Theater Five was ABC's attempt to revive radio drama in the USA in the early 1960s. Produced by Edward A. Byron, the series ran Monday to Friday at 5pm, hence the series name. It was a general drama anthology series, with each episode about 20 minutes long. The series included a good bit of fantasy and science fiction. The episodes below are the genre episodes.
Episode 13: The Noon Stars
A highly religious town is thrown into turmoil when a young boy appears who claims he can see the stars in daytime.
First broadcast: 14 September 1964.
Original Story by Richard McCracken.
Cast: Paul McGrath, Alice Yourman, Cecil Roy, Tom McDermott, Lorraine MacMartin, Evelyn Juster, Bryna Raeburn.
Episode 20: The Last Land Rush
In an overpopulated future world, the Government grants plots of land on the highway divider to anyone who can defend their plot for 24 hours.
First broadcast: 6 October 1964.
Original Story by George Bamber.
Cast: Dwight Weist, Wayne Tippett, Rosemary Rice, Sam Raskin, Fran Carlon, Cecil Roy.