Books and Authors

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Books and Authors was an Australian television series which aired from December 1956 to 1 September 1957. Broadcast live on Sydney station ATN-7 in a 15-minute time-slot on Sundays, as the title suggests the series focused on the authors of books. It is not known if any of the episodes were kinescoped.

Format[edit]

In each episode, Colin Simpson interviewed a different author.

Reception[edit]

Australian Women's Weekly gave the magazine 2/4, with reviewer R.C. Packer saying that "although the show is a good one, I can't help wondering why people would want to spend 15 minutes discussing a book or author when they can get just as much out of a book review in five minutes"[1]

Time-slot[edit]

The time-slot changed several times during the run of the series. For example, on 3 February 1957 the series aired at 6:45PM, with competition in the time-slot consisting of U.S. western series Hopalong Cassidy on TCN-9,[2] as ABN-2 did not offer any programs between 6:00PM to 7:00PM during that period. By 1 September 1957 Books and Authors aired at 5:45PM, competition in the time-slot consisting of U.S. series Florian Zabach on ABN-2 and locally-produced series The N.R.M.A Show on TCN-9.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/51185462
  2. ^ http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=f3hWAAAAIBAJ&sjid=JeUDAAAAIBAJ&pg=3177%2C760106
  3. ^ http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=CfdjAAAAIBAJ&sjid=2eQDAAAAIBAJ&pg=6784%2C380527

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