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Secretsof Scotland Yard

Based on Otter Log dated Sep 15, 2005

Date Aired : 57/xx/xx
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Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Absent Minded Professor
First Line : "Opening Music" "Today, I want to tell you something about the special branch of Scotland Yard. I expect you've heard of it.'

Date Aired : 57/xx/xx
Episode Number :
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Bank of England Robbery
First Line : "Opening Music" "Presenting Clive Brook in The Secrets Of Scotland Yard.""More music." "How do you do. Is there such a thing as a perfect crime. It certianly has no place in this program."

Date Aired : 57/xx/xx
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Title/Plot/Host: Battalier
First Line : No Intro 'Well on one point, I'll let you in on a top secret. I know who one who wears very small shoes with high heels. But, then, she's a petite woman.'

Date Aired : 57/xx/xx
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Title/Plot/Host: Black Market Murder
First Line : Music - "Hello, this is Clive Brooks. And what a strange paradox it is, isn't it, Buzzy. That while the terrible fact of war itself invarabily brings out the best in men, the blessing of peace that follows it so often reveals the worse.'

Date Aired : 57/xx/xx
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Title/Plot/Host: Blodie Belgium
First Line : "This is Clive Brooks. November the second, nineteen seventeen, Regency Square, Bloomsbury, London. A street scavenger known to his friends as Jack The Sweeper, no relation to Jack The Ripper, is going about his usual business of sweping up the leaves and debris of a London Square when he comes across a parcel wrapped in packing, just inside the railings of a garden."

Date Aired : 57/xx/xx
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Title/Plot/Host: Bone from a Voice Box
First Line : Music "How do you do? This week I'm taking you to the Black Museum of Scotland Yard. The Black Museum. Sinister name for a hall which houses a series of murder exhibits. Not always frightening in themselves, but terrifying when considered in their relation to their history."

Date Aired : 57/xx/xx
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Title/Plot/Host: Brothers Staunton
First Line : "How do you do? This is Clive Brooks. You remember the story of a small boy who was carrying an even small boy up a hill? Someone stopped him and asked if the burden wasn't too much for him. This isn't a burden he replied, it's my brother."

Date Aired : 57/xx/xx
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Title/Plot/Host: Buckets of Blood
First Line : 'How do you do? This is Clive Brook. It is said that Christian the Second, a sixteenth century King of Denmark, was informed one night that a courier had been stabbed and killed in a tavern brawl.'

Date Aired : 57/xx/xx
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Title/Plot/Host: Burke and Hare
First Line : 'The Mutual Broadcasting System presents 'The Secrets Of Scotland Yard, with your host and narrator Clive Brook. Brought to you by the Mutual Broadcasting System in cooperation with the Kraft Foods Company, makers of Velveeta, the quality pasturized processed cheese food.'

Date Aired : 57/xx/xx
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Title/Plot/Host: Captain X
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Date Aired : 57/xx/xx
Episode Number : 11
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Charles Piece
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Date Aired : 57/xx/xx
Episode Number : 12
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Counterfeiter
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Date Aired : 57/xx/xx
Episode Number : 13
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Dr Ruxton Ax Killer
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Date Aired : 57/xx/xx
Episode Number : 14
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Title/Plot/Host: Family Soliciter
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Date Aired : 57/xx/xx
Episode Number : 15
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Title/Plot/Host: Fence
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Date Aired : 57/xx/xx
Episode Number : 16
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Title/Plot/Host: Florence Maybrick
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Date Aired : 57/xx/xx
Episode Number : 17
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Frederick Stewart
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Date Aired : 57/xx/xx
Episode Number : 18
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: General Charles Leward
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Date Aired : 57/xx/xx
Episode Number : 19
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Title/Plot/Host: George Smith
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Date Aired : 57/xx/xx
Episode Number : 20
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Title/Plot/Host: Great Gold Robbery
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Date Aired : 57/xx/xx
Episode Number : 21
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Title/Plot/Host: Greeneyed Monster
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Date Aired : 57/xx/xx
Episode Number : 22
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Title/Plot/Host: Henri Perot
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Date Aired : 57/xx/xx
Episode Number : 23
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Title/Plot/Host: Henry Fauntleroy
First Line : Music "it is 6:30 and time to return to the good ole days of radio drama as we present the secrets of Scotland Yard." Long Music interlude “How do you do, this is Clive Brook. I want to tell you today about a certain Henry Fauntleroy. No, No, don’t mistake me, I know what you’re thinking.

Date Aired : 57/xx/xx
Episode Number : 24
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Hunted Hunter
First Line : Music (long horn radio) Presenting Clive brooks in the Secrets of Scotland Yard “ “How do you do, this is Clive Brook. Well I am glad to be with you again to keep our rendezvous’ with the macabre. I call today’s episode the case of the Hunted Hunter.

Date Aired : 57/xx/xx
Episode Number : 25
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Identifications
First Line : Long Music interlude. “How do you do, this is Clive Brooks. Have you ever thought how often criminal trials hinge on the questions of identification. The more one reflects on this point the more one marvels on the really extraordinary powers of observation and memory that the most unlikely people seem to possess.

Date Aired : 57/xx/xx
Episode Number : 26
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Jack the Ripper
First Line : Minimal Music “How do you do, how often does it happen in serious crime, especially murder, that meekness, mildness, respectability, Often kindness, intelligence and charm, are the outward characteristics of a man who as they would say would be the last person in the would that you would suspect. It happens time and time again.

Date Aired : 57/xx/xx
Episode Number : 27
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Jim the Penman
First Line : Minimal Music. No intro. “How do you do, we’ve felt it necessary to have many kinds of criminal, murders, black mailers, confidence men, but never so far as I can recollect, have we considered a case of forgery. That’s why we have chosen as the subject of today’s program the career of one of the most notorious of British criminals.

Date Aired : 57/xx/xx
Episode Number : 28
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Just a Matchstick and a Duster
First Line : Minimal Music. No Intro. “Most people think they have the makings of a detective in them. Do you think you have? Well if you do, you’re right. For no matter what your profession and special abilities are, you can be quite sure use can be found for them in modern crime detection. Applied science, psychology, medicine, and the law and all its ramifications are the tools of the modern detective. There are trained men at these professions spending all their working hours in departments, and laboratories of their gray stone buildings by the river themes, that’s famous the world over as Scotland Yard.

Date Aired : 57/xx/xx
Episode Number : 29
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Kindly Doctor
First Line : Long Musical Interlude “How do you do, this is Clive Brooks. Once ever so often we take for our subject a case which is not really one of the secrets of Scotland Yard. Today’s subject for instance, which we call the case of the kindly doctor. To begin with it took place some ninety years ago in 1859. By the way Percy, how old is Scotland Yard? It is a good deal older than that Clive, in fact you can trace its history right back to the bowl street runners.

Date Aired : 57/xx/xx
Episode Number : 30
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Lady in Distress
First Line : Dead air. Minimal music. “How do you do, this is Clive Brooks. A few years ago I heard a young man sing a song I always remember. Immaculately dressed in a top hat, tails, and leaning on a cane. He described in each verse one of those people we all know so well, and dislike so much, you know the bore, backslapper, the life of the party type of man.

Date Aired : 57/xx/xx
Episode Number : 31
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Lady Is a Crook
First Line : Long Musical Interlude. No intro. “Well, we call today program in this series, Lady is a crook. I certainly hope that the many ladies among our listeners won’t take that title too seriously. In actual fact the percentage of crime among the Farer sex is infinitely lower than among men. However when the lady is a crook she presents certain very special problems to Scotland Yard. That is what this program is about.

Date Aired : 57/xx/xx
Episode Number : 32
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Lesson in Love
First Line : Long Musical interlude “How do you do, this is Clive Brooks. Why do so many good girls fall in love with so many bad men? History is full of them. Crime is full of them.

Date Aired : 57/xx/xx
Episode Number : 33
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Liverpool Bank Fraud
First Line : Long Musical Interlude. (Echo of another episode) “How do you do. This is Clive Brooks. Do you gamble? If so what types of gambling do you like, Horse racing, Poker? How do you stand since you started betting or playing cards I mean. Are you in or out? Well I’ll make a little bet, I’ll bet your out.

Date Aired : 57/xx/xx
Episode Number : 34
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Lucky Murderer
First Line : Music Interlude From the long horn radio network. Adventure, and mystery. Classic series from radios golden past. Music. Presenting Clive brooks in the Secrets of Scotland Yard “ “How do you do, this is Clive Brooks, I was going to call this weeks case from history, the case of the lucky murderer, but that would be wrong. If a man accused of murder is reprieved then one has no right to call him a murder. But in this case guilty or not guilty a reprieve might not have been forthcoming save for an element of luck quite unique in the casebook histories of Scotland Yard.

Date Aired : 57/xx/xx
Episode Number : 35
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Mrs Voisson
AKA:Murder Most Foul?
First Line : Music “From the long horn radio network. Adventure, and mystery. Classic series from radios golden past. Music. Presenting Clive brooks in the Secrets of Scotland Yard “ “How do you do, this is Clive Brooks, Most of the programs in this series have been case book histories of the horrifying but strangely intriguing topic, murder. Now these cases can be divided roughly in two categories, murder by poison and murder by violence.

Date Aired : 57/xx/xx
Episode Number : 36
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Murder Without Motive
AKA:Murderers Letter
First Line : No music “I would like to read you a letter. A beautiful letter full of the most touching sentiment. Pride of its kind. And I sincerely trust you will never write one like it. But if you do please don’t leave it around or inquisitive people like Scotland Yard may get hold of it. And the consequences, Ah the consequences.

Date Aired : 57/xx/xx
Episode Number : 37
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Murderers Letter
AKA:Murder without motive.
First Line : Long music interlude “How do you do, in most of the cases which we presented to you in this series the question is been not who did it but why. That is why I have always found the particular case I am going to tell you about intriguing.

Date Aired : 57/xx/xx
Episode Number : 38
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Music Murder and a Mackintosh
First Line : Minimal Music interlude. “How do you do. Are you busy for a moment, because I have a job for you? The crime I am taking this week is one of those borderline cases.

Date Aired : 57/xx/xx
Episode Number : 39
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Neville Heath
First Line : Music Interlude “How do you do. I seem to remember a song that was very popular some years ago called, I’m a dreamer, aren’t we all. It might well have been dedicated to the subject of this week’s casebook history. There was a dreamer if you like.

Date Aired : 57/xx/xx
Episode Number : 40
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Nurse Waddington
First Line : Minimal music “how do you do. When they’re young most of us are ambitious, at eighteen we start out with an ambition to save the world. A Few years later we finish up with an ambition to save part our sanity. This is all very understandable but ambition is not always so harmless especially in the case of a woman. In I may be allowed to say so. Ambition implies ruthlessness, somebody’s got to be hurt.

Date Aired : 57/xx/xx
Episode Number : 41
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: One Man Too Many
First Line : Minimal music “how do you do this is Clive Brooks. How many poems, books, comedies, and dramas have been written on the theme of two men and a woman? The eternal triangle, Thousands, and thousands I suppose, though the moment I can’t think of many of the other variety two women and one man. Doubtless they exist we just don’t hear of them. The methods of the fairer sex are far more subtle. For instance I never heard of two women fighting a duel to the death for a man.

Date Aired : 57/xx/xx
Episode Number : 42
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Pen Is Mightier Than the Sword
AKA: Mightier than the sword
First Line : Long Music “how do you do this is Clive Brooks, I call today’s program Mightier than the sword, the pen is mightier than the sword or so the saying goes. The pen to which I am referring is the forger’s pen however when the sword concerned is the sword of Damocles then as many are being mate to his majesty prisons will agree the sword is mightier than the pen. So be it.

Date Aired : 57/xx/xx
Episode Number : 43
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Title/Plot/Host: Perfect Detective
First Line : Long Music Interlude “How do you do this is Clive Brooks. In this week I am gong to start by telling you a little parable. One day a prince was riding over his lands, and came to a clearing in the wood. In front of him he saw a tree, and in that tree, in the dead center in a roughly drawn bulls eye quivered an arrow. The prince road out and found another tree, and another arrow, and buried with deadly accuracy in the center of the bulls eye.

Date Aired : 57/xx/xx
Episode Number : 44
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Pests
First Line : Minimal Music “How do you do this is Clive Brooks. One of the most intriguing side aspects of detection and one of the most irritating from the brief viewpoint is the number of pests and cranks who come forward whenever a major crime has been committed. For instance there are always the well meaning amateurs, who are sure they can solve the whole thing in next to no time if given the chance. Then there are the psychic ones who claim to have seen the criminal in their crystal ball or the Ouija board or in a dream.

Date Aired : 57/xx/xx
Episode Number : 45
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Poisoner
First Line : Minimal Music “How do you do this is Clive Brooks. Of all murderers, perhaps a poisoner is the cleverest and the most difficult to catch. There is something peculiarly horrible about a man or woman who uses poison. Theirs is a premeditated crime, and once caught they have little hope of reprieve.

Date Aired : 57/xx/xx
Episode Number : 46
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Reginald Sidney Buckfield
AKA: Fiction is stranger than truth
First Line : Minimal Music “How do you do this is Clive Brooks, I call today’s program in this series, Fiction is stranger than truth. Perhaps you may not agree with that statement, an on occasions I may have doubted it myself, however when you have heard the story of Reginald Sydney Buckfield I think you’ll agree that Mr. Buckfields literary exploits were stranger though perhaps not so gory as his experiences in real life.

Date Aired : 57/xx/xx
Episode Number : 47
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Robbery on the Railways
AKA: Crime on the rail
First Line : Long Musical interlude “How do you do this is Clive Brooks, you’ve probably heard the expression Off the Rails, It usually signifies that somebody has let the side down by descending to a little black mailing or perhaps a touch of arson. In fact going off the rails is usually taken as a sign of being not quite straight.

Date Aired : 57/xx/xx
Episode Number : 48
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Robert Wood
AKA: Scales of Justice
First Line : (Unknown sound), music “From the long horn radio network. Adventure, and mystery, Classic series from radios golden past. Presenting Clive brooks in the secrets of Scotland yard “ “How do you do, this is Clive Brooks, I suppose you’ve often wondered if innocent men ever hang, and if guilty men are ever set free? But have you considered how delicate are the scales of justice, upon how little the balance sometimes depends.

Date Aired : 57/xx/xx
Episode Number : 49
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Romantic Murderer
First Line : Minimal Music “How do you do, I’m going to read to you a little verse, There is so much good in the worst of us, and so much bad in the best of us that it ill behooves any of us to find fault with the rest of us. Any time you are being justly criticized this quotation will found detective in putting the other person in the wrong.

Date Aired : 57/xx/xx
Episode Number : 50
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Ronald Vivian Light
First Line : Music “the Mutual broadcasting system presents the Secrets of Scotland Yard, with your host and narrator Clive Brooks.” Music “How do you do, this is Clive Brooks. How good are your nerves? Are you calm cool and collected? Or are you apt to go to pieces in a crisis? Can you face a tricky situation serenely and come out of it unscathed? Or do you panic and get yourself into more and deeper trouble? Then you’ll appreciate the behavior of Ronald Vivian Light.

Date Aired : 57/xx/xx
Episode Number : 51
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Root of All Evil Money
First Line : Long Music interlude “How do you do, this is Clive Brooks. When the First World War began in 1914, a man named Cecil Cameron joined the army as a private. Subsequently he won his condition and fighting on three fronts, won the Distinguished Service Order, the Legion of Honor, a Belgian declaration, and was several times mentioned in dispatches.

Date Aired : 57/xx/xx
Episode Number : 52
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Scales of Justice
AKA : Robert Wood
First Line : Long Music Interlude “How do you do, this is Clive Brooks, I suppose you’ve often wondered if innocent men ever hang, and if guilty men are ever set free? But have you considered how delicate are the scales of justice, upon how little the balance sometimes depends.

Date Aired : 57/xx/xx
Episode Number : 53
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Servant Problem
First Line : Long Music interlude “How do you do, this is Clive Brooks, when one woman meets another there is a subject they’ll nearly always talk about, the servant problem. Or so I am told, anyway this program concerns the same question The Servant Problem.

Date Aired : 57/xx/xx
Episode Number : 54
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Smoke Clings to the Hair
First Line : Long Music interlude “How do you do, you’ve heard me speak of Percy Huskins the crime reporter, well this time I have brought him along, and if he wasn’t standing here listening I’d tell you that he’s probably the greatest crime reporter we’ve ever had in this country. Not that you would guess it by his appearance a big genial fellow doesn’t seem to be at all depressed by his life with crime.

Date Aired : 57/xx/xx
Episode Number : 55
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Title/Plot/Host: Story of Walter Miller
First Line : Long Music Interlude “How do you do this is Clive Brooks, Now far be it from me to condone murder in any shape or form. But I am afraid the despite the enormity his crimes, I shall always have a sneaking regard for one Walter Miller who eighty odd years ago was very rightly hanged by the neck until he was dead.

Date Aired : 57/xx/xx
Episode Number : 56
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Title/Plot/Host: Theft of the British Crown Jewels
First Line : Long Music Interlude “How do you do this is Clive Brooks, Audacity, again Audacity, and always Audacity. That remark was made by a very smart young fellow named Napoleon. The same very smart young fellow also said I would rather have 1 bad general than 3 good ones.

Date Aired : 57/xx/xx
Episode Number : 57
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Title/Plot/Host: Witchcraft Law
First Line : No Music “Clive brooks, you remember 1944 of course that critical 5th year, which was to see the beginning of the end of the greatest and most destructive war in history. You remember the daily headlines, the latest progress on this front and that, a naval battle here mass bombing raid there, pictures and maps, Official communiqués, eyewitness reports.

Date Aired : 57/xx/xx
Episode Number : 58
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Crime On The Railway
First Line : Long Musical interlude “How do you do this is Clive Brooks, you’ve probably heard the expression Off the Rails, It usually signifies that somebody has let the side down by descending to a little black mailing or perhaps a touch of arson. In fact going off the rails is usually taken as a sign of being not quite straight.

Date Aired : 57/xx/xx
Episode Number : 59
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Fiction Is Stranger Than Truth
First Line : Minimal Music “How do you do this is Clive Brooks, I call today’s program in this series, Fiction is stranger than truth. Perhaps you may not agree with that statement, an on occasions I may have doubted it myself, however when you have heard the story of Reginald Sydney Buckfield I think you’ll agree that Mr. Buckfields literary exploits were stranger though perhaps not so gory as his experiences in real life.

Date Aired : 57/xx/xx
Episode Number : 60
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Title/Plot/Host: Mightier Than The Sword
First Line : Long Music interlude “how do you do this is Clive Brooks, I call today’s program Mightier than the sword, the pen is mightier than the sword or so the saying goes. The pen to which I am referring is the forger’s pen….

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