Escape Into Night

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Escape Into Night
Created byCatherine Storr
Developed byRuth Boswell
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original language(s)English
No. of series1
No. of episodes6
Producer(s)Alan Coleman
Running time25 minutes
Production company(s)ATV Midlands
DistributorGranada International Media Limited
Original networkITV
Original release19 April –
24 May 1972

Escape Into Night is a six-part British children's cult television serial made by ATV for ITV that was broadcast from 19 April to 24 May 1972. It was directed by Richard Bramall.

The serial was an adaptation of Catherine Storr's novel Marianne Dreams, and deals with a young girl, Marianne, whose drawings become the basis for dreams, and how the dividing line between dreams and reality blurs. The novel was later adapted into a 1988 film, Paperhouse.

The series was made in colour, but the original colour masters are missing; only black-and-white telerecordings of the series exists. These surviving recordings were released in the UK on Region 2 by Network Distributing Ltd Home Entertainment in May 2009.

For its theme music, Escape Into Night used a segment of the third movement of the Symphony No.6 in E minor by Ralph Vaughan Williams.

It was filmed at Barr Beacon, Aldridge.


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

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