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An anthology series is a radio, television or book series that presents a different story and a different set of characters in each episode or season/series. These usually have a different cast each week, but several series in the past, such as Four Star Playhouse, employed a permanent troupe of character actors who would appear in a different drama each week. Some anthology series, such as Studio One, began on radio and then expanded to television.

Contents

1 Etymology 2 Radio

2.1 Genre series

3 Television

3.1 American drama 3.2 Animation 3.3 British drama 3.4 Canadian drama 3.5 Children and family 3.6 Comedies 3.7 Crime dramas 3.8 Educational 3.9 Historical 3.10 Medical 3.11 Military 3.12 Mystery and suspense 3.13 Pakistani drama 3.14 Religious 3.15 Science fiction
Science fiction
and horror 3.16 Westerns

4 See also 5 References 6 External links

Etymology[edit] Medieval Greek anthologiā, collection of epigrams, from Greek, flower gathering, from anthologein, to gather flowers : antho-, antho- + logos, a gathering (from legein, to gather; see leg- in Indo-European roots). Radio[edit] Many popular old-time radio programs were anthology series. On some series, such as Inner Sanctum Mysteries, the only constant was the host, who introduced and concluded each dramatic presentation. One of the earliest such programs was The Collier Hour, broadcast on the NBC Blue Network
Blue Network
from 1927 to 1932. As radio's first major dramatic anthology, it adapted stories and serials from Collier's Weekly
Collier's Weekly
in a calculated move to increase subscriptions and compete with The Saturday Evening Post. Airing on the Wednesday prior to each week's distribution of the magazine, the program soon moved to Sundays in order to avoid spoilers with dramatizations of stories simultaneously appearing in the magazine. Radio drama anthology series include:

Academy Award Theater Arch Oboler's Plays The Campbell Playhouse Cavalcade of America CBS
CBS
Radio Workshop Earplay Four Star Playhouse Lux Radio Theater The Mercury Theatre on the Air The Screen Guild Theater Stars over Hollywood

Genre series[edit] Radio anthology series provided a format for science fiction, horror, suspense, and mystery genres (all produced in the USA, unless noted):

Nelson Olmsted
Nelson Olmsted
of NBC's Sleep No More fantasy series.

Mystery House (1929–c.1944) The Witch's Tale (1931–38) (written by Alonzo Deen Cole) Lights Out (1934–47) (written by Wyllis Cooper/Arch Oboler) The Hermit's Cave (1935–c.1945) Famous Jury Trials (1936–1949) Dark Fantasy (1941–42) (written by Scott Bishop) Inner Sanctum Mysteries
Inner Sanctum Mysteries
(1941–52) (created by Himan Brown) The Whistler (1942–55) Suspense (1942–62) The Mysterious Traveler
The Mysterious Traveler
(1943–52) (written by Robert Arthur, Jr.
Robert Arthur, Jr.
and narrated by Maurice Tarplin) Creeps by Night (1944) Mystery Playhouse (1944) (hosted by Peter Lorre) The Strange Dr. Weird
The Strange Dr. Weird
(1944–45) (15-minute shorts, written by Robert Arthur, Jr. and narrated by Maurice Tarplin) The Haunting Hour (1944–46) The Sealed Book
The Sealed Book
(1945) (written by Robert Arthur, Jr.) Mystery in the Air (1945–47) (starring Peter Lorre) The Weird Circle (1946–47) Quiet, Please! (1947–49) (written by Wyllis Cooper, starring Ernest Chappell) Escape (1947–54) The Unexpected (1948) (15-minute shorts) The Hall of Fantasy (1949–53) 2000 Plus
2000 Plus
(1950–52) (the first adult science fiction series on radio)[1] Dimension X (1950–51) (featured adapted stories by authors including Isaac Asimov, Ray Bradbury
Ray Bradbury
and Kurt Vonnegut) ABC Mystery Theater (1951–1954), anthology, crime and mystery series Sleep No More (1952–56) (featured Nelson Olmsted
Nelson Olmsted
narrating his own adaptations of stories) Theater 10:30 (1955) (Canadian) X Minus One
X Minus One
(1955–58) (revival and continuation of Dimension X)

The final episode of Suspense was broadcast on September 30, 1962, a date that has traditionally been seen as marking the end of the old-time radio era.[2] However, genre series produced since 1962 include:

The Black Mass (1963–67) The Creaking Door (1964–65) (South African) Beyond Midnight (1968–69) (South African) The Zero Hour (1973–74) (hosted by Rod Serling) Mystery Theater (1974–82) (created by Himan Brown
Himan Brown
of Inner Sanctum Mysteries) Nightfall (1980–83) (Canadian) The Cabinet of Dr. Fritz (1984–85) (broadcast in "3D-Sound" stereo) 2000X
2000X
(2000) (literary adaptations) The Twilight Zone (2002–03)

Television[edit] In the history of television, live anthology dramas were especially popular during the Golden Age of Television
Golden Age of Television
of the 1950s with series such as The United States Steel Hour
The United States Steel Hour
and The Philco Television Playhouse. Dick Powell
Dick Powell
came up with an idea for an anthology series, Four Star Playhouse, with a rotation of established stars every week, four stars in all. The stars would own the studio and the program, as Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz
Desi Arnaz
had done successfully with Desilu
Desilu
studio. Powell had intended for the program to feature himself, Charles Boyer, Joel McCrea, and Rosalind Russell. When Russell and McCrea backed out, David Niven
David Niven
came on board as the third star. The fourth star was initially a guest star. CBS
CBS
liked the idea, and Four Star Playhouse made its debut in fall of 1952. It ran on alternate weeks only during the first season, alternating with Amos 'n' Andy. It was successful enough to be renewed and became a weekly program from the second season until the end of its run in 1956. Ida Lupino
Ida Lupino
was brought on board as the de facto fourth star, though unlike Powell, Boyer, and Niven, she owned no stock in the company. American television networks would sometimes run summer anthology series which consisted of unsold television pilots.[3] Beginning in 1971, the long-run Masterpiece Theatre
Masterpiece Theatre
drama anthology series brought British productions to American television. In 2011, American Horror Story
American Horror Story
debuted a new type of anthology format in the U.S. Each season, rather than each episode, is a standalone story. Several actors have appeared in the various seasons, but playing different roles -- in an echo of the Four Star Playhouse format. The success of American Horror Story
American Horror Story
has spawned other season-long anthologies such as American Crime Story
American Crime Story
and Feud. American drama[edit]

The 20th Century Fox Hour
The 20th Century Fox Hour
(1955–57) ABC Movie of the Week (1969–76) ABC Stage 67
ABC Stage 67
(1966–67) Academy Theatre (1949) Actors Studio (1948–1950) Alcoa-Goodyear Theatre
Alcoa-Goodyear Theatre
(1957–58) The Alcoa Hour
The Alcoa Hour
(1955–57) Alcoa Premiere (1961–63) American Crime (2015–2017) American Crime Story
American Crime Story
(2016–present) American Horror Story
American Horror Story
(2011–present) American Film Theatre
American Film Theatre
(1973–75) American Playhouse (1981–1994) The American Playwrights Theater: The One Acts (1989–90) The American Short Story (1974–80) Appointment with Adventure (1955–56) Armstrong Circle Theatre (1950–57) The Barbara Stanwyck Show
The Barbara Stanwyck Show
(1960–61) The Best of Broadway (1954–55) The Best of the Post (1960–61) Betty Crocker Star Matinee (1951–52) The Bigelow Theatre
The Bigelow Theatre
(1950–1951) The Billy Rose Show, also known as Billy Rose's Playbill (1950–51) Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre
Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre
(1963–67) The Bold Ones (1969–73) Broadway Television Theatre (1952–54) Buick-Electra Playhouse (1959–1960) Cameo Theatre
Cameo Theatre
(1950–1955) Camera Three (1955–1979) The Campbell Playhouse, also known as Campbell Soundstage and Campbell Summer Soundstage (1952–54) Cavalcade of America
Cavalcade of America
(1952–57) CBS
CBS
Playhouse (1967–1970) CBS
CBS
Summer Playhouse
Summer Playhouse
(1987–1989) CBS
CBS
Television Workshop (1952) CBS
CBS
Workshop, also known as CBS
CBS
Repertoire Workshop (1960) Celanese Theatre (1951–52) Celebrity Playhouse (1955–56) Center Stage (1954) Cheer Television Theatre (1954) The Chevrolet Tele-Theatre also known as Chevrolet on Broadway (1948–1950) Chevron Hall of Stars (1956) Chevron Theatre (1952–53) Climax!
Climax!
(1954–58) Colgate Theatre (1949–50) Colgate Theatre (1958) Conflict (1956–57) Conrad Nagel Theater (1955) Cosmopolitan Theatre (1951) Crown Theatre with Gloria Swanson (1952–55) Curtain Call (1952) Damon Runyon Theater (1955–56) The Danny Thomas Hour
The Danny Thomas Hour
(1967–68) The David Niven
David Niven
Show (1959) Deadline (1959–61) Death Valley Days
Death Valley Days
(1952–70) Decision (1958) Demi-Tasse Tales (1953) The Dick Powell
Dick Powell
Show (1961–1963) Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Presents, also known as Rheingold Theatre (1953–57) Drama at Eight (1953) DuMont Royal Theater (1951–52) The DuPont Show of the Month
The DuPont Show of the Month
(1957–1961) The DuPont Show of the Week
The DuPont Show of the Week
(1961–64) The DuPont Show with June Allyson
The DuPont Show with June Allyson
(1959–61) The Elgin Hour
The Elgin Hour
(1954–55) The Errol Flynn Theatre (1956–57) Ethel Barrymore Theatre (Sept–Dec 1956) Faith Baldwin Romance Theatre (1951) Fargo (2014–) Feud (2017–) Fireside Theater (1949–58) Footlights Theater (1952–53) Ford Star Jubilee
Ford Star Jubilee
(1955–1956) Ford Television Theatre
Ford Television Theatre
(1952–57) Ford Theatre
Ford Theatre
(1948–1951) Four Star Playhouse
Four Star Playhouse
(1952–1956) GE True
GE True
(1962–63) General Electric Theater
General Electric Theater
(1953–62) General Electric Summer Originals (1956) Goodyear Television Playhouse (1951–1957) Goodyear Theatre (1957–60) Great Performances (1971–) Gruen Playhouse, also known as Gruen Guild Theatre (1951–53) The Gulf Playhouse (1952–53) Hallmark Hall of Fame
Hallmark Hall of Fame
(1951–) Hollywood Opening Night (1951–53) Hollywood Premiere Theatre, also known as Hollywood Theatre Time (1950–51) International Playhouse (1951) John Waters Presents Movies That Will Corrupt You (2006) The Joseph Cotten Show, also known as On Trial (1956–59) Joseph Schildkraut Presents (1953–54) The Kaiser Aluminum Hour
The Kaiser Aluminum Hour
(1956–57) Kraft Television Theater
Kraft Television Theater
(1947–58) Law & Order True Crime (2017–present) The Lloyd Bridges Show
The Lloyd Bridges Show
(1962–63) The Loretta Young Show (1953–61) Love Story (April–June 1954) Love Story (1973 TV series) (1973–74) Lux Playhouse
Lux Playhouse
(1958–59) Lux Video Theater
Lux Video Theater
(1950–59) The Magnavox Theatre (1950) The Mail Story (1954) Masterpiece Contemporary
Masterpiece Contemporary
(2008–2011) Masterpiece Playhouse (1950) Masterpiece Theatre
Masterpiece Theatre
(1971–) Matinee Theatre
Matinee Theatre
(1955–1958) Max Liebman Spectaculars, also known as Max Liebman Presents (1954–1956) Medallion Theatre, also known as Chrysler Medallion Theatre (1953–54) MGM Parade
MGM Parade
(1955–56) The Millionaire (1955–60) Monodrama Theater (1953) The Motorola Television Hour (1953–54) Mr. Citizen (1955) The Nash Airflyte Theater (1950–1951) NBC
NBC
Presents (1949–50) NBC
NBC
Television Opera Theatre (1950–64) NET Playhouse
NET Playhouse
(1964–1972) New York Television Theatre (1965–1970) Night Editor (Mar–Sept 1954) Nine Thirty Curtain (1953–54) The O. Henry Playhouse (1957) One Man's Experience (1952–53) One Woman's Experience (1952–53) Orient Express (1953) The Passerby (1951–56) The Pepsi-Cola Playhouse (1953–1955) Personal Appearance Theater (1951–52) The Philco- Goodyear Television Playhouse (1948–56) The Philco Television Playhouse (1948–55) The Philip Morris Playhouse (1953–54) Play of the Week (1959–1961) Playhouse 90
Playhouse 90
(1956–60) Playwrights '56
Playwrights '56
(1956) Plymouth Playhouse also known as ABC Album (1953–54) Ponds Theater, also known as Kraft Television Theater
Kraft Television Theater
(1953–1957) Producers' Showcase
Producers' Showcase
(1954–57) Program Playhouse (June–Sept 1949) Prudential Family Playhouse (1950–51) Pulitzer Prize Playhouse (1950–52) Pulse of the City (1953–1954) Pursuit (1958–59) The Revlon Mirror Theater (1953) The Richard Boone Show
The Richard Boone Show
(1963–64) The Robert Herridge Theatre (1960–61) Robert Montgomery Presents
Robert Montgomery Presents
(1950–57) Romance, also known as Theatre of Romance (1949–50) Romance Theatre (1982–83) The Schaefer Century Theatre (1952) Schilling Playhouse (1959–60) Schlitz Playhouse of Stars
Schlitz Playhouse of Stars
(1951–59) Scream (2015–present) Screen Associates Films (1952–53) Screen Director's Playhouse
Screen Director's Playhouse
(1955–56) The Seven Lively Arts
The Seven Lively Arts
(1957–58) Short Short Dramas (1952–53) The Silver Theatre
The Silver Theatre
(1949–50) Somerset Maugham TV Theatre (1950–51) Stage 7 (1955–56) The Star and the Story (1955–56) Star Stage
Star Stage
(1955–56) Star Tonight (1955–56) Starlight Theatre (1950–51) Stars Over Hollywood (1950–51) Startime (1959–60) Studio One (1948–1958) Studio 57
Studio 57
(1954–58) Summer Playhouse
Summer Playhouse
(1964–67) Sunday Showcase (1959–60) Sunkist Premiere Theatre, also known as Premiere Theatre (1952) Telephone Time
Telephone Time
(1956–58) Television Playhouse (1947–48) Television Theatre (1950) Theatre Hour
Theatre Hour
(1949–50) Theatre of the Mind (1949) Theatre '62
Theatre '62
(1961–62) Tonight on Broadway (1948–49) The Trap (1950) TriBeCa (1993) TV Reader's Digest
TV Reader's Digest
(1955–56) The United States Steel Hour
The United States Steel Hour
(1953–63) Unsolved (2018–present) Vacation Playhouse
Vacation Playhouse
(1963–67) Visions (1976–80) anthology series on PBS Warner Bros. Presents
Warner Bros. Presents
(1955–56) The Watcher (1995) Westinghouse Desilu
Desilu
Playhouse (1958–60) Willys Theatre Presenting Ben Hecht's Tales of the City (1953) Windows (1955) Your Favorite Story (1953–55) Your Jeweler's Showcase (1952–53) Your Show Time (1949) Your Story Theatre (also known as Story Theatre and Durkee Story Theatre) (1950–1951)

Animation[edit]

The Bob Clampett Show
The Bob Clampett Show
(2000–01) The Bugs & Daffy Show The Bugs Bunny Show Cartoon Alley (2004–07) The Cartoon Cartoon Show
The Cartoon Cartoon Show
(1995–2002) Cartoon Sushi
Cartoon Sushi
(1997–98) The Cartoonstitute (2010) The Chuck Jones Show Ciné si
Ciné si
(1989) Cream Lemon
Cream Lemon
(1984–87) Disney's House of Mouse
Disney's House of Mouse
(2001–03) Donald Duck Presents
Donald Duck Presents
(1983–92) Donald's Quack Attack
Donald's Quack Attack
(1992–2000) Dragons et princesses (2010) Festival of Family Classics (1972–73) Force Five (1979–89) Good Morning, Mickey!
Good Morning, Mickey!
(1983–92) Grimm's Fairy Tale Classics
Grimm's Fairy Tale Classics
(1987–88) Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child (1995–2000) The Harveytoons Show (1950–62) KaBlam!
KaBlam!
(1996–2000) Kaboodle (1987-1990) Late Night, Black and White Legends of Bikini Bottom
Legends of Bikini Bottom
(2011) Liquid Television
Liquid Television
(1991–94) The Looney Tunes Show Mickey Mouse Works
Mickey Mouse Works
(1999–2000) Mickey's Mouse Tracks (1992–95) O Canada (1997–2002) Off the Air (2011–) Oh Yeah! Cartoons
Oh Yeah! Cartoons
(1998–2001) The Pink Panther Show
The Pink Panther Show
(1969–80) The Popeye Show (2001–03) The Porky Pig Show (1964–67) Princes et princesses
Princes et princesses
(1989) Random! Cartoons
Random! Cartoons
(2008–09) Raw Toonage (1992) Rumic Theater
Rumic Theater
(2003–04) Short Circutz
Short Circutz
(1994–96) Shorts in a Bunch (2007–08) Shorty McShorts' Shorts (2006–07) Spicy City
Spicy City
(1997) Sunday Pants
Sunday Pants
(2005–06) Super Sunday (1985–86) The Tex Avery Show
The Tex Avery Show
(1986–2002) ToonHeads (1992–2003) Wake, Rattle, and Roll
Wake, Rattle, and Roll
(1990–91) The Woody Woodpecker Show The World of Peter Rabbit and Friends (1992–95)

British drama[edit]

Armchair 30 (1973) Armchair Theatre
Armchair Theatre
(1956–1974) BBC Play of the Month (1965–1983) BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (1950–1959) BBC2 Playhouse (1973–1983) Black Mirror
Black Mirror
(2011–) A Choice of Coward (1964) City '68 (1967–68) The Canterbury Tales (2003) Creeped Out
Creeped Out
(2017-) Drama (1977) Gaslight Theatre (1965) H.M. Tennent Globe Theatre (1956) Inside No 9
Inside No 9
(2014–) ITV Play of the Week (1955–1974) ITV Playhouse (1967–82) ITV Sunday Night Theatre (1969–74) ITV Sunday Night Drama (1959–80) Festival (1963–64) Late Night Theatre (1972–74) Love Story (1963–1974) London Playhouse (1955–56) Moving On (2009–) National Theatre Live (2009–) Performance (1991–1998) Play for Today
Play for Today
(1970–1984) Play for Tomorrow (1982) Playhouse Presents
Playhouse Presents
(2012–2014) Saturday Playhouse (1958–60) Second City Firsts (1973–78) Screen One (1989–93) Screen Two (1985–94) Skins (2007–2013) Stage 2 (1971–72) Tales of the Unexpected (1979-1988) Theatre Night (1985–1990) Theatre Parade (1936–37) Theatre 70 (1960–61) Theatre 625 (1964–1968) Theatre Royal (1955–56) Thirty-Minute Theatre
Thirty-Minute Theatre
(1965–73) Thursday Theatre (1964–65) Wales Playhouse (1990–96) The Wednesday Play
The Wednesday Play
(1964–1970) Weekend Playhouse (1984)

Canadian drama[edit]

First Performance (1955–1958) General Motors Theatre (1953–1961) Encounter (1958) Norman Corwin Presents (1972) On Camera (1954–58) Playdate (1961–64)

Children and family[edit]

ABC Afterschool Specials
ABC Afterschool Specials
(1972–1997) ABC Weekend Special (1977–97) CBS
CBS
Afternoon Playhouse (1978–1983) CBS
CBS
Children's Film Festival (1967–78) CBS
CBS
Children's Mystery Theatre (1980–1982) CBS
CBS
Schoolbreak Special
Special
(1984–1996) CBS
CBS
Storybreak (1985–87) Disneyland (1954–58) Dramarama (1983–89) Faerie Tale Theatre
Faerie Tale Theatre
(1982–1987) The Fox Cubhouse
The Fox Cubhouse
(1994–1996) (contains Johnson and Friends, Jim Henson's Animal Show, Rimba's Island, Magic Adventures of Mumfie and Budgie the Little Helicopter) It's Itsy Bitsy Time (1999) (contains Budgie the Little Helicopter, 64 Zoo Lane, The Animal Shelf, Tom and Vicky and Charley and Mimmo) Jackanory Playhouse
Jackanory Playhouse
(1972–1985) Lift Off (1992–1995) NBC
NBC
Children's Theatre (1963–73) Noddy (1998–2000) Off to See the Wizard (1967–68) Once Upon a Classic (1976–80) Shining Time Station
Shining Time Station
(1989–93) Shirley Temple's Storybook
Shirley Temple's Storybook
(1958–1961) Special
Special
Treat, also known as NBC
NBC
Special Treat (1975–1986) Tall Tales and Legends (1985–87) Walt Disney Presents
Walt Disney Presents
(1958–61) Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color
(1961–69) The Wonderful World of Disney
The Wonderful World of Disney
(1969–2009) WonderWorks (1984)

Comedies[edit]

Carol and Company (1990–91) Cilla's Comedy Six (1975) Cilla's World of Comedy (1976) Comedy Lab (1998–) Comedy Playhouse (1961–2014) Dear Uge
Dear Uge
(2016–) Dr. Terrible's House of Horrible (2001) The Eddie Cantor Comedy Theatre (1955) El Chapulín Colorado
El Chapulín Colorado
(1973–79) Ripping Yarns
Ripping Yarns
(1978–79) George Burns Comedy Week
George Burns Comedy Week
(1985) Good Heavens
Good Heavens
(1976) The Guest Book (2017-) High Maintenance
High Maintenance
(2012-2015, 2016–present) Human Remains (2000) Inside No. 9
Inside No. 9
(2014–) Oboler Comedy Theater (1949) Love, American Style
Love, American Style
(1969–74) Murder Most Horrid
Murder Most Horrid
(1991–99) The Ronnie Barker Playhouse (1968) Seven of One (1973) Six Dates with Barker (1971) Undressed (1999–02)

Crime dramas[edit]

Adventure Theater (1956) American Crime (2015–2017) American Crime Story
American Crime Story
(2016–) Agatha Christie's Marple (2005–2014) Agatha Christie's Poirot
Agatha Christie's Poirot
(1989–2014) The Big Story (1949–1958) The Black Robe, also known as Police Night Court (1949–1950) Crime Patrol (2003-) Fargo (2014–) FBI: The Untold Stories (1991–93) Gang Busters
Gang Busters
(1952, 1954–55) Lawbreakers (1963–64) The Man Behind the Badge
The Man Behind the Badge
(1953–55) Official Detective (1957–58) Police Call (1955) Police Story (1952) Police Story (1973–78) The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes (1971-1973) They Stand Accused (1949–52, 1954) True Detective (2014–) Underbelly (2008–) The Walter Winchell File
File
(1957–58) The Whistler (1954–55)

Educational[edit]

Inside/Out (1972–73) Omnibus (1952–1961)

Historical[edit]

The Great Adventure (1963–64) Our American Heritage (1959–61) Profiles in Courage (1964–65) Saga of Western Man (1963–69) You are There (1953–1957)

Medical[edit]

The Doctor, also known as The Visitor (1952–53) Medic (1954–56) Medical Story
Medical Story
(1975–76)

Military[edit]

Flight (1958–59) Men of Annapolis (1957–58) Navy Log (1955–58) The Silent Service (1957–59) The West Point Story aka West Point (1956–57)

Mystery and suspense[edit]

Alfred Hitchcock Presents
Alfred Hitchcock Presents
(1955–65) Alfred Hitchcock Presents
Alfred Hitchcock Presents
(1985–89) Armchair Mystery Theatre (1960, 1964, 1965) Armchair Thriller
Armchair Thriller
(1978–1981) Behind Closed Doors (1958–59) The Best in Mystery (1954) The Boris Karloff Mystery Playhouse (1949) Byline, also known as Adventures in Mystery and News Gal (1951) The Chevy Mystery Show (1960) The Clock (1949–52) Danger (1950–1955) Dark of Night (1952–54) Darkroom (1981–82) Dow Hour of Great Mysteries
Dow Hour of Great Mysteries
(1960) The Edgar Wallace Mystery Theatre
The Edgar Wallace Mystery Theatre
(1960–62) Escape (1950) Escape (1957) Escape (1973) Espionage (1963–64) Eye Witness (1953) Fallen Angels (1993–95) George Sanders Mystery Theater (1957) Gun (1997) Hands of Mystery, also known as Hands of Destiny, Hands of Murder (1949–1952) The Hitchhiker (1983–87) Hour of Mystery (1957) I Spy (1955–57) Inner Sanctum (1954) Invitation Playhouse: Mind Over Murder (1952) Kraft Mystery Theatre
Kraft Mystery Theatre
(Summer 1961, 1962, 1963) Kraft Suspense Theatre (1963–1965) Mr. Arsenic (1952) Murder in Mind (2001–2003) Murder Most Horrid
Murder Most Horrid
(1991–99) Mystery!
Mystery!
(1980–) Orson Welles' Great Mysteries (1973–74) Out of the Fog (1952) Panic! (1957–58) Philip Morris Playhouse (1953–54) Rebound, also known as Counterpoint (1952–53) Scene of the Crime (1991–92) Stage 13 (1950) Sure as Fate (1950–51) Suspense (1949–54) Suspicion (1957–58) Target (1958) The Vise (1954–55) Volume One (1949) The Web (1950–54) The Web, syndication title Undercurrent (1957) Your Play Time (1953–55)

Pakistani drama[edit]

How Many Knots Are Left (2014–present)

Religious[edit]

The Catholic Hour (1956–67) Crossroads, also known as Way of Life (1955–57) Family Theater
Family Theater
(1949–58) Insight (1960–1984) Lamp Unto My Feet (1948–69) Look Up and Live
Look Up and Live
(1967–1971) This is the Life also known as The Fisher Family (1952–1988)

Science fiction
Science fiction
and horror[edit]

Alcoa Presents: One Step Beyond (1959–61) Amazing Stories (1985–87) American Horror Story
American Horror Story
(2011–) Are You Afraid of the Dark?
Are You Afraid of the Dark?
(1990–2000) Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction (1997–02) Black Mirror
Black Mirror
(2011–) Channel Zero (2016–) Chiller (1995) Darknet (2013-2014) Dark Realm (2001) Deadtime Stories (2012–13) Dimension 404
Dimension 404
(2017) Electric Dreams (2017-present) Exposure (2000–2002) Fantasy Island (1977–84) Fear and Fancy (1953) Fear Itself (2008) The Fearing Mind (2000) Freddy's Nightmares: A Nightmare on Elm Street: The Series (1988–90) Friday the 13th: The Series (1987–90) Ghost Stories (1997–98) Ghost Story (1972–73) Goosebumps (1995–98) Great Ghost Tales (1961) A Haunting
A Haunting
(2005–2007, 2012–) Inside No 9
Inside No 9
(2014–) Journey to the Unknown (1968–69) Lee Martin's The Midnight Hour (2008–2015) Lights Out (1946–52) Lore (2017–) Masters of Horror (2005–07) Masters of Science Fiction
Masters of Science Fiction
(2007) Métal Hurlant Chronicles (2012-2014) Monsters (1988–91) Mystery and Imagination (1966–70) Night Gallery
Night Gallery
(1970–73) Night Visions (2001) The Nightmare Room (2001–02) Nightmares & Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King (2006) Out of the Unknown (1965-71) Out of This World (1962) Out There (1951–52) The Outer Limits (1963–65) The Outer Limits (1995–2002) Perversions of Science (1997) Play for Tomorrow (1981) Quinn Martin's Tales of the Unexpected
Quinn Martin's Tales of the Unexpected
(1977) The Ray Bradbury
Ray Bradbury
Theater (1985–92) R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour
R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour
(2010–2014) Room 104
Room 104
(2017–) Science Fiction Theatre
Science Fiction Theatre
(1955–57) Slasher (2016–) Strange Stories (1956) Tales from the Darkside
Tales from the Darkside
(1984–88) Tales from the Crypt (1989–96) Tales of Mystery (1961–63) Tales of Mystery and Imagination (1995) Tales of the Unexpected (1979–88) Tales of Tomorrow
Tales of Tomorrow
(1951–53) Thriller (1960–62) Trapped, also known as Trapped: Tales of the Supernatural (1950–51) The Twilight Zone (1959–1964) The Twilight Zone (1985–1989) The Twilight Zone (2002–2003) The Unexpected, also known as Time Square Playhouse (1952) Urban Gothic (2000–2001) The Veil (1958) Way Out (1961)

Westerns[edit]

Dead Man's Gun (1997–99) Death Valley Days
Death Valley Days
(1952–1970) Frontier (1955–56) Frontier Theatre (1950) Zane Grey Theater
Zane Grey Theater
(1956–1961) The Cheyenne Show (1957-1962)

See also[edit]

Anthology film

References[edit]

^ Page 20: Widner, James F & Frierson III, Meade. Science Fiction on Radio: A Revised Look At 1950–1975. Birmingham, Alabama: A.F.A.B. Publishing. ^ Chimes, Art. "Last Radio Drama". National Public Radio. Retrieved 2010-01-22.  ^ Ray Bradbury
Ray Bradbury
on Film and TV: Starlight Summer Theater (1954) Archived October 6, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.

External links[edit]

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