Old Time Radio - January 2019 presents "The Man Called X"

Dec 20, 2018

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On Mondays this month we'll enjoy episodes of The Man Called X, an espionage radio drama which aired on CBS and NBC from July 10, 1944 to May 20, 1952. Herbert Marshall had the lead role of agent Ken Thurston/"Mr. X" who took on dangerous cases in a variety of exotic locations. Leon Belasco played Mr. X's comedic sidekick, Pegon Zellschmidt, who always turned up in remote parts of the world because he had a "cousin" there. Pegon would annoy and help Mr. X. Wendell Niles was the announcer from 1947 to 1948. Gordon Jenkins Orchestra supplied the background music.

2 − Silver Theater; "Misty Mountain", Part 1; w/ James Stewart and Jane Bryan.
3 − Father Knows Best; w/ Robert Young; "The Golf Challenge."
4 − Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar; w/ Edmond O'Brien; "The Story of the Big Red Schoolhouse."

7 − The Man Called X; w/ Herbert Marshall; "Operation Fifty (Uruguay)."
8 − All Star Western Theater; "Drifting."
9 − Silver Theater; "Misty Mountain", Part 2; w/ James Stewart and Jane Bryan.
10 − Father Knows Best; "Superstitious Folk."
11 − Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar; "Virginia Beach Matter."

14 − The Man Called X; "Five Ounces of Treason (Cuba)."
15 − All Star Western Theater; "Good Acting Cheap"; w/ Smiley Burnett.
16 − Silver Theater; "Debutante"; w/ Myrna Loy and Elliot Lewis.
17 − Father Knows Best; "Father's Day Trip."
18 − Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar; "Yankee Pride Matter."

21 − The Man Called X; "Japan Underground."
22 − All Star Western Theater; "Down Mexico Way"; w/ Jimmy Wakely.
23 − Silver Theater; "Heaven Is Like That"; w/ Herbert Marshall and Frances Robinson.
24 − Father Knows Best; "An Efficient House."
25 − Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar; "The Lucky Costa Matter."

28 − The Man Called X; "Ha'Penny Stamp."
29 − All Star Western Theater; "From East To West"; w/ William Martin.
30 − Silver Theater; "One Step Ahead"; w/ Orson Welles.
31 − Father Knows Best; "Who Has the Time?"