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The Black Museum – A Hammerhead

SERIES: The Black Museum

EPISODE: A Hammerhead

DATE: 1952, exact date unknown.

ABOUT: Twenty-three women have been murdered and dismembered around the country. Has Daisy Baker gone to Paris? An even two dozen have disappeared.

NOTES: N/A

CREDITS: Orson Welles (narrator), Harry Alan Towers (producer), Ira Marion (writer), Sidney Torch (composer, conductor).

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Secrets Of Scotland Yard – The Case Of Captain X

SERIES: Secrets Of Scotland Yard

EPISODE: The Case Of Captain X

DATE: July 3, 1950

ABOUT: An interesting wartime murder case involving a Polish officer and his wife’s lover.

NOTES: Episode #83

CREDITS: Clive Brook (host), Percy Hoskins (writer, performer), Harry Alan Towers (producer).

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Suspense – The Yellow Wallpaper

SUMMARY: Agnes Moorehead is excellent in this story about a woman who’s going mad while spending the summer in a room with yellow wallpaper, the pattern of which comes to life!

SERIES: Suspense

EPISODE: The Yellow Wallpaper

DATE: June 30, 1957

NOTES: Agnes Moorehead was the best radio actress for “crazy” roles.

CREDITS: Ann Hunter, Sylvia Richards (adaptor), William N. Robson (producer, director), George Walsh (announcer), Charlotte Curtis Stetson Gilman (author), Agnes Moorehead, Joe DeSantis.

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The Black Museum – A Silencer

SERIES: The Black Museum

EPISODE: A Silencer

DATE: 1952, exact date unknown.

ABOUT: A man moving into a new house is shot and killed by a gun with a silencer. Other murders soon follow.

NOTES: N/A

CREDITS: Orson Welles (narrator), Harry Alan Towers (producer), Ira Marion (writer), Sidney Torch (composer, conductor).

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Secrets Of Scotland Yard – The Perfect Detective

SERIES: Secrets Of Scotland Yard

EPISODE: The Perfect Detective

DATE: 1950, Exact date unknown

ABOUT: The story Jonathan Wild, an extraordinary “fence” and all-around criminal. He also excelled at arresting criminals! To be a perfect detective, you have to be a perfect crook!

NOTES: N/A

CREDITS: Clive Brook (host), Percy Hoskins (writer, performer), Harry Alan Towers (producer).

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Suspense – The Green and Gold String

SUMMARY: Vincent Price plays Dr. Alkazar, a Coney Island fortune teller, who knows a good thing when he sees one.

SERIES: Suspense

EPISODE: The Green and Gold String

DATE: June 9, 1957

NOTES: N/A

CREDITS: William N. Robson (producer, director), Vincent Price, Irene Tedrow, Lou Krugman, Byron Kane, Ben Wright, Jeanette Nolan, George Walsh (announcer), Hugh Douglas (announcer), Sylvia Richards (adaptor), Philip MacDonald (author).

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The Black Museum – A Trunk

SERIES: The Black Museum

EPISODE: A Trunk

DATE: 1952, exact date unknown.

ABOUT: Orson Welles, with the help of dramatic reenactments, tells the stories behind objects from the Black Museum – a warehouse of homicide. In this episode the spotlighted item is a trunk which contained a dissected human body.

NOTES: The sound isn’t ideal in this episode, but the story is worth enduring the inferior sound quality.

CREDITS: Orson Welles (narrator), Harry Alan Towers (producer), Sidney Torch (composer, conductor), Ira Marion (writer).