Theater Five

1964 - 1965

Above image courtesy of Tune In For Terror © 1992


"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."


The Standard Intro:

(Music: )

Announcer: "check back soon "

An Opening Narration:

Host: "Check back soon...."

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