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Issue Details: First known date: 1962... 1962 The Loquat Tree : A Play for Radio
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'The loquat tree outside Jim Emerson's station homestead in northern New South Wales is his pride and joy–but it is a pest trap.'


Radio Times, 21 May 1964, p.45.

Production Details

  • Aired on ABC Radio from 4pm to 6:15pm on 27 January 1962.

  • A version was produced for the BBC's Mid-week Theatre in 1964, with the following cast:

    Roy Patrick (Gwynn Summers), Nicolette Bernard (Lucia), Russell Napier (Jim Emerson), Bruce Wightman (Joe Briggs, fruit-fly inspector), Brenda Dunrich (Marian Emerson), Gordon Gardner (John Emerson), Trader Faulkner (Bill, a drover), Paddy Turner (Nell Munro), and Bruce Beeby (Allan Munro).

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

      Extent: 29 leavesp.
      (Manuscript) assertion
      Series: The Hanger Collection of Australian Playscripts series - publisher

      A collection in the Fryer Library at The University of Queensland of manuscript film and play scripts.


      Held at: University of Queensland University of Queensland Library Fryer Library
      Location: Hanger Collection
      Local Id: 1807
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