Written and directed by celebrated author Wyllis Cooper, the widely acclaimed old time radio program Quiet, Please was first aired on June 8, 1947 over the Mutual Broadcasting System. In this period, several similarly themed anthologies graced the American airwaves. However, it was this series that garnered notoriety during the golden age of radio and was lauded as an innovative and creative work of genius by both critics and academics alike. In fact, Professor Richard J. Hand from Glamorgan University praised Quiet, Please as an “extraordinary body of work,” and its writer Cooper as “one of the greatest authors of horror radio.” Quiet, Please was a mish mash of several literary genres, with supernatural encounters gaining the most prominence. Tales of the absurd were narrated by Ernest Chappell, who portrayed most of the series lead characters. His talent in fleshing out the gristly and morbid narratives paved the way for this old radio show to gain popularity among its listeners. One of the most notable episodes in the anthology is “The Thing on the Fourble Board,” which tells the story of a roughneck oil driller who unearths an ancient and horrific creature during a routine dig. Chappell breathes such life into each tale and transports the listener into a surreal world where monsters and alien beings exist outside the imagination. Immerse yourself in the world Cooper created by listening to Quiet Please today!
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Please enjoy these 90 old time radio episodes:
|06.08.1947||nothing behind the door||
At the top of Mt. Wilson, a small and empty house is mysteriously being guard by a barbed wire fence...
|06.15.1947||quiet please (002) i've been looking for you||
+ Program #2. "I Have Been Looking For You". A sad love story about a couple who finally found eac...
|06.22.1947||quiet please (003) we were here first||
+ Program #3. "We Were Here First". A story of giants and giant killers. Excellent radio! + "Do ...
|06.29.1947||quiet please (004) the ticket taker||
+ Program #4. "The Ticket Taker". A gang of Chicago mobsters comes up against, "The Ticket Taker."...
|07.20.1947||quiet please (005) cornelia||
+ Program #5. "Cornelia". A high school romance goes sour. Very, very, sour.
|07.27.1947||quiet please (006) i remember tomorrow||
+ Program #6. "I Remember Tomorrow". A gang of criminals hires an alcoholic physicist to build a t...
|08.03.1947||quiet please (007) inquest||
+ "Inquest". Mr. Ross tells the story of his relations with his sister Eileen...to an unsympatheti...
|08.10.1947||quiet please (008) bring me to life||
+ "Bring Me To Life". A script writer for "Quiet Please" has a typewriter that types by itself! Wh...
|09.10.1947||quiet please (014) how are you, pal||
+ "How Are You, Pal?". A man has just returned from prison, not as a convict, but as a worker!
|09.22.1947||quiet please (016) be a good dog, darling||
|10.06.1947||quiet please (018) not enough time||
+ "Not Enough Time". A time-travel adventure fifty years into the past...to 1897. The traveler mee...
|10.13.1947||quiet please (019) camera obscura||
+ "Camera Obscura". A killer sees his victim return again and again in a "camera obscura," a fiend...
|10.20.1947||pavanne the girl with the flaxen hair|
|10.27.1947||quiet please (021) don't tell me about halloween||
+ Program #19. "Don't Tell Me About Halloween". It's hard to be married to a witch, but it's even ...
|11.03.1947||quiet please (022) take me out to the graveyard||
+ Program #20. "Take Me Out To The Graveyard". A cab driver gets a fare who wants a one-way trip o...
|11.10.1947||quiet please (023) three||
+ "Three". A good story about a man haunted by the number, "three." + I think that I have an obs...
|11.17.1947||quiet please (024) kill me again||
+ "Kill Me Again". The story of a man who sold his soul...and made a profit on it! Never try to ge...
|11.24.1947||quiet please (025) in memory of bernadine||
+ "In Memory Of Bernadine". A guy's life is helped along by the girl who was always there. The las...
|12.01.1947||quiet please (026) come in, eddie||
+ "Come In, Eddie". A good ghost story as "Eddie" returns from the dead for a visit with the two g...
|12.08.1947||quiet please (027) some people don't die||
+ "Some People Don't Die". An excellent story about the strange race of the living dead atop an is...
|12.15.1947||quiet please (028) little fellow||
+ "Little Fellow". A circus midget is given "The Scarab Of Cleopatra," and the three wishes that g...
|12.29.1947||quiet please (030) rain on new year's eve||
+ "Rain On New Year's Eve". The writer of a horror movie gets in the last word. Possibly dated Dec...
|01.05.1948||quiet please (031) little visitor||
+ Mutual net, WOR, New York aircheck. "Little Visitor". A locksmith with amnesia meets a strange li...
|01.12.1948||quiet please (032) the room where ghosts live||
+ "The Room Where The Ghosts Lived". A dying man tells a ghost story to his doctor. He tells how h...
|01.19.1948||quiet please (033) baker's dozen||
+ "Baker's Dozen". A good story about the thirteenth juror in a murder trial, and why nobody pays ...