Global Television Network

Strange but True

Network: Global Television Network

Broadcast Run: 1983 to 1992

Broadcast Medium: Television

A Canadian/British co-production had host Barry Morse sitting in a library, surrounded by old books that he referred to as he introduced a variety of strange but true stories. While some were presented as being of the supernatural kind, many stories were barely strange at all, according to critics. For example, one show was about a man leaving his car with a bank as collateral for a loan, but his motive, later revealed, was to avoid parking charges while vacationing. Another story was about a supposed ghost who haunts his old friends to help him find one of his legs, lost in a train accident that took his life. They eventually find it, on someone’s roof.

Broadcast: 1983-1984, then 1991-1992
Time slot: Sunday 9:30 pm, then Thursdays 7:30 pm, weeknights 7:30 pm
Running time: 30 minutes

Written by Joanne Ingrassia – May, 2002