Wednesday, 21 August 2019
1940s Radio Drama

1940s Radio Drama (5)

Dr Christian Radio Plays

Written by Saturday, 08 October 2016 16:33 Published in 1940s Radio Drama

Radio Drama With Dr Christian

Dr. Christian 1940's Radio Soap Opera

Dr. Christian is a long-running radio series with Jean Hersholt in the title role. It aired on CBS Radio from November 7, 1937, to January 6, 1954. In 1956, the series was adapted for television where it aired in syndication until 1957.


Radio City Playhouse

Written by Saturday, 08 October 2016 16:30 Published in 1940s Radio Drama

Radio City Playhouse 1940s Radio Drama

Bringing The Stage To Your Living Room

Radio City Playhouse was a live half-hour anthology series that aired on NBC from July 3, 1948 to January 1, 1950. Directed by Harry W. Junkin, with music by Dr. Roy Shield, and announcers Bob Warren (1948-49) and Fred Collins (1949-50), the series presented original radio dramas regardless of the fame of the author, so long as they were considered 'good'.


Vic and Sade

Written by Saturday, 08 October 2016 16:29 Published in 1940s Radio Drama

Quality 1940's Broadcasting


Vic and Sade was an American radio program created and written by Paul Rhymer. It was regularly broadcast on radio from 1932 to 1944, then intermittently until 1946, and was briefly adapted to television in 1949 and again in 1957.


The Life of Riley

Written by Saturday, 08 October 2016 16:27 Published in 1940s Radio Drama

Situation Comedy With The Life of Riley

Vintage Radio Humour

The Life of Riley, with William Bendix in the title role, is a popular American radio situation comedy series of the 1940s that was adapted into a 1949 feature film, a long-run 1950s television series (originally with Jackie Gleason as Riley for one truncated season, then with Bendix for six seasons), and a 1958 comic book.


The Aldrich Family

Written by Saturday, 08 October 2016 16:26 Published in 1940s Radio Drama

Henry Aldrich Pushing Broadcasting Boundaries

Way Ahead of its Time

The Aldrich Family, a popular radio teenage situation comedy (July 2, 1939-April 19, 1953),[1] was also presented in films, television and comic books. In the radio series' well-remembered weekly opening exchange, awkward teen Henry's mother called, "Hen-reeeeeeeeeeeee! Hen-ree Al-drich!", and he responded with a breaking adolescent voice, "Com-ing, Mother!"


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