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A Voice in the Dark 

Matt Ponsoby is blind. He's only got one leg. And he's dying. But that hasn't stopped him from working in the highly competitive field of voice over production in Sydney.

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Episode credited cast:
Caz Adams ...
Herself (as Carol Adams)
Matt Ponsonby ...
Himself
Ron Scott ...
Himself
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Matt Ponsoby's problems have been caused by a rare condition called retino blastoma tumour. It sent him blind when he was only two. Now it's returned and Matt has been told he's unlikely to live beyond the end of August. Incredibly he is still working, still positive, and determined to make the most out of every minute just as he has for the last 51 years. PLUS: Dad's Shrine "We call it Dad's shrine. Now it's time to let the candles go out". So says 68 year old Ron Standfield who's been working since he was 16 in a mousetrap factory started by his late father. It's a dusty timewarp and it's the only factory in Australia still making traditional wooden mousetraps. But now it's finally closing its doors. Wes Standfield started making mousetraps in the early 1940s with a home made machine put together from various bits of wire, steel and car parts. That original machine, virtually unchanged, has since churned out about 95 million mousetraps - dispatched to every corner of the nation. His... Written by Australian Story

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10 August 2000 (Australia)  »

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