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Ma Perkins
Volume 1
Programs: 86 – Time: 20 hrs, 10 min


Great 40 Hours Of The Country Wit Of Ma Perkins
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38-05-30 Sonia Is Shot
38-06-02 Sonia Fades Out
45-08-10 Powell Can Find Little Good in Stella
49-09-27 Joseph Tells His Story
49-09-28 What Junior Saw
49-09-29 News Travels Fast
49-09-30 Big Date
49-10-03 Sinclair Drops By
49-10-04 Dinner And Dancing
49-10-05 Midnight Boat Ride
49-10-06 Stranded
49-10-07 Questioned By Police
49-10-10 Positive ID
49-10-11 Mayor Ross Complains
49-10-12 Joseph Upset
49-10-13 Ann Won't Answer Phone
49-10-14 Joseph Goes To Hotel
49-10-17 Sinclair Talks To Joseph
49-10-18 Joseph Missing
49-10-19 Mr Sinclair Refuses To Leave
49-10-20 Joseph Returns Home
49-10-21 Tells Ma About Fight
49-10-24 Wanted By The Law
49-10-25 The Mayor Calls
49-10-26 Meeting With The Mayor
49-10-27 Mr Sinclair Reassures Ma
49-10-28 Augustus Blackmailed
49-10-31 Invited To Dinner
49-11-01 A Body Has Fallen out of a Hotel Widow
49-11-02 Tells Ma About Losing Job
49-11-03 Joseph Won't Stay For Dinner
49-11-04 Ann Receives A Telegram
49-11-07 Plans To Leave
49-11-08 Brad Gorman Appears
49-11-09 Brad Falls Out The Window
49-11-10 Brad Dies
49-11-11 Evey Tells About The Accident
49-11-14 Joseph Told To Keep Quiet
49-11-15 Ma Supports Sinclair
49-11-16 Ma Askes For The Truth
49-11-17 Constable Questions Sinclair
49-11-18 Mysterious Phone Call
49-11-21 Identity Discovered
49-11-22 Joseph Learns About Gorman
49-11-23 Joseph Reminded To Keep Quiet
49-11-28 Ma Asks For Truth Again
49-11-29 Fay Talks To Joseph
49-11-30 Inquest Begins
49-12-01 Mr Sinclair Testifies
49-12-02 Surprise Witness
49-12-05 Joseph Tells The Truth
50-07-26 Sylvester Is Winning Ma's Confidence
50-07-27 Sylvester Has Tricked Willie Into Quitting His Job
50-07-28 Shuffle Wants To Visit Ma
50-07-31 Sylvester Has Gotten Worthless Stock
50-08-03 Sylvester Has Bought A New Car
50-08-04 Sylvester Makes His First Mistake
50-08-07 Sylvester Turns Into A Wolf
50-08-08 Gladys Tries To Show Fay What A Creep Sylvester Is
50-08-09 Sylvester Is Chewed Out By Ed
50-08-10 Fay Asks Shuffle For Advise
50-08-11 Shuffle Gets Marietta To Give Fay The Truth
50-08-14 Ed Gives Sylvester Pointers
50-08-15 Episode 4437
50-08-16 Episode 4438
50-08-17 Episode 4439
50-08-18 Episode 4440
50-08-21 Gladys Tries to Show Faye What a Creep Sylvester Is
50-08-22 Episode 4442
50-08-23 Shuffle Talks About Sylvesters Investments
50-08-24 Ma Asks Evy If She Gave Sylvester Their Life Savings
50-08-25 Ma Tells Shuffle Something Is Wrong
50-08-28 Lacking Evidence, Shuffle Leaves
50-08-29 Fay Tells Ma About Sylvester's Proposal
50-08-30 Shuffle And Ma Try To Get The Truth
50-08-31 Shuffle Tricks Willie Into Telling Of Investment
50-09-01 The Truth Is Out At Last
50-09-04 All Of Sylvester's Trickery Is Out In The Open
50-09-05 Ma Wants More Facts
50-09-06 Shuffle Is Overjoyed
50-09-07 Ma Confronts The Cousins
50-09-08 Episode 4455
50-09-11 Episode 4456
50-09-12 Cousins Have A Good Alibi
50-09-13 Shuffle Is Very Disappointed
50-09-14 Family Meets To Decide How To Talk Evey Out Of The Mortage
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Ma Perkins (sometimes called Oxydol's Own Ma Perkins) was a radio soap opera which was heard on NBC from 1933 to 1949 and on CBS from 1942 to 1960. Between 1942 and 1949, the show was heard simultaneously on both networks. Oxydol dropped its sponsorship in 1956.

The series was produced by Frank and Anne Hummert with scripts by Robert Hardy Andrews, Orvin Tovrov and others. Ma Perkins began August 14, 1933 on WLW in Cincinnati. On December 4 of that year, it graduated to the NBC Red network. On NBC and CBS the series ran for a total of 7,065 episodes.

"America’s mother of the air" was portrayed by actress Virginia Payne, who began the role at the age of 23 and never missed a performance during the program's 27-year run. Kindly, trusting widow Ma Perkins had a big heart and a great love of humanity. She always offered her homespun philosophy to troubled souls in need of advice.

Others appearing on the show were:

Virginia Payne - Ma Perkins
Charles Egelston - Shuffle Shober, Ma's best friend (1933-1958)
Edwin Wolfe - Shuffle Shober (1958-1960)
Dora Johnson - Evey Perkins (1933-1944)
Laurette Fillbrandt - Evey Perkins (1944-1945)
Kay Campbell - Evey Perkins (1945-1960)
Isabelle Krehbiel - Fay Perkins (1933)
Rita Ascot - Fay Perkins
Margaret Draper - Fay Perkins

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Adventures Of Maisie Alan Young Show Aldrich Family All Star Western Theater
Amos & Andy Assignment Dangerous Avalon Time Baby Snooks
Barry Craig Baseball Big Town Bill Sterns Sports
Black Museum The Blue Beetle Bob & Ray Boston Blackie
Box 13 Broadway Is My Beat Burns & Allen Calling All Cars
Campbell Playhouse Casey, Crime Photographer Cavalcade of America CBS Radio Mystery Theater
CBS Radio Workshop Challenge Of The Yukon Chandu The Magician The Chase
Christmas Shows Cinnamon Bear Cisco Kid The Clock
Columbia Workshop Command Performance Corsican Brothers Couple Next Door
Crime Classics Crime Club Crime Does Not Pay Dad & Dave
Damon Runyon Theater Dark Fantasy Dennis Day Show Diary Of Fate
Dick Tracy Dimension X Dr. Christian Dr. Jeckyll & Mr. Hide
Dragnet Duffy's Tavern Easy Aces Eddie Cantor
Escape The Falcon Family Theater The Fat Man
Father Knows Best Fire Fighters Frank Race Fred Allen
Fort Laramie Frontier Gentleman G.I. Jive G-Men
The Goldbergs Good News The Great Gildersleeve The Green Hornet
Green Valley Line Guest Star The Guiding Light Gunsmoke
H.G. Wells Hallmark Playhouse Halls Of Ivy Hancock's Half Hour
Harold Perry Show Harry Lime Have Gun Will Travel Henry Morgan
Hop Harrigan Hopalong Cassidy I Was A Communist For The FBI I'll Read That Again
Information Please Inner Sanctum Jerry Of The Circus Johnny Dollar
Journey Into Space Jungle Jim Let George Do It Life Of Riley
Life With Luigi Lone Ranger Lum & Abner Lux Radio Theater
Magic Island Mail Call Mark Trail Milton Berle
Mr. Keen Mr. President My Favorite Husband My Friend Irma
Mysterious Traveler NBC Short Story NBC Theater Nero Wolfe
Nick Carter One Man's Family Our Miss Brooks Ozzie & Harriet
Phil Harris Philo Vance Quiz Shows Radio City Playhouse
Ranger Bill Red Skelton Red Ryder Rex Saunders
Fighting AAF Richard Diamond Romance Of The Ranchos The Saint
Michael Shayne Sam Spade Scarlet Pimpernel Science Magazine On The Air
Screen Director's Playhouse Secret Agent K-7 The Shadow Sherlock Holmes
Six Shooter Smiths OF Hollywood Space Patrol Speed Gibson
Stan Freberg Show Stand By For Crime Superman Tales Of The Texas Rangers
Tarzan Theater Five Theater Guild Of The Air Theater Of Romance
This Is Your FBI Tom Corbett Space Cadet Vic & Sade Weird Circle
The Whistler Wild Bill Hickok Witche's Tales World War II Speeches
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