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Created by
John Dickson Carr(1906-1977), an American author of detective stories. He was a master of the "locked room mystery", in which a murder is committed inside a locked room, and then Dr Fell has to work out with deductive logic how the murderer could commit such an apparently "impossible" crime.

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First Appeared in print
.: Dr Gideon Fell first appeared in "Hag's Nook" in 1933.
First radio appearance :Probably in 1990 with Sir Donald Sinden in The House on Gallows Lane. sinden's mellow voice is ideally suited to the mature character of Fell.

Donald Sinden

Partner/Sidekick : Carr had produced Sir Henry Merrivale several years earlier which probably led to the creation of Fell.

Arch Enemies : Fell's enemies were usually clever and tried to cover their crimes with devious means.

Setting/Location : The closed or "locked" room where it appears that the crime must have been impossible to commit. The Blind Barber is set aboard an ocean liner, blind barber a sort of "locked room" setting in itself.

Tv connections : It's a shame that Dr Fell has not yet transferred to tv.

Theme tune : Dr Fell radio tune