I like all of the "Dimension X" series, but this is one of my all time favorites. My kids even enjoyed it and wanted more.
A wounded soldier is transported back in time to the days of his childhood. Based on a story by H. Beam Piper, this episode of Dimension X originally aired on July 12, 1951.
"Excellent short story"
Old Nancy tells an old tale of Ireland. A faithless lad breaks a promise to the little people and pays the price.
The keeper of the book tells the tale of a man who steals, by force, the secret of immortality.
Old Nancy offers an interesting take on Mary Shelley's horror classic.
A statue of Venus is brought out from the earth and comes to life when a wedding ring is placed on her finger!
A story about a man who can see into the future, and can even see his own death!
As a small group of Brits prepare to leave Africa and return to England, the natives hold a ceremony to ward off the devil and ensure their safe passage - until one of them shoots the witch doctor.
Ben Morris, Eleanor Naylor Corin, Fred Wayne, Garland Moss, Murillo Scofield, Scott Bishop (writer), and Tom Paxton (announcer).
A medium that can make the dead disappear has a husband who reveals her secrets and who wants a divorce. "Not while I'm alive," says the wife!
A strange and weird adventure, laid in modern America with the flavor of the 19th century. The story of a businessman who was almost too honest, who found a method of paying a long-standing debt of honor, although 30 years in his grave.
Deep in the upper Amazon, two American men are catching jungle butterflies to earn enough money to get home. One of them thinks that he sees a spider the size of a dog. It's easy to convince themselves that it was just a monkey, just a trick of the mind in all that heat - until the other man sees it, too.
Lights Out is a radio serial that aired from 1934 to 1947, devoted mostly to horror and the supernatural. In this episode, a dying Irish woman makes her final confession. A tale of brotherly hate and a return from the dead.
William Bendix hosts and plays Father Time. He takes a look back at 1947, takes a hopeful look ahead to 1948, and endeavors to find the happiest person in the world.
Lights Out is a radio serial that aired from 1934 to 1947, devoted mostly to horror and the supernatural. This episode is the story of a man whose wife is a no good cat... literally! Arch Oboler was the writer, host, producer, and director.
Family Theater is a dramatic anthology radio series that aired from 1947 to 1957. In this episode a beautiful visitor from another planet is given a jay-walking ticket by the local sheriff. Starring Eleanor Powell (hostess), Raymond Burr, Virginia Gregg, Jeanne Bates, Leo Curley, Tony La Frano (announcer), Robert Emlin.
Lights Out is a radio serial that aired from 1934 to 1947, devoted mostly to horror and the supernatural. In this episode, a couple of young American guys out on the town in Paris have tickets to an artists' ball. The other guests are wearing masks... but, what's underneath?
"The story of a grave 40,000 years old, and the awesome secret that it contained."
The story of a strange summer house and its even stranger secrets.
One day, the devil calmly walks in and sits down in the living room - to watch.
An insanely jealous orchestra conductor is convinced that his wife is seeing a young artist. The husband's thoughts are heard, as well as his words - an interesting technique.
Lights Out is a radio serial that aired from 1934 to 1947, devoted mostly to horror and the supernatural. In this episode, a woman held prisoner by three gangsters is rescued by a strange hero. Starriing Claudette Colbert, Frank Martin (commercial spokesman).
The CBS Radio Workshop was an experimental series of productions, subtitled "radio's distinguished series to man's imagination" that ran between 27 January 1956 and 22 September 1957. The premiere production was Brave New World, narrated by Huxley himself, with a complicated sound-effects score that evidently took a long time to construct, and comprised a ticking metronome, tom-tom beats, bubbling water, an air hose, a cow's moo, an oscillator, and three kinds of wine glasses clicking together.
An elderly, invalid woman begins receiving strange, anonymous phone calls on a stormy night — phone calls, which she finds out, are routed directly through — the Twilight Zone.
On the evening of October 30th, 1938, Earth went to war with Mars. Martians invaded New Jersey! Here is the famous panic-inducing broadcast that shook the world, starring Orson Welles.
"The classic that shook the world"
This is the "so-called" reason the government won't reveal all they know about UFOs. The panic from this broadcast was significant. Although Orson Welles, Mercury Theatre and the Columbia Broadcasting System couldn't "soap the windows" of their listeners the night before Halloween back in 1938, they could annihilate the world for them. And that's exactly what they did with this radio adaptation of H.G. Wells' famous novel, War of the Worlds.
A shipwrecked crew finds evidence of a long-dead space-traveling civilization. Based on a story by Murray Leinster, this episode of Dimension X originally aired on May 20, 1950.
"Another Good Story by Murray Leinster"
It... is... later... than... you... think! Radio's premier showcase for heart-stopping horror is presented in this collection of 20 great episodes of Lights Out! Produced, written, and directed by broadcasting legend Arch Oboler - and starring Boris Karloff, Mercedes McCambridge, Dinah Shore, Gloria Blondell, and more - these tales are devilishly devised to keep you up all night!
A Confederate soldier has the ability to win the Civil War for the South, but to do so he must call upon the devil himself as an ally.
On a world where nighttime only comes every 2,500 years, what happens when darkness is about to fall? Based on Isaac Asimov's classic story, this episode of Dimension X originally aired on September 29, 1951.
"Pretty Good Adaptation"
This original cast recording of the Campbell Playhouse production of A Christmas Carol is considered to be the quintessential production of the Charles Dickens classic. Narrated by Orson Welles and featuring Lionel Barrymore in the role of Scrooge, this artful live dramatization by Welles and company appears here as originally broadcast on Christmas Eve, 1939. Put a log on the fire, snuggle in your blanket with a cup of hot chocolate, and relive this masterpiece of live radio drama.
This collection features four classic, dramatized Ray Bradbury stories: "To the Future", "And the Moon Be Still as Bright", "Dwellers in Silence", and "Marionettes, Inc."
This collection features three classic, dramatized Isaac Asimov stories: "Pebble in the Sky", "Nightfall", and "Hostess".
"3 classic short sci-fi stories"
A couple travels back in time to escape their ravaged world. But can they really leave the future behind? Based on the Ray Bradbury story, "The Fox in the Forest", this episode of Dimension X originally aired on May 27, 1950.
"Time traveling to escape!"
Space explorers return from Mars to discover a post-apocalyptic Earth - and a very strange family. Based on a story from Ray Bradbury's The Martian Chronicles, this episode of Dimension X originally aired on July 19, 1951.
"Storytelling by a master!"
Explorers from Earth have wiped out the Martian race with chicken pox. But only one man is willing to stand up for the civilization they left behind. Based on a story from Ray Bradbury's The Martian Chronicles, this episode of Dimension X originally aired on September 29, 1950.
"The sound is terrible.Can't hear the story at all"
"The last man on Earth sat alone in a room. There was a knock on the door...." Based on a story by Frederic Brown, this episode of Dimension X originally aired May 6, 1950.
"Short Radio Drama Worth the $1 or So"
A lone astronaut crash-lands on an unknown planet, leaving behind a destroyed world. As he is adjusting to the new planet, he discovers another crashed astronaut, a woman, and together they form an important bond.
Earth conquers Mars. But one human leads the remnants of the Martian race in their final struggle for freedom. This episode of X Minus One originally aired on September 8, 1955.
A beaten, radioactive Earth seeks to reclaim its power, its colonies, and its empire. Based on the novel by Isaac Asimov, this episode of Dimension X originally aired on June 17, 1951.
"Needs Sound Editing!"
Based on Robert Heinlein's classic story of "Noisy" Rhysling, a blind space-traveling singer who longs to return to Earth, this episode of X Minus One originally aired on July 7, 1955.
"A classic in context"
This collection features four classic, dramatized Robert Heinlein stories: "Universe", "Requiem", "The Green Hills of Earth", and "The Roads Must Roll".
"Heinlein at his Best"