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And Now the News 

A psychiatrist secretly accounts her miraculous success rate to a unique antique radio that delivers cures and advice during the nightly news.


Bruce Pittman


Richard Benner (as Dick Benner), Frank Mancuso Jr. (creator) | 1 more credit »




Episode cast overview:
John D. LeMay ... Ryan Dallion (as John D. Le May)
Louise Robey Louise Robey ... Micki Foster (as Robey)
Chris Wiggins Chris Wiggins ... Jack Marshak (credit only)
Kate Trotter ... Dr. Avril Carter
Kurt Reis Kurt Reis ... Dr. Kevin Finch
Fran Gebhard Fran Gebhard ... Bradley
Ian A. Wallace Ian A. Wallace ... Nurse Swanson
Alex Karzis ... Craig Eddie
Henry Ramer ... Radio Announcer (voice)
Stephen Black Stephen Black ... John Gibson
Shaun Austin-Olsen Shaun Austin-Olsen ... Clarence Stone
Wendy Lyon ... Mary Fraser
George Buza ... Hulk Maniac


A psych doctor, Dr. Avril Carter, at a mental institute uses a cursed radio to cure her patients - by killing the patients of another doctor, using their greatest fears. Micki and Ryan infiltrate the institute to recover the radio, but their lives are soon threatened when Avril realizes who they are and why they're there. Written by Gislef

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Avril prepares to electrocute Ryan using paddles to his head. She says that it will look like he died climbing over the electrical fence, but paddles to the forehead wouldn't cause electrical burns looking anything like those caused by an electrical fence. See more »


Micki Foster: [Carrying the cursed radio into the vault] How are we gonna keep on doing this?
Ryan Dallion: What do you mean?
Micki Foster: Both of us almost died this evening! I mean, our luck's not gonna hold out forever.
Ryan Dallion: Do you want to stop?
Micki Foster: No, I know we can't stop. It's just that - when is it ever gonna get easier?
Radio Announcer: And now, the news. This story just in: researchers have developed a method of recovering cursed objects, totally without risk. They insist that these objects can be recovered quickly, and rendered harmless - if certain ...
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An old cathedral-style radio that frightens listeners to death, and then transmits valuable information to its owner.
13 January 2017 | by davidmalaimoSee all my reviews

This episode is definitely on my top ten list for this series so far. The only thing it is missing is Chris Wiggins, but I think this episode might even benefit from his lack of presence. Micki and Ryan are really put to the test here, and there are some particularly intense and somewhat disturbing scenes, especially for Micki. The situations she is put in definitely seem very realistic and there's a particular part where I felt truly disgusted that she played really well. The atmosphere is really creepy. I personally thought that season 2 had a weak start and this episode definitely makes me a little more hopeful for the rest of the season.

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10 October 1988 (Canada) See more »

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada See more »

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