Sunday, October 21, 2012

Old-Time Radio Theme Month, Day 21: "The Trial for Murder"

When I first heard this broadcast of the Weird Circle from April 30, 1944, I was surprised to learn Charles Dickens had written a ghost story. I hadn't read much Dickens at the time (I've since read most of his fiction), but it's always fascinating to discover authors have broader ranges of style than what you first imagine (see also: Roald Dahl).

This is a pretty simple and straight forward tale, but it has one terrific closing line. A juror serving on a murder trial finds himself possessed of inside knowledge on the case when the ghost of the murdered man begins feeding him information!

You can download a copy of this radio show from here.

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