The Lineup

May 27, 1950 to February 18, 1953
121 episodes known to exist
The Lineup was a detective/crime radio show which ran from May 27, 1950 to February 18, 1953. It starred Bill Johnstone as Lt. Ben Guthrie, Wally Maher as Matt Greb, Bill Johnstone as Lt. Ben Guthrie, Wally Maher as Matt Greb, Bill Johnstone as Lt. Ben Guthrie, Wally Maher as Matt Greb, Bill Johnstone As Lt. Ben Guthrie, Wally Maher As Sgt Matt, Bill Johnstone as Lt. Ben Guthrie, Wally Maher as Matt Greb, Bill Johnstone As Lt. Ben Guthrie, Wally Maher As Sgt Matt, Bill Johnstone as Lt. Ben Guthrie, Wally Maher as Matt Greb, Bill Johnstone as Lt. Ben Guthrie, Jack Moyles as Sgt Pete, Bill Johnstone as Lt. Ben Guthrie, and Jack Moyles as Sgt Pete.
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Radio series often ran for multiple seasons and/or through many incarnations with different radio networks, sponsors, cast/crew, and revivals after many years.
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Dates
Show
# Episodes (Known)
Network
1
May 27, 1950 - August 24, 1950
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9
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2
September 2, 1950 - September 23, 1950
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4
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3
November 16, 1950 - February 22, 1951
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14
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4
February 27, 1951 - June 26, 1951
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17
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5
July 5, 1951 - August 23, 1951
The Lineup
8
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6
August 29, 1951 - September 26, 1951
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5
-
7
October 4, 1951 - December 6, 1951
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8
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8
January 8, 1952 - February 5, 1952
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5
-
9
February 12, 1952 - September 10, 1952
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29
-
10
September 17, 1952 - November 26, 1952
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11
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11
December 12, 1952 - January 2, 1953
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4
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12
January 7, 1953 - February 18, 1953
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7
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May 27, 1950 - August 24, 1950
9 episodes known to exist
Producer/director: Elliott Lewis
Writers: Morton Fine, David Friedkin
Music: Eddie Dunstedter
#
Air Date
Title
Comments
Length
Sources
AUD 
May 27, 1950 
The Anita Cameron Case 
Audition Show was titled: "Police Lineup." William Johnstone as Lt. Ben Guthrie. Joseph Kearns as Sgt. Matt Grebb. Features: Jack Edwards, Chester Harrison, Byron Kane, Vivian Balor, Lilian Buyeff, Herb Butterfield, Anthony Barrett 
32:28 

 
July 6, 1950 
Three Young Girls Murdered 
 
30:00 

 
July 13, 1950 
Abeyant Abnegated Alibi Case 
 
30:00 

 
July 20, 1950 
Eddie Gaines Is Framed 
Raymond Burr, Jeanette Nolan, Sheldon Leonard, Howard McNear 
24:42 

 
July 27, 1950 
The Paradise Murder Case 
 
30:00 

 
August 3, 1950 
Two Young Girls Killed by Hit and Run 
Howard McNear as M. Bush, refuses to identify hit and run killer. 
30:00 

 
August 10, 1950 
Suspsect Dies of Poisoning During Interrogation 
 
30:00 

 
August 17, 1950 
Death in the Bleachers 
 
30:00 

 
August 24, 1950 
Arson Murder Case 
 
30:00 

 
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September 2, 1950 - September 23, 1950
4 episodes known to exist
Stars: Bill Johnstone as Lt. Ben Guthrie, Wally Maher as Matt Greb
#
Air Date
Title
Comments
Length
Sources
September 2, 1950 
Cherchez La Femme 
 
30:00 

 
10 
September 9, 1950 
Woman Murdered by Convict 
 
30:00 

 
11 
September 16, 1950 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
12 
September 23, 1950 
Gas Station Robbery 
William Conrad 
24:47 

 
Lineup
November 16, 1950 - February 22, 1951
14 episodes known to exist
Stars: Bill Johnstone as Lt. Ben Guthrie, Wally Maher as Matt Greb
#
Air Date
Title
Comments
Length
Sources
13 
November 16, 1950 
Candy-Store Murder 
 
30:00 

 
14 
November 23, 1950 
The Topaz Earring Case 
aka: "The Larry Zimmerman Case" 
29:33 

 
15 
November 30, 1950 
Cop Killer 
Raymond Burr, Jeanette Nolan, Sheldon Leonard, Howard McNear 
29:33 

 
16 
December 7, 1950 
The Jersey Parallel 
aka: "Seven Men Killed By the Same Man" Raymond Burr, Jeanette Nolan, Sheldon Leonard, Howard McNear 
29:44 

 
17 
December 21, 1950 
The Holsteder Case 
aka: "Bank Hold-up" 
29:32 

 
18 
December 28, 1950 
The Elsner Case 
aka: "Unidentified Woman Strangled" 
29:38 

 
19 
January 4, 1951 
The Case of Frankie and Joyce 
aka: "The Bronson Moore Murder" 
30:00 

 
20 
January 11, 1951 
The Mad Bomber 
aka: "Lewis Blade Case" Raymond Burr, Jeanette Nolan, Sheldon Leonard, Howard McNear 
29:50 

 
21 
January 18, 1951 
Yudo in Ypsilanti 
William Conrad 
29:50 

 
22 
January 25, 1951 
Polygraph Case 
 
30:00 

 
23 
February 1, 1951 
Grocery Store Murder 
Raymond Burr, Jeanette Nolan, Sheldon Leonard, Howard McNear 
29:50 

 
24 
February 8, 1951 
The Senile Slugging Case 
Raymond Burr, Jeanette Nolan, Sheldon Leonard, Howard McNear 
29:35 

 
25 
February 15, 1951 
The Cigar Box Boys Case 
Raymond Burr, Jeanette Nolan, Sheldon Leonard, Howard McNear 
29:53 

 
26 
February 22, 1951 
The Story of Charlie 
 
29:56 

 
The Lineup
February 27, 1951 - June 26, 1951
17 episodes known to exist
Stars: Bill Johnstone as Lt. Ben Guthrie, Wally Maher as Matt Greb
#
Air Date
Title
Comments
Length
Sources
27 
February 27, 1951 
The Molly About Seven Case 
William Conrad 
29:59 

 
28 
March 6, 1951 
Check Killer Case 
 
30:00 

 
29 
March 13, 1951 
Weeping Willie Case 
 
30:00 

 
30 
March 20, 1951 
Farmer's Flimsy Fence Case 
 
30:00 

 
31 
March 27, 1951 
Lapinish Lighter-Upper Case 
 
30:00 

 
32 
April 3, 1951 
Callow Car Stealing Case 
 
30:00 

 
33 
April 17, 1951 
River Road Roisterers Case 
Program of 4-3 Pre-empted for Defense Mobilizer program 
30:00 

 
34 
April 24, 1951 
The Bromell and Bellows Bloody Bullet Case 
 
30:00 

 
35 
May 1, 1951 
Fouled-Up Fregonese Follow-Up Case 
 
30:00 

 
36 
May 8, 1951 
Caddish Canine Cut-Up Case 
 
30:00 

 
37 
May 15, 1951 
Repellent Razor Ripper's Rendezvous Case 
 
30:00 

 
38 
May 22, 1951 
Mink Marauding Mechanic 
 
30:00 

 
39 
May 29, 1951 
Hiccuping Hamster Homeostatic Case 
 
30:00 

 
40 
June 5, 1951 
Red Shirt Case 
 
30:00 

 
41 
June 12, 1951 
The Harrowing Handball Haggada Case 
Raymond Burr, Jeanette Nolan, Sheldon Leonard, Howard McNear 
24:24 

 
42 
June 19, 1951 
Lieutenant Guthrie Is Kidnapped 
 
30:00 

 
43 
June 26, 1951 
The Mad Bomber 
Raymond Burr, Jeanette Nolan, Sheldon Leonard, Howard McNear 
24:54 

 
The Lineup
July 5, 1951 - August 23, 1951
8 episodes known to exist
Stars: Bill Johnstone As Lt. Ben Guthrie, Wally Maher As Sgt Matt
Narrator: Dan Cubberly
Producers/directors: Jaime del Valle, Elliott Lewis
#
Air Date
Title
Comments
Length
Sources
44 
July 5, 1951 
The Syncopic Sweazy Sweat-Out Case 
aka: "Everett Sweezie Kills Doctor Simpson." Raymond Burr, Jeanette Nolan, Sheldon Leonard, Howard McNear 
29:42 

 
45 
July 12, 1951 
The Flighty Fulvous Finch Case 
Raymond Burr, Jeanette Nolan, Sheldon Leonard, Howard McNear 
24:46 

 
46 
July 19, 1951 
Practically Put Out Pitcher 
 
30:00 

 
47 
July 26, 1951 
Turner and Welch Wring-Out Case 
 
30:00 

 
48 
August 2, 1951 
Butane Buttonworth Case 
 
30:00 

 
49 
August 9, 1951 
Offensively Offish Offender Case 
 
30:00 

 
50 
August 16, 1951 
Touting Tolliver Turn-Up Case 
 
30:00 

 
51 
August 23, 1951 
Fluffed Fraternal Fidelity Case 
 
30:00 

 
Lineup
August 29, 1951 - September 26, 1951
5 episodes known to exist
Stars: Bill Johnstone as Lt. Ben Guthrie, Wally Maher as Matt Greb
#
Air Date
Title
Comments
Length
Sources
52 
August 29, 1951 
Thompson Trollop-Truckler Case 
 
30:00 

 
53 
September 5, 1951 
The Pointless Pierson Polemic Palarity Case 
 
29:37 

 
54 
September 12, 1951 
The Senile Slugging Case 
aka: "Murder of Old Folks" Repeat 
29:39 

 
55 
September 19, 1951 
Abeyant Abnegated Alibi Case 
 
30:00 

 
56 
September 26, 1951 
The Fur Flaunting Floozy 
aka: "Lorraine Oberhauser Story" 
29:44 

 
Lineup
October 4, 1951 - December 6, 1951
8 episodes known to exist
Stars: Bill Johnstone As Lt. Ben Guthrie, Wally Maher As Sgt Matt
Narrator: Dan Cubberly
Producers/directors: Jaime del Valle, Elliott Lewis
#
Air Date
Title
Comments
Length
Sources
57 
October 4, 1951 
The Wild, Wild Woman Case 
aka: "Irene Oldin And John" 
29:44 

 
58 
October 11, 1951 
The Frivolous Forger Fracas 
aka: "Bad Check Passers" 
29:42 

 
59 
October 18, 1951 
The Nicely Nixed Nixon Case 
aka: "Ordkin Murders" 
29:44 

 
60 
November 1, 1951 
Jolted Justice Job Case 
Program of 10-25 Pre-empted by United Jewish Appeal 
30:00 

 
61 
November 8, 1951 
The Pixie-Picker Pixie-Picker Case 
aka: "Ice Pick Attacker" "Barbara Patten Case" 
29:48 

 
62 
November 22, 1951 
Keenly Clipped Kenovak Case 
Program of 11-15 Pre-empted by Blood Donar Marathon 
30:00 

 
63 
November 29, 1951 
Railroad Roundhouse Roundup 
 
30:00 

 
64 
December 6, 1951 
Bastille-Bound Bad Boys Case 
 
30:00 

 
Lineup
January 8, 1952 - February 5, 1952
5 episodes known to exist
Stars: Bill Johnstone as Lt. Ben Guthrie, Wally Maher as Matt Greb
#
Air Date
Title
Comments
Length
Sources
65 
January 8, 1952 
Scared Schoolmarm Scrape 
 
30:00 

 
66 
January 15, 1952 
Bugged Up Burglars Case 
 
30:00 

 
67 
January 22, 1952 
Sadly Slipshod Shoe Shenanigan Case 
 
30:00 

 
68 
January 29, 1952 
Macpherson Melee 
 
30:00 

 
69 
February 5, 1952 
Potting Peter Case 
 
30:00 

 
Lineup
February 12, 1952 - September 10, 1952
29 episodes known to exist
#
Air Date
Title
Comments
Length
Sources
70 
February 12, 1952 
Badly Bent Bookcase Bender Case 
 
30:00 

 
71 
February 19, 1952 
Produce-Prodder's Pumping-Up Case 
 
30:00 

 
72 
February 26, 1952 
Tortured Tubercular Task Case 
 
30:00 

 
73 
March 4, 1952 
Murdering Mercer's Malingering Case 
 
30:00 

 
74 
March 11, 1952 
Careening Cadillac's Crushed Cadaver Case 
 
30:00 

 
75 
March 18, 1952 
Mirthless Moonshiner's Methyl Murders 
 
30:00 

 
76 
March 25, 1952 
The Bakery Bandit's Bad Blooper 
Raymond Burr, Jeanette Nolan, Sheldon Leonard, Howard McNear 
29:35 

 
77 
April 1, 1952 
Kastro's Kop Killing Karnage Case 
 
30:00 

 
78 
April 8, 1952 
Cornered Cop Killer Case 
 
30:00 

 
79 
April 15, 1952 
Nancy's Nauseating Naivete Case 
 
30:00 

 
80 
April 22, 1952 
Corny Complainant's Case 
 
30:00 

 
81 
April 29, 1952 
Big Boy's Brutish Back-Bending Case 
 
24:38 

 
82 
May 6, 1952 
Babs the Baggy Bungling Brunette Bombshell 
 
30:00 

 
83 
May 13, 1952 
Yudo in Ypsilanti 
 
30:00 

 
84 
May 20, 1952 
Wacky Williams' Wooftop Wrangle 
 
30:00 

 
85 
May 27, 1952 
Check Killer Case 
 
30:00 

 
86 
June 3, 1952 
Aching Arthritics Anxious Antic 
 
30:00 

 
87 
June 10, 1952 
Lobdell's Poodle-Cut Tomato Case 
 
30:00 

 
88 
June 17, 1952 
The Pitiful Patricide Case 
Alfred Brown 
29:53 

 
88 
June 17, 1952 
Pitiful Patricide Case 
 
29:54 

 
89 
June 24, 1952 
The Cutie-Calling Culprit Case 
"Model Victims" 
29:14 

 
90 
July 1, 1952 
The Guided Gang Case 
 
29:46 

 
91 
July 8, 1952 
The Lugar Lugging Laddie Case 
 
29:56 

 
92 
July 15, 1952 
Twitching Twist's Twenty-Two Tweaking Case 
 
30:00 

 
92 
July 15, 1952 
The Twitching Twist's Twenty-Two Tweaking Case 
 
30:00 

 
93 
July 22, 1952 
Drinkler Kidnapping Case 
 
30:00 

 
94 
July 29, 1952 
The Charles Crocked Clobbering Case 
 
30:00 

 
95 
August 5, 1952 
The Karger Kops a Klinker Case 
 
30:00 

 
96 
September 10, 1952 
The Jane Doe Case 
"Gas Stations Robbed" 
30:00 

 
Lineup
September 17, 1952 - November 26, 1952
11 episodes known to exist
#
Air Date
Title
Comments
Length
Sources
97 
September 17, 1952 
Fresno Break Case 
 
30:00 

 
98 
September 24, 1952 
Sinning Torch Case 
 
30:00 

 
99 
October 1, 1952 
The Poker Party Killings 
 
30:00 

 
100 
October 8, 1952 
The Teacher's Pet 
 
24:28 

 
101 
October 15, 1952 
Bentley's Boo Boo Case 
 
24:39 

 
102 
October 22, 1952 
Green Cap Case 
 
30:00 

 
103 
October 29, 1952 
The Sobbing Singer Saga 
 
24:53 

 
104 
November 5, 1952 
Be-Bop Bandits Bungling Bang-Bang 
 
24:52 

 
105 
November 12, 1952 
Buggered Bunco Boys 
 
29:26 

 
106 
November 19, 1952 
Modern Sounds Case 
 
30:00 

 
107 
November 26, 1952 
Matthews-Murray Mish Mosh Case 
 
30:00 

 
Lineup
December 12, 1952 - January 2, 1953
4 episodes known to exist
Stars: Bill Johnstone as Lt. Ben Guthrie, Jack Moyles as Sgt Pete
#
Air Date
Title
Comments
Length
Sources
108 
December 12, 1952 
Gasoline Bandit Case 
 
30:00 

 
109 
December 19, 1952 
The Two Tough Thugs Thing 
 
30:00 

 
110 
December 26, 1952 
Young Yegg Yarn 
 
30:00 

 
111 
January 2, 1953 
Cowardly Castro 
Hy Averback, Bob Sweeney, Howard McNear, Sidney Miller, Jay Novello, Stacy Harris, Virginia Gregg. 
30:00 

 
Lineup
January 7, 1953 - February 18, 1953
7 episodes known to exist
Stars: Bill Johnstone as Lt. Ben Guthrie, Jack Moyles as Sgt Pete
#
Air Date
Title
Comments
Length
Sources
112 
January 7, 1953 
Once Upon a Snow-Plow 
 
30:00 

 
113 
January 14, 1953 
And Only Thirty-Nine a Fifth 
 
30:00 

 
114 
January 21, 1953 
The Fifty Grand Waltz 
 
30:00 

 
115 
January 28, 1953 
Dial 116 Case 
 
30:00 

 
116 
February 4, 1953 
Make Mine a Jaguar 
 
30:00 

 
117 
February 11, 1953 
Good Enough to Eat 
aka: "Food Poisoning" 
30:00 

 
118 
February 18, 1953 
That Takes Care of Everything 
 
30:00 

 
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