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y separately published work icon The Mystery of a Hansom Cab single work   musical theatre  
Adaptation of The Mystery of a Hansom Cab Fergus Hume , 1886 single work novel
Issue Details: First known date: 1961... 1961 The Mystery of a Hansom Cab
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Play with music.




  • Contemporary newspapers noted:

    It's an old-time melodrama, adapted from a best-selling mystery written in the 1890s by Fergus Hume. Adaptor Barry Pree added music and topicality to make it a TV romp. As is fashionable with such melodramas nowadays, the audience was invited to throw peanuts at the villain. It could have done without the topicality and the peanuts. The audience, carried away, apparently, by being on TV, showered the cast indiscriminately with peanuts to the point of being irritating.

    Source: 'Desi Loves Lucy Again–on Camera', Australian Women's Weekly~, 23 August 1961, p.19.

Production Details

  • First performed from 9 January to 30 January 1961 at Melbourne's Russell Street Theatre.

    A recording of the live production aired on Channel Seven in August 1961 as part of General Motors Hour.

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First known date: 1961
      1961 .
      Series: form y separately published work icon General Motors Hour Australia : Channel 7 , 1960-1962 7189483 1960 series - publisher film/TV

      An anthology series of eleven one-hour television dramas, based on the earlier radio series General Motors Hour.

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