-25 bombers have anything to do with it?
THE DEED – Original air date 10/09/11 If you're Harry Nile you've never really owned anything, outside of a car, in your life. Suddenly out of nowhere you're a landlord, with renters and all the problems that go with the position including the murder of your benefactor.
WHAT WOULD HARRY DO – Original air date 2/02/12 It's boy's night out to honor a departed homicide detective, and as happens in these situations the wine flows and bets are made. This time it's detectives Butterfiled, Bellano and Meeker all laying down money to see who will be the first to solve the only case their late buddy couldn't close. Guest starring John Patrick Lowrie (Sherlock Holmes, Terry Rose (Kincaid, the Strangeseeker) and Stephan Weyte (Kerides the Thinker)
WHAT'S IN GRANDMA'S PIANO – Original air date 11/13/11 It happens everyday, an old friend from home comes to visit and asks you to go along to help them pick up a family heirloom, your coffee is drugged and the two of you wake up in a badly recreated nightclub. Oh yeah, and you're locked in and the guy on the other side of the door is a whack job. Better Harry Nile then you right?
MOVIES FOR YOUR MIND –- THIRDS –- Original air date 4/27/03 The passing of an old silent film actress and a misplaced piece of paper leads to some almost too clever legal maneuvering.
TO PLAY THE HERO –- Original air date 10/30/11 From the mind of our Scottish master of the macabre Daniel McGachey comes this dark tale of mystic revelations and the chance of cheating death… but at what cost?
SHERLOCK HOLMES – THE COVETOUS HUNTSMAN - Original air date 7/25/04 Episode 51 of "The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson take on a case that has all of the earmarks of murder for revenge.
THE ELUSIVE MR. PHILLIMORE - Original air date 5/27/12 Episode 105 of "The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. Both Sherlock Holmes and Scotland Yard are called in when papers vital to national security go missing. But the main suspect vanishes, and it seems as though fate is conspiring against Holmes and Watson, leading them to a literal dead end.
THE INSPECTOR OF GRAVES - Original air date 7/16/06 Episode 71 of "The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. Are there problems the solutions of which are better left unsolved? This is a question that confronts Holmes and Watson during their investigation of a case that leads to opening a grave and scaring an elderly mother half to death. Featuring Cynthia Lauren Tewes.
THE MAN WITH THE TWISTED LIP - Original air date 2/26/12 Episode Thirty-two of "The Classic Adventures of Sherlock Holmes." How can a man so completely disappear from a room where all that is left of him is a box of toys and a coat whose pockets are stuff with coins? This is a one of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's most ingenious stories. Guest starring Cynthia Lauren Tewes.
THE MYSTERY AT MANDRAKES'S CIRCUS - Original air date 9/25/11 Episode 99 of "The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes." A day at the circus in the 1890's was a major event for all who went. Lions, tigers, clowns, the lady bareback rider, Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson. Yes it's the Baker Street Duo and no cotton candy for them. They're out to stop a possible murder.
THE SUSSEX VAMPIRE - Original air date 1/29/12 Episode Thirty-one of "The Classic Adventures of Sherlock Holmes." There have been many pastiches written where Sherlock Holmes confronts Count Dracula… this isn't one of them. However Conan Doyle does raise the question of the un-dead in this classic tale from the canon.
THE THREE DEATHS OF ERASMUS CROW - Original air date 1/29/12 Episode 102 of "The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes." This installment was inspired by a reference in the Conan Doyle story "The Mazarin Stone" and takes place just prior to the events of episode #92 "The Adventure of the Invisible Man." Dr. Watson and many others are witness to the death of a Christmas partygoer; the only trouble is the good doctor saw the same corpse on a slab in the morgue three months earlier! Guest starring, from "The Love Boat" Cynthia Lauren Tewes.
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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TWENTY-TWO NEW SHOWS HAVE BEEN ADDED TO THE SINGLE EPISODE DOWNLOAD FILE
FROM HARRY NILE – ALMOST AS GOOD AS NEW – Original air date 11/7/93 Harry buys a "new" used car and almost doesn't survive his first ride in it when someone decides a bullet hole would add just the right touch.
ALOHA MEANS GOODBYE – Original air date 9/5/93 Sometimes for Harry Nile the cases are mundane, checking up on an errant wife, but the locations, in this case Hawaii, makes even the ordinary worthwhile… until the bullets start flying. Guest starring Richard Sanders
DON'T FORGET TO WRITE – Original air date 9/11/11 Murphy's written a book and she's talking to a publisher, is this a new Murphy? Well, yes and no. It's a new sound for Harry Nile's girl Friday but it's the same old Murph, what with a person being shot and killed in front of her and all. Mary Anne Dorward makes her debut as the new voice of the redhead with the photographic memory.
I, WITNESS – Original air date 2/20/11 When Harry Nile tells a guy "I've been shot before" and the guy says "Yeah, but have you ever been dead before?" you've got to figure our boy has gotten himself and Murphy into one really tight situation.
A MINOR DETAIL – Original air date 3/18/12 Chapter 12 of "War Comes to Harry Nile." It's late 1944, the allies are pushing the Germans back across Europe toward Germany; Japan is faring no better. In Los Angeles Harry Nile is still working to keep his agency alive while working at a defense plant during the week. His new case is a puzzler, why would anybody steal a vintage car that stands out like a newborn baby in a retirement home.
THE MOBIUS MATTER – Original air date 11/21/04 This was Phil Harper's last appearance as Harry Nile before his sudden passing in October of 2004. This story first aired on November 21st of that same year.Harry 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".
FROM HILARY CAINE – PRACTICE TO DECEIVE – Original air date 4/15/12 On they're way back to London after solving "The Door to Door Murder Case," Hilary and Finn are stopped at the train station and asked to investigate "The Case of the Old Woman Dumped Down a Well With a Bullet Hole in Her Head." Guest starring Richard Sanders from "WKRP in Cincinnati."
THE SCHEME OF THINGS – Original air date 2/18/07 Yes, Tittle-Tattle magazine's "Girl" detective returns with new tale of murder among the upper classes of 1930's England.
SEEK AND YE SHALL FIND – Original air date 6/26/11 What have you got when there's been a murder and all of the suspects were at the scene of the crime and all of them had guns? A relatively simple case, just match the bullet from the victim's body to the weapon and you've got your killer… unless the round went clean through and can't be found. The perfect crime you say, not with Hilary and Finn on the case in this special double length story.
TRULY, MADLY HILARY - Original air date 5/29/11 Tittle -Tattle Magazine's favorite detective is down with a cold so it looks like Inspector Finn is on his own when it comes to solving his latest murder investigation… or is he?
FROM KERIDES, THE THINKER – DEATH OVER DINNER - Original air date 9/18/11 Episode Seven of Kerides, the Thinker. Kerides is now working for General Karnak and bringing in regular money, so Adrea decides its time for a night out. A little wine some dinner and a dead body? Some days it doesn't pay to leave the house.
THE SCENE OF THE CRIME Original air date 5/13/12 Episode Nine of Kerides, the Thinker. Its murder again in ancient Egypt and out favorite young Greek scholar and Adrea are up to their ears in it. Only this time the investigation takes a new and not wholly unexpected turn.
THE RETURN OF THE QUEEN Original air date 2/20/12 Episode Eight of Kerides, the Thinker. In this special double-length episode our favorite young mystery solving Greek philosopher along with Adrea, his sharp tongued companion, into the world of those who travel in time and space. You can imagine how well that goes in ancient Egypt.
FROM KINCAID –– TALISMAN - Original air date 4/15/12 Over the years Mike and Shelly have dealt with vampires, time travelers, demons and the devil himself. Ever wonder what would happen if any of these entities ever decided to teach them a lesson about butting into their business?
A TERRIBLE BEAUTY - Original air date 12/11/05 Kincaid investigates a supernatural story from the art world where the saying "I'd die to own that" is taken literally.
THE WALLS HAVE EARS - Original air date 3/20/11 Can the dead still speak to us without being ghosts or heard on recordings? Mike and Shelly interview a scientist who says yes but is he all there or a dangerous lunatic?
FROM RAFFLES - IDES OF MARCH –- Original air date 7/18/04 The first episode of "Raffles, The Gentleman Thief", adapted by M. J. Elliott from the original story by the brother-in-law of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, E.W. Hornung.
A PIECE OF CAKE - Original air date 10/16/11 A. J. Raffles is as meticulous in planning his robberies as he is in his efforts on the Cricket pitch. Therefore when something does go amiss it is so unusual as to be beyond belief.
FROM SHERLOCK HOLMES – THE ADDLETON TRAGEDY - Original air date 4/22/12 Based on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's non-Holmes story "The Man With Six Watches" this story finds the Baker Street Duo involved in one of the most unusual disappearance cases to ever come their way.
THE ADVENTURE OF THE BORGIA RING - Original air date 3/25/12 This is a special double-length tale of Sherlock Holmes before he met Watson. A man is found murdered in a boxing ring with a sword in his back. This could be quite a feather in the cap for the young Holmes if he can solve it. Or it could be a career ending defeat.
THE ADVENTURE OF THE FATAL ANNIVERSARY - Original air date 10/23/11Episode 100 of "The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes." Normally when celebrating an anniversary a cake or flowers or a card of some sort is presented, but with Sherlock Holmes it means getting his friend and biographer Dr. Watson involved in a murder investigation.
THE ADVENTURE OF THE FOOLS ERRAND - Original air date 11/27/11 Take a lady cat lover, a miser, a politician and a human bullhorn, put them all into one manor house add in Holmes and Watson and you've got a perfect recipe for murder.
THE ADVENTURE OF THE MIND READER - Original air date 4/16/00 Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson work to prevent the assassination of a visiting dignitary. Starring John Gilbert as Holmes.
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
All new items are available as CDs and downloads.
MORE TITLES ARE NOW AVAILIBLE ON THE SINGLE EPISODES FILE
FROM HARRY NILE – CASE OF THE EXETER AUDITION - Original air date 7/4/93 Two performers from radio's "Golden Age" guest star in this story of a missing movie star, Dick Beals, the voice of Speedy Alka-Selzter and Parley Baer, Gunsmoke & Suspense.
A DANGEROUS GAME – Original air date 3/13/11 Harry Nile hasn't touched a deck of cards in many a year but being asked to be the "dummy" in a bridge game seemed easy enough until he becomes a fourth for death.
FUNERAL AT MIDNIGHT – Original air date 5/8/94 Gilligan's Island stars Dawn Welles and Russell Johnson are together again in this story of a strange burial
SATURDAY NIGHT SPECIAL – Original air date 6/19/11 Back in 1960 as today people would receive a lot of odd things through the mail but how many can say they've been sent a loaded hand gun and not just loaded but set to blow up in the recipient's face? Who would send such a thing and why? That's what Harry Nile is hired to find out.
SOB SISTERS – Original air date 11/29/92 This is a tale of sibling greed, a mysterious last will and finding Murphy a new place to live.
THE SOUTHERN DOUBLE-CROSS – Original air date 11/11/01 Harry heads south to investigate a possible real estate swindle and finds that in New Orleans they have their own way of doing things. Featuring Russell Johnson of "Gilligan's Island"
THE HANDSHAKE – Original air date 3/21/04 Harry is involved in a real estate deal that has all the earmarks of...well he can't quite figure it out. Guest starring Baseball Hall of Fame announcer Dave Neihaus
FROM SHERLOCK HOLMES – THE FIRST MATE'S JACKET - Original air date 8/21/05 Episode 64 of "The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. Dr. Watson aids a shipwrecked couple thereby involving Holmes in a battle of wits with cold-blooded evil
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
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!