Golden Classics Great OTR Shows

Golden Classics Great OTR Shows - Classic Radio Shows From the 30’s onwards

November 19th, 2014    

Weird Circle - The Black Parchment

#78. NBC syndication. "Black Parchment". The owner's wishes are granted as the parchment gets smaller and smaller. The last show of the series. Raphael Roland was an author and fool who found life too bitter to endure and went down to the river to end his life. However, he ends up saving the life of a drowning doctor who has found life too sweet to give up. The doctor invites him to his house with a promise to repay him beyond his wildest dreams. He gives him an instrument by which he can gain the riches he desires in the form of a parchment. By possessing the parchment he must will his life to it. Should he possess anything all he must do is wish for it and the wish will be granted but with the granting of each wish the parchment will shrink and when it disappears it is said that the owner will die…
 
The Weird Circle was a syndicated series produced in New York and licensed by Mutual, and later, NBC's Red network. For two seasons, it cranked out 39 shows (78 total) consisting mostly of radio adaptations of classic horror stories
 
 
The show's strength was stories from famous writers of the two genres, including Robert Lewis Stevenson, Victor Hugo, Edgar Alan Poe and even Charles Dickens. Most all of the stories came from the Victorian era or older.

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November 19th, 2014    

Weird Circle - Markheim

#77. NBC syndication. "Markheim". A weak-willed man is lead to theft and murder by his inner voice. I remember reading Markheim as a child and then being introduced to it by accident once more as a young man when I bought an anthology of short stories called "Ghosts for Christmas." As with many supernatural thrillers or tales with a twist it is difficult to adequately write a review without giving away the plot. I could for instance tell you that the original story might have been a potential precursor for "A Christmas Carol" if it were not for the fact that the Dickensian novella predated it by 41 years. We can be safe to say though, that although the literary Markheim may not be the parent of the better known "Scrooge" he is very much the sibling. In this radio version (which departs considerably from the original text), Markheim is a man who discovers the truth of his soul and the strange force that has been propelling him ever forward. A voice from the darkness within him holds the key to his deceit and will not easily let him escape.
 
The Weird Circle was a syndicated series produced in New York and licensed by Mutual, and later, NBC's Red network. For two seasons, it cranked out 39 shows (78 total) consisting mostly of radio adaptations of classic horror stories
 
 
The show's strength was stories from famous writers of the two genres, including Robert Lewis Stevenson, Victor Hugo, Edgar Alan Poe and even Charles Dickens. Most all of the stories came from the Victorian era or older.

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November 19th, 2014    

Weird Circle - The Haunted Hotel

#76. NBC syndication. "The Haunted Hotel". A man returns to Venice and the scene of his brother's murder.
 
The Weird Circle was a syndicated series produced in New York and licensed by Mutual, and later, NBC's Red network. For two seasons, it cranked out 39 shows (78 total) consisting mostly of radio adaptations of classic horror stories
 
The show's strength was stories from famous writers of the two genres, including Robert Lewis Stevenson, Victor Hugo, Edgar Alan Poe and even Charles Dickens. Most all of the stories came from the Victorian era or older.

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November 19th, 2014    

Weird Circle - The Red Hand

The Weird Circle was a syndicated series produced in New York and licensed by Mutual, and later, NBC's Red network. For two seasons, it cranked out 39 shows (78 total) consisting mostly of radio adaptations of classic horror stories
 
 
The show's strength was stories from famous writers of the two genres, including Robert Lewis Stevenson, Victor Hugo, Edgar Alan Poe and even Charles Dickens. Most all of the stories came from the Victorian era or older.

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November 19th, 2014    

Weird Circle - Dr Jeckyl And Mr Hyde

#74. NBC syndication. "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde". The classic split personality.
 
The Weird Circle was a syndicated series produced in New York and licensed by Mutual, and later, NBC's Red network. For two seasons, it cranked out 39 shows (78 total) consisting mostly of radio adaptations of classic horror stories
 
 
The show's strength was stories from famous writers of the two genres, including Robert Lewis Stevenson, Victor Hugo, Edgar Alan Poe and even Charles Dickens. Most all of the stories came from the Victorian era or older.

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November 19th, 2014    

Weird Circle - The Bride Of Death

The Weird Circle was a syndicated series produced in New York and licensed by Mutual, and later, NBC's Red network. For two seasons, it cranked out 39 shows (78 total) consisting mostly of radio adaptations of classic horror stories
 
 
The show's strength was stories from famous writers of the two genres, including Robert Lewis Stevenson, Victor Hugo, Edgar Alan Poe and even Charles Dickens. Most all of the stories came from the Victorian era or older.

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November 19th, 2014    

Weird Circle - The Shadow

#72. NBC syndication. "The Shadow". A man's shadow becomes another person and tries to control the man's life
 
The Weird Circle was a syndicated series produced in New York and licensed by Mutual, and later, NBC's Red network. For two seasons, it cranked out 39 shows (78 total) consisting mostly of radio adaptations of classic horror stories
 
 
The show's strength was stories from famous writers of the two genres, including Robert Lewis Stevenson, Victor Hugo, Edgar Alan Poe and even Charles Dickens. Most all of the stories came from the Victorian era or older.

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November 19th, 2014    

Weird Circle - The Case Of Monsieur Valdemar

#71. NBC syndication. "The Case Of M. Valdemar". A physician claims he can prevent death by hypnosis. Monsieur Valdemar desperately seeks the expertise of a medical hypnotist for the sake of his dying wife Maria... and the rather eccentric Dr. Foissant answers the call with dramatic results. Even though his license has been revoked Dr Foissant has been perfecting his techniques and now with the added opportunity to prove his abilities to his peers and seemingly prolong the life of Maria Valdemar indefinitely he eagerly performs his art. Although unable to physically recover from her illness it appears Maria's hypnotized spirit lives on... but it seems this life is not one of peace but one of purgatory! With a once again desperate Monsieur Valdemar begging his assistance Dr Foissant is now compelled to try to bring Maria from this apparently hellish trance. But what terrible fate awaits Maria if Dr Foissant succeeds and what terrible fate awaits Dr. Foissant he fails?
 
The Weird Circle was a syndicated series produced in New York and licensed by Mutual, and later, NBC's Red network. For two seasons, it cranked out 39 shows (78 total) consisting mostly of radio adaptations of classic horror stories
 
 
The show's strength was stories from famous writers of the two genres, including Robert Lewis Stevenson, Victor Hugo, Edgar Alan Poe and even Charles Dickens. Most all of the stories came from the Victorian era or older.

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November 19th, 2014    

Weird Circle - The Goblet

#70. NBC syndication. "The Goblet". A bride-to-be falls in love with a strange silversmith. Toasting with wine takes on a more serious tone in this story as one man remembers his tragic past. Franchesca is of low birth yet Donaldo the governor of the island fell madly in love and showered her with gifts in her favored silver. Ferdinand the silversmith is a master craftsman who's work, it seems, embodies a strange lifelike quality...for this becomes the strange whimsy of beautiful Franchesca. The bitter recollections of his Excellency, Donaldo Ronaldi become more and more explicit until we learn of the true nature of this awful wine goblet and what fate lay before the unfortunate Franchesca.
 
The Weird Circle was a syndicated series produced in New York and licensed by Mutual, and later, NBC's Red network. For two seasons, it cranked out 39 shows (78 total) consisting mostly of radio adaptations of classic horror stories
 
 
The show's strength was stories from famous writers of the two genres, including Robert Lewis Stevenson, Victor Hugo, Edgar Alan Poe and even Charles Dickens. Most all of the stories came from the Victorian era or older.

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November 19th, 2014    

Weird Circle - The Possessive Dead

#69. NBC syndication. "The Possessive Dead". The foot of a beautiful Egyptian mummy, still alive! (and kicking?). “I know superstition dictates that it’s bad luck for a young man to see his bride the evening before his wedding. However, Michael and I were two lonely people in the big wintry city and we were not at all addicted to the belief in superstition. We had known each other since we were children and I had loved Michael as long as that. He on his part claimed to have loved me even longer. It was the warm kind of love, the kind that grows on you and stays believing and never wavering…”
 
The Weird Circle was a syndicated series produced in New York and licensed by Mutual, and later, NBC's Red network. For two seasons, it cranked out 39 shows (78 total) consisting mostly of radio adaptations of classic horror stories
 
 
The show's strength was stories from famous writers of the two genres, including Robert Lewis Stevenson, Victor Hugo, Edgar Alan Poe and even Charles Dickens. Most all of the stories came from the Victorian era or older.

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