This Month in Radio

Year Series
1933 Then - and Now
1933 Tiger Rose
1933 South Seas
1933 Bought and Paid For
1933 Wedding Bells
1933 Saturday Night Shockers
1933 My Lady's Dress
1934 Taxi FL2226
1935 Return of Inspector Scott
1935 French Revolution
1935 Tale of the Black Opal, The
1935 Swiss Family Robinson
1935 Birth of the British Nation
1935 Search for the Missing Link, The
1935 Clive of India
1936 Adventure Bound
1936 Voice of Fate
1936 Dead Or Alive
1937 Arabian Nights, The
1936 Mr & Mrs Everybody
1937 Double Crossed
1937 Leaves from the Other Woman's Diary
1937 Real Life Stories
1937 Pickwick Club, The
1937 Fly By Night
1937 Unsolved Mysteries
1937 Empress Josephine
1937 Tooth and Claw
1937 Synchronisation
1937 Lady Jane Grey
1937 Under Two Flags
1937 Newspaper Adventures
1939 Recollections Of Geoffrey Hamlyn, The
1939 Get Tour Man
1940 Prisoner of Zenda, The
1942 Piccadilly
1940 Time Will Tell
1940 Andy the Yes Man
1940 Beyond Reasonable Doubt
1940 Martins Corner
1940 Pauls Family
1941 Casting Bureau
1941 Roosevelt, Man of Destiny
1941 Here's A Queer Thing
1941 Secret Service Memoirs
1941 Just So stories
1941 Rank Outsider, The
1942 That's How it Started
1942 History of Mr Polly, The
1942 Mr Polly
1942 Halliday And Son
1942 In His Steps
1943 Their Finest Hour
1943 Music With Mirth
1943 Talking Drums
1944 Story of Susan Lee
1944 Forgotten Men
1944 Doctor's Memories, A
1944 This Man is dangerous
1944 Man I Might Have Married, The
1944 Top Flight
1944 Septimus
1945 Private Secretary
1945 Quick as a Flash
1945 Departure Delayed
1945 Passing Parade
1945 Adventures Downunder
1945 Young Pioneers
1945 Amateur Gentleman, The
1946 Love Making Incorporated
1946 Sparrows of London
1946 Woodleys, The
1946 Constant Nymph
1946 Anderson's Place
1947 Bob Dyers Dude Ranch
1947 Young Company, The
1947 Anne of Green Gables
1948 Two Dianas, The
1948 Come With Me Caroline
1948 Wind In The Water, The
1948 Here Comes the Toff
1948 Cavalcade
1948 Aspro Housewives Quiz
1948 Golden Colt, The
1948 Pollyanna
1948 Adventures of Bren
1948 Space Explorers, The
1948 Strange House of Jeffery Marlowe, The
1948 Thundering Hooves
1948 Blue Danube, The
1948 Queen's Necklace The
1948 Beau Gest (1948)
1949 Lorna Doone
1949 Colonel X
1949 Double Indemnity
1949 House in the Country
1949 All Visitors Ashore
1949 Rajahs Diamond, The
1949 Emma (ABC)
1950 Convict Girl
1951 Hunchback of Notre Dame, The (1951)
1951 Dawlish
1951 Affairs of Harlequin, The
1952 Invincible Kate
1952 Legend
1952 Black Arrow, The
1952 Famous Novels of Rafael Sabatini
1952 House of Darkness
1953 High Window
1953 Famous Rescues
1953 Tom Corbett Space Cadet
1953 Twilight Ranger
1953 Mission to the Nation
1953 Lord Arthur Seville's Crime
1954 Famous Explorers
1954 Operation Spaceman
1954 Franchise Affair, The
1954 Persuasion
1955 Shades Will Not Vanish, The
1955 Second Fiddle
1955 Sea Hound
1956 Lord Jim
1956 Timber Ridge
1956 Campbell's Kingdom
1956 Adventures of Clara Cluff
1956 Mile Pegg
1956 College of Knowledge
1956 Stranger in Paradise
1957 Shining Harness
1958 So Little Time
1958 To Catch a Falling Star
1958 A wren Called Smith
1959 Steak For Breakfast
1959 Made for Each Other
1961 Emma (3AR)


The Sinking of the Centaur

As they search for the Centaur, and now have found it, we have an episode that details the tragic event, as well as an episode on the HMAS Sydney click here to read and listen

Colonel X - Can We Help You
ABC 16/10/2009

Click here if you want to watch how we assisted the grandson of Colonel X learn more about his grandfather Colonel X of the radio serial fame. Look for episode 36

Please come back soon for the full Colonel X story


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Australian Old Time Radio Group

About Us

This site is brought to you by the Australian Old Time Radio Group, a group from all over Australia and includes several International members. The main interest of the members is not just listening to Australian Old Time Radio Shows, but also in researching and documenting the Golden Years of Australian Radio, normally accepted as the period from the 1923 to 1960's (inclusive).

The group have many ongoing projects as well as projects in mind for the future. Some of the projects include:

Series/Serials Database

The database of Australian Series and Serials is well under way. It is a special project undertaken by our Chief Researcher, Moris Sztajer, who has achieved some amazing results in the last couple of years. This website and the search engines that you find on the site are a testimony to Moris's research skills. Currently the database stands at over 3,158 Australian Series/Serials.

Programming Database

This database is only in its early days. By purchasing the magazines and other documentation, we are databasing what was broadcast on what station at all times. You can imagine the amount of work it will take to document over 18,000 days programming multiplied by the number of stations across Australia. It will take decades, but the project has started. We are always looking for programming information to ad to the project.>

Radio Clubs

This is one of my favourites. Collecting the radio badges and documenting the various radio clubs set up for listeners. This is where the listeners became participants. Many folk have memories of being a part of the Argonauts, Smokey Dawson as well as hundreds of other Australian radio clubs. We are collecting the badges and documenting the clubs.

Radio Transcriptions

Several of the members collect Radio Transcriptions and have done so for several decades. Transcription Disc are like LPs and were made for Radio Station use only. This was how the Radio Production Houses moved the series/serials to the studio, apart from live performances of course. Transcription Discs were meant to be destroyed after use, some times a single use and other times they were licensed for a period. Fortunately not all were destroyed and we owe this heritage to those who protected the discs.

Australia the OTR Exporter

During the Golden Years, Australia was a large exporter of Australian Radio Series/Serials. This was indeed fortunate, as this has meant that a lot of our OTR heritage that survives today, does so because it was overseas at the time. We are currently working on documenting the stories of our Radio show exporting.

Ongoing Projects

One of our major projects is of course arranging so that ordinary Australians get to hear Australian radio shows from the Golden Years. We are fortunate in that Screensound (Australian Film and Sound Archives) do store a large amount of our radio heritage. They are storing them for future generations and, we would like to hope, for current generations to hear. It is our intention to assist Screensound in any way possible, to allow Australians to listen to Australian Old Time Radio Shows, NOW! as well as in the future.

Research Support

Currently we assist International Authors who are researching areas that involve Australian Old Time Radio. We do this to not only promote Australian OTR, but to also ensure that the correct information is supplied.


Several members collect books, documents, photos, ephemera from the Golden Years of Australian Radio. We will bring these to you on this website. All these items assist us in documenting Australian Radio Shows as well as Radio Stations and all the people involved.

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