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Issue Details: First known date: 1940... 1940 Panama Triangle
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'In Panama City, in the lounge bar of the Hotel Grand Imperial, a despondent middle-aged Australian sits and drinks — and drinks and sits, amid the hubbub. He has the appearance of a man who, though normally eupeptic, hearty and reasonably happy, is now in a situation of great difficulty. For his story, as it is unfolded to a friendly American, we have to go back to Melbourne, where this man, Bedlam, and his young wife, Elizabeth, live and are visited by a doctor, Vennom, in love with Elizabeth.'


'Highlights of the A.B.C. Programme', Dubbo Liberal and Macquarie Advocate, 18 June 1940, p.3.


  • First broadcast on 19 June 1940, as part of the ABC's Competition Plays series, which also included another four plays by Peters.

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      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.


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

      Number in series: 4
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