The CBS Radio Mystery Theater

An Episode Guide and Handbook to Nine Years of Broadcasting, 1974–1982


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About the Book

Almost every evening for nine years during the late 1970s and early 1980s, the CBS Radio Mystery Theatre brought monsters, murderers and mayhem together for an hour. Created, produced and directed by Himan Brown, the series remains a landmark in radio drama. This book is a detailed history and episode guide to the show.
Descriptive information includes exact titles, airdates and rebroadcast dates, episode numbers, cast lists, writer and adapter credits, and a storyline synopsis. This material comes directly from CBS press releases in order to insure complete accuracy. Also included wherever possible are information about the actors and actresses, quotes from performers and writers (many from personal interviews), anecdotes about various scripts and sound effects, and other notes of interest.

About the Author(s)

Gordon Payton is a radio drama actor, director, producer and archivist. He lives in Collingswood, New Jersey.
Martin Grams, Jr., has written a number of books on the performing arts, including Radio Drama: A Comprehensive Chronicle of American Network Programs, 1932–1962 (2000). He lives in Delta, Pennsylvania.

Bibliographic Details

Gordon Payton and Martin Grams, Jr.
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 485
Bibliographic Info: appendices, index
Copyright Date: 2004 [1999]
pISBN: 978-0-7864-1890-9
eISBN: 978-0-7864-9228-2
Imprint: McFarland

Book Reviews & Awards

“an excellent index to titles, actors and actresses, and writers…a fascinating glimpse into the history of radio and radio drama”—ARBA; “buy the book and you’ll be pleasantly pleased”—The Illustrated Press; “an extensive look at the radio drama that gave us the fear you can hear in the ’70s—Starlog.