'Way Out (note that the on-screen title begins with an apostrophe) 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.
- imDb Rating: 8.3 (97 Votes)
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A new drama in the macabre genre was broadcast each week hosted by Roald Dahl.
- Rated: N/A
- Released: 31 Mar 1961
- Runtime: 25 min
- Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
- Director: N/A
- Writer: N/A
- Actors: Roald Dahl
- Language: English
- Country: USA
- Awards: N/A
- Total Seasons: 1
Episode 1x14; Jul 14, 1961
1x13: Soft Focus
1x12: Side Show
1x11: Hush, Hush
1x10: The Overnight Case
1x9: Death Wish
1x8: Dissolve to Black
1x7: False Face
1x6: The Croaker
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|Episode No.||No. Overall||Title||Airdate||Runtime||Summary|
|1||1||William and Mary||1961-03-31||30||
A bullying husband allows his brain to be kept alive after his demise to irritate his wife, but she may have the last laugh.
|2||2||The Down Car||1961-04-07||30||
At the importing firm of Ventry and Bayle, John Ventry has apparently committed suicide. Mr. Bayle recalls in flashbacks how auditors found that John Ventry has been guilty of embezzling from the firm's bank accounts. But Mr. Bayle is about to learn that partnerships are not so easily dissolved.
The day after Louise wishes her overbearing sister Harriet dead, Harriet falls off the cliff behind their home and dies. Louise is delighted with her new freedom to date her neighbor Paul, but her sanity cracks when she finds evidence that Harriet's ghost has paid her a visit.
The commanding officer of an underground military bunker must decide whether to launch a retaliatory nuclear strike after all communications with the outside world suddenly cease, even though he doesn't know if the country has actually been attacked. Complicating matters is a mysterious sergeant, new to the unit, who seems to know much more about each man in the bunker than he should, and is pressing the officer to launch the strike.
|5||5||I Heard You Calling Me||1961-05-05||30||
While a pretty blonde waits for a phone call from her lover to tell her where to meet and pickup plane tickets to America, she begins to receive threatening phone calls from a woman who tells her that she will not be allowed to break up her lover's marriage. The hotel's phone operator insists that these calls were not placed through her switchboard.
A mischievous boy who allows pets to escape, then earns a reward for returning the animals, meets Mr. Rana, a strange new neighbor with an affinity for frogs - so much so that the man has created a frog pond in his own bedroom.
A stage actor playing Quasimodo in a performance of 'The Hunchback of Notre Dame' pays an alcoholic homeless man with a severely deformed face to model for him. After a successful opening night, the actor discovers that he is unable to remove his make-up.
|8||8||Dissolve to Black||1961-06-02||30||
An actress who has been hired to play a murder victim in a film finds herself fighting for her life after she's trapped in the studio with a bizarre night crew.
When an unhappy man decides to kill his annoying, television-obsessed wife, he discovers there's a funeral home that offers a special service for people like him.
|10||10||The Overnight Case||1961-06-16||30||
A woman has recurring nightmares where she dreams she has woken up but her husband is a stranger who calls her by an unfamiliar name, as people and places keep shifting around her--and she never knows when the dream is over.