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Graeme Richard Wicks Graeme Richard Wicks i(A17869 works by) (a.k.a. Graeme Davidson)
Also writes as: Richard Carey
Born: Established: 9 Jan 1929 ; Died: Ceased: 13 Sep 2009
Gender: Male
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BiographyHistory

Graeme Wicks was a Canberra writer and a member of The Australian Society of Authors for thirty years. Wicks edited the National Parks Association of the ACT Bulletin, also contributing articles and crafting news releases. Wicks learned his trade in the former News & Information Bureau.

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Notes

  • According to his ASA membership details, Wicks also wrote under the name Graeme Davidson although no works in this name have been sighted.

Awards for Works

y separately published work icon The Real World Mawson : Mawson Press , 2007 Z1550008 2007 single work novel
2008 highly commended ACT Writers Centre's Literary Awards Fiction
2008 shortlisted ACT Writing and Publishing Awards Fiction
form y separately published work icon Consider Your Verdict ( dir. John Dixon ) Melbourne : Crawford Productions , 1961 Z1813000 1961 series - publisher film/TV crime

Consider Your Verdict was a television adaptation of Crawford Productions' radio programme of the same name, which (according to Storey at Classic Australian Television) ran from 18 August 1958 to 1960, for a total of 312 episodes. Soon after the radio program ceased, Crawfords began developing Consider Your Verdict as a television program.

As they had with the radio version, Crawfords made a number of production decisions aimed at increasing the apparent authenticity of the program. According to Storey, these included consulting legal professionals (including the Crown Law Department, Victoria Police, and Melbourne University's Department of Law), limiting the actors playing witnesses to a brief overview of the script and requiring them to ad-lib their lines (resulting in an authentically hesitant delivery style), and occasionally casting actual legal professionals in roles (notably homicide detective Gordon Timmins and Eugene Gorman QC). The intention was to suggest that audiences were watching a broadcast of an actual trial; in keeping with this illusion, as Moran notes in his Guide to Australian TV Series, the program carried no production credits.

The majority of the cases were criminal cases (primarily murder), though the program did present some civil cases. Inexpensive to produce, the program occasionally suffered from the suggestion that it adhered rather too closely to legal process, rendering episodes slower and less dramatic than they might otherwise have been.

1962 winner Logie Awards Best Australian TV Drama Series
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