The plot synopses, while short, deliver enough key points that I was able to easily recall whether I had heard an episode and also allowed me to find specific episodes of the series that I remembered. About the Author s Gordon Payton is a radio drama actor, director, producer and archivist. The husband becomes more selfish and intolerable. Old Time Radio Mystery Theater. This series would represent the last serious attempt to bring dramatic story telling to radio.
This book is a detailed history and episode guide to the show. And that was just the first year! The reason this needs to be mentioned is that all of the episodes are available for download from the site:. It is a terrific chronology of the show, and is exhaustive in listing talent and airdates. Thanks much for your help in solving this mystery. Though these Mystery Radio Programs are not exactly in harmony of the energy of this site, they are here because a little boy used to travel with his father all around the country and they both spent many hours listening to these stories over the radio together.
. Created, produced and directed by Himan Brown, the series remains a landmark in radio drama. We're interested in your feedback. The husband strikes and kills a man in a hit and run. The history section of the book, even as short as it is, has a surprisingly large amount of useful information. Created, produced and directed by Himan Brown, the series remains a landmark in radio drama. Given its nine year run, this meant an average of three new episodes being produced each week which is a truly impressive accomplishment.
The series premiered on on January 6, 1974 and ended on December 31, 1982. Thanks again for your interest and assistance! I listened to this series for a good number of years as a child but, until looking at this volume had no appreciation of the sheer magnitude of the production. The series was broadcast every day of the week for the first six years with re-runs filling in empty slots starting in February 1974. A lengthy index makes it easy to find any specific episode. He lives in Delta, Pennsylvania. Descriptive information includes exact titles, airdates and rebroadcast dates, episode numbers, cast lists, writer and adapter credits, and a storyline synopsis.
The success of Radio Mystery Theater and a boom in nostalgia for old time radio dramas combined to cause other companies to take a stab at competing series. Where possible, I have collected many old recordings and enjoy them still - and I play them for my children when we take road trips. One thing that I was surprised to learn was that the series had competition from a number of other radio drama shows being produced at the time. But Mystery Theater ended over 15 years ago and no one has yet been able to gather enough information to write a book detailing the history of the episodes--until now. He lives in Collingswood, New Jersey.
More than just a log of the broadcasts, it also includes a synopsis of all 2,970 episodes, including original broadcast dates, re-broadcast dates an cast. This site does not include the repeats in their count so, if one wishes to find an episode listed in the volume, you have to go by the broadcast date to correlate the book with the website. The player on this page does not seem to work correctly for mobile devices. This work offers a detailed log of every Mystery Theater episode ever broadcast--nine years of monsters, murderers and mayhem. Comments about the performers and writers, with their remarks quoted, anecdotes about the scripts and sound effects, and other notes of interest abound. She has fallen in love with his friend and attorney. Information includes exact titles, airdates and rebroadcast dates, episode numbers, cast lists, writer and adapter credits, and a storyline synopsis.
If your wife is like mine, you may need two copies. The background music came from a library of about 500 carts that were stacke dup behind the recording console in the operator's position in the control booth. During this time, there were a total of 1,399 episodes created. In addition, there are also two appendices covering a spin-off series plus a 1998 attempted revival of the program and, an index is included as well. Just fill out the form below and we'll add your comments as soon as we can look them over.
As a result, the book's subtitle describing itself as an episode guide is quite literal with most of the 447 pages being precisely that. Eight pages of the book are a brief introduction which gives a short look at how the episodes were produced. Please do not include links in your message. This book offers a detailed history and episode guide to the 2,970 broadcasts aired between 1974 and 1982. The police investigate and suspect him. The rehearsal overview was not terribly surprising. Payton, Gordon, and Martin Grams, Jr.
Also included wherever possible are information about the actors and actresses, quotes from performers and writers many from personal interviews , anecdotes about various scripts and sound effects, and other notes of interest. His experience as a producer and director was unparalleled. Created, produced and directed by Himan Brown, the series remains a landmark in radio drama. A set of 1,399 original episodes aired between January 1974 and December 1982. Payton and Grams' superb book has been re-released with a slightly lower price.
Also included wherever possible are information about the actors and actresses, quotes from performers and writers many from personal interviews , anecdotes about various scripts and sound effects, and other notes of interest. Best of luck with your book, Dan Hefko. Scripts would get one read through in the morning, during which time, scenes would be edited out to bring the episode to the correct length for broadcast. Many of the plot descriptions came from the script writers themselves. He kills the attorney, Finally the son of the man killed in the hit and run murders the husband in revenge. This is an episode list for the 1982 season of the series. After this there would be a short break followed by the actors and actresses being moved into the studio to do the recording for the actual broadcast with sound effects being included in studio as part of this process.