Escape Into Night (ITV 1972, Vikki Chambers, Sonia Graham)

In well remembered children’s fantasy drama serial Escape Into Night, a young girl suffers nightmare visions of a strange world.

Based on Catherine Storr’s novel Marianne Dreams (which was also filmed in the 1980’s as Playhouse) which featured the story of a young girl who’s drawings become reality while she sleeps.

Like a lot of children’s TV of the period the series master tapes were wiped and it now only exists as black and white telerecordings that were made for overseas sale.

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production details
UK | ITV – ATV | 6×30 minutes | Aired From: 19 April – 24 May 1972

Writer: Ruth Boswell
Novel: Marianne Dreams by Catherine Starr
Graphics: Geoff Pearson
Production Design: Don Davidson

Edmund Pegge as Dr Burton
Patricia Maynard as Miss Chesterfield
Steven Jones as Mark
Sonia Graham as Mrs Austen
Vikki Chambers as Marianne

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