His Excellency (1958 film)

His Excellency is a 1958 Australian television film.

His Excellency
Based onplay by Campbell Christie
Dorothy Christie
Written byPhilip Albright
Directed byAlan Burke
Country of originAustralia
Original languageEnglish
Running time60 minutes[1]
Original release3 December 1958 (1958-12-03)[2]

It was based on a play which had been previously adapted into a 1952 film, His Excellency.

The play was performed in Australia in 1953.[3]


An ex-docker is appointed governor of a British island colony.



It was Stewart Ginn's first appearance in a TV play. It was directed by Alan Burke who had just done Rose without a Thorn for the ABC and directed Look Back in Anger on stage for the Elizabethan Theatre Trust. Burke went on to become one of the ABC"s leading directors.[4]

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  1. ^ "TV Guide". Sydney Morning Herald. 3 December 1958. p. 22.
  2. ^ "TV Guide". The Age. 26 December 1958. p. 22.
  3. ^ "AT SYDNEY THEATRES". Le Courrier Australien. No. 41. New South Wales, Australia. 9 October 1953. p. 5. Retrieved 25 October 2017 – via National Library of Australia.
  4. ^ "ABN "Live" Play". Sydney Morning Herald. 1 December 1958. p. 23.

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