Archive for the 'Five Minute Mysteries' Category

Well, I must have a short attention span today.  Up next on the blog, an episode of that great little syndicated dramatic filler program, "Five Minute Mysteries".

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Program 28 is "The Tell Tale Knife" and concerns murder on a southern plantation.  The show was transferred from an original RCA Syndicated Program vinyl transcription, matrix number ND5-MM-3244-7.

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Now another edition of "Short Attention Span Theater", otr-style.  It's the popular RCA Syndicated Program series, "Five Minute Mysteries".

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Program 27 is "A Bit of Logic" and was transferred from an original RCA vinyl transcription, matrix number ND5-MM-3329-8B.  The disc is dated December 22, 1947 and the disc is probably a repressing.

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Let's pause for a brief mystery.  A five-minute mystery, in fact.

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From the RCA syndicated series, here's program 26, "A Rose By Any Other Name".

The show was transferred from original RCA Syndicated Program vinyl transcription, matrix number ND5-MM-3229-8B.  The disc is dated December 22, 1947 in the matrix, probably indicated a repressing - the "ND5" in the matrix number would put the original mastering of the show in 1945 so this is probably a repressing.

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"Five Minute Mysteries" was a wonderful little show syndicated by NBC in the 1940s, used by stations as "filler" after sports broadcasts or to fill a short slot on their schedule.  There are several episodes of the program floating around but I'm not sure the entire series has been found.

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Program 25 is titled "Signal Block" and was transferred from original RCA Syndicated Program vinyl transcription, matrix number ND5-MM-3229-8B.  The disc is dated December 22, 1947 in the matrix.

I'll drop in more of these in the coming months on the blog - I have two discs from the series.

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