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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Sadly, with passing of each generation, the memory of the stars of that generation is lost. Even today, if we mention the likes of Jack Davey, Bob Dyer, Mo and many others their names would be recalled by only a few. Yet in their day, thousands would come just to get a glimpse of them.

With this and ensuing features, we would like to recall some of the greats of the Golden Age of Australian Radio. This feature will include the actors, producers and even the shows and today's feature is …

George Edwards

The Man with A Thousand Voices

How can a man in his med forties, a little portly, balding and with a stammer in normal speech be on of Australian Radio's biggest superstars of the 1930's through to his death in the 1950's ? Yet this was the case.. I refer to George Edwards

The Early Years

George Edwards was born Henry Parks on March 11,1886 in Kent Town South Australia. From an early age his passion was acting and the theatre. He had the knack of mimicry and the story goes that in his early teens he was able to convince an angry neighbour to return a ball by using George's fathers' voice.

As soon as he could he left school and spent all his time and money purchasing theatrical items such makeup etc as well as going to the theatre. Also he joined an amateur theatrical group and was in many plays. By 18 he had made a name for himself in amateur theatre as well as a mimic. However, his health "broke down" so his father booked him a passage to England.

It was in England that he got his first professional working for the famous impresario of British theatre, George Edwards. He did theatre all over England as well as Music Hall, for he was also an accomplished dancer and singer.His career did not seem to reach the heights that would come later, as he moved from straight theatre, vaudeville to becoming a dancing instructor.

It was during this period that he changed his name from Harold Parks to George Edwards at the behest of Edward Branscombe who was putting together an up market act did not want anyone who was associated with low brow music hall type acts. So Harold to the name of the famous English impresario

The facts about this period are in question, as the biography's that are about for him were either written by George himself or his brother. Nothing bad seems to have happened. It is known that he was married twice and that his second wife died after an illness, It seems that George took this very hard and had to go to Germany to "take the waters" whether this meant, if we read between the lines, he hit the bottle is not really known.

If we read Richards Lane's book or Sumner Locke Elliot's article in the Bulletin, which the former is in part was based upon, it would seem that in the years prior to 1931/2, George was on the skids and the story goes that he played pie nights and the Showboat a venue that was regarded as the pits for any performer.

Around 1931, it seems, he advertised for a partner and this is where he met Nell Stirling. They became a double act. From here, his fortunes seemed to change. In 1931 George appeared on the ABC in a Saturday variety show doing a ten minute stint . He also, with Nell, performed in department stores

The George Edwards Story

The Successful Years

George Edwards Show Listing

George Edwards Productions listings

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