A Piece of Ribbon

A Piece of Ribbon is a 1963 Australian television play filmed. It was based on an English TV play by Leslie Thomas that had already been performed by the BBC. Australian TV drama was relatively rare at the time.


During the Malayan Emergency, British soldiers are having a break from jungle patrol at a Malay Beach Club House. Several of them are attracted to an Eurasian gir, Marianna de Souza, who is there to meet her boyfriend Corporal Cutliffe. He arranges to meet Marianna later at a beach.


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    genre drama
    keywords a mala british soldier malayan emergency murder
    producer Christopher Muir
    productionCompany Australian Broadcasting Commission
    publisher ABC