Oscar Whibread

Oscar Whitbread AOM (26th November 1929 - 16th May 2016) was a director of 2 episodes of Coronation Street in October 1970.

Born in the UK, he moved to Australia in the late 1940s and began his television career at ABV2 in Melbourne in January 1957, just a few scant months after the medium began broadcasting in that country. He initially worked in variety and current affairs, moving to drama in the early 1960s working on one-off plays and films although he also handled series such as Bellbird for which he was responsible for the shock killing off of one its most popular characters, Charlie Cousins.

His other credit for Granada Television includes a 1970 episode of A Family at War but his foray into the UK industry seems to have been a brief one. Returning to his adopted country, he was head of drama for the ABC network with work on series such as Marion, Power Without Glory, And The Big Men Fly, Rush, Catspaw, The Truckies, Outbreak Of Love and Lucinda Brayford before working for Crawford Productions on The Flying Doctors, Acropolis Now and Cluedo. He formed his own production company in 1991. .

Episodes directed by Oscar WhitbreadEdit

1970 (2 episodes)

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