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Eric, Elspeth (Writer)
(1906 - 1993)

Elspeth Eric is known for playing gun molls on many old time radio programs in the 40s-50s. She appeared in 13 CBS Radio Mystery Theater episodes and wrote over 100 episodes.
Date Episode Title Plot
1974-01-15 0010 Resident (The) A move from the countryside to town leaves a retired lady prey to a cat named Evil and a young girl who forcefully moves in...
1974-01-22 0017 Very Old Man (A) A wizened man has clairvoyance abilities and even relieve physical suffering with a simple touch
1974-01-28 0023 Three Women A writer is pressed by his publisher to alter the ending of his book in order to take fuller advantage of the character of...
1974-02-09 0034 Deadly Hour (The) A self-doubting man is nearly driven to insanity by the infidelity of his wife and stops speaking. Years later in a...
1974-02-21 0043 Walls of Jericho (The) A modest attender at a men's club discovers his extraordinary gift of bringing characters to life from his imagination -...
1974-03-20 0060 Ghost at the Gate (The) A ghostly, two-timing tale of romance where a man continues his affair with his wife and his mistress - even beyond death.
1974-04-25 0081 Sunset to Sunrise A daughter remembers how her mother turned into a vampire.
1974-04-29 0082 All Living Things Must Die A lonely woman is left with just the houseplants for her company under the rules of her tyrannic husband. But he goes too...
1974-05-29 0098 Phantom Lullaby (The) The caring parents of a young woman rent her a luxurious house to recuperate from a bitter affair and an abortion. But...
1974-06-20 0108 Secret Doctrine (The) After suffering a devastating rejection at the hands of her favorite actor, an obsessed fan directs her violent rage against...
1974-07-03 0113 Secret Life of Bobby Deland (The) A couple suffering from the death of their only child take in a young waif to fill the void in their lives. At first the...
1974-07-23 0122 Adam's Astral Self The ability to project his spiritual self to other places while asleep annoys Adam Farr's wife to no end. When she finally...
1974-10-21 0163 Mind Over Matthew A middle-aged man marries a young girl he begins to believe might be a sorceress. He enlists the aid of his physician to get...
1974-10-29 0167 Black Room (The) A man is placed in solitary confinement for a crime he did not commit. He somehow makes an unlikely friend while in...
1975-01-14 0205 Faith and the Faker A converted swindler turned faith healer learns that he can heal anyone in his island except his lame wife. He soon realizes...
1975-01-17 0207 Ghost Talk A man dies and his wife is devastated by it. He finds out that he can communicate with her and she promises to never forget...
1975-02-07 0220 Death Is So Trivial A man dies in a road accident and vows to devote his afterlife to stopping hit and runs.
1975-03-10 0236 Stuff Of Dreams (The) A strange reclusive woman hires a young lady to tell her the tales about her daily life, but things start to go south when...
1975-03-21 0243 Man Must Die (The) The son of a court judge is tremendously angered when his father sentences a convicted killer to two decades of life...
1975-05-07 0269 Transformation (The) A young man wastes both his inherited fortune and the love of a beautiful woman. He finally makes a deal for three days...
1975-06-09 0288 Fallen Angel A manic-depressive artist is blessed with an angelic muse that inspires him to greatness. However, he falls into alcoholism...
1975-06-19 0294 Climbing Boy (The) The aggrieved ghost of a young chimney sweep clamors for vengeance against the Lord that abused him. His desire is granted...
1975-07-07 0304 Guilty After being charged with the physical assault of a colleague, a college professor agrees to take a polygraph test to prove...
1975-07-24 0314 Appointment in Uganda After obsessively preparing himself for the afterlife, a man is declared clinically dead for a few minutes due to a heart...
1975-08-18 0328 Help Somebody The desires of a nomadic writer seem to materialize all at the same time. His novel is a smash hit, he inherits a fortune...
1975-10-02 0357 Man Who Ran Away (The) Devastated by the discovery of his wife's infidelity, a man seeks refuge in a nearby town. He comes across a seemingly...
1975-11-19 0381 Fear A loyal employee of a bank is accused of robbing another branch and is presented with a photo of the suspect who looks...
1975-12-22 0400 Image (The) A self-absorbed author forces his will upon his wife and compatriots in an attempt to bolster his image.
1976-01-16 0417 Red Frisbee (The) While playing Frisbee with his dog on an Antilles beach, Ben comes across a young girl with an unusual gift. He becomes more...
1976-01-28 0422 Mirror, Mirror Jessica Chapman and Clare Connor were once roommates at Stapleton Academy. Jessica is shocked to find that Clare who was...
1976-02-12 0430 Golden Chalices (The) Mary Roth has stirs the embers of his memory with her stories and gifts. His patient is unaware that thirty years ago,...
1976-02-25 0437 General Laughter In lieu of a suicide confession, a distressed actress chooses to record her final breath as well as the motives for her...
1976-03-19 0451 Matter of Love and Death (A) Having grown weary over sharing him with crazed fans, the wife of a legendary football player walks into a police precinct...
1976-03-30 0458 Intruders (The) Troubled by spirits that haunt her home, a woman becomes strangely attached to her ghostly housemates as she watches them go...
1976-06-24 0494 Child of Fate Threatened by the entrance of new and real-life companions, a child's imaginary friend manifests and attacks them in a...
1976-08-23 0509 Train Stops (The) The train used to stop at the small town of Dandridge. Now the town doctor relates a story about two strangers who only...
1976-09-10 0516 Magical Place (A) Elinor and Timothy Elkins, a middle-aged couple, revisit a house they rented as newlyweds to see if they can rekindle their...
1976-10-01 0528 Clairvoyant (The) A clairvoyant forsees an unexpected love in the life of a young, British aristocrat on the eve of World War II.
1976-11-08 0548 Graveyard (The) A man mourns for his lost love who died after riding out into a rain storm to buy a new dress. He learns the truth about her...
1976-11-22 0552 Meeting by Chance Waiting out the passing storm a man and woman spend the afternoon in a odd house where they mysteriously find themselves...
1976-12-09 0562 Nobody Dies A young woman with a small child takes a job as a maid to a pregnant widow. Their children grow up together and the boy...
1976-12-20 0568 Date of Death A hypocondriac's fear is heightened when his doctor tells him he has an aortic aneurism. His anger rises when his doctor...
1976-12-25 0571 Magus (The) A young servant girl falls under the charms of a magus. She becomes entranced in his presence, forsaking her mother and...
1977-01-17 0587 Son of Satan
A man and his wife come across an old friend in a stroke of luck. They soon discover that not only has he changed his...
1977-02-07 0596 I Pronounce You Dead A girl's teenage angst leads her to witchcraft. She awakens from a dream believing she has killed her family.
1977-03-04 0611 Answer Me
Distraught over the death of his wife, a failed author leaves his life behind him and sets out to lose himself in the...
1977-03-22 0621 Imposter (The)
A woman, with the ghostly assistance of an actor long gone is inspired to write a full-length play  despite having...
1977-04-05 0629 Sensitive (The)
A cynical and bitter skeptic attends a séance with his wife and his boss. Despite his aversion to things of the...
1977-06-09 0662 Dialogue with Death A man is reunited with a childhood love and wants to marry her. He has difficulty dealing with her one peculiarity: she...
1977-06-20 0668 Birthmark (The) A scientist believes that a hand-shaped birthmark on his wife's cheek is the only thing standing between her and perfect...
1977-07-04 0676 Boomerang A young witch tries to enlist the aid of Satan in order to deploy spells against the man who continues to spurn her. But...
1977-07-07 0678 Stranger Among Us (A) A tale of UFO encounter, abduction, and subsequent hypnosis to recover the memories. A woman, arrested for auto theft,...
1977-08-15 0695 Together Place (The) A country doctor treats a woman who lives with her daughter on a remote island. The daughter has been communicating with a...
1977-09-07 0705 Silent Shock A female inmate of a mental asylum talks to invisible people and awaits the return of a beloved who might not exist. But the...
1977-09-29 0717 Solitary (The) The story of an unlikely friendship between a prisoner and the security officer. The prisoner is hated and tortured by...
1977-10-10 0722 Actress (The) The quintessential story of an actress slowly losing her own self in the life of the tragic character she is supposed to...
1977-11-07 0736 Therapeutic Cat (The) A desperately lonely aged man adopts a cat to keep him company who proves to be extraordinarily companionable. But her...
1977-11-28 0747 Man Is Missing (The) A lady pesters investigators to find her missing husband. One of them decide to help her on his own as he falls for her. But...
1978-01-20 0768 Enchanted Child (The) A young boy has the strange gift of killing people at will with the force of his thoughts. When anyone speaks positively...
1978-02-16 0783 Something in the Air A father attempts to stop his young girl from consenting to what he deems to be a poor match with an older man with little...
1978-03-23 0803 Judas Kiss (The) A misogynistic clairvoyant witnesses a woman murdering her boyfriend and subsequently, her husband.
1978-03-27 0805 Pretend Person (The) A woman recovering from open heart surgery has imaginary friends who help her face the multiple crises she is confronted...
1978-04-20 0819 Avocado Jungle (The) An aged actress is helped by a writer to pen down her memoirs. She ends up revealing a secret that gets taped.
1978-05-08 0829 Death and Desire Retired circus actors hit upon an ingenious scheme of conning people with a spirit-medium act. But trouble starts when the...
1978-06-08 0847 Death Spell An unemployed couple of an artist and an actress are forced to move in with a rich friend who is convinced his wife is...
1978-07-11 0862 Guardian Angel A rising entrepreneur falls in love with a young woman who says she has been reborn and that she can communicate with...
1978-08-23 0883 Eavesdropper (The) Myrtle Chapman, married to a bookish man who neglected her for eight years, stealthily listens to his telephonic...
1978-09-20 0895 Beheading (The) A woman called Joyce narrates her life experiences to another woman. She paints a grim picture of her family portrait and...
1978-11-15 0918 Conspiracy (The) After having been abandoned by her lover, a vengeful model plots the downfall of a hapless photographer who just happens to...
1978-11-24 0922 Night Visitor A scandal ensues when a supposedly deceased young lady turns up in her parents' visitor's bed!
1978-12-11 0929 Horror Story (A) In a commercial building, a master chef serves the most divine cuisine in a restaurant located at the second floor. On the...
1978-12-27 0936 No Way Out An elderly man becomes obsessed with the number 2172 when it repeatedly appears in random patterns during the course of his...
1979-01-17 0946 Wandering Wind (The) After moving into their new home, a husband makes an attempt to remedy the dilapidated state of their abode. However, his...
1979-02-12 0953 Sinister Shadow (The) An unusual tale of how a timid woman chanced upon her doppelganger in a seedy bar, and how her double turned against her.
1979-04-23 0973 Glass Bubble (The) Believing it gives her the power to foresee death, a young woman isolates herself in a sterile glass room.
1979-05-23 0982 Dreams A gambler abuses his wife's unusual ability in predicting outcomes to help him win in his games of chance. When she lands in...
1979-06-18 0989 Unquiet Tomb (The) A remote island is home to an old ship captain and his assistant. Their peace is disturbed when a young family move to the...
1979-08-15 1004 Body and Soul An out of body experience after she slips into a coma reveals the vision of her estranged daughter rushing to her bedside to...
1979-09-17 1013 Guillotine (The) A young medical student meets the love of his life as while waiting out the war. His naive ideals take a beating as he...
1979-10-15 1021 Out of the Mist While touring the countryside and admiring the wildflowers, a man chances upon a young girl who who hitches a ride to her...
1979-10-29 1025 Alien Guest (The) A greedy aristocrat is plagued by the spirit of the deceased cousin whom he murdered in order to take hold of his life and...
1979-11-12 1029 House without Mirrors A concerned friend looks into the irrational fear of his compatriot who has an unusual aversion to mirrors. The eccentric...
1979-12-03 1035 Specter Bridegroom (The) The spirit of a bridegroom pays regular visits to his widowed bride after he perishes on their wedding night.
1979-12-17 1039 Beyond Belief The owners of a small coffee shop take pity on an amnesiac young woman roaming the streets of New York City. As they get to...
1979-12-25 1041 Death is a Woman A trio of friends are invited to the seaside residence of another of their comrades, and he discloses the power of a...
1980-01-21 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...
1980-02-25 1062 Unseen and the Seen (The) Believing their house to be haunted by the spirit of his deceased wife, a widowed banker and aspiring artist becomes...
1980-03-17 1068 Evil Eye (The) When people she becomes angry with suffer cruel misfortune, an authoress of fiction believes she has the power of the evil...
1980-04-14 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...
1980-05-05 1082 Inner Eye (The) In an attempt to save his life, a young woman uses the power of post-cognition to follow the actions of her itinerant lover...
1980-06-04 1091 Obsession After foreseeing his involvement in a heinous crime, a murder mystery author demands that he be incarcerated to escape his...
1980-08-18 1110 Human Error After unintentionally causing the hospitalization of a young woman, a man experiencing a midlife crisis falls for her. His...
1980-08-27 1113 Feast of Death (A) Set in 1917 Paris, a young woman marries an older man and lives a life of luxury. She is horribly shocked when she...
1980-09-29 1122 Ruby Lamp (The) When a college professor creates a device capable of capturing a person's thoughts on film, he uses it to help a friend...
1980-11-05 1133 Question (The) A retired actress encounters a spirit who makes an unusual request when she returns to her childhood home by the sea. She...
1981-01-08 1144 In the Dark When a woman's husband goes missing, his wife seeks the help of friends who one by one begin to shun her. All proof point...
1981-02-13 1159 Behind the Blue Door A patient fiance must wait for his bride-to-be as she goes on a wild goose chase through Europe in the pursuit of a...
1981-03-11 1170 Last Act When their testimonies involving the death of a young woman sentence a man to hang, a retired lawyer and an ex-cop begin to...
1981-04-08 1182 Doll (The) The death of their beloved sister cuts deep into the psyche of her brothers and causes the twins to break their psychic...
1981-04-20 1187 Power of Ode (The) A woman afraid of light becomes the center of affection for two friends. A psychic tells her that she is attuned to the...
1981-05-06 1194 Apparition (The) Despite assurances from his family that his father is fine, a prison inmate becomes obsessed with his father's death. Could...
1981-05-20 1200 Insomnia In the pursuit of slumber, an insomniac begins listening to non-existent radio stations. The reason behind her sickness is...
1981-06-29 1214 Waking and Sleeping Despite having everything his heart desires, a man finds there is a void in his life and only the Black Feral Dog in the...
1981-08-14 1233 Lovely People In order to help them develop self-confidence, a therapist uses seemingly esoteric powers but her sister has mischief on her...
1981-08-28 1237 Hidden Memory A man obtains a unique ability as a result of his liberation from the ghosts in his past. When he begins remembering things...
1981-10-29 1255 In Touch A medical student requests to be allowed to treat a young girl in Ungerton who suffers from severe migraines. He discovers...
1981-11-13 1259 Presence (The) Returning from an ocean trip, a pampered college co-ed discovers an invisible guardian protects him.
1981-12-22 1269 Invited Guests After repeatedly turning down the social gathering invitations of his peers, his former lover attempts to discover his...
1982-02-03 1285 Mysterious Slumber (The) Set in the 18th century, Mary Reynolds awakens from a coma with amnesia and exhibits a total reinvention of character, much...
1982-02-10 1288 Sand Castle (The) A childhood trauma causes a young woman to compulsively build sand castles everyday as a result of witnessing her little...
1982-03-05 1298 Death at a Distance In order to help a paranoid patient convinced that he will die by the black arts, a missionary doctor seeks the counsel of a...
1982-06-23 1342 Matching Chairs Cursed chairs haunt a pair of brothers. Their sibling rivalry comes to a head when one evening, while relaxing in the wing...
1982-07-29 1356 Mind Over Mind A young bank teller is adamant about her innocence when asked about her part in a bank hold-up. Despite statements by a...
1982-09-14 1369 Forbidden House (The) After purchasing a new home, the young owners encounter an unexpected visitor in the form of an old circus performer. They...
1982-11-02 1389 Sensible Thing (The) After deciding to marry his assistant, a widower discovers that his wife is incapable of love and that she has a strange and...
1982-12-02 1398 Last Plan (The) A pair of young quarrelsome and paranoid neighbors enlists the aid of an eccentric old woman to act as mediator. She hires a...

3 Responses to Eric, Elspeth


I almost got to the point where I would skip any Elspeth Eric episode, but every now and then I am surprised and actually enjoy her work. Now I listen to the nine horrible episodes to get to that one gem she eventually produced.

Her writing is by far the best of any...

She is a fantastic writer. I have thoroughly enjoyed every episode she has written for CBS Mystery Theatre

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