We hear from Ceiling Unlimited this time, a wartime series Welles helmed for the first 13 episodes. This episode, titled Dictators Meeting In Hell, aired May 10, 1943.
On this episode we’ll hear an adaptation by Mercury Theater On The Air of Alfred Hitchcock’s 1935 film, The 39 Steps. This program first aired August 1, 1938.
The audio quality isn’t fantastic on this one, so if you’re a stickler for that you might want to skip it.
We hear from the Orson Welles Radio Almanac this week. This was a short lived series of 13 episodes produced in 1944. Here is the second episode, featuring guest Lionel Barrymore. It aired February 2, 1944.
On this episode we hear from This Is My Best with another Welles adaptation of Heart Of Darkness. This one aired March 13, 1945. The story was also adapted by Welles for the Mercury Theater, and Campbell Playhouse.
On this episode, we’ll hear from The Mercury Summer Theater Of The Air with King Lear. This episode first aired September 13, 1946. This was the last episode of the last incarnation of the Mercury Theater.