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Jr., James Agate, (Writer)
(1877 - 1947)

James Agate penned 69 episodes for CBS Radio Mystery Theater.
Date Episode Title Plot
1977-09-30 0718 Trilby An arrogant hypnotist turns a depressed young woman into a popular singer. But she cannot sing nor remember her performances...
1977-10-12 0723 Case of Chateau-Margaux (The) A wounded horse is the only witness to the disappearance of a rich man and his nephew is apprehended for it. A mysterious...
1977-10-17 0725 Return Engagement An intriguing tale of an aged actor turned small time hoodlum. He steals arbitrarily but can he be a murderer too?
1977-10-24 0728 Trial for Murder Two writers interested in reporting a murder end up sharing resources on the same murder trial. Furthermore, the spirit of...
1977-11-08 0737 Haunted Mill (The) A young voyager takes up a long journey lasting three years. His sweetheart back home falls for another man in his absence....
1977-11-17 0742 Hunted Down A man's beloved is killed in order to effect an insurance scam. He vows revenge and sets down on a hunt to bring the...
1977-11-23 0745 Pinkerton Method (The) The story of the legendary Pinkerton Detective Agency and how they got started with nabbing train robbers with a pursuit in...
1977-11-30 0748 Teddy Bear (The) A classic cold war phobia narrative about a reporter investigating the discovery of a weapon by the Russians that can read...
1977-12-12 0753 Ten Million Dollar Heist (The) Set in 1876, this story is about two seasoned burglars and a good-natured young chap attempting to pull off the biggest bank...
1977-12-16 0755 Ghost with a Knife (The) Alleged to based on real-life incidents, this is the story of a family threatened by a knife-wielding spirit who kills their...
1977-12-28 0760 Missouri Kid (The) Based on a real-life incident, this is the true tale of the investigation of the murder of a Pinkerton detective by his...
1978-10-04 0901 Shadow of Love Haunted by an unseen being that radiates pure love, a college professor disgusted by all human affection seeks the aid of a...
1978-10-18 0907 Never Answer an Advertisement A small town physician answers a peculiar advertisement for a doctor specializing in entomology when he has trouble finding...
1978-11-01 0912 Midas of Castle Hill (The) In order to discover the whereabouts of the family fortune hidden away by his rich father, a son enlists the aid of a famed...
1978-11-08 0915 Second Sight A psychiatrist recommends a grounded pilot to take up painting to help him loosen up. A strange series of events unfold when...
1978-11-29 0924 Romany Revenge (The) A local detective's suspicions arise when heirs to a $2 million fortune in diamonds disappear one after the other. Only the...
1978-12-06 0927 Devil's Bargain (The) A master con man steals from his victims, then poses as a psychic and helps in recovering them for a price!
1978-12-22 0934 Power of Evil (The) A gambler residing in Hong Kong is plagued by the spirit of his past lover, and this time, she demands more than he is...
1979-02-21 0956 Great Brain (The) A high stakes gamble takes place when a certified genius wagers with a friend and a prison warden that he can free himself...
1979-02-28 0958 Shadows from the Grave A photographer and his wife move into his uncle's house upon his death. When the local priest denies his blessing, the...
1979-03-07 0960 Watcher of the Living A high school principal and teacher are sent to an alternate world during a failed lab experiment. In this strange...
1979-04-16 0971 Ring of Evil When a young woman is witness to a murder, the only detail she can recall is that the killer possessed a unique ring....
1979-07-02 0993 Rivalry (The) The murder of a lounge singer with international connections becomes the main case of a Washington D.C. detective. However,...
1979-07-16 0997 House of the Dead Heart (The) In order to view a supposed secret masterpiece painted by the great Leonardo Da Vinci, a college student travels to Sienna,...
1979-07-18 0998 Case of the Forced Divorce (The) In a battle for the custody of their young son, a British woman enlists the aid of a gentleman con man and an American...
1979-08-22 1006 Stranger from Nowhere When he chances upon a woman claiming to be his long lost wife, a scientist begins to doubt his identity as well as his...
1979-09-05 1010 Man in the Black Cap (The) Upon retiring to a country manor, a normally docile husband develops a split personality after receiving a mysterious...
1979-10-01 1017 Beast (The) The sheriff and a local boy investigate the death of his father involved in a brutal hit-and-run. Their clues point to a...
1979-10-24 1024 Dangerous Memory Weighed down by the guilt of imagined misdeeds, a Vietnam veteran is urged to seek the counsel of a noted psychologist by...
1980-02-06 1057 Deserter (The) A mountain man saves a couple and their infant who are stranded by a landslide in the Sierra mountains of California. While...
1980-02-27 1063 Intruder (The) A scientist is shocked when his college son, fresh from spring break reveals that he is an alien being. He is then faced...
1980-04-16 1077 Face in the Coffin (The) In a visit to the funeral home to pay their respects to a deceased family member, a young couple unwittingly discover the...
1980-04-28 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....
1980-05-12 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...
1980-08-06 1107 Mysterious Hanging of Squire Huggins (The) After embellishing the details of the death of a local squire, a young artist becomes the primary suspect in the crime.
1980-09-01 1114 Power of Zeus (The) A pair of scientists is sent to the planet Zeus, and subsequently meets the planet's pompous and overbearing commander who...
1980-10-08 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...
1980-10-27 1130 Gilbert Stuart (The) Moved to pity of the elderly widow, a museum appraiser assigns value to an unsigned painting supposedly done by a famous...
1980-11-26 1139 Breakout Holland is the destination two French soldier escapees from a German POW camp make for as they cross the German countryside...
1981-02-04 1155 Who Is Jessica Worth? Based on the true story of an amnesiac woman cycling between multiple personalities. Her concussed state has also given her...
1981-04-17 1186 But With Blood A classic retelling of the famed siege at Harpers Ferry, which brought the anti-slavery faction of John Brown and his...
1981-04-29 1191 Man of Two Centuries (The) A college professor tasked to write a book is aided by a Huron Indian claiming to be 1,000 years old. The historian is told...
1981-05-11 1196 End of a Queen A classic retelling of the tragic life and death of Marie Antoinette, and her final hours on the earthly plane.
1981-05-13 1197 Diogenes, Inc. A pair of circus performers opens a private investigation practice after their circus burns to the ground. A possible...
1981-06-10 1209 Second Look at Murder The death of Lizzie Borden becomes the main focus of a Boston journalist's attentions as she seeks to recreate the events...
1981-06-19 1213 Henrietta's Revenge After seducing a high-powered female executive on vacation and subsequently marrying her, a professional con man asks his...
1981-07-22 1224 Toy Death Like her late mother, a young woman harbors an unusual fascination with dolls. When a voodoo doll arrives from India, her...
1981-07-27 1226 Silver Medal (The) A woman revisits the icy slope where she lost her husband years before during their honeymoon.
1981-08-07 1231 Let No Man Put Asunder Two friends become unwitting companions as they spend New Year's Eve in prison. They each tell the story of their lives and...
1981-08-24 1236 Leopard Man (The) After New Year's Eve, a bigoted British civil servant desecrates an Indian temple. He is turned into a leopard as punishment.
1981-09-04 1239 Double Cross Death Upon examining the body, the surprised expression on the visage of his deceased niece causes her coroner uncle to suspect...
1981-09-28 1246 Liar (The) Revenge is handed to him on a silver platter when a young artist is commissioned to paint the portrait of the deceitful...
1981-10-16 1251 J'Accuse After being accused of treason, a French officer is exiled to Devil 's Island despite his professed innocence. An ambitious...
1981-12-07 1266 White Rabbit (The) In order to unite the scattered factions into a solid group, a British secret agent teams up with the French Underground...
1981-12-28 1271 Silver Mirror (The) Sir Arthur Conan Doyle purchases a magic mirror that allows only him to look into the past. With it, he witnesses the events...
1982-01-26 1282 To Be an Empress The powerful tale of the struggles of Catherine the Great and her ascension from minor aristocracy to the Russian throne.
1982-01-28 1283 Dickens of Scotland Yard During an on-going investigation into the activities of a cheating spouse, Scotland Yard is assisted by the creative Charles...
1982-04-28 1321 Ghost of Andersonville (The) After finally being released from the Confederacy's most notorious prison camp, a detainee is requested to stand before a...
1982-04-30 1322 Last Duel (The) A subordinate caught playing cards while on guard duty is challenged to a duel by his Lieutenant. Between the two shots, a...
1982-05-17 1329 Imperfect Crime (The) When asked to complete a report on the death of a rich socialite, a police officer unwittingly discovers a homicide. To make...
1982-06-18 1340 Fifth Man (The) In order to discover moles and communist spies in the aviation industry, a British journalist works as a secret agent to...
1982-06-30 1345 Killer Crab A mysterious sabotage causes the shuttle of Joe Harkness to crash. A robotic weapon called the "killer crab" is his only...
1982-07-14 1351 Innocent Murderer (The) In order to escape prosecution and trial for the attempted assassination of Lincoln, John Surratt flees from Canada and...
1982-07-27 1355 Adolph and Eva The beautiful Eva Braun recounts the last days in her life with the feared and hated Adolf Hitler.
1982-08-05 1358 Murder By Decree A tragic tale about the life and death of the most infamous of Henry VIII's queens, the unfortunate Anne Boleyn.
1982-08-19 1362 Eleanora An actress playing the part of Shakespeare's Julie recounts her tragic love affair with a Berlin activist during opening...
1982-10-01 1376 Escape from Anzio After being shot down over occupied Italy during World War II, an army pilot and his companions must evade being captured by...
1982-10-06 1378 Abraham Lincoln Murder Trial (The) On trial for murder, circuit lawyer Abraham Lincoln works to ensure the freedom of a man wrongfully charged. Loosely based...
1982-11-04 1390 School Mistress (The) In pre-revolutionary Moscow, a beautiful Russian teacher sets the town ablaze with her torrid love affair.
1982-11-30 1397 Goddess of Death (The) A beautiful model causes all artists who paint her to become instantly enamored with her. When a moody painter falls for...
1982-12-07 1399 Boatman and the Devil (The) A young Russian is exiled to Siberia and determined to bring his family with him into the barren wilderness. He is...

1 Response to Jr., James Agate,


Not bad writing for a guy that's been dead for over 30 years. Hope I can do as well.

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