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DICK BARTON

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Full Name: Dick Barton
Nationality: British
Organization: None
Occupation Adventurer

Creator: Norman Collins
Time Span: 1946 - 1979

ABOUT THE SERIES

       Dick Barton is an adventurer.
       That is probably the very best way to describe him as he does not really have a job and he answers to no one in what sorts of trouble he gets involved in. And Trouble is always the key word when it comes to the man. It is said that trouble always follows him but in many cases, Barton gets bored and goes looking for it.
       Richard Barton was born in 1913 in Norwich, England. His father was part owner of a flour mill in the community and young Barton started work there as an apprentice. From his early days it was easy to see that Barton was a natural born leader as people seemed to take to him and usually follow his lead. He was also a no-nonsense fellow who disliked bullies immensely. Those who sought to harass him or those he were near soon learned how bad an idea that was.
       When Barton graduated university after earning an civil engineering degree, he want to work at a local firm but soon tired of the tedium and left to construct a new harbor in far-off Argentina. That led to a role as a roving engineer heading to whatever part of the world had a problem needing his quick brain and decisiveness.
       At the start of World War II, Barton returned to England and joined the Royal Engineers, commissioned to lead a team as part of the British Expeditionary Force. The withdrawals at Dunkirk saw Barton getting wounded while "fearlessly laying demolitions during the retreat" and earning a Military Cross. Once he was released from hospital, the biggest change in his life took place.
       Rather than return to his engineering duties, Barton joined the No. 17 Commando Unit and from August 1940 until the end of hostilities, Barton and his platoon sargeant Snowy White "saw active service in the Mid East, South East Asia, and European battle zones with the M.E.F., S.E.A.C. and B.A.O.R."
       With the demobbing that came to most in the military after the War, Dick Barton decided to not return to his old line of work but to spend his time seeking the adventure he had in the past six years become to know too well to leave behind.

BOOKS

Number of Books:7
First Appearance:1953
Last Appearance:1979

       Shortly after the series went off the air, two books came out with Dick Barton adventures. One had no author associated with it and the other was said to have been penned by the character.
       In 1977, an experienced BBC writer and producer created [probable] novelizations of the first three adventures and collected them in one volume.
       Two years later when the character was revived for television, four more adventures were released. The covers show the actors in the television show who played Dick Barton and Snowy White, which is appropriate since the books were novelizations of the four televised adventures.


1 The Return of Dick Barton The Return of Dick Barton
aka The Black Panther
Written by Unknown
Copyright: 1952

Likely novelization of the radio adventure Dick Barton and the Affair of the Black Panther.

2 Jail Break Jail Break
Written by Unknown
Copyright: 1953

[plot unknown]

3 Dick Barton - Special Agent Dick Barton - Special Agent
Written by Elwyn Jones
Copyright: 1977

Published with the agreement of the BBC and based on the radio show of the same name.
The book is a collection of 3 Short Stories as follows:
Dick Barton and the Secret Weapon
Dick Barton and the Lucifer Adventure
Dick Barton and the Cabatolin Diamonds

Note: Since two of the three are based on the two of the first three story arcs from the original radio shows, there is a better than even chance The Lucifer Adventure is a rename of The Paris Adventure.

4 The Great Tobacco Conspiracy The Great Tobacco Conspiracy
Written by Mike Dorrell
Copyright: 1978

Novelization of the first television adventure - Dick Barton is asked by his friend and former employer, Sir Richard Marley, to look into the disappearance his daughter Virginia and son Rex.

5 The Mystery of the Missing Formula The Mystery of the Missing Formula
Written by Mike Dorrell
Copyright: 1978

Novelization of the second television adventure - Dick Barton and friends come to the rescue of a young woman, Lucy, who tells them that her father, a scientist, has been kidnapped by a man named Muller who wants the poison her father has created.

6 The Case of the Vanishing House The Case of the Vanishing House
Written by Alan Radnor
Copyright: 1978

Novelization of the third television adventure - Dick Barton receives a call from his Aunt Agatha who tells that her house as vanished. Then a call from Sir Richard asks Barton and friends to look into a powerful weapon that has been stolen.

7 The Gold Bullion Swindle The Gold Bullion Swindle
Written by Larry Pryce
Copyright: 1979

Novelization of the fourth television adventure - The very nasty and dangerous Drew Brothers, criminals, are threatening both a playboy and the wife of a government official and Dick Barton is asked to put a stop to it.

NOVELLAS AND SHORT STORIES

Number of Stories:14
First Appearance:1950
Last Appearance:1979

1 All the Fun of the Fair All the Fun of the Fair
Written by Edward J. Mason
Copyright: 1950

1st of 9 stories contained in the collection Dick Barton, Special Agent - [plot unknown]

2 Dick Barton Wanted For Murder Dick Barton Wanted For Murder
Written by Edward J. Mason
Copyright: 1950

2nd of 9 stories contained in the collection Dick Barton, Special Agent - [plot unknown]

3 The Garage Racketeers The Garage Racketeers
aka The Armchair Detective
Written by Edward J. Mason
Copyright: 1950

3rd of 9 stories contained in the collection Dick Barton, Special Agent - [plot unknown]

4 Jordan's Folly Jordan's Folly
Written by Edward J. Mason
Copyright: 1950

4th of 9 stories contained in the collection Dick Barton, Special Agent - [plot unknown]

5 The Man In Box Four The Man In Box Four
Written by Edward J. Mason
Copyright: 1950

5th of 9 stories contained in the collection Dick Barton, Special Agent - [plot unknown]

6 One Foggy Day One Foggy Day
Written by Edward J. Mason
Copyright: 1950

6th of 9 stories contained in the collection Dick Barton, Special Agent - [plot unknown]

7 Ordeal By Fire Ordeal By Fire
Written by Edward J. Mason
Copyright: 1950

7th of 9 stories contained in the collection Dick Barton, Special Agent - [plot unknown]

8 The Unofficial Victory The Unofficial Victory
Written by Edward J. Mason
Copyright: 1950

8th of 9 stories contained in the collection Dick Barton, Special Agent - [plot unknown]

9 The Vulture Strikes Again The Vulture Strikes Again
Written by Edward J. Mason
Copyright: 1950

9th of 9 stories contained in the collection Dick Barton, Special Agent - [plot unknown]

10 Dick Barton and the Secret Weapon Dick Barton and the Secret Weapon
Written by Elwyn Jones
Copyright: 1977

1st of 3 stories contained in the collection Dick Barton, Special Agent - Novelization of the first radio story arc - "Dick Barton and his army friend Snowy White join Colonel Gardiner of military intelligence to defeat the villainous Wilhelm Kramer. A new super-weapon has been stolen and Kramer plans to use it to hold the world to ransom."

11 Dick Barton and the Lucifer Adventure Dick Barton and the Lucifer Adventure
Written by Elwyn Jones
Copyright: 1977

2nd of 3 stories contained in the collection Dick Barton, Special Agent - [Likely] novelization of the second radio story arc - "Dick Barton and his friends join forces with the French police on the trail of an international smuggling operation."

12 Dick Barton and the Cabatolin Diamonds Dick Barton and the Cabatolin Diamonds
Written by Elwyn Jones
Copyright: 1977

3rd of 3 stories contained in the collection Dick Barton, Special Agent - Dick Barton and Snowy’s holiday plans for a Mediterranean cruise are curtailed when they are asked to help Freddy Belfont from the Home Office break a gang of diamond smugglers."

13 Danger From The Depths Danger From The Depths
Written by Unknown
Copyright: 1979

Published in Dick Barton Special Agent Annual 1979 (5 pages) - [plot unknown]

14 Pictures Of Peril Pictures Of Peril
Written by Unknown
Copyright: 1979

Published in Dick Barton Special Agent Annual 1979 (4 pages) - An old colonel friend of Dick Barton asked him to look into a silly theft of four small paintings recently purchased at an auction. Hardly worth the effort until mayhem steps in.

YOUNG ADULT BOOKS

Number of Books:2
First Appearance:1950
Last Appearance:1978

1 Dick Barton - Special Agent Dick Barton - Special Agent
Written by Unknown
Copyright: 1950

Published by arrangement with the BBC for young readers and based on the radio shows.
The book is a collection of 9 Short Stories as follows:
All the Fun of the Fair
Dick Barton Wanted For Murder
The Garage Racketeers (aka The Armchair Detective)
Jordan's Folly
The Man In Box Four
One Foggy Day
Ordeal By Fire
The Unofficial Victory
The Vulture Strikes Again

2 Dick Barton Special Agent Annual Dick Barton Special Agent Annual
Written by Unknown
Copyright: 1978

When the television show came on in 1979, an annual was produced to accompany the show, filled with articles and adventures to appeal to both the young audience and the not so young. It was published by Brown Watson. It contained:
Comic stories:
- An Explosive Situaion
- Murder Mansion
Text adventures:
- Danger From The Depths
- Pictures of Peril
Articles:
- Dick Barton - Genesis of a Hero
- Meet TV's Dick Barton: Tony Vogel
- Who Is Dick Barton?
- Quick Jock ... Snowy (Barton's mates)
- Anthony Heaton - alias Snowy White
- James Cosmo - alias Jock Anderson
- The First Dick Barton - alias Noel Johnson
A game:
- Help Dick Barton Find the Time Bomb (maze puzzle)
and
- Rules of Conduct (how to write for Barton)

MOVIES

Number of Movies:3
First Appearance:1948
Last Appearance:1949

       At the height of its popularity on radio, the character of Dick Barton was transposed to celluloid by Hammer Films. These movies have been criticized for being of poor quality with too much humor and not enough action (I have not seen them so cannot say).
       A fourth movie, Dick Baron In Africa had been planned but the actor for the series, Don Stannard, died in a car accident and the company decided to cancel the series rather than find a replacement.


1 Dick Barton: Special Agent Dick Barton: Special Agent
Director: Alfred Goulding
Writer: Alan Stranks
Actors: Don Stannard as Dick Barton, George Ford as Snowy White, Gillian Maude as Jean
Released: 1948

Neo-Nazis are attacking Great Britain by contaminating the water supply. Dick Barton and his pal Snowy learn of it and decide to stop it. The Nazis in turn decide to stop him permanently.

2 Dick Barton Strikes Back Dick Barton Strikes Back
Director: Godfrey Grayson
Writers: Ambrose Grayson, Elizabeth Baron
Actors: Sebastian Cabot as Fouracada, Bruce Walker as Snowy White, Don Stannard as Dick Barton
Released: 1949

Dick Barton discovers a criminal gang with plans to use a horrific weapon of mass destruction to take over the world.

3 Dick Barton At Bay Dick Barton At Bay
Director: Godfrey Grayson
Writers: Jackson Budd, Ambrose Grayson, Emma Trechman
Actors: George Ford as Snowy White, Tamara Desni as Anna, Don Stannard as Dick Barton
Released: 1950

A professor who had invented a death ray has been kidnapped and Dick Barton is assigned the task of locating him and freeing him before the weapon can be used to start the next World War.

TELEVISION


Number of Episodes:32
First Appearance:1979
Last Appearance:1979
Network:Southern

REGULAR CAST
Tony VogelDick Barton [ 1 ]
Anthony HeatonSnowy White [ 1 ]
James CosmoJock Anderson [ 1 ]

       Resurrecting the popular radio program fron three decades before, a small British production company, Southern Television, crafted a series of serialized episodes to be on the ITV Network.
       Just as in those earlier radio broadcasts, the adventures of Barton, of which there were four made, were broken into 15-minute segments, each shown on a different night.
       32 of these quarter-hour pieces were produced in total, 10 in the first adventure, 8 in the second, 6 for the third, and 8 for the fourth and last.
       No names were given for these stories so the consensus has been to just label them Adventures. However, each adventure had a novelization published so I have chosen to label the adventures with those titles.

       The entire collection as been made available in a DVD set in 2009.


1 The Great Tobacco Conspiracy
Episode 1-1, first aired 1979
Director: Jon Scoffield
Writer: Clive Exton
Guest Stars: Fiona Fullerton as Virginia Marley, John Gatrell as Sir Richard

Told in 10 episodes - Dick Barton is asked by his friend and former employer, Sir Richard Marley, to look into the disappearance his daughter Virginia and son Rex.

2 The Mystery of the Missing Formula
Episode 1-2, first aired 1979
Director: Jon Scoffield
Writer: Julian Bond
Guest Star: Debbie Farrington as Lucy Cameron

Told in 8 episodes - Dick Barton and friends come to the rescue of a young woman, Lucy, who tells them that her father, a scientist, has been kidnapped by a man named Muller who wants the poison her father has created.

3 The Case of the Vanishing House
Episode 1-3, first aired 1979
Director: Jon Scoffield
Writer: Clive Exton
Guest Star: Fiona Gray as Shirley Rainham

Told in 6 episodes - Dick Barton receives a call from his Aunt Agatha who tells that her house as vanished. Then a call from Sir Richard asks Barton and friends to look into a powerful weapon that has been stolen.

4 The Gold Bullion Swindle
Episode 1-4, first aired 1979
Director: Anthony Howard
Writer: Julian Bond
Guest Star: Marsha Fitzalan as Amanda Aston

Told in 8 episodes - The very nasty and dangerous Drew Brothers, criminals, are threatening both a playboy and the wife of a government official and Dick Barton is asked to put a stop to it.

RADIO


Number of Episodes:711
First Appearance:1946
Last Appearance:1946
Network:BBC

REGULAR CAST
Noel JohnsonDick Barton [ ]
Duncan CarsDick Barton [ ]
Gordon DavisDick Barton [ ]
Alex McCrindleJock Anderson [ ]
John MannSnowy White [ ]

       According to Wikipedia:
       "Dick Barton – Special Agent is a radio thriller serial that was broadcast in the BBC Light Programme between 7 October 1946 and 30 March 1951. Produced and directed by Raymond Raikes, Neil Tuson, and Charles Lefaux, it was aired in 15-minute episodes at 6.45 (later 6.15) each weekday evening. From 11 January 1947 an additional "omnibus" edition repeated all of the week's programmes each Saturday morning between 11.00 and 12.00. In all, 711 episodes were produced and the serial achieved a peak audience of 15 million. Its end was marked by a leading article in The Times."
       Regretably a good number of these broadcasts are lost. Luckily some have been found and subsequently made available for purchase. Listed below are the collections of story arcs that still exist. [A story arc is the concept of a single adventure told in serial format over many aired episodes.]


1 Dick Barton and the Secret Weapon
Episode 1-1, first aired 1946
Writer: Edward J. Mason

According to Amazon: "In their very first adventure, Dick Barton and his army friend Snowy White join Colonel Gardiner of military intelligence to defeat the villainous Wilhelm Kramer. A new super-weapon has been stolen and Kramer plans to use it to hold the world to ransom."

2 Dick Barton and the Paris Adventure
Episode 1-2, first aired 1946
Writer: Edward J. Mason

According to Amazon: "In the second Dick Barton adventure, Barton and his friends join forces with the French police on the trail of an international smuggling operation."

3 Dick Barton and the Cabatolin Diamonds
Episode 1-3, first aired 1947
Writer: Geoffrey Webb

According to Amazon: "The third adventure in the series sees Dick and Snowy’s holiday plans for a Mediterranean cruise curtailed, when they are asked to help Freddy Belfont from the Home Office break a gang of diamond smugglers."

4 Dick Barton and the Smash and Grab Raiders
Episode 1-6, first aired 1947
Writers: Ronnie Colley, Arthur Colley

According to Amazon: "Dick, Snowy and Jock assist Sir Alexander Morton to catch a group of audacious smash and grab raiders."

5 Dick Barton and the Tibetan Adventure
Episode 1-7, first aired 1947
Writer: Edward J. Mason

According to Amazon: "When a consignment of gold is stolen, Dick and his friends are dispatched deep into the foothills of Tibet to recover it. What awaits them in the lair of Foo-dow, the brigand?"

6 Dick Barton and the Affair of the Black Panther
Episode 1-9, first aired 1947
Writer: Geoffrey Webb

According to Amazon: "Whilst diving for treasure in the Pacific Ocean, Dick discovers a secret Nazi organisation on the nearby Black Panther Island. Can he defeat the sinister Carl Von Reinitz?"

7 Dick Barton and the Vulture
Episode 1-10, first aired 1947
Writer: Edward J. Mason

According to Amazon: "Barton is on the trail of Tony Patelli, a criminal mastermind who has stolen a truckload of gold bullion."

8 Dick Barton and the Li-Chang Adventure
Episode 1-13, first aired 1947
Writer: Edward J. Mason

According to Goodreads: "an old army friend of Dick Barton needs help to crack a gang of Oriental counterfeiters. Can Barton and his friends stop the evil Wu San and Max Latour from spreading the forged currency?"

9 Dick Barton and the Case of Conrad Ruda
Episode 1-14, first aired 1948
Writer: Basil Dawson

According to Amazon: "In this thrilling story, Dick, Snowy and Jock are called in to help when a Hollywood film star starts receiving death threats. What does it mean? Can they thwart the sinister Conrad Ruda?"

10 Dick Barton and the Firefly Adventure
Episode 1-16, first aired 1950
Writer: Edward J. Mason

According to Goodreads: "Tells of the arrival in Britain of the American master-criminal Ferraro. Operating a violent protection racket, Ferraro extorts money from property owners across the capital. Those who ignore Ferraro's threats see their homes and businesses destroyed. Ferraro's many arson attacks soon earn him a nickname: the Firefly. Can Dick Barton intervene?"

11 Dick Barton and the Trail of the Rocket
Episode 1-39, first aired 2013

According to Amazon: "In 2013, Dick Barton returned for a one-off show at Leicester's Y Theatre. The production used original radio scripts from 1951 and period equipment in order to present a faithful recreation of a vintage studio recording. The resulting adventure stars Tim Bentinck (David Archer in The Archers) as Dick with Terry Molloy (Mike Tucker in The Archers and Davros in Doctor Who) as his faithful companion Snowy White."

COMIC BOOKS AND GRAPHIC NOVELS

Number of Stories:6
First Appearance:1953
Last Appearance:1953

       Shortly after the highly popular radio program ended its run, the character was revised and presented in serial format in the British comic The Comet, a weekly publication created by J.B.Allen in 1946 which was bought by Amalgamated Press in 1949.
       The publication was definitely geared towards the younger audience so someone decided that to appeal to kids, many of whom might not have ever heard the original broadcasts, it was necessary to retcon the character.
       Dick Barton remained but he was a younger version of himself. His trusted sidekick companion, Snowy White, though, was tremendously morphed into a teenager. There was no mention of the War and the adventures they encountered were futuristic in nature. Travel to the moon was involved and a civilization, well two of them actually, inside the satellite was discovered. While the first two adventures melded together, they were two separate problems Barton and White faced.
       Then the third adventure came and with barely a nod to the first two (saying only that the two had returned from the moon) the new case dealt with crooks and smugglers and car racing, all 20th Century fare. And then they were gone.

       When the television show came on in 1979, an annual was produced to accompany the show and that publication held two comicbook adventures. Here Dick Barton and friends were as they were in the TV show.


1 Dick Barton #1 Dick Barton #1
Published by Ayers & James

Copyright: 1952

Published in Dick Barton Special Agent Comic #1 with 28~ pages - [plot unknown]

2 The 'Spider's' Web The 'Spider's' Web
Published by Ayers & James

Copyright: 1952

Published in Dick Barton Special Agent Comic #2 with 28~ pages - [plot unknown]

3 Diamond Smugglers Diamond Smugglers
Published by Ayers & James

Copyright: 1952

Published in Dick Barton Special Agent Comic #3 with 28~ pages - [plot unknown]

4 Dick Barton #4 Dick Barton #4
Published by Ayers & James

Copyright: 1952

Published in Dick Barton Special Agent Comic #4 with 28~ pages - [plot unknown]

5 Haunted Heights Haunted Heights
Published by Ayers & James

Copyright: 1953

Published in Dick Barton Special Agent Comic #5 with 28~ pages - [plot unknown]

6 Jewel Thieves Jewel Thieves
Published by Ayers & James

Copyright: 1953

Published in Dick Barton Special Agent Comic #6 with 28~ pages - [plot unknown]

7 Tibetan Adventure Tibetan Adventure
Published by Ayers & James

Copyright: 1953

Published in Dick Barton Special Agent Comic #7 with 28~ pages - [plot unknown]

8 Dick Barton #8 Dick Barton #8
Published by Ayers & James

Copyright: 1953

Published in Dick Barton Special Agent Comic #8 with 28~ pages - [plot unknown]

9 The Affair of the Black Panther The Affair of the Black Panther
Published by Ayers & James

Copyright: 1953

Published in Dick Barton Special Agent Comic #9 with 28~ pages - [plot unknown]

10 Dick Barton Finds The City Under The Sea Dick Barton Finds The City Under The Sea
Published by Amagamated Press

Copyright: 1953

Published in Super-Detective Library #12 with 64 black and white pages - North of Australia a cargo ship sinks from an explosion, taking its cargo of gold with it. Overhead in a charter plane, Dick Barton sees the event and is immediately interested in the cause. However he is heading Down Under to help the government with a problem at a research facility. The two matters will soon merge.

11 Dick Barton and the Flying Saucer Mystery Dick Barton and the Flying Saucer Mystery

Copyright: 1953

Published in Comet #247-256 with 1 color page and 2 black and white pages each issue for 30 pages in all - Dick Barton and his young assistant Snowy (sic) were driving in the country when they spot a flying saucer abducting two men. When asked to learn more, they discover a Count Phansigar has stolen British secret space plans and is building his own vessel to go to the moon and claim it.

12 Dick Barton In Peril On The Moon Dick Barton In Peril On The Moon

Copyright: 1953

Published in Comet #257-263 with 1 color page and 2 black and white pages each issue for 21 pages in all - Immediately following on from destroy the Count's plan to take over the moon, an explosion opens up a rift and Dick Barton falls inside the moon to discover a whole new world inside, complete with two races competing with each other. Neither seem to happy to see an intruder.

13 Dick Barton and the Grey Ghost Dick Barton and the Grey Ghost

Copyright: 1953

Published in Comet #264-273 with 2 black and white pages each issue for 20 pages in all - Back on Earth, Dick Barton and his sidekick Snowy are invited to join a race car manufacturer to check out his new car, the Grey Ghost. An intruder is discovered on the premises and that is when Barton learns the facility is really a cover for a government lab developing a new atomic gun which enemy agents want to learn about.

14 An Explosive Situation An Explosive Situation

Copyright: 1979

Published in Dick Barton Special Agent Annual 1979 (9 pages) - A young woman watches her scientist father being kidnapped. She appeals to Dick Barton for help. Barton decides a former SS colonel is behind the snatch and he is out for the powerful explosives the scientist can make.

15 Murder Mansion Murder Mansion

Copyright: 1979

Published in Dick Barton Special Agent Annual 1979 (9 pages) - A roadside sniper ambush and an exploding nearby cabin are just two traps meant to kill Dick Barton or lure him to a mansion full of nasty surprises. The man behind it has been paid to eliminate Barton.

ODDS & ENDS

Number of Items:1
First Appearance:1979
Last Appearance:1979

1 Rules of Conduct Rules of Conduct
None
Copyright: 1979

Published in Dick Barton Special Agent Annual 1979 (1 page) - When the producers saw how popular the radio broadcast had become with young people, the BBC and they came up with a set of rules that the writers and actors had to abide by.

REFERENCE BOOKS

Number of Books:1
First Appearance:1950
Last Appearance:1950

1 The Inside Story Of Dick Barton The Inside Story Of Dick Barton
Written by Geoffrey Webb
Copyright: 1950

Interesting information concerning the creation of Dick Barto and the rules the writers had to live with.

MY COMMENTS

       Okay! First off, why does Dick Barton belong in this compendium.
       The answer is, c'mon! You know he does, because ... he does!
       This is an adventurer through and through who gets involved in fighting dozens of spies and traitors and would-be world conquerors, not to mention criminals from low-lifes to masterminds. No one can truly doubt this man has seen it all (even going to and into the moon in the zany renditions).
       He was an archetype for cliff-hanging peril foiling. In his recorded adventures depicted on the radio, every episode ended with him or his mates or all in deadly danger from horrific problems no one could hope to escape. And he found a way each and every time, even if sometimes his solution was really just a "having gotten free ...".
       He captivated the listening audience weekly for several years and entertained up on the big screen a few times and round his way in books a time or three and then moved to the small screen for more dangers and excitement.
       What a guy. And what a lot of old-time fun.

GRADE

My Grade: B+

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