Network: CBC Television Network
Broadcast Run: 1991 to 2006
Broadcast Medium: Television
Steve Smith plays the part of outdoorsman Red Green in this highly successful comedy show produced in association with CBC. The weekly 30-minute program debuted on CBC in 1997, after starting on CHCH in 1991 and later moving to Global, and offered such ever-popular segments as The Experts, Midlife Musings, The
Possum Lodge Word Game, The Repair Shop, Handyman Corner, Handyman Tips, Winston’s Sewage Sucking Ads, Ranger Gord’s Educational Films and Talking Animals with Ed Frid.
Regular actors included Rick Green as adventurer Bill Smith, Patrick McKenna as Red’s nephew Harold Green, Jerry Schaefer as Ed Frid, Peter Wildman as Bud Sherwood and Peter Keleghan as Ranger Gord. Also ran as The New Red Green Show on Global, and part of the time on CBC. Produced by S & S Productions.
The final original episode played on CBC on April 7th 2006, with repeats continuing for some time, and the series was also seen on PBS in the U.S.
Written by John Corcelli – February, 2004