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Issue Details: First known date: 2015 2015
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'THE MYSTERY In 1872, the crew of the Mary Celeste goes missing at sea, never to be heard from again. The ship doesn’t sink, the cargo is found intact and there’s no sign of foul play. So what happened to them?

'This is just what our characters intend to find out. Enter Sophie and Marc Marshall, descendants of the captain of the Celeste. They’ve been invited aboard the Mary Celeste II, a replica of her namesake, to recreate their ancestors’ fateful voyage. Once they set sail, however, it’s clear that something’s afoot. Or afloat.

'Will they discover what happened to the Mary Celeste before they succumb to the same fate? What’s the captain hiding in the hold? And what about that stowaway?' (Production summary)

Notes

  • This project was supported by the Ian Reed Foundation and was assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.

Production Details

  • First aired on ABC Radio National, 26 June 2015. Produced by Radio National's Creative Audio Unit.

    Credits

    Written & directed by Aden Rolfe.

    Produced and co-directed by Jesse Cox.

    Sound design by Russell Stapleton.

    Additional sound design by Louis Mitchell.

    Music composed by Joff Bush.

    Studio recording by Mark Don.

    Script consulting by Sheridan Jobbins.

    Production assistants: Pip Rasmussen and Aidan Molins.

    Cast

    Mark Lee (Narrator), Aileen Huynh, (Sophie Marshall), Toby Truslove (Marc Marshall), Tina Bursill (Claire Delacroix), Renee Lim (Harriet Winterbourne), Hamish Michael (Flyn Doyle), Genevieve Giuffe (Georgie), Tom Conroy (Brian), Aden Rolfe (Al), Wendy Zuckerman (Samantha Taylor), and Fran Kelly (Announcer).

    List of episodes and airdates

    Episode 1: The Ghost Ship (26 June 2015).

    Episode 2: Liars, Purists and Fabulists (1 July 2015).

    Episode 3: A Bad Influence (8 July 2015).

    Episode 4: In the Dark (15 July 2015).

    Episode 5: A Ghost Revealed (22 July 2015).

    Episode 6: Dead Reckoning (29 July 2015).

    Episode 7: Unravelling the Mystery (5 August 2015).

    Episode 8: Deus Ex Machina (12 August 2015).

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

First known date: 2015

Works about this Work

Writers Urged to Follow Serial Killer Linda Morris , 2015 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 18 September 2015; (p. 15)
Radio National Goes Back in Time to Golden Age of Drama Serial Neil McMahon , 2015 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 24 June 2015; (p. 20)
Radio National Goes Back in Time to Golden Age of Drama Serial Neil McMahon , 2015 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 24 June 2015; (p. 20)
Writers Urged to Follow Serial Killer Linda Morris , 2015 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 18 September 2015; (p. 15)

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