CTV Television Network


Network: CTV Television Network

Broadcast Run: 1974 to 1989

Broadcast Medium: Television

Jim Perry took over from Bob McLean as host of this half-hour word game series in its second year, and was still with it when it ended fourteen years later. Celebrity guests paired with contestants drawn from viewer applicants to solve clues by choosing letters, and the program found a wide audience in the various time periods in which it was scheduled across the country. Quincy Jones’ Soul Bossa Nova was the catchy theme that many still remember, and Barbara Hamilton, Steve Weston and Dinah Christie were three of the regular guests.

Definition came into the CTV schedule as a five-a-week strip in the fall of 1974, and finally slipped off into the sunset in September 1989. It originated from the studios of CTV Toronto affiliate CFTO-TV.

Written by Pip Wedge – June, 2002