CBC Television Network

Front and Centre

Network: CBC Television Network

Broadcast Run: 1963

Broadcast Medium: Television

Aired Wednesday evenings at 8:30 pm from July 3 to September 18, 1963.

This summer series was sponsored by Pepsi Canada and Kraft Foods. It was a musical variety show inspired by the Ed Sullivan show on American television, with a studio audience and elaborate staging. The program did not necessarily attract as big an audience as Sullivan, but it did help launch the careers of some familiar Canadian artists including Tommy Common, Wally Koster, Larry Mann, Ian & Sylvia, Patti Lewis and Tommy Hunter.

Musical Directors: Lucio Agostini, Ricky Hyslop and Eddie Karam

Choreographers: Don Gillies or Bob Van Norman.

Writer: Chris Beard

Producer: Terry Kyne

Written by John Corcelli – May, 2005