Saturday, 12 January 2013

The Blue And The Gray (fragment) 1955

The Blue And The Gray
9th November 1955
Written and produced by Charles Chilton
(last 3 minutes only)

I just remembered I also have a fragment of another Charles Chilton work. The rest of the reel seemed to have been recorded over sometime in the 60's but this remained at the end.  I know that the music from the show was released as a Decca LP in 1961 but I don't know if they used audio from the show or re-recorded it.


Thursday, 10 January 2013

Blood On The Prairie (half an episode) 1963

Blood On The Prairie
Episode 1 (2nd half only)
19th March 1963
(14 minutes)

Written & Produced by Charles Chilton.
The series was 13 episodes.  This is the 2nd half of the first episode, the first half having being recorded over.


Charles Chilton (who died last week at the age of 95) is of course best known for the radio serials Journey Into Space which ran from 1953 to 1958.  Before this (from 1949 to 1953) he did 6 series of "Riders Of The Range" set in the old wild west.  He returned to a wild west theme with Blood On The Prairie in 1963.  Unfortunately whoever recorded this off air (in wonderful quality I might add) went and recorded over the first half of the episode, but this at least gives us a little taster of one of Chilton's other works.