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Phantom World


Two British castaways sentenced to hang for treason find love, and a deranged Frenchman on a remote island!



Air Dates

  • First Run - May 26, 1980
  • Repeat - September 16, 1980





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8 Responses to Episode 1088

This is a story of shipwreck in the early 1800's. On a voyage from India to England a man and woman survive the wreck of a ship that went down in a storm. They manage to make it to a small island where they will live for some time. Not much more should be said about this episode as events will unfold throughout the program. I liked this program. It could be top 10% material. It's a good listen and an adventure. I found the hour spent listening to this program to be enjoyable and I think that says a lot for any program.

Hans Fielder

Ah, I'm a sucker for a good bittersweet, romantic, swashbuckling, shipwrecked on a deserted island tale, with nice array of sound effects, like this "Phantom World" episode.


A wonderful poignant story. One of my favourites!


Just a follow-up to my earlier comment. I wonder why this episode was called "Phantom World" - can somebody explain that? And the actor information above shows two women, however there is only one woman in the episode - was that an oversight? Thanks!


Agree..episode was very well written and performed. The title "Phantom World" does not make sense. I also am not csure why two women are listed in the cast. There was only one female performer

claude w blair

The female performer must have done both voices. I understand that this was commonplace in the days of radio drama.

Mesila Thraam

Great episode. However, I can not find it in my CBS Radio Mystery Theater "Episode Guide and Handbook". Anyone else cone across this issue?

Bill W

Update. "Phantom World" is called "Phantom Paradise" in the CBS Radio Mystery Theater "Episode Guide and Handbook". A mistake for sure....but I think a better title for the episode.

Bill W

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