21 March 2024 – Crawford Productions dramas of early TV

Guest Speaker: Ian Crawford
Tutor/Leader: Marlene Cann
Location:
Sunbury Football Social Club,
Behind Clarke Oval, Riddell Road, Sunbury
Date:
Thursday 21 March 2024
Time
:
10:00 am – 11:45 AM
Delivery
: Face to Face
Numbers
: 50


Our Guest Speaker today is Ian Crawford.
Ian’s speech is entitled “Crawford Productions and the drama of early television”

Please come and join us for this entertaining and insightful look into Australia’s early television, it’s glory days and it’s prevailing history until it’s demise in 1988 and all presented by Ian Crawford who has spent his life in the entertainment industry.

Ian is going to talk with us about his work history at Crawford Production, his uncle, Hector Crawford’s television company.
Starting from a twenty year old until thirty years later when he was the Managing Director of the largest drama company in Australia which was producing such dramas as, Homocide, Cop Shop, The Sullivans and many more.

Ian’s talk spans the late 1930s until late 1980s, and is particularly about Crawford’s and the travails of the company… the collapse of radio drama following the arrival of television, the company’s efforts to get drama onto TV, early TV series and serials, along with an inside look at such moguls as Sir Frank Packer, Kerry Packer and Sir Reginald Ansett.