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Hector Crawford - the name remains synonymous with Australian television.
The tag line ‘This has been a Crawford Production’ still resonates with generations of Australians who grew up with his cops, the Sullivan family or any of the long line of productions that flowed from his legendary company.
His public façade is part of our collective memory but the man behind it, and how his passion and determination changed Australian culture forever is revealed in ‘Hector’.
In this compelling account of his life Rozzi Bazzani recounts vividly how, as Crawford’s influence grew, the off screen politics employed by the TV networks and rivals to diminish his company’s power became as exciting as any of his onscreen dramas.
About the author
After beginning her professional life in a local public library, and a university library, Rozzi changed direction.
For more than ten years, she used her voice, spoken and sung to make a living, in Melbourne recording studios and live performances.
She undertook an Arts degree at Melbourne University, majoring in romance languages, linguistics and fine art, and post university worked behind a radio microphone, and before daytime TV cameras before writing as an Arts contributor for the Herald-Sun.
There, she became smitten with the story of Hector Crawford which resulted in, Hector, the story of Hector Crawford and Crawford Productions, published by Arcadia in Melbourne.