Aired 1947 - 1954
"Tired of the everyday grind? Ever dream of a life of romantic adventure? Want to get away from it all? We offer you… Escape!"
One of radio's greatest series of high adventure, the radio show Escape will transport you to the high seas, Caribbean jungles, and beyond.
One of the best radio shows ever created, Escape was aired on CBS Radio for the first time on July 7, 1947. The show, which consisted of both original and adapted episodes, featured a life or death situation from which the characters had to escape, hence its title. The show lasted until September 25, 1954.
Unlike other radio shows, Escape had no regular sponsors. That's why it was a low-budget show that had varying time slots throughout its run. Nevertheless, there were several great radio personalities who were able to appear on the show. These included William Conrad, Hans Conried, John Dehner, Georgia Ellis, Elliot Lewis, Frank Lovejoy, Jack Webb, and many more.
- Radio Shows
Please enjoy these 239 old time radio episodes:
|03.27.1949||the diamond as big as the ritz||
+ "The Diamond As Big As The Ritz". The story was used on Escape previously on July 21, 1947 and A...
+ "Confidential Agent". Espionage and mayhem in wartime London, as a foreign agent tries to buy in...
|04.09.1949||when the man comes follow him||
+ "When The Man Comes, Follow Him". The program was recorded April 6, 1949. ell (director) + You a...
|04.16.1949||the general died at dawn||
+ "The General Died At Dawn". The program was recorded April 13, 1949. + You are standing on the...
|04.23.1949||the great impersonation||
+ "The Great Impersonation". Just before the start of WWII, a Nazi spy in Africa plans to imperson...
|07.07.1949||the fourth man||
+ "The Fourth Man". Three "civilized" men and a "savage" are adrift on a raft with little water. T...
|07.14.1949||the drums of the fore and aft||
+ "The Drums Of The Fore and Aft". The script was previously used on "Escape" on April 18, 1948. A...
+ "Action". A man caught in an impossible situation while climbing a glacier waits to die...when h...
|07.28.1949||second class passenger||
+ "The Second Class Passenger". East coast version. A good adventure yarn about an ordinary touris...
|08.04.1949||leiningen vs the ants||
+ WCBS, New York aircheck. "Leinengen vs. The Ants". The classic story of the man-eating ants of t...
+ "Red Wine". The script was previously used on "Escape" on February 26, 1949. You are with thre...
+ "Snake Doctor". A good tale of the hills. A weird old man seems a mite too friendly with the cot...
+ "Evening Primrose". A fascinating adventure with a strange assortment of characters who live ins...
|09.21.1949||the fortune of vargas||
+ "The Fortune Of Vargas". Sustaining. + You are camped in the dry mountains of Mexico a hundred y...
+ "Wild Oranges". A good story about a beautiful girl and her father trapped on an island by a hom...
|10.15.1949||the sure thing||
+ "The Sure Thing". A strange cruise in the Caribbean, a triple murder, and that all important ban...
|10.22.1949||night in havana||
+ "Night In Havana". An action-packed story about some wild Cuban gun running and a missing emeral...
|11.01.1949||flood on goodwin||
+ CBS net origination, AFRTS rebroadcast. "Flood On The Goodwins". A Nazi spy commandeers a channel ...
|11.08.1949||plunder of the sun||
+ "Plunder Of The Sun". Intrigue and murder abound as rival groups race for the treasure of the In...
|11.15.1949||three skeleton key 1949 broadcast||
+ "Three Skeleton Key". The classic about the lighthouse and the rats. The story was subsequently ...
+ "Maracas". A trio of unsavory characters, a cargo of contraband guns and a surprise ending. + T...
|11.29.1949||letter from jason||
+ "A Letter From Jason". An epistolary drama about a drunkard who is offered $25,000 to kill a man...
+ Program #15. CBS net origination, AFRTS rebroadcast. "Command". A good story about the U. S. Caval...
+ "Border Town". A tale of intrigue, counterfeiting, shanghaiing, general mayhem, and a Chinaman n...
|12.20.1949||figure a dame||
+ "Figure A Dame". A double murder on the train to Calcutta and a missing $150,000 emerald. Tonig...