Predecessor to the Orson Welles Radio Almanac, the Orson Welles Theater aired the first of nineteen episodes in 1941. We’ll hear the episode from October 13, 1941 featuring If In Years To Come, and Parker Poetry.
Browsing: Orson Welles On The Air
We return this week with an episode from the last incarnation of Welles’ Mercury Theater, The Mercury Summer Theater. From August 16, 1946 we’ll hear Abednego, The Slave.
And now for the continuing adventures of Harry Lime in The Lives Of Harry Lime. We’ll hear the 23rd episode of the series titled Cherchez La Gem. This one aired January 4, 1952.
This week, from 1952, we’ll hear from The Black Museum. Hosted by Orson Welles, this series ran for 52 episodes from January to December 1952. We’ll hear The Car Tire.
We return this week with more Orson Welles in the Campbell Playhouse. From November 5, 1939 we’ll hear The Hurricane.
From The Lives Of Harry Lime we’ll hear the 22nd episode titled Two Is Company. This episode first aired December 28, 1951.
It’s not Halloween without War Of The Worlds, and it can’t be Christmas without A Christmas Carol. From December 24, 1939 here’s The Campbell Playhouse with their version of the holiday classic.
For today’s show we’ll revisit the Orson Welles Theater for an episode that first aired December 22, 1941. This one features three performances beginning with Nativity From St. Luke’s, followed by The Happy Prince, and concluding with a poem by G.K. Chesterton.
This week we’ll hear again from The Lives Of Harry Lime and the 21st episode of that series titled It’s A Knock-Out. This one first aired December 21, 1951.
Today marks the 71st anniversary of the infamous War Of The Worlds broadcast. It’s only fitting we hear it again today. From the Mercury Theater On The Air, it first aired October 30, 1938.
For more information on this broadcast, and the panic it allegedly created, here are some links: