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Issue Details: First known date: 1967... 1967 A Ride on the Big Dipper
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y separately published work icon A Ride on the Big Dipper Ron Harrison , Australia : ABC Radio , 1968 Z1573982 1968 single work radio play
— Appears in: Take One : A Selection of Award-winning Australian Radio and Television Scripts 1972; (p. 83-120)

Notes

  • Television play.
  • In reviewing the television play for the 16 September 1967 issue of the Bulletin, Frank Roberts writes, 'Newcastle journalist Ron Harrison's Ride on the Big Dipper [is] what TV drama should be... As it was Harrison's second TV play, and his first one-hour drama, I can only echo the ABC's Phillip Mann, who said, "It was the kind of work we receive all too rarely and we hope he intends to stay with it"' (p. 41).
  • A Ride on the Big Dipper was later adapted for radio.

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First known date: 1967
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      ABC Television ,
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      Series: y separately published work icon Wednesday Theatre Australia : Australian Broadcasting Commission , 1965-1969 7118326 1965 series - publisher

      An ABC anthology television series that played single-episode television programs from overseas, but also produced and promoted new Australian works.

      The individual works had no explicit thematic connection to one another, and the term 'theatre' was applied loosely: some instalments were adaptations of stage plays, but many appear to have been written directly as 'television plays'. The series also semi-regularly aired operas.

      In some instances, the productions were imported wholesale from other countries: 'Collect Your Hand Luggage' (aired 20 October 1965), for example, is a re-titled broadcast of ITV Television Playhouse episode 'Collect Your Hand Baggage' (originally aired in 1963).

      In other instances, the episodes are Australian productions of international works: 'Tartuffe' (aired 13 October 1965), for example, is an Australian production of the Moliere play, produced Henri Safran and with an Australian cast. These productions are only indexed individually on AustLit if there is a discernible Australian script-writer and/or localisation of the production.

      Wednesday Theatre followed a common pattern for anthology series on early Australian television, in that the Australian content rapidly dropped away and the series became primarily re-screenings of British productions: see also Stuart Wagstaff's World Playhouse.

      For a full listing of episodes and airdates, see under Film Details.

      Number in series: 3.28

Works about this Work

The Lone Rider Frank Roberts , 1967 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 16 September vol. 89 no. 4567 1967; (p. 41)

— Review of A Ride on the Big Dipper Ron Harrison , 1967 single work film/TV ; The Brass Guitar Oriel Gray , 1967 single work film/TV
The Lone Rider Frank Roberts , 1967 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 16 September vol. 89 no. 4567 1967; (p. 41)

— Review of A Ride on the Big Dipper Ron Harrison , 1967 single work film/TV ; The Brass Guitar Oriel Gray , 1967 single work film/TV
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