Theater Five

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.

Molecule Masquerade

A Caller at Midnight

Dream of Death

The Late Matthew Dillard

My Other Self

Incident at Apogee

The Scream

Outside Time

The Fix

The Trouble with Alphie

Cry in the Night

Sorry to Let You Go

Incident at Shadow Valley

The Decoration

First Encounter

To Whom It May Concern

The Noon Stars

My Brother's Keeper

The Big Freeze

The Understudy

The Group

The Kiss Off

The Odyssey of Number Fourteen

We Are All Alone

The Evil That Men Do

A Genuine Grenotte

Look Who's Talking

The Wrong Arm of Justice

A Very Private Phone Call

John Hansen, Hermit

Subject Number 428A

The Arithmetic of Honor

The Last Land Rush

Echo of Madness

Justice Is an Uncertain Thing

I'm Sorry, Mom

All the Bright Young Ones

The Autocrat

The Dog Killer

The Good Samaritians

The Captive Spirit

An Honorable Way

The Man Who Loved Jellyroll

Captain Gamble's Uniform

Including Murder

The Sacrifice

Sirens in the Night

The Prodigal Son

Odds on the Tower

A Nightmare

The Second Chance

June 17th, Where Are You

Why Can't Life Be More Like in the Movies

Body Without the Crime

Twenty Minutes in the Life of Melinda Madison

Living Credit

The Nameless Day

World Enough and Time

The Gift

A Brand New Life

Deedle Deedle Dumpling My Son X-1

The City Manager

The Contract Maker

A Little Piece of Candle

To Be or Not to Be Maybe!

A Nothin' Place

Dark Appointment

The Talkers

A Little Knowledge

The Neighbor

The Lesson

To Helen with Love

Finders Can Be Losers

Found Money


Sound Track of a Happy Family

Bug Off

Congratulations, Mr Mayor

The Weapons at Hand

I Love You

Bang Bang You're Dead

Now Listen to the Tiger

The Victim

An Average American Murder

Just Call Me Lucky

Nuptial Flight

Six-Foot Flower Box

Finders Keepers

The Flea Circus

The Wish Fulfillment Machine

Look at My Record

Five Strangers

Charlie, the Beautiful Machine

The Blue Eyed People

Presence of Mind


The Blank Check

Devil Dust

The Corporation

Don't Call Me, I'll Call You

The Deliquents

The Button Stealers

Bravo, Bravo

Man on the Canyon Wall

The Wandering Spaceman

The Trophy

The Wheel

Across the River from Grandma's House

A Dream of a Scheme

The Imposters

The First Weekend

Where Art Thou, Romeo

Mr Horn's Holiday

Tomorrow 6-1212

The Hostage

I've Got Your Number

The Boy

The Time, the Place, and the Death

The Hunters

Greater Love Hath No Man

The Underveloped Nation

Cold Storage

The Eye of the Storm

Lovely Boy

The Sybil of Sycamore Lane

The Chain

The Forgotten

A Little Game on Saturday Mornings

Post Time

It's a Work of Art

Listen, Mother

A Tale for the Nursery

The Elevator

The Man Who Heard Everything

Toby's Wonderful Egg

Little Girl, Little Girl

You Bet Your Life

French Quarter

Annie Is Watching

The Land of Milk and Honey

April Snowfall

Last Ride on the Merry-Go-Round

Just for Kicks

Broken Image

Publish or Perish

The Janitor

Divorce American Style

Any Port in A Storm

Across the River To Grandfather's House

If the Spirit Moves You

They Call Me Howie

Bad News for Mrs Bristol

The Hazelton Story

Point of Impact

There's One Born Every Minute

The Widow

The Avenger

Bright House, New House

Eye of Kali

Three On A Death

Get Away with Murder

The Welcome Lady

Till Death Do Us

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall

A Million Miles to Nowhere

It's My Funeral

A Matter of Pride

The Lion Who Wasn't There

Come Home Daughter, All Is Forbidden


He Was a Good Boy

Incident in Ceylon

You Gotta Cry Sometime

The Wonderful Stamps from El Dorado

Said the Spider

Poor Little Greek Girl

Greener Pastures

Lorna Is a Strange Child

The Beneficiary


Make My Name Clean

Driver's Seat

Incident on Us 1

The Name Game


The Ten-Year-Old Car

Lift to Beyond

Nightmare at 26,000 Feet

Around the Corner from Nowhere

Wrong Turning

A Birthday Present

The Gandy Walker

Will Integrity Ruin Clint Marble

Blind Man's Bluff

Death of an Old Flame

Two Birds, One Stone

Rocky Loves Julie

The Dance Hall

Incident at Phong Trang

Barefoot in Athens

The Protective Circle

Lake Toplitz

Mama's Girl

Noose of Pearls