Series:form yAustralian Theatre FestivalABC Television
ABC Television,1980Z17546371980series - publisher film/TV 'In 1979/1980 a festival of classic Australian theatrical plays was produced under the name Australian Theatre Festival...This included such well-known plays as Coralie Landsdowne Says No, The Department, and A Toast to Melba. In spite of starring actors who would have been well known to theatre-goers...the series was a failure with audiences.'
'There were six plays adapted for this series... reputed to have been very unimaginatively directed... This could have had something to do with the tiny cash budgets (around $5000 an episode) that they were allocated. The programs went to air on Sunday nights...' Source: Jacka, Elizabeth. The ABC of Drama : 1975-1990. Sydney: AFTRS, 1991, p.48, 78