Quality of Mercy (TV series)

Quality of Mercy is a 1975 Australian TV series, which took the format of an anthology of television plays.[1] All the scripts were by female writers.[2] The series was commissioned by John Croyston, the head of ABC TV Drama, and was produced in Melbourne[1] and Sydney.[3] It was followed later in 1975 by a companion series, The Seven Ages of Man.[1]

Quality of Mercy
GenreAnthology series
Country of originAustralia
Original languageEnglish
No. of episodes7
Production
ProducerPatrick Barton
Production companyAustralian Broadcasting Commission
Release
Original networkABC TV
Original release4 June (1975-06-04) –
16 July 1975 (1975-07-16)
Chronology
Related showsThe Seven Ages of Man

EpisodesEdit

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
1"Papa"Douglas SharpLynn Bayonas4 June 1975 (1975-06-04)[4]
2"Sally Go Round the Moon"John Gauci[5]Judith Colquhoun11 June 1975 (1975-06-11)[6]
3"The Love Job"Keith WilkesMargaret Kelly18 June 1975 (1975-06-18)[7]
4"Send Him On His Way Rejoicing"David Zweck[8]Anne Brooksbank[8]25 June 1975 (1975-06-25)
5"Kenny"Douglas Sharp[9]Sonia Borg[9]2 July 1975 (1975-07-02)[9]
6"We Should Have Had a Uniform"John Gauci[10]Oriel Gray[10]9 July 1975 (1975-07-09)[11]
7"Twice Blessed"Michael LudbrookBarbara Vernon16 July 1975 (1975-07-16)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Moran, A.; Keating, C. (2009). The A to Z of Australian Radio and Television. The A to Z Guide Series. Scarecrow Press. p. 332. ISBN 978-0-8108-7022-2. Retrieved 22 May 2021.
  2. ^ "The Quality of Mercy". National Film and Sound Archive. Retrieved 16 May 2021.
  3. ^ Moran, Albert (1993). Moran's Guide to Australian TV Series. Allen & Unwin. ISBN 0642184623.
  4. ^ "WEDNESDAY, JUNE 4". The Canberra Times. Vol. 49, no. 14, 081. Australian Capital Territory, Australia. 2 June 1975. p. 13. Retrieved 16 May 2021 – via National Library of Australia.
  5. ^ "A 'Saturdee' tale of boys and girls". The Age. Melbourne. 7 June 1985. Retrieved 23 May 2021.
  6. ^ "ADVOCATE TV GUIDE FOR WEEK TV PROGRAM". The Bananacoast Opinion. No. 22. New South Wales, Australia. 11 June 1975. p. 5. Retrieved 16 May 2021 – via National Library of Australia.
  7. ^ "WEDNESDAY, JUNE 18". The Canberra Times. Vol. 49, no. 14, 093. Australian Capital Territory, Australia. 16 June 1975. p. 15. Retrieved 16 May 2021 – via National Library of Australia.
  8. ^ a b "Testing drama role for Vanessa Leigh". The Age. Melbourne. 26 June 1975.
  9. ^ a b c ""FRANKIE AND JOHNNY" MOVIE STARING ELVIS". The Bananacoast Opinion. No. 25. New South Wales, Australia. 2 July 1975. p. 11. Retrieved 16 May 2021 – via National Library of Australia.
  10. ^ a b "Melbourne kidnap is play theme". The Age. Melbourne. 10 July 1975. Retrieved 23 May 2021.
  11. ^ "TV GUIDE". The Canberra Times. Vol. 49, no. 14, 111. Australian Capital Territory, Australia. 7 July 1975. p. 12. Retrieved 16 May 2021 – via National Library of Australia.

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