CBC Television Network

Big Revue, The

Network: CBC Television Network

Broadcast Run: 1952 to 1954

Broadcast Medium: Television

Produced and directed by Don Hudson,  The Big Revue was a weekly live one-hour variety show.  It was hosted by Toby Robins, and later by Bud Knapp, and the orchestra was under the direction of Samuel Hersenhoren, with the Gino Silvi Singers. Some of the performers who starred in the series were comics Doug Romaine and Mildred Morey, and singer Phyllis Marshall.

 Alan and Blanche Lund led a dance team that included Lorraine Thomson, Babs Christie, Anna Wilmot, Bill Yule, Andy Body, Bob Van Norman and Lloyd Malenfant.

 The series launched on September 9th 1952 on Tuesdays at 8:00pm.  It moved to Mondays for the following two seasons.  It was succeeded by a half-hour variety series titled On Stage (q.v.)