Romance, EOFY humour and some great drama at discounted prices…

Close To My Heart
The horrifying past returns to haunt a beautiful woman…
A new career in Australia is Margaret Edgemore’s way of shutting out the
past, and the happiness, she enjoyed with her husband and two children when in France.
A good excuse to binge listen – there’s 208 x 12 minute (approx) episodes...around 40 hours of listening. Introductory price of $55.00
HNFY (Happy New Financial Year)
Another gem from the pen and voice of Jim Pike. 12 short episodes taking a less than serious look at the End Of Financial Year – and, really, who doesn’t need a laugh at tax time! 12 x 1 minute (approx) episodes
A non-tax deductible price of just $10.00

Monthly specials - incorporating both the good and evil in human nature…

Screenshot 2018-06-02 14.04.48
The Passing Parade (Vol 13) – general interest narrated by John Doremus $25.00
Green Dolphin Country – love, and mistaken identity in colonial NZ $35.00
Leave Her To Heaven – a beautiful, but immoral woman $40.00
Kinkhead – a talented, self destructive and womanising writer $40.00

Fun, Fact, Frivolous or Fiction – focussing on Fiction

Fiction: a literary work, an invented statement, or a story that contains imaginary or
false events. Some fiction is based on a myth – urban, traditional, or otherwise. There’s
heaps of it here…
1. Grace Gibson produced quite a number of book adaptations which became very popular radio series. (eg The Catherine Gaskins novels – Sara Dane, The Tilsit Inheritance & I Know My Love, along with the Aussie favourite, Cattleman)
2. Quite the reverse of the norm, The Castlereagh Line was written for radio, then transferred into book form.
3. Radio series can’t always stay true to the words of a book – dramatising the words on a page requires a different approach. Acting out the drama is different to reading a story.
4. There are many titles of fiction within our shelves that were written just for radio (eg A Relative Affair, The Way Of The Cat, Give Me No Pity, Violets Are Blue, For Infamous Conduct)
5. There are also many titles on our shelves which are based on ‘fact’ and then dramatised to ‘bring them to life’ – quite successfully too! (Exciting Lives, White Coolies, Tudor Princess/Tudor Queen, Verdict, Lust For Life)
6. Some writers began with a traditional story (or myth) and turned it into a 20th Century work of fiction, dramatised for Australian radio (eg The Strange Life of Deacon Brodie, The Uninvited)
7. Address Unknown is a ‘classic’ in terms of presenting a factual series, which is actually fiction. The style of this show, and the skill of the narrator, make ‘suspension of belief’ an almost automatic response.
8. Fiction on radio when it has a character to hate, a character to love and a good cast of ‘in betweens’ who mesh the opposite sides together – Jack and Lottie in The Castlereagh Line are perfect examples of this, ably supported by the earthy Mrs Mac, and the old rogue Mat Gore.
9. Sometimes ‘authorities’ use fiction on radio, TV, etc, to espouse messages to the general public – be it something like updates on health, safety, culturally appropriate behaviours, etc. Portia Faces Life was one such vehicle for ‘getting the message across’ and whilst we don’t have the whole series available we do have four series starring Portia – The Haverlock Affair, Partners In Jeopardy, The Silent Witness & The Seed Of Evil. Also, road safety is the central theme in I Killed Grace Random.
10. In Parliament, the word ‘fiction’ is usually used in the negative, which is why How Green Was My Cactus is the perfect antidote – it provides some ‘truth’ in amongst all the fiction, whilst also ensuring everyone ends up with a good laugh.
Order Options:
Website: and use the Paypal secure payment system or phone us on (02) 9906-2244 with credit card details,
or fax (02) 9906-2114, or send a cheque or money order to:
Grace Gibson Productions, PO Box 7377, Leura NSW 2780.
If sending a cheque or money order please ensure you nominate what you are ordering and include your address details for dispatch.
If you do not wish to receive further updates, please email us at with REMOVE in the title line and include your details, or phone us on (02) 9906-2244 or fax on (02) 9906-2114.
A Few Important Notes… Please Consider Carefully Before Ordering:
mp3 Format CDs - these may not play in older CD players
Audio Quality - Whilst we go to great lengths to ensure the audio quality we offer is the best we possibly can - including processing our
material through the worlds best audio processing from CEDAR Cambridge - the programs offered herein have, in many instances, been
retrieved from original recordings produced on 16 inch, 12 inch and 10 inch record albums and may therefore reflect the recording and
reproduction fidelity of their times. In offering these programs for sale to the general public, we cannot accept responsibility, nor offer refunds,
for any disappointment with the audio quality that some of these serials may exhibit.