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Errata List for "The Book"

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The CBS Radio Mystery Theater

An Episode Guide and Handbook
to Nine Years of Broadcasting, 1974-1982

by Gordon Payton and Martin Grams, Jr.
ISBN 0-7864-0559-7

Hard cover version

(aka "The Book")

(This list maintained by: kenglong@gmail.com)
Although a few entries in this list are mine, there were many people
who contributed to this list. Thanks to everyone, especially Frank Rosin and Walter,
for their hard work.

Errata list (as of December 23, 2021):

(Note: I have noticed a repeating error style in many listings. This error appears when a
broadcast has multiple rerun dates. Each rerun entry past the first one will reference
the "rebroadcast from" date as the one from the most recent rerun, not the original
broadcast date. I don't think this is correct and I've been flagging these errors in the
errata list below. I first noticed it with episodes that were originally broadcast in the first
week or two of the series because I was most familiar with those. I'm sure this style of
error happens many times and I just haven't found all the instances yet. I do plan to go
through each rerun enrty and verify the "rebroadcast from" dates but that won't happen
for some time yet. The good news about all this is that I think the "rebroadcast" dates
in the original entries do seem to be correct for the most part.)

page 12: #11 "Accounts Receivable" (1/16/74; rebroadcast 2/5/74) should be
#11 "Accounts Receivable" (1/16/74; rebroadcast 3/9/74)

page 12: #12 "You Can Die Again" (1/17/74; rebroadcast 3/10/74) should be
#12 "You Can Die Again" (1/17/74; rebroadcast 3/10/74, 11/19/78)

page 13: #13 should be: "A Ring of Roses"

page 17: #30 and #31 were broadcast as a double header on 2/4/74

page 21: #55 "A Choice of Witnesses" (2/28/74; rebroadcast 5/22/74) should be
#55 "A Choice of Witnesses" (2/28/74; rebroadcast 5/22/74, 3/18/79)

page 22: #59 "This Will Kill You" (3/4/74; rebroadcast 5/24/74) should be
#59 "This Will Kill You" (3/4/74; rebroadcast 5/25/74)

page 22: #60 "Accounts Receivable" should be
"A Long Time To Die" (3/5/74; rebroadcast 5/28/74)

page 23: #64 "A Long Time To Die" should be
"Accounts Receivable" (3/9/74; rebroadcast from 1/16/74)

page 25: #80 should be "The Diary of a Madman"
EGM clearly says "the" in the episode title.

page 31: #111 is mistitled. It should be "Sunset to Sunrise"

page 33: #128 "The Walls of Jericho" (5/12/73; rebroadcast from 2/21/74) should be
#128 "The Walls of Jericho" (5/12/74; rebroadcast from 2/21/74)

page 34: #130 "Voices of Death" (5/14/74; rebroadcast 8/23/75) should be
#130 "Voices of Death" (5/14/74; rebroadcast 12/14/74)
(Note, there are two episodes titled Voices of Death. 5/14/74; rebroadcast 12/14/74 and
5/9/75; rebroadcast on 8/23/75. They each have different writers and different plots.)

page 35: #140 "Out of Sight" (5/22/74; rebroadcast from 3/2/74) should be
#140 "Out of Sight" (5/24/74; rebroadcast from 3/2/74)

page 36: #144 "A Long Time To Die" (5/28/74; rebroadcast from 3/9/74) should be
"A Long Time To Die" (5/28/74; rebroadcast from 3/5/74)

page 37: #153 "Deadly Darling Delores" (6/6/74; rebroadcast 8/25/74) should be
#153 "Darling Deadly Delores" (6/6/74; rebroadcast 8/25/74)
(EGM announces it this way.)

page 38: #159 shoud be (6/13/74; rebroadcast 8/30/74) This was confirmed by
listening to the news associated with the show.

page 38: #160 should be "The House of the Seven Gables" (6/12/74; rebroadcast 8/31/74)
The date was confirmed by listening to the news and weather associated with the show.
The title was pronounced this way by E.G. Marshall.

page 42: #187 "A Portrait of Death" (7/10/74; rebroadcast from 4/18/74)

page 43: #198 should be "Sunset to Sunrise"

page 45: #215 "The Picture of Dorian Gray" (8/7/74; rebroadcast 10/5/74, 1/9/78, 8/7/74) should be
#215 "The Picture of Dorian Gray" (8/7/74; rebroadcast 10/5/74, 1/9/78, 5/13/79)

page 46: #221 should be "The Frontier of Fear"

page 51: #255 should be "What Happened to Mrs. Forbush?"

page 55: #284 should be "Picture on a Wall"

page 59: #308 should be "What Happened to Mrs. Forbush"

page 60: #318 is mistitled. It should be "The Strange Voyage of the Lady Dee"

page 61: #321 "The Death Watch" (11/21/74; rebroadcast 1/8/74) should be
"The Death Watch" (11/21/74; rebroadcast 1/18/75)

page 62: #333 should be: "A Ring of Roses"

page 75: #409 is announced as "The Death Wish" by E.G. Marshal at the beginning of the
episode. The story deals with someone who can kill by simply wishing a person
dead which would support the published title "Death Wisher" but it's hard to ignore
EGM's title announcement. This errata is controversial.

page 89: #485 (see errata for page 75)

page 90: #490 "Voices of Death" (5/9/75; rebroadcast 8/23/75) should be
#490 "The Voices of Death" (5/9/75; rebroadcast 8/23/75)

page 98: #536 EGM announced this episode title as "The Mask Of Tupac Amaru"

page 101: #552 "The Ghostly Rival" (7/10/75; rebroadcast 11/12/95) should be
#552 "The Ghostly Rival" (7/10/75; rebroadcast 11/12/75)

page 105: #572 is mistitled. It should be "He Moves In A Mysterious Way"

page 107: #584 should be "Age Cannot Wither Her"

page 109: #596 should be "The Voices Of Death"

page 109: #600 should be "The Eavesdroppers"

page 111: #614 should be "The Ideas Of March"

page 116: #635 should be "The Primrose Path"

page 117: #640 is mistitled. It should be "The Five Ghostly Indians"

page 119: #656 should be "The Mask Of Tupac Amaru"

page 124: #685 should be "The Lamps of the Devil"

page 126: #702 should be "He Moves In A Mysterious Way"

page 130: #722 should be "Age Cannot Wither Her"

page 136: #748 should be "The Eavesdroppers"

page 138: #764 should be "The Ideas Of March"

page 141: #781 "Primrose Path" (2/24/76; rebroadcast from 10/1/75) should be
#781 "The Primrose Path" (2/24/76; rebroadcast from 10/1/75)

page 143: #793 "The Last Lesson" (3/6/76; rebroadcast from 10/13/75) should be
"The Last Lesson" (3/7/76; rebroadcast from 10/13/75)

page 149: #825 has same title as #2650 (This is not a mistake in the book, just a note.)

page 149: #826 "Fool's Gold" (4/9/76; rebroadcast 8/25/78) should be
#826 "Fool's Gold" (4/9/76; rebroadcast 8/25/76)

page 149: #829 should be "The Safe Judge"

page 152: #840 The listed rebroadcast date, 5/13/79 should be 5/13/77.

page 167: #979 "A Two-Bit Fortune" (9/9/76; rebroadcast 12/1/78) should be
#979 "A Two-Bit Fortune" (9/9/76; rebroadcast 12/1/76)

page 169: #991 "The Rainbow Man" (9/21/76; rebroadcast from 9/19/76) should be
#991 "The Rainbow Man" (9/21/76; rebroadcast 12/18/76)

page 172: #1012 should be "The God Killers"

page 174: #1022 is mistitled. It should be "Somebody Stop Me"

page 188: #1110 is mistitled. It should be "A Woman in Red"

page 190: #1122 should be "A Casual Affair"

page 195: #1150 "The Light That Failed" (2/28/77; rebroadcast 6/29/77, 8/12/89) should be
#1150 "The Light That Failed" (2/28/77; rebroadcast 6/29/77, 8/12/79)

page 196: #1158 should be "The Sign of the Four"

page 201: #1186 should be "The Sensitive" (4/5/77; rebroadcast 8/20/77)

page 201: #1188 "The High Priest" (4/7/77; rebroadcast 8/21/97) should be
#1188 "The High Priest" (4/7/77; rebroadcast 8/21/77)

page 207: #1218 "The Woman in Red" (5/7/77; rebroadcast from 1/19/77) should be
#1218 "A Woman in Red" (5/7/77; rebroadcast from 1/19/77)

page 207: #1228 is mistitled. It should be "The Child's Cats Paw"

page 211: #1252 "The Night We Died" (6/10/77; rebroadcast 10/23/79) should be
#1252 "The Night We Died" (6/10/77; rebroadcast 10/23/77)

page 212: #1255 should be "The First Woman In Space"

page 212: #1256 "Murder One" (6/14/77; rebroadcast 10/29/79) should be
#1256 "Murder One" (6/14/77; rebroadcast 10/29/77)

page 218: #1294 The repeat date should be 12/11/77

page 223, #1329 should be: (...rebroadcast 1/5/78)
The book lists this entry as a rerun but it's the original broadcast! It was rerun on 1/5/78.

page 225: #1345 "The Second Chance" (9/11/77; rebroadcast from 4/28/77) should be
#1345 "The Second Chance Lady" (9/11/77; rebroadcast from 4/28/77)

page 228: #1362 "The Child's Cat Paw" (9/28/77; rebroadcast from 5/17/77) should be
#1362 "The Child's Cats Paw" (9/28/77; rebroadcast from 5/17/77)

page 235: #1410 should be " A Point of Time"

page 253: #1535 should be "All Things Are Possible"

page 259: #1574 "The House on Chimney Pot Line" (4/28/78; rebroadcast 10/6/78) should be
#1574 "The House on Chimney Pot Lane" (4/28/78; rebroadcast 10/5/78)

page 265: #1609 should be "Diamond Cut Diamond"

page 274: #1672 should be "The Avenging Ghost of Kitty Morgan"

page 278: #1708 "Time and Again" (9/9/78; rebroadcast from 3/30/74) should be
#1708 "Time and Again" (9/9/78; rebroadcast from 1/27/74)

page 280: #1721 should be "The Conversion Factor" not Conversation

page 281: #1726 Delete repeat dates of 5/22/81 and 8/27/81

page 282: #1734 "The House on Chimney Pot Line" (10/5/78; rebroadcast from 4/28/78) should be
#1734 "The House on Chimney Pot Lane" (10/5/78; rebroadcast from 4/28/78)

page 282: #1735 The title should be "The Captain of the Polestar"

page 286: #1771 "The Return of the Moresbys" (11/11/78; rebroadcast from 2/20/74) should be
#1771 "The Return of the Moresbys" (11/11/78; rebroadcast from 1/7/74)

page 289: #1792 "The Old Ones Are Hard To Kill" (12/2/78; rebroadcast from 3/1/74) should be
#1792 "The Old Ones Are Hard To Kill" (12/2/78; rebroadcast from 1/6/74)

page 293: #1820 should be "...rebroadcast from 1/9/74"

page 301: #1887 should be "Watchers of the Living"

page 304: #1913 "Voyage of Intrastar" (4/2/79; rebroadcast 9/11/79) should be
#1913 "Voyage To Intrastar" (4/2/79; rebroadcast 9/11/79)

page 308: #1950 The repeat date should be 10/5/79

page 309: #1961 should be "... rebroadcast from 8/16/75)"

page 317: #2034 should be "The Goddess Caper"

page 318: #2046 should be "Tiger, Tiger, Burning Bright" not Shining Bright

page 321: #2075 "Voyage of Intrastar" (9/11/79; rebroadcast from 4/2/79) should be
#1913 "Voyage To Intrastar" (9/11/79; rebroadcast from 4/2/79)

page 334: #2186 should be "The Thousand Pound Gorilla"

page 334: #2190 should be "A Ring of Roses"

page 336: #2195 is mistitled. It should be just "The Last Day" as spoken by
EGM in the intro. (Although the shorter version is spoken by EGM, it is
generally accepted to use the long version of the title in lists.)

page 341: #2228 "The Intruder" (2/27/80) should be
#2228 "The Intruder" (2/27/80; rebroadcast 6/12/80)

page 348: #2288 should be "A Private Demon"

page 349: #2291 is mistitled. It should be "Phantom World"

page 350: #2306 should be "The Voice from the Grave"

page 354: #2336 "A Ton of Gold" (7/28/80) should be
#2336 "A Ton of Gold" (7/28/80; rebroadcast 11/11/80)

page 358: #2368 The repeat date should be 12/11/80

page 358: #2372 is mistitled. It should be "Phantom World"

page 359: #2376 might be mistitled. EGM speaks it as "Case of the Lost Special"
(The recording in general distribution has a truncated beginning so this correction
is still not 100% verified.)
This one has been verified correct by Russ Brady.
(Thanks Russ!) Russ has a copy that has the complete intro and EGM does
indeed speak this as "The Mysterious Rochdale Special"

page 366: #2443 should be "...rebroadcast from 12/24/75"

page 378: #2521 is mistitled. It should be "Death Trail"

page 379: #2526 "The Power of Ode" (4/20/81; rebroadcast 7/16/81) should be
#2526 "The Power of Od" (4/20/81; rebroadcast 7/16/81)

page 387: #2580 The repeat date should be 10/1/81

page 388: #2589 "The Power of Ode" (7/16/81; rebroadcast from 4/20/81) should be
#2589 "The Power of Od" (7/16/81; rebroadcast from 4/20/81)

page 396: #2646 "The Solid Gold Scarf" (10/5/81; rebroadcast 12/16/81) should be
#2646 "The Solid Gold Zarf" (10/5/81; rebroadcast 12/16/81)
(The rerun entry on page 401 is correct.)

page 396: #2650 has same title as #825 (This is not a mistake.)

page 402: #2704 "A Christmas Carol" (12/24/81; rebroadcast from 12/24/80) should be
#2704 "A Christmas Carol" (12/24/81; rebroadcast from 12/24/75)

page 407: #2736 "Change Of Heart" (2/8/82; rebroadcast 4/8/82) has been
verified correct.

page 413: #2778 "Change of Heart" (4/8/82; rebroadcast from 2/8/82) should be
"Only A Woman" (4/7/82; rebroadcast 7/13/82)

page 413: #2779 is a duplicate entry and should not exist
(Note, this changes the numbering from here on out!! It is entirely normal to
find collections with either/or numbering.)

page 413: #2780 was actually written by Bob Juhren

page 423: #2847 should also say ", rebroadcast from 4/7/82"

page 433: #2951 should be (12/6/82; ...)

page 443: Appendix 2 Broadcast log of revival 1998 Monday, June 22, 98 "The Black Whale" is missing from the log

page 450: Index entry for "Bargain In Blood, A" has wrong page numbers. Correct pages are 37 and 48.

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