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form y separately published work icon The Senator's Wife single work   film/TV   crime  
Issue Details: First known date: 1973... 1973 The Senator's Wife
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The script held in the Crawford Collection in the AFI Research Collection contains the following character notes (excluding regular characters):

'LUCILLE LESTER. 55-60. Well spoken, articulate, intelligent. Despite a record of hallucinating, she can be calm and lucid. Withstands a lot of pressure before going to pieces.

'ROGER WILLIS. 25-30. Average speech. Big, fit man. Police are hard pressed to overpower him. He is handsome and dresses well.

'LINDSAY BARKER. 35-40. Rough speech. Hardened crim. Know what he's at. Must drive.

'TERRI REYNOLDS. 25. Doctor's secretary/mistress. Intelligent, seemingly pleasant, well spoken, attractive. Must drive.

'JAMES SLATER. 55. Well spoken. Company director with friends in the right places. Conservative.

'DOCTOR EDWARDS. 50. Psychiatrist. Well spoken, stylish, relaxed, detached.

'NODDY BAINES. Professional go-between.

'PRESTON. Uniformed police constable.

'WOMAN. 30. Housewife type. Rough speech.'

Notes

  • This entry has been compiled from archival research in the Crawford Collection (AFI Research Collection), undertaken by Dr Catriona Mills under the auspices of the 2012 AFI Research Collection (AFIRC) Research Fellowship.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

      1973 .
      person or book cover
      Script cover page (Crawford Collection at the AFI Research Collection)
      Extent: 66p.
      (Manuscript) assertion
      Note/s:
      • The file contains two copies of the script, both labelled 'Episode RR4' on the cover page. One copy has a notation in the top right-hand corner of the cover page indicating that it is designated for 'Audio 2'. The other has a notation in the top right-hand corner of the cover page indicating that it is designated for 'Director'. Both copies are annotated.
      • The 'Audio 2' script has a notation in the top right-hand corner of the cover page reading 'Audio 2' in red felt pen. This copy is annotated in blue ink and black felt pen. The annotations are references to audio (for example, an annotation on page 1 reads 'MUSIC CUE'), some changes to dialogue (for example, page 13, where dialogue is deleted and modified), and some changes to filming (for example, page 30, where a live sequence is changed to a film sequence). The script shows a moderate degree of annotation.
      • The 'Director' script has a notation in the top right-hand corner of the cover page reading 'Director' in red felt fen. Another notation on the top left-hand corner of the cover page reads, 'Don Battye' in black ink. Additional annotations on the cover page are in lead pencil, black ink, and black felt pen.

        This copy of the script is heavily annotated in lead pencil, blue ink, red ink, red felt pen, blue felt pen, and black felt pen. Annotations include music cues, sound effects (for example, on page 1, which reads 'INTEGRATION CLOCK TICKING'), blocking of scenes, stage directions, deletion of and alteration to dialogue, and deletion of scenes (see, for example, pages 27 - 28). On the reverse of some pages, sketches showing the blocking of certain scenes have been drawn in blue ink or in lead pencil. The blue ink annotations seem to pre-date the black felt pen annotations: the latter, in a number of cases, scribble over or obliterate the former.

        The script is annotated extremely heavily throughout.

      Holdings

      Held at: AFI Research Collection
      Local Id: SC DIV : 234
Note: Crawford Productions tribute website (crawfordproductions.tv) suggests that Conway was credited as director and Hardy as studio director.
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