CBC Television Network

Tuesday Night

Network: CBC Television Network

Broadcast Run: 1970 to 1973

Broadcast Medium: Television

Aired Tuesday nights from September 1970 to May 1973. Repeated Sunday afternoons, as Sunday Best, during the summer of 1971.

This series of one hour documentaries featured CBC productions supplemented by imports, mainly from the UK. The executive producers of the series were William Harcourt and Robert Patchell. The production team was made up of Donald G. Cameron, Gordon Donaldson, Jeannine Locke, Martyn Burke, Jesse Nishihata, William Stevenson, Bob Evans, Don McQueen, John David Hamilton, and Cameron Graham, and directors Murray Hunter, Nick Bakyta and Garth Price.

After one season, the regular prime time slot for hour-long documentaries moved from Thursday night to Tuesday night, and the title changed accordingly.

The series opened with a program about the war in Ireland, and subsequent shows profiled the Toronto Telegram, only a matter of days after the Tely folded; Sir William Stephenson, the British spy called Intrepid; the mystery of Nazi Martin Bormann.Later shows  included Mike Poole’s Wilderness Award winner for 1972, Politics Of Power: The Fraser and The Future. This documentary told the story of the Fraser River in British Columbia.

Written by John Corcelli – September, 2005