Aunt Mary is widely considered to be one of the best examples of radio soap operas, as it features pretty much every dramatic plot you would expect of a soap - and a lot more besides! Love triangles, long-buried secrets, betrayal, lies, jealousy all woven intricately alongside warm friendships, romance, chivalry, and a little comedy too.
Aunt Mary was the title character, a warm, motherly lady, who is the heart of the community - but who equally shouldn't be trifled with! She was played by Jane Morgan, who you might recognise as the voice of Our Miss Brooks nosy landlady, Mrs Davis. Also in the show were Jane Webb, who played Mary’s niece Peggy and Fred Howard as the mysterious Lefty Larkin.
Each episode lasted around fifteen minutes, and there were around six hundred episodes throughout its decade long run, aired five days a week. It was one of the most listened-to morning shows across the country. On RUSC we currently have around 350 episodes live so far, with four new episodes of the remaining 250 episodes added every week.
Happy listening my friends,