CBC Television Network

CBC Premiere Presentation

Network: CBC Television Network

Broadcast Run: 1981 to 1983

Broadcast Medium: Television

Aired Thursday nights from September 24 to December 10, 1981. Aired Thursday nights from February 17 to March 31, 1983.

This timeslot offered viewers recent Canadian feature films, many of which had been poorly distributed in conventional movie houses. Athan Katsos coordinated the program. Brian Linehan, a movie critic and popular host on CITY-TV, introduced the first season, while Gordon Pinsent served as host of the 1983 edition of the series.

Featured titles included The Silent Partner, State of Shock, Murder By Decree, Wild Horse Hank, Suzanne, Mr. Patman, Klondike Fever, Title Shot and Outrageous.

Heartaches, The Changeling, The Magic Show, Bear Island, The Hounds of Notre Dame, Les Bons Debarras, Les Plouffes, and Circle of Two were screened during the second season.

Written by John Corcelli – November, 2005