We say farewell to QUIZ KID Harve Bennett,
happy birthday to LUCILLE FLETCHER, and more
FU MANCHU and THE AVENGERS, this morning on
THE GOLDEN AGE OF RADIO
THE AVENGERS are back with two more chapters
of “A Deadly Gift” from 1972 South Africa.
Steed and Mrs Peel look into that new-fangled
automation, and more karate demonstrations
- what’s the connection?
Next, on THE SHADOW OF FU MANCHU from
1938, we’ll explore an ancient tomb, then
celebrate the return of an old friend in
chapter 81 “Opening the Sarcophogus” &
#82 “Black Magic”.
A few weeks ago saw the passing of Harve
Bennett, long time QUIZ KID who went on
to produce several STAR TREK movies, among
other accomplishments. At the time I tried
to find some examples of his work, forgetting
that at the time of his radio fame, he was
billed as Harve Bennett Fischman. With that
mystery solved, we will hear on of the earliest
surviving episodes of the series to feature him,
the 51st episode of the series from June 11, 1941.
On Sunday night on WBAI we’ll turn the clock
ahead seven years and hear a nearly adult
Harve on the 8th anniversary show of
THE QUIZ KIDS.
We have been featuring the works of Lucille
Fletcher for the last few weeks on the WBAI
show, but as today is her birthday, I thought
it would be only fitting to hear another one
of her SUSPENSE shows today. It’s “The Furnished
Floor”, the 158th episode of the series,
from Sept 13, 1945, starring Don DeFore and
Mildred Natwick. We'll hear more Lucille Fletcher
on Sunday night too! Check the Facebook page for
more info: facebook.com/maxgoldenage.