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A Theatre in my Mind

Reg James with James Aitchison

The inside story of Australian radio drama

Radio drama is often called the “theatre of the mind”, wherein a listener’s imagination is stimulated by voices, sounds, and music to create mental imagery as real as any bricks-and-mortar theatre.
Reg James spent a lifetime in the thick of Australian radio drama. Rising through the ranks at Grace Gibson Radio Productions — from despatch boy to general manager — he takes us behind the scenes into the fascinating world of broadcasting from the 1930s to the present day. The great shows, the magic voices, the pure drama of putting shows to air — Reg shares his secrets and stories in this amazing journey back in time to a lost era.
With co-author James Aitchison, Reg invites you to join him in this unique theatre.

Essential reading for anyone who enjoyed listening to radio serials, and for those fascinated by Australian radio.
Authors of Yes, Miss Gibson, the biography of Grace Gibson.


About the Authors

Reg James worked for Grace all his life, rising from despatch boy to sales manager, and possesses an encyclopaedic knowledge of the industry.

James Aitchison is the author of more than 140 books. They include the Cutting Edge Advertising series published by Pearson Education Singapore. His children’s books (written under the pseudonym James Lee) are bestsellers in Asia, with almost three million copies in print. They have been translated into eight languages. His experience with radio drama included writing shows for Grace Gibson in the 1970s. In 2013, he won the Literature Prize at the Commonwealth Government’s inaugural Australian Arts in Asia Awards.



A Theatre in my Mind by James Aitchison & Reg James

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ISBN: 978-1-925341-34-8
Format: Paperback C 229mm x 152mm
Extent: 194 pages + 16pp Photo insert
RRP: $29.95
Publisher: Vivid Publishing
Category: Radio Production -- Biography
Distribution: Contact Vivid