Saturday, October 30, 2021
Hour 1 - Suspense, originally broadcast October 30, 1960, 61 years ago, The City That Was starring House Jameson as the narrator. A murder story set in old Hollywood.
Hour 2 - Mercury Theater - War of the Worlds, originally broadcast October 30, 1938 - Part 1. The buildup, done in the style of live radio. This first portion of the program terrified Americans. The lead-up to World War 2 had America on the edge, and this tipped many Americans over the edge.
Sunday, October 31, 2021
Hour 1 - The Aldrich Family starring Ezra Stone, originally broadcast October 31, 1940, 81 years ago, Halloween Prank Backfires. Henry's and his pal "Toby" plan to ring just one doorbell on Halloween. A deep well gets Toby, Henry and Homer in trouble with the law...several times.
Hour 2 - Box 13 starring Alan Ladd, originally broadcast October 31, 1948, Suicide or Murder. A woman asks Dan Holiday to look into the death of her son who was killed in a drunken brawl. What really happened to Arthur Daily? Also Claudia, originally broadcast October 31, 1947, A Beautiful Sunday. It's a beautiful day...and it's Sunday. A visit to Claudia's mother...with presents.
Hour 3 - Let George Do It starring Bob Bailey, originally broadcast October 31, 1952, There ain’t no Justice. When the jail burns down in the town of Melody, goofy Abner accuses the chief of police of setting the fire! Then there's Walter Smith, who seems to have died in the fire...with his $200,000 missing! Also Part 1 of a 5 part Yours Truly Johnny Dollar story, The Valentine Caper, originally broadcast October 31, 1955. A big time racketeer during Prohibition is shot thirteen years later in New Orleans. Many murders follow, Johnny investigates.