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Thorndyke
Forensic detective stories dramatised by the BBC

Dr John Thorndyke, forensic detective, was the early 20th century invention of R Austin Freeman. Like Sherlock Holmes, he uses logic and deduction to solve crimes, though without Holmes pomposity.

Although around 40 short stories about Thorndyke were written, the BBC adapted just 6 for this first series and 3 for Series 2, though all make for good listening.

  1. A Mysterious Visitor (4.8Mb)
  2. The Puzzle Lock (4.7Mb)
  3. A Mystery of the Sand Hills (4.8Mb)
  4. Pathologist to the Rescue (4.8Mb)
  5. The Secret of the Urn (4.8Mb)
  6. Pandora's Box (4.8Mb)
  7. The Stolen Ingots (9.9Mb)
  8. Rex v Burnaby (9.8Mb)
  9. The Stalking Horse (9.9Mb)

MP3 files hosted by archive.org.