Way Out.

Back in the early 1960’s there was a Twilight Zone/Outer Limits type show that was written by and based off of Roald Dahl’s concepts. Pretty cool.

Wikipedia says this, so it must be true:

‘Way Out was a 1961 fantasy and science fiction television anthology series hosted by writer Roald Dahl. The macabre 25-minute shows were introduced by Dahl’s dry delivery of a brief introductory monologue, sometimes explaining a method of murdering a spouse without getting caught.

The taped series began because CBS suddenly needed a replacement for a short-lived Jackie Gleason talk show that network executives were going to cancel, and producer David Susskind contacted Dahl to help mount a show quickly. The series was paired by the network with the similar The Twilight Zone for Friday evening broadcasts, running from March through July 1961 at 9:30 p.m. Eastern time, under the primary sponsorship of Liggett & Myers (L&M cigarettes). Writers included Philip H. Reisman, Jr. and Sumner Locke Elliott.

Archive.org and WordPress still don’t play nicely for some reason, so you can view all of the episodes here: Way Out Archive.org


~ by arielviews on March 28, 2011.

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