As usual, we begin with a reminder; you don’t have to wait until this posting to get the weekly schedule, it is usually available by Tuesday, just click below to see Full Story & Pictures and then this link; ShowSchedules
Since we begin the week on Sundays; up first we have the Hitchcock Halloween special playing all day on The 31st – it begins at 6am ET and wraps up at Midnight ET – East Coast Night Owls and West Coast folks will get a few more scary Halloween offerings afterwards beginning at 9pm PT – We have The Weird Circle’s version of “The Fall of the House of Usher” and “The Hand” followed by a couple from The Sealed Book (all new to the channel).
Once the first week of November gets rolling here are some of the highlights – we have a two hour Tales of the Texas Rangers special to mark the birthday of star Joel McCrea; to mark Burt Lancaster’s birthday we’ll present an hour long Ford Theatre version of “Double Indemnity” with Lancaster handling the Fred MacMurray role joined by Joan Bennett subbing for Barbara Stanwyck; There are Halloween carryover episodes including Escape’s Three Skeleton Key (you know, the rats and the lighthouse!); Suspense’s “Diary of Saphronia Winters” and “2462”; Mystery In The Air and “The Mask of Medusa” and so on.
Two other birthdays to mention; we’ll celebrate Art Carney with a new to the channel episode of The Big Story as well as his appearance on The Mysterious Traveler. And it’s Roy Rogers 99th on the 5th of November, so we’ll have him on The G.I. Journal and The Bob Hope Show.
Finally we note the passing of radio actor and prominent television and film director, Lamont Johnson. He died on Sunday, October 24th at age 88. We’ll have a tribute special for him on the week which begins November 7th.