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.
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Please enjoy these 239 old time radio episodes:
|12.14.1952||four went home||
+ "Four Went Home". Four G. I.'s decide to escape from a Nazi prison camp as the war comes to an e...
|12.21.1952||the man who liked dickens||
+ "The Man Who Liked Dickens". An Englishman is imprisoned in the Brazilian jungles by a madman wh...
|01.11.1953||conqueror s isle||
+ "Conqueror's Isle". A flyer is forced down on a strange island and discovers a race of superior ...
|01.18.1953||a matter of conscience||
+ "A Matter Of Conscience". A temple on the island of Bali has been desecrated by three British ch...
|01.25.1953||diary of a madman||
+ "Diary Of A Madman". An excellent story about a band of Nazi deserters in the Sahara Desert, det...
|02.01.1953||a study in wax||
+ "A Study In Wax". Two men are struck in an arctic cabin together for six months. When the radio ...
+ "Jetsam". Junius Peabody is alcoholic, broke, and on a beach on an island at the end of nowhere....
|02.15.1953||wild jack rhett 1953 broadcast||
+ "Wild Jack Rhett". An excellent story about the old west and a great show-down on Main Street. T...
|02.22.1953||i saw myself running||
+ WCBS, New York aircheck. "I Saw Myself Running". An interesting visit to a world of dreams. A wo...
+ "The Tramp". A trio of Limeys has a go at the piracy of an old hulk and her drunken captain. For...
+ "The Island". Two Marines fighting the Japs on Okinawa come upon the ultimate "Terror Weapon"......
|03.15.1953||the man with steel teeth||
+ "The Man With The Steel Teeth". An American journalist is arrested in Moscow by the Secret Polic...
+ "Pressure". A suspenseful story about an American sub trapped underwater for many hours by a Jap...
+ "The Invader". An exciting science fiction tale about a hen-packed little man who contacts a spa...
|04.05.1953||a sleeping draught 1953 broadcast||
+ "A Sleeping Draught". A sea captain commands a ship carrying four hundred convicts to Australia....
+ "Classified Secret". Spies on a cross-country bus...and counterspies along for the ride.
+ "El Guitarero". The program is interrupted for a Korean war prisoner exchange bulletin. A Mexica...
+ "Derelict". Three men and a woman are adrift with a cargo of gold. You are aboard a ship driftin...
|05.03.1953||lily and the colonel||
+ WEEI, Boston aircheck. "Lily and The Colonel". A story the Mau Maus on the rampage in colonial B...
|05.10.1953||the vessel of wrath||
+ "The Vessel Of Wrath". The story of an incorrigible drunken bum on a tropical paradise in the Du...
|05.17.1953||north of polaris||
+ "North Of Polaris". Three astronauts arrive on a desolate planet. + You are on a planet of des...
|05.31.1953||a good thing||
+ "A Good Thing". Two brothers journey into the jungles to study a tribe of headhunters. Only one ...
|06.07.1953||the voyages of sinbad||
+ "The Voyages Of Sinbad". An excellent adaptation of the Islamic fantasy. Sinbad escapes from "Th...
|06.14.1953||clear for action||
+ "Clear For Action". A swashbuckling sea adventure. An American captain plans a surprise for both...
|06.21.1953||the far away island||
+ "The Far Away Island". An embezzler hiding in French Polynesia is on the run from a man planning...