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Radio Broadcast Log Of:
Speed Gibson Of The
International Secret Police
 
     This is one of the few juvenile serials known to be complete in all 178 episodes.  For many years, four epi­sodes had been missing in collector's copies of this program, and the sound quality hasn't always been the best.  Recently, almost all of the episodes were transferred again from the original electrical transcriptions (ET’s) and digital restoration work brought the audio back to its original sound.
     Two stories are contained in this serial.  The first story line is 100 episodes in length, and the second, “Speed Gibson And The Atlantian Syndicate,” takes up the balance of the series.  As this serial starts, Clint Barlow, Barney Dunlap, Marsha Windfield, and of course Speed Gibson travel to the Orient to do battle with the evil Octopus.  Listeners would hear catch phrases such as “Suffering whangdoodles.”  Very entertaining 1930’s drama.
 
Broadcast History:
Network: Syndicated
  01/02/37 to 05/25/40
Writer:
  Virginia Cooke
Cast:
  Elliott Lewis as Speed Gibson
  John Gibson as Barney Dunlap
  Howard McNear as Clint Barlow
  Hanley Stafford
  Jack Mathers
  Sam Edwards
 
 
 
Each of the following broadcasts are 15 minutes in length unless otherwise noted.
 
 
01/02/37 # 1 The Octopus Gang active
01/09/37 # 2 Speed is inducted into Secret Police
01/16/37 # 3 Heading for Hong Kong
01/23/37 # 4 A shooting attempt
01/30/37 # 5 The Octopus orders a kidnapping
02/06/37 # 6 Remaining at Wake Island
02/13/37 # 7 Speed is missing
02/20/37 # 8 Splinters into custody
02/27/37 # 9 Splinters gets away
03/06/37 # 10 Barney flies the mystery plane
03/13/37 # 11 The trio is ambushed on Guam
03/20/37 # 12 The Octopus plans a surprise
03/27/37 # 13 The arrival in Hong Kong
04/03/37 # 14 Clint suspicious of Mr. Wu
04/10/37 # 15 Clint to stay with Dr. Kingsley
04/17/37 # 16 Hotel rooms are ransacked
04/24/37 # 17 Marsha is kidnapped
05/01/37 # 18 The Octopus reveals plans
05/08/37 # 19 Disguised as coolies
05/15/37 # 20 Speed is knocked out
05/22/37 # 21 Leave on Bullet plane
05/29/37 # 22 Speed tries to warn Clint
06/05/37 # 23 Shot at and forced down
06/12/37 # 24 Flower Boat is sighted
06/19/37 # 25 Prisoners on the flower Boat
06/26/37 # 26 Clint & Barney are captured
07/03/37 # 27 Speed arrives and helps Clint & Barney
07/10/37 # 28 Bob Gilmore sworn into Secret Police
07/17/37 # 29 Speed & Bob fly to help Dr. Kingsley
07/24/37 # 30 The Octopus' secret headquarters
07/31/37 # 31 Speed discovers the secret entrance
08/07/37 # 32 A trap has been set
08/14/37 # 33 Tunnel fills with water
08/21/37 # 34 Water continues to rise
08/28/37 # 35 Dynamite must be used
09/04/37 # 36 Speed is lost in the tunnel
09/11/37 # 37 Speed is found
09/18/37 # 38 Barney heads for the hut
09/25/37 # 39 A Teahouse fire
10/02/37 # 40 New instructions from The Octopus
10/09/37 # 41 The Octopus continues plans
10/16/37 # 42 The Octopus puts plans into effect
10/23/37 # 43 Speed thinks Quan Wu is a gang member
10/30/37 # 44 Set up in a trap?
11/06/37 # 45 The Octopus traps Speed and Jean
11/13/37 # 46 Al taken prisoner
11/20/37 # 47 The Octopus escapes
11/27/37 # 48 Hiding in a secret room
12/04/37 # 49 Poison gas bomb thrown
12/11/37 # 50 How to catch The Octopus
12/18/37 # 51 Everyone ready for the trip
12/25/37 # 52 Fighting breaks out
01/01/38 # 53 Heading into Tibet
01/08/38 # 54 The Octopus will go to Black Pass
01/15/38 # 55 Following The Octopus to Tibet
01/22/38 # 56 Monoplane is airborne
01/29/38 # 57 Speed talks with The Octopus via radio
02/05/38 # 58 Follow the Dragon
02/12/38 # 59 A Tibetan avalanche
02/19/38 # 60 All narrowly escape
02/26/38 # 61 The Octopus plane spotted
03/05/38 # 62 The Secret Police are jailed
03/12/38 # 63 The Octopus reaches secret house
03/19/38 # 64 Pass Of The Iron Dagger
03/26/38 # 65 Surrounding The Octopus' secret home
04/02/38 # 66 Secret Police capture The Octopus?
04/09/38 # 67 Kidnapping plans
04/16/38 # 68 Barney kidnapped
04/23/38 # 69 Thought recording machine
04/30/38 # 70 A false floor
05/07/38 # 71 A secret torture chamber
05/14/38 # 72 Thought helmet taken
05/21/38 # 73 Blank thought waves
05/28/38 # 74 Barney found wandering
06/04/38 # 75 Arrow almost hits Speed
06/11/38 # 76 A Tibetan feast
06/18/38 # 77 The Octopus visits Zee Ring's home
06/25/38 # 78 Picnic planning
07/02/38 # 79 Speed in disguise
07/09/38 # 80 Speed caught by The Octopus
07/16/38 # 81 Clint saves Speed from storm
07/23/38 # 82 The Octopus pictures to the States
07/30/38 # 83 Marsha Winfield held prisoner
08/06/38 # 84 Slave raids begin
08/13/38 # 85 Clint & Speed begin an air flight
08/20/38 # 86 Marcia and her brother found
08/27/38 # 87 Splinter and Wu are captured
09/03/38 # 88 Splinter is shot
09/10/38 # 89 Splinter is cared for
09/17/38 # 90 Splinter is hiding
09/24/38 # 91 Marcia recovers from vapers of sleep
10/01/38 # 92 Shooting breaks out
10/08/38 # 93 Chief Tepo catches pilots at Black Pass
10/15/38 # 94 Open radio accident
10/22/38 # 95 An aerial dog fight
10/29/38 # 96 Octopus plane crashes
11/05/38 # 97 Ready for attack on The Octopus
11/12/38 # 98 Time for a showdown
11/19/38 # 99 The Octopus and men captured
11/26/38 #100 The Octopus jumps from plane in flight
 
Speed Gibson And The Atlantian Syndicate
 
12/03/38 #101 Atlantian Syndicate Investigation in Africa
12/10/38 #102 An airborne fire
12/17/38 #103 Safe landing is made
12/24/38 #104 Falling into a trap
12/31/38 #105 No water aboard the plane
01/07/39 #106 The time bomb
01/14/39 #107 Leeds kills himself
01/21/39 #108 Davis shot by Octopus gang
01/28/39 #109 Davis killed
02/04/39 #110 The Octopus is still alive
02/11/39 #111 An Octopus gunboat outside
02/18/39 #112 Trapped in cave with no water
02/25/39 #113 Everyone rescued
03/04/39 #114 Marie is stowaway
03/11/39 #115 Smiley is missing
03/18/39 #116 Is Smiley dead?
03/25/39 #117 Messenger arrives
04/01/39 #118 Angry crowd at Casablanca
04/08/39 #119 Airport disguise
04/15/39 #120 Octopus gang moves in
04/22/39 #121 Power magazine plan
04/29/39 #122 Stop plans for explosion
05/06/39 #123 Speed, Clint & Carlos in a bad storm
05/13/39 #124 Dropping a signal
05/20/39 #125 A poison dart
05/27/39 #126 The Octopus' old headquarters
06/03/39 #127 Plan flight to the Sahara Desert
06/10/39 #128 Fly to Legionnaire outpost
06/17/39 #129 Attack repelled
06/24/39 #130 Bad sand storm
07/01/39 #131 Clint lands in the desert
07/08/39 #132 Discovered in the desert
07/15/39 #133 Octopus learns their location
07/22/39 #134 Tricks by The Octopus
07/29/39 #135 A ring gets them out of jail
08/05/39 #136 The Octopus visits are explained
08/12/39 #137 Enemy plane crashes
08/19/39 #138 Boating down the Congo
08/26/39 #139 Speed is confronted by a Leopard
09/02/39 #140 Leaving camp
09/09/39 #141 Clint rescues Mrs. Buchanan
09/16/39 #142 Search for John Buchanan
09/23/39 #143 Barney hypnotized by wings of giant moth
09/30/39 #144 Troubles with a boa constrictor
10/07/39 #145 Fumes overcome everyone
10/14/39 #146 In the path of cannibal ants
10/21/39 #147 The Octopus suspects trap
10/28/39 #148 Warriors help in searching for HQ
11/04/39 #149 Native attack near Octopus headquarters
11/11/39 #150 Attack stopped with elephant stampede
11/18/39 #151 Search of headquarters started
11/25/39 #152 Saved from suffocating
12/02/39 #153 Leaving for gorilla country
12/09/39 #154 The Octopus prepares Death Ray
12/16/39 #155 The Octopus overheard on the radio
12/23/39 #156 Elephant grass fire
12/30/39 #157 A jungle crash landing
01/06/40 #158 Surprise meeting with natives
01/13/40 #159 Barney confronted by talking gorilla
01/20/40 #160 Talking gorilla starts attack
01/27/40 #161 Entire camp captured
02/03/40 #162 Octopus packs up Death Ray machine
02/10/40 #163 Everyone escapes gorilla attack
02/17/40 #164 All are caught in jungle storm
02/24/40 #165 John Buchanan found in hut
03/02/40 #166 Surrounded by pygmy headhunters
03/09/40 #167 Safe take-off
03/16/40 #168 Speed missing again
03/23/40 #169 The Octopus waits
03/30/40 #170 Car crash
04/06/40 #171 Octopus gang member is questioned
04/13/40 #172 Clint worries about landing
04/20/40 #173 Clint's plane catches on fire
04/27/40 #174 An Octopus agent confesses to fire
05/04/40 #175 Desert raiders attack
05/11/40 #176 Octopus camp is reached
05/18/40 #177 Death Ray blown up
05/25/40 #178 The Octopus finally captured
 
          (Last Program Of The Series)
 
 
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