CBC Television Network

Eye Opener

Network: CBC Television Network

Broadcast Run: 1965

Broadcast Medium: Television

Aired Tuesday nights at 10:30 from January 5 to March 23, 1965.

This late time slot offered CBC viewers some more adventurous television viewing because of its experimental nature and subject matter. Eye Opener, like its predecessor Quest, presented dramas with a social conscience and featured some original Canadian writers in the process. This series of 12-half hour programs offered a mix of comedy, drama and three animated shorts from Europe. The last one featured Rich Little in an adaptation of Jules Feiffer’s cartoon. [See Quest]

1] The Blind Eye and the Deaf Ear

2] The Black Madonna

3] A Borderline Case

4] Hear Me Talkin’ To Ya

5] Uhu. . . Huh?

6] The Tulip Garden

7] Blossoms, Butterflies, and Bombs

8] Playthings (Poland), Boomerang (Yugoslavia), and The Red Trace (Czechoslovakia)

9] The Trial of Joseph Brodsky

10] Sarah And The Sax

11] The Golden Bull of Boredom

12] The Lonely Machine

Executive Producer: Mario Prizek

Written by John Corcelli – May, 2005