Tomorrow's Child (film)
|Directed by||Raymond Menmuir|
|Written by||Alan Seymour|
|Based on||play by John Coates|
9 April 1957 (Sydney) (live)|
26 April 1957 (Melbourne) (taped)
Tomorrow's Child is an Australian television movie, or rather a live one-off television play, which aired in 1957 on ABC. It is notable as an early example of Australian television comedy and was Australia's first live hour long drama.
Promoted as A satirical comedy of the future, it was set in a fictional police state.
It aired on Sydney station ABN-2 on 9 April 1957. A kinescope was made of the broadcast and shown in Melbourne on ABV-2 on 26 April 1957, it is not known if the kinescope recording still exists. Cast included James Condon, Janette Craig, Queenie Ashton, and Mayne Lynton. Craig and Ashton later were regulars on Autumn Affair (1958-1959), the first Australian-produced television soap opera.
- James Condon
- Janette Craig
- Queenie Ashton
- Mayne Lynton
- Tom Farley
- Bernard Barber
- Shell Presents - 1959–1960 series of one-off plays for Australian television
- Ending It - 1957 Australian one-off television play, based on a 1939 BBC TV one-off play
- The Passionate Pianist - 1957 Australian one-off television play
- List of live television plays broadcast on Australian Broadcasting Corporation (1950s)
- Sydney morning Herald 9 April 1957
- "U.K. NOT KEEN ON VICTORY PARADE". The Telegraph. Queensland, Australia. 20 March 1946. p. 2. Retrieved 11 June 2016 – via National Library of Australia.
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