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In the Corner with Dan Hughes


Mar 18, 2014

The Black Museum was the name given to Scotland Yard's Crime Museum by a newspaper reporter, and it stuck. 

The Crime Museum was opened in 1875.  In 1951, a radio series about the musuem was recorded in Australia for the BBC, and it featured Orson Welles as the narrator. 

Each week, Welles would pick up a display item that was used in an actual crime,  and its story would be told. 

The series was carried in the United States on the Mutual Network from January to December, 1952. 

This episode tells the story of A Pair of Spectacles.