This series of thirteen radio dramas was produced by the Media
Services Division of Brigham Young University in cooperation with
National Public Radio's Satellite Development Fund. They were
broadcast during 1984 on National Public Radio and received the
Peabody Award in the same year. A fourteenth show, featuring Ray
Bradbury discussing his career, completes the series.
was syndicated and has been broadcast since the original airing.
BRADBURY 13 was introduced by Paul Frees and created, produced and
directed by Michael McDonough. Mike went on to design the sound
effects for several major films. Executive Producer was Dean
VanUitert. Associate Producer was Jeff Rader. The original music
score was written by Roger Hoffamn and Greg Hanson.
All shows were based on works by Ray Bradbury and varied from
science fiction ("Kaleidoscope"), to thriller, horror ("The Wind")
or just plain fun ("There Was An Old Woman").
The acting was very much above average for a contemporary production,
and the overall package was superior (in great measure thanks to the
source material). The shows featured excellent use of stereo and
The show titles may seem familiar. Mr. Bradbury's stories were the
source for many OTR shows. For example, "Kaleidoscope" appeared in
DIMENSION X and SUSPENSE. "The Fox and the Forest" was done as "To
the Future" in DIMENSION X. SF 68, a 1968 science fiction series
produced in South Africa, included "A Sound of Thunder". One of the
earliest was RADIO CITY PLAYHOUSE: "The Wind" (10-30-49).
The complete run plus an interview with Mr. Bradbury is available to
At least twelve of the shows were offered on tape by
different publishers in the late 1980's and the 1990's. The Mind's
Eye released at least three shows, Soundlux Publishing released at
least two and Durkin Hayes Publishing released 12 shows. The one
show note released by Durkin Hayes, "The Screaming Woman" was offered
bu The Mind's Eye.
following downloads are unfortunately only the intro's
for each show - I couldn't put the full episodes on
due to copyright laws....