On Camera

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On Camera
Genre anthology
Country of origin Canada
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 4
Production
Running time 30 minutes
Release
Original network CBC Television
Original release 16 October 1954 – 22 September 1958

On Camera was a Canadian dramatic anthology television series which aired on CBC Television from 1954 to 1958.

Premise[edit]

Various dramatic and comedic works were featured in On Camera, as written or adapted by Canadian writers.[1]

Scheduling[edit]

This half-hour series was broadcast for four seasons as follows:

Day Time Season run
Saturdays 9:00 p.m. 16 October 1954 to 2 July 1955
Saturdays 9:00 p.m. 1 October 1955 to 23 June 1956
Mondays 8:30 p.m. 29 October 1956 to 22 September 1958

Episodes[edit]

Featured plays and presentations during On Camera's series run included:

  • "Absentee Murder" (Charles Templeton)
  • "The Almighty Voice" (a censored version of George Salverson's radio play Blasphemy)[2]
  • "Blind Date" (Jacqueline Rosenfeld)
  • "Mr. Gidding Attacks" (Henry Feisen)
  • "Gold Mine In The House" (J. N. Harris story; Sidney Furie adaptation)
  • "The Guests" (Jack Benthover)
  • "The Last Long Crusade" (Doris French)
  • "Markheim" (Robert Louis Stevenson story)[3]
  • "The President's Ghost" (Michael Sheldon)
  • "Stagecoach Bride" (Elsie Park Gowan)
  • "Thank You, Edmondo" (Mac Shoub)
  • "Two From King Street" (Jack Kuper)
  • "Waltz" (Stanley Mann)
  • "Who Destroyed The Earth" (Len Peterson)

Hugh Garner and Joseph Schull also wrote for the series. Episode producers included Paul Almond, Arthur Hiller, Charles Jarrott and Ted Kotcheff.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Corcelli, John (February 2005). "On Camera". Canadian Communications Foundation. Retrieved 7 May 2010. 
  2. ^ Rutherford, Paul (1990). When Television Was Young: Primetime Canada 1952-1967. University of Toronto Press. p. 284. ISBN 0-8020-5830-2. 
  3. ^ Rutherford, Paul (1990). When Television Was Young: Primetime Canada 1952-1967. University of Toronto Press. p. 286. ISBN 0-8020-5830-2. 

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