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Norman Corwin Presents (1972-73) was a 30-minute anthology series produced by Group W and Arjo Productions. Hosted by Norman Corwin, the series featured television adaptations of Corwin’s earlier radio work as well as new material and included episodes penned by other authors. Its 26 episodes aired on the Canadian Broadcasting Company (CBC) and syndicated stations in the United States.

Thanks to Corwin friend and fan James Duncan, audio of 20 of these programs can be found here.

EPISODE GUIDE:

 

Two Gods in Prime Time

Written by Norman Corwin (adapted from his radio play Descent of the Gods)

Starring Leslie Nielsen, Forrest Tucker, and Cecily Tyson

Directed by Steve Binder

 

The One Man Group

Written by Norman Corwin (adapted from his radio play Gumpert)

Starring Donald Harron

Directed by Steve Binder

 

Odyssey in Progress

Written by Norman Corwin (adapted from his radio play The Odyssey of Runyon Jones)

Starring Steve Franken and Norman Corwin

Directed by Norman Corwin, Arthur Katz

 

Pappy’s Oasis

Written by Alvin Sargent

Starring Beau Bridges and Bonnie Bedelia

Directed by Gene Frankel

 

You Think You’ve Got Troubles?

Written by Norman Corwin (adapted from his radio plays Charter in a Saucer and Descent of the Gods)

Starring Michael Dunn

Directed by Ted Post

 

Aunt Dorothy’s Playroom

Written by Don Balluck

Starring Fred Gwynne and Diane Baker

Directed by Gene Frankel

 

A Foreign Field

Written by Norman Katkov

Starring Hume Cronyn, Jessica Tandy, and Lorne Greene

Directed by Lela Swift

 

The Joy of Living

Written by William F. Nolan

Starring Carl Betz

Directed by Ted Post

 

The Moat Farm Murder

Written by Norman Corwin (adapted from his radio play The Moat Farm Murder)

Starring James Booth

Directed by Lela Swift

 

Bingo Twice a Week

Written by Sol Saks

Starring Susan Douglas Rubes and Dorothy Stickney

Directed by Ted Post

 

A Soliloquy for Television

Written by Norman Corwin (adapted from his radio play A Soliloquy to Balance the Budget)

Starring Brock Peters

Directed by Norman Corwin, Lela Swift

 

The Undecided Molecule

Written by Norman Corwin (adapted from his radio play The Undecided Molecule)

Starring Milton Berle

Directed by Ted Post

 

The First Big Try

Written by Norman Corwin

Starring Donald Sutherland

Directed by Norman Corwin

 

The Discovery

Written by Norman Corwin (adapted from his stage play The Hyphen)

Starring William Shatner

Directed by Norman Corwin

 

Letters from an Only Child

Written by Don Balluck

Starring Diane Baker

Directed by Charles S. Dubin

 

Hold That Line

Written by James W. Nichol

Starring Ralph Meeker

Directed by George McCowan

 

Reunion

Written by John William Corrington (story), Arthur Katz (adaptation)

Starring Arthur O’Connell

Directed by Jeffrey Hayden

 

Crown of Rags

Written by Howard Browne (story), Norman Corwin (adaptation)

Starring David McCallum

Directed by Norman Corwin

 

The Blue Hotel

Written by Norman Corwin (adapted from the Stephen Crane story)

Starring Leslie Nielsen

Directed by Herb Roland

 

The D.J.

Written by M. Charles Cohen

Starring Frank Converse

Directed by Arthur Katz

 

Jefferson’s Crush

Written by Norman Corwin

Starring Lloyd Bochner

Directed by Norman Corwin

 

A Matter of Life and Death

Written by Robert Presnell, Jr.

Starring Michael Tolan

Directed by Herb Roland

 

The Better It Looks, The Worse It Is

Written by M. Charles Cohen

Starring John Saxon

Directed by Robert Presnell, Jr.

 

Please, No Flowers

Written by Joe Ensana

Starring Marilyn Lightstone

Directed by Peter Boretski

 

A Son, Come Home

Written by Ed Bullins

Starring Georg Stanford Brown

Directed by Charles S. Dubin

 

The Pursuit

Written by Norman Corwin

Starring David McCallum

Directed by Norman Corwin

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