Tom is watching TV whilst filling-in a crossword. His wife Helen is also watching whilst she does some knitting. Tom realises that the TV is repeating. Except Helen does not seem to be noticing. Well, she's not really paying attention... Based on a short story written by JG Ballard in 1956, Escapement is a sharp, witty and intricately devised short film about what happens when something truly inconceivable happens - The timing mechanism of the universe seems to be skipping, or is it?