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Terry and the Pirates Old Time Radio Program

Terry and the Pirates
15 minutes serialized adventure show

Terry and the Pirates was a radio serial adapted from the comic strip of the same name created in 1934 by Milton Caniff. With storylines of action, high adventure and foreign intrigue, the popular radio series entralled listeners from 1937 through 1948. With scripts by Albert Barker, George Lowther and others, the program's directors included Cyril Armbrister, Wylie Adams and Marty Andrews.

The central character, Terry Lee, was portrayed at various times by Jackie Kelk, Cliff Carpenter, Owen Jordan and Bill Fein. Terry's buddy Pat Ryan was played by Bud Collyer, Warner Anderson, Bob Griffin and Larry Alexander. Others in Terry's Far East entourage were Flip Corkin (Ted de Corsia), Elita (Gerta Rozan), Burma (Frances Chaney), Hotshot Charlie (Cameron Andrews) and Connie the coolie (Cliff Norton, John Gibson, Peter Donald). Throughout the Orient, they encountered plenty of evildoers, including the Dragon Lady (Agnes Moorehead, Adelaide Klein, Marion Sweet), in such adventurous episodes as "Pirate Gold Detector Ring," "Deadly Current," "The Mechanical Eye" and "The Dragon Lady Strikes Back."

When the late afternoon series began, it was heard at 5:15pm, three times a week, sponsored by Dari-Rich, airing on NBC's Red network from November 1, 1937 to June 1, 1938. It switched to NBC Blue on September 26, 1938, continuing until March 22, 1939. Absent from the airwaves for over two years, it returned shortly before the Pearl Harbor attack, heard in the midwest on the Chicago Tribune's WGN. That series, sponsored by Libby's, aired five days a week from October 16, 1941 to May 29, 1942.

With increasing popularity during the WWII years, the show next took off at a fast pace on ABC Blue, airing daily for 15 minutes on weekday afternoons beginning February 1, 1943. The Quaker Puffed Wheat and Puffed Rice "shot from guns" commercials often had a patriotic pitch. Douglas Browning was the announcer during the mid-1940s. After 1945, with no wartime villains for Terry and his pals to fight, ratings began to drop in the post-WWII period until the final episode on June 30, 1948.

 

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TERRY & THE PIRATES - 55 episodes
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411201 Snow Bound
411202 Icy Winds Of China
411203 Mountain Madness
411204 Hi-De-Ho
411205 Rescued
411208 Charming Mr. Pennington Hook
411209 Intrigue In Min Chow
411210 Missing Scientist
411211 Clue In The Snow
411212 Amazing Gas Of Destruction
411215 Terry's Fatal Mistake
411216 Midnight Stranger
411217 Locked In The Gas Chamber
411218 SOS Reveals The Villain
411219 Hook Captured
411222 Doctor Found
411223 Poison Gas Explosion
411224 Gas Destroys Steel
411225 Christmas Presents Exchanged
411226 Secret Formula Safe
420209 China
420219 Capt Blaze prgm
420706 The Baron Von Krell
440110 Mock Interrogation
440127 Trouble at Sea
440203 On to Yokohama
440927 Search for Abner Kane
441019 Air Attack
450508 Returning to the USA
450924 Green Fog
461202 Bugging of Room
461204 Representative Moss Bunker
461211 Aprehending Cuthney
461213 Fatal Evidence
461216 The Man Who Never Sleeps
461220 Meeting in Hong Kong
461223 Race to Find Dr Quill
461225 Christmas Show In Rhyme
461226 In Chung King China
470110 The Man Who Never Sleeps
470113 Baiting a Trap
470114 Springing the Trap
470115 Abduction of Ginger Lee
470116 Mind Slave
470520 Puzzle of the 13 Orphans
470529 Adventure of the Limestone Ledge
470714 TCOT Goofy Gosling
470801 Escape in August
470912 Pirate Gold Detector Ring
471014 Deadly Current
471017 The Mechanical Eye
471024 The Dragon Lady Strikes Back
471031 Interrogation
Terry Hunts Nazis in Calcutta
The Dragon Lady Strikes Back


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