Issue Details: First known date: 1968... 1968 Jerry Cornford, Private Collection
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Type of Media


Access for Researchers

By appointment

Content Summary

  • Television: independent productions written and produced by Jerry Cornford and screened by the different networks in Australia (and some also overseas) on different formats of tape and disc, including:
  • "Everything you Always Wanted to Know about the Law, But Couldn't Afford to Ask" (1978-1980); "Never Give a Crim an Even Break" (1979); "The High Cost of Dying" (1979); "We'll be Back After this Break" (1980, a history of Australian TV advertising); "The Great Australian Argument Settler" (1980); "Blue Jeans Baby" (1983); "Super Sleuth, the Movie" (1984, first full-length feature film shot on Betacam video tape) and others. Also some made for other production companies, e.g. "A Personal History of the Australian Surf" (1981), 1978-1984
  • Clippings: file and three scrapbooks of clippings on programs and documentaries made by Jerry Cornford, including reviews and political outcomes (state and Federal) of the TV current affairs programs which he produced, 1968-1989
  • A few editions of the magazine of the Television Society of Australia, "Television", 1969-1971


Jerry (Jeremy) Cornford was a television news and current affairs producer (for example "This Week", "Willesee at Seven" and "Hinch at Seven" on 7, "This Day Tonight" on ABC, "Firing Line" on 10, "The Today Show" on 9 - inaugural Executive Producer in 1981) and subsequently a news and current affairs executive. He also ran production companies in Melbourne and Sydney making documentaries, commercials and telemovies.

Many of Jerry Cornford’s independent productions are available through the National Film and Sound Archive.


Jerry Cornford, news, current affairs, documentary, politics, advertising, commercials, telemovie, Television Society of Australia

Contact Name

Mr Jerry Cornford



Phone and Fax

Ph: +61 (0) 429 645 421


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Affiliation Notes

  • This record is included in AustLit because it forms part of the Media Archives Project. AustLit does not comprehensively cover Australian Archives.

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