Listening to the detectives, Sherlock Holmes and Dragnet

Discover the Thrills of Classic Detective and Police Drama with Behear’s Latest Audiobooks

Behear Dramatised Audiobooks is thrilled to announce the latest additions to our collection: “The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes” and “Dragnet.” These iconic series not only stand as pillars in their respective genres but also offer our listeners an immersive journey into the worlds of classic detective and police drama.

The Timeless Appeal of Sherlock Holmes

“The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes” brings to life the legendary detective and his faithful companion Dr. Watson in a series that aired in the USA from 1939-1950. With Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce lending their voices to these iconic characters, the series offers a mix of original and adapted stories that capture the essence of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s creation.

Listeners can expect weekly releases of episodes that range from the early adaptations by Edith Meiser, staying true to Doyle’s vision, to later episodes by Dennis Green, Anthony Boucher, and Leslie Charteris, which introduce fresh perspectives while maintaining the core essence of Holmesian mystery and intrigue.

Dragnet: A Trailblazer in Police Procedurals

“Dragnet,” the ground-breaking American radio series from 1949-1957, brought a new level of realism to the depiction of police work. Centering on Sergeant Joe Friday, a dedicated Los Angeles police detective, and his partners, the series is known for its meticulous approach to showcasing the life of law enforcement officers.

Created by actor and producer Jack Webb, “Dragnet” aimed for authenticity and unpretentious acting, attributes that not only earned it critical acclaim but also helped shape public perception of the police force. The series’ influence is undeniable, setting a precedent for many subsequent police dramas.

Why Listen to These Classics?

At Behear, we understand the importance of preserving the original spirit of these classics while making them engaging for contemporary audiences. Each episode in our collection is a testament to the enduring appeal of these stories, crafted with care to ensure an authentic and immersive listening experience.

“The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes” and “Dragnet” offer more than just stories; they invite listeners into their worlds. Whether you’re a detective fiction aficionado or a newcomer to these genres, these series promise to deliver suspense, intrigue, and drama in a way that only classic audio dramas can.

Rediscover the charm of Sherlock Holmes’s intellect and the gritty realism of “Dragnet’s” police work.

Dive into these narratives and experience the thrill of classic audio drama with a modern twist.