Quiet, Please!

1940s radio fantasy and horror series
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Quiet, Please! was a radio fantasy and horror program created by Wyllis Cooper, also known for creating Lights Out. Ernest Chappell was the show's announcer and lead actor. Quiet, Please! debuted June 8, 1947 on the Mutual Broadcasting System, and its last episode was broadcast June 25, 1949, on the ABC. A total of 106 shows were broadcast, with only a very few of them repeats.

Earning relatively little notice during its initial run, Quiet, Please! has since been praised as one of the finest efforts of the golden age of American radio drama.

For many years only twelve episodes survived, but more than eighty were discovered in the 1980s, due in part to Ernest Chappell owning copies which he transferred to reel-to-reel tape.

The quality of the episodes in this podcast vary considerably, as a result.

This version of Quiet Please is different to earlier versions on Fourble in a few ways: it has most of the episodes, including the repeats, and it has recreations of the lost episodes. That adds up to 101 episodes vs archive.org's 86 episodes!

Note: Here is a list of episodes that are lost and no recreations exist:
1. Retreat At Dunkerque (This is actually a local retitled rebroadcast of the previous week's episode, "A Ribbon of Lincoln Green".)
2. The Low Road
3. The Girl With the Flaxen Hair (the episode was re-run later in the series under the new title Pavane)
4. Berlin, 1945 (the 1947 version is lost, but the 1948 version, which is the same except a different intro, is available)
5. Rede Me This Riddle

  1. Nothing Behind the Door (6.8Mb)
  2. I Have Been Looking For You (6.8Mb)
  3. We Were Here First (6.7Mb)
  4. The Ticket Taker (6.7Mb)
  5. Cornelia (7Mb)
  6. I Remember Tomorrow (6.4Mb)
  7. Inquest (6.6Mb)
  8. Bring Me to Life (6.7Mb)
  9. A Mile High and a Mile Deep (13.3Mb)
  10. Mirror Mirror on the Wall (14.6Mb)
  11. A Ribbon of Lincoln Green (12Mb)
  12. Three Sides To A Story (12.1Mb)
  13. How Are You, Pal? (7Mb)
  14. The Big Box (11.8Mb)
  15. Be a Good Dog, Darling (15.1Mb)
  16. Not Enough Time (6.8Mb)
  17. Camera Obscura (5.5Mb)
  18. Don't Tell Me About Halloween (5.7Mb)
  19. Take Me Out to the Graveyard (5.6Mb)
  20. Three (5.5Mb)
  21. Kill Me Again (5.5Mb)
  22. In Memory of Bernadine (5.4Mb)
  23. Come In, Eddie (5.4Mb)
  24. Some People Don't Die (5.6Mb)
  25. Little Fellow (5.5Mb)
  26. Rain On New Year's Eve (4.2Mb)
  27. Little Visitor (5.6Mb)
  28. The Room Where the Ghosts Live (5.5Mb)
  29. Baker's Dozen (5.6Mb)
  30. Green Light (5.5Mb)
  31. The Pathetic Fallacy (6.6Mb)
  32. A Red and White Guideon (6.8Mb)
  33. Whence Came You? (6.7Mb)
  34. Wear the Dead Man's Coat (6.7Mb)
  35. Sketch For a Screenplay (6.7Mb)
  36. Never Send to Know (6.5Mb)
  37. Meeting at Ticonderoga (54.6Mb)
  38. A Night to Forget (6.7Mb)
  39. Quiet, Please (6.8Mb)
  40. I Always Marry Juliet (6.2Mb)
  41. 12 to 5 (6.8Mb)
  42. Clarissa (6.7Mb)
  43. Thirteen And Eight (6.4Mb)
  44. How Beautiful Upon the Mountain (6.7Mb)
  45. There Are Shadows Here (6.7Mb)
  46. Gem of Purest Ray (6.7Mb)
  47. In The House Where I Was Born (6.6Mb)
  48. Below 5th Avenue (13.3Mb)
  49. One Hundred Thousand Diameters (25.2Mb)
  50. Not Responsible After Thirty Years (6.9Mb)
  51. Let the Lilies Consider (2.7Mb)
  52. Vahine Tahiti (5.6Mb)
  53. As Long As I Live (5.6Mb)
  54. The Man Who Stole a Planet (5.5Mb)
  55. It's Later Than You Think (5.6Mb)
  56. The Thing on the Fourble Board (21.4Mb)
  57. Presto Change-O, I'm Sure (6.1Mb)
  58. Three Thousand Words (4.9Mb)
  59. Motive (12.7Mb)
  60. The Third Man's Story (5Mb)
  61. Symphony in D Minor (5.6Mb)
  62. Anonymous (7Mb)
  63. Light the Lamp for Me (6.7Mb)
  64. Meet John Smith, John (6.5Mb)
  65. Beezer's Cellar (6.7Mb)
  66. And Jeannie Dreams of Me (6.7Mb)
  67. Good Ghost (6.7Mb)
  68. Calling All Souls (6.5Mb)
  69. Adam and the Darkest Day (6.6Mb)
  70. The Evening and the Morning (6.3Mb)
  71. One For the Book (6.4Mb)
  72. My Son, John (6.4Mb)
  73. Very Unimportant Person (6.8Mb)
  74. The Gothic Tale (28.5Mb)
  75. Berlin, 1945 (6.8Mb)
  76. The Time of the Big Snow (6.5Mb)
  77. Portrait of a Character (6.5Mb)
  78. Is This Murder? (6.6Mb)
  79. Summer Goodbye (5Mb)
  80. Northern Lights (6.6Mb)
  81. Tap the Heat, Bogdan (6.3Mb)
  82. Valentine (6.3Mb)
  83. Where Do You Get Your Ideas? (5.7Mb)
  84. If I Should Wake Before I Die (6.4Mb)
  85. The Man Who Knew Everything (6.4Mb)
  86. Dark Rosaleen (6.5Mb)
  87. The Smell of High Wines (6.2Mb)
  88. A Time to be Born and a Time to Die (6.3Mb)
  89. The Venetian Blind Man (9.5Mb)
  90. Dialogue For a Tragedy (10.3Mb)
  91. Shadow of the Wings (6.8Mb)
  92. The Vale of Glencoe (10.3Mb)
  93. Dark Gray Magic (6.7Mb)
  94. The Other Side of the Stars (6.7Mb)
  95. The Little Morning (6.5Mb)
  96. The Oldest Man in the World (6.5Mb)
  97. In the House Where I Was Born (6.3Mb)
  98. Tanglefoot (6.6Mb)
  99. The Hat, the Bed, and John J. Catherine (6.4Mb)
  100. Pavane (7Mb)
  101. Quiet, Please (6.8Mb)

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