Crawfords is Australia's most established and respected television production company.
The name of Crawfords Productions has become synonymous with high quality, locally-produced entertainment for over 50 years. Crawfords Productions has pioneered television drama in Australia, ranging from police drama, sitcoms, mini-series, telemovies and children's drama, producing over 4,000 hours of television, including the internationally acclaimed "The Flying Doctors", "All the Rivers Run", "Jackaroo", "The Violent Earth", "Tribe", "Acropolis Now", "The Sullivans", "Cop Shop"and "Halfway Across the Galaxy and Turn Left".
Now part of the WIN television group and under the proprietorship of Bruce Gordon, Crawfords Productions's eight-acre studio complex in Melbourne remains a key centre for film and television program production in Australia.
Hector Crawford AO, CBE [14/8/13 - 11/3/91]
Crawford Productions proudly bears the name of Australia's legendary entertainment mogul, Hector Crawford.
From its beginning as a radio production facility in 1945, the company has grown into a television production powerhouse that now has over 4,000 hours of top-quality and multi-award winning television programming available - all produced by Crawford Productions.
The company has changed radically over the years. With Hector Crawford at the helm, Crawford Productions produced a string of domestic prime time drama successes, and became an on-the-job training ground for many of Australia's most famous performers, producers, writers, directors and other behind-the-scenes luminaries.
The Sullivans was seen in over 70 countries in the 70's and 80's and when Australia went to colour in 1972, production boomed! Later, The Flying Doctors would carry the Crawford name worldwide.
With the passing of Hector Crawford in 1991, Australia lost a great showman and entrepreneur, but the company continued to prosper under the aegis of Bruce Gordon, the Sydney-born producer once referred to as "the dean of international television", and the owner of Australia's WIN television network.
Take That (1957-1959) (comedy)
Consider Your Verdict (1961-1964) (courtroom drama)
Homicide (1964-1977) (police drama)
Hunter (1967-1969) (espionage drama)
Division 4 (1969-1975) (police drama)
Matlock Police (1971-1976) (police drama)
Ryan (1973) (private-eye drama)
The Box (1974-1977) (soap opera)
Bluey (1976-1977) (police drama)
The Sullivans (1976-1983) (period drama)
Solo One (1976) (police drama)
The Bluestone Boys (1976) (sitcom)
Bobby Dazzler (1977-1978) (sitcom)
Young Ramsay (1977-1980) (drama)
Cop Shop (1977-1984) (soap opera)
Skyways (1979-1981) (soap opera)
Holiday Island (1981-1982) (soap opera)
All the Rivers Run (1983) (miniseries)
Carson's Law (1983-1984) (period drama, legal drama)
Special Squad (1984) (police drama)
The Henderson Kids (1985-1987) (children's drama)
Zoo Family (1985) (children's drama)
Fortress (1985) (telemovie)
Alice to Nowhere (1986) (miniseries)
My Brother Tom (1986) (miniseries)
The Flying Doctors (1986-1993) (drama)
The Far Country (1988) (telemovie)
All the Way (1988) (period drama)
Acropolis Now (1989-1992) (sitcom)
Jackaroo (1990) (miniseries)
The Feds (1993-1996) (crime drama, telemovie series)
Newlyweds (1993-1994) (sitcom)
Halfway Across the Galaxy and Turn Left (1994) (children's drama)
State Coroner (1997-1998) (courtroom drama, legal drama)
The Saddle Club (2001-2009) (children's drama)
Guinevere Jones (2002) (children's drama)
❊ Address & Contact ❊
⊜ Level 10, 575 Bourke St Melbourne | Map
✆ 1-800-597-996 | 03 8613 8250
❊ Web Links ❊
→ Crawford Productions
→ Crawfords History
❊ Also See... ❊
→ The Sullivans
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