Creswick Jenkinson

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Creswick Jenkinson was an Australian writer, producer and director. As a screenwriter, he wrote the film Captain Thunderbolt (1953) as well as episodes of the TV series Skippy the Bush Kangaroo,[1] Autumn Affair and Motel.


Jenkinson adapted a number of works for the stage, including the version of The Imaginary Invalid by Molière which was performed by Peter Finch and the Mercury Mobile Players in 1948. This production was seen by Laurence Olivier and Vivien Leigh and led to Olivier inviting Finch to Australia.[2]

Radio career[edit]

He also worked extensively in radio, including as producer and writer on The Black Museum radio series starring Orson Welles,[3] creator of the drama series Address Unknown, and as a producer for the radio program AM.[4]

Select credits[edit]

  • Imaginary Invalid
  • The Pickwick Papers (1948) - play[5]
  • Willow Bend (1951) - radio serial[6]
  • Too Young to Die (1963) - radio serial


  1. ^ Skippy at Australian TV
  2. ^ Stephen Vagg, 'Finch, fry and factories: a brief history of Mercury Theatre,' Australasian Drama Studies, 50, Apr 2007, 18-35
  3. ^ 'The Black Museum: Murder Most English', By Thomas "Ratman" Swafford, Metropolitan Washington Old Time Radio Club, 2010
  4. ^ 'AM celebrates 35 years of radio current affairs broadcasting', ABC News Online, Wednesday, September 4, 2002
  5. ^ "Famous Aust. Theatre Stars to Visit Bathurst". National Advocate (Bathurst, NSW: 18891954). Bathurst, NSW: National Library of Australia. 7 October 1948. p. 5. Retrieved 25 July 2015. 
  6. ^ "Advertising". The Courier-Mail (Brisbane, Qld. : 1933 - 1954). Brisbane, Qld.: National Library of Australia. 19 March 1951. p. 7. Retrieved 25 July 2015. 

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