Access (TV series)

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Genre public access
Country of origin Canada
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 8
Producer(s) Rita Deverell
Rob Parker
Ain Soodor
Myles White
Running time 30 minutes
Original network CBC Television
Original release 30 May 1974 – 16 October 1982

Access (sometimes called Take 30 Access and CBC Access) was a Canadian Community television series which aired on CBC Television from 1974 to 1982, except 1981.


The series offered airtime to Canadian organisations to inform Canadians of their concerns and opinions. Groups applied to the CBC for the opportunity to produce an episode of Access. Successful applicants were given assistance by CBC staff to develop their programme in a four-week production time frame. Contents of the programmes were subject to CBC policies regarding political promotion, fundraising and defamatory content, in addition to CRTC regulations.

Scheduling and production[edit]

Access aired during the middle of each year, prior to the start of the fall programming season.

Year Day of week Dates Air time Producers[1]
1974 Thursday 30 May 29 August 10:00 pm Ain Soodor, Rob Parker
1975 Sunday 13 July 14 September 5:30 pm Ain Soodor, Rob Parker
1976 Sunday 4 July 12 September 2:30 pm Ain Soodor, Rob Parker
1977 Sunday 3 July 18 September 4:00 pm Myles White, Rob Parker
1978 Sunday 9 July 24 September 12:00 pm Myles White, Rita Deverell
1979 Sunday 17 June 19 August 2:00 pm Myles White, Rita Deverell
1980 Monday 28 April 30 June 2:30 pm Myles White, Rita Deverell
1982 Monday 17 May 16 October 3:30 pm Myles White, Rita Deverell


  1. ^ Corcelli, John (August 2005). "Access". Canadian Communications Foundation. Retrieved 7 May 2010. 

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