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ESCAPE

In the Golden Days of Radio, back in the 1930s to the 1950s, most popular radio series had a set time for going out each week. Occasionally, there might be a change in the schedule, but on the whole a consistent time-slot was something that helped build a large audience and so was something the big networks aimed to achieve. One exception to this rule was the dramatic adventure anthology series called Escape, whose time-slot shifted an incredible eighteen times in its seven-year run from 1947 through to 1954. To make matters even worse it had a habit of coming and going and sometimes disappearing off the schedules altogether at short notice for weeks on end only to resurface weeks later in a completely different timeslot. The quite flagrant disregard CBS paid to having a regular timeslot for Escape could make you think that it was just a run-of-the-mill series that was nothing but a lightweight filler for those times when the regular show was off-the-air, such as during the quiet summer months. In my opinion, and that of many old radio aficionados, this couldn't be further from the truth. Escape is probably the best adventure anthology ever broadcast. Escape brings together everything that was good about old-time radio drama rolled into one. The title itself almost sums up the very essence of what radio drama is all about. Each of the episodes was a micro drama carefully planned to capture the listeners attention for thirty minutes. Over two-hundred episodes were made and almost all of them are as good today as they were over half a century ago. For the first few years the series was on air the announcement at the start of the show varied almost every week, but by the 1950s it had settled down to be the now famous:
Tired of the everyday grind? Ever dream of a life of romantic adventure? Want to get away from it all? We offer you ... ESCAPE!
This may give the wrong impression as Escape was far more than a swashbuckling adventure yarn. It was a brilliantly scripted and superbly produced series that brought to listeners adaptations of classic works by famous writers as well as brand new work by unknown talent. Many of the stories were later reused by more high profile shows such as Suspense, but on the whole the Escape versions were of equal quality and sometimes more dramatically focused and atmospheric. When Radio Life wrote "These stories all possess many times the reality that most radio writing conveys", it hit the nail on the head. This is a quality show in every way. If you've never listened to this wonderful series it's well worth taking the time to listen to it. Whether you listen in the car on your daily commute, whilst doing the housework, relaxing in your favorite easy-chair, or snuggled up in bed - you really will be thrilled! This Article courtesy of www.educations4u.com.
OTRR Certification Information: Series Name: Escape Certification Status: OTRR Certified Complete Certification Date: November 27, 2011 Certification Version: Version 1 Number of CDs: 11 From the Old Time Radio Researchers Group. See "Note" Section below for more information on the OTRR.

This recording is part of the Old Time Radio collection.

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Chapters

Out Of This World (Audition)

29:34

Dead of Night (Audition)

24:30

The Man Who Would Be King (Raymond Lawrence)

29:34

Operation Fleur De Lys

29:30

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29:29

Typhoon

29:29

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29:32

Ring of Thoth

29:30

The Fourth Man (Paul Frees)

29:31

The Most Dangerous Game

29:30

A Shipment of Mute Fate (Jack Webb)

24:30

The Fall of the House of Usher

29:30

Pollack and the Porroh Man

29:30

Evening Primrose (Elliott Lewis)

29:30

The Young Man with the Cream Tarts

29:30

Casting the Runes

29:30

The Country of the Blind

29:30

Taboo

29:30

An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge

29:32

Wild Oranges (William Conrad)

29:30

Back for Christmas

29:30

Confession

29:26

The Second Class Passenger (national broadcast)

29:35

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29:30

Leiningen vs the Ants (national broadcast)

29:36

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29:30

Papa Benjamin (national broadcast)

29:43

Papa Benjamin (national broadcast)

29:36

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29:30

Three Good Witnesses (national broadcast)

29:30

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29:30

The Vanishing Lady (national broadcast)

29:30

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29:30

Snake Doctor (national broadcast)

29:30

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29:31

Ancient Sorceries (national broadcast)

29:30

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29:30

How Love Came to Professor Guildea (national broadcast)

29:30

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29:30

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29:00

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28:00

The Log of the Evening Star (national broadcast)

29:30

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29:20

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28:13

Shipment of Mute Fate (Harry Bartell)

29:14

Action (Berry Kroeger)

29:30

The Brute

29:30

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29:30

The Fourth Man (Berry Kroeger)

29:30

John Jock Todd

29:30

The Time Machine (Jeff Corey)

29:30

The Match

29:30

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29:30

Beau Geste

29:31

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29:30

A Tooth for Paul Revere

29:29

She

29:30

Habit

29:30

The Man Who Would Be King (Ben Wright)

29:39

The Man Who Would Be King (Ben Wright)

29:30

The Fugitive

29:30

SS San Pedro

29:30

The Diamond as Big as the Ritz (William Conrad)

29:30

Dream of Armageddon

29:30

Evening Primrose (William Conrad)

29:30

The Man Who Could Work Miracles

29:30

The Lost Special

29:30

Orient Express

29:30

Red Wine (Jeff Chandler)

29:30

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29:30

He Who Rides the Tiger

29:30

A Shipment of Mute Fate (John Lund)

29:31

Finger of Doom

29:30

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29:52

The Adaptive Ultimate

29:30

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29:30

Confidential Agent

29:30

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29:30

The General Died at Dawn

29:30

The Great Impersonation

29:30

The Fourth Man (Wilms Herbert)

29:30

The Drums of the Fore and Aft (Ben Wright))

30:15

Action (Joseph Kearns)

29:30

Second Class Passenger (Parley Baer)

29:37

Second Class Passenger (Parley Baer)

29:30

Leiningen Versus the Ants (Tudor Owen)

29:30

Red Wine (Willard Waterman)

29:30

Snake Doctor (Ira Grossel)

29:30

Evening Primrose (Harry Bartell)

29:51

The Fortune of Vargas

29:30

Wild Oranges (Van Heflin)

29:30

The Sure Thing (William Conrad)

29:30

Night in Havana

29:31

Night in Havana

29:30

Flood on the Goodwins (Jack Edwards)

29:30

Plunder of the Sun

29:30

Three Skeleton Key (William Conrad)

29:24

Three Skeleton Key (William Conrad)

29:30

Maracas

29:30

Letter from Jason

29:30

Command (Elliott Reed)

29:30

Border Town

29:30

Figure a Dame

29:30

Seeds of Greed

29:30

The Pistol

29:30

Vanishing Lady (Del Castillo)

29:30

The Sure Thing (Anthony Ross)

29:32

The Sure Thing (Anthony Ross)

29:30

Treasure Incorporated

29:16

Treasure Incorporated

29:30

Present Tense

29:35

Present Tense

29:30

The Outer Limit

29:30

Two If by Sea

29:30

The Red Mark

29:31

The Man Who Won the War

28:55

The Man Who Won the War

29:30

Port Royal

29:30

Three Skeleton Key (Vincent Price)

29:30

Danger at Matecumbe

29:30

Green Splotches

29:00

The Ambassador of Poker

29:30

The Golden Snake

29:52

The Shanghai Document

29:30

Something for Nothing

29:30

The Man Who Stole the Bible (Ben Wright)

29:30

The Rim of Terror

29:30

Pass to Berlin

29:30

Command (Harry Bartell)

29:30

Mars Is Heaven

29:30

Serenade for a Cobra

29:30

Sundown

29:30

Blood Bath

29:30

A Shipment of Mute Fate (David Ellis)

29:30

Shark Bait

29:30

Yellow Wake

29:22

Poison

29:30

Two Came Back

29:30

The Red Forest (Ben Wright)

29:30

The Footprint

29:30

Crossing Paris

29:30

A Sleeping Draft (John Dodsworth)

29:30

Roulette

29:30

The Power of Hammer

29:30

The Time Machine (John Dehner)

29:30

The Time Machine (John Dehner)

29:32

Seven Hours to Freedom

29:30

Earth Abides Part 1

29:58

Earth Abides Part 2

29:42

Journey into Fear

29:30

Funeral Fires

29:30

This Side of Nowhere

29:30

A Passenger to Bali

29:30

Wild Jack Rhett (John Dehner)

18:00

Wild Jack Rhett (John Dehner)

29:30

The Cave

29:30

The Man Who Could Work Miracles

29:30

The Man Who Could Work Miracles

29:24

Conquest

29:30

A Bullet for Mr Smith

29:30

A Bullet for Mr Smith

29:25

The Killer Mine

29:30

The Follower

29:30

The Island (Harry Bartell)

29:30

Macao

29:30

The Earthman

29:31

The Gladiator

29:45

Up Periscope

29:18

Rough Shoot

29:30

The Silent Horror

29:11

The Man Who Stole the Bible (Sam Pierce)

29:25

Gringo

29:31

The Price of the Head (William Conrad)

24:38

Robert of Huntingdon

28:03

The Running Man

29:00

The Return

28:01

The Return

29:30

The Return

28:44

The Loup-Garou

29:10

Incident in Quito

29:29

Incident in Quito

29:31

Four Went Home

29:45

The Man Who Liked Dickens

28:57

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26:50

A Matter of Conscience

28:30

A Matter of Conscience

28:57

Diary of a Madman

29:30

A Study in Wax

26:30

Jetsam

29:32

Wild Jack Rhett (Harry Bartell)

28:38

I Saw Myself Running

29:11

I Saw Myself Running

27:54

The Tramp

29:29

The Island (Stacy Harris)

28:00

The Island (Stacy Harris)

26:52

The Man with the Steel Teeth

29:30

Pressure

29:30

The Invader

29:30

A Sleeping Draft (Alec Harford)

29:27

Classified Secret

29:30

El Guitarrero

29:33

The Derelict

28:43

Lili and the Colonel

28:24

The Vessel of Wrath

29:24

North of Polaris

27:25

A Good Thing

29:26

The Voyages of Sinbad

29:30

Clear for Action

28:54

The Far-Away Island

28:55

A Source of Irritation

29:36

The Out Station

29:24

The Open Boat

29:30

The Notebook

29:30

The Red Forest (Tom Tully)

29:30

Three Skeleton Key (Antony Ellis)

29:30

The Thirteenth Truck

29:28

The Man from Tomorrow

29:07

The Game

29:04

Train from Oebisfelde

27:07

Train from Oebisfelde

28:19

The Abominable Snowman

29:00

The Log

29:00

The Untouchable

29:30

Zero Hour

22:47

Elementals

29:24

The Bird of Paradise

29:06

Violent Night

29:33

The Second Shot (repeat)

29:09

The Return

29:02

The Scarlet Plague

24:09

Affair at Mandrake

23:30

The Adversary

24:30

An Ordinary Man

29:30

Benscelina and the Fisherman

29:33

Bloodwaters

29:22

Judgment Day at Crippled Deer

28:27

The Dark Wall

29:28

The Birds

29:15

Eye of Evil

29:31

Flood on the Goodwins (Vic Perrin)

28:30

Night of the Guns

24:00

The Price of the Head (Hans Conreid)

29:30

The Coward

29:23

Two and Two Make Four

29:34

The King of Owanatu

29:03

The Boiling Sea

29:34

Carnival in Vienna

29:04

Carnival in Vienna

29:52

The Target

29:27

The Heart of Kali (last show)

29:46

Bewertungen

High quality show I keep coming back to

(5 Sterne)

Seems to load when nothing else will play on my phone. Good thing it's one of my otr faves! THE FOURTH MAN by John Russell (sp): Three men are adrift in an open boat from a notorious atoll penal colony. conrad, Fitzgerald, Bierce, that ilk. Great stuff. Thank you wonderful librovox!

Unexpectedly magnificent

(5 Sterne)

Immensely enjoyable. It is difficult to praise this series highly enough. I have listened to 30 episodes in the last 10 or so days.

Armchair explorers, do not miss!

(5 Sterne)

Leiningen Versus the Ants: the most thrilling 29 minutes in radio!! The Young Man with the Cream Tarts, A Shipment of Mute Fate, the Fourth Man (yes, there were four, not three, doh!)---simply guaranteed to help you ... ESCAPE the four walls of today ...

Escape is the best radio drama I have ever heard.

(4,5 Sterne)

THIS AND SUSPENSE ARE THE BEST OF OTR!!!

(5 Sterne)

An Unexpected Jewel ...

(5 Sterne)

I first heard the Escape Series when building a playlist of comedies. My error became my own personal Escape.

best otr yet. each one leaves me wanting more

(5 Sterne)