A Christmas Carol

Copyright 2017, J. David Goldin

These are all the examples of this program in the radioGOLDINdex database. These listings are accurate as of July 30, 2017. The programs are listed chronologically, partial dates appear first, unknown dates appear last.


100923. A Christmas Carol. December 21, 1931. BBC. This program has been called the oldest surviving complete BBC drama. This may or may not be accurate. The program may be from the NBC-Blue network and be dated December 24, 1931. Charles Dickens (author). 39:57. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

3069. A Christmas Carol. December 24, 1939. Mutual net, WGN, Chicago origination. Sponsored by: The Chicago Tribune. Hugh Studebaker, Olan Soule, Willard Waterman. 45 minute. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

65153. A Christmas Carol. December 23, 1941. Mutual-Don Lee net. Sustaining. The program originates from "The Don Lee Hollwyood Playhouse," which may the correct program name of the program. The story is preceded by portions of a newscast describing a press conference held by Franklin Roosevelt and Winston Churchill, other war news. Charles Dickens (author), Donald Chapman (adaptor, performer), Skitch Henderson (organ), Ed Robinson (director), David Young (announcer). 30:44. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

106821. A Christmas Carol. December 24, 1944. Mutual net. Sponsored by: Rustcraft Greeting Cards. Charles Dickens (author), Ernest Chappell (adaptor, narrator, director), Charles Paul (arranger, composer), Lyn Murray (conductor), Everett Sloane. 29:40. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

53902. A Christmas Carol. December 1949. Towers Of London syndication. Sustaining. The classic Christmas story, performed by actors from the J. Arthur Rank organisation. The date above is approximate. John Mills, Alec Guinness, Charles Dickens (author), Margaret Lockwood, Dirk Bogarde, Guy Roth, Jean Simmons, Googie Withers, John McCallum, Derek Bond. 26:54. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

64187. A Christmas Carol. December 25, 1949. Mutual net. Sponsored by: Capehart. The program is announced as the fifteenth year Lionel Barrymore has appeared as Ebenezer Scrooge. The program closing has been deleted. William Johnstone, Shirley Mitchell, Byron Kane, Eric Snowden, Joseph Kearns, Alec Harford, Lionel Barrymore, Charles Dickens (author), Sonny Barnett, Sylvia Syms, Jeffrey Silver, Mala Powers, Gene Baker (announcer), Dick Mack (director), Lyn Murray, Shepard Menken. 29:19. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Incomplete.

53907. A Christmas Carol. December 10, 1950. BBC syndication. Sustaining. Alec Guinness, Brian Poney, Charles Dickens (author), Charles Leno, Cleland Finn (producer), Denise Briar, Ella Milm, Gabriel Blunt, Harold Evans (composer), Hamilton Dyce, Jeffrey Underwood, John Charlesworth, Keith Pyatt (narrator), Leslie Crowder, Martin Lewis, Michael Harding, Stanley Groom, Susan Richards, Trevor Harvey (conductor). 28:51. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

23849. A Christmas Carol. December 24, 1950. Mutual net. Sponsored by: A.O. Smith Water Heaters. Barrymore plays Scrooge on the air for the sixteenth consecutive year. Betty Lou Gerson, Byron Kane, Eric Snowden, Gerald Mohr, Jeffrey Silver, Joseph Kearns, Lionel Barrymore, Lyn Murray (music), Mala Powers, Sammy Ogg, Shepard Menken, Shirley Mitchell. 29:30. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

67068. A Christmas Carol. MacGregor syndication. Sustaining. A well-condensed version of the popular Christmas story. No cast credits are given. Charles Dickens (author). 29:18. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

54769. A Christmas Carol. United Transcribed Service syndication. The classic by Charles Dickens well told but with no cast identification, recognizable voices or date information. Charles Dickens (author). 29:16. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

36891. A Christmas Carol. Program #1664/1665. Thesaurus syndication. Commercials added locally. The traditional Christmas story by Charles Dickens. The program was previously released as Thesaurus #598/599. Charles Dickens (author). 53:27. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

Report contains 11 programs.