Orson Welles in Suspense,
Easter 2016, & ANTS!
First things first for today: we’re back to the old-time radio show Suspense, with an episode starring Orson Welles from 1944. It’s “The Dark Tower.” No, not that one.
Next, we go to an interesting one: this is from Play for Tomorrow, from 1982. It was a six-part sci-fi anthology series from across the pond. Students in a college in Northern Ireland decide to commemorate the centenary of the Easter of 1916. Look out for Bill Nighy, Colm Meaney, and Kenneth Branagh.
And last, but not least (or…maybe), we go to ANTS! The title I was searching for is one of it’s alternate titles, It Happened at Lakewood Manor, but ANTS! is more in keeping with our inadvertent exploration of 1970s horror movies with one word titles. Watch out for a who’s who of TV actors of yesteryear: Robert Foxworth (Falcon Crest), Lynda Day George (Mission: Impossible), Gerald Gordon (The Doctors), Myrna Loy (okay, she’s primarily from film–Nora Charles from the The Thin Man movies), Suzanne Somers (Three’s Company), Bernie Casey (tons of stuff, including the film Never Say Never Again), and Brian Dennehy. Damn. Anyway, enjoy this slice of When Animals Attack.