CBC Television Network

Wednesday Night Specials

Network: CBC Television Network

Broadcast Run: 1970 to 1972

Broadcast Medium: Television

Aired Wednesday nights from September 1970 to March, 1972.

This one hour time slot was dedicated to various programs from music shows to documentaries; drama to public affairs.

Some of the highlights included Ballet High, featuring the music of Lighthouse, a jazz-rock band; Humperdinck’s opera Hansel and Gretel starring Maureen Forester;  Puccini’s opera La Rondine, produced by Norman Campbell ,and a concert by the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Glenn Gould also performed the music of Beethoven on one episode.

The history series called The Tenth Decade also aired in this time slot for 8 weeks in October of 1971.

Written by John Corcelli – September, 2005