Part of the 1970’s old time radio revival, The Devil And Mr. O (that O belonging to Arch Oboler) rebroadcast Lights Out episodes from three decades earlier. We’ll hear an episode originally broadcast in 1942 as Mister Maggs, titled here as The Chest. This aired January 28, 1972.
This week we join Ken Thurston, The Man Called X for All That Glitters. This episode first aired October 9, 1947.
This week our first tale of crime comes from Murder By Experts. From August 8, 1949 we’ll hear Dark Island. After Believe It Or Not, we’ll hear from This Is Your FBI and an episode titled Death In The Tropics from July 12, 1946.
Our horror favorite comes from Sherry this week. She asked to hear The Ring Of Thoth by Escape. Based on the Arthur Conan Doyle story, this episode first aired August 11, 1947. Thanks Sherry!
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Another hour of old time radio begins this week with That Strong Guy (yes, that’s the real title!) and an episode from 1955 titled Temple Of Horror. Next up is Believe It Or Not and Two Lives. We finish off this episode with Queen Of Diamonds from the Molle Mystery Theater (begins at 25:55). That one first aired April 18, 1947.
This week our science fiction story comes from Suspense. From March 4, 1962 we’ll hear Doom Machine.
We’ll hear this week from The Mysterious Traveler and a tale called Death Comes For Adolf Hitler. This one first aired March 24, 1945 which incidentally was just over a month before death did come for Hitler via a self inflicted bullet to the head.
On this episode of The Horror we’ll hear from the CBS Radio Mystery Theater. A Horror Story first aired December 11, 1978.
We have a suggestion from Guinn for our episode this week. It’s a production of Suspense titled My Dear Niece. The script and title were used twice on Suspense, once on January 24, 1946 and then again on November 23, 1958 (with different actors). The version we’ll hear aired in 1946.
Hosted by Orson Welles, The Black Museum aired for 52 episodes and featured stories behind the objects contained within the Scotland Yard crime museum. This episode is titled The Tan Shoe.