Theater Five

ABC radio drama from the 1960s
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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.

From the Old Time Radio Researcher's Group. See "Note" Section below for more information on the OTRR.

  1. Hit and Run (18.5Mb)
  2. A House of Cards (20.2Mb)
  3. Terror from Beyond (19.4Mb)
  4. Homecoming (18.9Mb)
  5. The $245,000 Smile (18.8Mb)
  6. Rebellion Next Week (20.1Mb)
  7. The Big Dog (19.3Mb)
  8. Jump, Jump (19.9Mb)
  9. Melodrama (19.2Mb)
  10. The Stranger (19.1Mb)
  11. The Fun Party (19.8Mb)
  12. The New Order (20.6Mb)
  13. Ring of Evil (20.2Mb)
  14. Your Time Is Up (18.8Mb)
  15. Molecule Masquerade (19.5Mb)
  16. A Caller at Midnight (18.3Mb)
  17. Dream of Death (18.9Mb)
  18. The Late Matthew Dillard (17.8Mb)
  19. My Other Self (18.8Mb)
  20. Incident at Apogee (18.4Mb)
  21. The Scream (19.1Mb)
  22. Outside Time (19.1Mb)
  23. The Fix (19.5Mb)
  24. The Trouble with Alphie (18.7Mb)
  25. Cry in the Night (18.8Mb)
  26. Sorry to Let You Go (18.4Mb)
  27. Incident at Shadow Valley (19.1Mb)
  28. The Decoration (18.3Mb)
  29. First Encounter (17.7Mb)
  30. To Whom It May Concern (18.3Mb)
  31. The Noon Stars (19.3Mb)
  32. My Brother's Keeper (17.9Mb)
  33. The Big Freeze (16.4Mb)
  34. The Understudy (17.7Mb)
  35. The Group (19.5Mb)
  36. The Kiss Off (17Mb)
  37. The Odyssey of Number Fourteen (19Mb)
  38. We Are All Alone (17.9Mb)
  39. The Evil That Men Do (18.5Mb)
  40. A Genuine Grenotte (19.1Mb)
  41. Look Who's Talking (18.7Mb)
  42. The Wrong Arm of Justice (18.5Mb)
  43. A Very Private Phone Call (18.9Mb)
  44. John Hansen, Hermit (19.5Mb)
  45. Subject Number 428A (18.9Mb)
  46. The Arithmetic of Honor (19Mb)
  47. The Last Land Rush (18.1Mb)
  48. Echo of Madness (20Mb)
  49. Justice Is an Uncertain Thing (19.2Mb)
  50. I'm Sorry, Mom (18.3Mb)
  51. All the Bright Young Ones (19.2Mb)
  52. The Autocrat (19.1Mb)
  53. The Dog Killer (18.5Mb)
  54. The Good Samaritians (19Mb)
  55. The Captive Spirit (19.7Mb)
  56. An Honorable Way (18.2Mb)
  57. The Man Who Loved Jellyroll (19.1Mb)
  58. Captain Gamble's Uniform (20.6Mb)
  59. Including Murder (17.8Mb)
  60. The Sacrifice (19.2Mb)
  61. Sirens in the Night (10.2Mb)
  62. The Prodigal Son (9.4Mb)
  63. Odds on the Tower (9.3Mb)
  64. A Nightmare (9.6Mb)
  65. The Second Chance (9.3Mb)
  66. June 17th, Where Are You (9.7Mb)
  67. Why Can't Life Be More Like in the Movies (8.9Mb)
  68. Twenty Minutes in the Life of Melinda Madison (19.7Mb)
  69. Living Credit (18.4Mb)
  70. The Nameless Day (19.7Mb)
  71. World Enough and Time (20.2Mb)
  72. The Gift (9Mb)
  73. A Brand New Life (9.2Mb)
  74. Deedle Deedle Dumpling My Son X-1 (10Mb)
  75. The City Manager (9.9Mb)
  76. The Contract Maker (9.3Mb)
  77. A Little Piece of Candle (9.3Mb)
  78. To Be or Not to Be Maybe! (9Mb)
  79. A Nothin' Place (10.8Mb)
  80. Dark Appointment (9.4Mb)
  81. The Talkers (9.7Mb)
  82. A Little Knowledge (10.7Mb)
  83. The Neighbor (9.5Mb)
  84. To Helen with Love (18.6Mb)
  85. Finders Can Be Losers (19.1Mb)
  86. Found Money (19.6Mb)
  87. Fog (19.9Mb)
  88. Sound Track of a Happy Family (18.5Mb)
  89. Bug Off (19.4Mb)
  90. Congratulations, Mr Mayor (19.4Mb)
  91. The Weapons at Hand (19.4Mb)
  92. I Love You (19.1Mb)
  93. Bang Bang You're Dead (19.6Mb)
  94. Now Listen to the Tiger (20.5Mb)
  95. The Victim (9.2Mb)
  96. Just Call Me Lucky (9.8Mb)
  97. Six-Foot Flower Box (9.4Mb)
  98. The Flea Circus (18.8Mb)
  99. The Wish Fulfillment Machine (18.4Mb)
  100. Look at My Record (9.4Mb)
  101. Five Strangers (10Mb)
  102. Charlie, the Beautiful Machine (9.5Mb)
  103. The Blue Eyed People (9Mb)
  104. Presence of Mind (9.5Mb)
  105. Discotheque (10Mb)
  106. The Blank Check (9.7Mb)
  107. Devil Dust (9.4Mb)
  108. The Corporation (9.9Mb)
  109. Don't Call Me, I'll Call You (10Mb)
  110. The Deliquents (9.9Mb)
  111. The Button Stealers (9.8Mb)
  112. Bravo, Bravo (9.5Mb)
  113. Man on the Canyon Wall (9.6Mb)
  114. The Trophy (10.2Mb)
  115. The Wheel (8.6Mb)
  116. Across the River from Grandma's House (10Mb)
  117. A Dream of a Scheme (9.9Mb)
  118. The Imposters (9.9Mb)
  119. The First Weekend (9.8Mb)
  120. Where Art Thou, Romeo (9.7Mb)
  121. Mr Horn's Holiday (10.1Mb)
  122. Tomorrow 6-1212 (10Mb)
  123. The Hostage (9.5Mb)
  124. I've Got Your Number (9.8Mb)
  125. The Boy (9.7Mb)
  126. The Time, the Place, and the Death (9.7Mb)
  127. The Hunters (9.9Mb)
  128. Greater Love Hath No Man (9.5Mb)
  129. The Underveloped Nation (9.6Mb)
  130. Cold Storage (9.8Mb)
  131. The Eye of the Storm (9.6Mb)
  132. Lovely Boy (9.5Mb)
  133. The Sybil of Sycamore Lane (9.7Mb)
  134. The Chain (9.5Mb)
  135. The Forgotten (9.5Mb)
  136. A Little Game on Saturday Mornings (9.4Mb)
  137. Post Time (9.8Mb)
  138. It's a Work of Art (9.8Mb)
  139. Listen, Mother (9.6Mb)
  140. A Tale for the Nursery (9.8Mb)
  141. The Elevator (9.6Mb)
  142. The Man Who Heard Everything (10Mb)
  143. Toby's Wonderful Egg (9.9Mb)
  144. Little Girl, Little Girl (9.7Mb)
  145. You Bet Your Life (9.8Mb)
  146. French Quarter (9.9Mb)
  147. Annie Is Watching (9.5Mb)
  148. The Land of Milk and Honey (9.5Mb)
  149. April Snowfall (9.9Mb)
  150. Last Ride on the Merry-Go-Round (9.9Mb)
  151. Just for Kicks (9.6Mb)
  152. Broken Image (9.6Mb)
  153. Publish or Perish (9.5Mb)
  154. The Janitor (9.9Mb)
  155. Divorce American Style (9.6Mb)
  156. Any Port in A Storm (10.1Mb)
  157. Across the River To Grandfather's House (9.9Mb)
  158. If the Spirit Moves You (9.9Mb)
  159. They Call Me Howie (9.6Mb)
  160. Bad News for Mrs Bristol (10Mb)
  161. The Hazelton Story (9.7Mb)
  162. Point of Impact (9.7Mb)
  163. There's One Born Every Minute (9.3Mb)
  164. The Widow (9.7Mb)
  165. The Avenger (9.8Mb)
  166. Bright House, New House (10Mb)
  167. Eye of Kali (9.7Mb)
  168. Three On A Death (9.7Mb)
  169. Get Away with Murder (9.9Mb)
  170. The Welcome Lady (9.9Mb)
  171. Till Death Do Us (9.5Mb)
  172. Mirror, Mirror on the Wall (9.8Mb)
  173. A Million Miles to Nowhere (9.4Mb)
  174. It's My Funeral (9.6Mb)
  175. A Matter of Pride (9.4Mb)
  176. The Lion Who Wasn't There (9.8Mb)
  177. Come Home Daughter, All Is Forbidden (9.2Mb)
  178. Panic (9.6Mb)
  179. He Was a Good Boy (9.7Mb)
  180. Incident in Ceylon (9.5Mb)
  181. You Gotta Cry Sometime (9.7Mb)
  182. The Wonderful Stamps from El Dorado (10Mb)
  183. Said the Spider (9.9Mb)
  184. Poor Little Greek Girl (9.7Mb)
  185. Greener Pastures (9.9Mb)
  186. Lorna Is a Strange Child (9.7Mb)
  187. The Beneficiary (9.4Mb)
  188. Junior (10Mb)
  189. Make My Name Clean (9.8Mb)
  190. Driver's Seat (9.6Mb)
  191. Incident on Us 1 (9.4Mb)
  192. The Name Game (9.8Mb)
  193. Reunion (9.6Mb)
  194. The Ten-Year-Old Car (9.4Mb)
  195. Lift to Beyond (9.8Mb)
  196. Nightmare at 26,000 Feet (9.6Mb)
  197. Around the Corner from Nowhere (9.5Mb)
  198. Wrong Turning (9.7Mb)
  199. A Birthday Present (10.1Mb)
  200. The Gandy Walker (10Mb)
  201. Will Integrity Ruin Clint Marble (9.3Mb)
  202. Blind Man's Bluff (9.2Mb)
  203. Death of an Old Flame (9.6Mb)
  204. Two Birds, One Stone (9.7Mb)
  205. Rocky Loves Julie (9.5Mb)
  206. The Dance Hall (9.3Mb)
  207. Incident at Phong Trang (9.7Mb)
  208. Barefoot in Athens (9.5Mb)
  209. The Protective Circle (9.4Mb)
  210. Lake Toplitz (9.2Mb)
  211. Mama's Girl (9.7Mb)
  212. Untrue Confession (8.8Mb)
  213. Skeletons (9.3Mb)
  214. The Wishing Stone (9.6Mb)
  215. A Bad Day's Work (20Mb)
  216. Incident at Simbarundi (19.4Mb)
  217. Country Boy (19.3Mb)
  218. The Banana Ball (19.9Mb)
  219. The Roper (9.7Mb)
  220. The Pigeon (10.2Mb)
  221. Goodbye Matt (9.8Mb)
  222. Ride with Death (9.8Mb)
  223. Custody of the Mother (9.2Mb)
  224. You Can't Fight City Hall (9.8Mb)
  225. Method in the Madness (9.7Mb)
  226. Teacher, Teacher (8.9Mb)
  227. Children of Death (9.2Mb)
  228. Devotion (9.6Mb)
  229. Jailbreak (9.8Mb)
  230. Don't Hesitate to Call (9.7Mb)
  231. A Matter of Appearances (9.6Mb)
  232. Ed's War (9.5Mb)
  233. Casuality of a Small War (9.9Mb)
  234. The Marked Man (9.6Mb)
  235. The Walls of Poison Ivy (9.4Mb)
  236. The Big Waves (10Mb)
  237. Flies with Honey (9.8Mb)
  238. Summer's End (9.6Mb)
  239. Flights of Angels (9.7Mb)
  240. In Time of Trouble (9.7Mb)
  241. Jazz Festival (9.6Mb)
  242. Whatever Happened to the 5 -25 (9.5Mb)
  243. In Absence of All Intelligent Life (9.5Mb)
  244. I Spy Sister Sarri (9.7Mb)
  245. Death Watch (9.8Mb)
  246. Big Deal on Sutton East (10.5Mb)
  247. Joey (9.3Mb)

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