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Eight Australian authors will be represented in the Broadcasting Commission's Radio Drama Week, which will be opened at 6.30 p.m. on Sunday by the Federal Controller of productions, Mr F. D. Clewlow...' ('Broadcasting,' p. 9).

Tonight (Sunday)... the Australian Broadcasting Commission's second Australian Radio Drama Week will be launched by the Commission's Federal Controller of Production (Mr. P. D. Clewlow).... Every night next week national programme number one will feature an Australian radlo play ('Radio Drama Week,' p. 22).

The plays, place of performance and broadcast order were:

1. Samson (Stivens); 8 May

2. Brother of Mankind (Barclay) ; 9 May [Episode 13 of the Into the Light series]

3. A Sirius Cove (Shave) and Boiled or Fried (Brooksbank); 10 May

4. Two Thousand Million Years (Peters); 11 May

5. The Jackaroo (Barry); 12 May

6. Conglomerate (Turner); 13 May

7. Daybreak (Shepherd); 14 May

Includes

form y separately published work icon Conglomerate Alexander Turner , Australia : Australian Broadcasting Commission , 1938 8703198 1938 single work radio play

'West Australian authorship Will be represented by Alexander Turner's Conglomerate, a dramatic descriptive story of life on the hard, hot, dusty West Australian goldfield. The commonplace and the picturesque are merged In an arresting pattern. Turner writes of what he knows. 'Gold, beer, heat, wool,machinery, corrugated iron, stones, mail trucks - there's your background tor Murchison' (Leslie Rees, 'We Shall Have Drama : Introducing Radio Drama Week,' p.6).

Australia : Australian Broadcasting Commission , 1938
form y separately published work icon Two Thousand Million Years J.F. Peters , Brisbane : 1938 8799300 1938 single work radio play science fiction thriller

'It is a fantastic story of the history of the universe stretching back a million years or so before the earth and its sister planets were formed, and moving on millions of years into the future, to the time when the earth ends its existence' ('National Broadcast Features', Huon and Derwent Times, 5 May 1938, p.2).

Brisbane : 1938
form y separately published work icon Daybreak Catherine Shepherd , 1938 9750037 1938 single work radio play

Characters

SIMON MARTEL

CAROLINE MARTEL

JEANNE MARTEL

FRANCIS GILLAN

MRS. CARMICHAEL

PHOEBE MOON

RUFUS BELLAMY

CAPTAIN NORTH

CAPTAIN BLAINEY

LIEUTENANT PRIDEAUX

MRS. MOSS

LAURA MOSS

MRS. TURNER

SARAH TURNER

LUCY TURNER

ELLEN

BEAM

MRS. BEAM

1938
form y separately published work icon Samson Dal Stivens , 1938 9819674 1938 single work radio play

Stiven's narrative explores the biblical story of 'Samson the Israelite, whose strength 'was as the strength of 100', until the Phillistines cut off his hair, and later put out his eyes.... The drama mounts from point to point until it comes the final climax of Samson's pulling down of the great feasting house on the heads of the mocking philistines' ('Samson.' Huon and Derwent Times 5 May 1938, p.2).

1938
form y separately published work icon Brother of Mankind Edmund Barclay , Sydney : 1938 9927757 1938 single work radio play historical fiction

'The story treats of Peter Lacklove's pilgrim search for a talisman at whose touch men become, as gods. The period of the serial is the end of the Middle Ages and historical characters who enter into this particular, episode Include Michelangelo, Leonardo Da Vinci, La Giaconda and Cesare Borgia' (Leslie Rees. 'We Shall Have Drama', p. 6).

The Huon and Derwent Times (Tasmania) provides additional insight into the play:

Lacklove, whose hopes for the formation of an Italian Utopia appeared almost to have been granted at one stage, receives a sudden check in his negotiations with My Lord Sesare Borgia, Duke of Romagna, who has been endeavoung to absorb the Republican city of Florence. Because of the machinations of a vindictive woman, Peter's ideals are crushed but, undaunted, he journeys to Venice in furtherance of his quest for the fabled philosopher's stone' ('National Broadcast Features: A True Pilgrim,' p. 2).

Sydney : 1938
form y separately published work icon A Sirius Cove Lionel Shave , Melbourne : 1938 9927841 1938 single work radio play historical fiction humour

'In A Sirius Cove, Lionel Shave satirises In a frolicsome way contemporary Bellevue Hill society. The comedy also pokes fun at those who attempt to deny the early Australian convict background' (Leslie Rees. 'We Shall Have Drama', p. 6).

The play is a. comedy of social life in the setting of a Bellevue Hill (Sydney) mansion, and involves a contest between a mother's ambitions and a daughter's desires. In the end a first fleet ancestor plays a useful part in the daughter's behalf ('Three Dramatic Sessions.' Daily Examiner, Grafton, 7 May 1938, p. 8).

Melbourne : 1938
form y separately published work icon Boiled or Fried Walter Brooksbank , Melbourne : 1938 9928769 1938 single work radio play

'The play takes us back to the trenches of 1914-18 and the object Is to Illustrate ironically the reactions of four members of an 18-pounder gun detachment when a French mademoiselle, who ls Introduced Into their shell-broken billet, turns out to be not quite the person they think she is' (Leslie Rees. 'We Shall Have Drama', p. 6).

Melbourne : 1938
form y separately published work icon The Jackaroo Richard Barry , Sydney : ABC Radio National , 1938 9929804 1938 single work radio play humour Sydney : ABC Radio National , 1938

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Works about this Work

A.B.C. Radio Drama Week : The Plays to be Presented 1938 single work review
— Appears in: The Telegraph , 7 May 1938; (p. 28)

— Review of Radio Drama Week [1938] 1938 series - publisher radio play

A preview of the forthcoming week of Australian radio drama.

We Shall Have Drama : Introducing Radio Drama Week Leslie Rees , 1938 single work column
— Appears in: The Mercury , 7 May 1938; (p. 6)
Radio Drama Week. Eight Australian Authors Represented 1938 single work column
— Appears in: The Daily Examiner , 29 April 1938; (p. 11)
Radio Drama Week 1938 single work review
— Appears in: Truth [Sydney] , 8 May 1938; (p. 22)

— Review of Radio Drama Week [1938] 1938 series - publisher radio play

A brief review of the Australian Broadcasting Commission's forthcoming week of Australian radio drama.

Details of Radio Drama Week 1938 single work review
— Appears in: The Queenslander , 4 May 1938; (p. 16)

— Review of Radio Drama Week [1938] 1938 series - publisher radio play

'Wide interest is being shown in the forthcoming second Australian Radio Drama Week, to be held by the Australian Broadcasting Commission from May 8 to May 14. Practically all of the eight authors to be represented are well known to the commission's play department. The festival will be opened at 6.30 p.m. on Sunday, May 8, by the Federal Controller of Productions, Mr. P. D. Clewlow. who, during his remarks, will extend an invitation to listeners, who are prepared to form themselves into a Radio Drama Listening Panel, to comment regularly on plays broadcast from national stations...'

Details of Radio Drama Week 1938 single work review
— Appears in: The Queenslander , 4 May 1938; (p. 16)

— Review of Radio Drama Week [1938] 1938 series - publisher radio play

'Wide interest is being shown in the forthcoming second Australian Radio Drama Week, to be held by the Australian Broadcasting Commission from May 8 to May 14. Practically all of the eight authors to be represented are well known to the commission's play department. The festival will be opened at 6.30 p.m. on Sunday, May 8, by the Federal Controller of Productions, Mr. P. D. Clewlow. who, during his remarks, will extend an invitation to listeners, who are prepared to form themselves into a Radio Drama Listening Panel, to comment regularly on plays broadcast from national stations...'

Radio Drama Week 1938 single work review
— Appears in: Truth [Sydney] , 8 May 1938; (p. 22)

— Review of Radio Drama Week [1938] 1938 series - publisher radio play

A brief review of the Australian Broadcasting Commission's forthcoming week of Australian radio drama.

Broadcasting : Radio Drama Week 1937 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 4 May 1937; (p. 9)

— Review of Radio Drama Week [1938] 1938 series - publisher radio play
A.B.C. Radio Drama Week : The Plays to be Presented 1938 single work review
— Appears in: The Telegraph , 7 May 1938; (p. 28)

— Review of Radio Drama Week [1938] 1938 series - publisher radio play

A preview of the forthcoming week of Australian radio drama.

Radio Drama Week. Eight Australian Authors Represented 1938 single work column
— Appears in: The Daily Examiner , 29 April 1938; (p. 11)
We Shall Have Drama : Introducing Radio Drama Week Leslie Rees , 1938 single work column
— Appears in: The Mercury , 7 May 1938; (p. 6)
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