Escape's "I Saw Myself Running" is a spellbinding episode about a woman named Susan who is plagued by a recurring nightmare. At first she knows that she is dreaming, but later the line between dream and reality becomes blurred.
In her nightmare, Susan meets a child-like woman who lives in constant terror. This woman has to live within Susan's dreams night after night and experience all of Susan's fears. Susan can wake up to escape all of the frightening things in her dreamworld, but this woman is trapped. When the other woman gets the chance to be the one to wake up, she takes it.
"I Saw Myself Running" was written and directed by Antony Ellis and starred Georgia Ellis as Susan and Sammy Hill as Sue. John Stevenson and Edgar Barrier also appeared. This episode aired on February 22, 1953.
The same radioplay was also performed on Suspense with almost all of the same actors appearing in the same roles. The only difference was that Charlotte Lawrence played the role of Susan. Suspense's version was also produced and directed by Antony Ellis. It aired on May 24, 1955.
(Image of The Nightmare (1802) by Johann Heinrich Fussli from Wikimedia Commons)