The Black Museum

Copyright 2017, J. David Goldin

These are all the examples of this program in the radioGOLDINdex database. These listings are accurate as of October 29, 2017. The programs are listed chronologically, partial dates appear first, unknown dates appear last.


96548. The Black Museum. 1952. Towers Of London syndication. "Small White Boxes". Commercials added locally. Orson Welles (narrator), Harry Alan Towers (producer), Ira Marion (writer), Sidney Torch (composer, conductor). 25:32. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Incomplete.

94899. The Black Museum. 1952. Towers Of London syndication, MGM Radio Attractions, BBC rebroadcast. "The Khaki Handkerchief". Kate Hart and Doris Lyons are found dead in a wood. The handkerchief leads to a member of the army. The date is approximate. Orson Welles (narrator), Harry Alan Towers (producer), Ira Marion (writer), Sidney Torch (composer, conductor). 26:51. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

94889. The Black Museum. 1952. MGM syndication, BBC Radio5 rebroadcast. "The Tin Of Weed Killer". The BBC rebroadcast took place on January 4, 1993. Orson Welles (narrator), Harry Alan Towers (producer), Ira Marion (writer), Sidney Torch (composer, conductor). 27:28. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

94178. The Black Museum. 1952. Towers Of London syndication. "The Canvas Shopping Bag". Commercials added locally. Stanley Haines has murdered five times, but is finally caught because of his faded green shopping bag. The date is approximate. Orson Welles (narrator), Ira Marion (writer), Harry Alan Towers (producer), Sidney Torch (composer, conductor). 26:13. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Otherwise complete.

92457. The Black Museum. 1952. Program #28. Towers Of London syndication. "The Small White Boxes". Commercials added locally. The date is approximate. Orson Welles (narrator), Harry Alan Towers (producer), Sidney Torch (composer, conductor), Ira Marion (writer). 25:35. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

92456. The Black Museum. 1952. Program #26. Towers Of London syndication. "The Champagne Glass". Commercials added locally. The date is approximate. Orson Welles (narrator), Harry Alan Towers (producer), Sidney Torch (composer, conductor), Ira Marion (writer). 25:02. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

88093. The Black Museum. 1952. Syndicated. "The Silencer". Commercials added locally. A man moving into a new house is shot and killed by a gun with a silencer. Other murders soon follow. Orson Welles (narrator), Harry Alan Towers (producer), Ira Marion (writer), Sidney Torch (composer, conductor). 29:06. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

88092. The Black Museum. 1952. Syndicated. "The Leather Bag" "The Trunk". Commercials added locally. A truck is checked at a railroad station...containing a dissected body. The date is approximate. Orson Welles (narrator), Harry Alan Towers (producer), Sidney Torch (composer, conductor), Ira Marion (writer). 23:36. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Incomplete.

86740. The Black Museum. 1952. Program #38. Towers Of London syndication, BBC Radio5, MGM Radio Attractions. "The Hammerhead". Commercials added locally. This is not the same program as cat. #16623 ("The Hammer"). Twenty-three women have been murdered and dismembered around the country. Has Daisy Baker gone to Paris? An even two dozen have disappeared. The date is approximate. Orson Welles (narrator), Harry Alan Towers (producer), Ira Marion (writer), Sidney Torch (composer, conductor). 26:30. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

84207. The Black Museum. 1952. Syndicated. "A Pair Of Spectacles". Commercials added locally. Miss Daisy Oliver has disappeared en route to visit Mr. Smith, a strange chicken farmer. Her dismembered body is found buried on the chicken farm. The date is approximate. Orson Welles (narrator), Harry Alan Towers (producer), Ira Marion (writer), Sidney Torch (composer, conductor). 25:54. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

65043. The Black Museum. 1952. Towers Of London syndication. "A Jar Of Acid". Commercials added locally. Mrs. Regan has disappeared. She had an appointment with the charming Mr. Hart, but never kept it. Mr. Hart is a research chemist. The date is approximate. Orson Welles (narrator), Harry Alan Towers (producer), Ira Marion (writer), Sidney Torch (composer, conductor). 26:04. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Otherwise complete.

65042. The Black Museum. 1952. Program #36. Towers Of London syndication, BBC Radio5, MGM Radio Attractions. "The Jack Handle". Commercials added locally. An American soldier and a British pub singer in wartime London have a go at robbery and murder. The date is approximate. Orson Welles (narrator), Harry Alan Towers (producer), Ira Marion (writer), Sidney Torch (composer, conductor). 28:10. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

59781. The Black Museum. 1952. Program #22. Towers Of London syndication. "A Lady's Shoe". Commercials added locally. Elizabeth Marlowe marries a gent, who is soon revealed as a fortune hunter...and a murderer! The date is approximate. Orson Welles (narrator), Harry Alan Towers (producer), Ira Marion (writer), Sidney Torch (composer, conductor). 26:16. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

53036. The Black Museum. 1952. Towers Of London syndication. "The Prescription". Commercials added locally. June Dawson is paralyzed and depressed. She leaves all her fortune to her nurse in a new will. The date is approximate. Orson Welles (narrator), Ira Marion (writer), Sidney Torch (composer, conductor), Harry Alan Towers (producer). 26:47. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

53034. The Black Museum. 1952. Towers Of London syndication, WDC-FM, Glen Ellyn Illinois aircheck. "The Dictionary". Commercials deleted. A British pub owner has been poisoned. Could it have been his wife and her French-speaking lover? The date is approximate. Orson Welles (narrator), Harry Alan Towers (producer), Ira Marion (writer), Sidney Torch (producer, director). 25:34. Audio condition: Very good. Otherwise complete.

51245. The Black Museum. 1952. Syndicated. "A Woman's Pigskin Glove". Commercials added locally. Three women are found shot, each killed with only one bullet. A woman's glove leads to the trail of a beautiful woman and a single shot rifle. The date is approximate. Orson Welles (narrator), Harry Alan Towers (producer), Ira Marion (writer), Sidney Torch (composer, conductor). 25:50. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Otherwise complete.

51244. The Black Museum. 1952. Syndicated. "The Letter". Commercials added locally. A clever forger uses ingenious methods to swindle banks. The unknown criminal seems educated, perhaps too well educated! The date is approximate. Orson Welles (narrator), Harry Alan Towers (producer), Ira Marion (writer), Sidney Torch (composer, conductor). 25:20. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Otherwise complete.

51243. The Black Museum. 1952. Syndicated. "The Shilling". Commercials added locally. Joey Bart gets out of prison and visits his brother to get his nightclub back. When Dave Bart is found murdered, a coin paves the way to the gallows! The date is approximate. Orson Welles (narrator), Harry Alan Towers (producer), Ira Marion (writer), Sidney Torch (composer, conductor). 25:59. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Otherwise complete.

50689. The Black Museum. 1952. Syndicated. "The Postcard". Music fill for local commercial insert. A woman named Alice Cortland is found in Alfie Vines' room. Alice was secretly married to Alfie, and her head has been removed! The date is approximate. Orson Welles (narrator), Ira Marion (writer), Harry Alan Towers (producer), Sidney Torch (composer, conductor). 28:49. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

50688. The Black Museum. 1952. Syndicated. "The Leather Bag". Music fill for local commercial insert. Warren King's body is found on a train with five bullets in his head! The date is approximate. Orson Welles (narrator), Ira Marion (writer), Harry Alan Towers (producer), Sidney Torch (composer, conductor). 29:31. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

16634. The Black Museum. 1952. Harry Alan Towers syndication. "The Four Small Bottles". Commercials added locally. Oscar Stone, an old man with a young wife, is poisoned with chloroform. The date is approximate. Harry Alan Towers (producer), Orson Welles (narrator), Ira Marion (writer), Sidney Torch (composer, conductor). 27:33. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

16633. The Black Museum. 1952. Program #39. Harry Alan Towers syndication, AFRTS rebroadcast. "The Receipt". A receipt for ten gallons of petrol is the clue to a murder of a police constable, shot to death by four bullets. The date is approximate. Harry Alan Towers (producer), Orson Welles (narrator), Ira Marion (writer), Sidney Torch (composer, conductor). 24:12. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

16630. The Black Museum. 1952. Program #25. Syndicated, WRVR-FM, New York aircheck. "The Bathtub". Participating sponsors. Edward Jones is married...very married. He has wives all over the place. The date is approximate. Syndicated rebroadcast date: February 26, 1975. Harry Alan Towers (producer), Orson Welles (narrator), Sidney Torch (composer, conductor), Ira Marion (writer). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

16629. The Black Museum. 1952. Syndicated. "The Centre-Fire Bullet". Music fill for local commercial insert. Three "youngish" men hold up a jewelry store, and commit a murder while doing it. The date is approximate. Syndicated rebroadcast date: February 18, 1975. Harry Alan Towers (producer), Orson Welles (narrator), Ira Marion (writer), Sidney Torch (composer, conductor). 28:49. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

16628. The Black Museum. 1952. Syndicated, WRVR-FM, New York aircheck. "The Gladstone Bag". Sustaining. The date is approximate. Syndicated rebroadcast date: February 11, 1975. Harry Alan Towers (producer), Orson Welles (narrator), Ira Marion (writer), Sidney Torch (composer, conductor). 32:02. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

16627. The Black Museum. 1952. Syndicated, WRVR-FM, New York aircheck. "The Wooden Mallet". Participating sponsors. On Guy Fawkes day, a man's body is found inside a burning car. The date is approximate. Syndicated rebroadcast date: February 5, 1975. Harry Alan Towers (producer), Orson Welles (narrator), Ira Marion (writer), Sidney Torch (composer, conductor). 28:58. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

16626. The Black Museum. 1952. Syndicated, WRVR-FM, New York aircheck. "The Walking Stick". Participating sponsors. The walking stick, once used by Garibaldi, is the clue to the murder of a doctor's wife. The date is approximate. Syndicated rebroadcast date: January 29, 1975. Harry Alan Towers (producer), Orson Welles (narrator), Ira Marion (writer), Sidney Torch (composer, conductor). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

16625. The Black Museum. 1952. Program #19. Syndicated, WRVR-FM, New York aircheck. "The Bed Sheet". Sustaining. Natalie Parson disappears while on a cruise ship. The date is approximate. Syndicated rebroadcast date: January 22, 1975. Harry Alan Towers (producer), Orson Welles (narrator), Ira Marion (writer), Sidney Torch (composer, conductor). 32:26. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

16624. The Black Museum. 1952. Syndicated, WRVR-FM, New York aircheck. "The Sheath Knife". Sustaining. The date is approximate. Syndicated rebroadcast date: January 15, 1975. Harry Alan Towers (producer), Orson Welles (narrator), Ira Marion (writer), Sidney Torch (composer, conductor). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

16623. The Black Museum. 1952. Syndicated, WRVR-FM, New York aircheck. "The Hammer". Sustaining. An old lady's handyman demands fifty pounds and kills her when he doesn't get it. The date is approximate. Syndicated rebroadcast date: January 8, 1975. See cat. #86740 for a program called, "The Hammerhead" (no connection to this program). Harry Alan Towers (producer), Orson Welles (narrator), Ira Marion (writer), Sidney Torch (composer, conductor). 32:34. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

16622. The Black Museum. 1952. Program #16. Syndicated, WRVR-FM, New York aircheck. "Kilroy Was Here". Sustaining. The famous slogan is found on two notes and a butcher block near murder victims. The date is approximate. Syndicated rebroadcast date: January 1, 1975. Harry Alan Towers (producer), Orson Welles (narrator), Ira Marion (writer), Sidney Torch (composer, conductor). 29:55. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

16620. The Black Museum. 1952. Syndicated, WRVR-FM, New York aircheck. "The Sashcord". Participating sponsors. In Brighton, a man if found murdered near a theatre. The date is approximate. Syndicated rebroadcast date: December 11, 1974. Harry Alan Towers (producer), Orson Welles (narrator), Ira Marion (writer), Sidney Torch (composer, conductor). 31:28. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

16621. The Black Museum. 1952. Program #14. Syndicated, WRVR-FM, New York aircheck. "The Tan Shoe". Participating sponsors. A murder aboard a train and a missing payroll. The date is approximate. Syndicated rebroadcast date: December 18, 1974. Harry Alan Towers (producer), Orson Welles (narrator), Ira Marion (writer), Sidney Torch (composer, conductor). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

16616. The Black Museum. 1952. Program #9. Syndicated, WRVR-FM, New York aircheck. "The Canvas Bag". Sustaining. A young lady is swindled by an evil gent. The date is approximate. Syndicated rebroadcast date: November 13, 1974. Harry Alan Towers (producer), Orson Welles (narrator), Ira Marion (writer), Sidney Torch (composer, conductor). 27:00. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

16617. The Black Museum. 1952. Program #10. Syndicated, WRVR-FM, New York aircheck. "The Open End Wrench". Sustaining. A woman found dead in a car leads Scotland Yard to uncover a wrench-wielding murderer. The date is approximate. Syndicated rebroadcast date: November 20, 1974. Harry Alan Towers (producer), Orson Welles (narrator), Ira Marion (writer), Sidney Torch (composer, conductor). 26:10. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

16615. The Black Museum. 1952. Program #8. Syndicated, WRVR-FM, New York aircheck. "The Brass Button". Participating sponsors. Janet Morgan, the "Swamp Girl" is found murdered. The date is approximate. Syndicated rebroadcast date: November 6, 1974. Harry Alan Towers (producer), Orson Welles (narrator), Ira Marion (writer), Sidney Torch (composer, conductor). 27:52. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

16614. The Black Museum. 1952. Syndicated, WRVR-FM, New York aircheck. "The Chain". Participating sponsors. A woman has been hearing ghosts, dragging a chain. The date is approximate. Syndicated rebroadcast date: October 30, 1974. Harry Alan Towers (producer), Orson Welles (narrator), Ira Marion (writer), Sidney Torch (composer, conductor). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

16613. The Black Museum. 1952. Program #6. Syndicated, WRVR-FM, New York aircheck. "The Blue .22". Participating sponsors. Vivian is a woman scorned, and she has a little blue pistol. The date is approximate. Syndicated rebroadcast date: October 23, 1974. Harry Alan Towers (producer), Orson Welles (narrator), Ira Marion (writer), Sidney Torch (composer, conductor). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

16612. The Black Museum. 1952. Program #5. Syndicated, WRVR-FM, New York aircheck. "The Scarf". Sustaining. A gent named Pike likes to use his scarf to strangle his victims. The date is approximate. Syndicated rebroadcast date: October 16, 1974. Harry Alan Towers (producer), Orson Welles (narrator), Ira Marion (writer), Sidney Torch (composer, conductor). 30:18. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

16611. The Black Museum. 1952. Program #4. Syndicated, WRVR-FM, New York aircheck. "The Sleeveless, Unstitched Baby Jacket". Sponsored by: Hemlock Farms. Trevor Moon falls in love and proposes to Evie Rose. Shortly after Evie pays an unannounced visit to Trevor's chicken farm, she disappears. The date is approximate. Syndicated rebroadcast date: October 9, 1974. Harry Alan Towers (producer), Orson Welles (narrator), Ira Marion (writer), Sidney Torch (composer, conductor). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

16609. The Black Museum. 1952. Syndicated, WRVR-FM, New York aircheck. "The Car Tyre". Sponsored by: Hemlock Farms. A policeman is murdered when he stops a stolen car. The date is approximate. Syndicated rebroadcast date: September 25, 1974. Harry Alan Towers (producer), Orson Welles (narrator), Ira Marion (writer), Sidney Torch (composer, conductor). 29:06. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

16610. The Black Museum. 1952. Program #23. Syndicated, WRVR-FM, New York aircheck. "The Brickbat". Sponsored by: Hemlock Farms. A handyman fancies his employer's wife. The husband is soon found dead. The date is approximate. Syndicated rebroadcast date: October 2, 1974. Harry Alan Towers (producer), Orson Welles (narrator), Ira Marion (writer), Sidney Torch (composer, conductor). 30:22. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

16608. The Black Museum. 1952. Syndicated, WRVR-FM, New York aircheck. "The Key". Sponsored by: Hemlock Farms. A key is found beside a dead body. The date is approximate. Syndicated rebroadcast date: September 18, 1974. Harry Alan Towers (producer), Orson Welles (narrator), Ira Marion (writer), Sidney Torch (composer, conductor). 28:18. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

12945. The Black Museum. 1952. Harry Alan Towers syndication. "Glass Shards". Sponsored by: Commercials added localy. A man and his son find an intruder in their apartment. The older man is shot by a small man. The date is approximate. Orson Welles (narrator), Ira Marion (writer), Sidney Torch (composer, conductor), Harry Alan Towers (producer). 29:46. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

8591. The Black Museum. 1952. Program #21. Syndicated, AFRTS rebroadcast. "Twin Messengers Of Death". The story of two young punks in wartime London. The date is approximate. Orson Welles (narrator), Harry Alan Towers (producer), Sidney Torch (composer, conductor), Ira Marion (writer). 25 minutes. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

4535. The Black Museum. 1952. Syndicated, WCRB, Boston aircheck. "Meat Juice". A two-timing woman has almost certainly poisoned her hypochondriacal husband. The date is approximate. Orson Welles (narrator), Harry Alan Towers (producer), Ira Marion (writer), Sidney Torch (composer, conductor). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

4534. The Black Museum. 1952. Syndicated, WCRB, Boston aircheck. "The Service Card". A murderer is trapped by the odometer reading on his victim's car. The date is approximate. This series was heard on the Mutual net during 1952, but was produced in England and broadcast earlier on British radio. The series was syndicated by Harry Alan Towers after the network run for many years. Orson Welles (narrator), Harry Alan Towers (producer), Ira Marion (writer), Sidney Torch (composer, conductor). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

4533. The Black Museum. 1952. Program #34. Syndicated, AFRTS rebroadcast. "The Raincoat". A man's wife is found murdered. The husband is suspected and found guilty, but reasonable doubt spares him from the death penalty. The date is approximate. Orson Welles (narrator), Harry Alan Towers (producer), Sidney Torch (composer, conductor), Ira Marion (writer). 27:32. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

4531. The Black Museum. 1952. Syndicated, AFRTS rebroadcast. "The Telegram". A chauffeur with a taste for murder and a poor ability to spell is tripped up by a telegram and a long string of co-incidences. The date is approximate. Orson Welles (narrator), Harry Alan Towers (producer), Ira Marion (writer), Sidney Torch (composer, conductor). 24:10. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

3057. The Black Museum. 1952. Syndicated, AFRTS rebroadcast. "The Razor". The chilling story of a little man with a foreign accent who might have been "Jack The Ripper." The date is approximate. Orson Welles (narrator), Harry Alan Towers (producer), Ira Marion (writer), Sidney Torch (composer, conductor). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

774. The Black Museum. 1952. Syndicated, WRVR-FM, New York aircheck. "Mandolin Strings". A woman marries twice, and both times her husband falls down a flight of stairs and breaks his neck. The date is approximate. Syndicated rebroadcast date: November 27, 1974. Orson Welles (narrator), Harry Alan Towers (producer), Ira Marion (writer), Sidney Torch (composer, conductor). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

775. The Black Museum. 1952. Program #12. Syndicated, WRVR-FM, New York aircheck. "The Pink Powder Puff". The life story of a rogue and murderer, who tells of his criminal history while waiting to be hanged. The date is approximate. Syndicated rebroadcast date: December 4, 1974. Orson Welles (narrator), Harry Alan Towers (producer), Ira Marion (writer), Sidney Torch (composer, conductor). 29:26. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

Report contains 52 programs.