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Issue Details: First known date: 1940-1949... 1940-1949 Sabotage : A Radio Play of the Times
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''Sabotage' is a dramatic story of fifth-columnism. As one would expect in work by Catherine Shepherd, it is not melodrama, neither is it 'reportage,' the retreatment of a specific happening in the near past. Miss Shepherd is imaginatively concerned with picturing what happens when the cancer of fifth-columnism spreads in our domestic midst — how it can break up a home, a friendship, a marriage! From the individual example of Richard Gale, the schoolmaster, and his wife Karen, one can hardly fail to reason outward, toward generalisation. Both as a warning against the subtle infiltration of Nazi methods, and as a drama of human relations, 'Sabotage' should strike home hard.'


'Adelaide's Radio Night', Dubbo Liberal and Macquarie Advocate, 3 December 1940, p.4.



Production Details

  • First broadcast on Wednesday 4 December 1940, from 8pm.

    Producer: John Cairns.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

      ca. 1940-1949 .
      Extent: 22 leavesp.
      Description: Typescript (photocopy)
      (Manuscript) assertion


      Held at: University of Queensland University of Queensland Library Fryer Library
      Location: Hanger Collection
      Local Id: H1618
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