Welcome to OTRCAT.com: Old Time Radio Catalog
 > 
  South African   Drama  

Lux Radio (South African)

South Africas take on everyones favorite old time radio dramatic anthology Lux Radio Theater

41 old time radio show recordings
available in the following formats:

2 MP3 CDs
or
41 Audio CDs


Choose your CD format
or order disks individually: Add to Cart
Play a sample episode from November 13, 1967:

"Sacred Flame"



... or click here to save the Mp3 file to your computer

About this Old Time Radio Show

Text on OTRCAT.com ©2001-2016 OTRCAT INC All Rights Reserved. Reproduction is prohibited.

Lux Lux Lux!South Africa was somewhat late to enjoy commercial radio broadcasting, due mostly to the relative isolation of the nation. There had been broadcasting at the Africas southern tip beginning in 1923, and the government owned South African Broadcasting Company was formed by parliament in 1936. The SABC established services in all of the official languages of South Africa, although it was regularly accused of being a mouth-piece for the ruling National Party, as well as furthering its Apartheid agenda.

In 1950, the SABC launched Springbok Radio as a commercial broadcasting service to supplement the public service broadcasts of its English and Afrikaans language networks. Springbok also generated cash for the radio service. Springbok was an incredibly successful commercial venture, and stayed that way much longer than dramatic radio was profitable in other parts of the world. This is directly attributable to the fact that there was no commercial television in South Africa until 1976. Like other commercial radio broadcasters, Springbok was dependent on sponsor support, and was unable to compete with TV, and shut its doors in 1985.

Lux Radio Theater was part of Springbok's line-up for all of the 35 years, except the last six months. Although the show had the same sponsor as the earlier American show, Lever Brothers, and the same name, it was a much different program. The Lux Theater for American ears began with adaptations of plays and later popular Hollywood movies. Whenever possible, the original movie stars would appear in the broadcast, which would be performed live in front of a live audience (as well as broadcast live, perhaps a strange experience for movie actors!)

The South African Lux Radio Theater was more wide ranging for its story sources. Popular plays from the British stage, as well as American, English, and Australian novels were adapted to the hour long format. In fact a number of the early shows were rebroadcasts of Australian programs. The South African version of Lux Theater, being produced later in time, also benefits from better production and recording technologies.

Lux Soap AdThere may be some division among old time radio fans about the inclusion of commercials in OTR shows. Those who appreciate their inclusion as a part of the 'time capsule quality' of the OTR experience will further appreciate the South African ads in Lux Radio Theater. Unlike American broadcasts of Golden Age of Radio, apparently Springbok was operating a commercial model closer to American Television after the 1950's game show scandals. Rather than the sponsor "owning" the airtime, they were allowed to simply put their name on the show, and the network would place commercials where it wanted. We are treated to a South African treatment of many American Brands, as well as several that are limited to the South African Market.

Text on OTRCAT.com ©2001-2016 OTRCAT INC All Rights Reserved. Reproduction is prohibited.

These classic recordings are available in the following formats:
  • MP3 CDs are delivered by mail. These archival quality MP3 CDs are playable in your computer and many MP3 player devices.



    41 recordings on 2 MP3 CDs for just $10.00
    total playtime 36 hours, 28 min
    Add MP3 Collection to Cart

    Click here to see disc contents


    Volume 1 - 21 shows - total playtime 18 hours 33 minutes
    MP3 CD
    Volume 1: $5.00
    Add To Cart
    1. Lux SA 671113 0916 Sacred Flame.mp3
    2. Lux SA 671218 0921 Stranger In The House.mp3
    3. Lux SA 680605 Dodo In Love.mp3
    4. Lux SA 690616 0999 Well Dressed Man.mp3
    5. Lux SA 691006 1015 Sound Of Murder.mp3
    6. Lux SA 691020 1017 Trap For A Lonely Man.mp3
    7. Lux SA 700203 Non Stop To Victoria.mp3
    8. Lux SA 700316 1038 Late Edwina Black.mp3
    9. Lux SA 710712 1107 Hallajuah Corner.mp3
    10. Lux SA 710803 Goodnight Mrs Puffin.mp3
    11. Lux SA 711124 Dialogue In A Compartment.mp3
    12. Lux SA 711213 Home Beauty.mp3
    13. Lux SA 711227 Waters Of The Moon.mp3
    14. Lux SA An Act Of Mercy.mp3
    15. Lux SA Ask Me No Questions.mp3
    16. Lux SA Brief Encounter.mp3
    17. Lux SA Camille 1972.mp3
    18. Lux SA Desperate Hours.mp3
    19. Lux SA Detectives Are Not Always Right.mp3
    20. Lux SA Home At Seven.mp3
    21. Lux SA Lady Grumleys Photograph 1974.mp3
    Volume 2 - 20 shows - total playtime 17 hours 54 minutes
    MP3 CD
    Volume 2: $5.00
    Add To Cart
    1. Lux SA Lame Dogs In The Living Room 1965.mp3
    2. Lux SA Mayerling Affair.mp3
    3. Lux SA Mr Harringtons Washing.mp3
    4. Lux SA Night Run.mp3
    5. Lux SA Night Was Our Friend.mp3
    6. Lux SA Nonstop To Victoria.mp3
    7. Lux SA Operation Contraband.mp3
    8. Lux SA Out Of The Rain.mp3
    9. Lux SA Portrait In Black.mp3
    10. Lux SA Public Prosecutor.mp3
    11. Lux SA Return Journey.mp3
    12. Lux SA Sailor Beware.mp3
    13. Lux SA Sellout 1977.mp3
    14. Lux SA Story Of Jacqueline.mp3
    15. Lux SA Take Care On Wednesday.mp3
    16. Lux SA The Cruel Sea 1962.mp3
    17. Lux SA The Day The Unicorns Danced.mp3
    18. Lux SA The Man Upstairs.mp3
    19. Lux SA The Rose Without A Thorn.mp3
    20. Lux SA Youre Not The Woman I Married.mp3
  • MP3 downloads are available instantly after purchase!



    41 recordings on 2 MP3 Collection Downloads for just $10.00
    total playtime 36 hours, 28 min
    Add MP3 Collection to Cart

    Click here to see disc contents


    Volume 1 - 21 shows - total playtime 18 hours 33 minutes
    Instant Download
    Volume 1: $5.00
    Add To Cart
    1. Lux SA 671113 0916 Sacred Flame.mp3
    2. Lux SA 671218 0921 Stranger In The House.mp3
    3. Lux SA 680605 Dodo In Love.mp3
    4. Lux SA 690616 0999 Well Dressed Man.mp3
    5. Lux SA 691006 1015 Sound Of Murder.mp3
    6. Lux SA 691020 1017 Trap For A Lonely Man.mp3
    7. Lux SA 700203 Non Stop To Victoria.mp3
    8. Lux SA 700316 1038 Late Edwina Black.mp3
    9. Lux SA 710712 1107 Hallajuah Corner.mp3
    10. Lux SA 710803 Goodnight Mrs Puffin.mp3
    11. Lux SA 711124 Dialogue In A Compartment.mp3
    12. Lux SA 711213 Home Beauty.mp3
    13. Lux SA 711227 Waters Of The Moon.mp3
    14. Lux SA An Act Of Mercy.mp3
    15. Lux SA Ask Me No Questions.mp3
    16. Lux SA Brief Encounter.mp3
    17. Lux SA Camille 1972.mp3
    18. Lux SA Desperate Hours.mp3
    19. Lux SA Detectives Are Not Always Right.mp3
    20. Lux SA Home At Seven.mp3
    21. Lux SA Lady Grumleys Photograph 1974.mp3
    Volume 2 - 20 shows - total playtime 17 hours 54 minutes
    Instant Download
    Volume 2: $5.00
    Add To Cart
    1. Lux SA Lame Dogs In The Living Room 1965.mp3
    2. Lux SA Mayerling Affair.mp3
    3. Lux SA Mr Harringtons Washing.mp3
    4. Lux SA Night Run.mp3
    5. Lux SA Night Was Our Friend.mp3
    6. Lux SA Nonstop To Victoria.mp3
    7. Lux SA Operation Contraband.mp3
    8. Lux SA Out Of The Rain.mp3
    9. Lux SA Portrait In Black.mp3
    10. Lux SA Public Prosecutor.mp3
    11. Lux SA Return Journey.mp3
    12. Lux SA Sailor Beware.mp3
    13. Lux SA Sellout 1977.mp3
    14. Lux SA Story Of Jacqueline.mp3
    15. Lux SA Take Care On Wednesday.mp3
    16. Lux SA The Cruel Sea 1962.mp3
    17. Lux SA The Day The Unicorns Danced.mp3
    18. Lux SA The Man Upstairs.mp3
    19. Lux SA The Rose Without A Thorn.mp3
    20. Lux SA Youre Not The Woman I Married.mp3
  • Standard Audio CDs are delivered by mail on archival quality media with up to 60 minutes on each CD and play in all CD players



    41 recordings on 41 Audio CDs
    total playtime 36 hours, 28 min

    Disc A001

    1. Lux SA An Act Of Mercy

    Add Audio CD to Cart - $5.00
    Disc A002

    1. Lux SA Ask Me No Questions

    Add Audio CD to Cart - $5.00
    Disc A003

    1. Lux SA Brief Encounter

    Add Audio CD to Cart - $5.00
    Disc A004

    1. Lux SA Camille 1972

    Add Audio CD to Cart - $5.00
    Disc A005

    1. Lux SA Desperate Hours

    Add Audio CD to Cart - $5.00
    Disc A006

    1. Lux SA Detectives Are Not Always Right

    Add Audio CD to Cart - $5.00
    Disc A007

    1. Lux SA Home At Seven

    Add Audio CD to Cart - $5.00
    Disc A008

    1. Lux SA Lady Grumleys Photograph 1974

    Add Audio CD to Cart - $5.00
    Disc A009

    1. Lux SA Lame Dogs In The Living Room 1965

    Add Audio CD to Cart - $5.00
    Disc A010

    1. Lux SA Mayerling Affair

    Add Audio CD to Cart - $5.00
    Disc A011

    1. Lux SA Mr Harringtons Washing

    Add Audio CD to Cart - $5.00
    Disc A012

    1. Lux SA Night Run

    Add Audio CD to Cart - $5.00
    Disc A013

    1. Lux SA Night Was Our Friend

    Add Audio CD to Cart - $5.00
    Disc A014

    1. Lux SA Nonstop To Victoria

    Add Audio CD to Cart - $5.00
    Disc A015

    1. Lux SA Operation Contraband

    Add Audio CD to Cart - $5.00
    Disc A016

    1. Lux SA Out Of The Rain

    Add Audio CD to Cart - $5.00
    Disc A017

    1. Lux SA Portrait In Black

    Add Audio CD to Cart - $5.00
    Disc A018

    1. Lux SA Public Prosecutor

    Add Audio CD to Cart - $5.00
    Disc A019

    1. Lux SA Return Journey

    Add Audio CD to Cart - $5.00
    Disc A020

    1. Lux SA Sailor Beware

    Add Audio CD to Cart - $5.00
    Disc A021

    1. Lux SA Sellout 1977

    Add Audio CD to Cart - $5.00
    Disc A022

    1. Lux SA Story Of Jacqueline

    Add Audio CD to Cart - $5.00
    Disc A023

    1. Lux SA Take Care On Wednesday

    Add Audio CD to Cart - $5.00
    Disc A024

    1. Lux SA The Cruel Sea 1962

    Add Audio CD to Cart - $5.00
    Disc A025

    1. Lux SA The Day The Unicorns Danced

    Add Audio CD to Cart - $5.00
    Disc A026

    1. Lux SA The Man Upstairs

    Add Audio CD to Cart - $5.00
    Disc A027

    1. Lux SA The Rose Without A Thorn

    Add Audio CD to Cart - $5.00
    Disc A028

    1. Lux SA Youre Not The Woman I Married

    Add Audio CD to Cart - $5.00
    Disc A029

    1. Lux SA 671113 0916 Sacred Flame

    Add Audio CD to Cart - $5.00
    Disc A030

    1. Lux SA 671218 0921 Stranger In The House

    Add Audio CD to Cart - $5.00
    Disc A031

    1. Lux SA 680605 Dodo In Love

    Add Audio CD to Cart - $5.00
    Disc A032

    1. Lux SA 690616 0999 Well Dressed Man

    Add Audio CD to Cart - $5.00
    Disc A033

    1. Lux SA 691006 1015 Sound Of Murder

    Add Audio CD to Cart - $5.00
    Disc A034

    1. Lux SA 691020 1017 Trap For A Lonely Man

    Add Audio CD to Cart - $5.00
    Disc A035

    1. Lux SA 700203 Non Stop To Victoria

    Add Audio CD to Cart - $5.00
    Disc A036

    1. Lux SA 700316 1038 Late Edwina Black

    Add Audio CD to Cart - $5.00
    Disc A037

    1. Lux SA 710712 1107 Hallajuah Corner

    Add Audio CD to Cart - $5.00
    Disc A038

    1. Lux SA 710803 Goodnight Mrs Puffin

    Add Audio CD to Cart - $5.00
    Disc A039

    1. Lux SA 711124 Dialogue In A Compartment

    Add Audio CD to Cart - $5.00
    Disc A040

    1. Lux SA 711213 Home Beauty

    Add Audio CD to Cart - $5.00
    Disc A041

    1. Lux SA 711227 Waters Of The Moon

    Add Audio CD to Cart - $5.00