Sunday 1 May 1960 — MELBOURNE

The theatre production Seagulls Over Sorrento is adapted to a TV play, performed live to air from the studios of HSV7.

The play, directed by Alf Potter, marked Crawford Productions’ first foray into television drama, having produced radio dramas and serials since the 1940s.

Appearing in Seagulls Over Sorrento were Bill Hodge, Frank Taylor, Brian James, Don Crosby, Peter Aanensen, Carl Bleazby and Stuart Wagstaff. Many of the cast were reprising their former theatre roles.

The 90-minute production was videotaped for later broadcast in other states.

Source: TV Times, 28 April 1960.

10AM 10.58am Divine Service
12PM 12.15pm Close 12.15pm World Of Sport. Ron Casey
1PM 1.30 Faith For Today
2PM 2.20 Movie: One Of Our Aircraft Is Missing [IMDB] 2pm Religious Program
2.30 Close
2.45pm How Christian Science Heals
3PM 3pm On The Spot
3.30 West Point
4PM 4pm The World Is Ours
4.45 Sunday Concert
4pm Our Miss Brooks
4.30 Parliament Of Youth. Niall Brennan
4pm Burns And Allen
4.30 Movie: Here Comes Cookie [IMDB]
5PM 5.15 Sunday Special
5.30 Zoo Quest In Paraguay
5pm Small World
5.30 The Shirley Abicair Show
5.30 Blondie
6PM 6pm David Copperfield
6.30 Lost World Of Kalahari
6pm Robin Hood
6.30 Disneyland
6pm The Adventures Of The Terrible Ten
6.10 News, Weather. Includes Professor Browne’s Study
6.30 Rifleman
7PM  7pm ABC News, Weekend Magazine
7.30 Living With Danger
7.27 News Headlines. Geoff Raymond
7.30 The Texan
7pm Challenge
7.30 Leave It To Beaver
8PM  8pm Adventures Of Hans Haas
8.30 Spotlight
8pm ACI Theatre: Seagulls Over Sorrento [IMDB] 8pm Caltex Theatre: The Adventures Of Tom Sawyer. 1938 [IMDB]
9PM  9pm Ballet Studio
9.30 Christ In The Concrete City
9.30 Meet The Press 9.30 Alfred Hitchcock
10PM  10.20 Close 10pm Noughts And Crosses. Geoff Raymond
10.30 News, News Review. Geoff McComas
10.45 Life Is Worth Living
10pm Zane Grey Theatre
10.30 News, Nightwatch. Eric Pearce
10.45 Epilogue
10.50 Close
11PM  11.15 Close