Compiled by Loren Heisey
Guide revision history
Version 1.0: Original release (06/07/92)
Version 1.1: Minor update (07/05/92) Added support for printing with the ms macros and with cawf.
Version 2.0: Update (06/14/93) Added fifth production episodes. Changed order of HBO episodes. Miscellaneous other changes.
Table of Contents
|I.||HBO Produced Episodes|
|II.||USA First Production|
|III.||USA Second Production|
|IV.||USA Third Production|
|V.||USA Fourth Production|
|VI.||USA Fifth Production|
|VII.||Episode Title List|
|VIII.||Alphabetical Title List|
I. HBO produced episodes Introduction by Ray Bradbury "People ask where do you get your ideas. Well right here. All this is my Martian landscape. Somewhere in this room is an African veldt. Just beyond perhaps is a small Illinois town where I grew up. And I'm surrounded on every side by my magicians toyshop. I'll never starve here. I just look around, find what I need, and begin. I'm Ray Bradbury, and this is" The Ray Bradbury Theater. "Well then, right now what shall it be. Out of all this what do I choose to make a story. I never know where the next one will take me. The trip, exactly one half exhilaration, exactly one half terror". 1 Marionettes, Inc. A nagging wife prompts a computer salesman to take desperate measures. Additional introduction (HBO and video only) "Its a new age. Even the coffee machines are talking to us. Maybe the next thing will be they'll tell us not only what to drink, but when to drink. But what if they're wrong. I wonder if old Geppetto had any idea of what notions he let loose on the world". Starring James Coco Braling Leslie Nielsen Fantoccini Directed by Paul Lynch Co-starring Jayne Eastwood Mrs. Braling Kenneth Welsh Crane With Pixie Bigelow Buyer Rex Hagon Buyer Michael Fletcher Buyer Laura Henry Secretary Tom Christopher The Other Braling 2 The Playground An insurance salesman has an uneasy feeling about the children at a local playground. Additional introduction (HBO and video only) "You know it's amazing how fond I've become of the sound of this typewriter's, ah, till the power fails, very comforting." [lights candle] "Well like a night-light when we were kids in a dark room. Remember how it used to be? When we'd wander around our homes and be terrified of the littlest things. Of course it's not true for us nowadays. At the moments like this what we long for is an old warm friend and I have one right here." [uncovers old typewriter, blows off dust and blows out candle] "Damn". Starring William Shatner Charles Underhill Keith Dutson Steve Kate Trotter Carol Director William Fruet Co-starring Mirko Malish Ralph Steven Andrade Charlie Barry Flatman Robert Peerless 3 The Crowd A neon-sign artist believes the people gaping at an auto accident might be otherworldly. Additional introduction (HBO and video only) "The trouble with having all these things around for years is you stop seeing them. There's nothing new, its a cliche. You look at it, you don't see it any more. So sometimes you have to make a search, to find something new somewhere, perhaps beyond. But even down there the streets, the people, the cars, it's nothing new. I've seen it all. And yet, and yet ..". Starring Nick Mancuso Spelliner R.H. Thomson Morgan Director Ralph L. Thomas Co-starring David Hughes Doctor Victor Eartmantis Parametic 4 The Town Where No One Got Off A city resident's idealistic view of rural life is shattered when a train drops him off at an unscheduled stop. Starring Jeff Goldblum Cogswell Ed McNamara Old Man Cec Linder Salesman Director Don McBrearty Co-starring Errol Slue Conductor Clare Coulter Store Owner Samantha Langevin Mother Rachel Gemmell Girl on Swing Wayne Robson Man in Store 5 The Screaming Woman A girl can't convince anyone that she hears a screaming voice. Starring Drew Barrymore Heather Leary Janet-Laine Green Mrs. Leary Roger Dunn Mr. Leary With Alan Scarfe Mr. Nesbitt Directed by Bruce Pittman Co-starring Ian Heath Dippy Ken James Mr. Kelly Jacqueline McLeod Mrs. Kelly Michael Copeman Policeman Mary Anne Coles Screaming Woman Fran Gebhard Neighbor Dick Callahan Worker 6 Banshee An offbeat film director frightens a writer with larger-then-life ghost stories. Starring Peter O'Toole John Hampton Charles Martin Smith Douglas Rogers Jennifer Dale The Banshee Directed by Douglas Jackson Co-starring Michael Copeman Taxi Driver
II. USA first production Introduction by Ray Bradbury "People ask where do you get your ideas. Well right here. All this is my Martian landscape. Somewhere in this room is an African veldt. Just beyond perhaps is a small Illinois town where I grew up. And I'm surrounded on every side by my magicians toyshop. I'll never starve here. I just look around, find what I need, and begin. I'm Ray Bradbury, and this is" The Ray Bradbury Theater. "Well then, right now what shall it be. Out of all this what do I choose to make a story. I never know where the next one will take me. The trip, exactly one half exhilaration, exactly one half terror". 7 The Fruit At the Bottom of the Bowl A careless murderer contemplates his crime. Starring Michael Ironside Acton Sonja Smits Mary And Robert Vaughn Huxley Director Gilbert Shilton Co-starring Barry Greene Gun Salesman Wally Bondarenko Detective Tom Harvey Doctor 8 Skeleton A hypochondriac seeks the help of a bone specialist to cure his latest ailment. Starring Eugene Levy Bert Harris Diane D'Aquila Clarisse And Peter Blais Munigant Director Steve Dimarco Co-starring Sean Hewitt Dr. Burleigh Thick Wilson Fat Man 9 The Emissary A lonely, bedridden boy sends out his dog to find him a companion. Starring Helen Shaver Miss Haight Keram Malicki-Sanchez Martin Director Sturla Gunnarsson Co-starring Linda Goranson Mother Neil Munro Father Eric Hebert Big Boy Stuart Kenny Neighbour Chubby Dog 10 Gotcha! A playful couple plan a romantic weekend getaway. Starring Saul Rubinek John Griffths Kate Lynch Alicia Hart Director Brad Turner Co-starring James Kidnie Hotel Clerk Olwyn Chipman Party Person #1 Sharolyn Sparrow Party Person #2 Michael Healy Stockbroker (Bear) Adrian Paul Stockbroker (Bozo) 11 The Man Upstairs A boarder with strange hobbies keeps little Douglas up at night. Starring Feodor Atkine Mr. Koberman With Micheline Presle Grandma Kate Hardie Miss Treadwell Introducing Adam Negley Douglas Director Alain Bonnot Co-starring Henri Poirier Mr. Dumas Michel Winogradoff Police Officer Bertie Cortiez Coroner 12 The Small Assassin A woman lives in terror of her new born child. Starring Susan Wooldridge Alice Leiber Leigh Lawson David Leiber With Cyril Cusack Doctor Jeffers Director Tom Cotter Co-starring Lottie Ward Nurse 13 Punishment Without Crime A man has a robot created to look just like his hated wife. His plan is to kill the robot, but he falls in love instead. Starring Donald Pleasence George Hill Lynsey Baxter Katherine With Peggy Mount The Judge Director Bruce MacDonald Co-starring Iain Cuthbertson Prosecuting Counsel Frank Williams Defence Counsel John McGlynn Facsimile Interviewer Bill Croasdale Governor Will Tracey Priest George Anton Lover William Ivory Policeman 14 On the Orient, North A nurse aids an ailing ghost on a transcontinental train trip and escorts him to his final destination. Starring Magali Noel Minerva Halliday Ian Bannen The Ghastly Passenger Director Frank Cassenti Co-starring Francois Clavier Train Official Herve Pauchon Priest Sylvie Novak Nun Tim Holm Policeman Jean Gluck Doctor 15 The Coffin An aging inventor builds a custom made coffin as his final creation. Starring Denholm Elliott Richard Braling With Dan O'Herlihy Charles Braling Director Tom Cotter Co-starring Clive Swift St. John Court 16 Tyrannosaurus Rex A film animator sculpts a monster for a tyrannical movie director's latest project. Starring Cris Campion Terwilliger Daniel Ceccaldi Glass Jim Dunk Joe Clarence Director Gilles Behat Co-starring Julie Reitzman Glass' Niece 17 There Was an Old Woman Elderly Matilda isn't ready when death arrives to carry her away in a wicker basket. Starring Mary Morris Matilda Roy Kinnear Funeral Director Sylvestra Le Touzel Emily With Ronald Lacey The Listener Director Bruce MacDonald Co-starring Robin Soans Father Finetime Fontayne Mortician Peter Barton Listener's Assistant Stephen Boyes Listener's Assistant Louis Emerick Listener's Assistant Ken Kitson Listener's Assistant 18 And So Died Riabouchinska An outspoken marionette provides clues to a murder when a detective interrogates a ventriloquist. Starring Alan Bates John Fabian Jean-Pierre Kalfon Lt. Krovitch Director Denys Granier-Deferre Co-starring Patti Layne Alyce Fabian Annabelle Mouloudji Ilyana Riamonova Hilary Staunton Mr. Douglas Jacques Berrocal Ockham
III. USA second production Introduction by Ray Bradbury "People ask where do you get your ideas. Well right here. All this is my. I'll never starve here. I'm Ray Bradbury, and this is" The Ray Bradbury Theater. 19 The Dwarf The dreams of a dwarf turn into a showman's nightmare. Additional introduction "When I was 12 I met a magician Harry Blackstone who told me to live forever. I decided I could. Mr. Blackstone introduced me to clowns, acrobats, fire eaters, fat ladies, and some little people, dwarves. I've never forgotten. Every time I see certain kinds of strange mirrors, this is what I see". Starring Megan Follows Aimee With Miguel Fernandes Ralph Banghart And Machs Colombani Mr. Bigelow Director Costa Botes Co-starring David Cameron Magazine Vendor 20 A Miracle of Rare Device A mean-spirited man may ruin a desert mirage. Additional introduction "When I was a boy my dad looking for work picked up my mom, my brother Skip, and myself, and headed west. Along the way in the middle of nowhere-what-so-ever-at-all on a hot summer desert noon with the wind still and heat rising from the sand dunes, we were witness to a miracle. Years later I remembered the miracle. This, is that remembrance". Starring Pat Harrington Jr. Robert With Wayne Robson William Director Roger Tompkins Co-starring William Kircher Ned Bantlin Des Kelly Old Man Barbara Laurenson Old Woman Helen Jarroe Woman Ben Vere-Jones Young Man Roy Wesney Old Man #2 Stephen Lovatt Xanadu Young Man Peter Dennett Farmer Annie Ruth Farmer's Wife Baden Campbell Farmer's Son Sarah McLaughlin Farmer's Daughter 21 The Lake A young man returns to the lake where he had a childhood sweetheart a number of years before. Additional introduction "The long hot summers of childhood surround me in photos taken along the shores of Lake Michigan. Looking at them many years ago I remembered when I built impossible cities out of sand and discovered that the lake could be a sorrow as well as a joy. When I finished writing this story at the age 22 I was in tears, and knew that at last I had become a writer". Starring Gordon Thomson Douglas With Eli Sharplin Young Douglas Jessica Billingsley Young Tally And Sylvia Rands Tally's Mother Prue Langbein Douglas' Mother Tina Regtien Margaret Director Pat Robins Co-starring Jim Moriarty Lifeguard 22 The Wind A man is pursued by the violent winds whose secret he has learned. Additional introduction "Clocks, hourglasses, barometers. Who has not lain on his back and wondered where the weather was born, and how it traveled, and why along the way it sometimes ate people alive. And then again late nights doesn't the wind outside your house scratch at your screen like a cat needing to be fed. And what then. Do you let the wind in, and what happens if you do". Starring Michael Sarrazin John Colt With Ray Henwood Herb Thompson Director Grahame McLean Co-starring Vivienne Labone Susan Thompson Keith Richardson Keith Parkinson Anne Pacey Anne Parkinson 23 The Pedestrian In the world of the future, a man's nighttime walks are considered deviant behavior. Additional introduction "Tennis shoes, to remind me of what. The first nights of summer when as a boy I ran in the cool grass, or later walking at night being stopped by police who were suspicious of the only one walking for miles and miles. Upset with this encounter with the law what else could I do but write about shoes, and night, and walking as a criminal in some future year in a story called The Pedestrian". Starring David Ogden Stiers Leonard Mead With Grant Tilly Stockwell Director Alin Bollinger Co-starring Stig Eldred Voice (Out of View) Matt Murphy Man on Television 24 A Sound of Thunder A man who has hunted all the animals on earth travels back in time to bag a dinosaur. Additional introduction "Dinosaurs large and small fill my junkyard workroom. This one given to me by a friend 30 years ago. These given as toys to my daughters, and when they didn't play with them I simply took them back. So with dinosaurs coming into my life, I often wondered what would happen if I could go back into theirs. Dinosaurs, time machines, put them together and you have a tale 1 billion years old". Starring Kiel Martin Eckles With John Bach Travis Director Costa Botes Co-starring Micheal McLeod Agent Micheal Batley Hunter John McDavitt Hunter 25 The Wonderful Death of Dudley Stone A famous writer dies under mysterious circumstances. Additional introduction "I'm surrounded by file after file of ideas, stories, poems, and fragments of novels put away over some 40 years. I go through them constantly and whichever story, poem, or play cries the loudest to be born gets written. But I've often wondered, if someone said to me your stories or your life would I save my life or my stories. And so the The Wonderful Death of Dudley Stone was born". Starring John Saxon Dudley Stone With Alan Scarfe John Oatis Kendall Director David Copeland Co-starring Susan Wilson Sara Stone Lewis Rowe Dudley Stone's Publisher 26 The Haunting of the New A man receives a phone call late at night telling him he can have a stately mansion, if it wants him. Additional introduction "This is a postcard from a friend overseas which caused me to write The Haunting of the New. A postcard not a stumped lion, or a robot dinosaur, or a toy xylophone, but an airmail postcard, yes. Because it told about an old house in a far place on a strange night. A house that died and came alive again and here is how it happened". Starring Susannah Yorke Nora With Richard Comar Charles Director Roger Tompkins Co-starring Sheila Hammond Duchess 27 To the Chicago Abyss In the future a man tells stories of how things used to be. Additional introduction "I have what seems to be total recall from the moment of my birth, but if it should falter the toys, the trivia that surround me in my workroom help me remember back 60 years. But what if I lost all these in a fire? Then I'd be forced to rely on sheer memory alone. But what about everyone else? Would they choose to remember or prefer to forget? Would my memories be a threat to them? To find the answer I wrote To the Chicago Abyss". Starring Harold Gould Old Man With Neil Munro The Stranger Director Randy Bradshaw Co-starring Doreen Ibsen Woman in Park Arne MacPherson Young Man in Park Linda Ravinovitch Stanger's Wife Bill Meilen The Policeman Ronald Rault The Betrayer Chad Krowchuk Joseph 28 Hail and Farewell A 12 year old boy has problems growing up. Additional introduction "Here lie my first magic sets given to me when I was 10 years old when I thought by magic I could control the world around me. My parents gave me sweaters and socks for Christmas. I rebeled, I wanted to stay young, a kid with a magic set forever. I wish somehow I could smoke the proper cigars to stunt my growth. Out of those Christmases and my secret desire to scrunch down and be 10 years old forever the story that follows was born". Starring Josh Saviano Willie Director Alan Kroeker Co-starring Georgie Collins Old Woman Trevor McCarthy The Bully Mary Day Charlotte Christine McInnis Charlotte's Mother Judith Haynes Emma Webley Frank C. Turner John Webley Mark Parr Tiny Tim Frank Bueckert Ice Cream Man Ann Allen Little Woman Chad Cole Big Kid, Orphanage Joel Dacks 2nd Kid, Orphanage Donovan Workun Bully's Sidekick 29 The Veldt Two spoiled children use the power of their magical nursery to rebel against their parents. Additional introduction "Africa, lions, and the great modern safari explorers have been part of my life in or out of films or circus arenas or librarys. Here in my workroom motion picture television machines and hot african veldt lens join and come alive. What was Popular Mechanics fancy when I was 9 can be built today or written out in a few hours to be let loose from my typewriter as a story called The Veldt". Starring Linda Kelsey Lydia Hadley With Malcolm Stewart George Hadley Thomas Peacocke David McLean Director Brad Turner Co-starring Damien Atkins Peter Hadley Shana Alexander Wendy Hadley Del Mehes Mechanical Voice 30 Boys! Raise Giant Mushrooms in Your Cellar! There are many wondrous things that small boys can order from mail order catalogs. Additional introduction "This is my copy of the Johnson Smith, Racine, Wisconsin catalog. Every boy in America at one time had one. You sent away for jokes, surprises, funny faces, whoopee cushions, and magical illusions. I sent away for my first Johnson Smith catalog when I was 10 because I heard you could buy things, strange things that you dumped in water or planted in your window box that grew, and grew, and grew". Starring Charles Martin Smith Huge Fortnum Director David Brandes Co-starring Marc Reid Tom Fortnum Patricia Phillips Cynthia Fortnum Judy Mahbey Mrs. Goodbody Frank C. Turner Roger Willis Dorothy Anne Haug Dorothy Willis Michael Leskow Joe Willis David Mann Mailman
IV. USA third production Introduction by Ray Bradbury "People ask where do you get your ideas. Well right here. All this is my magicians toyshop. I'm Ray Bradbury, and this is" The Ray Bradbury Theater. 31 Mars Is Heaven The first Earth visitors to Mars discover a replica of small town America. Starring Hal Linden, Paul Gross, Helen Moulder Director John Laing Additional Cast Patrick Smythe, Wendy McFarlane, Eddie Campbell, Brian Sergent, Stephen Papps 32 The Murderer Arthur Brock sounds off against noise, leading him to violence - and a cell in the psychiatric ward. Starring Bruce Weitz, Cedric Smith, Donna Akerston, Michael Haigh Director Roger Tompkins 33 Touched With Fire Two men try to prevent a murder. Starring Eileen Brennan, Barry Morse, Joseph Shaw Director Roger Tompkins Additional Cast Michael Noonan, Paul Nadas 34 The Black Ferris Two friends think there's a connection when a carnival brings an old man and a young boy to town. Starring Zachary Bennett, Nathaniel Moreau, Frank Whitten Director Roger Tompkins Additional Cast Jonathan Marks, Pat Evison, Duncan Smith, Stephen Gledhill, Kathy Downes 35 Usher II A man rebels when the government bans imagination. Starring Patrick Macnee, Ian Mune, Stewart Devinie Director Lee Tamahori Additional Cast Des Kelly, Alice Fraser, Susan Wilson 36 Touch of Petulance A man's life is altered by a newspaper headline from the future. Starring Eddie Albert, Jesse Collins, Dulcie Smart Director John Laing 37 And the Moon Be Still As Bright Space explorers on a Martian expedition are faced with problems when one of their members becomes obsessed with the planets former residents. Starring David Carradine, Kenneth Welsh, James Purcell Director Randy Bradshaw Supporting Cast Ben Cardinal, Brian Jensen, Warren Perkins 38 The Toynbee Convector A man time travels to the past to perfect the future. Starring James Whitmore, Michael Hurst Director John Laing Additional Cast Perry Piercy, Michael Galvin 39 Exorcism A woman makes a potion to get rid of a witch. Starring Sally Kellerman, Jayne Eastwood Director Brad Turner Supporting Cast Bartley Bard, Jordan Singer 40 The Day it Rained Forever A free spirit and her music bring rain to a drought-stricken town. Starring Vincent Gardenia, Gerard Parkes, Robert Clothier, Shelia Moore as Blanche Hillgood Director Randy Bradshaw 41 The Long Years A space crew returns to Mars to find a scientist and his family unaffected by their 20-year stay on the planet. Starring Robert Culp, George Touliatos Director Paul Lynch Supporting Cast Judith Buchan, Donna Larson, Bruce Mitchell, Jason Wolff 42 Here There Be Tygers Unbeknown to an explorer, the Utopia like world he has discovered has yet to unearth its deadly forces. Starring Timothy Bottoms, Peter Elliott, George Henare, Lorae Parry Director John Laing
V. USA fourth production Introduction by Ray Bradbury "People ask where do you get your ideas. Well right here. All this is my magicians toyshop. I'm Ray Bradbury, and this is" The Ray Bradbury Theater. 43 The Earthmen Members of an expedition to Mars find their intellect questioned by the locals. Starring David Birney, Gordon Pinsent Director Graeme Campbell Supporting Cast Larry Musser, David Sivertsen, Patricia Phillips, Jim Shepard, Paul Tome 44 Zero Hour A group of 8-year-olds rally around an invisible person who promises them the world. Starring Sally Kirkland, Katharine Isobel Murray Director Don McBrearty Supporting Cast Jill Dyck, Brian Taylor, Kurtis Brown, Ronan Cahill 45 The Jar A backwoods man impresses the townfolk with a mysterious jar. Starring Paul LeMat, Jennifer Dale Director Randy Bradshaw Supporting Cast Earl Pastko, John Dee, Billy Morton, Bill Meilen, Randall Payne 46 Colonel Stonesteel and the "Desperate Empties" What seems to be a relic from ancient Egypt turns up on a Midwest farm. Starring Harold Gould, Shawn Ashmore, and Wayne Robson as the Sheriff Director Randy Bradshaw Supporting Cast Walter Kaasa 47 The Concrete Mixer A Martian's reluctance to attack Earth stems from what he read in his alien comic books. Starring Ben Cross, Howard Jerome, and John Gilbert as the Assignor Director Eleanore Lindo Supporting Cast Jan Smith, Grant Reddick 48 The Utterly Perfect Murder A childhood bully still haunts a 60-year-old man. Starring Richard Kiley, Robert Clothier Director Stuart Margolin Supporting Cast David Turri, Eric J. Johnson 49 Let's Play Poison A perfectionist teacher leads an unworldly bunch of kids. Starring Richard Benjamin Director Bruce Pittman Supporting Cast Shane Meier, Adam Derges, Warren Graves 50 The Martian New life welcomes grieving parents who move to mars. Starring John Vernon, Paul Clemens, Sheila Moore Director Anne Wheeler Supporting Cast Paul Coeur, Janne Mortil
VI. USA fifth production Introduction by Ray Bradbury "People ask where do you get your ideas. Well right here. All this is my magicians toyshop. I'm Ray Bradbury, and this is" The Ray Bradbury Theater. 51 The Lonely One Several women try to decide whether to walk to a movie since there is a serial killer on the loose in the town. Although her companions are reluctant to go, one of the women insists. Starring Joanna Cassidy Sheila McCarthy Director Ian Mune Supporting Cast Maggie Harper Helen Stephen O'Rourke Officer Kennedy Peter Rowley Druggist David Perrett Frank Dillon Chic Littlewood Theatre Manager Patrick Smith Pale Man Elizabeth Pendergrast Miss Roberta Kathleen Kelly Miss Fern 52 The Happiness Machine A man wakes up one morning and decides to build a machine to make happiness. It becomes an all consuming project much to his wife's dismay. Starring Elliott Gould Mimi Kuzyk Director John Laing Supporting Cast Paul McIvor Saul Affmann Tania Mason Naomi Affmann Matthew Brennan Aaron Affmann Claire Chitham Rosalyn Affmann 53 Tomorrow's Child Sometime in the future a couple tries a new birthing procedure. The equipment goes awry and they end up with a child they are not sure what to do with. Starring Carol Kane Michael Sarrazin Director Costa Botes Supporting Cast Peter Bland Dr. Wolcott Mark Clare Workman Lisa Tapley-Bale Mary Mike Daly Bill Mandy McMullin Sheila John Kerr Don 54 The Anthem Sprinters A well known American writer traveling in Ireland gets involved in a local sporting event. Starring Len Cariou Robert Ball Director Wayne Tourell Supporting Cast Ken Blackburn Timulty Ian Watkin Heeber Finn Terry Hayman Fogarty Bruce Allpress O'Gavin Karl Bradley Cinema Manager Grant Bridger Phil the Projectionist Alister Babbage Nolan David Baxter Kelly Maurice Keene Book Store Owner 55 By the Numbers On a train a man runs across a former acquaintance and recalls an incident some 10 years ago at a Hotel involving a drill sergeant father and his son. Starring Ray Sharkey Geordie Johnson Director Wayne Tourell Supporting Cast Ciaran Pennington The Boy Marton Csokas Sid Erik Thomson Young Man Bruce Tegart Hotel Waiter Nii Hammond Train Waiter 56 The Long Rain A spaceship crash-lands on a planet where it is constantly raining. The survivors try to make their way to the Sundome that has been established on the planet. Starring Marc Singer Michael Hurst Director Lee Tamahori Supporting Cast Brian Sergent Boltz Mark Raffety Cooper 57 The Dead Man A woman moves to a small town to take a job as a manicurist. Being lonely she befriends a strange man who claims to be dead. Starring Louise Fletcher Frank Whitten Director Costa Botes Supporting Cast Ross Duncan Mr. Simpson Gilbert Goldie Mr. Gilpatrick Peter McCauley Sheriff David Taylor Radney Bellows Irene Drake Mrs. Bellows Alistair Douglas Customer Peter Morgan Rev. Polk David Telford Henry Scott 58 Sun and Shaddow A poor family has their meal interrupted by a film company arriving to shoot in their town. Starring Gregory Sierra John Bach And Stuart Margolin Director Larry Parr Supporting Cast Vicky Haughton Maria Reyes Ken Blackburn Policeman Lee Mete Kingi Tomas Reyes Jose Bribiesca Jorge James Roberts Andrew 59 Silent Towns A man returns from the outback of Mars only to discover everyone has been recalled to Earth. Starring John Glover Monica Parker Director Lee Tamahori 60 Downwind From Gettysburg An Abraham Lincoln robot delivering the Gettysburg address at an historical tourist site is assassinated. The man who did it claims to be Mr. Booth. Starring Howard Hessman Robert Joy Director Chris Bailey Supporting Cast Kelly Johnson Phipps Roy Bonnell Lincoln Jim Rawdon Attendant Timothy Dale The Boy 61 Some Live Like Lazarus A young boy and girl meet at a resort and over the years as they return each summer fall in love. However the boy's mother forbids him to marry the girl because she thinks the girl who works at the resort is not good enough for her son. Starring Janice Rule Yannick Bisson Director Peter Sharp Supporting Cast Yvonne Lawley Mother Noel Trevarthen Roger (age 60) Katie Wolfe Anna (age 18-22) Kristin Darragh Anna (age 10-12) Leon Woods Roger (age 10-12) Andrew Thurtell Paul Greer Robson Carol Deborah Kathrine Hotel Maid 62 The Handler A mortician tries to give his clients a little extra treatment that he thinks they should have. Starring Michael J. Pollard Henry Beckman Director Peter Sharp Supporting Cast John Sumner Mr. Stuyvesant Peter Rowley Mr. Flinger Lee Grant Mrs. Rogers Lynne Skinner Mrs. Shellmund Johnny Crews Mr. Wren Steve Cleary Edmund Worth Casey Anstiss Small Boy Christopher Brodeur Skateboarding Boy Jocelyn Brodeur Mrs. McNamara 63 Fee Fie Foe Fum A mother lives in fear of her free-loading son-in-law who she thinks is after her money and her house. Although her daughter tries to reassure her, the mother's fears are increased after the son-in-law installs a supercharged new garbage disposal in the house where the three of them live. Starring Jean Stapleton Robert Morelli Director John Reid Supporting Cast Lucy Lawless Liddy Barton Patrick Smith Postman 64 Great Wide World Over There A woman living in an isolated part of the country has a neighbor who is always getting letters while she never receives any. Since the woman is illiterate she has her visiting educated nephew write some letters for her so she can get mail like her neighbor. Starring Tyne Daly David Orth Director Ian Mune Supporting Cast Bill Johnson Tom Gibbs Helen Moulder Mrs. Brabbam Frank Whitten Mailman 65 The Tombstone A salesman traveling with his wife has trouble finding a motel with a vacancy. Finally they find one but the room has a tombstone in it. Starring Shelley Duvall Ron White Director Warrick (Waka) Attewell Supporting Cast Desmond Kelly The Landlord John Smythe Mr. Whetmore June Bishop The Woman (Mrs. White) Paul Royce The Couch Potato Lyndon Peoples The Man (Mr. White) Jocelyn Brodeur The Young Lady
VII. Episode Title List HBO produced episodes 1 - Marionettes, Inc. 5/21/85 2 - The Playground 6/04/85 3 - The Crowd 7/02/85 4 - The Town Where No One Got Off 2/22/86 5 - The Screaming Woman 2/22/86 6 - Banshee 2/22/86 USA first production 7 - The Fruit At the Bottom of the Bowl 1/23/88 8 - Skeleton 2/06/88 9 - The Emissary 2/13/88 10 - Gotcha! 2/20/88 11 - The Man Upstairs 3/05/88 12 - The Small Assassin 4/09/88 13 - Punishment Without Crime 4/16/88 14 - On the Orient, North 4/29/88 15 - The Coffin 5/07/88 16 - Tyrannosaurus Rex 5/14/88 17 - There Was an Old Woman 5/21/88 18 - And So Died Riabouchinska 5/28/88 USA second production 19 - The Dwarf 7/07/89 20 - A Miracle of Rare Device 7/14/89 21 - The Lake 7/21/89 22 - The Wind 7/28/89 23 - The Pedestrian 8/04/89 24 - A Sound of Thunder 8/11/89 25 - The Wonderful Death of Dudley Stone 8/18/89 26 - The Haunting of the New 9/15/89 27 - To the Chicago Abyss 9/22/89 28 - Hail and Farewell 9/30/89 29 - The Veldt 11/10/89 30 - Boys! Raise Giant Mushrooms in Your Cellar! 11/17/89 USA third production 31 - Mars Is Heaven 7/20/90 32 - The Murderer 7/27/90 33 - Touched With Fire 8/03/90 34 - The Black Ferris 8/10/90 35 - Usher II 8/17/90 36 - Touch of Petulance 10/12/90 37 - And the Moon Be Still As Bright 10/19/90 38 - The Toynbee Convector 10/26/90 39 - Exorcism 11/02/90 40 - The Day it Rained Forever 11/09/90 41 - The Long Years 11/16/90 42 - Here There Be Tygers 11/30/90 USA fourth production 43 - The Earthmen 1/03/92 44 - Zero Hour 1/10/92 45 - The Jar 1/17/92 46 - Colonel Stonesteel and the "Desperate Empties" 1/24/92 47 - The Concrete Mixer 1/31/92 48 - The Utterly Perfect Murder 2/07/92 49 - Let's Play Poison 2/14/92 50 - The Martian 2/21/92 USA fifth production 51 - The Lonely One 7/10/92 52 - The Happiness Machine 7/17/92 53 - Tomorrow's Child 8/14/92 54 - The Anthem Sprinters 8/21/92 55 - By the Numbers 9/11/92 56 - The Long Rain 9/19/92 57 - The Dead Man 9/26/92 58 - Sun and Shaddow 10/03/92 59 - Silent Towns 10/10/92 60 - Downwind From Gettysburg 10/17/92 61 - Some Live Like Lazarus 10/24/92 62 - The Handler 10/27/92 63 - Fee Fie Foe Fum 10/28/92 64 - Great Wide World Over There 10/29/92 65 - The Tombstone 10/30/92
VIII. Alphabetical Episode Title List 18 - And So Died Riabouchinska 5/28/88 37 - And the Moon Be Still As Bright 10/19/90 54 - The Anthem Sprinters 8/21/92 6 - Banshee 2/22/86 34 - The Black Ferris 8/10/90 30 - Boys! Raise Giant Mushrooms in Your Cellar! 11/17/89 55 - By the Numbers 9/11/92 15 - The Coffin 5/07/88 46 - Colonel Stonesteel and the "Desperate Empties" 1/24/92 47 - The Concrete Mixer 1/31/92 3 - The Crowd 7/02/85 40 - The Day it Rained Forever 11/09/90 60 - Downwind From Gettysburg 10/17/92 19 - The Dwarf 7/07/89 43 - The Earthmen 1/03/92 9 - The Emissary 2/13/88 39 - Exorcism 11/02/90 63 - Fee Fie Foe Fum 10/28/92 7 - The Fruit At the Bottom of the Bowl 1/23/88 10 - Gotcha! 2/20/88 64 - Great Wide World Over There 10/29/92 28 - Hail and Farewell 9/30/89 62 - The Handler 10/27/92 52 - The Happiness Machine 7/17/92 26 - The Haunting of the New 9/15/89 42 - Here There Be Tygers 11/30/90 45 - The Jar 1/17/92 21 - The Lake 7/21/89 49 - Let's Play Poison 2/14/92 51 - The Lonely One 7/10/92 56 - The Long Rain 9/19/92 41 - The Long Years 11/16/90 11 - The Man Upstairs 3/05/88 1 - Marionettes, Inc. 5/21/85 31 - Mars Is Heaven 7/20/90 50 - The Martian 2/21/92 20 - A Miracle of Rare Device 7/14/89 32 - The Murderer 7/27/90 14 - On the Orient, North 4/29/88 23 - The Pedestrian 8/04/89 2 - The Playground 6/04/85 13 - Punishment Without Crime 4/16/88 5 - The Screaming Woman 2/22/86 59 - Silent Towns 10/10/92 8 - Skeleton 2/06/88 12 - The Small Assassin 4/09/88 61 - Some Live Like Lazarus 10/24/92 24 - A Sound of Thunder 8/11/89 58 - Sun and Shaddow 10/03/92 17 - There Was an Old Woman 5/21/88 65 - The Tombstone 10/30/92 53 - Tomorrow's Child 8/14/92 27 - To the Chicago Abyss 9/22/89 33 - Touched With Fire 8/03/90 36 - Touch of Petulance 10/12/90 4 - The Town Where No One Got Off 2/22/86 38 - The Toynbee Convector 10/26/90 16 - Tyrannosaurus Rex 5/14/88 35 - Usher II 8/17/90 48 - The Utterly Perfect Murder 2/07/92 29 - The Veldt 11/10/89 22 - The Wind 7/28/89 25 - The Wonderful Death of Dudley Stone 8/18/89 44 - Zero Hour 1/10/92
IX. Principle Credits All episodes except 5 Based on an original story and written by Ray Bradbury Episode 5 By Ray Bradbury. Written for the screen by Ray Bradbury Produced by Atlantis Films Limited 1-65 Avalon Television Centre 30-42 Bradshaw, MacLeod, and Associates Ltd. 37,39-41,43-50 Ellipse Programme 7,8,10-18 Grahame McLean Associates Limited 19-30 Granada Television International 7,8,10-18 South Pacific Pictures Limited 43-65 In Association with Allarcom 19-42 Kicking Horse Productions Limited 27-30 WIC Western International Communications Ltd. 43-65 Wilcox Productions, Inc. 1-65 Produced in Co-operation with Dune 19-30 USA Network 7-65 Produced with Participation of The Alberta Motion Picture Development Corp. 19-65 The Global Television Network 1-6 Telefilm Canada 1-3 Produced in Association with First Choice Canadian Communications Corp. 7-65 The Global Television Network 7-65 Superchannel 19-65 Super Ecran 19-65 Developed for Television for Wilcox Productions, Inc. by Mark Massari 1-6 Executive in Charge of Production for WIC Western International Communications Ltd. Nicolas Wry 43-65 Production Executive for USA Network Rick Weaver 43-65 Co-Produced by T.F.1 18 Executive Producer Ray Bradbury 1-65 Michael Macmillan 1-6 John Ross 4-6 Peter Sussman 7-65 Larry Wilcox 1-65 Co-Executive Producer Bill Allan 7-18 Pierre Bertrand Jaume 7-18 Stephane Sperry 7-18 Supervising Producer Tom Cotter 19-65 Jonathan Goodwill 37,39-41 Mary Kahn 43-50 Seaton McLean 11-36,38,42 Don Reynolds 51-65 Producer Chris Bailey 51-65 Randy Bradshaw 43-50 Tom Cotter 12,13,15,17 Tom Dent-Cox 37,39-41,43-50 Jonathan Goodwill 19-36,38,42 Arvi Liimatainen 27-30 Mary Kahn 51-65 Doug MacLeod 37,39-41,43-50 Grahame McLean 19-26 Seaton McLean 1-10 Pamela Meekings-Stewart 31-42 Hubert Niogret 11,14,16,18 Don Reynolds 43-50 Line Producer Narelle Barsby 19-26 Janine Dickins 51-65 Jonathan Goodwill 7-10 Gillian Richardson 1-3 Production Manager Mary Kahn 4-6 Director of Photography Warrick Attewell 31,35,38,42,52,56,59,63, 64 Gilberto Azevedo 14,18 Dean Bennett 45,50 Paul Birkett 43,46 Richard Bluck 22 Alun Bollinger 21,25,32-34,36 Matt Bowkett 54,57,58,60-62,65 Thomas Burstyn 1,3 Jean Charvein 11 Stuart Dryburgh 20,24,26 Donald Duncan 19 Mike Fuller 23 Allen Guilford 51,55 Brian R.R. Hebb, csc 7-10 Mark Irwin, csc 2,4-6 Jim Jeffrey 37,40 Phil Linzey 29 Alan Locke 53 Andre Neau 16 Tobias Schliesller 27,28,30 John Spooner, csc 39,41,44,47-49 Lighting Cameraman Ken Morgan 13,17 Michael B. Popley 12,15 Production Designer or Designer John Blackie 27-30,43-50 Margaret Coombes 12,15 Scott Dobbie 37,39-41 Ron Highfield 51-65 Rick Kofoed 31-36,38,42 Alan Price 13,17 Art Director Mike Becroft 23,52,53,55,56,59,63,64 Danny Black 32-34 Scott Dobbie 43-50 Tom Doherty 9 John Girdlestone 25 Tony Hall 8,10 Michael Kane 26,36 Alicia Keywan 4-6 Rick Kofoed 20 Etienne Mery 11,14,16,18 David Moe 1-3 Matt Murphy 22 Rob Pearson 21 Rick Roberts 40,41 Mark Robins 19,24,31,35,38,42 Jennifer Ward 51,54,57,58,60-62,65 Editor or Film Editor Michele Amsellem 11 George Appleby, cfc 1,5,6,9,10 Ralph Brunjes 2 Sophie Cornu 18 Owen Ferrier-Kerr 31,35,38 Doug Forbes 29,37,39-41,43-50 Michael Fruet 7 John Gilbert 21-26 Paul Griffiths-Davies 12,15 Chris Gurr 51,54,57,58,60-62,63,65 Anthony Ham G.B.F.E. 13,17 Allan Lee 8 Roger Mattiussi 3 John McWilliam 19,20,24 Patrick Monaghan 52,53,55,56,59,64 Marke Slipp 27 Jamie Selkirk 32-34,36,42 Lenka & Peter Svab 28 Christopher Tate 30 Gerald Vansier 4 Genevieve Vaury 16 Alberto Yaccelini 14 Music Director Lou Natale 31-36,38,42 Music Supervisor David Greene 43-65 Music Amin Bhatia 37,41 Peter Blake 25 George Blondheim 27,30,39,40 Jean-Marie Briere 14 Frank Cassenti 14 Clive Cockburn 20,26 Bill Connor 12,13,15,17 Eric Demarsan 11,18 Jean-Paul "Hector" Drand 16 Bruce Ley 1,10 Drew King 7 Mo Marshall 28,29 John Massari 6 Fred Mollin 8 Louis Natale 3-5,9 Sylvain Rappaport 14 Michelle Scullion 21,22 Domenic Troiano 2 Rob Winch 19,23,24 Music Composed by Amin Bhatia 43,44,47,50,51,53,56,58, 59 Charles Cozens 35,36 Chris Dedrick 45,46,48,49,52,54,55,57, 60-65 Lou Natale 31,33,34,38,42 Donald Quan 32,33,42 Additional Music Sylphides by Frederic Chopin 18 Study E major Op. 10 by Frederic Chopin 14 Stop Motion Animation Jean-Manuel Costa 16
X. Notes 1. Episodes 4-6 were shown together as "Strange Tales: Ray Bradbury" on HBO and are available on video that way. The HBO episodes are also available on video in various other combinations. 2. For the airing of the HBO episodes on USA, part of Bradbury's introduction, his closing, and a portion of the episodes were edited to fit a half hour timeslot with commercials. 3. The dates for the HBO episodes are unconfirmed. The date given for USA is the first airing date as well as it could be determined. 4. Information is culled from the actual air tapes. The synopses through the USA fourth production come from various TV guides and occasionally my own input. The synopses for the USA fifth production were done by me. 5. The principle credits are the credits listed in the opening credits, and in the closing credits up through the cast. 6. Thanks to Jerry Boyajian for supplying some information for a few episodes.
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