‘Half Hour’ Shows

‘Half Hour’ Shows

Whilst very few radio stations will broadcast these longer duration dramas these days, they are very popular with listeners. And they lend themselves perfectly to our gracegibsonradio.com retail store.   Most of these 24 minute (half hour if you allow for advertising)...
Spies and Espionage

Spies and Espionage

A genre that is always popular!   One of Grace Gibson’s earliest spy thrillers was Dossier On Dumetrius featuring lead character Major Gregory Keen (a radio forerunner to James Bond). Major Keen went on to star in another four adventures throughout the 1950’s.  ...
Partners In Jeopardy

Partners In Jeopardy

After the long running daily series Portia Faces Life came to an end, there were a lot of fans who weren’t ready to let Portia walk away…hence a variety of ‘self-contained’ dramas in which Portia Manning either stars, or makes a cameo appearance, ensued. Starring...
Audio Production

Audio Production

We’d like to give some praise – and a big thank you – to Bill Dowling at Top Spots Digital (tsd – as it’s affectionately known). Over the years Bill has worked on many of our productions and is, in fact, a highly regarded member of our team, not just a...
Cruising?

Cruising?

One of our spies has informed us that this is the perfect way to enjoy a radio drama!   Laying on the sundeck, eyes closed … but still having trouble cutting off from the real world. Enter, Violets Are Blue and For Infamous Conduct (well, that’s their story anyway…)  ...
Medical File

Medical File

Medical File is a highly dramatised factual series of men and women who, in hospitals, research centres and surgeries care for the unwell and work to find cures. It is a program dedicated to those patient workers who are engaged in the painstaking, exciting and above...
Reg Johnston

Reg Johnston

Reg Johnston was Grace Gibson’s first production manager – he and Grace were soul mates in terms of what they wanted to create.   His radio career began when he walked in off the street to ask about a job at 2GB, and was immediately hired. After stints as a cadet...
Yes, What? Book

Yes, What? Book

This is the story of The Fourth Form at St Percy’s – and the players who made one of Australia’s funniest radio shows.   Written by Bob Hawker and the late Vern Sundfors, with a foreword by Bert Newton, this is the ultimate guide to Yes, What?   It provides...
Theatre of the mind

Theatre of the mind

Recently Bruce gave a presentation to the Leura Literary Group. As avid readers this group really appreciates the ‘theatre of the mind’ that radio dramas create.   Most of the members were very familiar with radio dramas from years gone by and commented on how so many...
The Voice of Jack Seager

The Voice of Jack Seager

As a character, Jack Seager polarises people – love him or loathe him, he’s a compelling character.   The man who was the voice of Jack Seager actually hated him. Ric Hutton was the antitheses of Jack and so found it difficult to play the role at times. However, he...
Early Cactus

Early Cactus

How Green Was My Cactus started life with such wonderful characters as King Bonza the Charismatic, Queen Hayseed, Pall Bearer the Treasurer, Little Johnny, Andrew Snowpea, Ian Sinkhole, Charles Pointless, Queen Bessie of Buckinghuge Palace, amongst many others.   An...
Remember Vida Lorne

Remember Vida Lorne

A young couple has been apartment hunting for weeks – without success until they find a penthouse apartment on top of a tall, aging building in central New York. The wife is ecstatic about the apartment and must live there. However she becomes obsessed with of the...
Volume 12 of The Passing Parade

Volume 12 of The Passing Parade

It’s here already! Volume 12 of The Passing Parade walked in the door late yesterday and has now been added to the shop.   On this Volume, John Doremus narrates more fascinating stories which include Genghis Khan, Tchaikovsky, Fatty Arbuckle, Louis Renault, Marion...
Multi-Buy Options

Multi-Buy Options

We’ve been gradually introducing multi-buy options to our on-line shop.   This makes it easier to buy a variety of CD’s from the same series, eg The Castlereagh Line, Night Beat, Address Unknown, The Passing Parade and Yes, What?   By going to the shop and clicking on...
Volume 11 of The Passing Parade

Volume 11 of The Passing Parade

Volume 11 of The Passing Parade has just arrived – in stock and in the shop! More great stories presented by John Doremus, with tracks including the story behind Moby Dick, Sigmund Freud, Balmoral Castle, Billie Holiday and The Man They Couldn’t Hang. A total of 50...
Character Voices

Character Voices

Keith Scott and Robyn Moore – the voice stars of How Green Was My Cactus and many other radio and television shows, movies and ads – demonstrate some of their skills on these fabulous clips. Just click on the link to watch the interviews and see them at work… Keith...
Actors doing sound effects

Actors doing sound effects

Many Australian actors enjoyed doing sound effects as part of their role. Some of these included James Condon, Dinah Shearing, Amber Mae Cecil (daughter of director Lawrence Cecil) and Coral Lansbury (daughter of Oscar Lansbury and mother of Malcolm Turnbull). One who...
SFX

SFX

Ever wondered how sound effects were created before computers gave us everything at our fingertips?   Take a look at the original Grace Gibson Productions Sound Effects Door. This ‘door’ is actually a wooden cabinet with doors, switches, bells, locks, etc on its...
70 years since first show broadcast

70 years since first show broadcast

In the same way that radio stations mark their anniversary on the first day they went to air, Grace Gibson Productions is celebrating its 70th birthday today, being the date that Miss Gibson’s first production aired on Australian radio. The show was called ‘Here Are...
Track Lists

Track Lists

To answer a few enquiries…. Tracks lists are available for each CD of Address Unknown, Night Beat, The Passing Parade and Yes, What?. Just go to the product you want and at the bottom of the product description is a button ‘Complete Playlist’ which provides...
How Green Was My Cactus

How Green Was My Cactus

Cactus has now been in ongoing production for 28 years and recently overtook the ABC’s Blue Hills as the longest running radio series. Written by Doug Edwards, with assistance from Shane Edwards and Lindy Wilson, the voice stars are Keith Scott and Robyn Moore. This...
Reg’s Favourite Actors

Reg’s Favourite Actors

We’ve been having some more great chats with Reg James about the early days of the Company (it’s heading towards our 70th anniversary as a business). Reg was saying his two favourite actors were Alan White and Michael Pate. He met them both soon after beginning work...
Blue Mountains Radio Players

Blue Mountains Radio Players

We regularly attend the live performances by the Blue Mountains Radio Players. On the last Sunday of the month this group performs two plays at the Mountain Heritage Hotel in Katoomba. The plays vary from American scripts of days gone by to recently written local...
Grace Gibson 70th anniversary

Grace Gibson 70th anniversary

Grace Gibson Productions will shortly celebrate its 70th anniversary – quite an achievement for a small business! Grace Gibson opened her door to business in 1944 with just herself and one employee as she prepared to take on the male dominated world of business...

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