In "Perchance to Dream," a man feels such guilt over his responsibility in an accidental death that he is driven to murder.
As the episode opens, Mrs. Foster has come to visit Dr. Locke about her husband, Paul, who is about to be released from the hospital. Dr. Locke informs her that although they have been able to heal Paul physically, he still blames himself for the car accident that caused the death of a woman.
The accident wasn't Paul's fault, even the dead woman's husband knows that, but Paul is so stricken by guilt that he can't face the reality. He is haunted by dreams of the accident.
So haunted in fact, that the doctor feels that Paul may take his own life to settle the score. Will he? Or, does he have other ideas?
This episode was, according to the announcer, written by Bob Corcoran especially for Suspense. However, it may be the same radioplay used for an episode of the same title in the 1949 radio/television series Starring Boris Karloff. None of the episodes from that series are known to have survived, so it is difficult to determine if it is the same radioplay.
"Perchance to Dream" was produced and directed by Bruno Zirato, Jr. Paul McGrath starred. Also appearing were Teri Keane, Bernard Grant, Bob Dryden, and Toni Darnay. This episode aired on March 18, 1962.
(Image of Paul McGrath)