Based on the popular characters created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle,
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes began on coast-to-coast radio
from Monday October 20, 1930 until June 5, 1955. There were 574
broadcasts over the NBC, Mutual and ABC networks. The original
cast featured William Gillette as Holmes and Leigh Lovell as Dr.
Watson. The first sponsor was George Washington Coffee. The
announcer was Joseph Bell.