High Adventure — sometimes billed “The Mutual Network’s answer to Escape!” — premiered on March 1, 1947.
The High Adventure scripts were based on original stories, in contrast to the many adaptations found on Escape. The shows used little subtlety in reaching towards a masculine audience. The stories were written in a realistic, remarkably believable style. High Adventure was the defining moment in the protagonist’s life, and the outcome of the story would often hinge on his strength of character as much as his luck or expertise.
We present episodes from both the US and South African broadcasts.