Escape was radio's leading anthology series of high-adventure radio dramas, airing on CBS from July 7, 1947 to
September 25, 1954. Since the program did not have a regular sponsor like
Suspense, it was subjected to
frequent schedule shifts and lower production budgets, although Richfield Oil signed on as a sponsor for five months
in 1950.

Despite these problems, Escape enthralled many listeners during its seven-year run. The series' well-remembered
opening  Escape, produced by Norman MacDonnell, who would later go on to produce Gunsmoke for CBS Radio
Network.  The announcers on the show were William Conrad and
Paul Frees, who often starred in the dramas, and
Roy Rowan.  Escaped opened with the announcer telling of the precarious situation the star would be for the evening
and then went to the story.  Escape is notable for its fine writers, like Suspense, and several of its shows were
featured on Suspense as well as Escape. The of the more notable episodes of Escape were Three Skeleton Key
(broadcast three times),  Leinnigen vs. the Ants (broadcast three separate times), and The Fourth Man (Broadcast
three times). Escape was also somewhat unusual in that it often would have separate broadcasts for the east coast
and west cost of the United States often, but not always, featuring an entirely different cast of actors in the various
roles. Not for the faint of heart the program offered ESCAPE from the mundane tasks of everyday life.

NOTE: On the Escape radio shows we only kept one of the East/West Coast shows. If we had a choice we kept
the West Coast show. We also kept repeat shows normally we do not. But what is different about Escape is many
times they used all new actors. And some times different music and a different production.
William Conrad:
Actor and Host on Escape .
Paul Frees:
Actor and Host
on Escape.
List Of Shows
Go To Escape
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01-10-50 The Vanishing Lady
01-17-50 The Sure Thing
01-24-50 Treasure Incorporated
01-31-50 Present Tense
02-07-50 The Outer Limit
02-14-50 Two If By Sea
02-21-50 The Red Mark
02-28-50 The Man Who Won The War
03-10-50 Port Royal
03-17-50 Three Skeleton Key
03-24-50 Danger At Matecumbe
03-31-50 Green Splotches
04-07-50 The Ambassador Of Poker
04-14-50 The Golden Snake
04-21-50 The Shanghai Document
04-28-50 Something For Nothing
05-05-50 The Man Who Stole The Bible
05-12-50 The Rim Of Terror
05-19-50 Pass To Berlin
05-26-50 Command
06-02-50 Mars Is Heaven
06-16-50 Serenade For A Cobra
06-23-50 Sundown
06-30-50 Bloodbath
07-07-50 A Shipment Of Mute Fate
07-14-50 Shark Bait
07-21-50 Yellow Wake
07-28-50 Poison
08-04-50 Two Came Back
08-11-50 The Red Forest
08-18-50 The Footprint
08-25-50 Crossing Paris
10-01-50 A Sleeping Draught
10-13-50 Roulette
10-20-50 The Power Of Hammer
10-22-50 The Time Machine
11-03-50 Seven Hours To Freedom
11-10-50 The Earth Abides (Pt. 1)
11-17-50 The Earth Abides (Pt. 2)
11-19-50 Journey Into Fear
11-26-50 Funeral Fires
12-03-50 This Side Of Nowhere
12-10-50 A Passenger To Bali
12-22-50 Wild Jack Rhett
12-24-50 The Cave
12-31-50 The Man Who Could Work Miracles
01-07-51 Conquest  
01-14-51 A Bullet For Mr. Smith
02-11-51 Killer Mine
02-18-51 The Follower
07-11-51 The Island
07-18-51 Macao
07-25-51 The Earth Men
08-01-51 The Gladiator
08-08-51 Up Periscope
08-15-51 A Rough Shoot
08-22-51 The Silent Horror
08-30-51 The Man Who Stole The Bible
10-12-52 Gringo
10-19-52 Price Of The Head (Sound Bad)
10-26-52 Robert Of Huntington
11-02-52 The Running Man
11-09-52 The Return
11-16-52 The Loup-Garou
12-07-52 Incident At Quito
12-14-52 Four Went Home
12-21-52 The Man Who Liked Dickens
01-11-53 Conqueror's Isle
01-18-53 A Matter Of Conscience
01-25-53 Diary Of A Madman
02-01-53 A Study In Wax
02-08-53 Jetsam
02-15-53 Wild Jack Rhett
02-22-53 I Saw Myself Running
03-01-53 The Tramp
03-08-53 The Island
03-15-53 The Man With The Steel Teeth
03-22-53 Pressure
03-29-53 The Invader
04-05-53 A Sleeping Draught
04-12-53 Classified Secret
04-19-53 El Guitarrero
04-26-53 The Derelict
05-03-53 Lily And The Colonel
05-10-53 The Vessel Of Wrath
05-17-53 North Of Polaris
44-09-18 Escape From Autumn (Early Series)
02-28-47 Out Of This World  (Audition 1)
03-24-47 Dead Of Night (Audition 2)
07-07-47 The Man Who Would Be King
07-14-47 Operation Fleur de Lys
07-21-47 The Diamond As Big As The Ritz
07-28-47 Typhoon
08-04-47 Sire de Maletroit's Door
08-11-47 The Ring Of Thoth

10-01-47 The Most Dangerous Game
10-15-47 A Shipment Of Mute Fate
10-22-47 The Fall Of The House Of Usher
10-29-47 Pollack And The Porrah Man
11-05-47 Evening Primrose
11-12-47 The Young Man With The Cream Tarts
11-19-47 Casting The Runes
11-26-47 The Country Of The Blind
12-03-47 Taboo
12-10-47 An Occurrence At Owl Creek Bridge
12-17-47 Wild Oranges
12-24-47 Back For Christmas
12-31-47 Confession
01-10-48 Second Class Passenger
01-14-48 Leiningen Versus The Ants
01-21-48 Papa Benjamin
01-31-48 Three Good Witnesses
02-07-48 The Vanishing Lady
02-14-48 Snake Doctor
02-21-48 Ancient Sorceries
02-22-48 How Love Came To Professor Guildea
02-29-48 The Grove Of Ashtaroff
03-07-48 Jimmy Goggles The God
03-14-48 Log of The Evening Star
03-27-48 Misfortunes Isle
03-28-48 A Shipment Of Mute Fate
04-04-48 Action
04-11-48 The Brute
04-18-48 The Drums Of The Fore And Aft
04-25-48 The Fourth Man
05-02-48 John Jock Todd
05-09-48 The Time Machine
05-16-48 The Match
05-23-48 Leiningen Vs The Ants
06-06-48 Beau Geste
06-20-48 The Country Of The Blind
07-04-48 A Tooth For Paul Revere
07-11-48 She
07-18-48 Habit
08-01-48 The Man Who Would Be King
08-15-48 The Fugitive
08-22-48 S.S. San Pedro
08-29-48 The Diamond As Big As The Ritz
09-05-48 Dream Of Armageddon
09-12-48 Evening Primrose
09-19-48 The Man Who Could Work Miracles
02-12-49 The Lost Special
02-19-49 Orient Express
02-26-49 Red Wine
03-05-49 Conqueror's Isle
03-12-49 He Who Rides The Tiger
03-13-49 A Shipment Of Mute Fate
03-19-49 Finger Of Doom
03-20-49 Country Of The Blind
03-26-49 The Adaptive Ultimate
03-27-49 The Diamond As Big As The Ritz Sunday Night Special
04-02-49 Confidential Agent
04-09-49 When The Man Comes, Follow Him
04-16-49 The General Died At Dawn
04-23-49 The Great Impersonation
07-07-49 The Fourth Man

08-18-49 Snake Doctor

09-21-49 The Fortune Of Vargas
09-28-48 Wild Oranges
10-15-49 The Sure Thing
10-22-49 Night In Havana
11-01-49 Flood On The Goodwins
11-08-49 Plunder Of The Sun
11-15-49 Three Skeleton Key
11-22-49 Maracas
11-29-49 Letter From Jason
12-06-49 Command
12-13-49 Border Town
12-20-49 Figure A Dame
12-27-49 Seeds Of Greed
01-03-50 The Pistol
"1947 to 1954
Tired of the everyday grind?
Ever dream of a life of
.....romantic adventure?
Want to get away from it all?
We offer you.....