The Weird Circle
|Genre||Drama and suspense|
|Running time||30 minutes|
|Country of origin||United States|
|Syndicates||Mutual Broadcasting System |
NBC Red network
ABC Blue Network
|Starring||Gladys Thornton |
|Original release||July 8, 1943 – 1945|
|No. of episodes||78|
The series was a Ziv Production, produced at RCA's New York studios and licensed by the Mutual Broadcasting System, and later, NBC's Red network. It lasted two seasons, 39 shows each (78 total) consisting mostly of radio adaptations of classic horror stories from the pens of the world's best known and respected supernatural fiction authors like Edgar Allan Poe, Robert Louis Stevenson and Charles Dickens. The production values were modest and it featured very little music.
(SFX: Running water, perhaps a sea surf. Bell tolls)
Old Man: "In this cave by the restless sea, we are met to call from out of the past, stories strange and weird. Bell keeper, toll the bell, so that all may know that we are gathered again in The Weird Circle."
Announcer: "Out of the past, phantoms from a world gone by speak again the immortal tale (episode title)."
Host: "From the time worn pages of the past, we have recalled, (episode title). Bell Keeper, toll the bell!
(SFX: Bell tolls)