CBC Television Network

Chasing Rainbows

Network: CBC Television Network

Broadcast Run: 2018

Broadcast Medium: Television

The first television series in the world to be shot in high-definition video, the 14 x 1-hour Chasing Rainbows drama series ran for one season on CBC in 1988. Set in Montreal, during the years at and after the end of World War 1, the series starred Paul Gross and Michael Riley as war veterans who were adjusting to civilian life in what was sometimes known as ‘the Jazz Age”.

Other lead actors in the series included Booth Savage, Julie Stewart, Peter Boretski, Lewis Gordon, Louise Laparé, Hal Eisen, Andrew Lewarne, Sophie Legér and Wayne Robson.  Directors included William Fruet, Bruce Pittman, Mark Blandford and Susan Martin.