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Thunder on Sycamore Street

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Episode no.  Season 1 Episode 3
Teleplay by  Reginald Rose
Running time  60 mins
Directed by  David Cahill
Original air date  23 July 1960

Thunder on Sycamore Street is a 1960 Australian TV play directed by David Cahill. It was based on a script by Reginald Rose.

Contents

It followed production of The Grey Nurse Said Nothing as part of General Motors Hour.

Plot

The residents of Sycamore Street are upset when they discover a new neighbour has served a prison sentence.

Cast

  • Frank Waters as Joseph Blake
  • Ivor Bromley
  • John Brunskill
  • Richard Davies
  • James Fallows
  • Brett Hart
  • Benita Harvey
  • Mary Hoskin
  • Therese Macrae
  • Verity Marina
  • Joe McCormick
  • Terry McDermott
  • Ida Newton
  • Moya O'Sullivan
  • Max Osbiston
  • Muriel Steinbeck
  • Production

    The drama was produced in ATN 7 Studio "A" at its Television Centre, Epping. This studio is the largest production studio for TV in Australia. The major set, representing the exteriors of three homes, covered 2,000 square feet. It was the largest single set ever installed at the ATN studios, and ATN production executives said it was the biggest single set ever made for Australian "live" TV. A further 600 feet was allowed for the roadway and for camera movement. As all three houses in which the action of the play was set were identical, a second basic set was used. This covered about 500 additional feet of studio space.

    Reception

    The TV critic for the Sydney Morning Herald said the production "gave audiences something to think about" and was "careful enough, although evidences of pinch-pennyism were apparent... Frank Waters... stood head and shoulders over a comparatively indifferent cast."

    References

    Thunder on Sycamore Street Wikipedia


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