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The case histories of a remarkable detective
Written by DONALD STUART starring William Franklyn with Heather Chasen , David Gregory
The Black Widow
Signature tune composed by FRANK CHACKSFIELD
Devised for radio by Philip Ridgeway


Written By: Donald Stuart
Unknown: William Franklyn
Unknown: Heather Chasen
Unknown: David Gregory
Composed By: Frank Chacksfield
Radio By: Philip Ridgeway
Produced By: Alastair Scott Johnston
Charles Chetwynd m p: Basil Jones
Sexton Blake: William Franklyn
Tinker: David Gregory
Paula Dane: Heather Chasen
Det Chief Insp Coutts: Wilfrid Carter
Lew Harmer: Henry Stamper
Arthur Branscombe: Donald Bissett
Sally Drew: Ann Murray
Norman Eyles: Lewis Ward

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

Through the listings, you will also be able to use the Genome search function to find thousands of radio and TV programmes that are already available to view or listen to on the BBC website.

There are more than 5 million programme listings in Genome. This is a historical record of the planned output and the BBC services of any given time. It should be viewed in this context and with the understanding that it reflects the attitudes and standards of its time - not those of today.

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