The Oldtimers

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The Oldtimers
Genre documentary
Country of origin Canada
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 8
Production
Executive producer(s) Donnalu Wigmore
Running time 30 minutes
Broadcast
Original channel CBC Television
Original run 11 November 1974 – 7 January 1975

The Oldtimers was a Canadian documentary television miniseries which aired on CBC Television from 1974 to 1975.

Premise[edit]

This series profiled people who recounted their lives during the late 19th and early 20th century.

Production[edit]

The series was a spin-off of a September 1973 special broadcast, The Time Of My Life. Donnalu Wigmore tasked producers in various Canadian regions to prepare the various episodes.[1]

The people profiled represented pioneers of regions from Newfoundland to British Columbia. One segment featured the experience of two First Nations women, one of whom was recorded on a treaty in 1877. Another broadcast concerned the Northwest Mounted Police while another concerned northern life.

Scheduling[edit]

This half-hour series was broadcast on Mondays at 10:00 p.m. as follows:

  • 11 November 1974 - The North West Mounted Police (debut)
  • 18 November 1974
  • 25 November 1974 - Canadian North[2]
  • 2 December 1974
  • 9 December 1974 - The Women - Manitoba (10:30 p.m. due to earlier drama special)
  • 16 December 1974
  • 23 December 1974 - Oldtimers of Newfoundland[3]
  • 30 December 1974 - Oldtimers of Saskatchewan (finale)[4]

Episodes were rebroadcast on Sundays at 2:00 p.m. from 13 April to 29 June 1975.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Corcelli, John (September 2005). "The Oldtimers". Canadian Communications Foundation. Retrieved 7 May 2010. 
  2. ^ "Monday (night)". Ottawa Journal. 23 November 1974. p. TV Journal 21. 
  3. ^ "TV Times". The Gazette (Montreal). 21 December 1974. p. 13. Retrieved 1 May 2012. 
  4. ^ "TV Times". The Gazette (Montreal). 28 December 1974. p. TV13. Retrieved 1 May 2012. 

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