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Spiral Ten - Volume 4

Frank Connor, who can be as tough as he is gentle, is teamed with Joe Mintz, a steady, reliable, quick-acting partner in the hazardous business of private investigation.
Connor and Mintz welcome every assignment, but when a case promises action and dangerous living – their eyes light up with anticipation!
15 x 24 minute episodes $35.00

June Specials

After mentioning to health professionals that quite a number of fans of our shows use them as entertainment whilst exercising (particularly the self-contained half hour episodes where the story finishes when the walk does!), we’ve been encouraged to list some ‘half hour’ shows as specials for June...and they’re at the extra special price of just $25.00 per volume
Exciting Lives – lives of the famous (and infamous)
The Clock – ’Father Time’ tells stories
Address Unknown – from the fictitious Missing Persons Bureau
Shadow Of Fate – ordinary people caught up in extraordinary events
Starlight Theatre – a range of genres providing great variety
Indictment – based on actual court cases Dangerous Assignment – undercover action and excitement
Verdict – crime and punishment from the courtroom
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Peter Philp’s reviews have been very popular, so here now is another well-penned epistle from Peter...

When Melbourne producer Donovan Joyce rejected the script of Dossier on Dumetrius it was a disastrous judgement, however for Sydney producer Grace Gibson it was an opportunity of a lifetime. Joyce did not reject the story by author Lindsay Hardy outright but called for some charges to be made. Hardy refused and presented his work to Grace Gibson who immediately called in her top producer, Reg Johnston, and Dossier went into production immediately.

Why review shows that are already famous and have been in the catalogue for a number of years? Because I have recently re-listened to the Major Gregory Keen trilogy produced by Grace Gibson Productions (Dossier on Dumetrius, Deadly Nightshade and 26 Hours) and recommend it as essential entertainment for the cold winter months ahead - and also many people comment to me that they wish their local radio stations would replay this outstanding series. Well, you don’t have to rely on radio stations, one can purchase their own copies from Grace Gibson Radio.

Each time I hear the Gregory Keen stories I am amazed at their quality of production and artistry and the impact that the stories continue to stir in 2022.
Hardy’s Gregory Keen captures a reality that was rarely portrayed in any of the media during that period. But the author was no ordinary cove. Before writing the series, he drank and socialized with ex-security officers, soldiers of fortune, the rogues and spies of the post war era. His characters were frighteningly real.

Reg Johnston, known as the Orson Wells of Australian radio, meticulously selected his cast, (two New Zealanders) to play Keen and Dumetrius, Bruce Stewart and Guy Doleman, Dinah Shearing as Hedi Bergner, Moray Powell as Colonel Fentriuss and Ivan Vander as Tom Coutts. Decades after this drama was made, Bruce Stewart, then a leading writer and novelist in London, told me how satisfying it was to play in that series of Hardy’s stories.
Lindsay Hardy’s skill for detail is extraordinary.

Aware that his listener’s ears were the camera into his world of intrigue, Hardy paints vivid pictures of post war London, and in his sequels, Deadly Nightshade, the terrifying corners of Sydney and in 26 Hours the devastation and horror of the bombed-out rubble of Berlin. It is so easy to be become involved with his characters, particularly in 26 Hours with Otto, the cove with the black patch over his blind eye, Shiller the psychopath who wanted to build the Fourth Reich, and Anna, the abused soul and victim of this ravaged society. His ability to make minor characters emerge into the forefront of one’s imagination is important.
Yotti Blum will forever be remembered for his horrendous role in Dossier on Dumetrius. Later when Hardy moved to Hollywood to write for television, this trilogy lived on when the Americans published the three stories as novels.

In my history of the Australian radio drama, Drama in Silent Rooms, I allow plenty of space to recall these important productions. If you have never heard of Major Gregory Keen of MI5 or still remember it fondly, I would recommend it as a listening must this winter season. Like Harry Lime in the Third Man, Gregory Keen will live on forever.
Review by Peter Philp, Radio Historian. Author of Drama in Silent Rooms – the history of radio drama in Australia
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