The Sponge Room

The Sponge Room is an Australian television film which aired in 1964 on ABC. Produced in Melbourne,[3] it aired in a 50-minute time-slot and was an adaptation of an overseas stage play, written by Willis Hall and Keith Waterhouse.[4]

The Sponge Room
Directed byPatrick Barton
Country of originAustralia
Original languageEnglish
Production
Running time50 mins
Production companyABC
Release
Original release22 April 1964 (Melbourne)[1]
9 September 1964 (Sydney)[2]

It is not known if a copy of the television film still exists, given the wiping of the era.

PremiseEdit

A married man secretly meets with a woman each week at the natural history museum in London.[5]

CastEdit

  • Julia Blake as Hilary
  • Terry Norris as Colin
  • Neil Curnow as the attendant

ProductionEdit

The play had been produced on stage in Sydney that year under the direction of Ken Hannam.[6][7] It had also been performed on ABC radio that year.[8]

It was one of 20 TV plays produced by the ABC in 1964.[9]

ReceptionEdit

The Sydney Morning Herald praised Barton using "the extremely effective device" of a background of "complete silence from start to finish".[10]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "TV Guide". 22 April 1964. p. 14.
  2. ^ "TV Guide". Sydney Morning Herald. 7 September 1964. p. 15.
  3. ^ "What to stay home for". The Canberra Times. 39 (10, 944). Australian Capital Territory, Australia. 7 September 1964. p. 17. Retrieved 19 February 2017 – via National Library of Australia.
  4. ^ "WEDNESDAY". The Canberra Times. 39 (10, 944). Australian Capital Territory, Australia. 7 September 1964. p. 18. Retrieved 19 February 2017 – via National Library of Australia.
  5. ^ "TV Guide". The Age. 16 April 1964.
  6. ^ "Music and theatre". Sydney Morning Herald. 5 August 1964. p. 14.
  7. ^ "Sponge Room at AMP". Sydney Morning Herald. 23 June 1964. p. 10.
  8. ^ "Premier on AR Exit the King". The Age. 18 June 1964. p. 26.
  9. ^ "ABC Plans to Show Significant Works". The Age. 20 February 1964. p. 13.
  10. ^ ""The Sponge Room" on TV". Sydney Morning Herald. 10 September 1964. p. 10.

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