December 23, 2020

Christmas with Lorre on SiriusXM

Every December, the satellite radio service SiriusXM airs Christmas-themed old-time radio episodes on the Radio Classics channel – channel 148 on the SiriusXM radio dial.

And among the offerings is Peter Lorre’s December 1943 Suspense episode, “Back for Christmas”.

During the week of Dec. 21 to 27, 2020, “Back for Christmas” will air these days and times ~

Tuesday, Dec. 22 ~
  • 1:30 am Pacific, 4:30 am Eastern

Thursday, Dec. 24 ~
  • 3:30 pm Pacific, 6:30 pm Eastern

Sunday, Dec. 27 ~
  • 3:30 am Pacific, 6:30 am Eastern

The full schedule of the week’s programming is available on Radio Classics host Greg Bell’s website.

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.

Peter plays Hubert Schumacher, a professor of botany who digs a Devil’s Garden as a bed for rare orchids in his cellar. While his overbearing wife Hermione plans their trip to America, Hubert makes plans of his own – involving a new Mrs. Schumacher and the disposal of Hermione.

Plans go awry . . . . on all fronts.

SiriusXM 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 SiriusXM radio website.

In The Lost One: A Life of Peter Lorre, Stephen D. Youngkin discusses the radio career of Peter Lorre. 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 makes an excellent Christmas gift for the Lorre fan on your shopping list and may be purchased from many brick-and-mortar shops, as well as these online merchants ~

Merry Christmas and a happy New Year!

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