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CBS Radio Mystery Theater

ran daily from 1974 to 1982 and was hosted, for the most part, by the late E.G. Marshall. The series creator and producer Himan Brown oversaw scripts and, though the daily format restricted the depth of sound effects, each show averaged 45 minutes. The writing was intelligent and the stories were thought-provoking. CBSRMT presented a bit of everything—science fiction, historical drama, ghost stories, horror—but the majority of episodes were murder mysteries, often with a supernatural bent. Because of the enormous volume of episodes, this archive could take up a LOT of time, to the detriment of other areas of this site. Therefore, I've decided to limit the archive to shows which best fit into the Plot Spot's chosen venue of Sci-Fi, Horror, etc.

Currently this archive contains 139 of 1399 plotlines

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Aaron Burr Murder Case, The

Year: 1974
Duration: 45 min
Genre: Murder; Humour
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Sam Dann

On a misty morning in early July, high atop the palisade above the Hudson river, movie director Max Perrodien stages a duel between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr with authentic costumes and fake pistols. Predictably, Hamilton falls to the ground. Unexpectedly, he is found to have been shot with a real pistol engraved with the name 'Aaron Burr'. Clearly, that is not possible.

Reviews:
A lighthearted story with excellent acting (the portrayal of the movie director cracks me up every time I listen). Well-produced, but slightly predictable. [8/10] --- zM

Adam's Astral Self

Year: 1974
Duration: 45 min
Genre: Occult
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Elspeth Eric

A woman breaks up with a spiritualist who threatens to use his telepathic powers to kill her new lover.

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Adventure of the Beryl Coronet, The

Year: 1977
Duration: 45 min
Genre:
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

A Sherlock Holmes mystery.

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Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle, The

Year: 1977
Duration: 45 min
Genre:
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

A Sherlock Holmes mystery.

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Adventure of the Red-Headed League, The

Year: 1977
Duration: 45 min
Genre:
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

A Sherlock Holmes mystery.

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Adventure of the Speckled Band, The

Year: 1977
Duration: 45 min
Genre:
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

A Sherlock Holmes mystery.

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Adventures of Don Quixote, The

aka: "The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote de La Mancha"
Year: 1977
Duration: 45 min
Genre:
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Miguel de Cervantes

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Afterward

Year: 1976
Duration: 45 min
Genre:
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Edith Wharton

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A.L.I.C.E.

Year: 1981
Duration: 45 min
Genre: Humour
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: G. Frederic Lewis

A programmer builds an A.I. computer, and soon has the Russians and the FBI hot on his tail. However, compared to dealing with A.L.I.C.E., those are the least of his problems.

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Alien Presences

Year: 1978
Duration: 45 min
Genre: Aliens
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Ian Martin

A couple follow a crashed meteor and find a baby. They decide to raise it without considering that its parents may one day want the child back.

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All Things Are Possible

Year: 1978
Duration: 45 min
Genre:
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Leo Tolstoy

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Arctic Encounter

Year: 1978
Duration: 45 min
Genre: Sci-Fi
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Sam Dann

Two American pilots on an Arctic patrol sight a downed Soviet plane; suddenly their own aircraft mysteriously loses power and they too are forced down onto the ice. Just what—or who—is responsible for this 'Bermuda Triangle of the North'?

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Artist, The

Year: 1976
Duration: 45 min
Genre:
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Guy de Maupassant

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Assassination, The

aka: "The Tragedy of Julius Caesar"
Year: 1976
Duration: 45 min
Genre: Historical
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: William Shakespeare

An adaptation of William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar, with much of the dialogue modernized, but following the original story line of the conspiracy to murder the Roman statesman and general who 'bestrides the narrow world like a Colossus'.

See also 'The Murder of Caesar' (CBS Radio Mystery Theater)

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At the End of the Passage

Year: 1979
Duration: 45 min
Genre:
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Rudyard Kipling

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Beach of Falesá, The

Year: 1974
Duration: 45 min
Genre:
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Robert Louis Stevenson

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Beast, The

aka: "The Blond Beast" ??
Year: 1979
Duration: 45 min
Genre:
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Edith Wharton

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Berenice

Year: 1975
Duration: 45 min
Genre: Horror
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Edgar Allan Poe

The classic story of a man driven mad by his fascination with a woman’s smile.

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Between These Worlds

Year: 1979
Duration: 45 min
Genre: Aliens
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Ian Martin

An alien political prisoner on the planet Kronek is offered a pardon if he will spearhead the invasion of an insignificant little world called Earth.

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Birthmark, The

Year: 1977
Duration: 45 min
Genre:
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Nathaniel Hawthorne

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Bisara of Pooree, The

Year: 1977
Duration: 45 min
Genre:
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Rudyard Kipling

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Black Cat, The

Year: 1974
Duration: 45 min
Genre: Murder
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Edgar Allan Poe

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Black Door, The

aka: "The Sealed Room"
Year: 1978
Duration: 45 min
Genre:
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

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Black Sheep and the Captain, The

aka: "The Winning Shot"
Year: 1978
Duration: 45 min
Genre:
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

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Boatman and the Devil, The

Year: 1982
Duration: 45 min
Genre:
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Anton Chekhov

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Body Snatchers, The

aka: "The Body Snatcher"
Year: 1974
Duration: 45 min
Genre:
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Robert Louis Stevenson

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Boscombe Pool Mystery, The

aka: "The Boscombe Valley Mystery"
Year: 1977
Duration: 45 min
Genre:
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

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Bottom of the World

Year: 1977
Duration: 45 min
Genre: Super Science
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Arnold Moss

With the world on the brink of global war, scientists attempt to access the planet's last energy source beneath the South Polar ice cap. The other side sabotages the project, and the resulting ecological catastrophe threatens to make an end of the world as effectively as any war.

Reviews:
SPOILER: This was actually pretty cool in setting up the suspense. Very interesting idea and well written however I didn't quite understand why they mentioned the Earth at the end like they did other than to explain to us that we had been listening to an alien story. Still a good story. --- Barry Howell

This was the first episode of RMT I'd ever heard, and got me interested in the series as a whole. Lucky for me it was a good episode, or I would not have investigated further. --- Ed Corbeil

Boy Wonder, The

Year: 1976
Duration: 45 min
Genre:
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Alfred Bester

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Brain Drain

Year: 1976
Duration: 45 min
Genre: Super Science
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Ralph Goodman

When an eminent space scientist dies suddenly, a friend's investigation leads to a series of unexplained deaths among scientists around the world, a strange hypnotic woman and her even stranger friend.

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Brooch, The

aka: "An Upheaval"
Year: 1982
Duration: 45 min
Genre:
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Anton Chekhov

Based on the story "An Upheaval"?

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By Word of Mouth

Year: 1979
Duration: 45 min
Genre:
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Rudyard Kipling

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Cabinet of the Unsolved, The

Year: 1978
Duration: 45 min
Genre:
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

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Canterville Ghost, The

Year: 1974
Duration: 45 min
Genre:
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Oscar Wilde

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Captain of the Pole-Star, The

Year: 1978
Duration: 45 min
Genre: Ghosts
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

A doctor hires out to a whaling vessel bound for the Arctic, where the ship becomes icebound. Strange moanings are soon heard on the Polar wind, and ghostly apparitions appear out on the ice. The ship's senior officers are convinced they have something to do with the Captain's mysterious past, but who can say for sure, since he appears to be slowly going insane?

See also 'Arctic Rescue' (Suspense)

Reviews:
A creepy episode that leaves one with the sense that they had better leave the blinds shut on a cold winter's night for fear of what might appear out on the snow beyond the bedroom window. You'll never see another blowing drift of snow quite the same ever again. Unfortunately, the limited time frame RMT had for its daily productions did not often allow for much depth or sophistication in sound effects, but the keening of the wind and the groaning of the ship under pressure from the ice does much to bring this show to life. Highly recommended. --- Jeff Dickson

Carmilla

Year: 1975
Duration: 45 min
Genre:
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu

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Case of Chateau-Margaux, The

aka: "Thou Art the Man"
Year: 1977
Duration: 45 min
Genre:
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Edgar Allan Poe

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Cask of Amontillado, The

Year: 1975
Duration: 45 min
Genre:
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Edgar Allan Poe

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Castle Kerfol

aka: "Kerfol"
Year: 1976
Duration: 45 min
Genre:
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Edith Wharton

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Cezar Curse, The

Year: 1975
Duration: 45 min
Genre:
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Robert Louis Stevenson

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Cherchez la Femme

Year: 1977
Duration: 45 min
Genre:
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: O. Henry

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Children of Death, The

Year: 1976
Duration: 45 min
Genre: Dystopian Future
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Sam Dann

In a post-Apocalyptic future, men and women have split into warring gender-based tribes. One man, however, dares question the 'natural' hatred between the sexes. Then he gets captured by the women for breeding purposes, after which he must be ritually murdered.

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Christmas Carol, A

Year: 1975
Duration: 45 min
Genre:
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Charles Dickens

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City of the Dead

aka: "In the Abyss"
Year: 1976
Duration: 45 min
Genre: Creatures
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: H.G. Wells

Two Victorian scientists penetrate the Stygian depths of the Cayman Trough in a submersible, there encountering an exotic undersea race of intelligent amphibians.

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Colonel Chabert, The

Year: 1977
Duration: 45 min
Genre:
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Honoré de Balzac

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Colony, The

Year: 1976
Duration: 45 min
Genre: Aliens
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Fielden Farrington

A couple on vacation driving through New Hampshire are waylaid in a small town after an encounter with a UFO on the road. The sheriff claims they must have been drunk and locks them up, but he and the mayor are obviously hiding something...

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Confession

aka: "A Guest's Confession" ??
Year: 1980
Duration: 45 min
Genre:
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Henry James

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Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, A

Year: 1976
Duration: 45 min
Genre: Time Travel
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Mark Twain

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Corpse That Would Not Die, The

aka: "Thérèse Raquin"
Year: 1976
Duration: 45 min
Genre:
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Émile Zola

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Countess, The

Year: 1977
Duration: 45 min
Genre:
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Honoré de Balzac

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Crack in the Wall, The

Year: 1974
Duration: 45 min
Genre: Horror
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Sidney Slon

A hopelessly distraught mother agonizing over the death of her daughter becomes obsessed with a crack in the wall of her basement, which defies any attempt to patch it. She claims to hear the call of her daughter coming from the crack, which must be a portal to the next world. Her husband, however, thinks the source of the voice has a far more sinister origin.

Reviews:
This episode is essentially an uncredited theft from W.W. Jacobs' celebrated horror story "The Monkey's Paw." Instead of three wishes, there are only two, but the idea of wishing a loved one back from the dead, failing to take into account the person's mutilated condition after a tragic accident, and wishing that person back to the grave are all much the same. The depressing atmosphere of the episode is well done, and it has some interesting differences from the original tale, but this is really a rewrite of "The Monkey's Paw" and not an original story. --- Anonymous

Crystal Gazer, The

Year: 1980
Duration: 45 min
Genre:
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Jacques Futrelle

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Curious Experience, A

Year: 1979
Duration: 45 min
Genre:
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Mark Twain

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Dagger of Almohades, The

aka: "The Brown Hand"
Year: 1980
Duration: 45 min
Genre:
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

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Damned Thing, The

Year: 1974
Duration: 45 min
Genre: Creatures
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Ambrose Bierce, 1893

Written for the CBS Radio Mystery Theater by Arnold Moss, but inspired by Ambrose Bierce.

A coroner presides over the inquest of recently-deceased Hugh Morgan. Foul play is suspected. Testimony is heard from four witnesses... each with a very different tale to tell and each suggesting a different motive, ranging from jealously to revenge to theft to... something bizarre.

Reading Link: 'The Damned Thing', by Ambrose Bierce, available at The Project Gutenberg.

Reviews:
A short story—around 3,500 words—by Ambrose Bierce, which can be read in about 15 minutes. Bierce's descriptive imagery creates a dark and somber mood which resolves quickly around a fairly simple plot. Arnold Moss expands upon the details presented by Bierce and creates a more involved and interconnected story. The original story contains the testimony of William Harker, newspaper reporter, but Moss adds the testimony of three more witnesses. Their testimonies contrast sharply with each other, adding a level of mystery to a suggestion of the supernatural. Solid acting all around. [8/10] --- zM

Dangerous Memory

Year: 1979
Duration: 45 min
Genre:
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Jacques Futrelle

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Darling Deadly Dolores

Year: 1974
Duration: 45 min
Genre: Super Science
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Sam Dann

A scientist working on a top secret super-weapon is horrified to discover that the project's computer plans to utilize the weapon to purge the Earth of humans in favor of metal-based life.

See also 'Nightmare' (Dimension X and X Minus One)

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Dead House, The

Year: 1978
Duration: 45 min
Genre:
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Mark Twain

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Death of Halpin Frayser, The

Year: 1975
Duration: 45 min
Genre:
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Ambrose Bierce

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Death on Project X

Year: 1977
Duration: 45 min
Genre: Super Science
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Victoria Dann

A bureaucratic bean counter turned investigator is assigned to assess the validity of a secret government research program to develop an ultimate super-weapon, and is confronted by the suspicion that the head scientist has made a critical error that could result in doomsday.

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Demon Spirit, The

aka: "The Dybbuk"
aka: "Between Two Worlds"
Year: 1974
Duration: 45 min
Genre: Supernatural
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: S. Anksy

In a Jewish community, a young student conspires with dark forces to gain the hand of the woman he loves despite fatal opposition from her father.

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Departmental Case, A

Year: 1977
Duration: 45 min
Genre:
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: O. Henry

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Devil-God, The

Year: 1974
Duration: 45 min
Genre: Supernatural
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Mary Jane Higby

Reviews:
The Devil-God, surprisingly enjoyable tale of a couple whom learns that the old Gods of Indian lore aren’t to be trifled with. --- Noelle (7/10)

Devil's Bargain, The

Year: 1978
Duration: 45 min
Genre:
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Guy Boothby ??

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Diamond Necklace, The

aka: "The Necklace"
Year: 1975
Duration: 45 min
Genre:
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Guy de Maupassant

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Diary of a Madman, The

Year: 1974
Duration: 45 min
Genre:
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Guy de Maupassant

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Diogenes, Inc

Year: 1981
Duration: 45 min
Genre:
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Jacques Futrelle

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Doctor Eduardo

aka: "The Black Doctor"
Year: 1978
Duration: 45 min
Genre:
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

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Dr Heidegger's Experiment

Year: 1978
Duration: 45 min
Genre:
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Nathaniel Hawthorne

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Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

Year: 1974
Duration: 45 min
Genre: Horror
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Robert Louis Stevenson

Robert Louis Stevenson's classic tale of a scientist whose search for the dual essence of human nature and morality carries a heavy personal price for success. Host E. G. Marshall claims this version is the closest to Stevenson's original.

Versions of this story also appeared on the BBC, Favorite Story, Weird Circle, NBC Short Story, Theater Guild on the Air, the U.S. Steel Hour, and more recently by an independent producer called Monterey Soundworks.

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Don't Die without Me

aka: "The Furnished Room"
Year: 1977
Duration: 45 min
Genre:
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: O. Henry

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A woman committed suicide in a hotel room. Six days later, a young man took his own life in the same room and in the same manner. A writer, facing writer's block, decides to check into the room to uncover the mystery.

Dracula

Year: 1974
Duration: 45 min
Genre: Vampires
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Bram Stoker

An adaptation of the original novel by Bram Stoker. Professor Van Helsing responds to an appeal from his friend John Seward to investigate his fiancee's strange affliction—she is slowly dying from blood depletion, apparently the victim of a vampire.

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Dream-Woman, The

Year: 1974
Duration: 45 min
Genre:
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Wilkie Collins

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Eavesdroppers, The

Year: 1975
Duration: 45 min
Genre: Aliens / Super Science
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Fielden Farrington

Physicist Dwight Addison is on the cusp of solving Einstein's restriction on traveling faster than light, and only needs a quiet retreat to complete his work. Unbeknownst to him, however, there are forces in the universe that do now want Man intruding, and Addison's housekeepers are working on their behalf.

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Edmund Orme

aka: "Sir Edmund Orme"
Year: 1978
Duration: 45 min
Genre:
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Henry James

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Eleventh Hour, The

Year: 1975
Duration: 45 min
Genre:
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Sam Dann

A successful business man suddenly becomes obsessed with a woman he met through a personal ad and claims to be from another world.

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Eleventh Plague, The

Year: 1980
Duration: 45 min
Genre: Space Exploration
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Henry Slesar

Forbidden Planet revisited: A rescue mission to planet A-15 discovers their sole rescuee to be not only unwilling to be saved, but somehow capable of bringing down all the plagues of Egypt upon their heads if they don't leave.

See also 'Hallucination Orbit' (X Minus One)

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Enemy From Space

Year: 1979
Duration: 45 min
Genre: Aliens
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Ian Martin

In the year 2029, an alien spacecraft descends to the White House lawn. A voice from within announces their peaceful intentions, but the aliens' first act is to kidnap the President...

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Episode of the Terror

aka: "An Episode of the Terror"
Year: 1981
Duration: 45 min
Genre: Historical
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Honoré de Balzac

Honore de Balzac's tale of the French Revolution, when Robespierre held Paris in his bloody grip. A priest and his attendant nun hold secret masses for private clients, under threat of the guillotine should they be found out. An enigmatic stranger appears to offer them immunity in return for their services, though he claims he is himself beyond hope of redemption.

See also 'The Black Band' (The Hermits Cave)

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Fall of the House of Usher, The

Year: 1974
Duration: 45 min
Genre: Horror
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Edgar Allan Poe

Edgar Allen Poe's story of a man's descent into madness over a family curse.

Versions of this story also appeared on CBS Radio Mystery Theater, Escape, NBC Presents: Short Story, and The Weird Circle.

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Familiar Ghost, The

aka: "The Familiar"
Year: 1978
Duration: 45 min
Genre: Ghosts
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu

A retired Victorian sea captain wins the hand of his intended lady, but his fiancee calls upon the services of famed psychic investigator Dr. Martin Hesselius when the captain becomes convinced he is being haunted by a 'familiar'.

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Fateful Bell, The

aka: "The Soul of the Great Bell"
Year: 1980
Duration: 45 min
Genre:
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Lafcadio Hearn

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Figure in the Moonlight, The

Year: 1978
Duration: 45 min
Genre: Supernatural
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: M.R. James

A couple purchase on old etching of a New Hampshire mansion, then later notice that the figure of a man seems to appear and disappear within it.

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Five Hundred Carats, The

aka: "Five Hundred Carats"
Year: 1981
Duration: 45 min
Genre:
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: George Griffith

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Flash Point

Year: 1978
Duration: 45 min
Genre:
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: H.G. Wells

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Fools, The

Year: 1979
Duration: 45 min
Genre:
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Maxim Gorky

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Forever Man, The

Year: 1974
Duration: 45 min
Genre:
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Sam Dann

Possibly inspired by the H.G. Wells short story: "The Story of the Late Mr Elvesham".

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Frankenstein Revisited

Year: 1974
Duration: 45 min
Genre: Horror
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Milt Wisoff

A film crew intend to shoot a docudrama about the Frankenstein legend on location, despite the stories of the monster returning from the dead to hunt the flesh of the living.

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Frontiers of Fear, The

Year: 1974
Duration: 45 min
Genre: Horror
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Milt Wisoff

A down and out gambler's fortunes take a turn for the better and the worse when he comes into the possession (literally) of a typewriter that can not only predict the future, but dictate it.

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Four-Fifteen Express, The

Year: 1978
Duration: 45 min
Genre:
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Amelia B. Edwards

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Future Eye

Year: 1976
Duration: 45 min
Genre: Time Travel
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Alfred Bester

Assisted by a cheeky computer link, a temporal investigator returns to the present from the 29th century to retrieve a data crystal containing the future history of the world for the next 800 years.

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Gettysburg Address, The

Year: 1979
Duration: 45 min
Genre:
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Maurice Leblanc

Based on an adventure of the rascally Arsène Lupin in a series of novels by Maurice Leblanc.

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Ghost Driver

Year: 1974
Duration: 45 min
Genre: Ghosts
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: George Lowthar

Anxious to get away from the city, a couple purchase an old mansion in the Colorado Rockies with the intention of turning it into a ski resort, against the warnings of a former owner who claims that her dead husband's ghost has driven former purchasers off the cliff access road to their deaths.

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Ghost Plane, The

Year: 1975
Duration: 45 min
Genre: Ghosts
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Ian Martin

Three people awake to find themselves aboard a strange airliner en route to seemingly nowhere.

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Ghost-Grey Bat, The

Year: 1981
Duration: 45 min
Genre: Occult
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Ian Martin

A young American couple rent an idyllic cottage in the Austrian Alps, complete with witches, curses, and an unearthly creature that 'lives' in the deep basement underneath.

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Gift of Doom, The

aka: "Medea"
Year: 1977
Duration: 45 min
Genre:
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Euripides

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Gilbert Stuart, The

Year: 1980
Duration: 45 min
Genre:
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Edith Wharton

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Gloria Scott, The

aka: "The Adventure of the Gloria Scott"
Year: 1977
Duration: 45 min
Genre:
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

A Sherlock Holmes mystery.

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God Machine, The

Year: 1980
Duration: 45 min
Genre: Dystopian Future
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Sam Dann

In a distant and de-humanized future controlled by a master computer, a man and woman are ordered to marry and produce a child which, genetic calculations indicate, will become a genius mathematician. However, its calculations did not include the two actually falling in love...

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God Named Smith, A

Year: 1977
Duration: 45 min
Genre: Super Science
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Henry Slesar

An adolescent genius succeeds in designing and constructing a small planet, attracting the world's best minds to emigrate there to work for him—but to what end?

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Goddess Caper, The

Year: 1979
Duration: 45 min
Genre:
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Mark Twain

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Golden Girl, The

Year: 1979
Duration: 45 min
Genre: Aliens
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Sam Dann

Studying Earth from afar, a race of pacifists feel compelled to intervene in our world by sending an assassin to eliminate a fanatical cult leader.

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Graveyard, The

aka: "What Is a Dream?"
aka: "The Dead Girl"
Year: 1976
Duration: 45 min
Genre:
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Guy de Maupassant

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Great Brain, The

aka: "The Problem of Cell 13"
Year: 1979
Duration: 45 min
Genre:
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Jacques Futrelle

One of many Jacques Futrelle stories featuring 'The Thinking Machine'.

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Green-Eyed Monster, The

aka: "Othello"
Year: 1976
Duration: 45 min
Genre:
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: William Shakespeare

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Guillotine, The

aka: "The Adventure of the German Student"
Year: 1979
Duration: 45 min
Genre:
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Washington Irving

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Guilt of the Innocent, The

Year: 1978
Duration: 45 min
Genre:
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Maxim Gorky

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Guilty

Year: 1980
Duration: 45 min
Genre:
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Edith Wharton

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Hand, The

Year: 1974
Duration: 45 min
Genre: Occult
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Guy de Maupassant

A Corsican doctor befriends an enigmatic English adventurer who has taken up residence on the island. The Britisher receives the bizarre gift of a severed hand and soon becomes convinced of his own impeding death, despite being as robust as a bull.

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Harry's Taxi and the 'T' Machine

Year: 1981
Duration: 45 min
Genre: Super Science
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: G. Frederic Lewis

A hover-taxi driver invents a teleportation device in his garage, but his grand designs for its use attract the attention of unscrupulous associates.

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Haunted Mill, The

aka: "The Corpse Light"
Year: 1977
Duration: 45 min
Genre: Ghosts
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Richard Donovan, 1899

A small New England seaside town, a love triangle, murder, and an old abandoned mill which harbors dark secrets, darker spirits, and a plea from beyond the grave.

Reviews:
Meh. This adaptation remarkably improves upon Richard Donovan's original tale, "The Corpse Light", but fails to breathe life into the old ghost story. The original is told in slam-bang fashion with little suspense, no character development, and no emotional involvement. This version remedies that, somewhat, with good pacing and solid acting, but the basic plot is still uninspired. Not a waste of time, but not a story you'll want to listen to multiple times, either. [5/10] --- zM

Headhunters, The

Year: 1981
Duration: 45 min
Genre: Dystopian Future / Super Science
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Sam Dann

The government is transplanting personalities of aging scientists into the bodies of condemned criminals to prolong their lives. Sounds like a great idea—but is it legal, or even moral?

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Headless Hessian, The

Year: 1975
Duration: 45 min
Genre: Historical
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Sam Dann

Forestalled at the siege of Trenton, Washington's troops are bewitched by the nightly appearance of a headless horseman in enemy uniform riding through their lines toward the British. Washington is infuriated by the fear that prevents them from bringing the 'apparition' down, and sets out to prove that the headless Hessian is no ghost.

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Heart of Boadicea, The

Year: 1982
Duration: 45 min
Genre: Historical
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Sam Dann

Roman Britain, AD 60—Violated and betrayed by her Roman overlords, Boadicea, Queen of the Iceni, stages a bloody uprising to cleanse her land of foreign oppressors, but then finds herself torn between her lust for vengeance and her love for a pacifistic vassal. Loosely based on reality.

Reviews:
This show presents the historical figure of Boadicea (Boudicca) in a relatively positive light. In truth, she was a horrible woman who was responsible for the brutal massacre of tens of thousand of her own countrymen, as well as Romans. Her atrocities are dealt with only in passing, easily missed if you are not listening carefully. Like so much of RMT, there is little in the way of sound effects to bolster the story—no thunder of armies, no clash of sword and shield, only a weak drumbeat beneath the narrated account of the final battle. Still, if you're not a purist, it's well enough written. --- Jeff Dickson

Hole in the Sky, The

Year: 1979
Duration: 45 min
Genre: Space Exploration
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Sam Dann

Roger Thorpe is an interstellar smuggler whose turn of bad luck has cornered him into accepting a commission which would compel him to take passage through a dreaded black hole. He has already made the passage once before and survived, but to tempt fate twice could have 'unfortunate' consequences...

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Horla, The

Year: 1974
Duration: 45 min
Genre: Supernatural
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Guy de Maupassant

Guy de Maupassant's famous semi-autobiographical story about his obsession with an intangible, malignant force which he is convinced has arrived in his coastal town aboard a mysterious Brazilian cargo ship.

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Horror of Dead Lake, The

Year: 1976
Duration: 45 min
Genre: Creatures
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Roy Winsor

A couple inherit an old pirate stronghold in Florida, the dead lake beside it, and the thing that lives in that lake.

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Horror Story, A

Year: 1978
Duration: 45 min
Genre: Horror
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Elspeth Eric

A diary found in a deserted New Orleans mansion tells a tale of a psychopathic chef who uses human flesh as his secret ingredient.

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Horror Within, The

Year: 1974
Duration: 45 min
Genre: Occult
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Milt Wisoff

An idealistic young religious fanatic intends to use his God-given psychic powers for good, but you know what they say about good intentions...

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Hound of the Baskervilles, The

Year: 1977
Duration: 45 min
Genre:
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

A Sherlock Holmes mystery.

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House and the Brain, The

Year: 1978
Duration: 30 min
Genre: Supernatural
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Edward George Bulwer-Lytton

A husband and wife are fascinated when they see the 400-year old portrait of the notorious cutthroat Richards. When they hear that his former home in London is rumoured to be haunted, they decide or rent it for a week so they can meet a real ghost.

A version of this story also appeared on The Weird Circle.

House Divided, A

aka: "Electra"
Year: 1977
Duration: 45 min
Genre:
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Sophocles

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House of the Dead Heart, The

Year: 1979
Duration: 45 min
Genre:
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Edith Wharton

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House of the Seven Gables, The

Year: 1974
Duration: 45 min
Genre:
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Nathaniel Hawthorne

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House on Chimney Pot Lane, The

Year: 1978
Duration: 45 min
Genre: Supernatural
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Robert Juran

A couple purchase a neglected cottage in a remote area of Virginia despite its troubled past and happily start redecorating. The mural of a jungle scene they mount in the living room soon begins to exhibit signs of a life of its own, however, when faces start appearing in the brush and the animals seem to move.

See also 'The Veldt': BBC, Bradbury 13, CBC Playhouse, Dimension X, Mindwebs, and X Minus One

Reviews:
An interesting twist on Ray Bradbury's famous story 'The Veldt'. Well presented and engaging. Recommended. --- Jeff Dickson

House without Mirrors

aka: "The Compensation House"
Year: 1979
Duration: 45 min
Genre:
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Charles Collins

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How Much Land Does a Man Need?

Year: 1978
Duration: 45 min
Genre:
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Leo Tolstoy

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Hunted Down

Year: 1977
Duration: 45 min
Genre:
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Charles Dickens

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I Warn You Three Times

Year: 1974
Duration: 45 min
Genre: Supernatural
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Sam Dann

A woman claims that her husband stepped out of their car at a stop light and disappeared. With E.G. Marshall, Joan Lorring, Mason Adams, Tom Keena, Alarn Manson, and Sam Gray.

Reviews:
Did he jump or was he pushed? Figuratively speaking. This faily predictable story might rate a 6/10 except for a few plot twists and some very fine acting by Joan Lorring. Joan's performance as the innocent and devoted, loving housewife is completely believable and contrasts nicely with the ill fate of those around her. (9/10) --- zM

Ice Palace, The

Year: 1978
Duration: 45 min
Genre: Super Science
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Percy Granger

When huge portions of the Arctic ice cap simply disappear without a trace overnight, Canadian authorities fear cataclysmic worldwide flooding is imminent. No natural catastrophe could account for the meltings, so there must be a human effort behind the nightmare.

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Identified Flying Objects

Year: 1978
Duration: 45 min
Genre: Aliens
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Sam Dann

An alien lands in a big city with a message for Earth: 'Voor e amana'. As he looks like us and doesn't seem able or willing to say anything more, no one takes him seriously. A judge hands him over for psychiatric treatment.

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Imp in the Bottle, The

aka: "The Bottle Imp"
Year: 1974
Duration: 45 min
Genre:
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Robert Louis Stevenson

With Joan Lorring.

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In the Fog

Year: 1977
Duration: 45 min
Genre:
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Algernon Henry Blackwood

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Intruder, The

Year: 1980
Duration: 45 min
Genre: Sci-Fi
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Jules Verne ??

A physicist and his wife begin to suspect their teenage son recently come home from college is not who he appears to be.

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Invaders from Atlantis

Year: 1982
Duration: 45 min
Genre: Sci-Fi
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: G. Frederic Lewis

Millenia ago, the Atlanteans left Earth to colonize the galaxy. Recently, they have returned, occupying all the world's large cities. Now they are targeting the small towns, but the citizens of Parson's Corners are not going to stand for it.

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Is He Living or Is He Dead?

Year: 1976
Duration: 45 min
Genre:
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Mark Twain

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Is the Lady Dead?

Year: 1974
Duration: 45 min
Genre: Supernatural
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Sam Dann

After a wealthy industrialist's newlywed bride fall prey to a sudden fatal illness, he insists that his love has returned her from the dead, and his life begins to unravel as he tries desperately to keep her from slipping back to the Other Side.

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Island on Silvertree Lake, The

Year: 1977
Duration: 45 min
Genre: Supernatural
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Victoria Dann

Pamela Allen crashes her car into a tree and upon waking finds herself an unwilling guest at an island resort. According to the management, her tenure there is, to put it mildly, permanent.

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It's Hell to Pay the Piper

aka: "Wandering Willie's Tale"
Year: 1975
Duration: 45 min
Genre:
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Sir Walter Scott

"Wandering Willie's Tale" from the novel Redgauntlet.

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Jane Eyre

Year: 1977
Duration: 45 min
Genre:
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Charlotte Brontë

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Jimmy Valentine's Gamble

Year: 1977
Duration: 45 min
Genre:
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: O. Henry

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Jobo

Year: 1977
Duration: 45 min
Genre: Aliens
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Henry Slesar

An archaeologist and his daughter suspect a link between the statues on Easter Island and a 'malformed' Tennessee hillbilly who happens to resemble them. Does the association stop there?

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Judge's House, The

Year: 1981
Duration: 45 min
Genre: Ghosts
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Bram Stoker

An aspiring mathematician, looking for a solitary retreat to study for the tripos, rents a house reportedly haunted by the specter of its former occupant, the infamous 'Hanging Judge'.

Loosely based on the Bram Stoker short story. A version of this story also appeared on Hall of Fantasy.

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Killer Crab

Year: 1982
Duration: 45 min
Genre: Super Science
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: James Agate, Jr

A warring couple on a mining colony planet indulge in a deadly feud over the husband's invention of a new superweapon, a crab-like all-terrain attack 'tank'.

Reviews:
Fun sci-fi tale here, but the "KC" seems to take a backstage to the foundation for the moral of the story. The ending isn't too surprising, but it is somewhat unlikely given the overall bleak tone to the piece. --- Brian Lane

Kiss of Death, The

aka: "Rappaccini's Daughter" ??
Year: 1975
Duration: 45 min
Genre:
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Nathaniel Hawthorne

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Land of Dreams, The

Year: 1981
Duration: 45 min
Genre: Dystopian Future
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Sam Dann

A morality tale of love versus duty in a Dystopian future where people live their lives through Virtual Reality dream machines while a computer regulates their society.

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Land of the Living Dead

Year: 1977
Duration: 45 min
Genre: Supernatural
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Arnold Moss

Two anthropologists in search of a mysterious Amazonian tribe run into engine trouble, but are amazed to come upon an ultra-modern airport in the deep jungle, peopled by nothing but missing persons.

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Last Days of Pompeii, The

Year: 1980
Duration: 3 hr 45 min
Genre:
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Edward George Bulwer-Lytton

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Last Duel, The

aka: "The Pistol-Shot"
Year: 1982
Duration: 45 min
Genre:
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Alexander Pushkin

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Legend of Phoenix Hill, The

Year: 1977
Duration: 45 min
Genre: Supernatural
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Ian Martin

An archaeologist planning an expedition into the Chinese interior is reluctant to allow his son to accompany his team, except that the young man seems to have an intimate connection with the ancient Chinese princess whose tomb they intend to excavate.

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Leopard Man, The

aka: "The Mark of the Beast"
Year: 1981
Duration: 45 min
Genre:
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Rudyard Kipling

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Les Miserables

Year: 1982
Duration: 3 hr 45 min
Genre:
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Victor Hugo

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Liar, The

Year: 1981
Duration: 45 min
Genre:
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Henry James

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Light That Failed, The

Year: 1975
Duration: 45 min
Genre:
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Rudyard Kipling

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Locked Trunk, The

Year: 1978
Duration: 45 min
Genre:
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Henry James

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Lodger, The

Year: 1974
Duration: 45 min
Genre: Mystery
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Marie Belloc Lowndes

An updated, Americanized version of the horror classic about a town plagued by a phantom serial killer of women, and a boarding house madam who takes in a suspicious boarder. The original story revolved around Jack the Ripper, but this one is set in modern day America.

The original story was made into three films—two of the same name, and one called The Man in the Attic.

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Long Live the King Is Dead

aka: "Hamlet"
Year: 1976
Duration: 45 min
Genre:
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: William Shakespeare

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Long, Long, Sleep, The

Year: 1979
Duration: 45 min
Genre:
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: H.G. Wells

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Long Way from Home, A

Year: 1978
Duration: 45 min
Genre:
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Ambrose Bierce

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Look Who's Coming

Year: 1979
Duration: 45 min
Genre: Aliens
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Ian Martin

A housewife addicted to soap operas can't understand her husband's fascination with sci-fi TV shows, and is particularly agitated when her television begins broadcasting a warning about an alien invasion fleet on its way to Earth.

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Loser Take All

Year: 1978
Duration: 45 min
Genre:
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Ambrose Bierce

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Lost Tomorrows, The

Year: 1977
Duration: 45 min
Genre: Occult
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Stella Moss

A scientist and his reluctant daughter ignore the warnings of a local holy man and venture into the sacred Cave of Lost Tomorrows in search of Mayan relics.

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Love Song of Death, The

aka: "Romeo and Julliet"
Year: 1976
Duration: 45 min
Genre:
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: William Shakespeare

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Mad Monkton

Year: 1975
Duration: 45 min
Genre:
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Wilkie Collins

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Magic Stick of Manitu, The

Year: 1982
Duration: 45 min
Genre: Aliens
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Victoria Moss

Eight hundred years from now, Mankind is extending his influence over the galaxy, negotiating and intimidating other races into trade pacts. A heavy-handed negotiator is assigned to include the remote and peaceful world of Manitu in the galactic hegemony, but his assistant entertains her doubts when a furtive native of the planet tries to warn them away. Stars Keir Dullea and Fred Gwynne.

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Man from Ultra, The

Year: 1977
Duration: 45 min
Genre:
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Alfred Bester

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Man in the Black Cap, The

Year: 1979
Duration: 45 min
Genre:
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Edith Wharton

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Man of Two Centuries, The

Year: 1981
Duration: 45 min
Genre: Time Travel
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: James Agate, Jr

Jack Carter, a writer researching a book on the history of Canada, befriends Donnacona, a Huron Indian who claims to be a thousand years old and able to travel between the centuries at will. He also claims Carter is the famous explorer Jacques Cartier—not his reincarnation, but Cartier himself, and offers to take him back in time to prove it.

Reviews:

Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg, The

Year: 1976
Duration: 45 min
Genre:
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Mark Twain

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Man Who Could Work Miracles, The

Year: 1976
Duration: 45 min
Genre: Humour
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: H.G. Wells

George Fotheringay has discovered the secret to performing miracles—all he has to do is ask and it is done. the only thing he can't seem to control are the consequences.

Other versions were produced for Escape and the BBC.

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Man Who Saw Martians, The

Year: 1981
Duration: 45 min
Genre: Aliens / Humour
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: G. Frederic Lewis

Budding small town news reporter Amos Jones constructs an elaborate hoax about a Martian invasion to impress the girl he wants to marry, but when a real UFO lands, he is forced to confront the value of being true to himself and others.

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Man with the Claret Mark, The

Year: 1978
Duration: 45 min
Genre:
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu

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Man-Size in Marble

Year: 1977
Duration: 45 min
Genre: Occult
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: E. Nesbit

A man and wife seeking peace and quiet in the Scottish hills instead run afoul of a medieval vengeance enacted by two statues of 12th century knights.

Other versions of this story aired on Beyond Midnight (as "The Marble Knights") and The Hall of Fantasy.

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Markheim: Man or Monster?

aka: "Markheim"
Year: 1975
Duration: 45 min
Genre:
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Robert Louis Stevenson

Suggested by the Robert Louis Stevenson classic.

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Masque of the Red Death, The

Year: 1975
Duration: 45 min
Genre:
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Edgar Allan Poe

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Master Minds, The

Year: 1980
Duration: 45 min
Genre:
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Jacques Futrelle

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Matter of Conscience, A

Year: 1977
Duration: 45 min
Genre:
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Ambrose Bierce

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Maud-Evelyn

Year: 1980
Duration: 45 min
Genre:
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Henry James

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Message from Space, A

Year: 1978
Duration: 45 min
Genre: Aliens
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Ian Martin

An American reporter travels to England to write a story discrediting a group of UFO nuts—or are they nuts?

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Meteorite, The

Year: 1977
Duration: 45 min
Genre: Aliens
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Roy Winsor

A strange meteor crashes into a farmer's barn—out of which emerges a wounded alien. The farmer and his wife take the alien in and care for him, in defiance of the authorities and in spite of the alien's threat to destroy the Earth.

See also 'Meteor Man' (Lights Out) and 'Meteor' (The Vanishing Point)

Reviews:
Interesting to compare this show with Lights Outs' 'Meteor Man'—one wonders if the writer of this RMT episode was directly inspired by the other. In any case, the two shows illustrate the contrast of the prevailing attitude toward aliens between the paranoia of the 50's and the self-recrimination of the 70's. The former is all menace and evil, as loathsome in appearance as it is in character. Two decades later the alien is no implacable, unstoppable 'thing', but an all too vulnerable, almost unwilling enemy, driven to seek our destruction not because of its rapacious nature, but because of ours. John Wyndham's 'Meteor' (Vanishing Point, 1985) completes the circle—now it is the poor defenseless aliens who are menaced by the monsters of Earth. What does it all mean? Not much, really; it's just interesting to note the progression. --- Jeff Dickson

Mirror for Murder

Year: 1974
Duration: 45 min
Genre: Supernatural
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Sam Dann

The wife of an important politician feels increasingly irrelevant as her husband cancels engagements with her in order to further his own career. What's more, she feels insubstantial and invisible, as she slowly loses her reflection.

Reviews:
A humorous, light-hearted look at organized crime, murder, undercover police work and espionage as a woman struggles to find meaning in her life. (9/10) --- zM

Mission from Zython

Year: 1979
Duration: 45 min
Genre: Aliens
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Roy Winsor

An alien lands in a remote Midwestern farming community, claiming to be of no threat, but shows an unsettling interest in the area's nuclear weapons silos.

Reviews:
Whatever drama the story might generate is destroyed whenever the alien opens his mouth—he sounds just like a Conehead. Someone at RMT must have thought Coneheads made believable aliens. --- Jeff Dickson

Monk and the Hangman's Daughter, The

Year: 1976
Duration: 45 min
Genre:
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Ambrose Bierce

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Movie Makers, The

Year: 1979
Duration: 45 min
Genre: Sci-Fi
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Henry Slesar

A scientist who conceives a super-weapon capable of destroying the Earth finds himself distracted by a corporation which claims to have made a movie of his life—not just a biography, but a visual record of his day to day life. Why would anyone bother to do such a thing?

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Much Too Much

Year: 1977
Duration: 45 min
Genre:
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Leo Tolstoy

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Murder by Proxy

Year: 1975
Duration: 45 min
Genre:
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by:

Based on a story by Sherlock Holmes?

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Murder Most Foul

aka: "Macbeth"
Year: 1976
Duration: 45 min
Genre:
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: William Shakespeare

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Murder of Caesar, The

Year: 1980
Duration: 45 min
Genre: Historical
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Plutarch, Cicero and Suetonius

A retelling of the assassination of the Roman dictator, inspired by Shakespeare and narrated by old Julius himself.

See also 'The Assassination' (CBS Radio Mystery Theater)

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Murder on the Space Shuttle

Year: 1981
Duration: 45 min
Genre:
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Jacques Futrelle

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Murders in the Rue Morgue, The

Year: 1975
Duration: 45 min
Genre:
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Edgar Allan Poe

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Musgrave Ritual, The

Year: 1981
Duration: 45 min
Genre:
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

A Sherlock Holmes mystery.

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My First Rogue

Year: 1982
Duration: 45 min
Genre:
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Maurice Leblanc

Based on an adventure of the rascally Arsène Lupin in a series of novels by Maurice Leblanc.

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Mysterious Hanging of Squire Huggins, The

Year: 1980
Duration: 45 min
Genre:
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Nathaniel Hawthorne

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Mysterious Island, The

Year: 1977
Duration: 45 min
Genre:
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Jules Verne

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Mysterious Rochdale Special, The

aka: "The Lost Special"
Year: 1980
Duration: 45 min
Genre:
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

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Mysterious Stranger, The

Year: 1976
Duration: 45 min
Genre:
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Mark Twain

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Never Answer an Advertisement

aka: "The Beetle Hunter"
Year: 1978
Duration: 45 min
Genre:
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

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Night of the Howling Dog

Year: 1975
Duration: 45 min
Genre: Creatures
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Algernon Henry Blackwood

A group of people camping on a remote island in the Baltic are tormented by a strange wolf-beast that seems to somehow be tied in with one camper's frustrated love for another.

Reviews:
Interesting premise with an ending that falls flat; disappointing for a series with so many good shows. [3/10] --- Noelle

Night Visitor

Year: 1978
Duration: 45 min
Genre: Ghosts
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Elspeth Eric

Ancient Macedonia is the setting for this tale of a dead woman's return from the underworld to be with the man she could never have had when alive.

Reviews:

Nightmare in Gillette Castle

Year: 1980
Duration: 45 min
Genre:
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by:



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Ninth Volume, The

Year: 1977
Duration: 45 min
Genre: Sci-Fi / Occult
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Percy Granger

Oil drillers stumble upon a subterranean cavern several billion years old that contains modern trappings and a library of great literary works, including eight volumes of a history of the world up to the present time. The ninth volume is missing, but should record the future.

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Now You See Them, Now You Don't

Year: 1976
Duration: 45 min
Genre: Dystopian Future / War
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Alfred Bester

In the year 2175, a militaristic America is entrenched in the desperate horrors of World War Five. The key to victory may lie with the patients of a trauma ward, who seem to appear and disappear without a trace.

Reviews:
A lame satirical parable based on an Alfred Bester tale that doubtlessly deserves much better. Marred by overly exaggerated and not very comical comic characterizations, a milked out story line, and a payoff that's only mildly poignant and doesn't really satisfy.. --- Bruce Fisher

Oblong Box, The

Year: 1975
Duration: 45 min
Genre:
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Edgar Allan Poe

Reviews:

Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge, An

Year: 1974
Duration: 45 min
Genre: War
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Ambrose Bierce

A Confederate saboteur hanged from a bridge by Union troops gets a reprieve when the rope snaps; can he evade the enemy's pursuit and reach home?

Versions of this story also appeared on Suspense and Escape

Reviews:
Interesting story. I should've figured out what was going on from what the narrator said at the beginning about time. I knew something was up when the main character kept talking about the wind and I thought it odd that everyone he met knew of what he had done as if it had been weeks before. --- Barry Howell

This was a great piece of radio drama. I say that because I had read the short story and knew what was coming, but I never lost interest in this episode. --- Clarence Grigsby

Ocean of Emptiness

Year: 1980
Duration: 45 min
Genre: Space Exploration
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Arnold Moss

A couple on a deep space mission to reach Jupiter encounter a strange object hounding their course, and a cryptic message from home announcing their own deaths.

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Old Country, The

Year: 1982
Duration: 45 min
Genre: Time Travel
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Sam Dann

A businessman on a trip to Yugoslavia begins to experience flashbacks to WW II wherein he discovers the truth about his father, a hero in the Resistance.

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Once upon an Island

Year: 1980
Duration: 45 min
Genre:
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: E. Heron and H. Heron

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One Girl in a Million

Year: 1976
Duration: 45 min
Genre:
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Alfred Bester

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One of the Missing

Year: 1976
Duration: 45 min
Genre:
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Ambrose Bierce

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Only a Woman

Year: 1982
Duration: 45 min
Genre: Historical
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Sam Dann

The legendary Semiramis, Queen of Assyria, recounts the story of her life—an insatiable quest for love, power, and conquest.

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Outsider, The

Year: 1979
Duration: 45 min
Genre: Supernatural
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Robert Juran

For thirty years the town of Hanover Hills has been cut off from the outside world. There have been no births, no deaths, no one has been able to leave, nor has anyone ever arrived—until Doug Watson somehow stumbles upon the town. The residents quickly come to see him as their savior.

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Overcoat, The

Year: 1977
Duration: 45 min
Genre:
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Nikolai Gogol ??

Is this the same story as the one by Gogol ??

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Overnight to Freedom

Year: 1976
Duration: 45 min
Genre: Espionage
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Sam Dann

An American POW assumes the identity of a French volunteer worker on leave to escape from Nazi Germany on a train to occupied France. Unfortunately, he is accompanied by a troop of German soldiers and several Gestapo agents aboard...

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Parasite, The

Year: 1978
Duration: 45 min
Genre:
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

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Passing of Black Eagle, The

Year: 1977
Duration: 45 min
Genre:
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: O. Henry

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Permanent Man, The

Year: 1979
Duration: 45 min
Genre: Super Science
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: William Morrow

A futuristic version of 'Frankenstein'—a scientist on the Neptune colony turns a volunteer into a quasi-human 'superman'.

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Phantom House, The

Year: 1977
Duration: 45 min
Genre: Ghosts
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Amyas Northcote

Two sisters visit their elderly uncle in Virginia. When out riding, one of the girls sees a red brick house at the bottom of the hill. A house that is said to have burned to the ground twenty years ago...

A tip of the hat to observant listener Noelle who recognized that "The Phantom House", though uncredited, is likely based on (or at least inspired by) the Amyas Northcote short story "Brickett Bottom". Thanks Noelle!

Another version aired on Beyond Midnight (as "The Paxton's House")

Reviews:
The first time I tried listening to this episode, I began to fall asleep! Second time, made it through and appreciated the slow pacing. Though, uncredited this seems to be based on Amyas Northcote's short story "Brickett Bottom". --- Noelle (7/10)

Phantom Lullaby, The

Year: 1974
Duration: 45 min
Genre: Ghosts
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Elspeth Eric

A couple rent a luxury condo to make room for their daughter, the victim of an abusive relationship, ignoring the superintendent's warnings about the flat being haunted. Nonsense, they say, until their traumatized daughter begins speaking in foreign tongues...

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Phantom of the Opera, The

Year: 1975
Duration: 45 min
Genre: Horror
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Gaston Leroux

The classic tale of a Paris Opera house haunted by an angry spirit.

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Pharaoh's Curse, The

Year: 1974
Duration: 45 min
Genre: Occult
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Ian Martin

A beautiful female singer is tempted into joining an expedition to penetrate the forbidden tomb of an ancient Egyptian princess, in spite of the curse placed on the tomb against intruders and the strange string of 'accidents' that have befallen precious attempts. Stars Kim Hunter.

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Picture of Dorian Gray, The

Year: 1974
Duration: 45 min
Genre:
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Oscar Wilde

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Pit and the Pendulum, The

Year: 1975
Duration: 45 min
Genre:
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Edgar Allan Poe

The classic is loosely adapted into a story about a scientist and his wife who are kidnapped and threatened with slow death if he does not reveal a secret formula for a deadly nerve gas.

Versions of the original were produced for Suspense and Appointment with Fear.

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Pleading Voice, The

Year: 1977
Duration: 45 min
Genre: Ghosts
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Roy Winsor

A man fears for his daughter's sanity when she becomes obsessed with a voice she claims to hear coming from the burned out shell of the gatehouse to their lonely New England manor.

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Point in Time, A

Year: 1976
Duration: 45 min
Genre:
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Mary Jane Higby

Two campers in the Southwest come across a town which seems to be out of the 1930's, and whose inhabitants guard a conspiracy of global proportions.

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Point of Time, A

Year: 1977
Duration: 45 min
Genre: Future Earth / Time Travel
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Victoria Dann

A 21st century dictator is the target of a small but elaborately calculated plot to not only overthrow his totalitarian regime, but to remove it from history altogether.

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Portrait of Memory

Year: 1980
Duration: 45 min
Genre:
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Henry James

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Postmistress of Laurel Run, The

Year: 1978
Duration: 45 min
Genre:
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Bret Harte

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Power of Zeus

Year: 1980
Duration: 45 min
Genre: Super Science
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: James Agate, Jr

In the year 3000, the Earth is still divided into East and West and faces starvation from the disintegration of the ozone. A husband and wife research team travel to the colony world of Zeus to find a solution to hunger, but instead make a far more volatile discovery, one that could alter the balance of power permanently.

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Premature Burial, The

Year: 1975
Duration: 45 min
Genre:
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Edgar Allan Poe

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Prince of Evil, The

aka: "Richard III"
Year: 1976
Duration: 45 min
Genre:
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: William Shakespeare

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Prisoner of the Machines

Year: 1981
Duration: 45 min
Genre: Dystopian Future / War
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Henry Slesar

1400 captured prisoners of a future war are sent to a POW camp on a remote asteroid operated solely by machines. However, nobody bothers to inform their robot jail-keepers when the war ends. Stars John Lithgow.

Reviews:
First rate production—Lithgow is terrific, the story moves at a good pace, and generates some real tension. While I have not heard every episode of RMT, this is my choice for the best of the shows I've heard so far. --- Jeff Dickson

Prisoner of Zenda, The

Year: 1977
Duration: 45 min
Genre:
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Anthony Hope

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Queen of Spades, The

Year: 1976
Duration: 45 min
Genre:
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Alexander Pushkin

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Raft, The

Year: 1981
Duration: 45 min
Genre:
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Jacques Futrelle

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Reflected Terror

Year: 1978
Duration: 45 min
Genre: Supernatural
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Ian Martin

A gothic tale of a young housemaid who takes a job at a spooky old manor replete with a stern housekeeper, a pack of ravening hounds, and an eccentric old codger who has banned mirrors from his household for fear of what they reveal to him about the house's dark secrets.

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Reigate Mystery, The

Year: 1982
Duration: 45 min
Genre:
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

A Sherlock Holmes mystery.

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Resident Killer

Year: 1982
Duration: 45 min
Genre: Sci-Fi / War
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Sam Dann

What does a society based on pacifism do with those citizens with an inherently violent nature? This society has found a solution—they are shipped off into deep space, where they act as Earth's sole defense in a war against alien invaders.

See also 'Soldier Boy' (X Minus One)

Reviews:
One of the best RMT's I've ever heard! It makes you think about what place violence has in a society, how even a peaceful one must rely on it to some degree. Made me think that perhaps the only thing that separates a primitive society from a 'mature' one is the degree to which it will admit that fact. --- Ed Corbeil

Revenge Is Not Sweet

Year: 1980
Duration: 45 min
Genre:
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Jacques Futrelle

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Revenge Is Sweet

Year: 1978
Duration: 45 min
Genre:
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Guy de Maupassant

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Rivalry, The

Year: 1979
Duration: 45 min
Genre:
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Maurice Leblanc

Based on one of the first Arsène Lupin adventures.

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Russian Passport, The

aka: "The Belated Russian Passport"
Year: 1976
Duration: 45 min
Genre:
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Mark Twain

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Sacrifice in Blood, A

Year: 1974
Duration: 45 min
Genre: Occult
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Milt Wisoff

Investigating an ancient pre-Toltec cult, a couple discover an abandoned child on a sacrificial altar, and decide to raise it as their own. As he grows up, however, he would appear to be no son born of man and woman.

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Safety Match, The

Year: 1978
Duration: 45 min
Genre:
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Anton Chekhov

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Saxon Curse, The

Year: 1976
Duration: 45 min
Genre:
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Oscar Wilde

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Scandal in Bohemia, A

Year: 1977
Duration: 45 min
Genre:
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

A Sherlock Holmes mystery.

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Schoolmistress, The

Year: 1982
Duration: 45 min
Genre:
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Anton Chekhov

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Sealed Room Murder, The

aka: "The Doomdorf Mystery"
Year: 1975
Duration: 45 min
Genre:
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Melville Davisson Post, 1918

An Uncle Abner mystery.

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Search for Eden

aka: "The Country of the Blind"
Year: 1979
Duration: 45 min
Genre:
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: H.G. Wells

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Secret Chamber

Year: 1976
Duration: 45 min
Genre:
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: H.G. Wells

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Secret of the Aztecs, The

Year: 1977
Duration: 45 min
Genre: Supernatural
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Percy Granger

A geologist on a field trip in the Arizona desert is kidnapped by an eccentric old man and becomes a pawn in a struggle over the legendary lost Montezuma's gold.

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Secret of the Fifth Bell, The

Year: 1980
Duration: 45 min
Genre:
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Jacques Futrelle

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Secret Sharer, The

Year: 1976
Duration: 45 min
Genre:
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Joseph Conrad

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Sending, The

Year: 1974
Duration: 45 min
Genre: Occult
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Robert Newman

A college student, infatuated with her professor and his course in occult studies, becomes an unwitting victim when he lends her an ancient bronze mirror which acts as a doorway for evil to enter the world.

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Serpent of the Nile, The

aka: "Anthony and Cleopatra"
Year: 1976
Duration: 45 min
Genre:
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: William Shakespeare

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Serpent's Tooth, The

Year: 1975
Duration: 45 min
Genre: Historical
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Sam Dann

A couple in pre-WW I Vienna take in an emotionally disturbed young boarder, whose ambitions to become a painter soon give way to more grandiose visions.

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Shadow of Love

aka: "How Love Came to Professor Guildea"
Year: 1978
Duration: 45 min
Genre: Occult
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Robert S. Hichens

A minister befriends a psychiatrist who despises all forms of human compassion and attachment, yet becomes convinced some invisible, hideous 'thing' is in love with him.

Based on the famous story 'How Love Came to Professor Guildea', versions of which also appeared on CBS Radio Mystery Theater (as 'Shadow of Love'), Escape , Radio City Playhouse, and The Vanishing Point.

See also 'The Thing in the Hall' (Theatre 10:30)

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Shadows from the Grave

Year: 1979
Duration: 45 min
Genre: Ghosts
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Wilkie Collins

A young man inherits the home and fortune of his eccentric uncle, with the bizarre stipulation that he inspect his uncle's mausoleum daily to insure no one was tampering with the locks. Of course, no one would ever want to—but then who is it that is seen lurking in the shadows around the property? Stars Fred Gwynne.

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She

Year: 1977
Duration: 45 min
Genre:
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Sir H. Rider Haggard

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Shining Man, The

Year: 1977
Duration: 45 min
Genre:
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: E. Heron and H. Heron

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Sign of the Beast, The

Year: 1974
Duration: 45 min
Genre: Occult
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Sam Dann

An archaeologist's wife accompanying him on an expedition to a remote South American dig site violates a native taboo and falls victim to an ancient curse that threatens to possess her, body and soul.

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Sign of the Four, The

aka: "The Sign of Four"
Year: 1977
Duration: 45 min
Genre:
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

A Sherlock Holmes mystery.

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Silent Woman, The

Year: 1978
Duration: 45 min
Genre:
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Leopold Kompert

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Sire de Malétroit's Door, The

Year: 1975
Duration: 45 min
Genre:
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Robert Louis Stevenson

A young man is lured into a trap by a noble bent on taking action against him for his advances toward the noble's niece. But does the sire have the right man?

A version of this story also appeared on an Australian series, Playhouse of World Famous Authors, and on Escape

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So Shall Ye Reap

aka: "Oedipus the King"
Year: 1977
Duration: 45 min
Genre: Tragedy
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Sophocles

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Song of the Sirens, The

Year: 1982
Duration: 45 min
Genre: Horror / Creatures
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Sam Dann

A respected scientist staggers out of the desert, half wasted away and mumbling some nonsense about living, intelligent dinosaurs.

Reviews:
Talky and dull. The bulk of the story centers on a reporter investigating the scientist's ravings, mostly by hitting on some female assoiciate. Not one of the series' more salient efforts. --- Jeff Dickson

Specter Bridegroom, The

Year: 1979
Duration: 45 min
Genre:
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Washington Irving

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Spectral Bride, The

Year: 1974
Duration: 45 min
Genre: Ghosts
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Ian Martin

A nobleman falls in love with the beautiful daughter of an alchemist, but their marriage ends on tragedy when she suffers a fatal fall from her horse. The bereaved noble eventually ends up remarrying, but the ghost of his deceased love returns to beseech him to employ her father's talents to return her from the grave.

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Spy and the Traitor, The

Year: 1978
Duration: 45 min
Genre: Adventure
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: G. Frederic Lewis

Revolutionary War hero Benedict Arnold is treated with contempt by his contemporaries, and seduced by his love for a Loyalist woman to betray the country he has fought so valiantly for.

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Star Killers, The

Year: 1977
Duration: 45 min
Genre: Aliens
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Sam Dann

A female physicist gets involved with a man who claims to be an advance scout for an alien invasion. Ridiculous, of course, until he is found murdered and she is the prime suspect.

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Stay Out of Dutchman's Woods

Year: 1975
Duration: 45 min
Genre: Ghosts
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Fielden Farrington

A married couple go exploring in Dutchman's Woods, despite the warnings of the manager of the inn where they are staying. They get lost and the husband finds himself under the spell of a strange woman.

Reviews:
A pretty good ghost story with realistic characters. --- Clarence Grigsby

Stolen White Elephant, The

Year: 1976
Duration: 45 min
Genre:
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Mark Twain

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Storm Breeder, The

aka: "Peter Rugg, the Missing Man"
Year: 1975
Duration: 45 min
Genre: Ghosts
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: William Austin

The residents of 19th century New England are haunted by repeated encounters on the road with an uncanny horse-drawn carriage and rider, who are perpetually pursued by black storms and who seem to be eternally lost, incapable of finding their way home. Stars Fred Gwynne.

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Stranded

Year: 1981
Duration: 45 min
Genre: Aliens
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Victoria Dann

Astronauts on a deep space survey must abandon their ship following a meteor strike, and find themselves forced down on an alien world, where the natives take them prisoner.

Reviews:
A rather predictable ending does not impede an other wise intelligent and engaging episode. --- Jeff Dickson

Strange Case of Lucas Lauder, The

Year: 1975
Duration: 45 min
Genre: Occult
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: George Lowthar

A serial killer on Death Row informs the prison warden that he committed the grisly knife murders because he was possessed by the spirit of Jack the Ripper—and that spirit will transfer to the warden following the execution. Ludicrous, except that the warden finds himself developing a strange fixation for knives.

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Strange New Tomorrow

Year: 1979
Duration: 45 min
Genre: Future Earth / War
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Ian Martin

A radioactive Earth plunders its interstellar colonies for their uncontaminated DNA; Desperate for manpower, the Earth military undertakes a program to develop robot soldiers, but the scientist in charge has his own plans for their uses...

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Stranger among Us, A

Year: 1977
Duration: 45 min
Genre: Aliens
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Bryce Bond

A woman detained by the police for possession of a stolen car relates a bizarre tale of alien abduction, but can't remember the details. A psychologist is called in to get to the truth, but when he hypnotizes her, the story only gets stranger...

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Stranger from Nowhere

Year: 1980
Duration: 45 min
Genre: Aliens
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: James Agate, Jr

An alien in human form sent to Earth to clandestinely observe our world encounters a woman who claims to be his estranged wife, and a writer whose latest book seems to be all about his home planet.

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Study in Scarlett, A

Year: 1977
Duration: 45 min
Genre:
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

A Sherlock Holmes mystery.

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Suicide Club, The

Year: 1974
Duration: 45 min
Genre:
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Robert Louis Stevenson

Classic story of two thrill seekers in Victorian London who get more than they bargained for when they join a secret society and find themselves unwilling members of a murder/suicide club.

A version of this story appeared on ABC Mystery Time; also on Escape under its actual title, 'The Young Man with the Cream Tarts'.

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Summer People, The

Year: 1975
Duration: 45 min
Genre: Horror
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Robert Juran

A couple seeking a remote summer getaway find the ideal little town on the outskirts of nowhere, where the locals apparently never age and their fellow vacationers seem to be disappearing...

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Teddy Bear, The

Year: 1977
Duration: 45 min
Genre: Super Science
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: James Agate, Jr

A Cold War story about a disastrous space mission which crashes into the Pacific upon re-entry. The only 'survivor' is a teddy bear, a gift to one of the astronauts from a Russian counterpart. Are those sneaky Soviets up to something?

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Tell-Tale Heart, The

Year: 1975
Duration: 45 min
Genre: Horror
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Edgar Allan Poe

Out-of-work Charlie Daring, accepts the hospitality of his Uncle Jonas and moves his family to Jonas' farm, pledging to earn his keep despite suffering a severe nervous condition. Jonas, however, is a cruel task master and pushes Charlie to his limits.

With Fred Gwynne.

Reviews:
This tale focuses on the hypothetical events which might have lead up to Poe's classic short story. Solid acting. Strong conclusion. Interesting interpretation. Well-done. [8/10] --- zM

That's What Friends Are For

aka: "A Friend's Friend"
Year: 1980
Duration: 45 min
Genre:
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Rudyard Kipling

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There's No Business Like

Year: 1976
Duration: 45 min
Genre: Time Travel / Future Earth
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Sam Dann

A time traveler to the year 2076 finds himself the victim of a future in which convicted criminals are condemned to 'Entertainment', where they serve as actors in all-too Real TV, and their very lives are subject to the whim of scriptwriters who may at any time write them out of the story—permanently. Stars Howard Da Silva.

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Thing at Nolan, The

Year: 1978
Duration: 45 min
Genre: Ghosts
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Ambrose Bierce

An abusive father discovers that the apple doesn't fall too far from the tree in this cautionary tale. Hatred breeds hatred, which comes back to bite the farmer on his backside via a disgruntled son. The patricidal son also discovers that no bad deed goes unpunished. Life on the farm can be difficult, especially when you sow what you reap.

Reviews:
It's hard to root for anyone here, save the farmer's wife who is caught in the middle between the father and son. The one saving grace for the show is the description of the farmer at the end of the show when he walks into the general store. Truly eerie! --- Brian Lane

Third Person, The

Year: 1975
Duration: 45 min
Genre: Ghosts
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Henry James

Two sisters inherit a mansion inhabited by the ghost of a long dead relative who cries for them to help clear his name from the ignominy which followed him into the grave.

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Thirty-Sixth Man, The

aka: "The Lamed Wufniks"
Year: 1974
Duration: 45 min
Genre: Supernatural
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Legend

Based on the Yiddish legend of the Lamed Wufniks... in which there must always exist on Earth thirty-six righteous men whose purity of heart can dissuade an angry God from destroying the world. In this tale, Satan attempts to divert the latest Lamed Wufnik from the path of righteousness and, in doing so, destroy the world.

Reviews:
This is the only version of this legend I have heard. It is well-written and the acting is solid. Ross Martin does a great job as a newest Lamed Wufnik... a poor Jewish shopkeeper who is trying to please his irritating wife while staying true to his faith. The two goals don't always coincide, which is why he seems like the perfect target for Satan... [8/10] --- zM

This Will Kill You

aka: "Casting the Runes"
Year: 1974
Duration: 45 min
Genre: Occult
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: M.R. James

Credit is not given to M.R. James, but this is clearly a re-telling of his classic tale: "Casting the Runes".

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Threshold, The

Year: 1980
Duration: 45 min
Genre: Alternate Reality
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: G. Frederic Lewis

The entire population of Dry Lake Montana died from radioactivity 40 years ago. Nobody has dared go near the place since, until it is bought by a strange young couple from out of state, who begin reconstructing it. Suddenly 'residents' begin to appear, apparently out of thin air. Stars Fred Gwynne.

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Till Death Do Us Join

Year: 1975
Duration: 45 min
Genre:
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu

"Based on a Gothic tale by the Irish novelist Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu considered by many an equal to Poe, Stevenson, or de Maupassant" - Schenectady Gazette, Aug 3, 1975

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Time and Again

Year: 1974
Duration: 45 min
Genre: Occult
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Ian Martin

A clockmaker comes into possession of a strange clock which has the ability to stop time for one hour out of every twelve, as long as it's increasingly voracious taste for human blood is satisfied.

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Time Box, The

Year: 1980
Duration: 45 min
Genre: Time Travel
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: G. Frederic Lewis

A strange box uncovered at the site of a 19th-century scientist's laboratory transports a reporter 100 years back in time. The box, it turns out, is something of a booby trap set by the scientist to snare a man from the future with the intent of discovering whether his daughter's fiance is a murderer.

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Time Fold, The

Year: 1978
Duration: 45 min
Genre: Time Travel
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Ian Martin

A group of passengers aboard a private flight encounter a freak storm which should—but does not—kill them. Instead they find themselves tumbling in orbit about the Moon, a thousand years in the future. Stars Fred Gwynne.

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Tiny Drop of Poison, A

Year: 1974
Duration: 45 min
Genre: Murder
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Sam Dann

A politician's past suddenly catches up with her when her husband is assigned to investigate a five-year old murder. With E.G. Marshall, Tammy Grimes, Paul Hecht, Robert Dryden, and Earl Hammond.

Reviews:
No supernatural or Sci-Fi elements here, just a straightforward murder mystery. Although the theme—politicians struggling with their conscience—seems a little far fetched, the role is nicely played by Tammy Grimes [8/10] --- zM

Tobin's Palm

Year: 1977
Duration: 45 min
Genre: Occult
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: O. Henry

Desperately looking to locate his missing fiancee, a man follows his best friend's advice to seek help from a palm-reading fortuneteller. The result is a series of mishaps, odd coincidence, and finally a surprising ending.

Stars Fred Gwynne.

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Tom Sawyer, Detective

Year: 1976
Duration: 45 min
Genre:
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Mark Twain

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Tomorrow Is Never

Year: 1980
Duration: 45 min
Genre:
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Henry James

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Tool Shed, The

Year: 1982
Duration: 45 min
Genre:
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Henry James

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Toy Death

aka: "The Doll"
Year: 1981
Duration: 45 min
Genre:
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Algernon Henry Blackwood

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Tragedy of Error, A

Year: 1978
Duration: 45 min
Genre:
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Henry James

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Transformation, The

Year: 1975
Duration: 45 min
Genre:
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Mary Shelley

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Trial for Murder

aka: "The Trial for Murder"
Year: 1977
Duration: 45 min
Genre:
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Charles Dickens and Charles Collins

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Triangle, The

Year: 1975
Duration: 45 min
Genre: Alternate Reality
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Sam Dann

Rescued out of the ocean five days after her airliner vanished in the Bermuda Triangle, a woman recounts her experience of being drawn through a gateway to the "City"—a utopian paradise where the inhabitants don't recall their former earthly identities, instead seeing our existence with the same skepticism with which we view the Triangle.

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Everyone's looking for an escape sometimes and this episode provides a version of utopia found in the entrance to the Bermuda Triangle. Good ending. --- Noelle (7/10)

Trilby

Year: 1977
Duration: 45 min
Genre:
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: George du Maurier

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Tunnel Man, The

Year: 1977
Duration: 45 min
Genre: Super Science
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Percy Granger

A super-criminal with megalomaniacal ambitions threatens world security with a method of tunneling underground at fantastic speeds.

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Two Plus Two Equals Death

Year: 1976
Duration: 45 min
Genre:
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Alfred Bester

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Two Renegades

Year: 1977
Duration: 45 min
Genre:
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: O. Henry

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Universe Hollow

Year: 1982
Duration: 45 min
Genre: Aliens
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Sam Dann

Haunted by the memory of a dead lover, a discredited reporter travels to a nest of UFO nuts waiting for aliens to land in order to write a story that will remake her career—or are they nuts?

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Vanishing Herd, The

Year: 1981
Duration: 45 min
Genre:
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

A Sherlock Holmes mystery.

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Vanishing Point, The

Year: 1978
Duration: 45 min
Genre: Super Science
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Sam Dann

A physicist attending a conference in Munich looks up the author of a brilliant research paper and instead uncovers a nest of neo-Nazis seeking to develop the ultimate weapon.

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Venus d'Ille, The

aka: "The Bronze Venus"
Year: 1974
Duration: 45 min
Genre:
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Prosper Mérimée

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Very Old Man, A

Year: 1974
Duration: 45 min
Genre: Occult
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Elspeth Eric

An old man living with his daughter and son-in-law seems to have an ability to heal with his touch, to the frustration of his daughter's husband, a medical doctor with no faith in faith healers. The old man takes no credit, however—he attributes his talent to a second daughter, dead for many, many years...

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Thoroughly enjoyed this story, but I'm not sure I can say why. Maybe I just like stories about lovable old men. Maybe I just like stories about a faith healer who vigorously denies he is any such thing. He's just a very old man who has nothing to do with any 'cures', so why's everybody making such a fuss? (9/10) --- zM

Visions of Sir Philip Sydney

Year: 1982
Duration: 45 min
Genre:
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: M.R. James

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Voyage to Intrastar

Year: 1979
Duration: 45 min
Genre: Supernatural
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Roy Winsor

A doctor who lost his wife becomes convinced that her soul survives on a remote planet where the dead await reincarnation, and that he visits her through his dreams.

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Walking Dead, The

Year: 1976
Duration: 45 min
Genre:
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Alfred Bester

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Wanted, A Husband

Year: 1980
Duration: 45 min
Genre:
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: O. Henry

With Fred Gwynne.

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Ward Six

Year: 1978
Duration: 45 min
Genre:
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Anton Chekhov

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Warriors from Loanda, The

Year: 1977
Duration: 45 min
Genre:
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Joseph Conrad

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Watchers of the Living

Year: 1979
Duration: 45 min
Genre:
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: H.G. Wells

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Way to Dusty Death, The

aka: "Antigone"
Year: 1977
Duration: 45 min
Genre:
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Sophocles

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What the Shepherd Saw

Year: 1976
Duration: 45 min
Genre:
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Thomas Hardy

Based on the story "Far from the Madding Crowd" ??

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Whimpering Pond, The

Year: 1982
Duration: 45 min
Genre: Ghosts
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Roy Winsor

A successful writer hears a tale of the mysterious disappearance of a woman who used to reside in the countryside house where he has made a retreat. It isn't long before his creative mind begins to tug at the strings of mystery, hoping to unravel the enigma. What is the mystery of the mournful apparition in the fog of the pond?

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I believe this program has suffered due to the changing times. While it may have been exciting and spooky in it's time, the pacing seems to plod along awkwardly towards an unsatisfactory ending. While the idea of a ghost in the pond is promising, I think this episode could have been edited to half it's length without losing anything. --- Brian Lane

White Wolf, The

aka: "The White Wolf of the Hartz Mountains"
Year: 1977
Duration: 45 min
Genre: Creatures
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Frederick Marryat

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Who Made Me?

Year: 1975
Duration: 45 min
Genre: Future Earth
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Sam Dann

In a distant future dominated by social castes, a high-ranking Navy officer is horrified to discover that his son wants to give up his high birth and join the lower classes in an effort to understand the truth behind existence.

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Widow's Auxiliary, The

Year: 1975
Duration: 45 min
Genre: Aliens
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Fielden Farrington

A young upwardly mobile executive is overjoyed at the prospect of being accepted into an elite club of influential businessmen, unaware that the organization is a fifth estate for extraterrestrial powers.

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Winds of Time, The

Year: 1978
Duration: 45 min
Genre: Occult
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Ian Martin

A woman plagued by headaches seeks solace from a hypnotist, but her regression to previous lives reveals a deep-seated guilt over incarnations in which she might have changed history for the better, but failed to.

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Wuthering Heights

Year: 1977
Duration: 45 min
Genre:
Available for Listening Booth: Y
Story by: Emily Brontë

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