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Episode 1: “Sorry, Wrong Number” – “Suspense” (1948)

Orson Welles called Lucille Fletcher’s 1943 classic noir radio play about a woman who overhears a plot for murder, “the greatest single radio script ever written”. This gripping tale of suspense will keep modern listeners riveted as they follow Mrs. Stevenson’s journey to foil the plot. Will she succeed? The original broadcast of this play on May 25, 1943, was selected for inclusion in the National Recording Registry by the U.S. Library of Congress for being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant”.

Featuring Shraddha Pai as Mrs. Stevenson, Diane Westgate as the Operator, Lincoln Stein as Sgt. Martin & the First Man, Rashmi Savgur as the Chief Operator and Henchley Hospital Receptionist, Erin Swaine as the Western Union agent, Anoushka Savgur as Information, and Thomas Sarigiannidis as George and the Man in Black. With special thanks to Jack Heeren. Theme song by Aakash Gandhi, via YouTube Audio Library. Produced by Thomas Sarigiannidis and Shraddha Pai.