Apps Station have a gift for all the true Vintage Radio Listeners. Yes , we are releasing one of the finest Radio drama series - ESCAPE.
In the Golden Days of Radio, back in the 1930s to the 1950s, most popular radio series had a set time for going out each week. Occasionally, there might be a change in the schedule, but on the whole a consistent time-slot was something that helped build a large audience and so was something the big networks aimed to achieve.
One exception to this rule was the dramatic adventure anthology series called Escape, whose time-slot shifted an incredible eighteen times in its seven-year run from 1947 through to 1954. To make matters even worse it had a habit of coming and going and sometimes disappearing off the schedules altogether at short notice for weeks on end only to resurface weeks later in a completely different timeslot.
Escape brings together everything that was good about old-time radio drama rolled into one. The title itself almost sums up the very essence of what radio drama is all about. Each of the episodes was a micro drama carefully planned to capture the listeners attention for thirty minutes. Over two-hundred episodes were made and almost all of them are as good today as they were over half a century ago. For the first few years the series was on air the announcement at the start of the show varied almost every week, but by the 1950s it had settled down to be the now famous:
Tired of the everyday grind? Ever dream of a life of romantic adventure? Want to get away from it all? We offer you ... ESCAPE!
This may give the wrong impression as Escape was far more than a swashbuckling adventure yarn. It was a brilliantly scripted and superbly produced series that brought to listeners adaptations of classic works by famous writers as well as brand new work by unknown talent. Many of the stories were later reused by more high profile shows such as Suspense, but on the whole the Escape versions were of equal quality and sometimes more dramatically focused and atmospheric.
When Radio Life wrote "These stories all possess many times the reality that most radio writing conveys", it hit the nail on the head. This is a quality show in every way.
In this app ;
1- Complete available Recordings of the Show.
2- We have designed the stunning user interface from scratch to provide you with the best UX.
3- Completely redesigned two new audio players , one for streaming and other for downloading mode.
4- With Download playback mode , enjoy listening to the shows offline.
5- Introducing , All new user portal that let you add episodes to your favourite list and later listen them from any of our other apps.
6- More social now - Find people to follow and send them messages , privately.
Updated for IOS 11
Added support to delete the downloaded episodes at the faster speed.
Ratings and Reviews
I have gotten addicted to Old Time Radio shows ever since I had the Radio Spirits CD set. I was sad when I lost that set. I was searching the App Store and I found the OTR apps so I downloaded the lot of them. There is an issue with one of these apps. There are shows that are duplicates.
Too Many Duplicates
Somehow the original 228 Escape episodes have become 328 in this app. Several episodes are repeated and some are on there three times. Shoddy work on the part of the developers.
The fact that this even exist is a miracle in itself,for you not to take part in it would be a tragedy, you owe it to yourself as a human being to download this app!
- Taha Maddam
- 69.3 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 9+ for the following:
- Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
- © Apps Station
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.