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form y separately published work icon A Toast to Melba single work   film/TV  
Adaptation of A Toast to Melba Jack Hibberd 1976 single work musical theatre
Issue Details: First known date: 1980... 1980 A Toast to Melba
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  • Television play.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

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      ABC Television ,
      1980 .
      Extent: 60 min.p.
      Description: Colour
      Series: form y separately published work icon Australian Theatre Festival ABC Television (publisher), ABC Television , 1980 Z1754637 1980 series - publisher film/TV 'In 1979/1980 a festival of classic Australian theatrical plays was produced under the name Australian Theatre Festival...This included such well-known plays as Coralie Landsdowne Says No, The Department, and A Toast to Melba. In spite of starring actors who would have been well known to theatre-goers...the series was a failure with audiences.'

      'There were six plays adapted for this series... reputed to have been very unimaginatively directed... This could have had something to do with the tiny cash budgets (around $5000 an episode) that they were allocated. The programs went to air on Sunday nights...'
      Source: Jacka, Elizabeth. The ABC of Drama : 1975-1990. Sydney: AFTRS, 1991, p.48, 78
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