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Monday, April 15, 2013

Sounds Of Darkness (SA)


            Tony Jay, James White, Hugh Rouse, Michael Mayer
                            Brian O’Shaughnessy, Diane Appleby, Pamela Murray
                            Elaine Lee, John Hayter & Louis Ife

Writers:               Tony Jay, Brian O’Shaughnessy, Louis Ife

Producer:            Gerrie van Wyk at the AKA Studios, Johannesburg

Total Episodes:  Broadcast:        276                        Archived:        262

First Episode B/C:   07/07/1967                        Last Episode B/C:   10/09/1974

Radio Station:     SABC – Springbok Radio


This series was the replacement series for the long running Australian imported series “Nightbeat”.
The story centered around Lee Masters, the blind FBI detective that solved crime in is own unique
style. The series was one of many directed and produced by Gerrie van Wyk and was an original
idea developed between Gerrie and Brian O'Shaughnessy. Gerrie later succeeded with another
series entitled “Crisis Call”, and many Afrikaans serials for Springbok Radio, including the long
running series “Oupa Jasper” and "Die Vlugteling".

Research has shown that there were infact 2 seasons of this series. The first season only lasted 28
episodes and was broadcast between July 1967 and February 1968 on Friday evenings. A second
more successful season started in November 1969 and continued until September 1974 broadcast
on Tuesday evenings. The series had 3 writers, with Brian O'Shaughnessy writing the most episodes.
Brian also acted in many of the episodes. Tony Jay , who also wrote several episodes, played the
lead role, Lee Masters. He was replaced in 1973 by Louis Ife, another writer who played Lee, until the
end of the series in 1974. The music, including the opening theme music was composed specially for
the series by Colin Campbell.


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