FREDERICK HENDE

BILL REITER - "NIGHTFALL"


Nightfall was a Canadian radio anthology series produced by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), with one episode produced in the USA.


During its three season run, it would have two different hosts. The first being Henry Ramer as the horror host Luther Kranst, who would host season 1 & 2, with season 3 hosted by Bill Reiter as the horror host Frederick Hende.
And later an Announcer.

Bill Reiter was born in Verdun, Quebec, Canada in 1944.
Reiter is a well known actor of stage, film and television. He has been the voice of over 4,500 radio spots and 300 Television commercials. He is also been the writer and producer of almost 1,000 radio and television commercials.

Nightfall was a mix of horror and supernatural. It was so scary that there were many complaints about the content.

Each episode ran for about 30 minute, with some 100 hosted episodes being produced and at least 6 non hosted episodes being aired. On episode was produced in New York (USA).
After the conclusion of the hosted series in 1983, Nightfall aired two BBC produced shows, (Fall of the Moondust & The Chrysalids) both in three episode parts. These episodes had an announcer to introduce the stories.

The series was created by Bill Howell, who also produced and directed the series.
When production moved from Toronto to Vancouver for the third season, Don Kowalchuk would replace Howell.

The below episodes from season 3 are able to be listened to online.
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SEASON 3
Episode 1
Episode 2
Episode 3
Episode 4
This One Will Kill You
1 October 1982
Footsteps
8 October 1982
Lifeline
15 October 1982
The Tie That Binds
22 October 1982
Episode 5
Episode 6
Episode 7
Episode 8
The Dentist
29 October 1982
Assassin Game
5 November 1982
Lazarus Rising
12 November 1982
Young Goodman Brown
19 November 1982
Episode 9
Episode 10
Episode 11
Episode 12
But, Oh, What Happened to Hutchings!
26 November 1982
Daddy's Girl
3 December 1982
The Cruel Husband
10 December 1982
The Signalman
17 December 1982
Episode 13
Episode 14
Episode 15
Episode 16
Watching
31 December 1982
The Strange Odyssey of Lennis Freed
7 January 1983
Weather Station Four
14 January 1983
The Brides of Olivera
21 January 1983
Episode 17
Episode 18
Episode 19
Episode 20
The Contract
28 January 1983
Beauty's Beast
4 February 1983
The Angel of Death
11 February 1983
Semi-Detached
18 February 1983
Episode 21
Episode 22
Episode 23
Episode 24
A Glaze of Perfect Beauty
25 February 1983
No Quarter
4 March 1983
The Undertaker
11 March 1983
Private Collection
18 March 1983
Episode 25
Episode 26
Episode 27
Episode 28
The Hit
25 March 1983
Walter's Dog
1 April 1983
Safe in the Arms of Jesus
8 April 1983
The Wedding
15 April 1983
Episode 29
Episode 30
Episode 31
Episode 32
Hypnotized
22 April 1983
After Sunset
29 April 1983
Servants of Cerberus
6 May 1983
Waters Under the Bridge
13 May 1983


The Nightfall Project
"Nightfall"

Radio Horror Hosts
"Nightfall"

The OTR Plot Spot
"Nightfall"


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