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This Sunday’s story is from the TWILIGHT ZONE radio drama series and is called THERE GOES THE NEIGHBOURHOOD.
It’s about a geek, Edgar, who is married to a beautiful woman who has little interest in her husband’s latest obsession.
Edgar believes he has invented a Matter Transmitter.
Two short vintage radio plays this Sunday. Firstly we are going back to the 1950s with a radio play from an Australian series called THE CLOCK.
All the stories in this series are narrated by The Clock; the voice of time.
This story is called PAST OR PRESENT.
A couple on honeymoon are stranded in a hotel which is occupied by people who seem to be living in the past.
The second story is called THE TIME MACHINE ( not to be confused with H G Wells classic story) about a couple who go back in time and meet a man who is yet to become the leader of Germany,– Hitler.
Sunday’s at 5 pm to 6 pm Paul Greaves presents YESTERDAYS TOMORROWS. A program featuring radio plays since 2008.
ABOUT YESTERDAY’S TOMORROWS
Come for a journey into old time and some not so old radio plays, often with an emphasis on science fiction. Plays that captured imaginations and evoked a sense of wonder seldom experienced in today’s media.
You will be entertained and amused to see what authors and playwrights once imagined the future might hold for the human race.
There were American SF plays in the 1930s and 1940s but the first so called adult series: ‘2000 Plus’, ‘Dimension X’ and ‘X Minus One’ were in the 1950s. You can also hear some great British dramatizations such as James Follett’s EARTH SEARCH from the 1980s and the last radio show to have a bigger audience than TV, JOURNEY INTO SPACE. Also some interesting Australian radio plays such as COUNTDOWN staring Leonard Teale and Ruth Cracknell, a serialised story called THE BLACK CLOUD, Neville Shute’s ON THE BEACH and an Australian radio version of the classic SF movie FORBIDDEN PLANET.
And of course America’s 1938 Orson Welles presentation of H G Well’s THE WAR OF THE WORLDS that sounded like a real news broadcast and caused some Americans, who were already in fear of an eminent 2nd world war to panic.
There were several other attempts to frighten the American public using THE WAR OF THE WORLDS as a blue print. I have most of those too.
Other series heard on Ys-Ts are TWILIGHT ZONE, INNER SANCTUM, MYSTERIOUS TRAVELLER, VANISHING POINT, ALIEN WORLDS, BEYOND TOMORROW, LUX RADIO THEATRE, EXPLORING TOMORROW, IMAGINATION THEATRE, SUSPENCE, AUTHOR’S PLAYHOUSE and some, one of, plays from stories written by authors like Ray Bradbury, Arthur C Clarke, John Wyndham, Jules Verne, Mark Twain, Robert Heinlein and others.
This is unique entertainment in today’s radio environment so sit back, turn down the lights, turn up your imagination and enjoy listening to YESTERDAYS TOMORROWS every Sunday at 5pm.
If you have a comment or question about any of the plays or music you hear on Yesterdays Tomorrows please feel free to send an email at Coast FM 963.