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A very busy week as we celebrate Halloween in many traditional way as well as some different stuff this year.
We once again have Orson Welles as Dracula on The Mercury Theater On The Air’s debut episode from July of 1938. Supernatural Monsters (Classics Creeps) as The Weird Circle presents The Werewolf and Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde. Suspense’s Donovan’s Brain from 1948, the hour long version with John McIntire, Jeanette Nolan and Wally Maher.
Lots of Halloween Humor from Ozzie & Harriet, The Great Gildersleeve, Father Knows Best, The Life of Riley, Red Skelton, Fibber McGee & Molly, Jack Benny and more.
Debuting this year is Fletcher’s Frightening Feast - four scary episodes from scripts by renowned radio writer, Lucille Fletcher. We’ll play The Hitchhiker with Orson Welles; a “new” version of Sorry, Wrong Number with Agnes Moorehead; Night Man with Marsha Hunt and Bad Dreams with William Conrad, Jeanette Nolan and Elliott Lewis.
Additional horror stories from Lights Out, The Inner Sanctum Mysteries, Escape and The Hermit’s Cave.
In the non-Halloween category, we have a new to the channel Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar Marathon; a World Series based comedy block (Bob Hope Show with Dizzy Dean – Ray Milland in “It Happens Every Spring”); Rita Hayworth on Bergen & McCarthy; A Joan Banks Birthday Special; new ones from Our Miss Brooks, Philip Marlowe, Romance of the Ranchos; Big Town, Suspense, Meet The Meeks and more.
Then on Halloween Day this year Sunday October 31st – it is Alfred Hitchcock Radio from 6am ET until Midnight. Multiple radio versions of his films from our library plus comments from a number of special guests including Hitchcock’s granddaughter Mary Stone; film director Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire, 127 Hours); Radio Classics channel friends Peggy Webber (appeared in Hitch’s The Wrong Man) and screenwriter Derek Haas (3:10 to Yuma Remake, Wanted, The Double) and many more.