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 Return to top of page · Post #: 1 · Written at 22:29 on 7 March 2009.
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Many television programmes saw opportunities for vintage radios to have starring roles. One show that comes to mind is The Sullivans which aired on the Nine Network for seven years from 1976. The family would sit in the drawing room each night after tea and listen to news about Australia's involvement in World War II. There was no television in Australia at the time.

Another show is one that I am currently acquiring the video collection for - Prisoner, which aired on the Ten Network between 1979 and 1986.

In the prison laundry, Queen Bea lays down the law to Frankie Doyle in front of a red Mullard Meteor

In the screenshot above we see Queen Bea Smith (right), the gaol's Top Dog, laying down the law to a challenger, Frankie Doyle (left). In the background is a red Mullard Meteor which was made by Royal Philips Electronics in 1947. The red ones are rumoured to be the rarest colour in this model and they are highly prized by collectors, especially when in mint condition.

I wonder what ever happened to the radio in the picture. Is it still in a props store at ATV10 in Melbourne?


A valve a day keeps the transistor away...

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