The Big Dog (Aired August 11, 1964)
Theater Five was ABC's attempt to revive radio drama during the early 1960s. The series name was derived from its time slot, 5:00 PM. Running Monday through Friday, it was an anthology of short stories, each about 20 minutes long. News programs and commercials filled out the full 30 minutes. There was a good bit of science fiction and some of the plots seem to have been taken from the daily newspaper. Fred Foy, of The Lone Ranger fame, was an ABC staff announcer in the early 60s, who, among other duties, did Theater Five.
August 11, 1964. ABC network. "The Big Dog"
. Commercials deleted. An aging actor tries to land one more job, but is upstaged by a Great Dane. Richard McCracken (writer), Warren Somerville (director), John Griggs, Vicki Vola, Ralph Camargo, Guy Sorel, George Petrie, Bob Hastings, Marty Myers, Neal Pultz (audio engineer), Ed Blainey (sound technician), Alexander Vlas-Daczenco (composer), Glenn Osser (conductor), Fred Foy (announcer), Jack C. Wilson (script editor), Edward A. Byron (executive producer). 22:05. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.