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Series Description:

William Gargan, who also played the better known television (and radio) detective Martin Kane, was the voice of New York eye Barrie Craig while Ralph Bell portrayed his associate, Lt. Travis Rogers. Craig's office was on Madison Avenue and his adventures were fairly standard PI fare. He worked alone, solved cases efficiently, and feared no man. As the promos went, he was "your man when you can't go to the cops. Confidentiality a specialty."

This series has been produced with various spellings of the primary character name. This document will always use the spelling "Barrie Craig", unless specifically noted for reasons of clarity. Barry Craig, Confidential Investigator is one of the few detective radio series that had separate versions of it broadcast from both coasts. Even the spelling changed over the years. It was first "Barry Crane" and then "Barrie Craig". NBC produced it in New York from 1951 to 1954 and then moved it to Hollywood where it aired from 1954 to 1955. It attracted only occasional sponsors so it was usually a sustainer.

"Barrie Craig, Confidential Investigator" Episode Detail Date Range Episode Range
"Barrie Craig, Confidential Investigator" Page 1 51/10/03 - 52/09/09 001 - 050
"Barrie Craig, Confidential Investigator" Page 2 52/09/24 - 53/08/30 051 - 100
"Barrie Craig, Confidential Investigator" Page 3 53/09/06 - 54/08/17 101 - 150
"Barrie Craig, Confidential Investigator" Page 4 54/08/24 - 55/06/30 151 - 192

"Barrie Craig, Confidential Investigator" Broadcast Schedule
From: To: Network: Day: Time:
10/03/51 03/18/52 NBC Wednesday 10:00 p.m.
03/25/52 09/09/52 NBC Tuesday 8:30 p.m.
09/24/52 10/15/52 NBC Wednesday 10:00 p.m.
10/19/52 09/07/54 NBC Sunday 10:00 p.m.
10/03/54 12/26/54 NBC Sunday 8:30 p.m.
01/05/55 04/27/55 NBC Wednesday 8:30 p.m.
05/05/55 06/30/55 NBC Thursday 9:00 p.m.


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Barrie Craig, Confidential Investigator: Episodes Listed by Date
Barrie Craig, Confidential Investigator: Episodes Listed by Title

Barrie Craig, Confidential Investigator: Episodes 001 - 050 (October 3, 1951 - September 9, 1952)
Barrie Craig, Confidential Investigator: Episodes 051 - 100 (September 24, 1952 - August 30, 1953)
Barrie Craig, Confidential Investigator: Episodes 101 - 150 (September 6, 1953 - August 17, 1954)
Barrie Craig, Confidential Investigator: Episodes 151 - 192 (August 24, 1954 - June 30, 1955)

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Barrie Craig, Confidential Investigator: All Episodes Together

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