Dick Tracy            

Last Edited: 13-Jan-2014 A Global British Comedy Collaborative document. Edited by John Lucas
Broadcast source is BBC Radio Four unless otherwise indicated. Recording quality is considered good unless otherwise indicated.

A juvenile detective serial based on the comic strip, it ran from 1934-1948.

Date
Title Cast Parameters
1935
pilot
Tess Disappears
[no credits]
11:22, 10661, M
08-Feb-1938
27
The Black Pearl Of Osirus
[no credits] 14:50, 13920, M
09-Feb-1938 28
Pat Goes Overboard
[no credits] 14:45, 13843, M
10-Feb-1938 29
Mystery In The Hold
[no credits] 14:44, 13817, M
11-Feb-1938 30
Dick Is Shot
[no credits] 14:38, 13720, M
14-Feb-1938 31
Dick Gets the Ring Of Osirus
[no credits] 14:34, 13667, M
15-Feb-1938 32
Dick Finds the Black Pearl
[no credits] 14:37, 13717, M
16-Feb-1938 33
Agent Is Murdered
[no credits] 14:37, 13709, M
17-Feb-1938 34
Gang After The Ring
[no credits] 14:32, 13636, M
18-Feb-1938 35
Dick Captures The Gang
[no credits] 14:36, 13694, M
21-Feb-1938 36
Pat Is Hypnotized
[no credits] 14:42, 13783, M
22-Feb-1938 37
Dick Is Captured
[no credits] 14:36, 13697, M
23-Feb-1938 38
Dick Escapes
[no credits] 14:25, 13520, M
24-Feb-1938 39
Junior Kidnapped
[no credits] 14:53, 13964, M
25-Feb-1938 40
Junior Escapes
[no credits] 14:44, 13828, M
11-Apr-1938
71
Mounties At Pitchblend
[no credits] 14:52, 13947, M
12-Apr-1938 72
Snow Slide
[no credits] 14:58, 14045, M
13-Apr-1938 73
Who Is The Purple Rider
[no credits] 14:53, 13968, M
14-Apr-1938 74
Junior Is Kidnapped
[no credits] 14:49, 13898, M
15-Apr-1938 75
Junior Sends A Mirror Message
[no credits] 14:55, 13994, M
18-Apr-1938 76
Junior Rescued By And Captures Purple Rider
[no credits] 14:53, 13965, M
19-Apr-1938 77
Dick Lassoes The Purple Rider
[no credits] 15:02, 14100, M
20-Apr-1938 78
The Purple Rider Exposed
[no credits] 14:52, 13940, M
25-Apr-1938 81
Tracy Rescued And Kyle Captured
[no credits] 14:59, 14055, M
26-Apr-1938 82
Invisible Ink
[no credits] 14:55, 14000, M
10-Jan-1944

Case Of The Hooting Owl
[no credits] 14:58, 14038, M
ABC Blue
05-May-1944

Espionage At The Circus
[no credits] 14:03, 13173, M
1944

Case Of The Firebug Murders
(may be a repeat of 3-Jul-1938)
[no credits] 25:00, 23449, M
01-May-1945

Case Of The Empty Safe
[no credits] 14:55, 13996, M
08-May-1945
On The Trail Of The Nighthawks
[no credits] 14:35, 13685, M
22-Jun-1945

Case Of The Pigeon Blood Ruby
[no credits] 14:57, 14025, M
13-Sep-1945

Case Of The Buried Treasure
[no credits] 14:29, 13561, M
20-Sep-1945
21-Sep-1945
24-Sep-1945

Case Of The Man Without A Head
[no credits] 14:08, 13263, M
13:33, 12706, M
13:38, 12796, M
35-Oct-1945

Case Of The Trained Seal
[no credits] 14:44, 13825, M
22-Nov-1945

New Mystery Begins
[no credits] 14:44, 13816, M
19-Jan-1946

Case Of The Dark Corridor
[no credits] 29:43, 27870, M
13-Sep-1946
16-Sep-1946

Case Of The Broken Window
[no credits] 14:18, 13413, M
14:33, 13649, M
11-Dec-1946

Case Of The Campus Murder
[no credits] 11:52, 11132, M
14-Jan-1947

Case Of The Careless Black Widow
[no credits] 14:22, 13472, M
21-Jan-1947
22-Jan-1947

Case Of The Moth And The Flame
[no credits] 14:26, 13543, M
14:27, 13554, M
15-May-1947

Case Of The Noaccount Swindle
[no credits] 14:44, 13817, M
14-Jul-1947

Case Of The Crooked Finger
[no credits] 14:34, 13658, M
23-Jul-1947

Case Of The Unfunny Clowns
[no credits] 14:34, 13669, M
ABC
20-Aug-1947

Case Of The Sinister Second
[no credits] 13:44, 12883, M
03-Sep-1947
04-Sep-1947
11-Sep-1947

Case Of The Low Hijack
[no credits] 13:53, 13025, M
14:58, 14056, M
14:58, 14043, M
10-Oct-1947
16-Oct-1947
24-Oct-1947

Case Of The Book Of Four Kings
[no credits] 15:18, 14352, M
14:58, 14044, M
13:48, 12939, M
31-Oct-1947
06-Nov-1947
14-Oct-1947

Case Of The Honorable Mr. Malice
[no credits] 13:52, 13008, M
15:00, 14074, M
13:48, 12950, M
18-Nov-1947
19-Nov-1947
21-Nov-1947

Case Of The Deadly Tip Off
[no credits] 15:00, 14188, M
14:57, 14018, M
14:43, 13812, M
16-Dec-1947
19-Dec-1947
22-Dec-1947

Case Of The Poisonous Timber
[no credits] 14:33, 13652, M
13:47, 12937, M
14:05, 13206, M
31-Dec-1947
08-Jan-1948

Case Of The Big Black Box
[no credits] 14:39, 13990, M
missing
1947

The Graveyard Watch
[no credits] 15:02, 14108, M
22-Jan-1948
27-Jan-1948

Case Of The Positive Negative
[no credits] 14:33, 13656, M
14:45, 13843, M
08-Apr-1948

Case Of The Mermaid's Mirrors
[no credits] 14:39, 13739, M
26-Apr-1948

Case Of The Careless Crooner
[no credits] 14:37, 13714, M
unknown

Flattop
[no credits] 12:54, 12109, M
unknown

Doc Benson
[no credits] 14:02, 13166, M

Documentaries and Collateral Material
Date Title Cast Parameters
15-Feb-1945  Dick Tracy In B Flat  Bing Crosby, Dinah Shore, Harry von Zell, Jerry Colonna,
Bob Hope, Frank Morgan, Jimmie Durante, Judy Garland,
Andrews Sisters, Frank Sinatra,  
47:20, 44376, M