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NLT Productions was a television production company founded in 1961 by Jack Neary, Bobby Limb and Les Tinker. They were later joined by Lloyd Martin, the former head of Tivoli Theatres (q.v.) which ceased operations in 1966. Martin subsequently became NLT's Chairman and Managing Director

NLT initially began producing variety shows like Here's Dawn (hosted by Dawn Lake) before moving into low-budget dramas and sitcoms. The company's longest running show was Bobby Limb's Sound of Music, which started in 1963 and went on for 363 episodes. Some other early shows included: The Private World of Miss Prim, two daytime courtroom series, Divorce Court and The Unloved. The drama series If Those Walls Could Speak (1968), Woobinda, Animal Doctor (q.v., 1969) and The Rovers (1969) were made with overseas sales in mind.

In 1970 NLT ventured into feature film production with Squeeze a Flower, but it was a box office flop. Wake in Fright (q.v., 1971) did better, as did Sunstruck, with Harry Secombe, in 1972.

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