July 13, 2015

Christmas in July with Lorre

The Radio Classics channel, airing over Channel 82 on the Sirius XM dial, celebrates Christmas in July the week of July 13, 2015, with a number of Christmas-themed episodes from various old-time radio series – including Peter Lorre’s Suspense episode, “Back for Christmas”.

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

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

Monday, July 13:
1 pm Eastern, 11 am Pacific

Wednesday, July 15:
1 pm Eastern, 11 am Pacific

Friday, July 17:
1 pm Eastern, 11 am Pacific

Maggie Linton, whose The Maggie Linton Show airs on Sirius XM’s Urban View channel, fills in for Greg Bell, taking his Radio Classics hosting duties to the high seas of Alaska the week of July 10 aboard the Jewel of the Seas for the annual Radio Spirits cruise.

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. A complete-to-date list of Peter’s radio credits may be found in the book’s appendix.

“Back for Christmas” is available for purchase in the Radio section of the Lost One website.

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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