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Escape

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Information

  • Ran on CBS from July 1947 to September 1954
  • What Dahl Did: contributed at least one story
    • Episode 133: “Poison”
      • Originally aired on July 28, 1950
      • Produced and directed by William and Robeson
      • Adapted for radio by James Poe
      • Cast:
        • Jack Webb (of Dragnet fame) as Woody
        • Bill Conrad as Harry
        • Jay Novello as Ganderbai
        • Charlie Leung as the houseboy
      • Special music arranged and played by Ivan Ditmires

Description

ESCAPE opened with the gripping voice of William Conrad booming out over the airwaves: “Tired of the everyday grind? Ever dream of a life of romantic adventure? Want to get away from it all? We offer you – ESCAPE!”. Moussorgsky’s “Night on Bald Mountain”, the show’s theme, assisted Conrad in creating the right opening atmosphere. (The actual series of questions used in the opening varied from week to week, frequently to match the goings-on of the times.)

[Description from Old-Time Radio, an excellent source of information]


Fun Stuff