One of a Kind (1950s TV series)

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One of a Kind
Genre panel game
Created by Bernard Slade
Written by Bernard Slade
Presented by Alex Barris
Starring Rita Greer Allen
Lloyd Bochner
Allan Manings
Kathie McNeil
Country of origin Canada
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
Producer(s) Harvey Hart
Bob Jarvis (1958-1959)
Claude Baikie (1959)
Running time 30 minutes
Original network CBC Television
Original release 6 June 1958 – 24 June 1959

One of a Kind is a Canadian panel game television series which aired on CBC Television from 1958 to 1959.


The series featured a panel (Rita Greer Allen, Lloyd Bochner, Allan Manings and Kathie McNeil) who attempted to identity of an item using guesswork. Once the item was identified or revealed, the panel and moderator (Alex Barris) would discuss the item with an associated guest. The panel game was similar to Front Page Challenge except that this involved objects instead of news stories. Visiting personalities included Xavier Cugat, Celia Franca, Arthur Godfrey, Cedric Hardwicke, Celeste Holm, Mitch Miller, Jan Peerce, Kate Reid and Walter Susskind.[1]


This half-hour series was broadcast Fridays at 8:30 p.m. (Eastern) from 6 June to 12 September 1958, then given a full season on Wednesdays at 8:30 p.m. from 1 October 1958 to 24 June 1959.

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  1. ^ Corcelli, John (February 2006). "One of a Kind". Canadian Communications Foundation. Retrieved 7 May 2010. 

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