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Escape Into Night 

This serial is an adaptation of Catherine Storr's novel "Marianne Dreams", which is about a young girl, Marianne, whose drawings become her dreams.






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Series cast summary:
Sonia Graham Sonia Graham ...  Mrs. Austen 6 episodes, 1972
Patricia Maynard Patricia Maynard ...  Miss Chesterfield 6 episodes, 1972
Edmund Pegge ...  Dr. Burton 6 episodes, 1972
Vikki Chambers Vikki Chambers ...  Marianne 6 episodes, 1972
Steven Jones Steven Jones ...  Mark 6 episodes, 1972


This serial is an adaptation of Catherine Storr's novel "Marianne Dreams", which is about a young girl, Marianne, whose drawings become her dreams.

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19 April 1972 (UK) See more »

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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. See more »

Crazy Credits

The end credits took the form of a child's sketch of each character, with a handwritten name; this then morphed into a photograph of the character, accompanied by the actor's name. See more »


Version of Paperhouse (1988) See more »

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Ever been chased in a nightmare?
1 January 2008 | by kohinoor_noblespiritSee all my reviews

How frightening can a stone be? I watched this TV series as a child growing up in New Zealand during the 1970s. Creepy, sinister and haunting are how I'd choose to describe it, even 30-mumble years later. Having said that, I just had to watch it every week.

The story is about a young girl who is trapped in her home due to an illness that immobilizes her. She draws pictures that she eventually realizes come to life in her nightmares. She can influence her dreams by changing the drawings but the effects are not always as desired. The monsters in this story take the form of rocks about the size of arched tombstones and have two disquieting features. First is an eye that doesn't let you off the hook. And second is the way that in each dream they are bearing down on the house, getting closer and closer to carrying out some evil intent.

Remember how you felt watching Ridley Scott's "Alien" the first time? Cast that tension into a child's world and you have a sense of "Escape into Night".

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