CBC Television Network

Up Canada

Network: CBC Television Network

Broadcast Run: 1969 to 1970

Broadcast Medium: Television

Aired Tuesday nights from October 1973 to April, 1974 and from October 1974 to March, 1975

This half hour program was a mix of satire and irreverent news reporting. It featured an experienced crew of news people, some of whom worked on This Hour Has Seven Days. Larry Zolf was one of them.

This show featured the talents of Rob Parker, Rex Murphy, Patrick MacFadden, Valri Bromfield,and singer John Allan Cameron. The production team featured John Zaritsky, Michael Callaghan, Don Cumming, John Kastner, John Martin, and Doug Collins, under the supervision of executive producer George Robertson.

The show only lasted two seasons, but was certainly a precursor to such later CBC programs as This Hour Has 22 Minutes and Rick Mercer’s Monday Report.

Written by John Corcelli – September, 2005