Orson Welles famously described a film studio as the best toy a boy could have. For the pioneers of Australian television in the late 1950s, their brand new television studios must have had the same allure. So many possibilities in this still fresh medium, and so many hopes that it could be a vehicle for social good.
For Denzil Howson, television was an opportunity to translate his 20 year experience in radio, theatre and film into this exciting new medium. As others have noted, he brought diverse skills and vitality to that role in which he immersed himself entirely during those seminal early years from 1956 to 1963.
He we see Denzil seated in the director’s chair in the control room of Studio One at GTV9.