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The Ray Bradbury Theater: The Screaming Woman

A girl hears a woman screaming from a spot deep in the woods, but is unable to convince anyone that she's telling the truth.

Episode Info

Episode number: 2x2
Airdate: Saturday February 22nd, 1986

Director: Bruce Pittman
Story: Ray Bradbury
Teleplay: Ray Bradbury

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Guest Stars
Alan Scarfe
As Mr. Nesbitt (Charlie Nesbitt)
Drew Barrymore
As Heather Leary
Janet-Laine Green
As Mrs. Leary
Roger Dunn
As Mr. Leary

Co-Guest Stars
Michael Copeman
As Policeman
Ray Bradbury
As Himself
Ian Heath
As Dippy
Ken James (1)
As Mr. Kelly
Jacqueline McLeod
As Ms. Kelly
Mary Anne Coles
As Screaming Woman
Fran Gebhard
As Neighbour
Clarke Gordon
As Dowser (as Clark Gordon)
Main Cast


Ray Bradbury is out in the hills when a dowser approaches him and offers him the chance to use his dowsing rod. The man says that there are many things buried. Bradbury feels the rod drawing him toward a cave and the dowser realizes he has an idea for a story…..

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Episode Notes
Based on the story "The Screaming Woman" by Ray Bradbury. The story was first published in Today (May 27, 1951).

Filming location: Markham

Episode Quotes
Heather Leary: Where are you going? To get a shovel?
Mr. Leary: To get a spoon.
Heather Leary: What?
Mr. Leary: To eat my ice cream.
Heather Leary: Daddy!
Mr. Leary: That's my name.

Episode Goofs
Mrs. Nesbitt is referred to as Mary throughout, except when Drew Barrymore messes up her line reading outside the Kelly house and calls her Luann.

Changes from the short story:

* Heather's name is Margaret in the short story.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorRay Bradbury
DeveloperMark Massari
Executive ProducerRay Bradbury  |  Larry Wilcox  |  Michael MacMillan  |  John Ross (2)
ProducerSeaton McLean
EditorGeorge Appleby
CastingDiane Polley  |  Anne Tait
First Assistant DirectorRichard Flower
Second Assistant DirectorWendy Ord
MusicLouis Natale  |  John Massari
HairstylistVeronica Ciandre
Make-upShonagh Jabour
GripDon Payne (2)
Key GripMark Manchester
Set DecoratorJeff Cutler  |  Zana Ancerl
Location ManagerIzidore Musallam
Transportation CoordinatorJohn Subotich
Property MasterClaude Charbonneau
Production AssistantChristopher Ball  |  Sharon Huxton
Script SupervisorDug Rotstein
Production CoordinatorJoanna Caslon
Assistant EditorJay Houpt
Re-Recording MixerEgidio Coccimiglio
GafferScotty Allan
Director of PhotographyMark Irwin
Production SecretaryLori Willcox
Art DirectorAlicia Keywan
Post Production CoordinatorSusan Gerofsky
Production ManagementMary Kahn
Sound EditorPeter Thillaye
Sound MixerJohn P. Megill
Special EffectsFrank Carere
Third Assistant DirectorRoss Clyde
Boom OperatorJack Buchanan (2)
Production AccountantJim Sternberg
Best BoyDavid Willets
CostumerTrysha Bakker
Post Production AssistantDaphne Ballon (2)
Assistant Property MasterJuanita Holden
Dolly GripDavid Hynes (2)
Assistant Sound EditorPeter Smits (2)
Assistant Art DirectorVlasta Svoboda
Construction ManagerMyles Roth
Second Assistant CameraPer-inge Schei
Still PhotographerMichael Courtney (2)
Assistant CostumerSylvie Bonniere
1st Camera AssistantMarvin Midwicki
Assistant Set DecoratorGary Sullivan (2)
Warning: The Ray Bradbury Theater season 2 episode 2 guide may contain spoilers
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