Suspense's "Wet Saturday" is based on the short story of the same name by John Collier, which was first published in The New Yorker in 1938. The story can also be found in the book, Fancies and Goodnights, a collection of Collier's short stories that also includes "Back for Christmas" and "Evening Primrose," which were adapted for radio by Escape.
Suspense first presented "Wet Saturday" in 1942 as episode #2 of the series. They ultimately presented this story three times using the same radio play, which has a modified ending from the original story.
"Wet Saturday" was also adapted for television by Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1956) and the British television series Tales of the Unexpected (1984).
As the episode opens, the members of the Princey family explain what they might have been doing on this particular Saturday...if the curate had not stopped at their home. But he did stop there, and now he lies dead on their sun porch.
Millicent Princey killed the curate because he wasn't interested in marrying her. Frederick Princey, her father, doesn't want any of the other bother this murder could cause.
So, the way around that is to get rid of the body...and put the blame on someone else.
On March 20, 1948, this story was presented as a combined weather-related episode with "August Heat" during an hour-long broacast. Robert Montgomery produced and Anton M. Leader directed. Dennis Hoey starred.