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THEATER FIVE

Theater Five was ABC's attempt to revive radio drama during the early 1960s. The series name was derived from its time slot, 5:00 PM.

Running Monday through Friday, it was an anthology of short stories, each about 20 minutes long. News programs and commercials filled out the full 30 minutes.

There was a good bit of science fiction and some of the plots seem to have been taken from the daily newspaper.

Fred Foy, of The Lone Ranger fame, was an ABC staff announcer in the early … Continue Reading >>
THEATER FIVE

Theater Five was ABC's attempt to revive radio drama during the early 1960s. The series name was derived from its time slot, 5:00 PM.

Running Monday through Friday, it was an anthology of short stories, each about 20 minutes long. News programs and commercials filled out the full 30 minutes.

There was a good bit of science fiction and some of the plots seem to have been taken from the daily newspaper.

Fred Foy, of The Lone Ranger fame, was an ABC staff announcer in the early 60s, who, among other duties, did Theater Five.


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Listen to Theater Five: Hit and Run | Theater Five - Single Episodes | Audio In this episode of ABC's radio show Theater Five, Lawyer Walter Waylan promises gangster, Jim Glaser, that he'll keep his reckless kid brother, Ali, out of trouble even though Waylan despises Ali. Elsewhere, a married woman is prepared to say sayonara to her husband and run away with her lover, but the dreary San Francisco fog makes her nervous.

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Listen to Theater Five: Hit and Run | Theater Five - Single Episodes | Audio In this episode of ABC's radio show Theater Five, Lawyer Walter Waylan promises gangster, Jim Glaser, that he'll keep his reckless kid brother, Ali, out of trouble even though Waylan despises Ali. Elsewhere, a married woman is prepared to say sayonara to her husband and run away with her lover, but the dreary San Francisco fog makes her nervous.

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Listen to Theater Five: A House of Cards | Theater Five - Single Episodes | Audio In this episode of ABC's radio show, Theater Five, an atomic bomb wrecks a family's home, leaving them in shambles in an underground fallout shelter. Isolated and desperate, a family must come to terms death as their oxygen slowly runs out.

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Listen to Theater Five:Terror from Beyond | Theater Five - Single Episodes | Audio In this episode of ABC's show Theater Five, a man is sent to the moon in an effort to learn more about the mysticism of the universe and the origin of life, but a group of scientists may have found exterrestrial beings ready to invade earth, instead.

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Listen to Theater Five:Homecoming | Theater Five - Single Episodes | Audio In this episode of ABC's radio show Theater Five, Carl comes home at night to his loving wife and daughter after an exhausting trip... but is it really him? The daughter, Helen, seems skeptical. Meanwhile, Bert comes home from the army after being gone for four years, and his parents are delighted to see his apparition

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Listen to Theater Five: The 245,000 Smile | Theater Five - Single Episodes | Audio In this episode of ABC's show, Mrs. Owens hires a male escort with perfect teeth who resembles her husband, Harry, so that they can get out of a sticky situation. Murder is on the menu for tonight, but will it be served?

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Listen to Theater Five: Rebellion Next Week | Theater Five - Single Episodes | Audio In this episode of ABC's radio show, Mr. Miller rushes to deliver Mary Newhall's forgotten notebook at her house, but once he eavesdrops on mysterious conversation Mary has with Frank, he learned of a sinister plan for a rebellion, so that a mutated species can prosper.

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Listen to Theater Five: The Big Dog | Theater Five - Single Episodes | Audio In this episode of ABC's radio show Theater Five, Leslie Adams, a struggling actor, resolves to starring in commercials, but his faulty memory costs him the small role. Once a broadway star, Leslie hopes his big shot Hollywood director, Alex Kendal, can revive his career.

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Listen to Theater Five: Jump, Jump | Theater Five - Single Episodes | Audio In this episode of ABC's radio show, Jonathan Weldon, an acclaimed writer, is in despair after his most recent book proved to be a failure. Although the critics loved Gingerbread Motel, the sales were miniscule, so Johnathan asks his father for a job only to be disappointed. Then, he threatens to jump from a hotel rooftop.

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Listen to Theater Five: Melodrama | Theater Five - Single Episodes | Audio A small-town actress visits esteemed producer, Lou Darren, to pitch her iea for a new melodrama she claims is destined to make a genius and earn him millions. The story she has in mind is about her chance encounter with English actor Dick Appleton.

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