Corwin (TV series)

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Created by Sandor Stern
Written by Sandor Stern
Directed by Peter Carter
Daryl Duke
Ronald Weyman
Country of origin Canada
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
Executive producer(s) Ronald Weyman
Running time 60 minutes
Original network CBC Television
Original release 5 October 1969 – 3 January 1971

Corwin was a Canadian drama television series which aired on CBC Television from 1969 to 1971.


Psychiatrist Greg Corwin (John Horton) established a general practice for the inner city. Other regular characters included Corwin's older assistant Doc James (Alan King), Mrs. Mackie or "Mac" (Ruth Springford) and Sergeant Bromley (Robert Warner).[1]

The debut episode, "Does Anybody Here Know Denny?", guest starred Margot Kidder.[2]


Hour-long episodes were broadcast Sundays at 9:00 p.m. (Eastern) from 5 October to 2 November 1969 in the first season, and 22 November 1970 to 3 January 1971 for the second and final season.

The second season's run of Corwin was complicated by its inclusion in the Sunday at Nine timeslot which became a mixture of drama, variety—such as The Hart and Lorne Terrific Hour—and documentaries.[3][4][5]

Although Corwin received a significant budget, the series consistency was hampered by the departures of director René Bonnière and writer Sandor Stern.[1]


  1. ^ a b Miller, Mary Jane (1987). Turn Up the Contrast - CBC Television Drama Since 1952. Vancouver: UBC Press / CBC Enterprises. pp. 160–161. ISBN 0-7748-0278-2. 
  2. ^ Corcelli, John (May 2005). "Corwin". Canadian Communications Foundation. Retrieved 7 May 2010. 
  3. ^ Miller, Mary Jane (1987). Turn Up the Contrast: CBC Television Drama Since 1952. University of British Columbia Press. p. 160. ISBN 0774802782. It was scheduled in the Sunday at Nine (1970–73) slot, where 'single dramas alternate with light entertainment and special documentaries' (CBC Times, 8-14/11/69). 
  4. ^ "Hart & Lorne Terrific Hour, The Series (1970-1971)". Retrieved 2013-05-08. 
  5. ^ Allan, Blaine. "Stage Door to Switzer: Sunday At Nine". CBC Television Series, 1952-1982. Department of Film and Media at Queen's University. Retrieved 2013-05-08. Sunday at Nine was the umbrella title for dramatic and variety productions from the CBC and elsewhere. Throughout the years 1969 to 1973, the time slot included The Wayne And Shuster Hour (q.v.) and The Hart And Lorne Terrific Hour (1970-71), with Hart Pomerantz and Lorne Michaels, as well as the network's prestige drama series, Corwin (1970, q.v.), Quentin Durgens, M.P. (1971, q.v.), and The Manipulators (1971, q.v.). It also included such imports from the BBC as The Six Wives Of Henry VIII and Elizabeth R. 

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