The Mystery Project

CBC Radio Anthology Series (1992-2002) "Radio's Outstanding Theatre of Thrills!" Evidently, radio drama is harder to kill than anyone suspected. The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, last I heard, still to this day cranks out more than 150 hours of original radio drama every year, produced in regional centres across the country and in the network studios … Continue reading The Mystery Project


Radio Anthology Series (1947-54) "Tired of the everyday grind? Ever dream of a life of romantic adventure? Want to get away from it all? We offer you... ESCAPE!" ESCAPE! was American radio's most popular and acclaimed anthology series, offering "high-adventure" thrillers and mysteries,  airing on the CBS network from 1947 until 1954. It aired over 230 … Continue reading Escape!

Mollé Mystery Theatre

Radio Anthology Series (1943-48, NBC) The competition in the forties and fifties between various mystery radio shows was fierce... and confusing. How confusing? All three major networks had crime or detectives shows titled Mystery Theater (or Mystery Theatre). But the first and arguably the best (and the one under discussion here) was NBC's version, the only real … Continue reading Mollé Mystery Theatre

Mystery Playhouse

Radio Anthology Series (1944-46, AFRS) MYSTERY PLAYHOUSE was a radio anthology series of reruns (and possibly a few original) crime dramas. The show aired on the American Forces Network from July 1944 to June 1946, specifically for the purpose of entertaining the troops serving during the war. Because it was mostly repeats, the producers had … Continue reading Mystery Playhouse

Murder Clinic

MURDER CLINIC was a short-lived radio anthology series that each week adapted a detective story from some generally well-known mystery writer, including Edgar Wallace, Ngaio Marsh, Carter Dickson (John Dickson Carr), Agatha Christie, Margery Allingham, G. K. Chesterton, Jacques Futrelle, Stuart Palmer and others. Most of them weren't private eye stories, but a few did manage … Continue reading Murder Clinic