CBC Television Network

Take Time with Noel Harrison

Network: CBC Television Network

Broadcast Run: 1974 to 1976

Broadcast Medium: Television

Aired Saturday nights from October 1974 to September, 1975; aired Thursday nights from September 1975 to January, 1976.

This half hour music program starred Noel Harrison, actor and singer, whose claim to fame included a version of The Windmills of Your Mind by Michel Legrand. That song was used in the motion picture The Thomas Crown Affair, directed by Norman Jewison.

Harrison had recently settled in Nova Scotia and this show, produced in Halifax, offered him a chance to introduce Canadian singer-songwriters in a casual setting made for television.

Guests on Take Time included Brent Titcomb, John Allan Cameron, Dee Higgins, Fraser and DeBolt, Jack Schechtman, Tommy Makem, Beverly Glenn-Copeland, Bob Carpenter, Colleen Peterson, Tom Gallant, Shirley Eikhard, and Bob Bossin’s and Marie-Lynn Hammond’s group Stringband. The show’s musical director, and leader of the six-piece backup band, was John Redmond, and the producers were Cy True and John E. O’Neil.

Written by John Corcelli – September, 2005