Escape's "Lilly and the Colonel" is the story of British colonists in East Africa and the unhappiness that engulfs them.
Lilly hates their life and all of the suffering around them, so she drowns her sorrows in a bottle. She only wants kindness from her husband, but he is unable to provide it to her or to the natives. She takes a liking to Temple and hopes that he will take her away, but that won't happen. His job is to prevent a native uprising, and it may already be too late.
"Lilly and the Colonel" was written for Escape by actor John Dehner and directed by Antony Ellis. Ben Wright played Lieutenant Charles Temple, Paula Winslowe played Lilly, and Ramsay Hill played the Colonel. This episode aired on May 3, 1953.
Antony Ellis also presented this story on Suspense on May 17, 1955. John Alderson, Ramsay Hill, and Paula Winslowe starred.
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