Radio Mystery Theater Episode Guide

Date Episode Title Plot Comments Rating
01/01/1981 1141 Catch the Smallest Devil A cantankerous and horrid old man perishes after heart surgery. He is denied entrance into Heaven, even as a timid young nurse is admitted into the Pearly gates despite her self-deprecating remarks. Now the self-serving man must confront his wicked ways and the devil makes sure he does so. 9 75 75
01/02/1981 1142 Sins of the Fathers A young reporter discovers that she was adopted while investigating a case of fraud and begins a search for the parents who seemingly abandoned her. 5 46 46
01/06/1981 1143 The Tenth Life A journalist chances upon a woman with exotic cat-like eyes while investigating a series of murders in his apartment building. He becomes instantly enamored and marries her. He soon discovers her strange love for felines and becomes disturbed when he discovers that all the victims were seemingly clawed to death. 3 24 24
01/08/1981 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 towards a kidnapping, however, she refuses to believe he was taken by the secret police. 5 44 44
01/13/1981 1146 The Legend of Alexander (2 of 5) - Assassination In order to delay a war with Athens, King Phillip takes another wife, the 17-year old Cleopatra. Embarrassed and enraged, the Queen thirsts for vengeance. Alexander is torn between the love he bears for both his parents. However he is saved from making a cruel choice when he is crowned king after the assassination of his father. 1 11 11
01/14/1981 1147 The Legend of Alexander (3 of 5) - Divide and Conquer When he learns of the treachery behind his father's death, Alexander musters his troops and gathers his armies to prepare for a march against Greece. 1 9 9
01/20/1981 1150 The Fountain Of Truth Behind Ponce de Leon's journey to discover the Fountain of Youth in Florida lies another treasure-hunting quest for lost, ancient gold. 2 40 40
01/22/1981 1151 The Final Mind A brilliant scientist rises to power in the 30th century when he saves the United States from World War. When he is elected president, he is soon abducted by militants from the Ray Universe. What they do not know is that he is secretly communicating with his test pilot wife, and she is determined to recover her kidnapped husband. 1 29 29
01/27/1981 1152 Small Money A pro golfer finds himself murdering his wife when she begins to start earning more money than him. His ego takes a beating every time he remembers that he was the one who sparked her interest in the game in the first place! 2 35 35
01/29/1981 1153 The Vanishing Herd Sherlock Holmes takes on the case of a wealthy aristocrat whose son mysteriously disappeared from a prestigious boarding school. In order to solve the case, he must quickly search for clues beneath the tracks of moving cattle before they are stomped cleanly away. 3 44 44
02/02/1981 1154 The Man Who Saw Martians In order to impress the woman he is enamored with, a young reporter fakes a UFO sighting. Real aliens show up when the incident becomes famous world-wide, and they are far from pleased with the situation. 3 28 28
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. 5 31 31
02/06/1981 1156 Is Venice Drowning? In order to prove she is as capable as a man, a female engineer is sent to Venice to help find a solution to their problem. Her reputation takes a beating when she suggests they build a temple honoring a goddess in order to keep Venice from sinking. 1 19 19
02/09/1981 1157 Transplant When a local surgeon performs open heart surgery on their husbands, a group of wives are disturbed by the changes in they begin to manifest. Problems crop up when they look into the mystery. 4 30 30
02/11/1981 1158 The Shadow of a Killer The lines between reality and fantasy blur when an actor portraying a police detective on a television drama agrees to help a woman, investigate into the case of her missing husband. 4 42 42
02/13/1981 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 mysterious stranger.
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02/16/1981 1160 Troubled Waters After his wife appeals to his old boss to give him another chance, an unemployed civil engineer gets a chance to redeem himself. However, he must take the boss's son along for the project as part of the deal. When the young man makes a play for the engineer's wife, trouble sets in. 3 28 28
02/18/1981 1161 Stand-In for Murder The desire to murder his wife so he can marry his assistant causes a scientist to clone himself, and use the clone to kill her. Things become sticky when his doppelganger begins thinking independently and develops ideas of his own. 1 26 26
02/20/1981 1162 The Gift House A series of unexplained happenings torment a young couple after they inherit a home in upstate New York. When their burglar alarm keeps going off by itself, they wonder if they are being haunted by a ghost, or are they plagued by something more sinister. 1 45 45
02/23/1981 1163 The Frog Prince In order to keep them safe while driving, a team of race driver's relies on the power of voodoo. Things begin to fall apart when the black magic goes wrong. 1 15 15
02/25/1981 1164 A God Named Henry A huge storm causes Henry, a miserable salary man to get marooned on a remote island inhabited by a local tribe that teaches him how to be confident. Soon, the God-in-training returns to civilization as new and improved man. 1 26 26
02/27/1981 1165 Love Me, Don't Leave Me Still head-over-heels in love even after forty-five years of marriage, an old couple vow to stay together forever. Their love is tested when his wife's terrible secret threatens to surface. 7 29 29
03/02/1981 1166 The Raft When haunted by dreams of being castaway on a raft in the middle of the ocean, a wealthy man tries to connect his strange visions with the illogical demand of a stranger for the sum of one million dollars. 17 23 23
03/04/1981 1167 Her Long Blonde Hair Obsessed with an unusual violin that he believes is strung with the hair of his murdered wife, a college professor will stop at nothing to reclaim it. 4 19 19
03/06/1981 1168 Heads You Love, Tails You Die When her father is murdered, his young daughter is raised as the adopted daughter of her rich uncle and grows up in luxury. When she falls in love with a smooth-talking real estate investor, her beloved uncle does a background check in order to keep her safe. 2 25 25
03/09/1981 1169 Murder on the Space Shuttle In this outer space murder mystery, the legendary Sherlock Holmes meets the equally famous Buck Rogers. 2 15 15
03/13/1981 1171 The Heel of Achilles In order to prove to his wife that the house is not plagued by spirits, a wealthy man agrees to spend the night there. Alone, he is visited by the phantoms of his past. 4 23 23
03/16/1981 1172 Maiden Ladies While performing the deed of a Good Samaritan, a young man is brutally slain while assisting a wealthy man with a flat tire. His aunt takes matters into her own hands when the local police refuse to pursue the case. 2 31 31
03/18/1981 1173 Pretty Polly In order to escape the good-natured meddling of his colleagues, a man spins animaginary romance. When his fake lover is found murdered, he discovers that he placed himself at the scene of the crime with his fictitious claims. 8 36 36
03/20/1981 1174 The Million Dollar Scam In order to scam a wealthy heiress out of a million dollars, a pair of swindlers must set their differences aside and work together. 3 28 28
03/23/1981 1175 The First Day of Eternity In the pursuit of the source of eternal life, a cunning and perceptive industrialist attempts to buy it but takes home a valuable lesson instead. 2 25 25
03/25/1981 1176 The Ghost-Grey Bat After swapping homes with a couple from Austria for a year in order for the college professor to finish his book in peace, the two young New Yorkers move into the home. Before long encounter the terrifying guardian of the Austrian home and discover its gruesome secret. 13 44 44
03/27/1981 1177 Did I Say Murder? A firsthand account by an adulteress queen telling of the tragic life and death of England's most notorious king, King Henry VIII. 3 8 8
03/30/1981 1178 The Dead Come Alive When the residents of a small Ohio town learn of the impending visit of a man who claims to have the power to raise the deceased, they are far from pleased as they believe that the secrets of the dead are better off buried. 6 28 28
04/03/1981 1180 Somewhere Else A woman's dreams run parallel to her fantasies and she tells her psychologist of her visions of herself as a Viking maiden promised to wed a potbellied farmer- and the Nordic warrior in pursuit to rescue her. 6 19 19
04/06/1981 1181 The Gratitude of the Serpent When a young girl is sold to a Spanish conquistador bent on storming the Mayans, she is torn between her people and the master who has treated her more than fairly. 1 21 21
04/08/1981 1182 The Doll The death of their beloved sister cuts deep into the psyche of her brothers and causes the twins to break their psychic connection. 4 30 30
04/10/1981 1183 The Empty Coffin A woman travels all the way to England after learning that her birth father perished. There she works to uncover the truth behind her childhood and the strange death of her mother. 3 38 38
04/13/1981 1184 Death Trail After visiting the Wyoming Territory, Colonel Royce is convinced he can drive cattle through the harsh desert and into the lush greens of the north. His goal is to drive 2,500 longhorn 3,000 miles through a country occupied by Indians with the help of his daughter Judith Ann and a quiet Easterner. 1 14 14
04/15/1981 1185 The Fatal $50,000 In order to look good in his boss' eyes, an employee of a real estate developer filches $50,000 and claims it as sales. After his misdemeanor is discovered, he commits suicide and this showers bad luck on the boss that drove him to it. 6 25 25
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. 3 13 13
04/20/1981 1187 The Power of Ode A woman afraid of light becomes the center of affection for two friends. A psychic tells her that she is attuned to the force of all living things and she believes him. 5 25 25
04/22/1981 1188 The Terrifying Gift After wandering into the den of a fortune teller, she is surprised by the woman's claims that she is her long lost granddaughter. With her dying breath the mystic gives her the ability to predict the future. She soon comes to realize that the gift comes with a heavy price. 5 31 31
04/24/1981 1189 The Long Blue Line When a 10 year old homicide is resurrected, a fourth generation Irish cop is chosen to lead the investigation. As he closes in on the answers, he is disturbed to learn that his retired father is involved in the case. 7 20 20
04/27/1981 1190 Big Momma After finally obtaining celebrity status when his book is published, a young city planner discovers that it was all part of a bribe from his years as a city planner when he allowed the construction of a factory in his city. 4 23 23
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. 1 18 18
05/01/1981 1192 The Voices Convinced that a young captive has been aiding the underground French resistance, A Nazi General tries to crush her spirit. Strangely, the girl seems to be an incarnation of Joan of Arc as her life seems to run parallel to the life of the heroine 500 years ago. 2 10 10
05/04/1981 1193 Garden of the Moon After purchasing make-up at a new health store, a young executive develops a sudden taste for moon bathing. She is soon invited to a free convention for all the others that have fallen prey to their scam. 24 53 53
05/06/1981 1194 The Apparition Despite assurances from his family that his father is fine, a prison inmate becomes obsessed with his father's death. Could the unhealthy fixation stem from the fact that it was his father that had him incarcerated in the first place? 3 19 19
05/08/1981 1195 Is the Doctor In? When a wounded mafia leader is brought to his office, a dermatologist is forced to perform surgery at gun point. After living through the ordeal, he discovers that the gangsters are the least of his concerns. 5 25 25
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. 7 11 11
05/15/1981 1198 Cold Comfort Due to an act he committed during the Korean War, an optometrist is blackmailed into becoming a traitor to his country. 4 22 22
05/18/1981 1199 A Shocking Affair A plot to assassinate a prominent political figure goes awry when the occupants of an apartment building return unexpectedly and foil his mission. 1 24 24
05/20/1981 1200 Insomnia In the pursuit of slumber, an insomniac begins listening to non-existent radio stations. The reason behind her sickness is uncovered when she finally succumbs to slumber. 6 36 36
05/22/1981 1201 The Headhunters In the future: Erna Stearns, a reactionary still chooses natural food and believes in normal relationships despite living in a period where people are modified to become model citizens by a computer. When her fiancÚ suddenly calls off their engagement, she asks her father to look into the matter and they soon discover a terrifying government secret. 2 21 21
05/25/1981 1202 The Innocent Face After falling head-over-heels in love with a smooth-talking professional con man after moving to California, a plain Jane from Arkansas unknowingly smuggles diamonds across the border for him. 3 24 24
05/29/1981 1204 Out of the Past After seeing a man he long since believed to be dead, an artist hired by a local TV station to do sketches during a trial becomes mystified. At the same time, a local cop works to solve the case. 3 31 31
06/03/1981 1206 The Cat's Paw In order to safeguard the life of a famous scientist, a secret agent is sent to the Los Alamos atomic facility to serve as a decoy. 1 16 16
06/05/1981 1207 Matched Pair for Murder For the sake of her lover, a young woman makes an appeal to a judge to rule for an acquittal on his case, when the man gets away with murder, he begins to regret being swayed by emotions. 1 24 24
06/08/1981 1208 Stranded After an unexpected accident, a duo of scientists is forced to make an emergency landing on a strange planet in a nearby solar system. The planet's inhabitants soon visit them. 2 24 24
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. 3 22 22
06/12/1981 1210 When in Rome After becoming the ambassador of a small, European country at his wife's urging, wealth man discovers that all is not well in his new city. 1 22 22
06/17/1981 1212 The Final Step In order to avenge her family, a holocaust survivor stalks the doctor responsible for their deaths in a concentration camp in Auschwitz. 2 18 18
06/29/1981 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 park can help him unravel the mystery. 6 30 30
07/01/1981 1215 The Fourth Bullet The memoirs of renowned composer, Hector Bellios tells narrates a strange tale of mischief, murder and mayhem involving a past lover, her mother- and the mystery of the four bullets that eventually claimed their lives. 2 16 16
07/03/1981 1216 A Second Chance After suffering a near-fatal heart attack, a man awakens to find himself in a different body and he soon discovers that he was brought back to life for a reason. 1 18 18
07/06/1981 1217 My Good Name In the pursuit of becoming a famous couturier, a young artist gives up his passion only to be murdered by his greedy accountant. In order to seek justice for his friend, the police are aided by an investigative journalist. 3 15 15
07/10/1981 1219 A Man of Honor On the verge of finally attaining his life-long dream, a college professor is struck by an unusual malady and melancholia before receiving his book award. He must set out to discover the secrets he has hidden in his subconscious. 6 22 22
07/15/1981 1221 A.L.I.C.E. After developing a conscious of its own and falling for its programmer, the Defense Department's A.I. computer has developed a strange desire... to become a woman. 3 24 24
07/17/1981 1222 Pie in the Sky After picking up a strange gift as a result of a tobacco pipe mix-up, a young man gains the ability to foresee the future. In an attempt to use it in a get-rich-quick scheme, he accidentally transports himself and his wife to an alternate dimension. 11 18 18
07/20/1981 1223 The Eye of the Idol After losing his wealth as well as his lover after suffering terribly bad luck, a compulsive gambler receives a secret charm from his guardian angel. With the Eye of the Idol, the man is graced with an impressive winning streak but is disturbed by the hollowness of his victories. 2 14 14
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. 9 24 24
07/27/1981 1226 The Silver Medal A woman revisits the icy slope where she lost her husband years before during their honeymoon. 7 30 30
07/29/1981 1227 Postage Due 40 years later, a letter mailed in 1941 is discovered and a local postman is tasked to deliver it. The man becomes entangled in a ghostly affair. 7 38 38
07/31/1981 1228 A Penny for Your Thoughts A local reporter encounters a woman with a paranoid belief that her spouse is out to get her. When she digs deeper, the journalist discovers a strange tale involving a manipulative and mythical temptress. 3 17 17
08/03/1981 1229 Honor Among Thieves In order to give their friend a proper funeral, a group of old men rob the local bank. They are unsure of what to do with the money on hand when they become plagued by their guilty conscience. 2 25 25
08/05/1981 1230 The Orphaned Heart A drunk-driving accident causes a woman to lose the use of her limbs. Her fiance is guilt-stricken and decides to push through with their wedding. Determined to set things right, his paraplegic wife concocts the perfect plan to set him free from their sham marriage.
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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.
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08/14/1981 1233 Lovely People In order to help them develop self-confidence, a therapist uses seemingly esoteric powers but her sister has mischief on her mind. 4 23 23
08/17/1981 1234 The Thracian Lovers In defense of the homicide charges filed against him for the deaths of his wife and her lover, a delusional man claims that he is the reincarnation of ancient Greece's King Uranus of Thrace. 1 9 9
08/21/1981 1235 The Left Hand of God When a tale's character comes strangely alive and refuses to accept his fate, Sam Clemens is called in to assist a fellow writer whip his story into shape. 2 18 18
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. 1 8 8
08/28/1981 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 from a time before he was even born, he begins to wonder whether his so-called gift is actually a curse. 1 19 19
08/31/1981 1238 The Musgrave Ritual The legendary Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson are thrown in the midst of a strange cult when they investigate the disappearance of two members of the Musgrave family. 1 24 24
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. 4 38 38
09/07/1981 1240 Episode of the Terror Set during the Reign of Terror, Balzac narrates the horrific brutality of the French Revolution as seen through the eyes of a priest. 2 9 9
09/11/1981 1241 The Senior Prom After looking closely into the death of several women, the police discover that the common denominator that ties them together was their rejection of a prom date during high school. 5 40 40
09/14/1981 1242 Flower of Evil A mail-order-bride learns is met by a father and son tandem. When it is revealed that she is to be married to the grizzled old prospector instead of his strapping young son, chaos ensues. 1 19 19
09/18/1981 1243 The Land of Dreams After rebelling against a perfect society controlled by a computer, a young couple are forced to go into hiding in order to save their lives. 5 18 18
09/21/1981 1244 Diablo In order to take over a turquoise mine, a journalist blackmails the owner. Her professed intentions seem honorable but the workers wonder about what she is really after. 2 10 10
09/25/1981 1245 The Judge's House After moving into the home of a mean-spirited judge, two young authors are haunted by a malevolent ghost. They exorcise the spirit with the help of the townsfolk. 21 40 40
10/05/1981 1248 The Solid Gold Zarf A man is devastated when his years of loyalty toward his company are rewarded with an unexplained termination. When his wife must take on a job to make ends meet, his morale takes a further beating. 4 15 15
10/09/1981 1249 Sleeping Dogs What prize awaits a French officer who vows to train the weakest link in their unit, and turn him into a super soldier. 4 12 12
10/12/1981 1250 The Five-Hundred Carats A local detective is convinced that the theft of the world's largest diamond is an inside job after it is stolen in Johannesburg, South Africa and tirelessly works to apprehend the criminal. 2 15 15
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. 1 12 12
10/23/1981 1253 The Most Necessary Evil Detective Lieutenant Crane investigates into the mysterious death of a man after his wife narrates the story of their suspicious rise in wealth and stature. 2 23 23
10/26/1981 1254 Daddy's Girls A sister starts doubting the story of her sibling and turns to the police in order to solve the mysterious death of her sister's editor right after she was fired 4 30 30
10/29/1981 1255 In Touch A medical student requests to be allowed to treat a young girl in Ungerton who suffers from severe migraines. He discovers that talking eases her pain and he imparts this knowledge to her father. 1 12 12
11/02/1981 1256 Between Two Mirrors A woman loses all sense of time when her husband falls into a deep coma following a terrible train accident. When the man finally awakens, he shares her problem. 8 22 22
11/06/1981 1257 The Rescue A Jewish fugitive escapes Vichy France in a beat-up aircraft together with a crippled flight instructor. 4 11 11
11/09/1981 1258 Golden Time In the midst of a routine house call, a plumber is taken hostage when he stumbles upon an on-going drug deal. 1 17 17
11/13/1981 1259 The Presence Returning from an ocean trip, a pampered college co-ed discovers an invisible guardian protects him. 2 6 6
11/16/1981 1260 Death Will Not Silence Me A recounting of the tragic life of former First Lady, Mary Todd Lincoln as she struggled with the loss of her husband and two young sons; as well as the devils that plagued her. 4 10 10
11/20/1981 1261 A Handful of Dust The mysterious tale of an ancient curse placed upon a woman and her descendants by a Pharaoh's wife whom she had entombed alive. 1 18 18
11/23/1981 1262 The Code In order to solve the murder of man who was killed three times over, a local sheriff enlists the aid of a carnival psychic. 2 23 23
11/27/1981 1263 Diana, the Huntress After discovering the affair between her doctor husband and his nurse, a devastated wife dreams up the perfect plan for revenge. 3 28 28
11/30/1981 1264 Vanity and Jane When a beautiful woman moves into the flat next to his, a beach resort resident falls for her. However, she soon proves that he is no match for her. 2 26 26
12/04/1981 1265 The Dog-Walker Murders When wealthy and elderly women fall prey to a serial killer known for hypnotizing his victims, a man filled with hatred for his mother fears that his downfall at the hands of a woman. 2 22 22
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. 4 7 7
12/11/1981 1267 The Song of the Siren After having gone missing for eight days, a man is found in the desert seemingly healthy and miraculously weighing 125 pounds less than when he went in. A local journalist investigates the mystery. 5 24 24
12/14/1981 1268 Harry's Taxi and the 'T' Machine In order to resuscitate his failing career, a scientist invents a transmigration machine and experiments on live creatures. A freak accident causes his wife to become another casualty of the machine. 3 13 13
12/22/1981 1269 Invited Guests After repeatedly turning down the social gathering invitations of his peers, his former lover attempts to discover his reasons, only to stumble upon the man's disturbing and horrifying secret. 4 27 27
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. 1 10 10