CBC Television Network

Pieces of Eight

Network: CBC Television Network

Broadcast Run: 1958 to 1959

Broadcast Medium: Television

Aired Thursday afternoons, after school, from October 1958 to January 1959 followed by a short run from April to June 1959.

Produced in Halifax, this 15 minute show for children featured songs and tales of pirates and seafaring. Ranzo the Pirate, from the crew of the Black Avenger, told stories of the high seas, and the Chantymen, a vocal quartet, sang in typical pirate fashion. 
The Chantymen: Eric Stott, Malcolm Mitton, Harold Kempster and Carl Smith
Music by Jimmy Nas; directed by Leonard Mayoh
Production Designer: Jack Brannen
Writer: Shirley Fowke
Producer: Robert Alban

Written by John Corcelli – February, 2005