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RelicRadio.com presents tales of the strange and bizarre, the weird and the wicked. Stories not necessarily of the supernatural, but of the unnatural. Join us for Strange Tales, featuring radio drama at its most mysterious and unusual. Abnormal old time radio!
 
Relic Radio Science Fiction brings you old time radio stories from sci-fi's greatest writers, as well as original stories for shows like Dimension X, X Minus 1, 2000 Plus, Beyond Tomorrow, and much more! Travel through space and time as they saw it all those years ago.
 
Experience Radio's Golden Age!
 
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Zero Hour
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The Zero Hour was a 1973-74 radio broadcast hosted by Rod Serling. The Zero Hour featured well known actors and actresses. The stories were exciting and action-packed and will keep you on the edge of you seat, as we approach the Zero Hour.
 
The Jack Benny Program, starring Jack Benny, was a radio-TV comedy series which ran for more than three decades and is generally regarded as a high-water mark in 20th-century comedy. Jack Benny (February 14, 1894 in Chicago, Illinois “ December 26, 1974 in Beverly Hills, California), born Benjamin Kubelsky, was an American comedian, vaudeville performer, and radio, television, and film actor. He was one of the biggest stars in classic American radio and was also a major television personalit ...
 
Enjoy the fun and excitement of listening to thrilling Old Time Radio mystery shows. Experience a professional cast of actors, great scripts and thrilling suspense. Please visit our website (MysteryShows.com) for more great shows like these. If you like this podcast, you'll love our Old Time Radio file sharing club. 48,000 shows in .mp3 format currently available for download. All genres available. If you enjoy this podcast, please rate it on iTunes. Thanks!
 
The best Old Time Radio adventures in crime, mystery, espionage and suspense! Relic Radio Thrillers delivers the ticking time bombs, mysterious crime scenes, and the cloak and dagger action that today's armchair adventurer demands!
 
Experience Radio's Golden Age!
 
Boxcars711 Old Time Radio Pod originates from the 'Heart Of Historic Germantown," Philadelphia, Pa.Bob Camardella began podcasting at Podomatic in October 2005 and at the Radio Nostalgia Network at Libsyn.com in January 2006. From 2006 through 2009, in addition to the top ranked Boxcars711 show at Podomatic and Libsyn, "Humphrey/Camardella Media Productions" commanded a top ten slot at Podshow (1.5 million downloads per month), a top 10 ranking at Libsyn (1.7 million downloads per month) and ...
 
Crime stories from the golden age. Old Time Radio is filled with cops, robbers, and private investigators...Lets reopen the cases and hear these great stories again!
 
Science Fiction Theater presents the best of Scifi, horror,fantasy from early days radio. Each show will take you into the world of the unknown, a place that is as strange as the unknown can be, it is only limited by you imagination. Enter the fantasy world of Science Fiction.
 
Best of Old Time Radio presents shows from the early days of radio. From every genre you will journey back to when there was true entrainment, that let your imagination list and see the stories, jokes, and adventures. oldtimeradiodvd.com
 
Horror, Sci-fi, Crime, Mystery, old time radio from 30's 40's and 50's "Listen To Dead People"
 
An old-time radio podcast, bringing you detective adventures from the Golden Age of Radio. Each week, tune in for an adventure of Sam Spade, Philip Marlowe, Johnny Dollar, The Saint, and many more.
 
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Lux Radio Theater
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The Lux Radio Theatre was a one-of-a-kind OTR show. Imagine the greatest Hollywood stars doing one-hour versions of their biggest motion pictures, complete with full orchestra, live on stage with a studio audience.Cecil DeMille The one-and-only Cecil B. DeMille was your host ('36-45) for a lavish production of what was to become a veritable film checklist of many of Hollywood's best films from the mid-30s right through the mid 50s. The first Lux film adaptation was "The Legionnaire and the L ...
 
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Mystery Theatre
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Mystery Theater presents mystery from the greatest shows of early radio. Each show will be filled with mystery,suspense and drama.
 
Ho Ho Ho and Merry Christmas! Santa has his sack just packed full of old time radio shows. And if you are good, Santa will be podcasting these heart warming and family fun shows directly to your download. This is a wonderful gift to give to your loved ones.
 
First of its kind to bring you Old Time Radio Westerns Daily. Westerns that include The Lone Ranger, Cisco Kid, Challenge of the Yukon, Have Gun Will Travel, The Six Shooter, Tales of the Texas Rangers, Gunsmoke, Hopalong Cassidy, and many many more.
 
Enjoy our episode guide of all 1,399 CBS Radio Mystery Theater old time radio shows for free!
 
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Classic Radio Drama
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Classic Dramas achieved widespread popularity within a decade of its initial development in the 1920s. By the 1940s, Drama on the radio was a leading international popular entertainment. The Radio Drama drew from the rich talent pool of Hollywood and the actors were able to bring the movie screen presence and talent to the radio.
 
The Old Time Radio Show is not old at all. Each show still entertains as it did in the 1930s - 1950s. Go back each week to the early days of radio and enjoy this greatest entertainment in the world that always leaves you wanting more.
 
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Detective OTR
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Detectives Stories, continues America's love affair with private eyes. Each week we give you "Just the facts" with all detective and cop shows. The greatest radio detective will keep you in suspense.
 
Everyday of the week listen to the great shows from Old Time Radio. Those great shows that made of laugh or gave us exciting journeys into the Dramatic, Suspense, Action, Westerns, SciFi,and Adventure.
 
The Complete Lone Ranger Series from start to finish The Lone Ranger and Tonto are two of America's favorite western characters, and the theme and bridge music caused many thousands of kids to grow up to liking classical music, too.
 
Western Wednesday takes you back to the early days of radio when the only limits were on our imaginations. Joy as we remember the western heroes that we all loved oldtimeradiodvd.com
 
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Radio, TV and movie buffs talk about the Golden Age of Commercial Communication, including segments on old-time technology, radio/TV personalities, pre-Internet and Cable news, American pop history, collectibles and collecting, and much more. Each episode presents American Pop Culture, family trends, products, notables and celebrities that, to this day, signifies they the rite of passage for those born between 1946 and 1964. Our hosts, guests hosts and historians weave a rich tapestry from a ...
 
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On January 31, 1936, the Green Hornet radio program aired on WXYZ in Detroit, Michigan. Al Hodge played the part of the Green Hornet from 1936 through January of 1943.
 
Welcome to Those Old Radio Shows. Travel back in time and listen to great radio mysteries, dramas and comedies from yesteryear like Gunsmoke, Amos & Andy and Dimension X.
 
The 80s cartoon podcast where Cobra Commander rules the world while eating C3POs cereal. Where we review an 80's cartoon for your pleasure. This podcast has 3 hilarious hosts that keep you entertained and laughing.
 
Adventures in Radio takes you down the hidden alleys and secret passageways through your imagination... Join us as we experience the adventures of those radio heroes from the early days of radio. This is a journey of discovery in the world of your imagination.
 
Yesterday USA takes you back to the early days of what we call Old Time Radio.Join us as we remember those early days and the shows that made it so great. oldtimeradiodvd.com
 
Texas Old Time Radio is an dedicated to the regeneration of interest in an enjoyment of the part of vanishing Americana that has become known as the "Golden Age of Radio".
 
Join Adam for talk about classic movies and old-time radio shows, featuring a specially selected episode each week.
 
Newly minted presentations of some of the greatest radio programs of all time, featuring some of the biggest names of the era and fondly remembered today. Drama, comedy, mystery, and western adventure.
 
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Bogie & Bacall
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Bogie and Bacall on the Radio is adventure series starring Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall that originally aired in 1951-52.There chemistry on and off the radio can be hear in this Adventure, intrigue, mystery and romance radio show set in tropical Havana and the mysterious islands of the Caribbean.
 
Be introduced to, and revisit, classic TV shows with Josh, Mike, and Dom! Each week we tell you to watch an episode available through streaming services, then we talk about the episode, read your comments, and tell stories that may or may not be relative.
 
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CRN's "PM SHOW with ROBERT CONRAD" reaches a national audience on Cox Cable, Comcast Cables and radio stations and satellite operators coast to coast. Robert Conrad is a popular television actor and the star of, "Wild, Wild West", "Ba Ba Black Sheep", "Hawaiian Eye" , and others. He talks about his views, thoughts and career in a lively 2 hour live national radio show, Thursdays at 3PM PST.
 
Dr. Kevin L. Burke discusses the cultural relevance, morals and “just plain fun” embodied by “The Andy Griffith Show.” Dr. Burke provides “behind the scenes” tidbits, discuss insights, and tests your knowledge of TAGS with a trivia question at the end of each episode!
 
Live on CRN1 Tues 4:00 pm PT- 5:00 pm PT
 
Interviews with the actors, writers, and directors the Marshall Herskovitz & Ed Zwick 1987 TV Series Thirtysomething. Follow on Twitter: @30somethingpod
 
Each week, hosts Rick Brooks and Mike Cowgill explore the TV of the '70s and '80s through hand-picked episodes.
 
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The Skyway Swindle (Aired March 8, 1945) This Is Your FBI was sponsored during its entire run by the Equitable Life Assurance Society of the United States (now AXA Equitable Life Insurance Company). This is Your FBI had counterparts on the other networks. The FBI in Peace and War also told stories of the FBI, although some were not authentic. E ...…
 
A taxi driver finds himself embroiled in a murder mystery when he takes the fare of a rich man and transports him to a burnt out house in South Bronx. Written by: Granger Percy Starring: Horton Russell Williams Ann Benson Court Hammond Earl Click here for more information about this show or add your comments on this Radio Mystery Theater episod ...…
 
Murder & The Missing Car (Aired May 11, 1950) When Mr. Keen, Tracer of Lost Persons first debuted over the Blue Network on October 12, 1937, the show’s title accurately described Keen’s stock-in-trade; the “kindly old investigator” tracked down individuals who had mysteriously vanished, leaving behind their families, homes, jobs and other day-t ...…
 
Little Old Lady (Aired November 29, 1945) Under the capable direction of Dee Englebach and accompanied by the music of Leith Stevens, Powell floated through his lines with the help of such competents as Lou Merrill, Gerald Mohr, Gloria Blondell, Tony Barrett, and Lurene Tuttle. Peter Leeds played Rogue's friend Eugor, an obscure play on names w ...…
 
Boston Blackie, originally broadcast June 23, 1944, 74 years ago. First show of the series. Blackie is arrested in Chicago. He's accused of taking $10,000 from a woman's grandfather. It's all the woman's plan to help her recover, "The Jonathan Diamond." Chester Morris (pictured) reprises his movie role as Boston Blackie in this summer series.…
 
The Rowdy Dowser Caper (Aired April 20, 1951) On the radio, Sam Spade was played by Bogart in a 1943 Screen Guild Theater production and a 1946 Academy Award Theater production. He was also played by Edward G. Robinson in a 1943 Lux Radio Theatre production. A 1946-1951 radio show called The Adventures of Sam Spade (on ABC, CBS, and NBC) starre ...…
 
As always the show is all about you, it's YOUR show! Join in on the fun, every Thursday. Call in and ask Uncle Bob a question or just say a quick hello. Send Uncle Bob an Email: robertconrad@crntalk.com & Don't forget to 'LIKE' Bob's Facebook page!By rconrad@crni.net.
 
The Camping Trip (Aired June 29, 1949) Blondie is an American comic strip created by Murat Bernard "Chic" Young. Distributed by King Features Syndicate, the strip has been published in newspapers since September 8, 1930. The success of the comic strip led to the long-running Blondie film series (1938-1950) and the popular Blondie radio program ...…
 
Dream Street Rose (Aired September 25, 1949) Damon Runyon Theatre - Broadcast from January to December 1949, "The Damon Runyon Theatre" dramatized 52 of Runyon's short stories for radio. Damon Runyon (October 4, 1884 – December 10, 1946) was a newspaperman and writer. He was best known for his short stories celebrating the world of Broadway in ...…
 
Johnny heads to Corpus Christi to expose a medium who became the beneficiary of several of his followers’ before they died unexpectedly. Original Air Date: October 8, 1961 When making your... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
 
I Died Last Night (Aired April 25, 1950) Written and directed by Robert A. Arthur and David Kogan, the series began on the Mutual Broadcasting System, December 5, 1943, continuing in many different timeslots until September 16, 1952. Unlike many other shows of the era, The Mysterious Traveler was without a sponsor for its entire run. The lonely ...…
 
Yours Truly Johnny Dollar, originally broadcast June 22, 1958, 60 years ago, The Virtuous Mobster Matter. Johnny gets beat up, but good. But which twin has the gun? Bob Bailey stars, Also Bob and Ray’s Insomniac Theater.
 
Murder In The City Hall (Aired April 5, 1946) To its everlasting credit, NBC clearly went to great lengths to promote the script titles, performers and authors of each program to the nation's newpapers. From 1943 through 1948, Mystery Theatre was one of the most well documented and promoted radio programs of its time. Indeed, so many details we ...…
 
A Salute To Broadway (Aired October 14, 1947) The Milton Berle Show brought Berle together with Arnold Stang, later a familiar face as Berle's TV sidekick. Others in the cast were Pert Kelton, Mary Schipp, Jack Albertson, Arthur Q. Bryan, Ed Begley, vocalist Dick Forney and announcer Frank Gallop. The Ray Bloch Orchestra provided the music for ...…
 
Panic In The Streets (Aired March 5, 1951) Broadcasting from New York, the series premiered at 2:30pm, October 14, 1934, on the NBC Blue Network with a production of Seventh Heaven starring Miriam Hopkins and John Boles in a full-hour adaptation of the 1922–24 Broadway production by Austin Strong. The host was the show's fictional producer, Dou ...…
 
2 Episodes - "Eskimo Justice" (05-09-46) and "Shrimp Togan" (05-16-46) The program was an adventure series about Sergeant William Preston of the Northwest Mounted Police and his lead sled dog, Yukon King, as they fought evildoers in the Northern wilderness during the Gold Rush of the 1890s. Preston, according to radio historian Jim Harmon, firs ...…
 
We put up a poll, the listeners voted, and we've responded with Buck Rogers in the 25th Century "Space Vampire." Things get spooky when Buck, Wilma, and Twiki have to face a space vampire...and his one giant eyebrow! Drinking game: drink every time we use space as an adjective.
 
Prescription For Murder (Aired July 11, 1949) Murder By Experts was a radio drama anthology series that ran on American radio from 1949-1951, and was hosted first by John Dickson Carr, and later by Brett Halliday. Evidently, a mystery, authored by a leading crime fiction writer, was presented, and "guest experts," such as Alfred Hitchcock or Cr ...…
 
Father Knows Best, originally broadcast June 21, 1951, 67 years ago. Mother drives a car. It’s a red letter day in the Anderson household, as Margaret learns how to drive! Robert Young Stars.
 
http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/archive.org/download/rr12018/CaseClosed588.mp3 Dragnet is up first on this week’s episode of Case Closed. We hear their story from April 26, 1951, The Big Saint. Then, Mr. District Attorney brings us The Case Of The Living Corpse, his episode from November 22, 1953. Download CaseClosed588…
 
The East End Strangler (Aired February 28, 1949) According to Holmes, it was an encounter with the father of one of his classmates that led him to take up detection as a profession and he spent the six years following university working as a consulting detective, before financial difficulties led him to take Watson as a roommate, at which point ...…
 
Condemed Mans Marriage http://oldtimeradiodvd.com
 
Sixteen Jewel Thieves (Aired August 18, 1949) Accuracy was underlined: The exact number of footsteps from one room to another at Los Angeles police headquarters were imitated, and when a telephone rang at Friday’s desk, the listener heard the same ring as the telephones in Los Angeles police headquarters. A single minute of "A Gun For Christmas ...…
 
J. Smith and Wife (Aired February 27, 1947) Each program was preceded by the familiar announcement: “More things are wrought by prayer than this world dreams of”—a quote from Alfred, Lord Tennyson. And always worked in somewhere before the end of the show was the famous slogan that became Peyton’s signature: “The family that prays together stay ...…
 
The Marijuana Mystery (1953) *The Exact Date Is Unknown. This show, from the early 1950s, is a good example of the true story style of delivery made popular in radio's classic crime shows Gangbusters and Mr. District Attorney. Of course, the best and most popular of the true crime shows was Dragnet -- the monotone, "just the facts" style demand ...…
 
Philo Vance, originally broadcast June 20, 1950, 68 years ago. The Prize Ring Murder Case. Pop Manning Fight manager was stabbed while in the ring taking care of his fighter Joey Martin. Philo Vance has established that Manning might have been killed by accident with Martin the real intended victim. Jackson Beck stars.…
 
Jun 22: X Minus 1 - Early Model Ep. 102 Jun 23: The Black Museum - The Tan Shoe
 
The Laundry Mix-Up (Aired May 7, 1949) Each episode of the program, particularly the Jack Webb episodes, follows the same basic formula; a foghorn sounds and Novak's footsteps are heard walking down the pier. He then pauses and begins with the line "Sure, I'm Pat Novak . . . for hire". The foghorn repeats and leads to the intro theme, during wh ...…
 
http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/archive.org/download/rr12018/RelicRadio585.mp3 This week on the Relic Radio Show, Theater Five brings us its story The Widow, from March 26, 1965. The Whistler follows with High Death, his episode from March 11, 1951. Download RelicRadio585
 
Silver Blaze (Aired June 18, 1978) Sherlock Holmes is a fictional detective of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, who first appeared in publication in 1887. He is the creation of Scottish author and physician Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. A brilliant London-based detective, Holmes is famous for his intellectual prowess, and is renowned for his s ...…
 
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Archie Hires Madam Zooma (Aired November 16, 1945) Early in the show's life, however, its name was changed — first to Duffy's and, for four episodes, Duffy's Variety. A staffer for Bristol-Myers -- whose Ipana toothpaste was the show's early sponsor—persuaded the company's publicity director to demand the name change because the original title ...…
 
Our Miss Brooks, originally broadcast June 19, 1949, 69 years ago. Taxidermists. Miss Brooks becomes a taxidermist. Her first job is Mr. Conklin's prize bass!
 
Young Man Axelbrod (Aired September 22, 1957) The CBS Radio Workshop aired from January 27, 1956 through September 22, 1957 and was a revival of the prestigious Columbia Workshop from the 1930s and 1940s. Creator William Froug launched the series with this powerhouse two-part adaptation of "Brave New World" and booked author Aldous Huxley to na ...…
 
The Revolt Of The Space Rats (Aired November 28, 1953) The success of the TV show spawned a radio version, which ran for 129 episodes from October 1952 to March 1955. The same cast of actors performed on both shows. The writers, scripts, adventures and director were quite different in radio versus TV incarnations. Naturally, the series lacked t ...…
 
Indian Quinine Contract (Aired September 30, 1944) The Man Called X was a old-time radio espionage drama series that aired on and off from 1944 through 1951 and sponsored by Frigidaire and later General Motors. Herbert Marshall stars as Ken Thurston, a globe hopping government agent. The show opens with the familiar line "Wherever there is myst ...…
 
(PART 1 of 2) On June 16, 2017, the Galaxy Gang were once again at the San Diego County Fair at Del Mar, California. As in years past, John and Susan Fox joined Mike and Smitty for a fun-filled two hour broadcast. Also on this occasion, we were joined by fellow Galaxy Good Guy "Shotgun Tom" Kelly. During the course of the program, we recalled m ...…
 
(PART 2 of 2) On June 16, 2017, the Galaxy Gang were once again at the San Diego County Fair at Del Mar, California. As in years past, John and Susan Fox joined Mike and Smitty for a fun-filled two hour broadcast. Also on this occasion, we were joined by fellow Galaxy Good Guy "Shotgun Tom" Kelly. During the course of the program, we recalled m ...…
 
http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/archive.org/download/rr12018/SciFi520.mp3 On this week’s Relic Radio Science Fiction, Escape brings us their story from March 31, 1950, Green Splotches. Download SciFi520
 
http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/archive.org/download/rr12018/StrangeTales440.mp3 We hear from The Weird Circle on this week’s Strange Tales. Here’s their adaptation of a story by Nathaniel Hawthorne titled, Lady Eleanor’s Mantle. This story was originally heard April 21, 1944. Download StrangeTales440…
 
The Man Who Liked The Mountains (Aired August 7, 1948) Jeff Regan, Investigator was one of the three detective shows Jack Webb did before Dragnet (see also Pat Novak For Hire and Johnny Modero: Pier 23). It debuted on CBS in July 1948. Webb played JEFF REGAN, a tough private eye working in a Los Angeles investigation firm run by Anthony J. Lyon ...…
 
Special Guest Is Tony Curtis (Aired February 29, 1952) On July 25, 1946, Jerry began a show business partnership with Dean Martin, an association that would soon skyrocket both to fame. It started when Jerry was performing at the 500 Club in Atlantic City and one of the other entertainers quit suddenly. Lewis, who had worked with Martin at the ...…
 
I was a Communist for the FBI, originally broadcast June 18, 1952, 66 years ago. Tight Wire. The FBI assigns Cvetic the job of bugging a Communist Party meeting hall.
 
The Amazing Doctor Clitterhouse (Starring Edward G. Robinson) Aired November 2, 1941 The Screen Guild Theater was a popular radio anthology series during the Golden Age of Radio broadcast from 1939 until 1952 with leading Hollywood actors performing in adaptations of popular motion pictures such as Going My Way and The Postman Always Rings Twic ...…
 
Every Detail But One (Aired February 7, 1988) Fear On Four is the British Broadcasting Corporation's continuation of a tradition of horror shows dating back to 1943. Back then, the BBC offered Appointment With Fear, the title given to ten series of programs running from 1943 to 1955. These are the most famous BBC horror series in it's history. ...…
 
The Makeup Man (Aired May 29, 1949) The Encyclopedia of Old Time Radio" describes Jordan as "a rugged hero who each week was confronted by a crime, a mystery, a beautiful woman or a combination of the three. It was a detective show with a difference: the Oriental background was played to the hilt, giving it a sound like no other." The writers w ...…
 
The Secret Word Is Paper (Aired January 14, 1955) The mid-1940s was a depressing lull in Groucho's career. His radio show Blue Ribbon Town, sponsored by Pabst Blue Ribbon beer, which ran from March 1943 to August 1944, had failed to catch on and Groucho left the program in June 1944. After a radio appearance with Bob Hope, in which Marx ad-libb ...…
 
Notebook On Murder (Aired September 15, 1940) KMPC's The Hermit's Cave debuted over Southern California airwaves late Sunday evening on the 22nd of September, 1940. Initially airing all over the late Sunday evening schedule, after twenty-six episodes The Hermit's Cave found regular sponsors and began airing on Sunday nights at 9:30 for the foll ...…
 
Stoney Carter (Aired June 15, 1954 Crime and Peter Chambers, stared Dane Clark as a hard-hitting private eye that worked well the with police department. His counter part at the NYPD was Lt Parker played by Bill Zuckert. The series was based on the character created by Henry Kane who wrote eight Peter Chambers novels before the series came to r ...…
 
The Torment Of Henrietta Robinson & Why She Killed (Aired September 7, 1953) Crime Classics was a U. S. radio docudrama which aired over CBS from June 15, 1953 to June 30, 1954. Created, produced, and directed by radio actor/director Elliott Lewis, the program was basically a historical true crime series, examining crimes, and especially murder ...…
 
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