The September 13th, 2022 episode of Jeopardy! included a question about 1946 soap opera Faraway Hill. Were you watching?
Faraway Hill, the first prime time soap opera on network TV, celebrates its 75th anniversary in 2021 so I’m reprinting a post I wrote to commemorate the show’s 70th anniversary in 2016.
Faraway Hill, the first prime time soap opera on network TV, celebrated its 70th anniversary in 2016. Little is known about the DuMont drama but I’ve found a handful of contemporary reviews.
A look at my 12 favorite obscurities from the 1940s, including Mary Kay and Johnny, The Face of the War, Super Circus, Hour Glass, and Faraway Hill.
Was DuMont’s Faraway Hill television’s first soap opera? Or was it a local WPTZ show called Last Year’s Nest?