Based on the popular characters created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle,
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes aired on coast-to-coast radio
beginning Monday October 20, 1930 and ran until June 5, 1955. Over
time, there were 574 broadcasts on the NBC, Mutual and ABC network
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.