26 November 2013 - 12:57am | posted by | 1 comment

Binny Lum radio archive goes online

Binny Lum's radio career lasted 50 yearsBinny Lum's radio career lasted 50 years

The archive of 1960s radio legend Binny Lum has been archived and made available online by the National Film and Sound Archive, Australia.

A total of 139 interviews with guests including Barbra Streisand, Sidney Nolan, Ron Grainer, Vivien Leigh, Margot Fonteyn and many other prominent personalities has been made available after being donated by Lum’s daughter, Sharon Terry.

None of the programmes have been heard in public since their original broadcast, and are now available in their unedited form for the first time.

Lum worked in radio from 1934 to 1984 as an actor, accompanist, scriptwriter and compere of fashion shows.

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27 Nov 2013 - 02:26
sharo22305's picture

Thanks to the National Film & Sound Archive's great work, you can now hear how some famous names sounded when they chatted to my mother in the 1960s. Happy listening!


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