A pioneer of radio and television broadcasting
A tribute to Australian radio and television personality Binny Lum, thanks to the generous donation of more than 100 sound recordings to the NFSA by her daughter, Sharon Terry.
Binny's extraordinary career in radio and television broadcasting spanned five decades, from 1934 to 1984. Actor, scriptwriter, accompanist, compere, television host and radio presenter, Binny was a pioneer. She hosted Channel Nine's first ever daytime television talk show, Thursday at One with Binnie Lum, in 1957. Binny went on to host one of radio's first magazine format programs on 3XY in Melbourne, where she interviewed many high profile people before venturing overseas to New York and London, snagging interviews with the likes of Barbra Streisand, Dame Joan Sutherland, Richard Attenborough and most famously of all, The Beatles.
This collection includes many of these interviews along with some candid photographs of Binny throughout her career.