Our western this week comes from Gunsmoke. After two audition episodes in 1949, the series began with the show we’ll hear today titled, Billy The Kid. It aired April 26, 1952.
Our thriller this week comes from The Man Called X. Herbert Marshall is Ken Thurston in this series that aired from 1944 to 1952. We’ll hear Till Death Do Us Part, which first aired August 7, 1947.
On this episode of Radio At War, we’ll hear from Words At War. This series was produced by NBC, and aired from June 1943 to June 1945. The episode we’ll hear is titled Lend Lease: Weapon Of Victory, and aired May 24, 1944.
Ozzy wrote in recently asking for a radio adaptation of one of his favorite Edgar Allan Poe stories, The Cask Of Amontillado. This version, done by The Hall Of Fantasy, originally aired January 19, 1953.
The Crime Club brings us Mr. Smith’s Hat for our first show this week. That episode first aired January 23, 1947. Then, we Believe It Or Not. To close out, we’ll hear The Shrapnelled Body Of Charles Drew Senior from Crime Classics. That one originally aired July 6, 1953.
First up this week is the only golden age radio series hosted by Alfred Hitchcock. Once Upon A Midnight produced one episode – its audition – that was titled, Malice Aforethought. Sadly, it’s part one of a two part story. You’ll have to come up with your own conclusion! It aired May 11, 1945. Next up, Five Minute Mysteries brings us Blood Brothers.
Our Suspense Replay episode this week is Goodnight, Mrs. Russell. This one first aired August 3, 1954.