Saturday At The Movies / Fourth Tower of Inverness

in Daily Programme, Radio Drama, Radio Riel Main, ZBS Radio Hour

by Elrik Merlin on Saturday, 6 February, 2016

If it’s pouring with rain or even snowing where you are, what better thing to do than enjoy a movie – or in this case, a movie or television soundtrack or two? Well, that’s just what we have for you today.

Along with a few recent releases, you’ll hear a bunch of favourites, classics and other film and TV music going back to the dawn of the genre. There’s perhaps a slight bias towards SF and F. Pick up some popcorn and something wet and fizzy and settle back in the best seat in the house – your own.

The Return of the ZBS Radio Hour with The Fourth Tower of Inverness

fourth-towerStarting this week, in memory of Robert Lorick, who played Jack Flanders in a series of adventures from 1972 onwards, we are running all the Jack Flanders shows, in chronological order as much as possible, from Fourth Tower to The Green Velvet Chair, in the return of the ZBS Radio Hour to Radio Riel Main, broadcast every Saturday at 11am and 7pm Pacific Time, that’s 19:00 and 03:00 in the UK.

So this week, we begin The Fourth Tower of Inverness, with two episodes back to back. Recorded in 1972, this classic story is filled with all kinds of Eastern mythology and mysticism, from Ram Dass playing on the Wurlitzer of Wisdoms, to the Tibetan wheel-of-life, to Sufi stories, all woven into a humorous adventure taking place in an old mansion called Inverness. The mansion has three towers, but Jack Flanders has seen a fourth. When he finally enters the tower, he discovers there are various levels, and each level contains another world. Featuring Robert Lorick as Jack Flanders, Valerie Manches as Lady Jowls, Murray Head as Lord Jowls, and M. Fulton as Chief Wampum.

And don’t forget that if you enjoy what you hear on the ZBS Radio Hour, you can download the complete series from ZBS at

Please note that there will not be an episode next weekend, February 13.

Today’s programme is presented by Elrik Merlin. If you are in the United States or Canada, please click here to launch the Stream Licensing player. You can also listen via TuneIn.

Image: The Windsor Theater in Hampton, IA. Photo by Pete Zarria


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