y Murder in Melbourne single work   radio play   crime  
Adaptation of Murder in Melbourne Dulcie Gray 1958 single work novel
Note: 'An adaptation for radio of her novel by Dulcie Gray'.
Issue Details: First known date: 1961 1961
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'Richard Quayle, a pilot for an Australian airline, arrives in Melbourne to ask his girl-friend, Anna Matheson, to marry him. He finds her dead in the bedroom of a squalid little hotel...'


Radio Times, 16 February 1961, p.12.

Production Details

  • Broadcast on BBC Radio (Home Service Basic) on 18 February 1961, from 8:30pm.

    Producer: Audrey Cameron.

    Cast members included Richard Hurndall (Richard Quayle), Bruce Stewart (Guy Brooks), Ralph Hallett (Manager of the Buona Hotel), Michael Turner (Detective-Inspector Peters, of the Melbourne Criminal Investigation Bureau), Jeffrey Hodgson (Gordon Frodsham), Mary Wimbush (Valerie Harding), Philip Leaver (Felix Milton), Beverley Dunn (Betty Ward), Shirley Cameron (Mrs Matheson), Tom Watson (Porter at the Buona Hotel / Detective Transom), Robert Hewitt (Bill Saunders), Leila Blake (Sue Saunders), Paddy Turner (Janie Thomas), Peter Noel Cook (Larry French), Brenda Dunrich (Mrs Linette Barking), and Keith Williams (Frank Ward / Dr Manton).

    (Via Radio Times, 16 February 1961, p.12.)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

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      United Kingdom (UK),
      Western Europe, Europe,
      British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) , 1961 .
      Series: y Saturday Night Theatre United Kingdom (UK) : British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) , 1943-1998 6430225 1943 series - publisher radio play

      A BBC radio anthology series broadcasting (usually) ninety-minute radio plays on Saturday nights: the plays were usually genre focused (crime, mysteries, or comedies) and included original works and adaptations of stage plays and novels.

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