2 Episodes From 1951 *Dates Are Unknown
At his peak, over 15 million listeners tuned in to his adventures, broadcast in the early evening, right after the news. Dick's Girlfriend (all too soon to be written out of the series for ever!) was Jean Hunter, played by Lorna Dermott, and the current villain, Manoel Garcia, was played by Brian Worth. The announcer who rapped out 'Dick Barton...Special Agent!' was Hamilton Humphries. Although Geoffrey Webb and Edward J. Mason wrote the radio scripts, Barton was actually created by BBC producer Norman Collins, who had visions of a "cloak and dagger soap opera" every evening. The producer was Neil Tuson. The first series ended on 30 May 1947, but Dick was back on 6 October in a new serial. The third, 'The JB Case', started 20 September 1948. The serial beginning 26 September 1949 introduced a new Dick Barton, Duncan Carse, a real-life adventurer and oceanographer. The announcer was changed, too: John Fitchen. Another Dick, Gordon Davies, took over from 3 October 1950, with a new producer, Archie Campbell. The final episode was broadcast on 30 March 1951. There was a two-week, 10 part revival for the BBC's Jubilee, starting 6 November 1972. Noel Johnson and John Mann were back - in stereo!. Starring Noel Johnson as Dick Barton (later replaced by Duncan Carse and Gordon Davis) with Alex McCrindle as Jock and John Mann as Snowey.