Seeing Things (TV series)
|Created by||David Barlow|
Louis Del Grande
|Written by||David Barlow|
Louis Del Grande
|Directed by||George McCowan|
|Starring||Louis Del Grande|
|Country of origin||Canada|
|No. of seasons||6|
|No. of episodes||43|
|Executive producer(s)||Robert Allen|
Louis Del Grande
|Running time||1 hour|
|Original network||CBC Television|
|Original release||15 September 1981 –|
15 May 1987
Seeing Things is a Canadian comedy-drama mystery television series which originally aired on CBC Television from 1981 to 1987. It was also seen in Europe, South Africa, Singapore, Spain, Australia and the United States. In all, 43 episodes were produced. With the exception of "Seeing R.E.D." (90 minutes) episodes were one hour long.
The show starred Louis Del Grande as Louis Ciccone, a newspaper journalist who solves murders with the help of postcognitive visions. Louis can only control this ability by investigating clues given in a vision. (In some episodes, such as "Seeing the Country", he is able to stop visions from entering his mind.) Only when he discovers new information will further visions occur, which provide increasingly more detail until they finally reveal the murderer.
Del Grande (formerly an actor, writer and co-producer of the hit sitcom The King of Kensington) was also the show's creator and writer.
The show also starred Del Grande's real-life wife Martha Gibson as Ciccone's ex-wife Marge, who, even though she and Louie were divorced, continued to help him with his cases. Marge even drove Louie around town (Louie, like Del Grande in real life, was too hyper to get a driver's license), though she initially rejected Louie's desire to rekindle their relationship (they finally became a couple again in the show's final season). Del Grande and Gibson were married, then divorced in real life; they had re-wed just before the series started.
Seeing Things was a hit, and guest-starred several celebrities, such as Ronnie Hawkins, Bruno Gerussi, Gordon Pinsent and Karen Kain. Another notable appearance is by Mark McKinney of The Kids in the Hall, who played a character working in a morgue in the episode "Different Point of View". The show won several awards. In 1983, Del Grande won an ACTRA Award for Best Actor in a Television Drama, and Sheldon Chad won an ACTRA award for Best Writer Television Drama for the episode "Seeing Double".
At the time it first aired, it was the "most successful home-grown program in Canada".
- Ep = Episode number within the season
- № = Overall episode number
Season 1 (1981)
|1||1||"I May Be Seeing Things, But I'm Not Crazy"||1981·Sep·15|
|3||3||"A Charming Sight"||1981·Sep·29|
Season 2 (1982)
|1||4||"An Eye for an Eye"||1982·Oct·20|
|4||7||"Through the Looking Glass"||1982·Nov·10|
|5||8||"Eyes Too Big for His Stomach"||1982·Nov·17|
|7||10||"Hear No Evil, See No Evil"||1982·Dec·01|
|8||11||"In the Eyes of the Law"||1982·Dec·08|
Season 3 (1984)
|2||13||"Someone Is Watching"||1984·Jan·22|
|3||14||"I'm Looking Through You"||1984·Jan·29|
|4||15||"Now You See Him, Now You Don't"||1984·Feb·05|
|6||17||"An Eye on the Future"||1984·Feb·19|
Season 4 (1985)
|1||20||"Fortune and Ladies' Eyes"||1985·Feb·03|
|2||21||"Seeing the Country"||1985·Feb·10|
|3||22||"You Can't Believe Your Eyes"||1985·Feb·17|
|5||24||"Eye in the Sky (Part 1)"||1985·Mar·03|
|6||25||"Eye in the Sky (Part 2)"||1985·Mar·10|
|7||26||"I'll Be Seeing You"||1985·Mar·17|
Season 5 (1986)
|1||28||"The Walls Have Eyes"||1986·Jan·26|
|2||29||"The Night Has a Thousand Eyes"||1986·Feb·02|
|3||30||"If Looks Could Kill"||1986·Feb·09|
|4||31||"The Eyes of Ra"||1986·Feb·16|
|5||32||"I'm Dancing with Stars in My Eyes"||1986·Feb·23|
|7||34||"Look at Me, Look at Me"||1986·Mar·09|
|8||35||"That Hang Dog Look"||1986·Mar·16|
Season 6 (1987)
|1||36||"Here's Looking at You"||1987·Feb·24|
|2||37||"Eye of the Beholder"||1987·Mar·03|
|3||38||"Spectacle of India"||1987·Mar·10|
|4||39||"Another Point of View"||1987·Mar·17|
|5||40||"The Naked Eye"||1987·Mar·24|
|8||43||"A Vision in White"||1987·May·15|
- Berger, Nadine (1 February 1985). "Keeping an eye on Seeing Things creator Louis Del Grande" (Interview). CBC. Retrieved 9 September 2018.
- Ruddy, Jon (19 September 1981). "Second-sighted star". TV Guide.
- Miller, Mary Jane (2011). Turn Up the Contrast: CBC Television Drama since 1952. UBC Press. ISBN 9780774843218.