James Jr. (Writer)

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(1877 - 1947)


James Agate penned 69 episodes for CBS Radio Mystery Theater.

He appeared in the following 71 episodes of Radio Mystery Theater
Date Episode Title Plot
09/30/1977 0718 Trilby An arrogant hypnotist turns a depressed young woman into a popular singer. But she cannot sing nor remember her performances while she is not under the spell. Can fame remain the sole compensation for her fragmented life?
10/12/1977 0723 The Case of Chateau-Margaux A wounded horse is the only witness to the disappearance of a rich man and his nephew is apprehended for it. A mysterious case of costly wine might be his only salvation.
10/17/1977 0725 Return Engagement An intriguing tale of an aged actor turned small time hoodlum. He steals arbitrarily but can he be a murderer too?
10/24/1977 0728 Trial for Murder Two writers interested in reporting a murder end up sharing resources on the same murder trial. Furthermore, the spirit of the murdered man appears to help things along.
11/08/1977 0737 The Haunted Mill A young voyager takes up a long journey lasting three years. His sweetheart back home falls for another man in his absence. But his subsequent return strokes her old passions much to the chagrin of her present beau who swears revenge. The traveller meanwhile is completely preoccupied with a decrepit, haunted mill.
11/17/1977 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 murderer to justice.
11/23/1977 0745 The Pinkerton Method The story of the legendary Pinkerton Detective Agency and how they got started with nabbing train robbers with a pursuit in Missouri involving the death of an innocent railway worker.
11/30/1977 0748 The Teddy Bear A classic cold war phobia narrative about a reporter investigating the discovery of a weapon by the Russians that can read and control every mind.
12/12/1977 0753 The Ten Million Dollar Heist Set in 1876, this story is about two seasoned burglars and a good-natured young chap attempting to pull off the biggest bank heist in history.
12/16/1977 0755 The Ghost with a Knife Alleged to based on real-life incidents, this is the story of a family threatened by a knife-wielding spirit who kills their plants and repeatedly adjusts their thermostat. Ghost hunters try to talk to him and understand his strange behaviour.
12/28/1977 0760 The Missouri Kid Based on a real-life incident, this is the true tale of the investigation of the murder of a Pinkerton detective by his brother and another detective as they strive to bring the responsible bank robbers to court.
10/04/1978 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 priest to exorcise the spirit. However, only the man's pet parrot can see and hear the being which unwittingly hinders their plans.
10/18/1978 0907 Never Answer an Advertisement A small town physician answers a peculiar advertisement for a doctor specializing in entomology when he has trouble finding new clientele; and he finds himself captive to a crazed man with a penchant for the bizarre and unusual.
11/01/1978 0912 The Midas of Castle Hill In order to discover the whereabouts of the family fortune hidden away by his rich father, a son enlists the aid of a famed French detective. Can acquiring wealth make up for his father's approval?
11/08/1978 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 his paintings of death and destruction all come to pass the following day.
11/29/1978 0924 The Romany Revenge A local detective's suspicions arise when heirs to a $2 million fortune in diamonds disappear one after the other. Only the gypsies residing in the area can provide him with the answers he seeks.
12/06/1978 0927 The Devil's Bargain A master con man steals from his victims, then poses as a psychic and helps in recovering them for a price!
12/22/1978 0934 The Power of Evil A gambler residing in Hong Kong is plagued by the spirit of his past lover, and this time, she demands more than he is willing to give.
02/21/1979 0956 The Great Brain A high stakes gamble takes place when a certified genius wagers with a friend and a prison warden that he can free himself from an escape-proof cell using only his wits and logic.
02/28/1979 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 estate grounds soon become haunted by evil spirits.
03/07/1979 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 dimension, they encounter a race of floating faces that are cursed to forever witness the wrongdoings of others but are incapable of correcting them.
04/16/1979 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. Strangely, she soon sees the same ring on the finger of a potential lover!
07/02/1979 0993 The Rivalry The murder of a lounge singer with international connections becomes the main case of a Washington D.C. detective. However, as the case progresses, it seems that a former felon with a penchant for detective work is constantly one step ahead of him.
07/16/1979 0997 The House of the Dead Heart In order to view a supposed secret masterpiece painted by the great Leonardo Da Vinci, a college student travels to Sienna, Italy to visit the House of the Dead Heart. A clandestine romance blossoms between him and the owner's daughter.
07/18/1979 0998 The Case of the Forced Divorce In a battle for the custody of their young son, a British woman enlists the aid of a gentleman con man and an American police investigator to outwit the husband who is badgering her for a divorce.
08/22/1979 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 weird belief that he is actually an alien being.
09/05/1979 1010 The Man in the Black Cap Upon retiring to a country manor, a normally docile husband develops a split personality after receiving a mysterious visitor.
10/01/1979 1017 The Beast The sheriff and a local boy investigate the death of his father involved in a brutal hit-and-run. Their clues point to a businessman who acts as if nothing out of the ordinary took place.
10/24/1979 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 his girlfriend. He must come to terms with the phantoms of his past in order to save his future.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
02/04/1981 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 the power of paracognition.
04/17/1981 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 followers to trial.
04/29/1981 1191 The Man of Two Centuries 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 that he possesses the soul of the man who discovered Canada, Jaque Cartier and he is allowed to go back in time.
05/11/1981 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.
05/13/1981 1197 Diogenes, Inc. A pair of circus performers opens a private investigation practice after their circus burns to the ground. A possible insurance fraud is their first case, with their former employer as the main suspect!
06/10/1981 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 around them.
06/19/1981 1213 Henrietta's Revenge After seducing a high-powered female executive on vacation and subsequently marrying her, a professional con man asks his new wife to help him pay off his gambling debts to the tune of $25,000. She exacts revenge upon him for his treachery in a most ingenious way.
07/22/1981 1224 Toy Death Like her late mother, a young woman harbors an unusual fascination with dolls. When a voodoo doll arrives from India, her boyfriend and father becomes disturbed- especially when terrible things happen after the doll's arrival.
07/27/1981 1226 The Silver Medal A woman revisits the icy slope where she lost her husband years before during their honeymoon.
08/07/1981 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 how they landed themselves in jail.
08/24/1981 1236 The Leopard Man After New Year's Eve, a bigoted British civil servant desecrates an Indian temple. He is turned into a leopard as punishment.
09/04/1981 1239 Double Cross Death Upon examining the body, the surprised expression on the visage of his deceased niece causes her coroner uncle to suspect foul play and the involvement of her good-for-nothing husband.
09/28/1981 1246 The Liar Revenge is handed to him on a silver platter when a young artist is commissioned to paint the portrait of the deceitful scoundrel who stole his beloved and married her.
10/16/1981 1251 J'Accuse After being accused of treason, a French officer is exiled to Devil 's Island despite his professed innocence. An ambitious reporter exposes the story and spearheads a national campaign to liberate him.
12/07/1981 1266 The White Rabbit In order to unite the scattered factions into a solid group, a British secret agent teams up with the French Underground during World War II.
12/28/1981 1271 The Silver Mirror Sir Arthur Conan Doyle purchases a magic mirror that allows only him to look into the past. With it, he witnesses the events that took place in the life of Mary, Queen of Scots.
01/26/1982 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.
01/28/1982 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 Dickens.
04/28/1982 1321 The Ghost of Andersonville After finally being released from the Confederacy's most notorious prison camp, a detainee is requested to stand before a Union General. Despite being a potential presidential candidate, the man refuses due to a deep-seated grudge.
04/30/1982 1322 The Last Duel A subordinate caught playing cards while on guard duty is challenged to a duel by his Lieutenant. Between the two shots, a series of events occur.
05/17/1982 1329 The Imperfect Crime When asked to complete a report on the death of a rich socialite, a police officer unwittingly discovers a homicide. To make matters worse, the deceased was a former flame. The detective solves the case with the help of his insightful wife.
06/18/1982 1340 The Fifth Man In order to discover moles and communist spies in the aviation industry, a British journalist works as a secret agent to unmask the traitors.
06/30/1982 1345 Killer Crab A mysterious sabotage causes the shuttle of Joe Harkness to crash. A robotic weapon called the \"killer crab\" is his only hope for salvation and revenge.
07/14/1982 1351 The Innocent Murderer In order to escape prosecution and trial for the attempted assassination of Lincoln, John Surratt flees from Canada and makes his way to Liverpool, England.
07/27/1982 1355 Adolph and Eva The beautiful Eva Braun recounts the last days in her life with the feared and hated Adolf Hitler.
08/05/1982 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.
08/19/1982 1362 Eleanora An actress playing the part of Shakespeare's Julie recounts her tragic love affair with a Berlin activist during opening night.
10/01/1982 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 the German soldiers and make it back to neutral territory.
10/06/1982 1378 The Abraham Lincoln Murder Trial On trial for murder, circuit lawyer Abraham Lincoln works to ensure the freedom of a man wrongfully charged. Loosely based on the early years in the life of Lincoln.
11/04/1982 1390 The School Mistress In pre-revolutionary Moscow, a beautiful Russian teacher sets the town ablaze with her torrid love affair.
11/30/1982 1397 The Goddess of Death A beautiful model causes all artists who paint her to become instantly enamored with her. When a moody painter falls for her, he begins to wonder if she is truly of the earthly plane.
12/07/1982 1399 The Boatman and the Devil A young Russian is exiled to Siberia and determined to bring his family with him into the barren wilderness. He is encouraged by the boatman in charge of transporting the exiles to cease his attempts.


1 Responses to Jr. James Agate,

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

Randy Mc


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