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Issue Details: First known date: 1956... 1956 Sub-Editor's Room
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The first Australian-written play to be performed on Australian television.

It is unclear to what extent (if at all) the play was modified for television, but it's nature as Australia's first Australian-written television drama does mark it as distinct from the play version.




  • Television play.
  • The blueprints of the original studios sets for Sub-Editor's Room have been made available online via the ABC's website ABC TV at Gore Hill in the '50 (click here to see blueprints). (Sighted: 23/10/2014)
  • R.C. Packer, in the Australian Women's Weekly column, 'Television Parade', records:

    Recently the A.B.C. put on Channel 2 an Australian play by Leslie Rees called "The Sub-Editors' Room." The play was out-spoken and the word "slut" was used several times. Full marks go to the A.B.C. for putting on such a play without emasculating the author's words (2 January 1957, p.20.).

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