Ripley's Believe It or Not 1 Minute Shows

Ripley's Believe or Not starred Robert Ripley himself as he explains the weird and strange stories from his travels around the world.  Ripley's took his first trip around the world in 1922 and kept a sketch book and journal to chronicle all the unusual sites, customs, people, animals, and more.

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Orbiter X [Britian Radio science fiction] BBC OTR 1959

Genre Science fiction / Running time 30 minutes / Country of origin United Kingdom / 1959

Orbiter X: An adventure in the conquest of space was a BBC Radio science fiction programme written by B. D. Chapman. Only a single series was produced which was broadcast by the BBC Light Programme on Monday evenings in late 1959. Presumed to have been wiped and lost, a set of discs of the entire series, recorded for the BBC Transcription Service, was discovered and restored.[1] Since 2016, Orbiter X has occasionally been repeated on the BBC's archive station, BBC Radio 4 Extra.


Death Valley Days

In 1930, Ruth Woodman created a 30 minute American radio and television anthology under the sponsorship of Pacific Coast Borax Company, aka U.S. Borax Company, and named it Death Valley Days. The series later on became the most successful syndicated television series ever. The series featured real stories of the old American West, specifically in the area of Death Valley. The series ended by 1945 but it was revived in 1952 as a syndicated television series. The revived version of Death Valley Days ended in year 1975.


Tales of the Texas Rangers - All Episodes

This show was one of the more successful radio shows of the early 1950's, airing for 3 years. Directed by Stacey Keach, Sr., TALES OF THE TEXAS RANGERS broadcast coast-to-coast every Sunday on NBC. Don't mistake this series for a Western. It's a modern (1950's) police drama featuring the oldest and most respected law enforcement body in North America. "Tales" related true cases from the police files and is sometimes considered a forerunner of today's TV series starring Chuck Norris. Joel McCrea stared as Texas Ranger Jace Pierson, the main character of this series.


Frontier Gentleman

Adult Westerns on the radio weren't anything new when Frontier Gentleman came to radio in 1958. Gunsmoke had been on the air since 1952, and James Stewart's The Six Shooter had aired in 1953-54. It is likely that there would have been more produced, but by the late 50s television had begun to claim radio's talent as well as its audience.


X-Minus One

X Minus One is an American half-hour science fiction radio drama series that broadcast from April 24, 1955 to January 9, 1958 in various timeslots on NBC. Known for high production values in adapting stories from the leading American authors of the era, X Minus One has been described as one of the finest offerings of American radio drama and one of the best science fiction series in any medium.

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