July 17, 2016

Celebrate Christmas in July with Peter Lorre

The Radio Classics channel, airing over Channel 148 on the Sirius XM dial, celebrates Christmas in July the week of July 17, 2016, with a number of Christmas-themed episodes from various old-time radio series – including Peter Lorre’s Suspense episode, “Back for Christmas”.

The annual event runs from Sunday, July 17, to Saturday, July 23.

“Back for Christmas” will air these dates and times –

Sunday, July 17 ~
11 am Eastern, 8 am Pacific
11 pm Eastern, 8 pm Pacific

Tuesday, July 19 ~
10 pm Pacific

Wednesday, July 20 ~
1 am Eastern
11 am Eastern, 8 am Pacific

The full schedule is available on the Radio Classics channel website.

Regular channel host Greg Bell takes his Radio Classics hosting duties to the high seas of Mexico and Honduras the week of July 17 aboard Royal Caribbean’s Liberty of the Seas for the fourth annual Radio Spirits cruise.

In his place will be five hosts, including Maggie Linton from Urban View (channel 126), Ron Ross from The Pulse (channel 15), Kyle Cantrell from Bluegrass Junction (channel 61), Mike Ross, from Canada 360 (channel 172), and Mary Sue Twohy from The Village (channel 741).

This version of the John Collier story originally aired Dec. 23, 1943. “Back for Christmas” was Peter’s fourth of six appearances before the microphone of the anthology series, airing over CBS every Thursday night.

XM and Sirius radio subscribers may also listen to Suspense, “Back for Christmas”, over the internet. Log-in with your User ID and password. Not a subscriber? A free 30-day trial is also available through the XM radio website.

In The Lost One: A Life of Peter Lorre, Stephen D. Youngkin discusses the radio career of Peter Lorre, including an interview with Harry Morgan, who hosted Peter’s own radio series Mystery in the Air during the summer of 1947. A complete-to-date list of Peter’s radio credits may be found in the book’s appendix.

The Lost One: A Life of Peter Lorre is available on both the Kindle and Nook, as well as hard-bound and soft-bound editions.

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