Fielden Farrington (Writer)

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(07-04-1909 - 07-08-1977) Age 68

(1909 - 1977)


In addition to his 21 CBS Radio Mystery Theater scripts, Fielden Farrington worked on two TV screenplays based on his novels.

He appeared in the following 21 episodes of Radio Mystery Theater
Date Episode Title Plot
11/25/1974 0178 The Sighting A couple encounters a UFO landing on Earth. Though the husband insists on denying what he saw, his wife starts to get neighbourly visits from aliens.
12/09/1974 0184 The Fatal Connection A young couple expecting a child also happen to inherit a furnished house. Among their acquired furniture is a phone that can send them back in time to relive the lives of their ancestors. They slowly realize that their ancestors were not very nice.
01/23/1975 0210 Sleepy Village A college professor and his wife retire to Sleepy Village to find some peace and quiet so he can finish his book. But before they can settle down, the village inhabitants will test if they are in the 'right state of mind'.
04/14/1975 0256 The Intermediary Childhood cruelty unhinges a man named Frank Ellington as he gets possession of the house where his stepmother tortured him. But he is convinced to relocate there by his wife whom he soon suspects to be an agent of his dead stepmother.
04/17/1975 0258 Through the Looking Glass A mysterious couple move into a flat next door to Kathy and Doug Sellars. Problems start when the husband, who turns out to be a scientist and inventor offers Doug a solar energy machine that can revolutionize the entire planet.
05/22/1975 0278 Return to Shadow Lake The Maxwell couple make their way through a blizzard to get to their summer cabin where someone has apparently attempted a burglary. But they encounter a mystical scene from the past over there - a scene that might not let to get back to their regular lives unscathed.
06/26/1975 0298 That Hamlet Was a Good Boy When the proprietor of a factory is murdered, his grieving son vows vengeance and sets out to entrap his greedy uncle and his faithless mother in this modern take on William Shakespeare's ‘Hamlet.'
07/11/1975 0307 The Widow's Auxiliary When his boss invites him to join the local men's association, a young engineer is extremely flattered. What he doesn't know is that the club plans to use his mechanical skills for their own agenda; and it is up to the young man's wife to save him.
08/13/1975 0325 The Master Computer In a fully automated world, a couple come home from vacation to find that their existence has been wiped clean from society's records. The culprit that disrupted their lives is later revealed to be a computer glitch.
08/27/1975 0333 The Eavesdropper A renowned scientist spends time with his wife in their estate in the Poconos of Pennsylvania. Unknown to them, they are watched by hired spies.
09/29/1975 0355 You're Only Young Twice A serum that reverses the aging process is successfully created by a brilliant scientist. He plans to test it on himself and seduces his beautiful sister-in-law with the promise of eternal youth.
10/16/1975 0363 Stay Out of Dutchman's Woods While picnicking in the woods of Maine, a young couple on vacation are separated and become hopelessly lost. The woman makes her way back to civilization, while the man encounters the forest's beautiful enchantress.
11/14/1975 0379 The Money Makers When a couple of counterfeiters set up their operation in an abandoned house, they are unaware that a spirit haunts the place. The wife of one of the criminals is placed in a bind when she learns of their illegal activities from the ghost.
08/12/1976 0506 The Haliday Prediction It seems that every prediction Cash Haliday makes in his Friday newspaper column comes true. Does he have uncanny insight, some sort of ESP, or as his secretary/girlfriend thinks, do things come true because he predicts them.
09/13/1976 0517 The Tell-Tale Corpse Ernie and Sid, just out of prison, visit the Aunt of ex prison-mate Ted because she has a key that opens the second lock of a chest that contains $100,000. They have the other key. Complications occur after they kill Aunt Grace to get her half of the loot -- she refuses to stay dead.
09/16/1976 0519 Dr. Peterson's Pills The country doctor in Maine appears to have a pink pill cure-all for every ailment, but his miracle skills have a price now to be paid...
09/30/1976 0527 Not for Sale Faye Colfax inherits her uncle Milo's antique shop when he is murdered during an apparent robbery attempt. When she refuses to sell the shop to the man who inhabits the upstairs apartment, she runs into major trouble. Against the advice of her husband Brian, her uncle's friend, Mr. Miller, and her uncle's ghost, she decides to keep and run the shop.
10/07/1976 0531 Pool of Fear A spoiled rich, Beth, feels her step-mother is trying to replace her mother. She befriends ex-con Matt and has him pose as her fiancee so that he can kill her step-mother Millie for $10,000.
11/09/1976 0549 The Colony Michael and Mary just want to spend some quiet time away with nature. After spotting a UFO, they stop in the sleepy town of Colony, New Hampshire to report it but find themselves in deep trouble with the law.
11/25/1976 0554 M-U-R-D-E-R A couple spending an evening together decide to play with a Ouija board. When the planchette spells the word 'MURDER' over and over again, one of the men becomes extremely paranoid.
12/10/1976 0563 Identity Crisis If a brain transplant isn't enough, add two wifes and two men out to kill the patient. A state senator is about to undergo the world's first brain transplant. His wife and the body donor's wife are having second thoughts. Meanwhile, two corrupt contractors who did business with the Senator want the operation to fail.


4 Responses to Farrington Fielden

Fielden Farrington had a thing for evil stepmothers and stepchildren: A Little Game (evil stepchild), Pool of Fear (evil stepchild), and The Intermediary (evil stepmother). I love his work. It is haunting. Those shows will always stay with me. I love(d) him.

Robert RJMGREEN@AOL.COM

I loved him for the simple fact that how many people get to have a father-in-law with the incredibly great name of Fielden Farrington. He may have died but his gene pool lives on and does him proud.

Jeanne Farrington

To Mrs. Farrington above, didn't seem to you as if the movie, "The Sixth Sense," was at least inspired by your father-in-laws story, "Mater Computer?"

Andy Windes, awindes@cox.net

Fielden Farrington wrote some good, creepy things. He had a thing about evil stepchildren and ghosts: Pool of Fear, Return To Shadow Lake, and the movie of the week, A Little game (another evil stepchild).

Robert


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