"The Dream"
March 3 1959.

** Spoiler Alert **

SYNOPSIS: In the dark time after Dunkirk in 1940, Britain stood alone against the overwhelming Nazi
threat, and senior citizens stood guard at remote outposts, expecting invasion at any time. On one
such night, a gentleman named Herbert Blakely has a dream in which he sees his beloved wife Ethel,
far away in London, die during a bombing. At the very same time, Ethel dreams of Herbert's death.

COMMENTARY: Another married couple is saved from disaster by a psychic warning, a "double dream",
in One Step Beyond's first period piece. Of course, in 1959 the era of World war II may not have felt
like a "period" piece, since it was only fifteen years earlier (!) Perhaps because it was so recent . . .

For full episode commentary . . . plus cast credits, series production details,
cultural and television history, and much more . . . see John Kenneth Muir's
                  "An Analytical Guide to Television's One Step Beyond":