The Man Called X

April 3, 1947 to May 27, 1952
165 episodes known to exist
The Man Called X was an espionage radio drama which aired on CBS and NBC from July 10, 1944 to May 20, 1952. Herbert Marshall had the lead role of agent Ken Thurston who took on dangerous cases in a variety of exotic locations. Gordon Jenkins Orchestra supplied the background music. Leon Belasco played Mr. X's comedic sidekick, Pagan Zeldchmidt, who always turned up in remote parts of the world because he had a "cousin" there. Pagan would annoy and help Mr. X. More on Wikipedia
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Radio series often ran for multiple seasons and/or through many incarnations with different radio networks, sponsors, cast/crew, and revivals after many years.
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April 3, 1947 - October 30, 1947
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November 2, 1947 - September 26, 1948
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October 13, 1950 - May 27, 1952
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The Man Called X
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The Man Called X
April 3, 1947 - October 30, 1947
30 episodes known to exist
Stars: Herbert Marshall as Ken Thurston, Intelligence Agent
With: Leon Belasco as Pagan Seldchmidt
Announcer: Wendell Niles
Director: Jack Johnstone
Music: Johnny Green
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Air Date
Title
Comments
Length
Sources
April 3, 1947 
Arctic Expedition 
 
27:50 

 
April 10, 1947 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
 

 
April 17, 1947 
The Oil Refinery 
 
30:00 

 
April 24, 1947 
Mr. Nessler and the Insurance Policy 
 
30:00 

 
May 1, 1947 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
May 8, 1947 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
May 15, 1947 
The Stamp Story 
 
30:00 

 
May 22, 1947 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
May 29, 1947 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
10 
June 5, 1947 
Swindle to Honolulu 
 
30:00 

 
11 
June 12, 1947 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
12 
June 19, 1947 
The Silver Scarab 
 
30:00 

 
13 
June 26, 1947 
Rembrandt in Rio 
 
30:00 

 
14 
July 3, 1947 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
15 
July 10, 1947 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
16 
July 17, 1947 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
17 
July 24, 1947 
Destination Manila 
 
30:00 

 
18 
July 31, 1947 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
19 
August 7, 1947 
Will You Marry Me? 
 
30:00 

 
20 
August 21, 1947 
The Lost Ones 
Show of 8-14 Pre-Empted for V-J Day Special 
30:00 

 
21 
August 28, 1947 
The Least of These 
 
30:00 

 
22 
September 4, 1947 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
23 
September 11, 1947 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
24 
September 18, 1947 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
25 
September 25, 1947 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
26 
October 2, 1947 
No One Wind On Zero 
 
30:00 

 
27 
October 9, 1947 
All That Glitters 
 
30:00 

 
28 
October 16, 1947 
Timber 
 
30:00 

 
29 
October 23, 1947 
No Greater Evil 
 
30:00 

 
30 
October 30, 1947 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
The Man Called X
November 2, 1947 - September 26, 1948
48 episodes known to exist
Stars: Herbert Marshall as Ken Thurston, Intelligence Agent
With: Leon Belasco as Pagan Seldchmidt
Announcer: Wendell Niles
Director: Jack Johnstone
Music: Johnny Green
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Air Date
Title
Comments
Length
Sources
31 
November 2, 1947 
Ashes to Ashes 
 
30:00 

 
32 
November 9, 1947 
Written in the Sand 
 
30:00 

 
33 
November 16, 1947 
Journey to Zenophon 
 
30:00 

 
34 
November 23, 1947 
Report From the Arctic 
 
30:00 

 
35 
November 30, 1947 
Checkmate in Tahiti 
100th consecutive show sponsored by frigidaire 
30:00 

 
36 
December 7, 1947 
Shipment Condemned 
 
30:00 

 
37 
December 14, 1947 
Delta Concerto 
 
30:00 

 
38 
December 21, 1947 
From a Starlit Hill 
Christmas Program 
30:00 

 
39 
December 28, 1947 
Assignment -- Naples 
 
30:00 

 
40 
January 4, 1948 
Spot the Eight Ball 
 
30:00 

 
41 
January 11, 1948 
The Spirit of the Snows 
 
30:00 

 
42 
January 18, 1948 
The Ranee of Shalakar 
 
30:00 

 
43 
January 25, 1948 
Carbon 14 
 
30:00 

 
44 
February 1, 1948 
One Way to Macassar 
 
30:00 

 
45 
February 8, 1948 
A Tiger For the Lady 
 
30:00 

 
46 
February 15, 1948 
Guns On the Niger 
 
30:00 

 
47 
February 22, 1948 
Operation Silver 
 
30:00 

 
48 
February 29, 1948 
Storm over the Alps 
 
30:00 

 
49 
March 7, 1948 
Passport to Danger 
 
26:56 

 
50 
March 14, 1948 
The Pickled Chemist 
 
26:44 

 
51 
March 21, 1948 
One Sailor Died Twice 
 
30:00 

 
52 
March 28, 1948 
A Ruby For Pearl 
 
30:00 

 
53 
April 4, 1948 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
54 
April 11, 1948 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
55 
April 18, 1948 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
56 
April 25, 1948 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
57 
May 2, 1948 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
58 
May 9, 1948 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
59 
May 16, 1948 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
60 
May 23, 1948 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
61 
May 30, 1948 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
62 
June 6, 1948 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
63 
June 13, 1948 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
64 
June 20, 1948 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
65 
June 27, 1948 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
66 
July 4, 1948 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
67 
July 11, 1948 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
68 
July 18, 1948 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
69 
July 25, 1948 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
70 
August 1, 1948 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
71 
August 8, 1948 
Mekong River Dam 
 
30:00 

 
72 
August 15, 1948 
The Girl Who Couldn't Remember 
 
30:00 

 
73 
August 22, 1948 
Burma Peninsula 
 
30:00 

 
74 
August 29, 1948 
Monteray, Mexico 
 
30:00 

 
75 
September 5, 1948 
China Sea Pirates 
 
30:00 

 
76 
September 12, 1948 
Kangaroo Bay, Australia 
 
30:00 

 
77 
September 19, 1948 
Madigascar Physicist 
 
30:00 

 
78 
September 26, 1948 
The Mafia 
aka "The Laughing Lady" FINAL SHOW 
29:40 

 
The Man Called X
October 13, 1950 - May 27, 1952
86 episodes known to exist
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Air Date
Title
Comments
Length
Sources
October 13, 1950 
Custom Cigarettes 
 
30:00 

 
October 20, 1950 
One Way to Macassa 
 
30:00 

 
October 27, 1950 
Journey to Zhenapon 
 
30:00 

 
November 3, 1950 
Professor Channey Has Disappeared 
 
30:00 

 
November 11, 1950 
Rendezvous with Death 
 
30:00 

 
November 18, 1950 
Warm Welcome, Sudden Death 
 
30:00 

 
November 25, 1950 
Missing Deciphering Machine Plans 
 
30:00 

 
December 2, 1950 
Dr. Alveriz' Laboratory 
 
30:00 

 
December 9, 1950 
Mr. X Goes to Syria 
 
30:00 

 
10 
December 16, 1950 
Belgium Congo 
 
30:00 

 
11 
December 23, 1950 
Thurston's Christmas Story 
Christmas Program 
29:46 

 
12 
December 30, 1950 
Rhythm of Death 
 
30:00 

 
13 
January 6, 1951 
Operation Fifty 
 
30:00 

 
14 
January 13, 1951 
Five Ounces of Treason 
 
30:00 

 
15 
January 20, 1951 
Japan Underground 
 
30:00 

 
16 
January 27, 1951 
Orient Express 
 
30:00 

 
17 
February 3, 1951 
Pirates Off the Coast of India 
 
30:00 

 
18 
February 10, 1951 
The Black of Diamonds 
 
30:00 

 
19 
February 17, 1951 
North of Thirty Eight 
 
30:00 

 
20 
February 24, 1951 
A Tiny Bit of Microfilm 
 
30:00 

 
21 
March 3, 1951 
Dope Smuggling 
 
30:00 

 
22 
March 10, 1951 
Cargo Confidant 
 
30:00 

 
23 
March 17, 1951 
University of Lyden 
 
30:00 

 
24 
March 24, 1951 
Ken Goes to Gyatil 
 
30:00 

 
25 
March 31, 1951 
The Blue Unicorn 
 
30:00 

 
26 
April 7, 1951 
India 
 
30:00 

 
27 
April 14, 1951 
Treason At White Sands 
 
30:00 

 
28 
April 21, 1951 
Race Against Death 
 
30:00 

 
29 
April 28, 1951 
Terror Across the Nation 
 
30:00 

 
30 
May 4, 1951 
Monte Carlo 
 
30:00 

 
31 
May 11, 1951 
Knocked Off His Feet 
 
30:00 

 
32 
May 18, 1951 
Enough Intrigue to Fill a Book 
 
30:00 

 
33 
May 25, 1951 
A Man, a Girl and a Plot 
Van Heflin fills in for Herbert Marshall who is ill. 
30:00 

 
34 
June 1, 1951 
Stalin Plus Seven 
John Lund fills in for Herbert Marshall who is ill. 
30:00 

 
35 
June 8, 1951 
Grain Black Market in India 
 
30:00 

 
36 
June 15, 1951 
Amazon River 
 
30:00 

 
37 
June 22, 1951 
Vienna 
 
30:00 

 
38 
June 29, 1951 
Death and Treasury March Hand in Hand 
 
30:00 

 
39 
July 6, 1951 
The Casbah 
 
30:00 

 
40 
July 13, 1951 
Flying Trip to Indonesia 
Joseph Cotten fills in for Herbert Marshall who is ill. 
30:00 

 
41 
July 20, 1951 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
42 
July 27, 1951 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
43 
August 3, 1951 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
44 
August 10, 1951 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
45 
August 17, 1951 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
46 
August 24, 1951 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
47 
August 31, 1951 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
48 
September 7, 1951 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
49 
September 14, 1951 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
50 
September 21, 1951 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
51 
September 28, 1951 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
52 
October 1, 1951 
Invitation to a Murder 
 
30:00 

 
53 
October 8, 1951 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
54 
October 15, 1951 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
55 
October 22, 1951 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
56 
October 29, 1951 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
57 
November 5, 1951 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
58 
November 12, 1951 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
59 
November 19, 1951 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
60 
November 26, 1951 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
61 
December 3, 1951 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
62 
December 10, 1951 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
63 
December 17, 1951 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
64 
December 24, 1951 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
65 
January 1, 1952 
Sabotage At Ankara Turkey 
 
30:00 

 
66 
January 8, 1952 
Flying Trip to Nowhere 
 
30:00 

 
67 
January 15, 1952 
Icy Slopes of the Matterhorn 
 
30:00 

 
68 
January 22, 1952 
Casablanca 
 
30:00 

 
69 
January 29, 1952 
Dirty Racket 
 
24:40 

 
70 
February 5, 1952 
The Clicking Buddah 
 
24:40 

 
71 
February 12, 1952 
Italy 
 
24:40 

 
72 
February 19, 1952 
Ha' Penny Stamp 
 
24:40 

 
73 
February 26, 1952 
Ononoko River Basin 
 
24:40 

 
74 
March 4, 1952 
Japanese Weather Station 
 
24:40 

 
75 
March 11, 1952 
The Man Who Died Four Times 
 
24:40 

 
76 
March 18, 1952 
Stolen Nerve 
 
24:40 

 
77 
March 25, 1952 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
24:40 

 
78 
April 1, 1952 
Cobalt Conspiracy in Tanganyika 
 
24:40 

 
79 
April 8, 1952 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
24:40 

 
80 
April 15, 1952 
Sicilian Farmland 
 
24:40 

 
81 
April 22, 1952 
Foot-In-Mouth Disease 
 
24:40 

 
82 
April 29, 1952 
Cholera Epidemic in Malaysia 
 
24:40 

 
83 
May 6, 1952 
The Desert of Death 
 
24:40 

 
84 
May 13, 1952 
Escape From Akimov Uranium Mine 
 
24:51 

 
85 
May 20, 1952 
Noah and His Ark 
"Ancient Byzantine Bible" 
24:40 

 
86 
May 27, 1952 
Operation Cabal 
FINAL PROGRAM OF THE SERIES 
24:40 

 
The Man Called X
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1 episodes known to exist
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Air Date
Title
Comments
Length
Sources
 
n/a 
Turtle Island Vacation 
 
25:50 

 
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