This week marks 30 years since the death of radio entrepreneur Grace Gibson on 10 July 1989.
Adventures in Excitement and Suspense
To coincide with the anniversary we are publishing full episodes of several radio series made by Grace Gibson Productions, including Carter Brown Mystery Theatre (1957), The Golden Cobweb (1956) and Unknown Quantity (1956).
In our Women in Radio curated collection, you'll also find episodes of Dragnet (1952), Philip Marlowe Investigates (1953), Lady in Distress (1950), Mystery is My Hobby (1954) and All This and Heaven Too (1963).
Gibson formed Grace Gibson Radio Productions in 1944, and it became one of the most successful creators of radio drama in the world. Though she concentrated on the sales side of the business, Gibson could recognise a good script and was noted for her skill at spotting talent.
Grace Gibson nurtured new voices as well as providing employment for veterans. The episodes in the collection feature major stars from the world of Australian radio drama, like actors Lloyd Berrell, Guy Doleman, Lyndall Barbour and Ruth Cracknell.
This episode is an adaptation of the Carter Brown detective novel Curves For A Coroner (1955), about a group of entertainers stuck in the English countryside in the middle of a snowstorm. They soon get entangled in a mystery and discover a secret in the cellar: