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The Radio City Playhouse

By the late 1940’s, the center of radio network production had moved to the West Coast, but there was still a lot of talent in New York to be featured on the anthology Radio City Playhouse.

61 old time radio show recordings
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31 Audio CDs


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"Witness For The Prosecution"



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Dramatic anthology (1948 - 50)

old time radio pictureThese half-hours of drama and sometimes comedy were often very exciting and suspenseful. The cast was very good New York veterans of radio and stage, including Jan Minor and John Larkin as featured performers. The director, Harry W. Junkin, also served as the show's host and narrator. Each week the show introduced a new story, often written by well-known writers of fantasy and suspense such as Ray Bradbury, Cornell Woolrich, Agatha Christie and Paul Gallico. They were dramatized with a full orchestral soundtrack and excellent sound effects.

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old time radio pictureAlthough overshadowed by the earlier classics of anthology such as the Lux Radio Theater, the Radio City Playhouse is fondly remembered for its solid dramatic content, and quality radio acting. One of the dramas, "Long Distance," starred Jan Minor as a distraught wife trying to reach a judge on the West Coast to sign an immediate stay of execution that will take her innocent husband's life in a matter of hours. That show is considered as a classic that ranks with Lucille Fletcher's "Sorry, Wrong Number," starring Agnes Moorehead of Suspense fame.

For more dramatic anthologies, please see Lux Radio Theater, Mercury Theater and Campbell Playhouse (separately, or in the Orson Welles collection.) See also The Corsican Brothers, Scarlet Pimpernel, and Frankenstein for classic adaptations. For anthologies of well-known suspense tales, you should see Escape and Suspense.

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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.



    61 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $5.00
    total playtime 29 hours, 20 min
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      61 shows - total playtime 29 hours 20 minutes
      1. RCP 480703 Long Distance.mp3
      2. RCP 480710 Ground Floor Window.mp3
      3. RCP 480717 Of Unsound Mind.mp3
      4. RCP 480731 Whistle Daughter Whistle.mp3
      5. RCP 480807 Special Delivery.mp3
      6. RCP 480814 Hit and Run.mp3
      7. RCP 480821 Fanny.mp3
      8. RCP 480830 Betrayal.mp3
      9. RCP 480906 King Of the Moon.mp3
      10. RCP 480911 Mother.mp3
      11. RCP 480918 Soundless.mp3
      12. RCP 480925 Dark Hour.mp3
      13. RCP 481108 The Promise.mp3
      14. RCP 481115 First and Last.mp3
      15. RCP 481129 Temporarily Purple.mp3
      16. RCP 481206 Five Extra Nooses.mp3
      17. RCP 481213 Heritage Of Wimple Street.mp3
      18. RCP 481220 Three Men.mp3
      19. RCP 481227 Strange Identity.mp3
      20. RCP 490110 Correction.mp3
      21. RCP 490117 Portrait Of Lenore.mp3
      22. RCP 490124 The Wisdom of Eve.mp3
      23. RCP 490207 Machine.mp3
      24. RCP 490214 Elementals.mp3
      25. RCP 490221 One From Three.mp3
      26. RCP 490228 Deadline.mp3
      27. RCP 490307 Two Moods From the Past.mp3
      28. RCP 490314 Weather Ahead.mp3
      29. RCP 490321 Blind Vengeance.mp3
      30. RCP 490328 Luck.mp3
      31. RCP 490404 Wardrobe Trunk.mp3
      32. RCP 490418 Only Unto Him.mp3
      33. RCP 490425 Witness for the Prosecution.mp3
      34. RCP 490502 The Hands of Dr Otermole.mp3
      35. RCP 490509 No Shoes.mp3
      36. RCP 490523 Murder Is a Matter of Opinion.mp3
      37. RCP 490530 The Promise.mp3
      38. RCP 490606 Note On Danger B.mp3
      39. RCP 490613 How Love came to Prof Guildea.mp3
      40. RCP 490620 Motive For Murder Q2.mp3
      41. RCP 490627 The Legend of Teresa.mp3
      42. RCP 490704 Murder Is the Easiest Way.mp3
      43. RCP 490725 The Birthday Party.mp3
      44. RCP 490801 Tension In 643.mp3
      45. RCP 490808 Level Crossing.mp3
      46. RCP 490815 Blackout.mp3
      47. RCP 490822 Joey Was Different.mp3
      48. RCP 490829 The Unguarded Moment.mp3
      49. RCP 490925 Affliction.mp3
      50. RCP 491009 The Plotters.mp3
      51. RCP 491016 Duet.mp3
      52. RCP 491023 Ground Floor Window.mp3
      53. RCP 491030 The Wind.mp3
      54. RCP 491113 Problem Child.mp3
      55. RCP 491120 Deception.mp3
      56. RCP 491127 Interval.mp3
      57. RCP 491204 Local Storm.mp3
      58. RCP 491211 Sibling.mp3
      59. RCP 491218 The Wine of Ora Paula.mp3
      60. RCP 491225 Twas the Night before Christmas.mp3
      61. RCP 500101 Reflection.mp3
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    61 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00
    total playtime 29 hours, 20 min
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      61 shows - total playtime 29 hours 20 minutes
      1. RCP 480703 Long Distance.mp3
      2. RCP 480710 Ground Floor Window.mp3
      3. RCP 480717 Of Unsound Mind.mp3
      4. RCP 480731 Whistle Daughter Whistle.mp3
      5. RCP 480807 Special Delivery.mp3
      6. RCP 480814 Hit and Run.mp3
      7. RCP 480821 Fanny.mp3
      8. RCP 480830 Betrayal.mp3
      9. RCP 480906 King Of the Moon.mp3
      10. RCP 480911 Mother.mp3
      11. RCP 480918 Soundless.mp3
      12. RCP 480925 Dark Hour.mp3
      13. RCP 481108 The Promise.mp3
      14. RCP 481115 First and Last.mp3
      15. RCP 481129 Temporarily Purple.mp3
      16. RCP 481206 Five Extra Nooses.mp3
      17. RCP 481213 Heritage Of Wimple Street.mp3
      18. RCP 481220 Three Men.mp3
      19. RCP 481227 Strange Identity.mp3
      20. RCP 490110 Correction.mp3
      21. RCP 490117 Portrait Of Lenore.mp3
      22. RCP 490124 The Wisdom of Eve.mp3
      23. RCP 490207 Machine.mp3
      24. RCP 490214 Elementals.mp3
      25. RCP 490221 One From Three.mp3
      26. RCP 490228 Deadline.mp3
      27. RCP 490307 Two Moods From the Past.mp3
      28. RCP 490314 Weather Ahead.mp3
      29. RCP 490321 Blind Vengeance.mp3
      30. RCP 490328 Luck.mp3
      31. RCP 490404 Wardrobe Trunk.mp3
      32. RCP 490418 Only Unto Him.mp3
      33. RCP 490425 Witness for the Prosecution.mp3
      34. RCP 490502 The Hands of Dr Otermole.mp3
      35. RCP 490509 No Shoes.mp3
      36. RCP 490523 Murder Is a Matter of Opinion.mp3
      37. RCP 490530 The Promise.mp3
      38. RCP 490606 Note On Danger B.mp3
      39. RCP 490613 How Love came to Prof Guildea.mp3
      40. RCP 490620 Motive For Murder Q2.mp3
      41. RCP 490627 The Legend of Teresa.mp3
      42. RCP 490704 Murder Is the Easiest Way.mp3
      43. RCP 490725 The Birthday Party.mp3
      44. RCP 490801 Tension In 643.mp3
      45. RCP 490808 Level Crossing.mp3
      46. RCP 490815 Blackout.mp3
      47. RCP 490822 Joey Was Different.mp3
      48. RCP 490829 The Unguarded Moment.mp3
      49. RCP 490925 Affliction.mp3
      50. RCP 491009 The Plotters.mp3
      51. RCP 491016 Duet.mp3
      52. RCP 491023 Ground Floor Window.mp3
      53. RCP 491030 The Wind.mp3
      54. RCP 491113 Problem Child.mp3
      55. RCP 491120 Deception.mp3
      56. RCP 491127 Interval.mp3
      57. RCP 491204 Local Storm.mp3
      58. RCP 491211 Sibling.mp3
      59. RCP 491218 The Wine of Ora Paula.mp3
      60. RCP 491225 Twas the Night before Christmas.mp3
      61. RCP 500101 Reflection.mp3
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    61 recordings on 31 Audio CDs
    total playtime 29 hours, 20 min

    Disc A001

    1. RCP 480703 Long Distance
    2. RCP 480710 Ground Floor Window

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    Disc A002

    1. RCP 480717 Of Unsound Mind
    2. RCP 480731 Whistle Daughter Whistle

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    Disc A003

    1. RCP 480807 Special Delivery
    2. RCP 480814 Hit and Run

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    Disc A004

    1. RCP 480821 Fanny
    2. RCP 480830 Betrayal

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    Disc A005

    1. RCP 480906 King Of the Moon
    2. RCP 480911 Mother

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    Disc A006

    1. RCP 480918 Soundless
    2. RCP 480925 Dark Hour

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    Disc A007

    1. RCP 481108 The Promise
    2. RCP 481115 First and Last

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    Disc A008

    1. RCP 481129 Temporarily Purple
    2. RCP 481206 Five Extra Nooses

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    Disc A009

    1. RCP 481213 Heritage Of Wimple Street
    2. RCP 481220 Three Men

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    Disc A010

    1. RCP 481227 Strange Identity
    2. RCP 490110 Correction

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    Disc A011

    1. RCP 490117 Portrait Of Lenore
    2. RCP 490124 The Wisdom of Eve

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    Disc A012

    1. RCP 490207 Machine
    2. RCP 490214 Elementals

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    Disc A013

    1. RCP 490221 One From Three
    2. RCP 490228 Deadline

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    Disc A014

    1. RCP 490307 Two Moods From the Past
    2. RCP 490314 Weather Ahead

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    Disc A015

    1. RCP 490321 Blind Vengeance
    2. RCP 490328 Luck

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    Disc A016

    1. RCP 490404 Wardrobe Trunk
    2. RCP 490418 Only Unto Him

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    Disc A017

    1. RCP 490425 Witness for the Prosecution
    2. RCP 490502 The Hands of Dr Otermole

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    Disc A018

    1. RCP 490509 No Shoes
    2. RCP 490523 Murder Is a Matter of Opinion

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    Disc A019

    1. RCP 490530 The Promise
    2. RCP 490606 Note On Danger B

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    Disc A020

    1. RCP 490613 How Love came to Prof Guildea
    2. RCP 490620 Motive For Murder Q2

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    Disc A021

    1. RCP 490627 The Legend of Teresa
    2. RCP 490704 Murder Is the Easiest Way

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    Disc A022

    1. RCP 490725 The Birthday Party
    2. RCP 490801 Tension In 643

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    Disc A023

    1. RCP 490808 Level Crossing
    2. RCP 490815 Blackout

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    Disc A024

    1. RCP 490822 Joey Was Different
    2. RCP 490829 The Unguarded Moment

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    Disc A025

    1. RCP 490925 Affliction
    2. RCP 491009 The Plotters

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    Disc A026

    1. RCP 491016 Duet
    2. RCP 491023 Ground Floor Window

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    Disc A027

    1. RCP 491030 The Wind
    2. RCP 491113 Problem Child

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    Disc A028

    1. RCP 491120 Deception
    2. RCP 491127 Interval

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    Disc A029

    1. RCP 491204 Local Storm
    2. RCP 491211 Sibling

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    Disc A030

    1. RCP 491218 The Wine of Ora Paula
    2. RCP 491225 Twas the Night before Christmas

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    Disc A031

    1. RCP 500101 Reflection

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