Based on the popular characters created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes began on coast-to-coast CBS radio in 1930. These early broadcasts were always dramatizations of the original Doyle short stories and novels. The first Holmes radio drama was "The Adventure of the Speckled Band." in 1930, and the second season opened with "The Hounds of the Baskervilles" on September 14, 1931. By the late 1930s The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes had moved to the Mutual Broadcasting Network and the series was forced to rely on invented new adventures, having run out of Doyle stories to adapt. Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce became the most famous Holmes-Watson team of all time in film as well as radio.
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