Back before television, radio was King or perhaps in Australia it was Queen! The first part of this episode is an interview with the Managing Director of Grace Gibson Productions Bruce Ferrier. Bruce now runs a production company that started in the 1940s by a woman who hailed from Texas and moved to Australia starting a legacy of commercially and critically successful radio productions. These productions stood the test of time and Bruce is going to talk to us about Grace Gibson herself and the tremendous output of the studio. It wouldn’t be a Kaleidoscope podcast if we couldn’t talk about the current state of the Grace Gibson archives, how master recordings are stored and if any restoration work is being carried out on them.
We then talk with Researcher Richard Bignell as we talk about the 50th anniversary of Season 5 of “Doctor Who”. We focus on this season because there has always been something special about it. Richard gives his opinion why plus we talk about the return of missing material and the research he is doing for his next issue of “Nothing at the End of the Lane”.
Then, we talk about the recent find of the soundtrack to an “Adam Adamant Lives!”. We interview Tim Emblem-English who found the recording about how this find was almost completely looked over. We also scoured through the Kaleidoscope archives to bring out a rare interview with Verity Lambert as she shares some of her thoughts on the production of “Adam Adamant Lives!”.
Finally, we share some exciting news about what we are planning to do this episode of “Adam Adamant Lives!” to coincide with the 30th anniversary of Kaleidoscope and what we are planning on doing may affect other shows where soundtracks only exist. Don’t worry, any examples we provide in this episode we know need to be cleaned up! Lots to listen to in this episode!
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Grace Gibson Productions: http://gracegibsonradio.com/
Tim Emblem-English (The Flying Spot):