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2008/122/2 Photographic print, black and white, 'The Young Doctors', paper, photographer and place unknown, 1976-1983. Click to enlarge.

Photo of cast from ‘The Young Doctors’

Made in Australia, Oceania, 1976-1983.

This photograph has significance in relation to the acting career of Gwen Plumb and the rise of Australian TV soaps in the 1970s, exemplified by Grundy’s ‘The Young Doctors’.

Before television, daytime radio drama serials were dubbed ‘soap operas’ or soaps because they were sponsored by the makers of laundry detergent. A soap is a serial drama —- a story that never ends. A typical TV soap has continuous open-ended storylines with no point of conclusion, although there are moments of plot resol...

Summary

Object No.

2008/122/2

Object Statement

Photographic print, black and white, 'The Young Doctors', paper, photographer and place unknown, 1976-1983

Physical Description

Photographic print, black and white, 'The Young Doctors', paper, photographer and place unknown, 1976-1983

Black and white photographic print taken on the set of the television soap 'The Young Doctors', showing three characters leaning on the bench of the hospital kiosk, (left to right) Ada Simmonds (played by Gwen Plumb), Dr Chris Piper (played by Bartholomew John) and Nurse Lisa Brooks (played by Paula Duncan). Marked on reverse.

Marks

On the reverse is a sticker saying 'British Film Institute. Please credit BFI Stills, Posters and Design'.

Dimensions

Height

230 mm

Width

253 mm

Production

Notes

Probably made for the Grundy Organisation as a publicity shot.

Photographed

Australia, Oceania 1976-1983

History

Notes

Obtained in the UK by Darren Gray, an Australian who represents and manages Australian soap stars there. Mr Gray lent the photograph to the Powerhouse Museum where it was reproduced in the exhibition 'On the Box: Great Moments in Australian Television'. He subsequently donated it to the Museum.

Source

Credit Line

Gift of Darren Gray, 2008

Acquisition Date

12 June 2008

Cite this Object

Harvard

Photo of cast from 'The Young Doctors' 2019, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 20 September 2019, <https://ma.as/355467>

Wikipedia

{{cite web |url=https://ma.as/355467 |title=Photo of cast from 'The Young Doctors' |author=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences |access-date=20 September 2019 |publisher=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, Australia}}

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