Category Archives: Weekly Posts

Aug 23rd to Aug 29th Shows and Highlights

Plenty of birthday specials this week, but first let’s talk about a series debut anniversary.

Father Know Best first came to radio 72 years ago on August 25th, 1949 (moved to television on October 3rd, 1954). We celebrate it’s anniversary with an hour of episodes which also functions as a centennial celebration for actress June Whitley (Aug 26th, 1921 – May 5th, 2006).

Aug 16th to Aug 22nd Shows and Highlights

Topping our birthday celebrations this week is a double tribute for science fiction author Ray Bradbury. Two different two-hour blocks featuring some of his best known works as presented on Dimension X, X Minus One and Suspense (“Marionette’s INC”, “Zero Hour”, “Kaleidoscope” “The Screaming Woman” and “Dwellers In Silence”).

Aug 9th to Aug 15th Shows and Highlights

Topping the birthday celebrations is our annual two-hour special for famed thriller director Alfred Hitchcock. We have three of his motion pictures as adapted for radio: Lux Radio Theatre’s version of “Strangers On A Train”, Mystery In The Air’s “The Lodger” with Peter Lorre, Agnes Moorehead and Harry Morgan and The Academy Award Theatre’s “Shadow Of A Doubt” with Joseph Cotten.

Aug 2nd to Aug 8th Shows and Highlights

Headlining the list this week is a two-hour “Love For Lucy” special marking Lucille Ball’s birthday. In addition to a couple episodes of My Favorite Husband she guest stars on The Kraft Music Hall and gets dramatic on one from Suspense. In a second special, more drama as Lucy joins Mark Stevens in Lux Radio Theatre’s adaptation of their 1946 film noir crime drama “The Dark Corner” plus another offering from Suspense.

Jul 26th to Aug 1st Shows and Highlights

This week’s highlights feature some belated birthday blocks plus regularly scheduled ones.

Both Gracie Allen and Harold Peary get two specialty blocks. Gracie will logically be featured in multiple Burns & Allen episodes plus make visits to both The Bob Hope Show and The Jack Benny Program.