Radio Mystery Theater Episode Guide

Date Episode Title Plot Comments Rating
01/02/1980 1044 Revenge Is Not Sweet A police detective becomes suspicious of the family's strange behavior and looks deeper into the death of a wealthy old man. 2 78 78
01/07/1980 1045 The Last Days of Pompeii (1 of 5) - The City of the Dead On a ship bound for Pompeii, Marcus saves a blind slave girl named Lydia and falls in love with the lady Orianna. A devout worshipper of the god Isis, the young slave riles up her fellow women to make demands. Meanwhile, lady Orianna's belief in the pagan god falls as she discovers Christianity. 6 33 33
01/08/1980 1046 The Last Days of Pompeii (2 of 5) - Thrown to the Lions In the aftermath of a devastating earthquake, Julia takes advantage of the chaos and casts a love spell on Marcus with the help of a priest of Isis. Their plan backfires when instead of falling for her, he become destructive and delusional. He is later sentenced to be thrown to the lions when he is falsely accused of murder. 4 13 13
01/09/1980 1047 The Last Days of Pompeii (3 of 5) - Half Prophet, Half Friend Desiring the lady Orianna for himself, the High Priest of Isis wrongfully detains Marcus in prison, even as his beloved, together with Lydia make an attempt to set him free. 3 15 15
01/10/1980 1048 The Last Days of Pompeii (4 of 5) - Danger, Love and Death Aware of his innocence, the lion refuses to attack Marcus. With his plans foiled, the High Priest kidnaps Orianna and the city is bathed in flames when Mount Vesuvius erupts. 3 7 7
01/11/1980 1049 The Last Days of Pompeii (5 of 5) - The Buried City With the aid of the blind slave Lydia who guides them through the darkness, Marcus and Orianna escape the burning Pompeii. The pair of lovers meet one disaster after another on their path to freedom. 4 11 11
01/14/1980 1050 The Better Half Despite having murdered her in a fit of envious rage, a young ad agency executive continues to receive advice from his brilliant and deceased wife. 3 60 60
01/16/1980 1051 Prisoner of the Machines A group of rebels are taken prisoner by robots during a war between man and machine; and their commander plans to liberate them from Asteroid Prison One. 11 52 52
01/21/1980 1052 Once Upon an Island After learning about the local legend of the \"shining ghost,\" a couple honeymooning on an island in the Caribbean become curious. The husband meets an unfortunate accident when he goes to explore the haunted house.
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01/23/1980 1053 The Forty-Four The local sheriff has been in love with a wealthy landowner for the longest time. When she confesses to the murder of her cousin over a dispute on the ownership of a certain property, ballistics reports on the weapon come back negative and he must find the true perpetrator of the crime in order to save her. 2 41 41
01/28/1980 1054 The God Machine The cycle of procreation and the institution of marriage is regulated by a master computer in the future. Surprisingly, a young couple over-ride the system and fall in love. They rebel against the machine that tries to separate them. 9 33 33
01/30/1980 1055 The Crystal Gazer \"The Thinking Machine\" reveals the truth to those who seek it. A man foresees his death. When a young woman has a vision of her betrothal to an elderly man, she vanishes without a trace. In a quest to discover her whereabouts, a private detective must pit himself against a wily fortune teller.
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02/04/1980 1056 That's What Friends Are For A British officer stationed in India is plagued by a bag-pipe playing ghost. His licentious fiancee demands that he do something about it, and he soon discovers that the spirit was merely trying to warn him against his faithless bride-to-be. 2 17 17
02/06/1980 1057 The Deserter A mountain man saves a couple and their infant who are stranded by a landslide in the Sierra mountains of California. While he is willing to help them survive, he refuses to guide them back to civilization. 1 40 40
02/11/1980 1058 Talk to Me In order to ease his loneliness, an elderly man makes an anonymous tip to a crime hot line just to have someone to talk to. When his actions end up setting an innocent youngster to take the fall for a murder, he must find a way to set him free. 3 29 29
02/13/1980 1059 Crime of Passion A defense lawyer suddenly begins doubting his wife's fidelity as he works on the case of a night watchman accused of killing his spouse for her faithlessness. 2 46 46
02/18/1980 1060 The Time Box After discovering a time machine developed in the 1880's, a newspaper reporter travels back one hundred years in the past in order to prevent the marriage of the inventor's daughter to a known serial killer. 4 40 40
02/20/1980 1061 The Vampire Plant When his tormentors mysteriously start to vanish, a wimpy mama's boy turns his eyes on the assertive young woman he married. He begins to suspect that her carnivorous plant, hemo anderantus is the perpetrator of the crimes. 10 40 40
02/25/1980 1062 The Unseen and the Seen Believing their house to be haunted by the spirit of his deceased wife, a widowed banker and aspiring artist becomes distressed when the picture of their wedding day moves around the house seemingly on its own. To get to the bottom of things, he devises a unique plan. 4 41 41
02/27/1980 1063 The Intruder A scientist is shocked when his college son, fresh from spring break reveals that he is an alien being. He is then faced with a moral dilemma when he is asked to make a trade- his wife for the life of his real son, who is being held captive in another dimension. 4 39 39
03/03/1980 1064 Laundry Money When he unwittingly becomes part of a money laundering scheme, an accountant falls victim to the murderous plot of his best friend and wife- who both plan on hastening his demise. 7 47 47
03/05/1980 1065 A Matter of Identity A young woman and her boyfriend hire the services of a Haitian police investigator to search for her 17-year old cousin who vanished while visiting Port-au-Prince. Believing her to be a victim of a kidnapping, they are more than surprised when the truth is unraveled. 2 29 29
03/10/1980 1066 You're Going to Like Rodney A couple babysitting their young nephew are tortured and harassed by his malicious antics. They begin to suspect he is more than he seems when the nature of his pranks become more and more sinister. 63 52 52
03/12/1980 1067 The Secret of the Fifth Bell A husband is gifted with a strange set of antique Chinese bells, one of which peals without human intervention. Death or good fortune finds a chosen individual each time the bell tolls. 1 31 31
03/17/1980 1068 The Evil Eye When people she becomes angry with suffer cruel misfortune, an authoress of fiction believes she has the power of the evil eye. When her husband discovers her unique ability, he hatches a plot to take advantage of her gift with his lover, who also happens to be her talent manager! 1 36 36
03/19/1980 1069 The Death Wish While meditating, a highly stressed businessman has visions of his wife\'s infidelity. During these \"rhapsodic\" episodes, he is also hounded by an ethereal beauty that convinces him to step into another dimension to be with her.

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03/24/1980 1070 The Blue Tiger A determined D.A. hot on the pursuit of a seasoned killer responsible for the murder of a witness turns up dead. Finally free of his tail, the criminal moves on to his next mission- conning an elderly old woman into believing he is her long, lost son. 4 33 33
03/26/1980 1071 Conspiracy A classic narration of the secret plot to assassinate Abraham Lincoln and his cabinet by conspirators John Wilkes Booth and his pack of ragtag followers. 6 20 20
03/31/1980 1072 The End of the Rainbow Life becomes complicated for a lonesome housewife when she finds herself picked up by a handsome stranger at a singles bar and accompanies him to a nearby town infamous for heavy gambling. 9 55 55
04/02/1980 1073 The Fateful Bell A lowly artisan falls in love with the daughter of the emperor while casting a gigantic bell made of precious metal in this tragic romance set in ancient China. 4 17 17
04/07/1980 1074 Madame Sirocco In order to solve the mysterious disappearance the young daughter of a first-generation immigrant, the police department enlists the help of a noted psychic. 1 24 24
04/09/1980 1075 Kitty Sharing a love for creatures of the feline persuasion, a New York dancer and her roommate become even closer. A series of bizarre deaths send a police detective and college professor knocking on their door when her rivals are found scratched to death! 2 21 21
04/14/1980 1076 Star Sapphire After adopting a teenage girl to keep his wheelchair bound spouse company, a man teaches the girl how to hunt and kill using the sapphire ring she has become obsessed with. 28 29 29
04/16/1980 1077 The Face in the Coffin In a visit to the funeral home to pay their respects to a deceased family member, a young couple unwittingly discover the body of a federal judge in charge of a huge trial for a suspect in an organized crime case. Soon, they are pursued by the felons and must take flight. 4 39 39
04/21/1980 1078 The Fourth Reason A wife enlists the aid of a politician in order to find her missing American husband. The congressman sees it as a tool to propel his campaign and takes advantage of the situation. 2 27 27
04/23/1980 1079 The Dead You Can't Bury A chance encounter with a fortune teller at a party reveals that she would meet a man fated to bring disaster to her life. True enough, she meets him and falls in love, despite the warnings voiced by a brooding ghost that haunts her dreams 2 31 31
04/28/1980 1080 Portrait of a Memory In order to immortalize her beloved, a wealthy woman hires the service of a starving American painter to paint his portrait. The problem is, she refuses to provide him with a photo, and asks him to paint her vision of the man instead. 2 31 31
04/30/1980 1081 How Can I Ever Thank You In this bizarre tale of romance and mayhem, a fiction author narrates the tale of how he got even with his former protege and rival, as well his unfaithful wife without stooping to murder.
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05/05/1980 1082 The Inner Eye In an attempt to save his life, a young woman uses the power of post-cognition to follow the actions of her itinerant lover after she calls ends their relationship. 3 28 28
05/07/1980 1083 Wanted, a Husband A suspicious postal investigator pokes his nose into the business of two local swindlers believed to be running an elaborate mail order scam. 5 34 34
05/12/1980 1084 Tomorrow Is Never Luck allows a worldly traveler and an old maid whose life's ambition is to travel to Europe to cross paths. He encounters her years later, only to discover that she has lived the last few years under the thumb of her ill-mannered relatives. Moved to pity, he vows to assist her in reclaiming her life. 2 27 27
05/14/1980 1085 On the Side of the Angels A demoralized and spiritually broken woman is liberated from the clutches of her evil kin by a traveling salesman. 3 23 23
05/19/1980 1086 Two of a Kind An idle and selfish oaf leases two identical rooms and outfits them in the same manner in an elaborate scheme to relieve his aunt of her wealth, and to continue driving her crazy! 5 39 39
05/21/1980 1087 A Private Demon In order to protect his name, a college professor murders a student when he is presented with evidence that refutes his theories. A battle of wits ensues when the absent-minded professor is pitted against a police detective and his hired help in order to prove his innocence. 4 39 39
05/26/1980 1088 Phantom World Two British castaways sentenced to hang for treason find love, and a deranged Frenchman on a remote island! 2 26 26
05/28/1980 1089 The Bluff In a high stakes game of blind man's bluff, a retired police detective uses himself as bait to lure out the man who blinded him to exact revenge for ruining his life. 1 34 34
06/02/1980 1090 Let George Do It In order to exact revenge on her cheating spouse, an unhappy housewife seduces a traveling salesman and convinces him to murder her stockbroker husband. 3 27 27
06/09/1980 1092 That Magic Touch Christmas works a miracle for a beautiful divorcee and her cold and standoffish husband in a remote hunting lodge. Their plans to start anew are ruined when past hurts resurface. 2 24 24
06/11/1980 1093 Legacy of Guilt After moving an antique piece down from the attic, a pregnant woman becomes plagued with ghostly visits. Soon, the spectre reveals a horrifying tale about the house's previous owner's and implores the woman to help her recover her lost child. 4 36 36
06/16/1980 1094 Voice from the Grave Based on a true to life tale, a detective must rely on a doctor's wife and her peculiar talent to discover the truth behind the death of a female lab technician. 2 16 16
06/18/1980 1095 In the Name of Love Immersed in her make-believe life, the high-powered president of a huge agency fancies herself as the mother of a renowned actress; and she enlists the aid of a wealthy client when her supposed daughter goes missing. 2 22 22
06/23/1980 1096 Life Blood In this tale of revenge and deception, an embittered scientist creates a life-like robot whose sole purpose is to destroy the life of his old rival. 29 25 25
07/02/1980 1099 Maud-Evelyn The ghost of a fourteen-year old girl and an idle rich youth fall for one another. What is curious is that they have never even met. 3 21 21
07/07/1980 1100 Silent Partners On a business trip, a wealthy industrialist and his secretary are kidnapped. Their adventure begins when they escape their captors and make their way through the jungles of South America. 3 20 20
07/09/1980 1101 Sierra Alpha 638 In order to pick up his marijuana shipment located in a desert in California, a cult leader hijacks a commercial flight bound for Mexico City. 16 22 22
07/14/1980 1102 Nightmare in Gillette Castle When a couple on tour visit the home of the biggest actor to portray the legendary Sherlock Holmes on the big screen, they are unexpectedly forced to spend the night in the castle. They soon find that they have become part of a crime scene with the real Sherlock Holmes leading the investigation! 6 22 22
07/16/1980 1103 Murder Preferred In an effort to make her husband's suicide less of an embarrassment, his widow fakes a crime scene in order to make it look like murder. When an innocent man is caught in the cross-fire, she admits her felony to the lawyer she hired to save the unfortunate man. 1 29 29
07/28/1980 1104 A Ton of Gold In an expedition to search for the lost Indian gold of an obscure tribe, an archaeologist and his team set off into the desert of New Mexico. Before long, they discover firsthand the horrors enveloping the cursed gold. 6 35 35
07/30/1980 1105 The Death Disk After being hired by a charitable institution, a woman is surprised when the offer is not only suddenly withdrawn, but she is accused of theft as well. In order to clear her name of a crime she did not commit, she seeks the aid of the local police. When they wash their hands off the case, she takes matters into her own hands and conducts her own investigation. 2 30 30
08/04/1980 1106 This Deadly Fraternity A series of mysterious deaths occur on the Hell week anniversary of a college fraternity. Despite orders from his boss to attend the reunion, a young executive is reluctant to attend as his past activities as a frat member continue to torment him years later. 2 32 32
08/06/1980 1107 The Mysterious Hanging of Squire Huggins After embellishing the details of the death of a local squire, a young artist becomes the primary suspect in the crime. 1 20 20
08/11/1980 1108 The Master Minds When a master jewel thief steals a priceless diamond, a lady detective from the Boston police is determined to prove her worth to Scotland Yard, and the detective assigned to help her by capturing the criminal as he makes his way to America aboard an ocean liner. 1 19 19
08/13/1980 1109 The Return of Edward Blair A man must convince the residents of a small town that he is not the criminal that escaped their justice years ago. 4 20 20
08/18/1980 1110 Human Error After unintentionally causing the hospitalization of a young woman, a man experiencing a midlife crisis falls for her. His friends soon become concerned when he begins visiting her for no reason. 4 28 28
08/20/1980 1111 Kill Now, Pay Later In order to stop her son from marrying a poor woman, a controlling mother threatens to disinherit him. Instead of hindering their plans, the couple develops closer ties. 3 24 24
08/25/1980 1112 Poor Lester As a result of her pact with the god Zeus, a woman must work to revive the god's ancient religion in exchange for the reversal of a her request she made to take the place of her faithless and deceased husband. 1 18 18
08/27/1980 1113 A Feast of Death Set in 1917 Paris, a young woman marries an older man and lives a life of luxury. She is horribly shocked when she unexpectedly discovers the source of their wealth. 1 24 24
09/01/1980 1114 The Power of Zeus A pair of scientists is sent to the planet Zeus, and subsequently meets the planet's pompous and overbearing commander who sports a Texas drawl. On the alien world, they must discover a way to avert the world-wide threat of starvation caused by a massive hole in the Earth's ozone layer. 1 17 17
09/03/1980 1115 Leave Well Enough Alone A marital counseling session with a couple he is acquainted with gives birth to the greatest story ever written by talented French novelist, Guy de Maupassant. 3 22 22
09/08/1980 1116 Hand in Glove When a young surgeon begins having trouble controlling his hands, he is sickened by the realization that the transplant not only gave him back the use of his extremities, but it also gave the serial killer to whom they previously belonged another chance to resume his sinister deeds. 22 16 16
09/10/1980 1117 Ocean of Emptiness On a mission to scout the planet Jupiter, a married couple on their first trip in space find themselves being followed by an unknown thing. When they receive a disturbing report announcing their deaths, they return to Earth and discover just how much the world has changed during their absence. 6 24 24
09/15/1980 1118 Number One A movie company is taken hostage by a Central American warlord while on location. They are faced with a moral dilemma when the commander demands a night with the director's wife in exchange of their liberty. 1 19 19
09/17/1980 1119 The Threshold A young married couple purchase an abandoned town believed to be a nuclear testing site. When invisible hands begin to rebuild the town back to its glory days, the neighboring town's mayor and a hardware store owner become suspicious. 5 32 32
09/22/1980 1120 The Mysterious Rochdale Special Scotland Yard enlists the aid of a former scam artist to solve the mysterious disappearance of an entire train bound for London, along with its wealthy passenger. 7 21 21
09/24/1980 1121 The Murder of Caesar As plots to bring down his regime abound, the powerful Julius Caesar is cautioned to beware the Ides of March by the beautiful and loyal Portia. 1 7 7
09/29/1980 1122 The Ruby Lamp When a college professor creates a device capable of capturing a person's thoughts on film, he uses it to help a friend whose wife suffers from severe melancholia over the death of her children. The woman desires to know what became of her stillborn twins and the experiment all too capably supplies her with the answer. 5 32 32
10/01/1980 1123 Hero's Welcome After living in paradise for years, an amnesiac castaway regains his memory and returns home to reclaim his life. He is disturbed to find out that the townsfolk are unhappy with his sudden appearance, and that his supposed death gained him a hero's reputation. 4 29 29
10/06/1980 1124 Second Sight In order to evade capture during an attempted robbery of a wealthy man, Arthur Dickson aka Fingers accidentally blinds the detective leading the task force. Dickson is later charged with murder when the millionaire turns up dead. The blind detective comes out of retirement to once again work on the case, this time he believes Dickson's claims of innocence and sets out to exonerate him. 3 28 28
10/08/1980 1125 Portrait of an Assassin This classic tale of intrigue and deception recounts the life of Charles Guiteau and his grandiose plan of getting President Garfield elected, as well as his subsequent assassination at a DC train station by Guiteau's hand. 3 21 21
10/13/1980 1126 Napoleon and the Queen of Sheba In order to turn him from a life of crime, two good witches provide their services to a small-time scam artist. 5 21 21
10/15/1980 1127 The Bright Golden Murders Believing that her husband was murdered after discovering a metallurgical secret that would shake the world market, she turns to his friend and the local police for help. Unknown to her, the scientist was actually having an affair with the cabaret singer girlfriend of a mobster- and was subsequently murdered when he discovered their liaison. 2 21 21
10/20/1980 1128 Honest Mistake The wife of an aging hit man nags him to retire after he is given an assignment to kill a timorous accountant. When the accountant's wife catches on after several threats to his life, she takes a look into his affairs to solve the mystery. 1 30 30
10/27/1980 1130 The Gilbert Stuart Moved to pity of the elderly widow, a museum appraiser assigns value to an unsigned painting supposedly done by a famous artist despite believing it to be a fake. Before long, he begins to regret the wrongful appraisal and his purchase of the counterfeit. 2 19 19
10/29/1980 1131 Bloodline Charged with the theft of $2 Million, a stockbroker recounts how he himself was a victim of a scam that resulted in the loss of his employer's money. 4 36 36
11/03/1980 1132 Guilty Intent on helping his ailing sister, a has-been playwright kills his uncle in order to obtain his wealth. Now, he must convince his relatives as well as the detective assigned to the case that he murdered his uncle with the best of intentions. 1 11 11
11/05/1980 1133 The Question A retired actress encounters a spirit who makes an unusual request when she returns to her childhood home by the sea. She relents to the creature's desire to paint her, and this sets both the woman and her elderly caretaker on a journey of self-discovery. 7 21 21
11/10/1980 1134 The Dagger of Almohades The tables are turned when a beautiful woman encounters a man with a possessed dagger. It seems that her usual feminine ploys will not work on the wily stranger. 22 20 20
11/12/1980 1135 Natural Sugar When an actor turns up dead in the middle of a play, a police detective must sift through all the scenarios to find the killer. 6 37 37
11/17/1980 1136 The Eleventh Plague After being marooned on a strange world for fifteen years, a magician develops god-like powers. When a group of men are sent to retrieve them, he sends the Biblical plagues of Moses to meet them. 4 29 29
11/19/1980 1137 The Iron Horse Being born under a lucky star as the seventh son of a seventh son, a charlatan and a hard-up dreamer become extremely wealthy after a chance encounter. 3 24 24
11/24/1980 1138 The Killer Instinct A series of strange deaths sparks the interest of a police detective, especially when he learns of the unusual circumstances behind each victim's demise, and the involvement of a smooth-talking salesman. 7 44 44
11/26/1980 1139 Breakout Holland is the destination two French soldier escapees from a German POW camp make for as they cross the German countryside during World War I. 8 25 25
12/25/1980 1140 A Holiday Visit En route to visit her parents for Christmas, a couple is waylaid by a highway accident. As they make their way to Runyonville, Ohio by foot, they travel through the snow and into Taylortown--a deserted village whose sole resident seems to be a mysterious old woman. 43 56 56