This is the ABC

This is the ABC
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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.