With great actors such as E.G. Marshall as hosts, these are a vast improvement over the earlier radio programs. Most of the scripts were very good, not the hit or miss quality of some of the older programs. They were made well into the 1980’s and are 45 minutes long. Long enough for a decent story.
I am listening to this one now, The Dead Deserve to Rest
The official site seems even better than the Internet Radio Archive CBS Radio Mystery Theater.. This site has reviews, 1-5 stars. I just discovered these this night. It’s the best thing I have found in months.
What I particularly like, are the original plots and stories. Often, the stories are by famous authors such as Ambrose Bierce, H.P. Lovecraft, and others. The older series were often cranked out in a week.
The CBS effects, narration, and script are much better than most of the older series. It ran from 1974 to 1982, and was highly successful. I never even heard of these when I was a kid. I was too busy listening to the Beatles, and worrying about going to Vietnam.