Roddy McDowall: Audio & Radio

compiled by Sally Mierop with input from Roddy McDowall


Books On Tape ~ Discography ~ Radio


Books on Tape

*Enchanted Tales* Vol 4
Stories performed by William Shatner, David Warner, Linda Larkin, Roddy McDowall, and Kevin Sorbo.
RM reads Oscar Wilde's "Birthday of the Infanta".
Published: BMP Music Publishing Ltd.
Ph: 1-800-205-8254 or (203)397-2658
p1998

*More of the Best of Science Fiction and Fantasy*
Stories performed by Claudia Christian, Robin Curtis, Siddig El Fadil, Terry Farrell, Roddy McDowall, Nana Visitor, and Wil Wheaton.
RM reads "Fat Farm".

Published: Dove Audio, Beverly Hills, CA
Ph: 1-800-368-3007
p1995
4 sound cassettes (6 hrs.)

*Murder in America*
Stories performed by David Birney, Arte Johnson, Perry King, Roddy McDowall, Betsy Palmer, Joan Rivers, and James Stacy.
RM reads "Vaudeville".

Published: Dove Audio, Beverly Hills, CA
Ph: 1-800-368-3007
p1995
4 sound cassettes (6 hrs.)

*I, Strahd, The Memoirs of a Vampire*
Author: P.N. Elrod

Published: Random House Audiobooks, New York, NY
p1993
2 sound cassettes (3 hrs.)

*Grimaldis of Monaco*
Author: Anne Edwards

Published: Dove Audio, Beverly Hills, CA
Ph: 1-800-368-3007
p1992
2 sound cassettes (3 hrs.)

*Marlene Dietrich, Life and Legend*
Author: Steven Bach

Published: Dove Audio, Beverly Hills, CA
Ph: 1-800-368-3007
p1992
4 sound cassettes (6 hrs.)

*Murder in a Distant Land*
(abridged version of Distant Danger)
Selections from the Mystery Writers of America Anthology
Stories performed by Nancy Dussault, Arte Johnson, Peter Marshall, Roddy McDowall, and Andrew Stevens.
RM reads "The Woman in the Shadows".

Published: Dove Audio, Beverly Hills, CA
Ph: 1-800-368-3007
p1992
4 sound cassettes (3 hrs.)

*Murder in Hollywood*
Selected from Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine
Stories performed by Roddy McDowall and Morgan Fairchild.

Published: Audio Renaissance Tapes, Los Angeles, CA
Ph: 1-800-452-5589
p1992
2 sound cassettes (3 hrs.)

*Murder With a Twist*
Selected from Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine
Stories performed by Roddy McDowall and Morgan Fairchild.

Published: Audio Renaissance Tapes, Los Angeles, CA
Ph: 1-800-452-5589
p1992
2 sound cassettes (3 hrs.)

*Mysteries to Die for, an Anthology*
Stories performed by Angie Dickinson, Morgan Fairchild, Dennis Franz, Roddy McDowall, and Patrick Macnee.
Previously released in four packages titled: A Vacation to Die For, Mean Streets, Murder With a Twist, and Murder in Hollywood.

Published: Audio Renaissance Tapes, Los Angeles, CA
Ph: 1-800-452-5589
p1992
8 sound cassettes (12 hrs.)

*Ole Doc Methuselah*
The Intergalactic Adventures of the Soldier of Light
Author: L. Ron Hubbard

Published: Bridge Audio, Los Angeles, CA
Ph: 1-800-722-1733
p1992
4 sound cassettes (6 hrs.)

*The Stars Shine Down*
Author: Sidney Sheldon

Published: Dove Audio, Beverly Hills, CA
Ph: 1-800-368-3007
p1992
2 sound cassettes (3 hrs.)

*Twilight Zone 3, The Odyssey of Flight 33*
Author: Rod Serling

Published: Harper Audio, New York City, NY
Ph: 1-800-C-Harper
p1992
1 sound cassette (60 min.)

*Battlefield Earth*
Author: L. Ron Hubbard

Published: Bridge Audio, Los Angeles, CA
Ph: 1-800-722-1733
p1991
6 sound cassettes (8 hrs.)

*Fear*
Author: L. Ron Hubbard

Published: Bridge Audio, Los Angeles, CA
Ph: 1-800-722-1733
p1991
2 sound cassettes (3 hrs.)

*Final Blackout*
Author: L. Ron Hubbard

Published: Bridge Audio, Los Angeles, CA
Ph: 1-800-722-1733
p1991
2 sound cassettes (3 hrs.)

*Under the Streets of Nice*
Authors: Ken Follett and Rene L. Maurice

Published: Dove Audio, Beverly Hills, CA
Ph: 1-800-368-3007
c1991
4 sound cassettes (6 hrs.)

*Billy*
Author: Whitley Strieber

Published: Dove Audio, Studio City, CA
Ph: 1-800-368-3007
p1990
2 sound cassettes (3 hrs.)

*Scanners II, The New Order*
Author: Janus Kimball

Published: Dove Audio, Studio City, CA
Ph: 1-800-368-3007
p1990
2 sound cassettes (3 hrs.)

*The Wolfen*
Author: Whitley Strieber

Published: Dove Audio, Studio City, CA
Ph: 1-800-368-3007
p1990
2 sound cassettes (3 hrs.)

*Batman*
Author: Craig Shaw Gardner

Published: Dove Audio, Studio City, CA
Ph: 1-800-368-3007
p1989
1 sound cassette (1 hr. 30 min.)

*Distant Danger*
Selections From the Mystery Writers of America Anthology
Stories performed by Nancy Dussault, Arte Johnson, Peter Marshall, Roddy McDowall, and Andrew Stevens.
RM reads "The Woman in the Shadows".

Published: Dove Audio, Studio City, CA
Ph: 1-800-368-3007
p1989
4 sound cassettes (5 hrs.)

*Goldwyn: A Biography*
Author: A. Scott Berg

Published: Dove Audio, Studio City, CA
Ph: 1-800-368-3007
p1989
2 sound cassettes (3 hrs.)

*The Guest of Honor*
Author: Irving Wallace

Published: Dove Audio, Studio City, CA
Ph: 1-800-368-3007
p1989
2 sound cassettes (3 hrs.)

*Shoes of the Fisherman*
Author: Morris West

Published: Dove Audio, Studio City, CA
Ph: 1-800-368-3007
p1989
2 sound cassettes (3 hrs.)

*Master of the Game*
Author: Sidney Sheldon

Published: Dove Audio, Studio City, CA
Ph: 1-800-368-3007
p1988
2 sound cassettes (2 hrs. 29 min.)

*Murder on the Aisle*
Stories performed by David Birney, Arte Johnson, Perry King, Roddy McDowall, and Joan Rivers.
RM reads "Saturday's Shadow".

Published: Dove Audio, Studio City, CA
Ph: 1-800-368-3007
p1988
4 sound cassettes (6 hrs. 48 min.)

*Piggins and Picnic With Piggins*
Author: Jane Yolen

Published: Caedmon, New York City, NY
Ph: 1-800-C-Harper
p1988
1 sound cassette (26 min.)

*Transformation: the Breakthrough*
Author: Whitley Strieber

Published: Dove Audio, Studio City, CA
Ph: 1-800-368-3007
p1988
2 sound cassettes (2 hrs.30 min.)

*Communion, A True Story*
Author: Whitley Strieber

Published: Dove Audio, Studio City, CA
Ph: 1-800-368-3007
p1987
2 sound cassettes (2 hrs. 57 min.)

*Hollywood Mysteries*

No information available

*Murder in Los Angeles*
Stories performed by Roddy McDowall, James Stacy, and Perry King.
RM reads "Dream House".

Published: Dove Audio, Studio City, CA
Ph: 1-800-368-3007
p1986
4 sound cassettes (4 hrs. 33 min.)

*Murder in Manhattan*
Stories performed by Betsy Palmer, Roddy McDowall, Juliet Mills, and Peter Graves.
RM reads "Vaudeville".

Published: Dove Audio, Beverly Hills, CA
Ph: 1-800-368-3007
p1986
4 sound cassettes (5 hrs. 9 min.)

*Stamboul Train*
Author: Graham Greene

Published: Caedmon, New York City, NY
Ph: 1-800-C-Harper
p1986
2 sound cassettes (3 hrs.)

*Final Cut: Dreams and Disaster in the Making of Heaven's Gate*
Author: Steven Bach

Published: Dove Audio, Beverly Hills, CA
Ph: 1-800-368-3007
p1985
2 sound cassettes (3 hrs.)

*Miracles: Poems Written by Children*
Collected by Richard Lewis
Read by Julie Harris and Roddy McDowall.

Published: Harper Audio, New York City, NY
Ph: 1-800-C-Harper
p1966
1 sound cassette  [top]

Discography

MARC BLITZSTEIN AND HIS THEATER COMPOSITIONS
(1956, 1990?) - Westminster Spoken Arts Records 717
"The Cradle Will Rock", "Regina", "No for An Answer"
Featuring Evelyn Lear, Roddy McDowall, Jane Connell,
Alvin Epstein, Brenda Lewis, Joshua Shelley, George Gaynes.
Roddy McDowall sang the part of "Yascha" in the song "The Hotel Lobby" from the play,
"The Cradle Will Rock," along with Alvin Epstein and Jane Connell. CAMELOT
(1962) - Columbia Masterworks
Original Broadway cast featuring Richard Burton, Julie Andrews, Robert Goulet, and Roddy McDowall.
Roddy McDowall sings "The Seven Deadly Virtues."
Also available in CD. MANY VOICES
(1963) - Harcourt, Brace and World Inc., Laureate Edition 9ab
Featuring Katherine Cornell, Douglass Campbell, E. Martin Browne,
Basil Langton, J.D. Canon, George Rose, Roddy McDowall,
Julie Harris, Oscar Brand, Nancy Wickwire, Paul Stevens.
McDowall reads "The Tell Tale Heart" and selections from "Great Expectations"
with Katherine Cornell. RODDY MCDOWALL READS THE HORROR STORIES OF H.P. LOVECRAFT
(1963) - Prestige Records-Lively Arts - LA 30003
Reads: "The Ousider" and "The Hound" MIRACLES - POEMS WRITTEN BY CHILDREN
(1966) - Caedmon TC 1227
Read by Julie Harris and Roddy McDowall.
Also available in audio cassette. BEN BAGLEY'S ALAN JAY LERNER REVISITED aka Little Known Songs By Alan Jay Lerner
(1968) - Painted Smiles Records / Crewe Records CR 1337
Musical Direction: Norman Paris
Featuring Blossom Dearie, Dorothy Loudon, Roddy McDowall, Jerry Orbach, Nancy Walker.
Roddy McDowall sang "Every Night at Seven;" "This is My Holiday" with
Blossom Dearie; "You Haven't Changed at All," and "Progress" with Nancy Walker.
Also available on CD. Special radio programming material with the stars of the new CBS television shows-fall of '74!
(1974, 1990?) - Spoken Arts, New York - Music No.: 146/147; CBS
Featuring Rhoda(Valerie Harper), Manhunter(Ken Howard), Sons and Daughters
(Glynnis O'Connor, Gary Frank), The Paul Sand Show(Paul Sand,
Penny Marshall, Michael Pataki), Kojak(Telly Savalas), All in the Family
(Carroll O'Connor), Maude(Beatrice Arthur), The Waltons(Richard Thomas),
Planet of the apes(Roddy McDowall). THE RETURN OF THE KING - A STORY OF THE HOBBITS
(1980) - Disneyland/Vista Records 3822
Songs and dialogue from the original motion picture soundtrack.  [top]

Radio Shows
# Friendship Bridge #
# Let's Pretend #
Children's Saturday storytelling show
Broadcast 1940 CBS
Hosted by "Uncle" Bill Adams
Roddy McDowall was a guest.
# Lux Radio Theater #
  • "How Green Was My Valley" Broadcast September 21, 1942 Featuring Walter Pidgeon, Donald Crisp, Maureen O'Hara, Roddy McDowall, Sara Allgood, and Gale Gordon.
  • "The Pied Piper" Broadcast December 21, 1942 Featuring Frank Morgan, Roddy McDowall, and Anne Baxter.
  • "My Friend Flicka" Broadcast June 7, 1943 Featuring Roddy McDowall, George Brent, and Rita Johnson.
  • "Thunderhead; Son of Flicka" Broadcast February 25, 1946 Featuring Roddy McDowall, Preston Foster, and Rita Johnson.
  • # Screen Guild Theater #
  • "How Green Was My Valley" Broadcast March 22, 1942 Featuring Sara Allgood, Donald Crisp, Roddy McDowall, Maureen O'Hara, Walter Pidgeon, and Phys Williams.
  • "The Pied Piper" Broadcast August 16, 1943 Featuring Monty Wooley, and Roddy McDowall.
  • # The Kate Smith Hour #
    Broadcast before 1945 when the show was cut to 30 mins.
    Roddy McDowall was a guest.
    # Command Performance #
    AFRS production for the entertainment of the Armed Forces troops.
    Broadcast March 8, 1945
    Featuring Frank Sinatra, Francis Langford, Elizabeth Taylor, Gary Crosby,
    Roddy McDowall, Margaret O'Brien, Peggy Ann Garner, and
    the Crosby children.
    # Hollywood's Open House #
    Broadcast 1945
    Featuring Jim Ameche, Roddy McDowall, Morey Amsterdam, Bea Wain,
    and Ray Bloch Orchestra.
    Sketch "America's Children" starring Roddy McDowall, with Ben Cooper, Edwin Bruce,
    Irene Hubbard, and Joan Laser.
    # Hollywood Star Time #
    "Kidnapped"
    Broadcast April 28, 1946 (AFRS)
    Featuring Douglas Fairbanks Jr., and Roddy McDowall.
    # The Colgate Sports Newsreel Starring Bill Stern #
    Broadcast October 18, 1946
    Roddy McDowall was a guest on their 7th anniversary.
    # Suspense #
    "One Way Street"
    Broadcast January 23, 1947
    Featuring Roddy McDowall and Jeanette Nolan.
    # Voyage of the Scarlet Queen #
    "Rocky III and the Dead Man's Chest"
    Broadcast February 11, 1948
    Featuring Elliott Lewis, Roddy McDowall, William Conrad,
    and Ben Wright.
    # Keep Up with the Kids #
    Saturday quiz show
    Broadcast 1948 Mutual
    Hosted by Benay Venuta
    Roddy and Thomas McDowall were a guest.
    # Proudly We Hail #
    US Army and Air Force presentation
    "Return to Skiros"
    Broadcast late 1948
    Producer: C.P. MacGregor
    Announcer: Wendal Niles
    Featuring Roddy McDowall.
    # Hallmark Playhouse #
    "National Velvet"
    Broadcast October 6, 1949
    Featuring Roddy McDowall.
    # Family Theater #
  • "The World of David Lee" Broadcast August 8, 1947 Featuring Roddy McDowall, and Ann Blythe.
  • "The Man Who Died Twice" Broadcast March 11, 1948 Featuring Roddy McDowall, John Sutten, and Patricia Morrision.
  • "The World of David Lee" Broadcast October 7, 1948 Featuring Peggy Ann Garner, and Roddy McDowall.
  • "Alter of Freedom" Broadcast February 9, 1949 Featuring Roddy McDowall, and Ann Revere.
  • "Don Quixote" Broadcast December 7, 1949 Featuring Roddy McDowall, Ted Osborne, Jay Novelo, and Peggy Weber.
  • "The Prince and the Pauper" Broadcast March 8, 1950 Featuring Carlton Young, Roddy McDowall, and Terry Kilborne.
  • "Hans Brinker" Broadcast November 8, 1950 Featuring Roddy McDowall as host, and Dean Stockwell.
  • "Lullaby of Christmas" Broadcast December 13, 1950 Christmas Show Featuring Ruth Hussey, and Roddy McDowall as host.
  • "The Flame and the Sword" Broadcast February 28, 1951Featuring Don McNeil, and Roddy McDowall.
  • "In Shining Armor" Broadcast September 5, 1951 Featuring Roddy McDowall, Ruth Hussey, and Lee Bowman.
  • "Lullaby of Christmas" Broadcast December 19, 1951 Christmas Show Featuring Roddy McDowall as host, Ruth Hussey, and Ralph Moody.
  • "The Leading Lady" Broadcast September 10, 1952 Featuring Roddy McDowall, Barbara Stanwyck, and Robert Ryan.
  • # People Are Funny #
    Broadcast January 31, 1950 NBC
    Host: Art Linkletter
    Roddy McDowall had a brief guest appearance on this audience participation show.
    Sketch of a young lady being featured as Raleigh's Cinderella.
    # The Roddy McDowall Show #
    A half hour show
    Broadcast on KMPC (Los Angeles, California) one season 1949-50.
    RM was the DJ (played records and conducted interviews).
    # Chris Conway - Rocket Ranger #
    Broadcast one season 1951.
    # Theater Guild on the Air #
    aka United States Steel Hour
    "The Thief"
    Broadcast January 27, 1952
    Featuring Dorothy McGuire, David Niven, and Roddy McDowall.
    # Crisis #
    "The Tweed Cap"
    Broadcast September 25, 1975
    Featuring Roddy McDowall, Jim French, and Pat French.
    # California Artists Radio Theatre's productions of #
  • Norman Corwin's "The Plot to Overthrow Christmas" December 3, 1993 Play performed by Richard Crenna, Roddy McDowall, Marvin Caplin, David Warner, Norman Lloyd, Stan Freberg, Sean McClory, Kathleen Freeman, Elliot Reed, Parley Baer, Samantha Egger, and William Windom.
  • Lewis Carroll's "Alice in Wonderland" June 1994 Play performed by Samantha Eggar, Roddy McDowall, and William Windom.
  • J. M. Barrie's "Peter and Wendy" August 1996 Play performed by Samantha Eggar, Louis Nye, William Windom, Roddy McDowall, Linda Henning, and Peggy Webber.
  • "Joy to the World" 1996 Play performed by Roddy McDowall, Kathleen Freeman, William Windom, Jeanette Nolan, Parley Baer, Linda Henning, Richard Erdman, Ashby Adams, Marvin Kaplan, Sean McClory, John Bliss, Peggy Webber, Diane Ketchie, Jim Sitterly, and John Harlan.
  • Performed live and recorded at the Radisson Hollywood Roosevelt's
    Cinegrill for later broadcast on KPCC (89.3 FM) and National
    Public Radio.
  • "Mysteries in the Air" February 18, 1998
  • The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln
    Billy Bonney, the Love Letter . . . aka The Kid
    The Seven Layered Arsenic Cake of Madame LeFarge
    Host narrator: Roddy McDowall
    Performers were John Harlan, Jeanette Nolan, John Astin, Marty Maguire,
    Roger Perry, Linda Henning, William Windom, John Bliss, John Saxon,
    Tom Williams, and Kathleen Freeman.
    Performed live and recorded at the Beverly Garland Hotel, North Hollywood,
    California, for later broadcast on KPFK (90.7 FM) and National Public Radio. [top]


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