A Private Island

A Private Island is a 1964 Australian television play. It was written by Brisbane author Chris Gardner who wrote Dark Under the Sun and was directed by Henri Safran.[1][2][3]

A Private Island
Directed byHenri Safran
Written byChris Gardner
Distributed byABC
Release date
9 December 1964
Running time
60 mins


Set in Sydney, a real estate agent, Ben Clayburn, decides to retire, and his dream is to buy an island off the coast of Queensland. His son has other ideas.[4]


  • John Gray as Ben Clayburn
  • Marion Johns as Viv
  • Brian Young as Don
  • Lola Brooks as Jean
  • Alexander Can
  • Patricia Hill
  • Roberta Hunt
  • Guy Le Claire as Mark


  1. "ABC-TV finds the road to Asia". The Canberra Times. 39 (11, 021). Australian Capital Territory, Australia. 7 December 1964. p. 17. Retrieved 6 December 2016 via National Library of Australia.
  2. "War and Peace on ATN 7". Sydney Morning Herald. 6 December 1964. p. 108.
  3. "Play in Sydney". Sydney Morning Herald. 30 November 1964. p. 24.
  4. "TV guide". Sydney Morning Herald. 7 December 1964. p. 17.

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