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The Lineup Old Time Radio Program

hour police detective episodes

“Behind the scenes of a police headquarters in a great American city.”

The Lineup is an American police drama which aired on CBS radio from 1950 to 1953 and on CBS television from 1954 to 1960.

The radio version depicted the investigations of Lieutenant Ben Guthrie (played by Bill Johnstone, one of several actors to play The Shadow on radio) and Sergeant Matt Greb (played by Wally Maher until his death on December 27, 1951), later replaced by Sergeant Pete Carger (played by Jack Moyles), in the police force of an unnamed "great American city." Each story had a lineup, with Maher giving instructions to the suspects in a bored monotone. Otherwise this is a fairly typical police drama, with stories of “the innocent, the vagrant, the thief, and the murderer.” Lieutenant Ben Guthrie had a laid-back attitude, while Sergeant Greb was the gruff impetuous character.

Raymond Burr, Jeanette Nolan and others were supporting characters. Writers on the show included Blake Edwards, Morton Fine, and David Friedkin. The music was by Eddie Dunstedteer. And Jaime Del Valle was the producer/director.

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All of our Old Time Radio Programs are in MP3 format. You can play them on your computer, you can transfer them to MP3 players (like the IPod), but, by and large, you cannot play them on stereos, walkmen, or car radios.

The sound quality of Old Time Radio Programs can vary greatly. Some episodes are excellent, others you have to turn up the volume a little and ignore the static. All of the episodes can be listened to and enjoyed. You can listen to our free samples to get a feel for how the programs sound.
You can purchase these episodes on CD or you can listed to them for free on Youtube..
To purchase on CD: To listen on Youtube
  • Click on the Buy on CD button. A few dollars will be added for shipping depending on your zip code and how many CDs you order.
  • Pay with Paypal (you can use a credit card even if you do not have a Paypal account). You will receive a receipt from Paypal.
  • We will mail you the CD(s) within a few days. Usually we get the CDs in the mail the next day. Shipping usually takes 2-3 days via USPS. The episodes will be in mp3 format.
  • simply follow the links below in our episode list


Buy on CD: $4.50


Lineup episode list
18 episodes:

500720 Framed for Killing J.mp3
510111 Politicians Homes ar.mp3
510215 Bandit Robs Drug Sto.mp3
510621 Kidnapped.mp3
510705 Dr Simpson Killed.mp3
511227 Old Women Found Stra.mp3
521008 Lineup.mp3
521015 Lineup.mp3
521022 The Phantom Burgler.mp3
521029 Ludlow Park Jane Doe.mp3
521105 George Forbes.mp3
521112 The Card Party.mp3
521119 Jean Bellamy.mp3
521203 Betty Mathews.mp3
521212 Gas Station Holdups.mp3
521219 Mrs Conways Death.mp3
521224 Dorothy Sheldon.mp3
Lineup Payroll Robbery