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Issue Details: First known date: 1940 1940
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Described in contemporary newspapers as a 'mystery serial of the Merchant Fleet'.

Source: 'Your Radio', Daily News, 30 August 1940, p.4.

Production Details

  • Broadcast as the final in the 1940 ABC Competition Plays series, which also included four other plays by J.F. Peters.

    First broadcast on 30 August 1940.

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      Australian Broadcasting Commission , 1940 .
      Series: y ABC Competition Plays Australia : Australian Broadcasting Commission , 1940 8879521 1940 series - publisher radio play

      The umbrella term under which all plays that took part in the ABC Play Competition for 1940 were broadcast. Plays were clearly marked as part of this series, and were numbered for broadcast, enabling listeners to vote on them. All radio plays submitted to the ABC between 1 January and 30 April 1940 were eligible, and listeners awarded marks to each play after they were produced and broadcast. The top three plays were eligible for cash bonuses, but the ABC paid the usual commission rates for all plays that it produced as part of the series. Seventeen plays were produced, although some sources suggest as many as 333 additional plays were received.

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      'A.B.C. Play Competition', Courier-Mail, 5 February 1940, p.14.

      Number in series: 17
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