A Milestone in American Radio

A Milestone in American Radio

To be the longest running “anything” in American Radio is quite an accomplishment.

On March 8th 1998 “The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes” made its debut as a continuing series on Jim French’s “Imagination Theatre.”  The premier episode was titled “The Poet of Death” starring the late John Gilbert as Holmes and Lawrence Albert as Dr. Watson. Lee Paasch who is still in that role fifteen years later, as is Albert as Dr. Watson, played the part of Mrs. Hudson in that first adventure. With Mr. Gilbert’s retirement, John Patrick Lowrie came on board as Holmes in 2001 and has established himself as one of the finest interpreters of the character on dramatic radio.

Now on March 25th at the Kirkland Performance Center Jim French Productions asks you to join in celebrating fifteen years of the Great Detective’s exploits on “Imagination Theatre” as we record, a specially prepared for the occasion, double length script “The Adventure of the Irregular Client” written by M. J. Elliott. John Patrick Lowrie, Larry Albert, Dennis Bateman and Lee Paasch will on hand and we’re hoping to have a couple surprises in store.

Thanks to our loyal listeners like you, John Patrick Lowrie and Larry Albert are now the longest running audio “Holmes and Watson” team in the history of American radio, as is the series, and the gang at Jim French productions and Imagination Theatre want to share this anniversary with as many folks as possible.

Imagination Theatre LIVE!
Monday, March 25, at 7:30 PM
Kirkland Performance Center 350 Kirkland Avenue, Kirkland

Join KIXI’s Dan Murphy and unlock the mystery and magic of Radio Theatre!  See how KIXI’s Movies For Your Mind are made.  Imagination Theatre is broadcast on over 100 radio stations in North America, including KIXI Radio every Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday evening. It’s everything you love about Radio Drama…live actors, sound effects artists, the occasional mistake or flubbed line, and you in the audience!  Tickets are only $9.  That’s a great entertainment bargain, and it’s great fun suitable for the entire family.  Plenty of free parking. More info at www.kpcenter.org or 425.893.9900.


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