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Just Plain Bill

Premiere Episode: 1933-01-16
Final Episode: 1955-09-30

Genre(s):
Serial Drama
Romance

RadioGoldindex Listing

Broadcast History:

Dates: 1/16/1933 - 6/12/1936
Network: CBS
Days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Sponsor: Kolynos
Length of show: 15 minutes

Dates: 9/14/1936 - 3/18/1940
Network: NBC Red
Days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Sponsor: Anacin Co. (1938) / Kolynos / Bi-So-Dol
Length of show: 15 minutes

Dates: 3/25/1940 - 7/31/1942
Network: NBC Blue
Days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Sponsor: Anacin / Kolynos / Bi-So-Dol
Length of show: 15 minutes

Dates: 9/14/1942 - 3/25/1954
Network: NBC
Days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Sponsor: Anacin / Kolynos / Bi-So-Dol
Length of show: 15 minutes

Dates: 9/27/1954 - 7/1/1955
Network: NBC
Days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Starting time: 5:00PM
Sponsor: Alka-Seltzer
Length of show: 15 minutes

Dates: 7/4/1955 - 9/30/1955
Network: NBC
Days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Starting time: 3:45PM
Sponsor: Alka-Seltzer
Length of show: 15 minutes

Series Synopsis: 15-minute daily serial drama originally called "Bill the Barber". It was the story of Bill Davidson, a barber in the small town of Hartville. Bill was a widower, the kind of homespun philosopher who later became a staple of similar shows. (Handbook of Old-Time Radio p.403)
Series Theme: "Darling Nellie Gray," "Polly Wolly Doodle"
Creator: ***  
Cast: Curtis Arnall(David Ellis)
Ed Begley
Arline Blackburn
Raymond 'Ray' Bramley
Hal Brown(Music)
   
Director: Martha Atwell
 Gene Eubank
 Arthur Hanna
 Ed King
 Norman Sweetser
 Blair Walliser
Announcer: Andre Baruch
 Fielden Farrington
 Ed Herlihy
 Hugh James
 Roger Krupp
 Don Pardo
 Tom Shirley