John & Judith (Aired December 16, 1953)
Crime Classics was a U. S. radio docudrama which aired over CBS from June 15, 1953 to June 30, 1954. Created, produced, and directed by radio actor/director Elliott Lewis, the program was basically a historical true crime series, examining crimes, and especially murders, from the past. It grew out of Lewis's personal interest in famous murder cases, and took a documentary-like approach to the subject, carefully recreating the facts, personages, and feel of the time period. Comparatively little dramatic license was taken with the facts and events, but the tragedy was leavened with humor, expressed largely through the narration.
December 16, 1953. CBS net origination, AFRTS rebroadcast. "John & Judith, Their Crime, and Why They Didn't Get To Enjoy It"
. A tale of arsenic poisoning in olde England. AFRTS program name: "Mystery Theatre." AFRTS broadcast date: May 20, 1973. Lou Merrill (host), Ben Wright, Jeanette Nolan, Irene Tedrow, Morton Fine (writer), David Friedkin (writer), Bernard Herrmann (composer), Lud Gluskin (conductor), Elliott Lewis (producer, director), Betty Harford, Norma Varden, Alec Harford, Bob Lemond (announcer). 31:29. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.