The Return of Nick Carter

April 11, 1943 to September 25, 1955
722 episodes known to exist
The Return of Nick Carter was a detective/crime and mystery radio show which ran from April 11, 1943 to September 25, 1955. It starred Lon Clark, Helen Chaote, Ed Latimer, John Kane, Lon Clark, Helen Chaote, Ed Latimer, John Kane, Lon Clark, Helen Chaote, Ed Latimer, John Kane, Lon Clark, Helen Chaote, Ed Latimer, John Kane, Lon Clark, Charlotte Manson, Ed Latimer, John Kane, Lon Clark, Charlotte Manson, Ed Latimer, John Kane, Lon Clark, Charlotte Manson, Ed Latimer, John Kane, Lon Clark, Charlotte Manson, Ed Latimer, John Kane, Lon Clark, Charlotte Manson, Ed Latimer, and John Kane.
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Show
# Episodes (Known)
Network
1
April 11, 1943 - April 15, 1944
Nick Carter, Master Detective
53
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2
April 17, 1944 - September 1, 1944
Nick Carter, Master Detective
98
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3
October 8, 1944 - February 24, 1946
Nick Carter, Master Detective
73
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4
March 5, 1946 - August 13, 1946
Nick Carter, Master Detective
24
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5
August 18, 1946 - June 5, 1949
Nick Carter, Master Detective
147
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6
June 12, 1949 - September 21, 1952
Nick Carter, Master Detective
172
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7
September 28, 1952 - July 12, 1953
Nick Carter, Master Detective
42
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8
July 19, 1953 - June 5, 1955
Nick Carter, Master Detective
97
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9
June 12, 1955 - September 25, 1955
Nick Carter, Master Detective
16
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Nick Carter, Master Detective
Also known as NICK CARTER, MASTER DETECTIVE
April 11, 1943 - April 15, 1944
53 episodes known to exist
Stars: Lon Clark, Helen Chaote, Ed Latimer, John Kane
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Air Date
Title
Comments
Length
Sources
April 11, 1943 
Strange Dr. Devolo 
Sunday 5:30 - 6:00 
30:00 

 
April 18, 1943 
The Voice of Crime 
Sunday 5:30 - 6:00 
30:00 

 
April 27, 1943 
Mystery of the Indian Idols 
Tuesday 9:30 - 10:00pm 
30:00 

 
May 4, 1943 
The Mystery of the Old Red Mill 
 
30:00 

 
May 11, 1943 
Seven Drops of Blood 
 
30:00 

 
May 18, 1943 
Three Blind Mice 
 
30:00 

 
May 25, 1943 
The Skeleton in the Closet 
 
30:00 

 
June 1, 1943 
The Purloined Portraits 
 
30:00 

 
June 8, 1943 
Murder in Bronze 
 
30:00 

 
10 
June 15, 1943 
Insured For Death 
 
30:00 

 
11 
June 22, 1943 
The Forgotten Alibi 
 
30:00 

 
12 
June 29, 1943 
Endowment For Murder 
 
30:00 

 
13 
July 6, 1943 
The Echo of Death 
 
29:34 

 
14 
July 12, 1943 
Death Across the Tracks 
Show moves to Monday 9:30 - 10:00pm 
30:00 

 
15 
July 19, 1943 
Death's Double Deal 
 
30:00 

 
16 
July 26, 1943 
The Mystery of the Devil's Treasure 
 
30:00 

 
17 
August 2, 1943 
Murder in the Crypt 
 
30:00 

 
18 
August 9, 1943 
Murder On Skull Island 
 
30:00 

 
19 
August 16, 1943 
Carnival of Death 
 
30:00 

 
20 
August 23, 1943 
Dead Man's Reef 
 
30:00 

 
21 
August 30, 1943 
Ragoff Broach 
 
30:00 

 
22 
September 6, 1943 
The Tattooed Twin 
 
30:00 

 
23 
September 13, 1943 
Igloo of Burning Death 
 
30:00 

 
24 
September 20, 1943 
The 30 Fathom Crime 
 
30:00 

 
25 
September 27, 1943 
The Glass Coffin 
 
30:00 

 
26 
October 4, 1943 
Flying Duck Murders 
 
28:10 

 
27 
October 11, 1943 
The Great Elevator Mystery 
 
30:00 

 
28 
October 18, 1943 
State's Prison Evidence 
 
30:00 

 
29 
October 25, 1943 
An Angle On Murder 
 
29:50 

 
30 
November 3, 1943 
Body On the Slab 
Show moves to Wednesday 8:30 - 9:00pm 
29:34 

 
31 
November 10, 1943 
The Drug Ring Murder 
 
29:16 

 
32 
November 17, 1943 
Substitute Bride 
 
29:04 

 
33 
November 24, 1943 
Disappearing Corpse 
 
28:00 

 
34 
December 4, 1943 
West Dock Street Murders 
Show moves to Saturday 7:00 - 7:30pm 
30:00 

 
35 
December 11, 1943 
The Secret of the Ruined Fort 
 
30:00 

 
36 
December 18, 1943 
The Newsreel Crime 
 
30:00 

 
37 
December 25, 1943 
Nick Carter's Christmas Adventure 
Christmas Program 
30:00 

 
38 
January 1, 1944 
Newsreel Crime 
 
30:00 

 
39 
January 8, 1944 
Double Disguise 
 
29:20 

 
40 
January 15, 1944 
Nine Hours to Live 
 
29:53 

 
41 
January 22, 1944 
Records of Death 
 
29:41 

 
42 
January 29, 1944 
The Unwilling Accomplice 
 
30:00 

 
43 
February 5, 1944 
Corpse in the Cab 
 
29:30 

 
44 
February 12, 1944 
Missing, Harold Ascort 
 
29:58 

 
45 
February 19, 1944 
Death After Dark 
 
29:50 

 
46 
February 26, 1944 
Dead Witnesses 
 
28:20 

 
47 
March 4, 1944 
Death in the Pines 
 
29:40 

 
48 
March 11, 1944 
Horoscope Murders 
 
29:30 

 
49 
March 18, 1944 
Tiger Death 
 
29:30 

 
50 
March 25, 1944 
Drums of Death 
 
28:50 

 
51 
April 1, 1944 
Professor's Secret 
 
29:20 

 
52 
April 8, 1944 
Murder by Magic 
 
29:47 

 
53 
April 15, 1944 
A Cat Brings Death 
Last 30 minut minute show 
29:30 

 
Nick Carter, Master Detective
Also known as NICK CARTER, MASTER DETECTIVE
April 17, 1944 - September 1, 1944
98 episodes known to exist
Stars: Lon Clark, Helen Chaote, Ed Latimer, John Kane
9: 15 - 10
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Air Date
Title
Comments
Length
Sources
54 
April 17, 1944 
Babies For Sale Part 1 
 
29:30 

 
55 
April 18, 1944 
Babies For Sale Part 2 
 
29:30 

 
56 
April 19, 1944 
Babies For Sale Part 3 
 
29:30 

 
57 
April 20, 1944 
Babies For Sale Part 4 
 
29:30 

 
58 
April 21, 1944 
Babies For Sale Part 5 
 
29:30 

 
59 
April 24, 1944 
Babies For Sale Part 6 
 
29:30 

 
60 
April 25, 1944 
Babies For Sale Part 7 
 
29:30 

 
61 
April 26, 1944 
Babies For Sale Part 8 
 
29:30 

 
62 
April 27, 1944 
Babies For Sale Part 9 
 
29:30 

 
63 
May 1, 1944 
Murder by Magic Part 1 
 
29:30 

 
64 
May 2, 1944 
Murder by Magic Part 2 
 
29:30 

 
65 
May 3, 1944 
Murder by Magic Part 3 
 
29:30 

 
66 
May 4, 1944 
Murder by Magic Part 4 
 
29:30 

 
67 
May 5, 1944 
Murder by Magic Part 5 
 
29:30 

 
68 
May 8, 1944 
House of Death Part 1 
 
29:30 

 
69 
May 9, 1944 
House of Death Part 2 
 
29:30 

 
70 
May 10, 1944 
House of Death Part 3 
 
29:30 

 
71 
May 11, 1944 
House of Death Part 4 
 
29:30 

 
72 
May 12, 1944 
House of Death Part 5 
 
29:30 

 
73 
May 15, 1944 
House of Death Part 6 
 
29:30 

 
74 
May 16, 1944 
House of Death Part 7 
 
29:30 

 
75 
May 17, 1944 
House of Death Part 8 
 
29:30 

 
76 
May 18, 1944 
Eye of Death Part 1 
 
29:30 

 
77 
May 19, 1944 
Eye of Death Part 2 
 
29:30 

 
78 
May 22, 1944 
Eye of Death Part 3 
 
29:30 

 
79 
May 23, 1944 
Eye of Death Part 4 
 
29:30 

 
80 
May 24, 1944 
Eye of Death Part 5 
 
29:30 

 
81 
May 25, 1944 
Eye of Death Part 6 
 
29:30 

 
82 
May 26, 1944 
Eye of Death Part 7 
 
29:30 

 
83 
May 29, 1944 
Eye of Death Part 8 
 
29:30 

 
84 
May 30, 1944 
Eye of Death Part 9 
 
29:30 

 
85 
May 31, 1944 
Test Tube Murders Part 1 
 
29:30 

 
86 
June 1, 1944 
Test Tube Murders Part 2 
 
29:30 

 
87 
June 2, 1944 
Test Tube Murders Part 3 
 
29:30 

 
88 
June 5, 1944 
Test Tube Murders Part 4 
 
29:30 

 
89 
June 6, 1944 
Test Tube Murders Part 5 
 
29:30 

 
90 
June 7, 1944 
Test Tube Murders Part 6 
 
29:30 

 
91 
June 8, 1944 
Test Tube Murders Part 7 
 
29:30 

 
92 
June 9, 1944 
Test Tube Murders Part 8 
 
29:30 

 
93 
June 12, 1944 
Test Tube Murders Part 9 
 
29:30 

 
94 
June 13, 1944 
Accidental Bullet Part 1 
 
29:30 

 
95 
June 14, 1944 
Accidental Bullet Part 2 
 
29:30 

 
96 
June 15, 1944 
Accidental Bullet Part 3 
 
29:30 

 
97 
June 16, 1944 
Accidental Bullet Part 4 
 
29:30 

 
98 
June 19, 1944 
Accidental Bullet Part 5 
 
29:30 

 
99 
June 20, 1944 
Accidental Bullet Part 6 
 
29:30 

 
100 
June 21, 1944 
Frightened Corpse Part 1 
 
29:30 

 
101 
June 22, 1944 
Frightened Corpse Part 2 
 
29:30 

 
102 
June 23, 1944 
Frightened Corpse Part 3 
 
29:30 

 
103 
June 26, 1944 
Frightened Corpse Part 4 
 
29:30 

 
104 
June 27, 1944 
Frightened Corpse Part 5 
 
29:30 

 
105 
June 28, 1944 
Frightened Corpse Part 6 
 
29:30 

 
106 
June 29, 1944 
Frightened Corpse Part 7 
 
29:30 

 
107 
June 30, 1944 
Frightened Corpse Part 8 
 
29:30 

 
108 
July 3, 1944 
Frightened Corpse Part 9 
 
29:30 

 
109 
July 4, 1944 
Frightened Corpse Part 10 
 
29:30 

 
110 
July 5, 1944 
Murder to Music Part 1 
 
29:30 

 
111 
July 6, 1944 
Murder to Music Part 2 
 
29:30 

 
112 
July 7, 1944 
Murder to Music Part 3 
 
29:30 

 
113 
July 10, 1944 
Murder to Music Part 4 
 
29:30 

 
114 
July 11, 1944 
Murder to Music Part 5 
 
29:30 

 
115 
July 12, 1944 
Murder to Music Part 6 
 
29:30 

 
116 
July 13, 1944 
Murder to Music Part 7 
 
29:30 

 
117 
July 14, 1944 
Murder to Music Part 8 
 
29:30 

 
118 
July 17, 1944 
Gate to Heaven Part 1 
 
29:30 

 
119 
July 18, 1944 
Gate to Heaven Part 2 
 
29:30 

 
120 
July 19, 1944 
Gate to Heaven Part 3 
 
29:30 

 
121 
July 20, 1944 
Gate to Heaven Part 4 
 
29:30 

 
122 
July 21, 1944 
Gate to Heaven Part 5 
 
29:30 

 
123 
July 24, 1944 
Gate to Heaven Part 6 
 
29:30 

 
124 
July 25, 1944 
Gate to Heaven Part 7 
 
29:30 

 
125 
July 26, 1944 
Gate to Heaven Part 8 
 
29:30 

 
126 
July 27, 1944 
Gate to Heaven Part 9 
 
29:30 

 
127 
July 31, 1944 
Castle of Chaos Part 1 
 
29:30 

 
128 
August 1, 1944 
Castle of Chaos Part 2 
 
29:30 

 
129 
August 2, 1944 
Castle of Chaos Part 3 
 
29:30 

 
130 
August 3, 1944 
Castle of Chaos Part 4 
 
29:30 

 
131 
August 4, 1944 
Castle of Chaos Part 5 
 
29:30 

 
132 
August 7, 1944 
Castle of Chaos Part 6 
 
29:30 

 
133 
August 8, 1944 
Castle of Chaos Part 7 
 
29:30 

 
134 
August 9, 1944 
Picture of Death Part 1 
 
29:30 

 
135 
August 10, 1944 
Picture of Death Part 2 
 
29:30 

 
136 
August 11, 1944 
Picture of Death Part 3 
 
29:30 

 
137 
August 14, 1944 
Picture of Death Part 4 
 
29:30 

 
138 
August 15, 1944 
Picture of Death Part 5 
 
29:30 

 
139 
August 16, 1944 
Picture of Death Part 6 
 
29:30 

 
140 
August 17, 1944 
Picture of Death Part 7 
 
29:30 

 
141 
August 18, 1944 
Picture of Death Part 8 
 
29:30 

 
142 
August 21, 1944 
Twilight Terror Part 1 
 
29:30 

 
143 
August 22, 1944 
Twilight Terror Part 2 
 
29:30 

 
144 
August 23, 1944 
Twilight Terror Part 3 
 
29:30 

 
145 
August 24, 1944 
Twilight Terror Part 4 
 
29:30 

 
146 
August 25, 1944 
Twilight Terror Part 5 
 
29:30 

 
147 
August 28, 1944 
Drums of Death Part 1 
 
29:30 

 
148 
August 29, 1944 
Drums of Death Part 2 
 
29:30 

 
149 
August 30, 1944 
Drums of Death Part 3 
 
29:30 

 
150 
August 31, 1944 
Drums of Death Part 4 
 
29:30 

 
151 
September 1, 1944 
Drums of Death Part 5 
 
29:30 

 
Nick Carter, Master Detective
Also known as NICK CARTER, MASTER DETECTIVE
October 8, 1944 - February 24, 1946
73 episodes known to exist
Stars: Lon Clark, Helen Chaote, Ed Latimer, John Kane
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Air Date
Title
Comments
Length
Sources
152 
October 8, 1944 
The Numbers Murder 
 
29:30 

 
153 
October 15, 1944 
Slingshot Murders 
 
29:30 

 
154 
October 22, 1944 
Murder On Mad Mountain 
 
29:40 

 
155 
October 29, 1944 
Funeral Wreath 
 
29:30 

 
156 
November 5, 1944 
Death in the Pool 
 
29:40 

 
157 
November 12, 1944 
Murder in the Night 
 
29:20 

 
158 
November 19, 1944 
Unexpected Death 
 
29:20 

 
159 
November 26, 1944 
Black Rose Murders 
 
29:30 

 
160 
December 3, 1944 
Death Plays the Lead 
 
29:20 

 
161 
December 10, 1944 
Murder by Suicide 
 
29:30 

 
162 
December 17, 1944 
Strands of Murder 
 
29:30 

 
163 
December 24, 1944 
Murder Goes to College 
 
29:10 

 
164 
December 31, 1944 
Murder in a Decanter 
 
29:30 

 
165 
January 7, 1945 
Monkey Sees Murder 
 
28:40 

 
166 
January 14, 1945 
Murder by Fire 
 
28:40 

 
167 
January 21, 1945 
Death by Ricochet 
 
29:30 

 
168 
January 28, 1945 
Eye For an Eye 
 
29:30 

 
169 
February 4, 1945 
Ready For Murder 
 
29:30 

 
170 
February 11, 1945 
Face of Death 
 
29:30 

 
171 
February 18, 1945 
Mind over Murder 
 
29:30 

 
172 
February 25, 1945 
Disappearing Corpse 
 
29:30 

 
173 
March 4, 1945 
Poison with a Past 
 
29:43 

 
174 
March 11, 1945 
Webs of Murder 
 
29:30 

 
175 
March 18, 1945 
Death Goes to the Post 
 
29:30 

 
176 
March 25, 1945 
Death Behind the Scenes 
 
29:40 

 
177 
April 1, 1945 
Death At the Studio 
 
29:30 

 
178 
April 8, 1945 
Death At the Toll Bridge 
 
29:30 

 
179 
April 15, 1945 
Missing Dead 
 
29:30 

 
180 
April 22, 1945 
The Truth Machine 
 
29:30 

 
181 
April 29, 1945 
The Witch of Dondenberg Mountain 
Halloween Program 
29:30 

 
182 
May 6, 1945 
The Vanishing Lady 
 
29:30 

 
183 
May 13, 1945 
Crime Machine 
 
29:30 

 
184 
May 20, 1945 
Mystery of Hangman's Wood 
 
29:30 

 
185 
May 27, 1945 
The Haunted Rocking Chair 
 
29:37 

 
186 
June 3, 1945 
Short Range Death 
 
29:30 

 
187 
June 10, 1945 
Murder in Cell 17 
 
29:30 

 
188 
June 17, 1945 
The Corpse Accuses 
 
29:30 

 
189 
June 24, 1945 
D Is For Death 
 
29:30 

 
190 
July 1, 1945 
The Man Who Lived Too Long 
 
29:30 

 
191 
July 8, 1945 
The Case of the Near Sighted Picture 
 
29:30 

 
192 
July 15, 1945 
A Penny For Your Thoughts 
 
29:30 

 
193 
July 22, 1945 
Make-Believe Murder 
 
29:30 

 
194 
July 29, 1945 
The Case of the Unwritten Letter 
 
29:41 

 
195 
August 5, 1945 
The Hanging Paperhanger 
 
29:30 

 
196 
August 12, 1945 
The Case of the Sick Statue 
 
29:36 

 
197 
August 19, 1945 
The Case of the Bleeding Bobolink 
 
29:30 

 
198 
August 26, 1945 
The Case of the Vanishing Postman 
 
28:50 

 
199 
September 2, 1945 
Factory of Death 
 
29:30 

 
200 
September 9, 1945 
The Case of the Talking Tree 
 
29:30 

 
201 
September 16, 1945 
The Case of the Queen's Eyebrow 
 
29:30 

 
202 
September 23, 1945 
The Mystery of Wonderful Willie 
 
29:30 

 
203 
September 30, 1945 
The Case of the Howling Horse 
 
29:30 

 
204 
October 7, 1945 
The Case of the Worried Mom 
 
29:30 

 
205 
October 14, 1945 
The Case of the Weeping Clown 
 
29:30 

 
206 
October 21, 1945 
Ambassador of Death 
 
29:30 

 
207 
October 28, 1945 
The Case of the Goldon Seed 
 
29:30 

 
208 
November 4, 1945 
Return of Lucresia Borgia 
 
29:30 

 
209 
November 11, 1945 
The Case of the Insane House 
 
29:30 

 
210 
November 18, 1945 
The Case of the Whispering Venus 
 
29:30 

 
211 
November 25, 1945 
Sweet Singer of Death 
 
29:30 

 
212 
December 2, 1945 
Uncle Sam's Nephew 
 
29:30 

 
213 
December 9, 1945 
Vanishing Diamonds 
 
29:30 

 
214 
December 16, 1945 
The House That Walked Away 
 
29:30 

 
215 
December 23, 1945 
The Case of the Educated Corpse 
 
29:30 

 
216 
December 30, 1945 
The Case of Shakespeare's Ghost 
 
29:38 

 
217 
January 6, 1946 
The Case of the Wandering Corpse 
 
29:30 

 
218 
January 13, 1946 
The Case of Jezebel's Jewels 
 
29:30 

 
219 
January 20, 1946 
The Case of the Murdered Teacup 
 
29:30 

 
220 
January 27, 1946 
The Body in the Ice 
 
29:45 

 
221 
February 3, 1946 
The Corpse Wore Medals 
 
29:30 

 
222 
February 10, 1946 
The Case of the Blue Paper Heart 
 
29:30 

 
223 
February 17, 1946 
The Case of the Uninvited Client 
 
29:30 

 
224 
February 24, 1946 
The Witness Saw Nothing 
 
29:30 

 
Nick Carter, Master Detective
Also known as NICK CARTER, MASTER DETECTIVE
March 5, 1946 - August 13, 1946
24 episodes known to exist
Stars: Lon Clark, Helen Chaote, Ed Latimer, John Kane
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Air Date
Title
Comments
Length
Sources
225 
March 5, 1946 
The Case of the Dead Witness 
Show moves to Tuesdays 3:30 - 4:00pm 
29:30 

 
226 
March 12, 1946 
The Case of the Dead Man's Giggle 
 
29:30 

 
227 
March 19, 1946 
The Case of the Circus Killer 
 
29:30 

 
228 
March 26, 1946 
The Case of the Remodeled Killer 
 
29:30 

 
229 
April 2, 1946 
Eight Records of Death 
 
29:30 

 
230 
April 9, 1946 
The Case of the Disappearing Corpse 
 
29:30 

 
231 
April 16, 1946 
Nine Hours to Live 
 
29:30 

 
232 
April 23, 1946 
The Case of the Little Old Ladies 
 
29:30 

 
233 
April 30, 1946 
The Case of the Wrong Clue 
 
29:30 

 
234 
May 7, 1946 
The Case of the Boss's Secretary 
 
29:30 

 
235 
May 14, 1946 
Dead Men Break No Bones 
 
29:30 

 
236 
May 21, 1946 
The Case of the Poker Murders 
 
29:30 

 
237 
May 28, 1946 
The Case of the Demented Daughter 
 
29:30 

 
238 
June 4, 1946 
The Case of the Dictaphone Murder 
 
29:30 

 
239 
June 11, 1946 
The Case of the Clumsy Forgeries 
 
29:30 

 
240 
June 18, 1946 
The Case of the Make-Believe Robbery 
 
29:30 

 
241 
June 25, 1946 
The Case of the Missing Alarm Clock 
 
29:30 

 
242 
July 2, 1946 
The Case of the Unwilling Criminal 
 
29:30 

 
243 
July 9, 1946 
The Case of the Black Key 
 
29:30 

 
244 
July 16, 1946 
The Case of the Beautiful Brunette 
 
29:30 

 
245 
July 23, 1946 
Death After Dinner 
 
29:30 

 
246 
July 30, 1946 
The Case of the Double Double-Cross 
 
29:30 

 
247 
August 6, 1946 
The Case of the Diplomat Diamond 
 
29:30 

 
248 
August 13, 1946 
The Case of the Immigrant Girl 
 
29:30