Escape was a long-running CBS Radio series hosted by and starring William Conrad. It ran on CBS from 1947 to 1954, broadcasting a wide range of adventure stories, including science fiction and horror. Over 200 half-hour episodes were broadcast, most of which still survive. The episodes below are the genre episodes. Please note that the episode numbers given below are merely the order in which the episodes are thought to have been broadcast — they are not the actual episode numbers.
Episode 6: Evening Primrose
A poet decides to escape from the world by secretly living in a department store, only to find a colony of strange people already living there.
First broadcast: 5 November 1947.
Original Story by John Collier.
Cast: Elliott Lewis, Pat Lowery, Paul Frees, Lou Krugman, Ruth Perrott, Eleanor Audley, William Conrad.
Episode 10: An Occurrence At Owl Creek Bridge
A Confederate sympathiser is hung by Union troops, but does he get a reprieve when the rope snaps?
First broadcast: 10 December 1947.
Original Story by Ambrose Bierce.
Cast: Luis Van Rooten, William Johnstone, Frank Lovejoy, Gerald Mohr, Jeff Chandler, Sam Edwards, William Conrad, Harry Bartell.
Episode 18: S.S. San Pedro
An old sea freighter encounters serious problems following a visit from the mysterious and creepy Dr. Percival.
First broadcast: 22 August 1948.
Original Story by James Gould Cozzens.
Cast: Charlotte Lawrence, Jay Novello, John Dehner, Don Diamond, Lawrence Dobkin, William Conrad, Harry Bartell, Jeff Corey.
Episode 20: The Man Who Could Work Miracles
George Fotheringay discovers he can work miracles, but he soon realises his new-found ability is not the boon he thought it would be.
First broadcast: 19 September 1948.
Original Story by H. G. Wells.
Cast: Ben Wright, Wilms Herbert, John Dehner, Constance Cavendish, Eleanor Audley, William Conrad, Jeff Corey.