CBC Television Network

It’s The Law

Network: CBC Television Network

Broadcast Run: 1956

Broadcast Medium: Television

Aired Tuesday nights in the spring of 1956

This program was produced in cooperation with the Canadian Bar Association to demonstrate the law to Canadians. Each show consisted of three parts: an introduction to the principle under consideration, a dramatization, and a discussion of the case with a member of the Bar Association. The first four shows were written by Alan King, who later produced his own documentary films.
Host: Frank Peddie. Legal expert: Cecil Wright, Dean of Law at the University of Toronto. Producers: Eric Koch and David Walker. Studio director: Tony Partridge, Actors appearing in the show included William Needles, Ed McNamara, Sandy Webster, and Cec Linder. 
In 1960, the CBC produced A Case For The Court, with a similar format, written by Alan King. A panel show called This Is The Law ran from 1971 to 1976, featuring comedian/lawyer, Hart Pomerantz.

Written by John Corcelli – February, 2005