CBC Television Network

Month of Sundays, A

Network: CBC Television Network

Broadcast Run: 1981

Broadcast Medium: Television

Aired Sunday afternoons from January 25 to February 15, 1981.

This was a series of program of short films, each program being on a particular theme. It was hosted by Harry Brown. Since the show was 3 hours, several movies could be  screened in one sitting. For instance, the first episode had a
selection of four movies about war:  Bravery In The Field, a drama set
in World War I; For King And Country, a documentary about Canada in
World War II from the series The Days Before Yesterday;  The Last
Corvette, about HMCS Sackville, a forty-year-old escort ship; and Six
War Years, based on Barry Broadfoot’s oral history, originally produced
for the CBC series, Performance

The second broadcast concerned women writers in Canada. It included a
documentary drama, Lucy Maud Montgomery: The Road To Green Gables; a
film about the production of the musical, Anne Of Green Gables; and The
Garden And The Cage, a profile of two authors, Gabrielle Roy and
Marie-Claire Blais. The third program featured Flight Of The Snows, about
the migration of the Canadian snow goose; Man Aloft, a history of
aviation, and Whiskey Whiskey Papa, a film about interesting pilots,
all on a theme exploring various aspects of flight. The last program focused on
the country’s relationship with winter, and included live action from
Ottawa’s Winterlude festival and the film The Dawson Patrol, about the
journey of a NWMP patrol from Fort MacPherson to Dawson City in the
winter of 1910.

Written by John Corcelli – November, 2005