CBC Television Network

Sunshine Sketches

Network: CBC Television Network

Broadcast Run: 1952 to 1953

Broadcast Medium: Television

Aired Tuesday evenings at 7:30 PM, debuting September 9, 1952, and ran during the first year of CBC television.

This 30 minute television drama was Canada’s first because it debuted the same night television was first broadcast in Toronto. The show itself was based on stories from Stephen Leacock’s Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town, full of dry humour and irony. It was shot in Beaverton, Ontario and was later known as Addison Spotlight Theatre, named after the car dealership sponsor.

Featured actors included Timothy Findley, Alex McKee, Peggi Lader, Eric House, Peg Dixon, Barbara Hamilton, William [Bill] Needles, Frank Perry, Paul Kligman and Robert Christie.
Writer: Don Harron

Written by John Corcelli – February, 2005