The Golden Cobweb: Episode 1

The Golden Cobweb: Episode 1
Grace Gibson Productions
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The Golden Cobweb, a drama series in which Interpol agents unravel an attempt to rule the currencies of the world’s most powerful nations, was produced by Grace Gibson Radio Productions and first broadcast in 1956.

This series was inspired by real-life events such as Operation Bernhard, the code name for the Nazi operation to forge British currency during the Second World War, as well as the intrigue surrounding the British spies, Burgess and MacLean.

The series features major talents in the world of Australian radio drama – actors Lloyd Berrell, Guy Doleman and Lyndall Barbour – together with the veteran theatre and radio drama director Lawrence H Cecil.

Image: the staged dramatic photo includes (left-right): an unidentified woman, actor Lloyd Berrell, Warren Paine (a studio panel operator) and Valerie Vine (production manager for Grace Gibson Radio Productions). A cut-down version of this photo was used to promote the series in The Age newspaper on 6 April 1956. NFSA title: 1124056. Courtesy: Grace Gibson Productions.

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