CBC Television Network


Network: CBC Television Network

Broadcast Run: 1960

Broadcast Medium: Television

Aired Sunday evenings during the summer of 1960

For 13 weeks, CBC replayed a selection of its own television plays from the 1950s.

These programs featured some of Canada’s best writers, actors, producers and directors, many of whom later went to work in Great Britain or the United States. Since the program only ran up to 50 minutes, the last segment offered Barry Morse an opportunity for readings, conversation and talks about the history of theatre.

The series:

1] A Phoenix Too Frequent, written by Christopher Fry, produced by Paul Almond.

2] The Last of the Hot Pilots, written by Andy Lewis

3] The Desperate Search, written by Len Peterson, produced by Harvey Hart

4] The Oddball, written by Bernard Slade, produced by Melwyn Breen

5] Love Story 1910, written by Leslie MacFarlane, produced by Basil Coleman

6] How to Make More Money than Men, written by Bernard Slade, produced by Norman Campbell

7] The New Men, written by CP Snow and adapted by Jacqueline Rosenfeld, produced by Ronald Weyman

8] Murder Story, written by Ludovic Kennedy and adapted by Leslie Duncan, produced by Leo Orenstein

9] Conrad Aiken’s Mr. Arcularis, adapted by Robert Herridge, produced by Harvey Hart

10] Here Today, written by Andy Lewis, produced by Melwyn Breen

11] Sun In My Eyes, written by Jack Kuper, produced by Harvey Hart

12] Aldous Huxley’s The Giaconda Smile, adapted by Rita Greer Allen, produced by Eric Till

13] Race For Heaven, written by David Swift, produced by Melwyn Breen

The Beckoning Hill, written by Arthur Murphy and produced by Paul Almond

Written by John Corcelli – May, 2005