The Melba Story, 1946
This 1946 radio drama, produced by Dorothy Crawford, tells the story of opera singer Nellie Melba’s life. The 78 half-hour episodes went to air weekly on Melbourne's then leading radio station 3DB and was broadcast in 17 other countries. Soprano Glenda Raymnd played the part of Melba.
Born in Melbourne in 1911, Dorothy Crawford was a television and radio drama producer. As co-founder of Crawford Productions she made a significant contribution to the company’s success, which not only dominated radio production in Melbourne, but was one of the few independent production companies to successfully transition from radio to television in Australia.