NEWS & EVENTS

 

Melbourne Launch.

 

On Friday October 23 we finally launched Hector at the Athenaeum Library In Collins Street, Melbourne.

 

It was fantastic  to see so many people who supported my research and provided information there.

 

Thank you all so much for coming along and especially to Gerard Kennedy, Terry Donovan and Gary Fenton for their insights and humour talking about their time with Crawford Productions and their memories of Hector and Dorothy and especially to Ian Jones, one of the Crawford Inner circle who made the trip to join me. Thank you Ian.

 

I have added some more photos supplied by my friends who were there. Thank you again everybody.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Lovely Denis Walter on 3AW.

 

The fabulous world of radio. Such a thrill to talk to Denis on 3AW about the

book. And he had such a great Hector story to tell too! That's one time Hector got it wrong Denis!

 

 

Out and About with Hector.

 

How good is that? Seen in Sydney star of 'Love Child'...Logie nominated

actress Harriet Dyer with a copy of 'Hector'.

HECTOR wins History Publication Award

I spent a fun morning with the lovely team at Studio 10 talking about Hector, Dorothy and Crawford Productions. It was wonderful to have Paula Duncan, one of Hector's favourite TV Detectives on the panel and even Denise's turn in The Bluestone Boys made it on air! Thanks to everyone at Studio 10.

 

The Crawford Years  - Writer Rozzi Bazzani has spent years researching the work of the famous Crawfords and she joins us live!.

 

https://youtu.be/CXC6iVEfLno

 

 

 

 

A Bolt from the Blue  - HECTOR has been nominated for an International Award.

I was absolutely shocked and delighted to receive an email telling that HECTOR had been nominated for the  2016 Theatre Library Association Book Awards, presented annually to "recognize performing arts scholarship published during the previous calendar year that demonstrates exemplary use and interpretation of library and archival collections". 

 
HECTOR has been nominated for the 2016 Richard Wall Memorial Award honoring books on film and broadcasting.

 

The winner is announced in New York in October this year. 

 

What an amazing honour! It is such a thrill for me that Hector and Dorothy's story is attracting international attention. 

Doug Aiton - One of Radio's true Gentlemen

The wonderful and generous Doug Aiton is now boradcasting on The Pulse in Geelong (94.7) in the Drive slot. It was lovely to spend some time talking on air with Doug about Hector and Dorothy. Thank you Doug. It is always a pleasure.

Reviews Far and Wide

HECTOR has had amazing reviews and support. In case you missed them they are listed below.

 

Thank you each and every reviewer who spent the time reading and reviewing the book. It means everything to me that you spent your time with Hector and Dorothy helping bring their story back into the conciousness of the public.

 

Tom Gilling in The Australian

 

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/arts/review/homicide-creator-hector-crawford-godfather-of-tv-drama/news-story/bd65cffdd6a641bee7c21e65ac5426ec

 

INSIDE STORY - Susan Lever

 

http://insidestory.org.au/hollywood-on-the-yarra

 

The Crawford Years - Studio 10

I spent a fun morning with the lovely team at Studio 10 talking about Hector, Dorothy and Crawford Productions. It was wonderful to have Paula Duncan, one of Hector's favourite TV Detectives on the panel and even Denise's turn in The Bluestone Boys made it on air! Thanks to everyone at Studio 10.

 

The Crawford Years  - Writer Rozzi Bazzani has spent years researching the work of the famous Crawfords and she joins us live!.

On Monday 17 October I was thrilled to be called up on stage at the Victorian Arts Centre to be presented with the History Pubication Award for 2016 for Hector. 

Presented by the Royal Historical Society and the Public Record Office the award was made to HECTOR as the "most outstanding publication on Victorian History".

It is a wonderful feeling that Hector and Dorothy's story is now being rediscovered by so many readers.  If you would like to read was the judging panel said about the book it is in the link below.

http://www.historyvictoria.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/VCHA-2016-V0.4-AJ-20160928-no-crop.pdf

What the Judges said....