Home Forum Links Search Contact
Movies TV Shows Actors
Welcome to BoyActors. Login.

Escape Into Night

TV Mini-Series

Country: UK

Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy, Horror



Compelled to find her own amusement whilst confined to bed after a riding accident, Marianne fills her sketchpad with drawings, including one of a house - which she further embellishes with a drawing of a boy staring out from an upper storey window. When she sleeps, Marianne dreams she is outside a physical manifestation of her drawing, looking up at the forlorn-looking boy (Steven Jones) who is trying to tell her to go away for her own safety. The boy, whose name is Mark, is, in real life, another bed-ridden pupil being taught by Marianne’s peripatetic teacher Miss Chesterfield - a boy who, it turns out, has been seriously ill, and who might not recover the use of his legs unless he exercises more. When Marianne, in a fit of pique, draws some monstrous one-eyed rocks surrounding the house to trap the boy within, she finds that they appear in her dream. Realising by now that her dreams are more than just fantasies, and that Mark is as real as herself and trapped in this nightmare, Marianne must find a way of escaping from the monsters she has created if she is to save both herself and the boy.


  • Based on the 1958 children's fantasy novel "Marianne Dreams" by English author Catherine Storr (1913-2001)
  • Comprising 6 episodes of approximately 24 minutes each
  • The series was produced in colour, but only a black and white telerecording of the series survived into the 21st century. This was released in the UK on (Region 2) DVD in 2009 by Network DVD (Amazon link at top right of this page).


Picture for Escape Into Night


  • Vikki Chambers
  • Steven Jones
  • Patricia Maynard
    (Miss Chesterfield)
  • Sonia Graham
    (Mrs Austen)
  • Edmund Pegge
    (Dr Burton)

BoyActors Reviews

2 member reviews/ratings for this TV Show

Average and Weighted Ratings are only available once a TV Show has received at least 5 ratings

Most recent review listed first

Dividing Bar

Catherine Storr's story is forever immortalised in this TV adaptation. And although it's always sad when the original colour footage of a TV series is destroyed, it has to be said that the black-and-white telerecording does give the series a timeless quality. Steven Jones is just wonderful as the pajama-clad Mark.

Must Watch My Movie Rating: Red StarRed StarRed StarRed StarRed StarRed StarRed StarRed StarRed Star 9 / 10
Dividing Bar
My Movie Rating: Red StarRed StarRed StarRed StarRed StarRed StarRed StarRed StarRed Star 9 / 10
Dividing Bar

Page Last Modified: 11th October 2018
Page Added: 26th September 2018

Page Views: 3131

Copyright 2002 - 2022 BoyActors

This site is non-commercial and is not an official or representative web presence for any of the actors or movies listed. All images and text are the property of their respective owners. Do not link directly to any of the images on this site - please upload them to your own webspace, on the understanding that yours is also a non-commercial site.

While every effort will be made to ensure that no offensive or illegal material is posted on the forums or linked to from the links database, BoyActors administrators accept no responsibility for any content posted or linked to by its members.


The contents of this site, and communications between this site and its users, are protected by database right, copyright, confidentiality and the right not to be intercepted conferred by section 1(3) of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000. The use of those contents and communications by Internet Service Providers or others to profile or classify users of this site for advertising or other purposes is strictly forbidden.

Design and Layout © 2002 - 2007: Bijou. 2007 - 2022: Quantum

Valid XHTML 1.0 Transitional Valid CSS Website security