Network: CBC Television Network
Broadcast Run: 1969 to 1970
Broadcast Medium: Television
Aired Wednesday nights from September 24, 1969 to January 28, 1970.
Fred Davis was the principal host for this program, broadcast from Julie’s Restaurant on Jarvis Street in Toronto, across the street from the CBC.
The idea was to have guests who were raconteurs with amusing true stories to tell, and the show started shooting after each episode’s guests had finished a good dinner with wine, and were getting into the Irish Coffee.
As such, the show featured many familiar faces on CBC, including Paul Soles, Bill Walker, Paul Kligman, David Cobb, Ben Wicks, Peter Worthington and Andrew Allan. But despite being an original idea, the show did not continue due to poor reviews and low ratings. Des Hardman was the creator and producer of the program.
Written by John Corcelli – August, 2005