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Adaptation of On Our Selection! 'Steele Rudd' , 1899 selected work short story
Note: Scripts written initially by Maurice Francis (1937-1940) and then by Lorna Bingham (1940-1953).
Issue Details: First known date: 1937... 1937 Dad and Dave from Snake Gully
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Exhibitions

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Adaptations

Dad and Dave : Live 2011 selected work drama humour

'Dad, Dave, Mum, Mabel and the mob from Snake Gully are back in 'Dad & Dave: Live at the Q' - a ripsnorter comedy of original scripts from Australia's most popular radio serial...

'Over 2,000 episodes of Dad & Dave were aired between 1937 and 1952 ... 'Dad & Dave: Live at the Q' showcases some of the best-loved storylines and each week there's a different set of adventures.

'Week One will showcase stories from the early years, like "Dad buys a car" and "Dave and Mabel get married". Week Two will feature stories aired during World War II including "Dave goes to war" and "Mum & Dad at the races".'

Source: Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre website, http://www.jspac.com.au/
Sighted: 28/03/2011

Notes

  • Some episodes are available on the australianscreen website: http://aso.gov.au/ and via the Internet archive: http://www.archive.org/details/DadDaveFromSnakeGullyaus

Affiliation Notes

  • Dad and Dave From Snake Gully was broadcast across thirty-eight station by 1951.

    Source: 'Notes on Radio', The Sunday Herald, 29 Apr. 1951, p. 8.

Production Details

  • The first of 2,276 episodes was broadcast on Radio 2GB, 31 May 1937.
  • Producer: George Edwards

    Original Cast: 

    George Edwards (as Dad, Alf, Herb Wilson, Ted Ramsey, Ted Riley, Doctor Nichollsm Sergeant Murphy, Jim Nolan, President of the Shire Council, Terry Mulligan, Captain Benson, Inspector Macpherson, Mr. Johnson, Mr. Playfair, and the Rev. Thomas)

    John Saul (as Dave)

    Loris Bingham (as Mum)

    Nell Sterling (as Mabel)

    Dan Agar (as Uncle Clarence)

    Eric Scott (as Bill Smith)

    Jack Needham (as Jim Smith)

    Edith Cowley (as Annabelle)

    Ron Randall (as Dr. Clive Ferris)

    Maiva Drummond (as Jane Martin)

    Ron Whitehead (as Bobby Jenkins)

    Charles McCallum (as Bert Duncan)

    Dorothy Whitely (as Mrs. Ramsey)

    Colin Jones (as Joe Matthews)

    Lorna Bingham (as Nora Pringle)

    Source: 'Who's Who?', The Dalby Herald, 12 Aug. 1938, p. 3.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

First known date: 1937
      • Publisher: 2GB
      Sydney, New South Wales,: 2GB , 1937-1953 .

Works about this Work

The Emerald City of Oz : The City of Sydney as a Gay Space in Australian Feature Films Scott McKinnon , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Studies in Australasian Cinema , March vol. 5 no. 3 2012; (p. 307-319)
'Australian feature films featuring gay male characters have consistently defined the inner-city - and particularly the inner-city of Sydney - as a gay space. This article examines a range of such films within the historical context of the emergence of gay male community and culture in Sydney. While this history reveals the complex and contested nature of gay men's connections to the city, on-screen depictions have tended to mask such complexity in favour of a simplistic urban/gay versus rural/straight divide. By repeatedly exploring gay life in inner-city spaces through the eyes of heterosexual, rural visitors, Australian films have developed and replicated discourses that have seen Sydney defined as the 'true' home of gay male community and culture.' (Editor's abstract)
Nearing End: Dad & Dave Unknown , 1953 single work column
— Appears in: Maryborough Chronicle , 24 November 1953; (p. 6)

'"Dad and Dave" - Australia's longest running, record-breaking radio programme which was first heard on May 31, 1937 - will make its final broadcast on Tuesday, December 9, on 4MB and Australia-wide stations.'

Source: 'Nearing End: Dad & Dave', Maryborough Chronicle, 24 Nov. 1953, p. 6.

'Dad and Dave' are coming to Mackay Unknown , 1953 single work column
— Appears in: Daily Mercury , 13 January 1953; (p. 3)

'"Dad and Dave" and their families - popular Australian radio characters - will leave the west and visit Mackay and her tropical island.' [Introduction]

Source: ''Dad and Dave' are coming to Mackay', Daily Mercury, 13 Jan. 1953, p. 3. 

Dad and Dave - Australia's Longest Running Serial Unknown , 1951 single work column
— Appears in: Barrier Daily Truth , 16 August 1951; (p. 1)

'Australia's keen competitive spirit wherever international titles are concerned is famous--but perhaps few people realise that we hold at least one record in the radio fields. The veteran story of country life, "Dad and Dave," can claim to be the longest running radio serial in the world. It is also the serial with the longest period under the one sponsorship, handled by the one agency, made by the same production unit, and originating from the same station.' [Introduction]

Source: 'Dad and Dave - Australia's Longest Running Serial', Barrier Daily Truth, 16 Aug. 1951, p. 1.

Record to Dad, Dave Unknown , 1950 single work column
— Appears in: The Herald , 8 July 1950; (p. 3)

'"Dad and Dave," the popular Australian radio comedy, has established a world record for a national programme under one sponsorship.' [Introduction]

Source: 'Record to Dad, Dave', The Herald, 8 Jul. 1950, p. 3.

The Emerald City of Oz : The City of Sydney as a Gay Space in Australian Feature Films Scott McKinnon , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Studies in Australasian Cinema , March vol. 5 no. 3 2012; (p. 307-319)
'Australian feature films featuring gay male characters have consistently defined the inner-city - and particularly the inner-city of Sydney - as a gay space. This article examines a range of such films within the historical context of the emergence of gay male community and culture in Sydney. While this history reveals the complex and contested nature of gay men's connections to the city, on-screen depictions have tended to mask such complexity in favour of a simplistic urban/gay versus rural/straight divide. By repeatedly exploring gay life in inner-city spaces through the eyes of heterosexual, rural visitors, Australian films have developed and replicated discourses that have seen Sydney defined as the 'true' home of gay male community and culture.' (Editor's abstract)
Dad and Dave - Australia's Longest Running Serial Unknown , 1951 single work column
— Appears in: Barrier Daily Truth , 16 August 1951; (p. 1)

'Australia's keen competitive spirit wherever international titles are concerned is famous--but perhaps few people realise that we hold at least one record in the radio fields. The veteran story of country life, "Dad and Dave," can claim to be the longest running radio serial in the world. It is also the serial with the longest period under the one sponsorship, handled by the one agency, made by the same production unit, and originating from the same station.' [Introduction]

Source: 'Dad and Dave - Australia's Longest Running Serial', Barrier Daily Truth, 16 Aug. 1951, p. 1.

'Dad and Dave' Session Is Now 13 Years Old Unknown , 1950 single work column
— Appears in: South Coast Times and Wollongong Argus , 19 June 1950; (p. 3)

'"Dand and Dave," which recently celebrated its 13th birthday, has established a world record for a national programme under one sponsorship.' [Introduction]

Source: ''Dad and Dave' Session Is Now 13 Years Old', South Coast Times and Wollongong Argus. 19 Jun. 1950, p. 3.

'Dad and Dave' are coming to Mackay Unknown , 1953 single work column
— Appears in: Daily Mercury , 13 January 1953; (p. 3)

'"Dad and Dave" and their families - popular Australian radio characters - will leave the west and visit Mackay and her tropical island.' [Introduction]

Source: ''Dad and Dave' are coming to Mackay', Daily Mercury, 13 Jan. 1953, p. 3. 

Nearing End: Dad & Dave Unknown , 1953 single work column
— Appears in: Maryborough Chronicle , 24 November 1953; (p. 6)

'"Dad and Dave" - Australia's longest running, record-breaking radio programme which was first heard on May 31, 1937 - will make its final broadcast on Tuesday, December 9, on 4MB and Australia-wide stations.'

Source: 'Nearing End: Dad & Dave', Maryborough Chronicle, 24 Nov. 1953, p. 6.

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