Spooky stories: "Ring Once for Death" and "How it Happened"

Feb 9, 2014

A crystal bell.
Credit -Regi, via Flickr

Welcome to another edition of Maplewood Barn Radio Theatre. Each week, we bring you another  dramatization of a classic story, and this episode is no exception. 

Our chilling tale for this episode is taken from a short story called "Ring Once for Death," by Robert Arthur. It was first published in 1954, in a magazine called "Amazing Stories."

As a bonus, you'll also get to hear our rendition of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's "How it Happened."

The players:

"Ring once for Death"

  • Mark Williams: Terry Yates
  • Edith Williams: Kellie Moore
  • Sam Kee: Ian Buchanan
  • Trooper and Pete: Byron Scott
  • Loud Man and David: Brad Buchanan
  • Narrator: Darren Hellwege

"How it Happened"

  • John: Joe Bogue
  • Perkins: Michael Tuley
  • Stanley: Ian Buchanan
  • Narrator: Byron Scott


  • Script adaptation for radio: Brad Buchanan
  • Engineer: Darren Hellwege
  • Editing/production: Amy Humphrey
  • Podcast publisher: Kellie Moore

This podcast originally aired on Jan. 31, 2014.