This is the ABC

Title:
This is the ABC
NFSA ID:
1376393
Year:
1955
Category:
Access fees

This is a behind-the-scenes documentary from 1955 revealing the kind of organisation that went into making a daily radio program at the Australian Broadcasting Commission (later, Corporation).

Reflecting on the fact that at this time the ABC was an audio-only broadcaster, this film has an unusual introduction. Instead of having written credits, the film opens with shots of the key National Film Board crew members at work on the program.

The presenter, Rupert Chance, introduces each crew member as we see them on the screen. There are no written credits.

The film features excerpts from radio programs at the time including Blue Hills, as well as appearances by sports commentator Bruce Weber and newsreader Paul McLeay, and Eugene Goossens conducting at the Sydney Town Hall.

Production company:
The National Film Board
Director:
Shan Benson