CBC Television Network

Skipper & Co.

Network: CBC Television Network

Broadcast Run: 1974 to 1982

Broadcast Medium: Television

Aired Wednesday afternoons, from April to September, 1974. Aired Saturday mornings from April 1979 to March, 1982.
This 30 minute children’s show debuted locally, in Newfoundland. Five years later, the network introduced it into the Saturday morning schedule.
It was the story of a retired sea captain, played by Ray Bellew, and his friends. They included the postman, a magical friend named Vincent Vagabond, the cook, Charlie Lee, and an old friend, Corky. The skipper also gathered other guests, including singers, dancers, musicians, and hobbyists. Guests ranged from a model boat builder to a kung fu instructor to former Newfoundland Premier Joey Smallwood. The series was produced by Jack Kellum [1974] and later by Wayne Guzzwell.

Written by John Corcelli – September, 2005