Seeing Things (TV series)

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Seeing Things
Genre Mystery Comedy-drama
Created by David Barlow
Louis Del Grande
Written by David Barlow
Louis Del Grande
Directed by George McCowan
Starring Louis Del Grande
Janet-Laine Green
Martha Gibson
Composer(s) Philip Schreibman
Country of origin Canada
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 6
No. of episodes 43
Production
Executive producer(s) Robert Allen
Producer(s) David Barlow
Louis Del Grande
Editor(s) Vincent Kent
Location(s) Toronto
Cinematography Nikos Evdemon
Running time 1 hour
Production company(s) CBC
Distributor CBC
Broadcast
Original channel CBC Television
Original run 15 September 1981 (1981-09-15) – 15 May 1987 (1987-05-15)

Seeing Things is a Canadian comedy-drama mystery television series which originally aired on CBC Television from 1981 to 1987. It was also seen in Europe, South Africa, Singapore, Spain, Australia and the United States. In all, 43 episodes were produced. With the exception of "Seeing R.E.D." (90 minutes) episodes were one hour long.

The show starred Louis Del Grande as Louis Ciccone, a newspaper journalist who solves murders with the help of postcognitive visions. Louis can only control this ability by investigating clues given in a vision. In some episodes, such as "Seeing the Country", he is able to stop visions from entering his mind. Only when he discovers new information will further visions occur, which provide increasingly more detail until they finally reveal the murderer.

Del Grande was also the show's creator and writer.

The show also starred Del Grande's real-life wife Martha Gibson as Ciccone's wife Marge, and Janet-Laine Green as crown attorney Heather Redfern. The supporting cast also included Frank Adamson, Lynne Gordon, Ivan Beaulieu, Murray Westgate, Louis Negin and Cec Linder.

At the time, Seeing Things was a hit, and guest-starred several celebrities, such as Ronnie Hawkins, Bruno Gerussi, Gordon Pinsent and Karen Kain. Another notable appearance is by Mark McKinney of The Kids in the Hall, who played a character working in a morgue in the episode "Different Point of View". The show won several awards. In 1983, Del Grande won an ACTRA Award for Best Actor in a Television Drama, and Sheldon Chad won an ACTRA award for Best Writer Television Drama for the episode "Seeing Double."

Episode list[edit]

  • Ep = Episode number within the season
  • = Overall episode number

Season 1 (1981)[edit]

Ep Title Airdate
1 1 "I May Be Seeing Things, But I'm Not Crazy" 1981·Sep·15
2 2 "Sight Unseen" 1981·Sep·22
3 3 "A Charming Sight" 1981·Sep·29

Season 2 (1982)[edit]

Ep Title Airdate
1 4 "An Eye for an Eye" 1982·Oct·20
2 5 "Looking Back" 1982·Oct·27
3 6 "Seeing Double" 1982·Nov·03
4 7 "Through the Looking Glass" 1982·Nov·10
5 8 "Eyes Too Big for His Stomach" 1982·Nov·17
6 9 "Evil Eye" 1982·Nov·24
7 10 "Hear No Evil, See No Evil" 1982·Dec·01
8 11 "In the Eyes of the Law" 1982·Dec·08

Season 3 (1984)[edit]

Ep Title Airdate
1 12 "Seeing R.E.D." 1984·Jan·15
2 13 "Someone Is Watching" 1984·Jan·22
3 14 "I'm Looking Through You" 1984·Jan·29
4 15 "Now You See Him, Now You Don't" 1984·Feb·05
5 16 "Snow Blind" 1984·Feb·12
6 17 "An Eye on the Future" 1984·Feb·19
7 18 "Second Sight" 1984·Feb·26
8 19 "Looking Good" 1984·Mar·04

Season 4 (1985)[edit]

Ep Title Airdate
1 20 "Fortune and Ladies' Eyes" 1985·Feb·03
2 21 "Seeing the Country" 1985·Feb·10
3 22 "You Can't Believe Your Eyes" 1985·Feb·17
4 23 "Defective Vision" 1985·Feb·24
5 24 "Eye in the Sky (Part 1)" 1985·Mar·03
6 25 "Eye in the Sky (Part 2)" 1985·Mar·10
7 26 "I'll Be Seeing You" 1985·Mar·17
8 27 "Blind Alley" 1985·Mar·24

Season 5 (1986)[edit]

Ep Title Airdate
1 28 "The Walls Have Eyes" 1986·Jan·26
2 29 "The Night Has a Thousand Eyes" 1986·Feb·02
3 30 "If Looks Could Kill" 1986·Feb·09
4 31 "The Eyes of Ra" 1986·Feb·16
5 32 "I'm Dancing with Stars in My Eyes" 1986·Feb·23
6 33 "Optical Illusion" 1986·Mar·02
7 34 "Look at Me, Look at Me" 1986·Mar·09
8 35 "That Hang Dog Look" 1986·Mar·16

Season 6 (1987)[edit]

Ep Title Airdate
1 36 "Here's Looking at You" 1987·Feb·24
2 37 "Eye of the Beholder" 1987·Mar·03
3 38 "Spectacle of India" 1987·Mar·10
4 39 "Another Point of View" 1987·Mar·17
5 40 "The Naked Eye" 1987·Mar·24
6 41 "Bull's-Eye" 1987·Mar·31
7 42 "Gifted Pupils" 1987·Apr·07
8 43 "A Vision in White" 1987·May·15

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