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Drama International

South Africa Broadcasts were originally in English and Afrikaans, but by 1940 Zulu, Xhosa, Sesotho and Tswana had been added

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28 old time radio show recordings
(total playtime 11 hours, 49 min)
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"Respect Your Elders"



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About this Old Time Radio Show

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Springbok Radio LogoBy the mid-point of the twentieth century, the technology and artistry of commercial radio entertainment had reached maturity throughout most of the world. In South Africa, broadcasting remained under state control through the auspices of the South African Broadcasting Company. The SABC's origins were with the South African Railways and was modeled upon and closely associated with the British Broadcasting Corporation. Like the British Broadcastin, the SABC's purpose was to serve the public and was funded by the South African government, but he SABC served a multicultural and multilingual society. Broadcasts were originally in English and Afrikaans, but by 1940 Zulu, Xhosa, Sesotho and Tswana had been added.

The decision was made in 1945 to begin a commercial broadcasting service which would fund the SABC's operations. Springbok Radio finally went on the air on May 1, 1950. Springbok programming was largely directed toward a white suburban audience and took advantage of the advances in radio programming which had been radio programming in other nations. There was some original programming developed for the South African audience, but many of the programs were copied to a greater or lesser extent from shows originally broadcast in the US and Great Britain.

One of the better locally developed programs was Drama International. The anthology format would have been familiar to fans of US commercial broadcasts. The original stories were based on classic short stories and novels and adapted to a half hour long radio play. It would be easy to credit the success of Springbok Radio to the fact that it did not have to compete with television until 1976, but it is also true that thanks to the lessons learned from the BBC as well as NBC, ABC, CBS, and the Mutual Networks in North America, Springbok was able to develop and distribute entertainment of such high quality that TV was simply not needed.

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These classic recordings are available in the following formats:
  • MP3 CDs are delivered by mail. These archival quality MP3 CDs are playable in your computer and many MP3 player devices.



    28 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $4.50
    total playtime 11 hours, 49 min
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      28 shows - total playtime 11 hours 49 minutes
      1. Drama International SA A Day of Dying.mp3
      2. Drama International SA A Friend Indeed.mp3
      3. Drama International SA A Voice in the City.mp3
      4. Drama International SA All's Fair in Love and War.mp3
      5. Drama International SA An Act of Faith.mp3
      6. Drama International SA Be My Valentine.mp3
      7. Drama International SA Bizarre Murder.mp3
      8. Drama International SA Claire's Vacation.mp3
      9. Drama International SA Darn Cheap.mp3
      10. Drama International SA Deadly Marriages.mp3
      11. Drama International SA Destination Nowhere.mp3
      12. Drama International SA Dolores.mp3
      13. Drama International SA Finding Joe.mp3
      14. Drama International SA I'm a Flyer.mp3
      15. Drama International SA North Wind .mp3
      16. Drama International SA Oliver Twist.mp3
      17. Drama International SA Precious Jewels.mp3
      18. Drama International SA Respect Your Elders.mp3
      19. Drama International SA Room 13.mp3
      20. Drama International SA Source of Inspiration.mp3
      21. Drama International SA The Bright September Afternoon.mp3
      22. Drama International SA The Curse of the Yarcles.mp3
      23. Drama International SA The Gift.mp3
      24. Drama International SA The Hidden Truth.mp3
      25. Drama International SA The Horror of It All.mp3
      26. Drama International SA The Land of the North Wind.mp3
      27. Drama International SA The Predator.mp3
      28. Drama International SA The Spy in the Pyramid.mp3
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    28 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $4.50
    total playtime 11 hours, 49 min
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      28 shows - total playtime 11 hours 49 minutes
      1. Drama International SA A Day of Dying.mp3
      2. Drama International SA A Friend Indeed.mp3
      3. Drama International SA A Voice in the City.mp3
      4. Drama International SA All's Fair in Love and War.mp3
      5. Drama International SA An Act of Faith.mp3
      6. Drama International SA Be My Valentine.mp3
      7. Drama International SA Bizarre Murder.mp3
      8. Drama International SA Claire's Vacation.mp3
      9. Drama International SA Darn Cheap.mp3
      10. Drama International SA Deadly Marriages.mp3
      11. Drama International SA Destination Nowhere.mp3
      12. Drama International SA Dolores.mp3
      13. Drama International SA Finding Joe.mp3
      14. Drama International SA I'm a Flyer.mp3
      15. Drama International SA North Wind .mp3
      16. Drama International SA Oliver Twist.mp3
      17. Drama International SA Precious Jewels.mp3
      18. Drama International SA Respect Your Elders.mp3
      19. Drama International SA Room 13.mp3
      20. Drama International SA Source of Inspiration.mp3
      21. Drama International SA The Bright September Afternoon.mp3
      22. Drama International SA The Curse of the Yarcles.mp3
      23. Drama International SA The Gift.mp3
      24. Drama International SA The Hidden Truth.mp3
      25. Drama International SA The Horror of It All.mp3
      26. Drama International SA The Land of the North Wind.mp3
      27. Drama International SA The Predator.mp3
      28. Drama International SA The Spy in the Pyramid.mp3
  • Standard Audio CDs are delivered by mail on archival quality media with up to 60 minutes on each CD and play in all CD players



    28 recordings on 14 Audio CDs
    total playtime 11 hours, 49 min

    Drama International Disc A001

    1. Drama International SA A Day of Dying
    2. Drama International SA A Friend Indeed

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    Drama International Disc A002

    1. Drama International SA A Voice in the City
    2. Drama International SA All's Fair in Love and War

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    Drama International Disc A003

    1. Drama International SA An Act of Faith
    2. Drama International SA Be My Valentine

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    Drama International Disc A004

    1. Drama International SA Bizarre Murder
    2. Drama International SA Claire's Vacation

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    Drama International Disc A005

    1. Drama International SA Darn Cheap
    2. Drama International SA Deadly Marriages

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    Drama International Disc A006

    1. Drama International SA Destination Nowhere
    2. Drama International SA Dolores

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    Drama International Disc A007

    1. Drama International SA Finding Joe
    2. Drama International SA I'm a Flyer

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    Drama International Disc A008

    1. Drama International SA North Wind
    2. Drama International SA Oliver Twist

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    Drama International Disc A009

    1. Drama International SA Precious Jewels
    2. Drama International SA Respect Your Elders

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    Drama International Disc A010

    1. Drama International SA Room 13
    2. Drama International SA Source of Inspiration

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    Drama International Disc A011

    1. Drama International SA The Bright September Afternoon
    2. Drama International SA The Curse of the Yarcles

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    Drama International Disc A012

    1. Drama International SA The Gift
    2. Drama International SA The Hidden Truth

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    Drama International Disc A013

    1. Drama International SA The Horror of It All
    2. Drama International SA The Land of the North Wind

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    Drama International Disc A014

    1. Drama International SA The Predator
    2. Drama International SA The Spy in the Pyramid

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