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CBSRMT Episode Information
The Killer Inside
The mundane life of a regular citizen is stirred up after she transports a package to Europe at the special request of her beloved. She finds herself caught up in an international mystery.
Air Dates:
First Run - April 1, 1975
Repeat - July 1, 1975
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11 Responses to Episode 0249

Nioe "soft"py story. Predictable ending but worth the listening time.

I didn't care for it as I imagined several more interesting directions it could have gone in. I thought maybe a "True Lies" set up by Norm because she was so bored, or that finding out he was a spy would make her respect him and live happily ever after, or even that shewas having a dream and she'd be happy for a less suspensefull real life.

Stars Ann Meara as a thirty year old woman with a domineering mother, a dull fiance and, overall a dull life... When she wins a raffle and travels to London; within a few hours she meets a fascinating man and is accused of murder. It may not be perfect but this is a very entertaining episode, well written and perfectly cast.

A woman leads a predictable life with her mother and frequent, predictable visits from her fiancé, both of them lecturers at the local university. Apparently frustrated with the lack of excitement and interest in her life, she is very pleased when she wins a trip to London and, despite the hesitancy of her mother is determined to go. When her fiancé turns up he is quite enthusiastic and the mother immediately changes her tune. He encourages her to go and enjoy herself, and while she’s there, look up a professor he has been corresponding with and deliver an envelope of linguistic research. Now, you know there’s just got to be more to it than this… This was a fun episode with some great twists.

I liked this episode. Exciting for Gwen with the Earl & not good for Norm once Gwen returns back home.

I love Anne Meara & wish she had done more CBSRMT episodes.

A real fun show to listen to!!

An engaging take on the late 60s spy paranoia, brainwashing, and mistaken identity a la North by Northwest or The Manchurian Candidate. Not up to the same standard, of course, but definitely an above-average episode.

An entertaining episode for me. I thought it entertaining to see that her fiancé was more than he appeared to be and that she turned into more than she appeared to be.

Anne Meara, her one & only episode was #249, the Killer Inside. Her name is incorrectly spelled Mira in the episode guide but her voice is unmistakable. Great story with a touch of the humor that she was famous for. She will be missed.

The ever-professional Anne Meara makes the most of her one episode of CBSRMT. Her deft touch of humor "...senisible shoes, I don't think I have any other kind." was always welcomed. Nice touches of foreshadowing prior to her trip. The sad resignation in her voice instantly provides sympathy for her character. And isn't it a natural that her beau was named "Norman"? The shades of Alfred Hitchcock's series of paranoid films like "North by Northwest" or "The Man Who Knew Too Much" are rampant and well-done in this episode. Early on, we see Gwendolwn's questioning of her own sanity and inevitable fall into espionage. The victim hood on display with Meara's performance is chilling. Her words quake in a world of self-confident, if untrusted voices. There were some twists here - not exactly O Henry stuff - but sufficient for a one hour radio drama. Great not-so-old revisit to old-time radio.

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