Illawarra Daily Mercury, 2 October 1953, p.11
y The Starlit Valley single work   radio play   historical fiction  
Issue Details: First known date: 1940... 1940 The Starlit Valley
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AbstractHistoryArchive Description

'It is the story of a younger son 100 years ago— a young man who in England, fell in love with the vision of a young girl holding daffodils in her arms; and how he followed her to convict Tasmania and there went through "a starlit valley" to self-fulfilment.'


'Highlights of the A.B.C. Programme', Dubbo Liberal and Macquarie Advocate, 1 June 1940, p.5.

Production Details

  • First broadcast on 2 June 1940, as the first in the ABC Competition Plays series.

    Broadcast again in 1953 in a highly advertised production, starring Rod Taylor (under the name Rodney Taylor) as Robert Claire and Audrey Teesdale as Harriet Barnes.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • c
      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.


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

      Number in series: 1
Last amended 29 Apr 2016 09:36:52
  • Tasmania,
  • ca. 1840s
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