List of CBS Radio Mystery Theater episodes (1981 season)

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This is an episode list for the 1981 season of the radio drama series CBS Radio Mystery Theater.[1] The series premiered on CBS on January 6, 1974 and ended on December 31, 1982.[2] A set of 1,399 original episodes aired between January 1974 and December 1982.[3][4] The series was broadcast every day of the week for the first six years with re-runs filling in empty slots starting in February 1974.[5] All episodes are available free at the Internet Archive.[6]

List of episodes[edit]

Episode list # of episodes
List of CBS Radio Mystery Theater episodes (1974 season) 193
List of CBS Radio Mystery Theater episodes (1975 season) 212
List of CBS Radio Mystery Theater episodes (1976 season) 170
List of CBS Radio Mystery Theater episodes (1977 season) 186
List of CBS Radio Mystery Theater episodes (1978 season) 176
List of CBS Radio Mystery Theater episodes (1979 season) 106
List of CBS Radio Mystery Theater episodes (1980 season) 97
List of CBS Radio Mystery Theater episodes (1981 season) 132
List of CBS Radio Mystery Theater episodes (1982 season) 127

1981 season[edit]

# # Title Directed by Written by Original air date
1141 1 "Catch the Smallest Devil" Himan Brown -- January 1, 1981 (1981-01-01)
Starring Fred Gwynne
1142 2 "Sins of the Fathers" Himan Brown -- January 2, 1981 (1981-01-02)
Starring Patricia Elliott
1143 3 "The Tenth Life" Himan Brown -- January 6, 1981 (1981-01-06)
Starring Paul Hecht
1144 4 "In the Dark" Himan Brown -- January 8, 1981 (1981-01-08)
Starring Teri Keane
1145 5 "The Legend of Alexander: Courage, Part I" Himan Brown -- January 12, 1981 (1981-01-12)
Starring Russell Horton
1146 6 "The Legend of Alexander: Assassination, Part II" Himan Brown -- January 13, 1981 (1981-01-13)
Starring Russell Horton
1147 7 "The Legend of Alexander: Divide and Conquer, Part III" Himan Brown -- January 14, 1981 (1981-01-14)
Starring Russell Horton
1148 8 "The Legend of Alexander: The Oracle, Part IV" Himan Brown -- January 15, 1981 (1981-01-15)
Starring Russell Horton
1149 9 "The Legend of Alexander: The Legend Begins, Part V" Himan Brown -- January 16, 1981 (1981-01-16)
Starring Russell Horton
1150 10 "The Fountain of Truth" Himan Brown -- January 20, 1981 (1981-01-20)
Starring Fred Gwynne
1151 11 "The Final Mind" Himan Brown -- January 22, 1981 (1981-01-22)
Starring Norman Rose
1152 12 "Small Money" Himan Brown -- January 27, 1981 (1981-01-27)
Starring Tony Roberts
1153 13 "The Vanishing Herd" Himan Brown -- January 29, 1981 (1981-01-29)
Starring John Beal
1154 14 "The Man Who Saw Martians" Himan Brown -- February 2, 1981 (1981-02-02)
Starring Jack Grimes
1155 15 "Who Is Jessica Worth?" Himan Brown -- February 4, 1981 (1981-02-04)
Starring Marian Seldes
1156 16 "Is Venice Drowning?" Himan Brown -- February 6, 1981 (1981-02-06)
Starring Kim Hunter
1157 17 "Transplant" Himan Brown -- February 9, 1981 (1981-02-09)
Starring Marian Seldes, Patricia Elliott
1158 18 "The Shadow of a Killer" Himan Brown -- February 11, 1981 (1981-02-11)
Starring Fred Gwynne
1159 19 "Behind the Blue Door" Himan Brown -- February 13, 1981 (1981-02-13)
Starring Jada Rowland
1160 20 "Troubled Waters" Himan Brown -- February 16, 1981 (1981-02-16)
Starring Ralph Bell
1161 21 "Stand-In for Murder" Himan Brown -- February 18, 1981 (1981-02-18)
Starring Paul Hecht, Teri Keane
1162 22 "The Gift House" Himan Brown -- February 20, 1981 (1981-02-20)
Starring Joyce Gordon, Paul Hecht
1163 23 "The Frog Prince" Himan Brown -- February 23, 1981 (1981-02-23)
Starring Bob Kaliban, Patricia Elliott
1164 24 "A God Named Henry" Himan Brown -- February 25, 1981 (1981-02-25)
Starring Ralph Bell
1165 25 "Love Me, Don't Leave Me" Himan Brown -- February 27, 1981 (1981-02-27)
Starring John Beal, Teri Keane
1166 26 "The Raft" Himan Brown -- March 2, 1981 (1981-03-02)
Starring Norman Rose, Marian Seldes
1167 27 "Her Long Blonde Hair" Himan Brown -- March 4, 1981 (1981-03-04)
Starring Lloyd Battista
1168 28 "Heads You Love, Tails You Die" Himan Brown -- March 6, 1981 (1981-03-06)
Starring Court Benson, Marian Seldes
1169 29 "Murder on the Space Shuttle" Himan Brown -- March 9, 1981 (1981-03-09)
Starring Gordon Heath, Paul Hecht
1170 30 "Last Act" Himan Brown -- March 11, 1981 (1981-03-11)
Starring Court Benson, Robert Dryden
1171 31 "The Heel of Achilles" Himan Brown -- March 13, 1981 (1981-03-13)
Starring Arnold Moss, Earl Hammond
1172 32 "Maiden Ladies" Himan Brown -- March 16, 1981 (1981-03-16)
Starring Teri Keane, Lloyd Battista
1173 33 "Pretty Polly" Himan Brown -- March 18, 1981 (1981-03-18)
Starring Tony Roberts
1174 34 "The Million Dollar Scam" Himan Brown -- March 20, 1981 (1981-03-20)
Starring Jennifer Harmon, Joan Shea
1175 35 "The First Day of Eternity" Himan Brown -- March 23, 1981 (1981-03-23)
Starring Norman Rose, Robert Dryden
1176 36 "The Ghost-Grey Bat" Himan Brown -- March 25, 1981 (1981-03-25)
Starring Don Scardino, Jennifer Harmon
1177 37 "Did I Say Murder?" Himan Brown -- March 27, 1981 (1981-03-27)
Starring Tammy Grimes
1178 38 "The Dead Come Alive" Himan Brown -- March 30, 1981 (1981-03-30)
Starring Marian Seldes, Ralph Bell
1179 39 "Down the Garden Path" Himan Brown -- April 1, 1981 (1981-04-01)
Starring Gordon Gould, Mandel Kramer
1180 40 "Somewhere Else" Himan Brown -- April 3, 1981 (1981-04-03)
Starring Marian Seldes
1181 41 "The Gratitude of the Serpent" Himan Brown -- April 6, 1981 (1981-04-06)
Starring Paul Hecht
1182 42 "The Doll" Himan Brown -- April 8, 1981 (1981-04-08)
Starring Kristoffer Tabori
1183 43 "The Empty Coffin" Himan Brown -- April 10, 1981 (1981-04-10)
Starring Tony Roberts, Carol Teitel
1184 44 "Death Trail" Himan Brown -- April 13, 1981 (1981-04-13)
Starring Court Benson
1185 45 "The Fatal $50,000" Himan Brown -- April 15, 1981 (1981-04-15)
Starring Mandel Kramer, Marian Seldes
1186 46 "But With Blood" Himan Brown -- April 17, 1981 (1981-04-17)
Starring Fred Gwynne
1187 47 "The Power of Ode" Himan Brown -- April 20, 1981 (1981-04-20)
Starring Kristoffer Tabori, Jada Rowland
1188 48 "The Terrifying Gift" Himan Brown -- April 22, 1981 (1981-04-22)
Starring Roberta Maxwell
1189 49 "The Long Blue Line" Himan Brown -- April 24, 1981 (1981-04-24)
Starring Mandel Kramer
1190 50 "Big Momma" Himan Brown -- April 27, 1981 (1981-04-27)
Starring Paul Hecht
1191 51 "The Man of Two Centuries" Himan Brown -- April 29, 1981 (1981-04-29)
Starring Len Cariou
1192 52 "The Voices" Himan Brown -- May 1, 1981 (1981-05-01)
Starring Amanda Plummer
1193 53 "Garden of the Moon" Himan Brown -- May 4, 1981 (1981-05-04)
Starring Kim Hunter
1194 54 "The Apparition" Himan Brown Elspeth Eric May 6, 1981 (1981-05-06)
"This is the simple story of a young man who signed his father's name to a check..." starring Kristoffer Tabori and Marian Seldes.
1195 55 "Is the Doctor In?" Himan Brown -- May 8, 1981 (1981-05-08)
Starring Tony Roberts
1196 56 "End of a Queen" Himan Brown -- May 11, 1981 (1981-05-11)
Starring Tammy Grimes
1197 57 "Diogenes, Inc." Himan Brown -- May 13, 1981 (1981-05-13)
Starring Jack Grimes, Evie Juster
1198 58 "Cold Comfort" Himan Brown -- May 15, 1981 (1981-05-15)
Starring Robert Dryden
1199 59 "A Shocking Affair" Himan Brown -- May 18, 1981 (1981-05-18)
Starring Joe Silver, Patricia Elliott
1200 60 "Insomnia" Himan Brown -- May 20, 1981 (1981-05-20)
Starring Teri Keane
1201 61 "The Headhunters" Himan Brown -- May 22, 1981 (1981-05-22)
Starring Len Cariou
1202 62 "The Innocent Face" Himan Brown -- May 25, 1981 (1981-05-25)
Starring Roberta Maxwell
1203 63 "Little Richard" Himan Brown -- May 27, 1981 (1981-05-27)
Starring Kristoffer Tabori
1204 64 "Out of the Past" Himan Brown -- May 29, 1981 (1981-05-29)
Starring Paul Hecht
1205 65 "The Runaway General" Himan Brown -- June 1, 1981 (1981-06-01)
Starring Norman Rose
1206 66 "The Cat's Paw" Himan Brown -- June 3, 1981 (1981-06-03)
Starring Larry Haines
1207 67 "Matched Pair for Murder" Himan Brown -- June 5, 1981 (1981-06-05)
Starring Arnold Moss, Kristoffer Tabori
1208 68 "Stranded" Himan Brown -- June 8, 1981 (1981-06-08)
Starring Marian Seldes, Gordon Gould
1209 69 "Second Look at Murder" Himan Brown -- June 10, 1981 (1981-06-10)
Starring Roberta Maxwell
1210 70 "When in Rome" Himan Brown -- June 12, 1981 (1981-06-12)
Starring Fred Gwynne
1211 71 "Two's a Crowd" Himan Brown -- June 15, 1981 (1981-06-15)
Starring Earl Hammond, Mandel Kramer
1212 72 "The Final Step" Himan Brown -- June 17, 1981 (1981-06-17)
Starring Marian Seldes, Roberta Maxwell
1213 73 "Henrietta's Revenge" Himan Brown -- June 19, 1981 (1981-06-19)
Starring Patricia Elliott
1214 74 "Waking and Sleeping" Himan Brown -- June 29, 1981 (1981-06-29)
Starring Michael Tolan
1215 75 "The Fourth Bullet" Himan Brown -- July 1, 1981 (1981-07-01)
Starring Russell Horton, Bernard Grant
1216 76 "A Second Chance" Himan Brown -- July 3, 1981 (1981-07-03)
Starring Paul Hecht
1217 77 "My Good Name" Himan Brown -- July 6, 1981 (1981-07-06)
Starring Tammy Grimes
1218 78 "Death and the Dreamer" Himan Brown -- July 8, 1981 (1981-07-08)
Starring Mandel Kramer
1219 79 "A Man of Honor" Himan Brown -- July 10, 1981 (1981-07-10)
Starring John Beal, Teri Keane
1220 80 "The Good Shepherds" Himan Brown -- July 13, 1981 (1981-07-13)
Starring Robert Dryden, Russell Horton
1221 81 "Alice" Himan Brown -- July 15, 1981 (1981-07-15)
Starring Marian Hailey, Paul Hecht
1222 82 "Pie in the Sky" Himan Brown -- July 17, 1981 (1981-07-17)
Starring Bob Kaliban, Teri Keane
1223 83 "The Eye of the Idol" Himan Brown -- July 20, 1981 (1981-07-20)
Starring Tony Roberts
1224 84 "Toy Death" Himan Brown -- July 22, 1981 (1981-07-22)
Starring Kristoffer Tabori, Patricia Ellliott
1225 85 "Once a Thief" Himan Brown -- July 24, 1981 (1981-07-24)
Starring Fred Gwynne
1226 86 "The Silver Medal" Himan Brown -- July 27, 1981 (1981-07-27)
Starring Russell Horton, Roberta Maxwell
1227 87 "Postage Due" Himan Brown -- July 29, 1981 (1981-07-29)
Starring Ralph Bell
1228 88 "A Penny for Your Thoughts" Himan Brown -- July 31, 1981 (1981-07-31)
Starring Michael Tolan, Marian Seldes
1229 89 "Honor Among Thieves" Himan Brown -- August 3, 1981 (1981-08-03)
Starring Fred Gwynne
1230 90 "The Orphaned Heart" Himan Brown -- August 5, 1981 (1981-08-05)
Starring Roberta Maxwell
1231 91 "Let No Man Put Asunder" Himan Brown -- August 7, 1981 (1981-08-07)
Starring Michael Wager, Russell Horton
1232 92 "Hostage to Terror" Himan Brown -- August 10, 1981 (1981-08-10)
Starring Roberta Maxwell
1233 93 "Lovely People" Himan Brown -- August 14, 1981 (1981-08-14)
Starring Kim Hunter
1234 94 "The Thracian Lovers" Himan Brown -- August 17, 1981 (1981-08-17)
Starring Marian Seldes, Michael Tolan
1235 95 "The Left Hand of God" Himan Brown -- August 21, 1981 (1981-08-21)
Starring Norman Rose, Robert Dryden
1236 96 "The Leopard Man" Himan Brown -- August 24, 1981 (1981-08-24)
Starring Norman Rose, Bob Kaliban
1237 97 "Hidden Memory" Himan Brown -- August 28, 1981 (1981-08-28)
Starring Kristoffer Tabori, Teri Keane
1238 98 "The Musgrave Ritual" Himan Brown -- August 31, 1981 (1981-08-31)
Starring Gordon Gould
1239 99 "Doublecross Death" Himan Brown -- September 4, 1981 (1981-09-04)
Starring Fred Gwynne
1240 100 "Episode of the Terror" Himan Brown -- September 7, 1981 (1981-09-07)
Starring Marian Seldes
1241 101 "The Senior Prom" Himan Brown -- September 11, 1981 (1981-09-11)
Starring Larry Haines
1242 102 "Flower of Evil" Himan Brown -- September 14, 1981 (1981-09-14)
Starring Arnold Moss, Roberta Maxwell
1243 103 "The Land of Dreams" Himan Brown -- September 18, 1981 (1981-09-18)
Starring Kristoffer Tabori, Marian Hailey
1244 104 "Diabolo" Himan Brown -- September 21, 1981 (1981-09-21)
Starring Marian Seldes, Michael Tolan
1245 105 "The Judge's House" Himan Brown -- September 25, 1981 (1981-09-25)
Starring Gordon Gould, Lloyd Battista
1246 106 "The Liar" Himan Brown -- September 28, 1981 (1981-09-28)
Starring Norman Rose
1247 107 "Mata Hari" Himan Brown -- October 2, 1981 (1981-10-02)
Starring Tammy Grimes
1248 108 "The Solid Gold Zarf" Himan Brown -- October 5, 1981 (1981-10-05)
Starring Larry Haines, Frances Sternhagen
1249 109 "Sleeping Dogs" Himan Brown -- October 9, 1981 (1981-10-09)
Starring Russell Horton
1250 110 "The 500 Carats" Himan Brown -- October 12, 1981 (1981-10-12)
Starring Gordon Gould
1251 111 "J'Accuse" Himan Brown -- October 16, 1981 (1981-10-16)
Starring Roberta Maxwell, Bernie Grant
1252 112 "The Equalizer" Himan Brown -- October 19, 1981 (1981-10-19)
Starring Larry Haines
1253 113 "The Most Necessary Evil" Himan Brown -- October 23, 1981 (1981-10-23)
Starring Michael Tolan
1254 114 "Daddy's Girls" Himan Brown -- October 26, 1981 (1981-10-26)
Starring Teri Keane, Carol Teitel
1255 115 "In Touch" Himan Brown -- October 29, 1981 (1981-10-29)
Starring Amanda Plummer
1256 116 "Between Two Mirrors" Himan Brown -- November 2, 1981 (1981-11-02)
Starring Marian Seldes
1257 117 "The Rescue" Himan Brown -- November 6, 1981 (1981-11-06)
Starring Louis Turenne
1258 118 "Golden Time" Himan Brown -- November 9, 1981 (1981-11-09)
Starring Larry Haines
1259 119 "The Presence" Himan Brown -- November 13, 1981 (1981-11-13)
Starring Norman Rose
1260 120 "Death Will Not Silence Me" Himan Brown -- November 16, 1981 (1981-11-16)
Starring Marian Seldes, John Beal
1261 121 "A Handful of Dust" Himan Brown -- November 20, 1981 (1981-11-20)
Starring Paul Hecht, Teri Keane
1262 122 "The Code" Himan Brown -- November 23, 1981 (1981-11-23)
Starring Russell Horton
1263 123 "Diana, the Huntress" Himan Brown -- November 27, 1981 (1981-11-27)
Starring Teri Keane
1264 124 "Vanity and Jane" Himan Brown -- November 30, 1981 (1981-11-30)
Starring Marian Seldes
1265 125 "The Dog-Walker Murders" Himan Brown -- December 4, 1981 (1981-12-04)
Starring Lloyd Battista
1266 126 "The White Rabbit" Himan Brown -- December 7, 1981 (1981-12-07)
Starring Norman Rose
1267 127 "The Song of the Siren" Himan Brown -- December 11, 1981 (1981-12-11)
Starring Mandel Kramer
1268 128 "Harry's Taxi and the T Machin" Himan Brown -- December 14, 1981 (1981-12-14)
Starring Larry Hainesr
1269 129 "Invited Guests" Himan Brown -- December 22, 1981 (1981-12-22)
Starring Teri Keane
1270 130 "The Head of a Pin" Himan Brown -- December 23, 1981 (1981-12-23)
Starring Bob Kaliban, Don Scardino
1271 131 "The Silver Mirror" Himan Brown -- December 28, 1981 (1981-12-28)
Starring Gordon Gould
1272 132 "Too Early Too Late" Himan Brown -- December 31, 1981 (1981-12-31)
Starring Russell Horton, Marian Seldes

References[edit]

  1. ^ "CBS Radio Mystery Theater - Complete Episode List". Old Time Radio Mystery Theater. Retrieved 28 June 2010. 
  2. ^ Goldin, J. David (2010). "The CBS Radio Mystery Theatre". RadioGOLDINdex. Retrieved 29 June 2010. 
  3. ^ Haendiges, Jerry (1998). "CBS Radio Mystery Theater ... Episodic Log". The Vintage Radio Place. Jerry Haendiges Productions. Retrieved 29 June 2010. 
  4. ^ Flowers, Keith. "CBS Radio Mystery Theater Episode Guide". CBS Radio Mystery Theater Episode Guide. Retrieved 28 June 2010. 
  5. ^ Judge, Dick (Sep 5, 2008). "CBS RADIO MYSTERY THEATER compiled by Dick Judge". The Original Old Time Radio (OTR) WWW Pages. Retrieved 29 June 2010. 
  6. ^ https://archive.org/details/cbs_radio_mystery_theater

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