The Time

This is where the time is. So when someone asks you “Where has the time gone?”, point them here.

  • Two shows must be present for that week to be eligible for a podcast. Three shows are ideal, four are a tight squeeze, and more than four might mean that a “B” episode is warranted, especially if there’s a clear dividing line (i.e. three shows are prime time shows, three shows are Saturday morning kids’ shows, or three shows were made and shown for American audiences, while the other three were British shows).
  • “Orphans” can be bundled together by month/serial at a later date for “dead week” shows.
  • For a lost episode to be discussed rather than just getting a verbal acknowledgement, there must be something to review – audio recordings, scripts, etc. A lost episode with no reviewable material may drop a week back under the threshold to a single show.
  • How daily strip-syndication shows will be covered: All given episodes for a week will be summarized and discussed almost as if they’re a single episode. Shows this applies to: Battle Of The Planets, Star Blazers, He-Man And The Masters Of The Universe, Robotech.
  • Not included: the mid-1980s revival of Alfred Hitchcock Presents (due to lack of availability) and Mystery Science Theater 3000 (though it began in 1988 on local TV in Minneapolis, and migrated to cable in 1989, this series was, let’s face it, more of a ’90s phenomenon).

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Retrogram Timeline

1972
October 11

Ace Of Wands 313

Mama Doc Part 3
ITV

October 11

Search 105

October 13

Ghost Story 105

The Summer House
NBC

October 14

Mission Impossible 705

TOD-5
CBS

October 14

Sixth Sense 204

With Affection, Jack the Ripper
ABC

October 15

Week 42

Week of October 15, 1972
October 1972

October 18

Ace Of Wands 314

Sisters Deadly Part 1
ITV

October 21

Mission Impossible 706

Cocaine
CBS

October 22

Night Gallery 303

Rare Objects
NBC

October 22

Week 43

Week of October 22, 1972
October 1972

October 25

Ace Of Wands 315

Sisters Deadly Part 2
ITV

October 25

Search 106

October 27

Ghost Story 106

Alter-Ego
NBC

October 28

Mission Impossible 707

Underground
CBS

October 28

Sixth Sense 205

Once Upon a Chilling
ABC

October 29

Week 44

Week of October 29, 1972
October 1972

October 29

Night Gallery 304

Spectre in Tap-Shoes
NBC

November 1

Ace Of Wands 316

Sisters Deadly Part 3
ITV

November 1

Search 107

November 3

Ghost Story 107

Half A Death
NBC

November 4

Mission Impossible 708

Movie
CBS

November 4

Sixth Sense 206

Through a Flame Darkly
ABC

November 5

Week 45

Week of November 5, 1972
November 1972

November 7

1972 Presidential Election

It's Nixon

November 8

Ace Of Wands 317

The Beautiful People Part 1
ITV

November 8

Search 108

November 10

Ghost Story 108

House Of Evil
NBC

November 11

Mission Impossible 709

Hit
CBS

November 11

Sixth Sense 207

I Did Not Mean To Slay Thee
ABC

November 12

Week 46

Week of November 12, 1972
November 1972

November 12

Night Gallery 305

You Can Come Up Now, Mrs. Millikan / Smile, Please
NBC

November 15

Ace Of Wands 318

The Beautiful People Part 2
ITV

November 15

Search 109

November 18

Mission Impossible 710

Ultimatum
CBS

November 19

Week 47

Week of November 19, 1972
November 1972

November 19

Night Gallery 306

The Other Way Out
NBC

November 22

Ace Of Wands 319

The Beautiful People Part 3
ITV

November 22

Search 110

Flight To Nowhere
NBC

November 24

Ghost Story 109

Cry Of The Cat
NBC

November 25

Sixth Sense 208

And Scream By The Light Of The Moon, The Moon
ABC

November 26

Week 48

Week of November 26, 1972
November 1972

November 29

Ace Of Wands 320

The Beautiful People Part 4
ITV end of series

December 1

Ghost Story 110

Elegy For A Vampire
NBC

December 2

Mission Impossible 711

Kidnap
CBS

December 2

Sixth Sense 209

If I Should Die Before I Wake
ABC

December 3

Week 49

Week of December 3, 1972
December 1972

December 8

Ghost Story 111

Touch Of Madness
NBC

December 9

Mission Impossible 712

Crack-Up
CBS

December 9

Sixth Sense 210

Five Widows Weeping
ABC

December 10

Week 50

Week of December 10, 1972
December 1972

December 10

Night Gallery 307

Fright Night
NBC

December 15

Ghost Story 112

Creatures Of The Canyon
NBC

December 16

Sixth Sense 211

Gallows In The Wind
ABC

December 17

Week 51

Week of December 17, 1972
December 1972

December 17

Night Gallery 308

Finnegan’s Flight
NBC

December 20

Search 111

The Gold Machine
NBC

December 22

Ghost Story 113

Time Of Terror
NBC

December 22

Mission Impossible 713

The Puppet
CBS

December 23

Sixth Sense 212

The Eyes That Wouldn’t Die
ABC
(end of series)

December 24

Week 52

Week of December 24, 1972
December 1972

December 24

A Ghost Story for Christmas ’72

A Warning to the Curious
BBC1

December 24

Night Gallery 309

She’ll Be Company for You
NBC

December 25

The Stone Tape

TV movie
BBC 2

December 30

Doctor Who 1001

The Three Doctors Part 1
BBC 1

December 31

Week 1

Week of December 31, 1972
December 1972

1973
January 3

Search 112

Let Us Prey
NBC

January 5

Ghost Story (Circle Of Fear) 114

Death’s Head
NBC

January 5

Mission Impossible 714

Incarnate
CBS

January 6

Doctor Who 1002

The Three Doctors Part 2
BBC 1

January 7

Week 2

Week of January 7, 1973
January 1973

January 7

Night Gallery 310

The Ring with the Red Velvet Ropes
NBC

January 10

Search 113

A Honeymoon To Kill
NBC

January 12

Ghost Story (Circle Of Fear) 115

Dark Vengeance
NBC

January 12

Mission Impossible 715

Boomerang
CBS

January 13

Doctor Who 1003

The Three Doctors Part 3
BBC 1

January 14

Week 3

Week of January 14, 1973
January 1973

January 14

Night Gallery 311

Something in the Woodwork
NBC

January 16

Kolchak: The Night Stalker 002

The Night Strangler
ABC

January 19

Ghost Story (Circle Of Fear) 116

Earth, Air, Fire, and Water
NBC

January 19

Mission Impossible 716

The Question
CBS

January 20

Doctor Who 1004

The Three Doctors Part 4
BBC 1

January 21

Week 4

Week of January 21, 1973
January 1973

January 24

Search 114

The 24-Carat Hit
NBC

January 26

Ghost Story (Circle Of Fear) 117

Doorway to Death
NBC

January 26

Mission Impossible 717

The Fountain
CBS

January 27

Doctor Who 1005

Carnival of Monsters Part 1
BBC 1

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