Crime Theatre

A Radio Drama Series featuring audio only, the way people enjoyed their entertainment in the 1920s


Referred to by a listener as "Movies for the Blind", Crime Theatre is an audio-only program, leaving the visuals up to the imagination of the listener. Unlike 'spoken books', Crime Theatre features character voices, extensive sound effects and background sounds and music, creating a true movie experience where the visuals are in the imagination of the listeners.

Crime Theatre is developed, created and produced by John Lister and Marlene Baker.

History Reborn

There was a time, nearly one hundred years ago, when crime dramas filled the radio airwaves. In a world without television, people tuned in and enjoyed dramatic programs on their radios.

Weekly Episodes

Our episodes are aired weekly, but older episodes will always be available here on the website. You needn't miss any of the excitement. (and you don't need an old radio)

A Radio Advantage

In today's world, you may listen to Crime Theatre on a number of mobile devices, on regular radio (where available) and on our website.

What is Crime Theatre?

Crime Theatre brings back the thrills and excitement of the 1920's radio drama programs, but with a new twist. Because our episodes are pre-recorded in modern studios, we can mix them and add sound effects, which was not possible in the early days of radio.

Crime Theatre is an adult-oriented entertainment program, with some violence, mild sexuality and other adult-themed content. For this reason, we recommend that only adult listeners tune in. We hope to keep you on the edge of your seat as the stories unfold.

Our cast of characters are believable, each of them with some good and some bad qualities. This is a story about the seedy side of life in a city of desperate people, some of whom are up to no good. Although each episode tells a tale of its own, they add to a growing story about our fictitious city of crime, inhabited by fictional characters.

Past Episodes

Here are the most recent three episodes for your enjoyment. Other episodes may be purchased from our shop.


The Cast

Here are our main characters in order of appearance:
Tap or click a character for their complete profile


Crime Theatre would like to thank our amazing voice talent, especially Dwight Dugas, Shannon Dugas, James Brunet, and Erica Sinden.

We would like to especially thank Lachy Doley for his involvement in our project. For those who don't already know, Lachy Doley is a top songwriter, keyboard player and vocalist from Australia. Glenn Hughes of Deep Purple referred to Lachy as "The Greatest Living Keyboard Player in the World Today". Thank you Lachy for providing the voice and character of "Lucky Fingers Lachy" for Crime Theatre. We appreciate it very much.

Stations

CANADA - Ontario - Cornwall: Jim and Ike show, Sundays at 4 on www.dunet.ca




Testimonials

Here are a few comments from some fans of Crime Theatre:

"I ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT!!! I WANT TO HEAR MORE FROM THIS CRIME SERIES!!! THANKS FOR BRINGING BACK THIS IDEA OF A RADIO SHOW FOR LISTENERS TO TUNE IN EACH WEEK OR MONTH OR WHATEVER... "
      Luke Chesterman

"I have just listened to the first episode of "Crime Theatre" and I Am HOOKED!!! I WANT TO HEAR MORE & MORE SCENES PLEASE!!! The ambience and sounds of the streets and footsteps are so riveting!!! I feel like I am right there. THIS RADIO SERIES & IDEA IS AWESOME!!! Please keep these episodes coming. I look forward to hearing more of what may happen to Marley in this series of unfortunate events. :D "
      Sandra Marlons

" Thanks Man. This is a really cool idea to bring back a crime radio show like this. I look forward to listening to more episodes. "
      Marcus Cook

"The first time I heard an episode of Crime Theatre, it felt as if I was being swept back to an earlier place in time - Not only a time of gangsters, but also a time of the old home radios where families would gather to hear their favorite programs. I thoroughly enjoy Crime Theatre and can't wait for the next episode."
      Kenneth Sanders

"The embedded ads are a definite blast from the past. This is how product placement used to be done, and this blast from the past adds to the fun of the programming."
      Derek Smith



Contact Us

We are always looking for radio stations who wish to carry our program once a week. People love this series and it could easily bring you new listeners and new advertisers. If you are a North American radio station and are interested in this program, please contact us below:

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