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The Island on Silver Tree Lake


A lady is forced to catch a boat ride to an island resort after an accident with her car. The island has a strange name and she ends up as an unwilling participant in a mystery.



Air Dates

  • First Run - October 19, 1977
  • Repeat - March 12, 1978





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4 Responses to Episode 0726

LOVE the CBS Radio Mystery Theater!! Loved it as a kid growing up in the late 70's / early 80's, I listened to each episode from my single ear phone connected to my bought out of my own allowance portable AM radio and pretended to listen to this in bed before I slept so my parents wouldn't realize it and get in trouble. (they never found out, hehe!) Loved the drama that old radio gave... that you just can't get today. Keep the shows coming!!


We used to listen to them when in the car, driving home from dinner at my grandparents' house. I have very fond memories of them.


This episode is not one of my favorites because of it's focus on what I feel are stupid, mundane details. It's true that I don't know anything about the afterlife, but I seriously doubt they use money or ask for fees. That's why I find myself getting annoyed that she has to pay 50 cents in the afterlife to ride the journey boat. Also, why do they need to eat, and other mundane stuff? This is supposed to be the afterlife, lol!


Just a brief follow up. It's also ridiculous to me that the managers of the "hotel" refuse to tell her what's going on and give her the run around about leaving. Why don't they just tell her she is dead? Why does it have to be Orville who is the one to tell her? Also, why was Cerberus changed into a wimpy German shepherd? (At least he's wimpy in comparison to the legendary beast that guards the gates of Hades.) The whole story comes across as silly and it just doesn't make sense to me.


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