We’re a little short of an hour this week, despite what I said in the intro, but I think you’ll enjoy this weeks selections. We begin with Suspense and The Whole Town’s Sleeping, based on the Ray Bradbury story of the same name, and first heard July 14, 1955. Then it’s Ripley’s Believe It Or Not and Dunder Rock. We finish off with Federal Agent, and an episode from 1947 titled A Killing In London.
This week we join Rod Serling for The Zero Hour. This episode, titled Lost In Time, first aired July 18, 1974.
We hear from one of the masters of the macabre this week! Adapted from the Edgar Allan Poe short story, here’s The Oblong Box as done by NBC Short Story.
We hear again from Quiet Please on the show this week. From January 5, 1948 it’s Little Visitor. As with most of these Quiet Please episodes, it’s a bit noisy for the first few minutes, but still sounds quite good considering its age.
Our one-hundredth episode features a series that originated in Australia, before moving to the U.S., titled The Clock. From December 21, 1951 we’ll hear A Helping Hand.
The Saint starts things off this week with The Case Of The Previewed Crime from July 30, 1950. Then after Ripley’s Believe It Or Not, it’s This Is Your FBI. From October 5, 1945 we’ll hear The Strange Extortion.
Voyage Of The Scarlet Queen starts another hour of old time radio this week. We’ll hear King Ascot And The Maid In Waiting from October 30, 1947. Then it’s Cross Of Blood from Incredible But True. Alan Ladd in Box 13 closes out this episode with Diamond In The Sky, from November 21, 1948.
Part of the old time radio revival in the 1970’s, The Devil And Mr. O brought back some great episodes from Lights Out, and other Arch Oboler scripts. We’ll hear one of those today with Rocket From Manhattan. This version aired February 11, 1972.
We take care of a request this week for an episode of The Weird Circle. And since I couldn’t remember which of two episodes it was, I figured we’d play them both. First it’s A Terribly Strange Bed from October 3, 1943, followed by A Terrible Night from January 23, 1944.
This week our horror story comes from Lights Out. From October 6, 1942 we’ll hear What The Devil?