Tales Of The Bizarre
Tales Of The Bizarre
by Ray Bradbury
The stories of Ray Bradbury have graced the airwaves since May 17,
1946 when "Killer, Come Back To Me" aired on the Molle Mystery
There were 2 series entitles TALES OF THE BIZARRE presented by The
British Braodcasting Corporation. Both consisted of 6 30-minute
shows. All stories were dramatizations of the works of Ray Bradbury.
Each show features a brief introduction by Ray Bradbury, often relating
how the story came to be.
Two of the six shows in the first series have been done before.
"Night Call Collect" was done in BRADBURY 13 on National Public
Radio, in 1984. "I Sing the Body Electric" aired on the CBC
Playhouse (Canada) in 1973.
"The Jar", from the first series, tells of a man who wants respect
and what he'll do to get, and keep, it. "The Fruit At The Bottom of
the Bowl" is a psychological study of a murderer. "Night Call
Collect" is a science fiction tale of the last man on Mars and
another man on Mars who wants him dead. "Have I Got A Chocolate Bar
For You" tells of a priest in his confessional and a man fighting an
addiction. "I Sing The Body Electric" is the story of three children
who've lost their mother and seek a replacement. "Skeleton" tells a
tale of a man at war with his skeleton.
The second series also featured stories that were adapted before.
"And So Died Riabouchinska" was heard as "Riabouchinska" in SUSPENSE
(US) on November 13, 1946. "The Day It Rained Forever" was done on
December 3, 1973 in the CBC PLAYHOUSE. "The Wind" aired on October
30, 1949 on the RADIO CITY PLAYHOUSE and on June 17, 1984 on BRADBURY
All are well-acted and well-produced, an enjoyable treat for fans
of Ray Bradbury.
95/12/08 1 The Jar
95/12/15 2 The Fruit At The Bottom Of The Bowl
95/12/22 3 Night Call Collect
95/12/29 4 Have I Got A Chocolate Bar For You
96/01/05 5 I Sing The Body Electric
96/01/12 6 Skeleton
97/11/20 1 The Man Upstairs
97/11/27 2 Jack In The Box
97/12/04 3 The Scythe
97/12/11 4 The Wind
97/12/18 5 And So Died Riabouchinska
97/12/25 6 The Day It Rained Forever